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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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The Catamaran Resort and Spa boasts a tremendous location on Mission Bay as well as across the street from the beach. The grounds are like a well-maintained jungle with pools of koi, gentle waterfalls and unique tree varieties one would expect to see in a tropical locale. The valet service was prompt, easy and extremely friendly. I feel like I...

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alaska
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed here two years ago and said we've got to bring the kids. Finally made the journey south with son and wife, daughter, and three teen granddaughters. Could not have been more perfect and fun. Staff is completely focused on your satisfaction and comfort. Beach and sunsets beautiful. Pool and hot tub perfect. Massage at spa...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the view of Mission Bay! Ocean was only a block away. The room was spacious with the kitchen. We all enjoyed meeting the birds in the courtyard. The only downside was not much dining for families, lots of pubs.

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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I'm writing in the middle of my stay - here for a conference - but loving it enough to write. It's been rainy but the sun came out long enough to see the beautiful promenade, beach and lovely grounds that evoke Hawaii. Dinner last night was outstanding, perfectly done Sea Bass, Farro, Beet Salad and dessert for $30 on the...

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West Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed right before the Thanksgiving holiday. Overall we were pretty pleased. The location is very nice, but like a lot of San Diego, congested. Liked the parking at the facility, although you have to pay for it. Our room had a great view of the bay and the pacific. Really enjoyed it. Rooms were clean and service was good....

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Amy W, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a rating of your stay with us before the Thanksgiving holiday. We're glad you were pleased overall with your stay. Furthermore, it excites us to learn that you enjoyed our wonderful location and well maintained grounds. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Mission Beach/Pacific Beach countless times since we are from Phoenix and all Phoenicians migrate over to San Diego beaches every chance we can get, but have never stayed at Catamaran until this past weekend. What a shame that we haven't done this before! We took a short jaunt over the three day weekend for my Mom's...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lovely (but older) hotel has kept it's charm. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The location couldn't be better. On the bay with beautiful views. Hotel restuarant and bar area is fabulous (and pricey). Some nights they set up a large screen and show a movie that can be watched from your dining table! We booked through Hotwire and...

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Amy W, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share a rating of your stay with us. It excited us to hear that you enjoyed the hotels' charm and spacious rooms. Thank you for your compliments regarding our movie screen, as we love hosting dine in movies occasionally. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was one of the best that I've stayed at. The staff was very friendly and the room was amazing. In particular the front desk receptionist Kristin, Kerry, Kyle, and Lauren. Kristin checked me in and was very informative on where everything was at. Kyle, Lauren, and Kerry were also a great help with informing me about the hotel...

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just shared a room here with my mom and sister and had a great experience! Exceptional staff a the front desk!!! We shared a suite on the eighth floor with a kitchen area -- walked to the nearby Ralph's for breakfast foods, walked to the beach where I had a wonderful walk with my sister, walked along the bay! My...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort itself is in a great location with lovely grounds. The staff took great care to make sure we had what we needed. They were prompt when we needed help with a fixture. Room service was courteous and good food. Concierge helped us and had a convenient and easy to read map for us to use. I also appreciated...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the few resorts on Mission Bay to not charge a resort fee! The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a paradisiacal destination located on the shores of Mission Bay and mere steps from San Diego’s famous Pacific Beach. With features including lush tropical gardens and private beach, this Polynesian-themed hotel offers an ideal blend of fun and tranquility all year-round. Established in 1958, the Catamaran is a paradise featuring more than 1,000 varieties of exotic plants and animals from around the world. Palm trees, bamboo, waterfalls and koi ponds appeal to the senses, while playful parrots delight and intrigue guests. The Catamaran’s architecture, reminiscent of the traditional Colonial Hawaiian style, boasts accents including totem poles handcrafted in Bali, art pieces such as tapa cloth from Vanuatu and a beautiful front desk constructed of Black Koa wood imported directly from Tahiti. At the Catamaran, guests are checked into one of 310 guest rooms, studios or suites, each with a private balcony or patio that opens to stunning views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Beach neighborhood and coastline, or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. All guests are provided a full range of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. On-site dining options include Oceana Coastal Kitchen, rated by Zagat as one of San Diego’s most anticipated restaurants of 2015 and featuring chef-driven surf and turf dishes. Next door to this signature restaurant is Moray’s, where guests can sip on a signature Moray’s Mai Tai, savor a local craft beer and enjoy daily happy hour specials. Both venues feature a blend of indoor and patio spaces, the latter lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables and lush palms. Guests may also choose to grab a bite poolside at the Catamaran’s full bar and grill which serves up barbecue favorites during the spring and summer months. Another standout summer special is the Catamaran’s signature luaus, featuring live performers that guide guests through the cultures of the South Pacific as they enjoy a Hawaiian buffet. Those who prefer to spend their time on the water can opt for a cruise on the Bahia Belle, a replica of an 1860s-era sternwheeler that tours around Mission Bay. Step back in time and enjoy a colorful sunset from the top deck, or kick up your heels as the vessel becomes a vibrant nightlife destination with live entertainment and a full-service bar. The Catamaran Spa—the only beachfront spa in San Diego—offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments including massages, facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy treatments and more—carried out with all-natural marine and botanical elements. Additional wellness amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, beach cabanas, an open air fitness center, seasonal outdoor yoga classes and more. Further vacation activities include rental paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles and Segways. The Catamaran is also located within the beach towns Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, where guests can stroll the boardwalk or the iconic Crystal Pier, play at the beach or experience a variety of cafes and boutiques. The resort is also within 10 miles of major San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Downtown’s Gaslamp District and the San Diego International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $220 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 315
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Also Known As:
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#56 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#95 Business Hotel in San Diego
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