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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

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We recommend the Catamaran Resort & Hotel for your San Diego vacation accommodation: -- we spent three nights. -- we stayed in the tower room. Wonderful suite with really beautiful views of Mission Bay and the Ocean. -- they have a a great location with easy walking access to the beach the bay, groceries stores, shopping and restaurants. -- we...

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great location on the beach easy to get into San Diego room was a little tired but fantastic view overlooking the Beach.Hotel staff all very friendly .Would recommend .there is also a trolley bus to get you into town from the hotel lobby

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We stayed here for a couple of days in a bay front room. It has eye catching ambience. Rooms were clean and neat. The only inconvenience we faced is with the luggage porting. We stayed in a room far away from the reception lobby. We struggled to move luggage ourselves since the front desk didn't offer any luggage moving service....

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San Diego, California
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I don't usually write reviews, but the level of effort and attention to detail that Joshua from reservations provided me with on the morning of 12/5/16 was exceptional. His manner was both courteous and professional in handling my requests. I'd like to send a sincere thank you to both he and his superiors at reservations, as well as the spa,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have had our company holiday party here the last two years and they do not disappoint. The service level is top notch and I know everyone in our company really enjoys ourselves. They are very accommodating and will work with all size parties, Amber the Director of Catering is such a pleasure to work with she makes it so...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested in some real pampering check out the Catamaran Spa on Sail Bay. Absolutely first rate facility. Looks like it was built or beautifully remodeled just yesterday. Very friendly and personable staff. Christina Murphy was my masseuse and gave a marvelous massage. I enjoyed the hot tub with the view to the bay and I believe they...

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Ione, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 4 night stay @ this hotel. We have stayed here often and have never been disappointed. Located close to the Ocean and adjacent to Sail Bay the views are awesome. If you visit, spend some time talking with the reception desk staff they are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally helpful. Kristin, Lauren, Kerry, Susan, Rachel and...

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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, We're glad you enjoyed a wonderful 4 night stay with us! We appreciate your compliments regarding our reception desk and excellent service. We'd love to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I worked with Sara Bacon to coordinate my company's annual holiday party. This was our first time working with the Catamaran, and we were extremely satisfied with everything. Sara made the entire planning process a breeze and was happy to accommodate a few of our last minute requests with no hesitation. Dave Hopper, our Banquet Captain, was also a pleasure...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Catamaran is beautiful and has a great location! I received an amazing massage from Christina M. Very sweet and welcoming. She's also very intuitive and knowledgeable, she helped relieve the muscle tension in my neck and shoulders. I highly recommend her! Make sure to see her, highlight of my visit!!

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Thank you for reviewing your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad you were in such great hands with Christina, and that she helped you leave your tension here before you left! We look forward to your next visit back!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very successful two day meeting at the Catamaran. All of our meeting attendees stayed the night and enjoyed their stay. The hotel is lovely. The banquet staff is topnotch! I would like to give a special thanks to the following persons for making our stay and meeting very enjoyable: Victoria Hartwell Rachel, Front Desk Agent Yewbie, Banquet...

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Thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa as your choice venue for your two day meeting. Our resort is the perfect location for business meetings as we offer spacious meeting rooms and a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy during their leisure time. We are delighted to hear your meetings ran so smoothly, and that our...

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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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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 

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Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $198 - $453 (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 Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 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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