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Los Angeles area
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've stayed here before and really love the location--right on Mission Bay and across the street from Pacific Beach. We rented a regular room before. This time we rented one with a kitchenette. It was in the tower, which was new for us. Great view from the 12th floor of the beach. The rooms there are comfortable enough, but need...

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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. We're glad you came back to the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and enjoyed your room with a kitchenette this time. We appreciate your feedback regarding our appliances and will be sure to pass it along. We hope to welcome you back again for a...

Salt Lake City, Utah
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've stayed here several times before and this last stay was fantastic. We booked a couple of garden rooms and talked another family into meeting us there so all the kids could hang out together. I have to say that everything was perfect and it seems that the management and staff have brought this property back up to prime shape....

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About Hotel's Favourite Review
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We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad to hear your entire family enjoyed themselves so much! It is the perfect location for adults and children alike, as we offer our guests convenient access to both Mission Bay and Beach and plenty of great...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is has an amazing location! Kristen at the front desk was amazing. She took care of us and gave us early check in and room with a nice view of the bay! It as the BEST anniversary EVER! Best spot in San Diego! Close to bars restaurants. She is the best!

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Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad to hear Kristin was so accommodating and took such great care of you during your big celebration! We know she will appreciate your kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a small weekend getaway.Webb chose it because of the great reviews. The place was Beautiful and clean. The staff was very friendly and professional. My wife, kid and I had a great time and I would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa as your weekend getaway destination! This is the perfect location for families as we offer plenty of great amenities in addition to easy access to both Mission Bay and Mission Beach. We are delighted to hear the entire family enjoyed themselves, and we hope you have a chance to visit...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific location, great views. The grounds are gorgeous with access to beachfront at Mission Bay. However the rooms, hallways and elevators are pretty shabby. It really needs a facelift. We arrived during a terrible rain storm. The first room we had in the Tower had patio doors that weren't sealed. Tons of rain coming through the doors and soaked carpet...

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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, Pamela. We're glad you enjoyed the terrific location and great views. We appreciate your feedback regarding our grounds and rain. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back for the five-star experience that you desrve in the future.

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the big wooden carved doors where you enter, the multiple koi ponds all around the property to the macaws, cockatoos and various exotic palms and birds of paradise, you might think you hopped on the wrong plane. We were impressed by the exceptional service (began with Lauren at the front desk) and so enjoyed happy hour specials in Morays,...

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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 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. We're thrilled you enjoyed our lovely birds, exotic palms and birds of paradise located on our grounds. We're glad you experienced excellent service from our team members at the front desk. We would love to welcome you back...

Topeka, Kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our trip to the Catamaran. Great location and it was perfect for our younger boys. They enjoyed the bay and looking at the ocean. We spent more time playing in the Bay Area. Average hotel but overall for location it made for a good time! Walking distance to multiple restaurants and shopping.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Our prime location in San Diego provides our guests with convenient access to Mission Bay, Mission Beach, and numerous local attractions and eateries. We are glad to hear your family enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have you back again...

Cincinnati
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming place! From the minute we entered the driveway, we felt we were in a tropical resort, complete with well-kept greenery, exotic birds, and lots of fish. Our suite faced the bay, and we could watch the birds as well as people on the walk path that surrounds Mission Bay. The place has a distinctly relaxed vibe. Breakfast...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Our groundskeepers do an exceptional job of maintaining the beautiful garden areas in order to create a tropical, relaxing ambience for our guests. While you may not have had a chance to experience our spa, we are glad you found time during your...

Winnipeg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all my reviews are often long, but honest and well worth the read. So if you dont read any other reviews, read this one and enjoy your stay. My wife and I stayed at the Catamaran from February 4-10. Upon arrival we were welcomed by the friendly front desk staff and we're told that we had been upgraded...

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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 an extremely detailed rating of your recent stay with us, Ryan. Thank you for your compliments regarding our beautiful grounds and wonderful location. We're glad you got to enjoy the wonderful places located nearby and watching the surfers in the morning, it truly is a treat to be located so close to...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel. It was everything that we could have asked for and would recommend staying there. There is something for everybody at the hotel and the surrounding area. Will definitely stay there again.

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Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. With plenty of great amenities on property and access to numerous local attractions, every guest is sure to find something up their alley! We are ecstatic to hear your experience with us was so positive, and we look forward to your return visit!

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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: $274 - $516 (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
#55 Family Hotel in San Diego
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#94 Business Hotel in San Diego
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“Rooms in the Tower facing MIssion Bay on a higher floor gives you the sunrise over the Bay and the Sunset over the Ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Pamela5526, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the bay view. It would be nice to walk out to the beach in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles ZKJL5, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tower with Bay view.”
 of 5 bubbles nanjim2016, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms in the 500s have great bay views”
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“Tower rooms facing the bay with a view of the ocean are awesome.”
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