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Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a can't miss place to stay. Be sure to get a "BAY VIEW" Room on a higher up floor, over looking Mission Bay, and you can also see the Ocean as well. Beautiful Hotel, beautiful beach, boardwalk, restaurants, bike rentals, this place has it all. Definitely going back many more times.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Josie Nielson was very helpful and accommodating when traveling from the Bahia Bay resort to the Catamaran Resort. The cruise was very delightful and had a great view of a beautiful sunset. I would recommend this cruise for a nice romantic date.

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We are thrilled you were able to enjoy the view of the sunset aboard the Bahia Belle, and we agree, it’s perfect for a romantic date! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and in particular for being so thoughtful in mentioning Josie and how accommodating and helpful she was during your visit.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 September 2015

let me list the pros then cons pros- location to the pacific and mission bay beaches is excellent housekeeping is above average plenty of towels comfortable bed cons-old rooms, carpet, and small bathrooms odor in rooms no refrigerator or microwave bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas the staff is hit or miss spa and gym are below average we...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Nearing the end of a fantastic 14 night stay at this lovely hotel only downside being the small pool and lack of management there.Still trying to work out if its wise to allow pets in the pool area anyway would like to mention that staff in all area`s of operation were friendly knowledgeable and happy special mention to poolside chef...

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us for the entirety of your vacation. We sincerely appreciate all your comments as they will help us improve the services we provide. Our staff is by far our most valuable asset as evidenced by your review and many others that in a very gracious manner...

Paso Robles, CA
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Have stayed at the Catamaran several times, and always have a great time. Hotel is a little bit dated, but it is comfortable and clean. They have recently redone the restaurant too, which is very good I might add. During the summer they have luau's on Friday nights, which are fun. The show is mediocre, but the food is fantastic!...

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Eagle, Idaho
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a great property in wonderful location. Close to all the activities. You can visit the bay on one side and the ocean just a few blocks on the other side. We visited just for the day and Josie N took great care of us. She made sure we took the evening cruise on the Bahia Belle. It was...

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Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Catamaran hotel and spa for three nights. The staff were friendly and knoedgable about the activities to do around the area. The location was close to many things San Diego has to offer. Being a block away from the beach gave us the beach experience we were looking for. Nice and clean. Needs a little update...

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Arlington, Washington
Reviewed 9 September 2015

great location, friendly and courteous staff. The hotel is a little dated but clean and comfortable. On the bay. Just across the street from the ocean and boardwalk. walking distance to shops, banks, dining, and cocktails. would definitely stay again Our waitress Kayla made our dining experience excellent. She was polite and attentive.

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California
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I got married here in June and could not have asked for a more perfect day! I loved working with Sharon. She was great at everything, especially her attention to detail. We chose beach North and on the grass. It was a 6:30 Ceremony with cocktail to follow. We had about 150+ guests and the Aviary Room was awesome. All...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Cons: Room outdated and door broken - fixed it ourselves! Member of staff took over an hour to phone us back about our staff, as they went on their break (said they would phone us back in 10 minutes) No bellboy to help you with your luggage and it's quite a distance from parking to your room (front desk said...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • 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 

Additional Information about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $276 - $554 (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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