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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there the first week in October of 2016. It was my fourth time saying there and I have never been disappointed. The grounds are so well maintained and are like a private park. I asked for a south view tower room because there is not a better view in San Diego. The front desk trio of Kristin, Scott...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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My husband and I stayed here over Martin Luther king weekend. The location is perfect. It's right on mission bay and has a beautiful view. Mission beach is across the street and is full of restaurants and other activities. The catamaran was comfortable, clean, and Peaceful. It feels like you're at a resort in Hawaii because of all the tropical...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was in Mission Beach in August and biked past this beautiful hotel. My friends that live in San Diego told me it is the best place to stay and they love the property and location. I just booked my stay for January 22nd with my kids and am so excited to show them this wonderful hotel.

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We appreciate you taking the time to review your upcoming visit to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad to hear you have decided to stay with us by recommendation of your friends! There will be plenty for you to enjoy from our delicious hotel dining, full service spa, and exercise facility. Additionally, we are in a prime...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to San Diego and we could not have been happier with the Catamaran. The hotel was very nice and in an excellent location. We were able to walk to lots of local restaurants. We were given a free upgrade to a bayview studio which was an excellent surprise! We tried the Sunday champagne brunch at...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad you enjoyed so much of what we have to offer! We are in an excellent location in San Diego that offers easy access to Mission Bay, Mission Bay, and plenty of local attractions and restaurants. We also highly recommend our...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second year we have stayed here over Christmas and new year. We take a room in the tower overlooking the Mission Bay. The views from the 10th floor are spectacular and the balcony is in the sun from sunrise to sunset. The view across the bay has the city skyline in the distance and beyond this are...

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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 detailed rating of your stay with us over Christmas and New Years. Thank you for your compliments regarding our spectacular room views and we're thrilled you enjoyed the surprise welcome. We're concerned about your experience regarding the cleanliness of your room and will definitely pass along your feedback to management so...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ran a conference event at this hotel. The staff were very professional and helpful. They addressed all of our needs and were very attentive to detail. If I had another event in the area I would definitely consider this venue again

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Thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa as your venue for your recent conference. We are delighted to hear our staff was both helpful and attentive in assuring the event ran smoothly! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The location cannot be beat! The bay on one side of the hotel and the ocean just across the street. Lots of great amenities as well. We were able to walk almost everywhere since shopping, dining and the ocean/bay were all right there. The rooms were definitely a bit "tired" compared to the rest of the property and could definitely...

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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, Diane. We're thrilled you enjoyed our location and were able to walk to almost anything. We appreciate your feedback regarding our rooms, and we do appreciate your compliments regarding our friendly staff, as customer service is our number one priority. We're glad you would recommend...

Sharbot Lake, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous stay ate the Catamaran Resort. It has its own private beach on the bay side and cross the street and walk 1 block and you are at Mission Beach on the Ocean. Great Sunsets - Really like El Prez`s rooftop restaurant where we ate watching the sunset over the Pacific. Fairly easy access to highways for...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Our prime location in San Diego provides our guests with easy access to both Mission Bay and Mission Beach, in addition to plenty of great local attractions and restaurants. Our studio rooms with full kitchenettes are also a convenient touch for guests who...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend planned a New Year's vacation for us to get away from the harsh winter weather we get in Washington state. My first trip to San Diego and The Catamaran went beyond any expectations!! The staff/valet service are extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive. The location is also another reason it stands out! You are within walking distance to any...

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Thank you for choosing to spend the beginning of this new year with us here at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa! We are delighted to hear that your stay was so amazing, and that our staff provided an equally exceptional experience for the both of you! With hotel dining, a heated pool and hot tub, full service spa, and...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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...

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Highlights
  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $198 - $444 (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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“South view tower”
 of 5 bubbles bhpomeroy, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The tower rooms have a wonderful view of the bay but the garden rooms also look nice for street level access.”
 of 5 bubbles Mkdoyle, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Asked for room with a view, our 8 year old son in tow - got 9th floor looking south with great views of the bay, the Pacific, and downtown”
  • San Diego Bay left, Pacific right side
 of 5 bubbles chrismK723PF, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“location, and privacy is tops! You can access restaurants, and the nightlife at will. You can travel up the coast to seek out other beaches”
 of 5 bubbles WkndTraveler12, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Views over the water are great”
 of 5 bubbles RichyB1964, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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