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3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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#19 of 282 hotels in San Diego
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The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a paradisiacal destinationon the shores of Mission Bay and mere steps from San Diego’s famous Pacific Beach. Featuring lush tropical gardens and a private beach, this Polynesian-themed hotel offers 310 guest rooms, studios or suites, each with a private balcony or patio. On-site amenities include signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, featuring a surf and turf menu and a patio lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables and lush palms, and the Catamaran Spa, the only beachfront spa in San Diego. Additional activities include bicycle and water-sport rentals and the beach towns of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, featuring a beachside boardwalk, Crystal Pier and a variety of cafés and boutiques. The Catamaran is conveniently located within 10 miles of major attractions including SeaWorld,the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego International Airport.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Yuriana u wrote a review Jan. 25
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First time visiting the catamaran! To say the very least, we had a great time. The location is beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, and the food was delicious. Our wonderful server Melissa, who was incredibly attentive to us the entire time and provided some excellent food choices, certainly made this visit extra special. Overall, the the whole experience was great from beginning to end. We will most definitely visit again :))
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, thank you for visiting the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. It's nice to hear your words of praise. We are pleased that you enjoyed our lush tropical grounds, Oceana Coastal Kitchen's tasty cuisine, and our exceptional service. From start to finish, we strive to deliver the best experience to our guests. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Ashtone wrote a review Mar. 2022
Phelan, California2 contributions7 helpful votes
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Except for the last two, really hard, years, we have stayed here every year for our family vacation. The hotel is absolutely fantastic, perfectly located , and the customer service is exceptional. One employee in particular, Diante, went above and beyond to ensure our return stay was especially fabulous! He is a joy to talk to, was super informative, and is a tremendous asset to The Catamaran.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded Mar. 10, 2022
Our sincerest thanks go out to you for returning to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that our Reservations representative was helpful in planning your stay. Families will find the Catamaran to be the ideal destination thanks to the abundance of activities and amenities. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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MalBog14 wrote a review Jan. 23
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I would love to say that Melissa’s service made my trip to California even better. Her customer service was outstanding. She was very attentive and knew the menu front to back. I will be visiting the restaurant again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Melissa will surely appreciate your compliment when she sees this review. Excellence in service is a hallmark standard throughout our resort. We are glad to hear that you experienced it firsthand and look forward to your next visit!
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Courtland K wrote a review Jan. 21
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Freddy loaded all our belongings and rolled them all the way to the 8th floor of the tower. My girlfriend met him at the elevator to tell them she wanted to ask about changing rooms. Freddy took the cart back to the front lobby, waited to change rooms and took the cart to the new room. All with a smile and making my girlfriend laugh. She was so grateful for his kindness! Kudos to Freddy!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear guest, thank you for telling us about Freddy's outstanding service. Hospitality is at the top of our list here at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We're glad you experienced it firsthand. Thank you for recommending our exotic paradise on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay. Our team looks forward to your next visit.
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Victoria V wrote a review Jan. 21
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We checked in thinking we had a bay view, but the reservation was incorrect. When asking the front desk,Hannah was very helpful and kind. We changed to one of the newly renovated rooms. The balcony looks over the pond. The room was really fresh! I appreciate her taking the time. Im very anxious about asking for changes. Hannah was excellent. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Vixica, thank you for your very kind words – we are delighted that you enjoyed the newly renovated room. We try hard to make our guests feel at home and well taken care of. It's very rewarding to hear about your recent experience with Hannah and know we succeeded. We hope to welcome you back soon
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magnoliasarah wrote a review Jan. 19
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Diante was extremely helpful in my reservation planning! Ask for him! He helped me through navigating the process of reserving my room and was extremely thorough and helpful in what I requested. Very helpful!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience with Diante in Reservations. We always appreciate hearing positive comments about our dedicated and helpful staff. We look forward to having you enjoy the many amenities and activities that the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has to offer. Providing an exceptional guest experience is always our goal, and we're glad to say that we've achieved it in your case. Enjoy your stay!
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JohnG36 wrote a review Jan. 18
Nashville, Tennessee295 contributions141 helpful votes
Such a fun and friendly hotel. Can walk directly across the street to Pacific Beach and take advantage of all of the shops and restaurants. Hotel is located directly on Mission Bay where you can go for a great walk or run. Staff is very friendly and the hotel is finishing a renovation of their guest rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John, we are over the moon reading your 5-star review! From our prime location on the shores of Mission Bay to our beach-chic accommodations, it is truly our pleasure to provide you with the best of Southern California living in a wonderful resort setting. Thank you for highlighting our friendly staff and room renovations. We look forward to your next visit.
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Lance O wrote a review Jan. 15
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Had to come in early, had issues with car and family was stressed…. Randy, Ryan, and Jenny saved the day!!! Made room ready early, moved our room, got us poolside and umbrellas. Huge thanks to them. Can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lance, we look forward to you coming back! Thank you for writing this 5-star review. Randy, Ryan and Jenny exemplify the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa's commitment to excellence in guest service and we are delighted they were recognized for their efforts. Thanks for visiting our exotic paradise. Hope to see you again soon.
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Andrew H wrote a review Jan. 14
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I am local in San Diego and whenever I want a "staycation" even for one night I go to Catamaran. It's absolutely beautiful. Ryan was amazing at the front desk. She made it really easy to upgrade the room. She really knows how to take care of guests! We had a problem with the shower and it was fixed immediately. What else can I say. San Diego is the best! Thank you Ryan!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Andrew, thank you for making the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa your staycation destination. It's a pleasure to hear your positive remarks about our beautiful property and amazing staff. We appreciate your loyal patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Zack P wrote a review Jan. 10
Renee helped my reschedule my trip. I need to cancel and book another date. She was wonderful. Very nice and efficient. Thank you! I had really cut it close to the 72 hour cancellation time, but she assured me I was in the time frame and we could cancel and easily rebook for a later date. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Zack, thank you for sharing your experience with Renee in Reservations. We always appreciate hearing positive comments about our helpful staff and we look forward to having you enjoy the many amenities and activities that the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has to offer. Providing an exceptional guest experience is always our goal, and we're glad to say that we've achieved it in your case. We look forward to your upcoming visit. Wishing you all the best!
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PRICE RANGE
US$283 - US$412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
catamaran resort & spa san diego, catamaran hotel mission bay, catamaran resort san diego, catamaran san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
310
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Frequently Asked Questions about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Promenade at Pacific Beach (0.3 km), Cannibal Bar (0.05 km), and Playa Tortuga (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oceana Coastal Kitchen, La Playa Taco Shop, and Woody's Breakfast and Burgers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (5.6 km), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (6.7 km), and Whaley House Museum (6.8 km).