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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Trailfinders certainly left the best till last. The hotel is very clean spacious and the grounds well maintained. We were given a ground floor room with patio. The room like all the rooms on this trip was well equipped with the necessary items required. I.E fridge iron and a hairdryer. Just want to say a big thank you to the...

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Dublin, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

This is the second time that we've had a family reunion at the Catamaran hotel. Service is awesome. Especially Kayla, Monique, Dawn and Rebecca took great care of us all week. Perfect location to restaurants, shopping, beach and bay. We will definitely come back!

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1Thank christawittenberg
San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The hotel is awesome! Right on the beach with tons of stuff to do for all ages. The staff are very professional and attentive. They make you feel like you are part of the family. Charlette, Zach and Lindsey took very good care of us. The food is amazing. You will not find a better meal going outside of the...

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2Thank Paul L
San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Catamaran offers a one-of-a-kind experience. It's in a great, central location giving you quick access to everything San Diego has to offer. The property itself is gorgeous- very lush/green and well designed to give a relaxing, private feel. The staff is amazing- very friendly and helpful. Melissa, Lindsay, Josie, Zach and Charlotte all go above and beyond the call...

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1Thank Elsa L
Reviewed 19 August 2015

If you are looking for a Hawaiian Luau on the main land. Check out the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego. Great night, great food and great show. Together with great service from the staff. I recommend this to all to experience a little Aloha in San Diego.

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1Thank James S
California, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2015

If you want a great taste of what a trip to San Diego should be like...Check out the Catamaran! The location is spectacular with tons of San Diego fun close by. Beach, surfing, fishing, bike rentals, bars and great food are all right there! You've got theme parks, ball parks, water parks, golf and all sorts of family fun within...

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1Thank Devon B
Escondido, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had a great time attending the Sunset Luau at the Catamaran. We throughly enjoyed the food and entertainment, and of course our excellent host, Lindsay and Melissa! Thank you for a super fun-family filled night!

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 19 August 2015

My husband and 7-year-old son and I had a wonderful time at the Catamaran's summer luau last night! This is our third time attending, and we'll definitely be back. The food was delicious, even better than in previous years (we loved the chicken, the shrimp salad, and the coconut cake), as were the mai-tais. The dancers were wonderful to watch,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had an awesome time. A must do event in San Diego. Thank you very much, everybody was nice and attentive to our needs. The employees from the Catamaran Rock! The food was good and service was amazing. The show was spectacular. I'm definitely returning to a Luau at the Catamaran!

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Hotel is great, location is excellent, staff is fantastic ..... and the luau is loads of fun. Melissa, Lindsay, and Zach make you feel like you're visiting old friends. Great to have hotel options that feel more like locals than corporate chains.

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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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $255 - $476 (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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