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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Green Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great for folks with walking handicap(s). Ads for this hotel kept popping up on my husbands iPhone while we were renting a bungalow in Pacific Beach - so we decided to check out the resort. Before we left the hotel property we had checked in! We've spent lots of time in Hawaii and the 'South Pacific' theme of this property...

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Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We highly recommend the Catamaran!! We have been going for years to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions. It is pure paradise! We park and walk to all the restaurants, beaches and bay. The entire staff is so friendly and accommodating. Plenty to do with rentals, beach volleyball, boat rides, Luaus, movies on the beach at night and a great...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The catamaran is a lovely resort! Beautiful grounds, within easy walking/biking distance of the beach, shops, and restaurants. We were initially greeted by Steven (valet parking) and Kristin (at the front desk) who were warm, welcoming and efficient. We had wonderful interactions with the rest of the staff as well. I'd recommend the Catamaran to anyone - it has a...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the Catamaran. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Providing guest comfort and satisfaction is extremely important to us, so we will be sure to share your positive feedback with our staff. Thank you for taking the time to share...

Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great location and beautiful grounds! The staff was excellent, especially SCOTT!! Walking distance to beaches and restaurants as well as being close to many attractions. The bay side rooms have a nice view of the Sea World fireworks!! Very family friendly.

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1Thank Roxie C
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception here in May of 2016. All I can say is it was better than I could have ever hoped for. We had a toes in the sand ceremony and it was set up beautifully. The staff works tirelessly to make sure everything goes smoothly. The reception was also amazing. Our...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Congratulations on your wedding! Thank you for choosing to host such a wonderful life occasion here with us. We're so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the food and service provided by our staff. Having the chance to help create a special memory like this means a lot to us and we will be sure to let...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a beautiful hotel with excellent service, a truly convivial atmosphere, a great welcome, a fascinating jellyfish tank in the dining-room and a splendid large water feature in the foyer and outside, with beautiful koi carp. There is also a splendid private beach and a range of other amenities.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I was recently a guest at this beautiful resort! What a great time with good food, wonderful friendly staff and banquet people that went "over and above" to accommodate me. I want to give a special shout out to "Joe" who made my evening so much better by foreseeing my slight disability and was able to tend to my needs...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our dining options and friendly staff. We are proud of the service that our staff provides and will be sure to let Joe know of your kind words. Thank you again for your feedback, on behalf of our team,...

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 5 June 2016

From the moment we arrived to the hotel we were in awe! When we went to check in we were upgraded rooms with an ocean and bay view and a kitchen. This made a great start to our girls weekend!. From the room to the hotel there was plenty to do not to mention that the hotel was right across...

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2Thank rlbray02
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Great menu and décor. Our servers (John and Taylor) were very attentive, pleasant, and helpful with the menu selections and wine pairings. Eating options of being inside or outside with a view of the Bay was another welcome surprise.

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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Had a catered business event at the Catamaran Resort's Conference Center yesterday. Outstanding location. Preperation and service by Dave and Mike were outstanding ! 👍👍 We will come back for more events. Wolf

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $261 - $592 (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 Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
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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