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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the resort for 7 days during the first week of March. It was exactly what we were looking for and even exceeded our expectations. We are a family of 3 and about to be 4. Our 3 year daughter had a blast as we spent time at the beach, in the pool, or by...

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Catamaran, and for taking the time to write this review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and all of our hotel activities with your family! We’re very proud of the service and knowledge that our staff brings and will be sure to let Johanna know of your kind review...

Ogden, Utah
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Fabulous resort with lots of activities to choose from. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The location is awesome-right on bay side beach. The reasurants were excellent and offered a nice variety of options. The only complaint I have is that the bed was a little to hard for me.

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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 21 March 2016

For the last few years, we have looked forward to an annual conference held at Catamaran Resort and Spa. Other reviews will tell you about the beautiful grounds with the exotic ducks, koi and parrots, Mission Bay footsteps away and the bustling Pacific Beach Boardwalk just a short walk. I want to talk about the incredible customer service provided by...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this review. We are extremely proud of the service that our staff provides and are so happy to hear that we were able to help you find the perfect room to make your stay more comfortable. We will be sure to let Victoria, Susan and the rest of our...

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is truly the best bar in San Diego. We have been to Morays quite a few times, and we just love how everyone makes us feel so welcome! We love how they remember us when we walk in. It's like coming home. Keep up the good work Denyse, Sean, and Brandon...you guys are the BEST! Try the Mexican sangria,...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your experience at Moray’s! As a family owned business we take great pride in providing a welcoming environment and positive service for all of our guests. We will be sure to let Denyse, Sean and Brandon know about your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Moray’s in the near future!

Cypress, California
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I used the reviews on Trip Advisor to find this property. What we were looking for was a resort with a spa and pool and decent "space" meaning the 3 of us traveling together weren't just stuck in a room when we weren't doing activities. I'll start with what I wished was better so I can end the review with...

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I have travelled the world and now I have kids, so I don't get to travel as much. But being there was seriously heaven. This is the best of all worlds. Surfing on the ocean side, paddle boarding on the bay side, pool, hot tub and free arcade! (I say this, have watched my kids do all of this on...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us! We’re so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed all the activities and room accommodations offered. As a family owned business we aim to provide a truly welcoming experience to our guests and are thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations. We are proud...

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Be sure to seek out Joshua @ concierge desk. He has a wealth of experience to share and knows SoCal extremely well. A man with a great sense of humor and warm smile! The Catamaran provides a friendly atmosphere and lots of happy faces. Whether your stay is in the tower or bayside, the maintenance staff is very congenial and...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us! We’re happy to hear that you had a positive experience at our concierge desk. We’re extremely proud of the service that our staff provides and are thrilled to hear that Joshua was able to exceed your expectations. We will make sure to share your kind feedback with him. Thank you...

Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The front desk set me up in a great room, Seeing the friendly faces at Morays is a real treat especially Kristi, she is amazing. Made me smile and enjoy the offerings. She also gave me some great tips on places to visit while I was there. Thanks for a wonderful time. The staff at Morays is a delight and...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your experience at Moray’s! As a family owned business we take great pride in providing a welcoming environment and positive service for all of our guests. We will be sure to let Kristi know about your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Moray’s!

Reviewed 17 March 2016

I visited the hotel to attend a week-long conference. The facility worked perfectly for our needs. The hotel staff responded quickly and appropriately to our needs. Their catering and audio-visual support made the week a great one.

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Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My fiance took me on a surprise trip to San Diego and we stayed at this resort. We loved the environment of the resort as it had exotic birds, ducks and tropical trees/plants on the property. Our room was located on the ground floor and we had a view of the bay which was great! The rooms are a little...

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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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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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 

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Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $250 - $481 (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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