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Irvine, California
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Boardroom was the perfect venue for our team luncheon! Tiffani Johnston, Sales Mgr. was incredibly helpful, attentive and professional. Dave Hopper and his banquet team did a great job as well! We'll definitely be back!

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I am writing this in part for my 87-year-old father, who lives in San Diego. I live in New York, and visited for Thanksgiving this year, and we had lunch together on Monday afternoon at the Catamaran's restaurant, which overlooks the beach and Mission Bay. My father ordered a pepperoni pizza and couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was...

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We spent 6 nights at the Catamaran and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is in a great location on Mission Bay and just across the street and a very short walk to the Pacific Ocean. The grounds from the gardens in the interior courtyards to the beach are beautiful and very well maintained. It is nice having the beautiful ducks...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We are san diego residents and after a sunday walk in la jolla we thought we would have brunch,lunch somewhere with ambieance.So picked "Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach,on mission bay. Appitizer was a greasy cristinow with three awful spreads, then a tuna roll that was luke warm and smelt fishy,finished of with greasy flat bread pepperoni. Had a taste in...

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Stockton, California
Reviewed 28 November 2015

My Husband and I went on vacation visit Family and Friends... our stay at the Catamaran mid november was wonderful!! The Bay front view was Beautiful... Mic the bell hop & Steven from Valet gave great service and very pleasant. Aarika the Lounge waitress was very friendly with Amazing service and a lovely smile on her face. Aarika also recommened...

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your review and for taking the time to mention staff members who provided you with the quality service you deserve. For us, it is very encouraging to read reviews like yours because they confirm what we already know, our staff is committed to the needs of our guests and are responsible for the...

Reviewed 27 November 2015

Just come home from a recent business trip that I'd organised for work, where 40 colleagues worked and stayed for 3 days in early November. What a wonderful service provided by the Staff at the Catamaran Resort. Special thanks to Victoria, meeting services, and to Yewubi, from catering services. I can't speak highly enough of the staff here. Extremely attentive...

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Catamaran right after a stay at a 5 star resort, our meals at the Oceana restaurant were just as good if not better than the 5 star! The service Gayle M provided was outstanding. Will recommend to friends. Had a bay front view, a must, only a couple of blocks from the Pacific Ocean, great location.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I came here for a business trip a few months ago, and was blown away by how this resort’s service. I was so "wow'd" by the place, because of the exceptional service I received from a waitress while dining in the hotel's restaurant. Jamie G. might be the most positive and kind-hearted person I have ever met. I was eating...

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We are very proud to employ individuals like Jamie because she really understands the true meaning of hospitality. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to pen this review because it gives us the opportunity to recognize Jamie and reward her for her attentiveness. During your visit, you were our guest and our job was to make you feel at...

Thousand Oaks
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We just went to restaurant at the Catamaran Resort and my server was Amanda. She is amazing, she actually cared about us as if we were her family. She recommended different items for us and the food was delicious. We will come back and we want her again.

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Our goal is to make our guests feel welcomed and at home. Amanda went one step further and made you part of the Oceana family. We look forward to your next visit and please ask for Amanda; she most certainly will be happy to see you and provide the same quality service you experienced during your last visit.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Recently I stayed at the Catamaran and it was everything I expected. It had luscious green gardens with koy ponds and its located in the perfect area. The customer service at this resort is impressive. Steven from valet goes above and beyond to ensure the guests are first. He was very informative and made our stay very comfortable. Scott from...

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We love to read reviews like yours because although they make mention of our lovely location, the focus is on our staff, and we truly believe that without them nothing would be possible. Our management team will make sure to recognize the individuals you mentioned in your review so they can be rewarded for their efforts.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $185 - $423 (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 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 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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