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Maui, Hawaii
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I surprised my grandchildren with a stay over Easter weekend. I live in Maui so San Diego was midpoint between their Utah home. I have never spend time in San Diego so i picked the Catamaran based on reviews and we were SO HAPPY! My grandkids kept saying how much it reminded them of Hawaii! The grounds are AMAZING!! The...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've stayed here several times before and this last stay was fantastic. We booked a couple of garden rooms and talked another family into meeting us there so all the kids could hang out together. I have to say that everything was perfect and it seems that the management and staff have brought this property back up to prime shape....

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We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad to hear your entire family enjoyed themselves so much! It is the perfect location for adults and children alike, as we offer our guests convenient access to both Mission Bay and Beach and plenty of great...

Minden, Nevada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is fantastic. We were there for a beach wedding and reception. The crew of the resort were all pleasant and did a great job setting up all the tables for the reception dinner. Dave Hopper was a great help to my wife who was handling the logistics so the bride could enjoy her party. He was prompt with...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Catamaran April 19 - April 22. We arrived early and a room was available for us. The resort is quiet and easy to navigate. A lot of water sports activity available. A free cruise on Fridays and Saturdays is available from the pier.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of working with Dave Hopper, the Banquet Captain for the Catamaran, on a few occasions. He is professional, enthusiastic, and a joy to work with. He is the best at what he does!

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1Thank ebenecke
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a facial done by Brianne during spa week and I was pleasantly surprised by her services. Usually spa week is busy and most times you find that the services is average. Brianne is not, she's great at what she does and she's personable, talking through every step of the process. I dozed off during my procedure which meant...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We didn't stay here but came for dinner. Janelle was our server. She was attentive and did a great job. You could tell she had a lot of tables to see after but a couple of managers helped out the servers when needed which was nice to see. We sat outside under the veranda with fantastic views of the bay....

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1Thank WillyMT
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Dave Hopper was a great host at our company's beach party tonight! He was so attentive and friendly! We had great food including salmon, chicken, rice, fresh fruit, crevice and salads. The atmosphere was just second to none! Being right on the water is so calming and makes you forget all your troubles. Highly recommend!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the Catamaran for 4 nights with my mom earlier this month and we had a wonderful trip. The main purpose of our stay was to visit the spa - which was amazing. I highly recommend getting a scrub by Christine or a facial by Brianne - both are extremely professional spa therapists. They both made sure I...

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Amy W, Guest Relations Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share a rating of your stay with us earlier this month. We're glad you enjoyed our wonderful spa and experienced excellent service. Thank you for your compliments regarding our location. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again in the near future.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for the past ten years and love Easter Sunday Brunch on the grass! Jon was our server, and he really made our day! Dave Hopper was extremely helpful in guiding us in the perfect direction at buffet tablets! Many thanks go to these two employees and staff.

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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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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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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 

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: $257 - $572 (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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“The tower is conveniently located in the middle of the property.”
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“we were on the 11th floor and could see the ocean from our room, but our balcony never got sun”
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“Great location... its good if you can bear with sub par rooms and service.”
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“Upstairs, facing the water and the luau! :)”
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