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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We can't thank the staff of the Catamaran enough for helping to turn our Californian dream a reality! Our 10th floor suite afforded us amazing views of both the Ocean and Mission Bay. San Diego is a "MUST" on your bucket list....The Staff at the Catamaran will make sure your holiday is unforgettable

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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...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I feel like I knew what I was getting into by reading other reviews before staying there. However, it did not help with the shock of the outdated rooms. I'm not sure if it was just where we stayed, along weird corridor or the smell of wet carpet and crappy cable (we were there for several days and wanted to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a rating of your stay with us, Liz. We apologize for your experience regarding the carpet and cable issues. We will definitely pass along your feedback to management in order to improve upon. Overall, we're pleased you enjoyed our wonderful location and friendly staff. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my first time to Catamaran Spa for a massage and I was blown away by Christina. She was incredible!!! She released knots in my neck and back that had been there for so long! And she helped me have insight into my own body (different areas that were tight contributing to other areas with pain, etc). I arrived...

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My college girlfriends and I spent the weekend in San Diego and at the Catamarran. I had been here before with my family and children when they were younger, so knew what a great location it was. The check in was easy and great-we arrived a few hours before check-in, but our room was ready. We reserved a studio suite...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a rating of your stay with us. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us again. We're glad you experienced excellent service from our team members and enjoyed great food. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the near future.

Niceville, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here 1/31-2/9/2017 and could not have been more pleased with our overall experience. Our view of Mission Bay was beautiful. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and professional, including the front desk staff, housekeepers, grounds keepers, restaurant staff and wildlife caregivers. The entire hotel staff deserves to be recognized for their efforts in making us feel welcome and...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A tremendous place. Everything is great. Location on Mission Bay is perfect and pristine. Nice, clean, comfortable rooms. Staff is very service oriented and friendly. Rachel, Victoria and Cecily are all-stars. Would go back in a minute.

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Catamaran Feb 2,17-Feb 7,17. It was ideally located for me. Mission Bay and Beach were right there and the Pacific Ocean and beach were across the street. I could easily drive from the hotel to places like Torrey Pines Golf Course north of La Jolla and south to Coronado in less than a 1/2 hour. It...

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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location was excellent! A block from the ocean and on the bay, it was beautiful! The restaurant had an amazing breakfast and the spa was wonderful. The rooms weren't as nice as we were expecting them to be but they were still very clean and comfortable. They staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying here, we will...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay very much. Our motel-style room was adequate (though could benefit from updating), while the location is excellent. The room overlooked the bay, while the ocean is a very short across the street. It is easy walking to the beach town restaurants and shops. The hotel is also situated nicely between San Diego, SeaWorld, and the parks...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
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  • Concierge
  • 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $249 - $486 (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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