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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a lovely stay at the Catamaran! The staff were lovely and made me feel so welcome. The room was exactly what I wanted on a fab location. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and really impressive to a first time visitor. I had a couple of meals at the restaurant which were both lovely. Definitely worth staying here!!

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Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are ecstatic to hear that your first experience with us was such a positive one! Our groundskeepers do an amazing job at maintaining the beautiful gardens throughout the resort, and our restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen serves delicious food made from local ingredients while offering...

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...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made my reservation over the phone yesterday, I had questions, so decided to call the hotel directly. The reservation representative, Jimena was very attentive and knowledgeable about the hotel's rooms and amenities.. I look forward to enjoy a wonderful vacation time in September along with my husband, 8 full days of beach, good food and lots of fun!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our trip was wonderful. The location was excellent and the facilities were great. It was my mom's birthday and Kyle at the front desk coordinated a lovely surprise that was delivered to the room. The staff was excellent, and Kyle went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. Thanks!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an older hotel that has been remodeled and very clean. I liked that there was a separate vanity area from the bathroom. Lots of animals here. Ducks and ducklings as well as exotic birds and koi ponds. They have a bay side beach with lots of activities and large pool. Staff very friendly and helpful. Awesome location! Ocean,...

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Stephanie C, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the exotic wildlife we have on property and the many amenities we offer. Our prime location makes it easy to travel all over San Diego. We hope to welcome you back to the Catamaran in the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the CRH&S for 2 nights for a business trip. The Location is OK, but not really close to top notch restaurants you'd want to dine at, so be prepared for a taxi/Uber trip into town. On the day we arrived the foyer smelt kind of funky and that night there was a huge thunderstorm that contributed to some...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As an event coordinator, having an amazing team of vendors and venue staff makes the day run SO much more smoothly...and The Catamaran offers just that! Sylvia in the Catering Department was amazing with all the preliminary planning leading up to the event, and day-of Hopper and his staff were excellent. They really go above and beyond for their brides...

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so happy your event went smoothly. We appreciate you mentioning the staff who went above and beyond as they make a good event great. Thanks again for choosing us as your venue.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff were friendly. We were their on trip for Anniversary. They upgraded us to a suite with bay view at no extra charge. The air conditioner did not work but wasn't big issue until day before we checked out when weather was warmer. Maintenance showed up right away and wasn't able to fix right then but hotel credited us the...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We apologize regarding the maintenance issue with your air conditioner, but are glad to hear it did not put a hindrance on your experience. We offer incredible views of Mission Bay, our restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen which serves delicious food from local ingredients,...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just had an end of year banquet in the Aviary Ballroom and thanks to Sylvia Ramirez in the Catering Department, Hollis the Banquet Manager and Dave Hopper who was the evening manager, it was amazing! From start to finish it really was a pleasure working with everyone. We had MANY changes right down to changing the dinner service time...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We know the stress in planning events and the last minute changes that are involved in the process, but we are ecstatic to hear that our staff ensured your end of year banquet ran smoothly! We hope everybody enjoyed their time, and look...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Recently I was a vendor at a wedding here. The banquet captain Dave Hopper did an amazing job. He was very attentive to our needs and a super nice guy! I would highly recommend to any future brides and grooms to come and check out the catamaran! It is definitely one of my favorite venues!

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Thank you for reviewing your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are glad to hear Dave Hopper and our entire staff provided such excellent service to the guests and vendors of the wedding. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you again soon!

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Highlights
  • 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 - $582 (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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“Try to get a upper Tower room with a view to the bay - I was on the second floor and pretty much just looked into the resort)”
Sgrayg, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Bay view rooms are spectacular!”
tvbusybee, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Definitely get a room on the beach side, we were in room 513.”
erichelcat, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“The views from the higher floors are stunningly beautiful!”
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“Suites have a view of Mission Bay.”
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