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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

12.2 km from San Diego centre
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  • Beachfront
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3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
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Arlington, Washington
Reviewed 9 September 2015

great location, friendly and courteous staff. The hotel is a little dated but clean and comfortable. On the bay. Just across the street from the ocean and boardwalk. walking distance to shops, banks, dining, and cocktails. would definitely stay again Our waitress Kayla made our dining experience excellent. She was polite and attentive.

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California
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I got married here in June and could not have asked for a more perfect day! I loved working with Sharon. She was great at everything, especially her attention to detail. We chose beach North and on the grass. It was a 6:30 Ceremony with cocktail to follow. We had about 150+ guests and the Aviary Room was awesome. All...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Cons: Room outdated and door broken - fixed it ourselves! Member of staff took over an hour to phone us back about our staff, as they went on their break (said they would phone us back in 10 minutes) No bellboy to help you with your luggage and it's quite a distance from parking to your room (front desk said...

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 9 September 2015

From LAUREN at the front desk and JOSHSA the bellman to every single staff member at this fine hotel, we had a wonderful experience for our 20th annual Catamaran Stay with 5 Southern California families! These are high-end 5-star Four Seasons people, but they LOVE "The Cat" and come back every year. The restaurant, Oceana, is fabulous-- just casual enough...

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

Thank you so much for such a complimentary review. We really appreciate you acknowledging Lauren, Joshua, Angie, and the rest of the staff. Their commitment is to you and your family, and it is very rewarding for them to know you had a great time. We will make sure their management team is made aware of your review and they...

Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in a family room in the main block fourth floor in August. 2 x queen size beds, kitchenette and a sofa bed, bedding for sofa bed included. Great view of the bay, although not the beach, ideal location of hotel meant we were 1 min from the bay and only across the road from...

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Belmont, California
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent location for play on the bay and Pacific Beach. Nicely appointed room that was recently refurbished with comfortable bed. Kids enjoyed the luau and easy access to bike rentals. Fireworks from nearby Sea World was an added bonus!

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is an older property with a good reputation. Heavily landscaped with a tropical theme (I think they were going for Hawaii vibe). Located on the bay- pm boat cruise; daytime water sport rentals and bike/pedestrian path. Everything is pleasant. The property feels dated yet impeccably cared for and clean. The concierge was disappointing- asked for a high end Latin/Mexican...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 7 September 2015

When we arrived we were given a 6th floor room with the view blocked by a palm tree, the front desk staff was very accommodating in moving our room to higher floor. The view of the bay and ocean was great and even though a block from the ocean you can still hear the waves. Great restaurant and bar on...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We spent a week in San Diego recently and stayed at the Catamaran. We had a wonderful time! Our room was updated, and had everything we needed. The staff is fantastic. Luz, in housekeeping, made sure we were comfortable on a daily basis. Our favorite meals were at the hotel - both restaurants. The grounds are lovely. I will return...

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

We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful time at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Without our staff, we would not be able to provide the quality service you experienced during your stay. They are the single most important component of our organization, and because of this, we love to read reviews like yours where their efforts...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We booked a last minute trip to San Diego when hurricanes ruined our Hawaii plans. At first I was upset but this hotel actually made me glad we changed our plans! It is amazing! Room was nice with a side view of the ocean off the balcony. The hotel staff was wonderful and helped us with anything we needed. The...

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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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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: $249 - $479 (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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