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Huntington, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This hotel was quite nice and in a fantastic area of Pacific Beach. In the near back of the hotel is the beautiful Mission Bay, which I hear has a very long pedestrian path (maybe 19 miles in a complete circle). In the front of the hotel, walk maybe 1 block to an incredible ocean beach. A short walk down...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My company occupied 295 out of the 310 rooms for our annual summit. We also occupied the meeting rooms. Kevin Kelly was my initial contact and as a result of his friendliness, follow up and professionalism, my CEO and I were convinced to chose the Catamaran for our event. Once the contract was signed, he put us in the caring...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa to host your company’s annual summit! We’re happy to hear that your conference ran smoothly with the help of Kevin Kelly and Victoria Hartwell. We pride ourselves on the great service that our staff provides and will make sure...

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My boss and I were recently at a yoga conference at the Catamaran Resort. Beyond just the beauty of it, there was one employee, Fernando(banquet)who made our lives so much easier! Fernando, the PLUGGZ team was beyond thankful for your kindness, customer focus and efficiency! Thank you!

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Hello Claire, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for the kind feedback about our resort. We pride ourselves on the great service that our staff provides and are so happy to hear that Fernando was able to help make your stay more enjoyable. Thank you again for your feedback, we will make sure...

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Catamaran Resort and Hotel. It is in a great location and close to good coffee shops and restaurants. I highly recommend Better Buzz Coffee Shop, just down the street. The restaurant was delicious too and the valet are prompt and friendly too! And Steven is HOT ;)

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Montana
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stayed 5 nights in February in a Garden View 2nd (top) floor on a corner and it was very quiet and comfortable! Large room with separate vanity area from bathroom. We rented bicycles at the hotel and had a great afternoon exploring the bay and oceanfront boardwalk. We aslo rented a sit on top tandem kayak for the first...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our waiter, John L., did a great job! He was professional, pleasant and courteous to our needs. He gave us plenty of time to allow our group to reacquaint before perusing the menu. He never interfered with our conversations and pleasantly answered all our questions. He helped make our evening delightful! Thank you, John L.!

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us at Oceana Coastal Kitchen and taking the time to write this review. We’re so happy to hear that our staff member John L. made your evening delightful. We take great pride in our staff and will be sure to let him know about your kind feedback. Thank you again for your review,...

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had over 35 rooms reserved for out of town guests - all the guests gave high praise for the facility and staff. The location is perfect to enjoy the Bay and the Ocean. I would recommend this resort for your next visit.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The staff was very attentive and helpful to a semi-complex type event, enjoyed the rooms and the conference/event area was great/great views of the bay! Parking, the garden area, the walk/run path on the bay were all excellent and well maintained. We will strongly consider using this venue again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing staff was great but Steven our valet was the best as I waited for a friend and it was not busy he picked up the trash in the foyer and kept busy! Yay for going the extra mile! Everyone was so nice and took the time to say hello and we're just amazing we had fun...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write this review. We take great pride in our staff for providing outstanding service and are happy to hear that you recognize Steven for going the extra mile in creating a welcoming environment during your stay. We will be sure to pass along your...

Nova Scotia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I spent 5 days there for a conference recently. Although it is an older hotel the beauty, impeccable service, captivating views and location outshines any outdated physical features. Loved sitting by the outdoor fire pits at night listening to live music, morning breakfasts overlooking the beach and the warmth of all the staff... felt like I was among friends. Loved...

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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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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $260 - $523 (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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