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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 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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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...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 4 days 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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Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been enjoying staying at our favorite place for years, maybe 30 years! The staff is always happy and welcoming! Available to assist in helping us with any questions having to do with the resort or what to do or where a fun place to take kids of any age (young or adult)! There's so much to do right at...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have a convention every year at different properties all over the country. The Catamaran toped them all. Our guests raved about the location, accommodations, and especially the service. Although the entire staff was exceptional, I want to specifically thank Desiree Weyls, Victoria Hartwell, Rebecca Baumwirt, and Dave "Hop" Hopper for their professionalism and attention to detail.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thank you to the conference staff (Dayna Farris, Kim Gaines, Kelsey Rodocker, and Hollis Bolar) for providing great and attentive service. They are helpful from the beginning of the planning process till the very last day of our conference.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was there for a conference. It was great to go from our training room and walk out 50'to the sand. Complete change in the mindset. The resort is a beautiful, tropical hideaway and the staff was very attentive. Dave Hopper and Euwebi(?) were always asking if we needed anything or suggesting fun things to do. Thanks for making it...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a room on the beach and it was perfect. The room was huge with a separate living/sleeping area, which was very nice. We also enjoyed the deck. The resort has beautiful gardens, waterfalls and birds. The only drawback to us was that the town was a little "young", we're in our 50's and tried to go into a...

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at the Catamaran. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our property and amenities. We sincerely apologize that you didn’t feel comfortable going into a few local establishments. The neighborhoods of Pacific and Mission Beach offer a variety of restaurants, bars, and lounges that cater to all ages. In the future,...

Norton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the waterfall and koi pond in the lobby, the spotless and beautiful grounds of the hotel, the impeccable food service, to the view from our room, I can easily say that The Catamaran is absolutely my favorite hotel. It's Mission Bay location is just right for the Pacific Ocean and Sail Bays' beaches, and getting into downtown San Diego...

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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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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: RM839 - RM1,877 (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
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 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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“Bay view rooms are spectacular!”
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“The views from the higher floors are stunningly beautiful!”
mmekathy, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Suites have a view of Mission Bay.”
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