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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

#29 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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    San Diego, California
    1 review
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    I had a wonderful time at the Luau at the Catamaran! We were warmly greeted and made to feel very welcome. The food was quite good, and the entertainment even better! There is a certain charm to the Catamaran that always makes me feel like I'm vacation, even though I live 5 minutes away. Who doesn't want to have the... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    We traveled from New Hampshire to San Diego in April. We stayed at the Catamaran for two nights, but we were all sad to leave to head to Anaheim and leave this amazing hotel. It wasn't the rooms that made it great. They were absolutely fine, but it was the view from our room, the location in Mission Beach and... More 

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    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    This is a great place to stay when you are in San Diego. We spent part of our 25th wedding anniversary here, They were wonderful to work with and because it was our anniversary there were lots of cute extras provided, The crab bisque is amazing, Will definitely stay here again,

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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    I loved the location of the Catamaran, right on the bay, with a short walk to the ocean, but the hotel is very old and has not been updated in 30 years. It certainly needs so TLC. I stayed in the tower on the 8th floor and at checkout the elevator wasn't working so I had to walk down 8... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    My family enjoyed a wonderful week of swimming, sailing, sunning, and a luau thrown in. This is a great place to vacation for anyone. The staff was very attendant and helpful. The facilities were first rate.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    This is the perfect hotel location and the atmosphere is very tropical; walking to our room felt like we were in the Caribbean. It is right on the bay and the beach there is great - better than the ocean beaches IMO. There were never any beach chairs available but that didn't matter, we threw our towels right on the... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    Yes its a bit dated,low water pressure, sink drips but the staff, the amenities, the view, the pool, the food and the activities make up for all that and more. Just returned after a four night stay . Kids loved it and we felt safe and secure. We paid for the room on the beach and it was amazing. Great... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    Just got back from the Catamaran yesterday and as returning guests we again are excited for next year. Thank you Mr. Star, I appreciate you taking the time to sit and talk with me the other morning and for your quick solution. Steve, Josh, and Brandon at Morrays, we had a great happy hour. Thanks for the beer and menu... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    I never heard of a Luau outside of Hawaii, and this one lived up to the Hawaii feel. There is no better place to hold this than the Catamaran Resort. The food was plentiful and delicious, along with the Polynesian music and dancing, it was all quite magical. Mission Bay was a fabulous back drop to the event and did... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    I recently attended the Summer Luau this past week and absolutely loved it! There was a great variety of food to choose from on the buffet and everything tasted delicious! The welcome Mai Tai was a great added touch to sip on and really make you feel like you are in Hawaii! I met many of the staff, all of... More 

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