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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

4.0 of 5 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

I used to be a local of San Diego. This was my first time back in a few years. I frequented the Atoll quite often for their Sunday brunch. I was quite surprised to see a brand new restaurant when I arrived. Hopefully Oceana offers brunch too. That was the best part of the old restaurant. Either way, John's suggestion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall a nice place. The rooms are a bit outdated in decor. The living room chair smelled pee'd on. 2 flat screen TVs but we never turned them on. The beach is nice. The water sports are great right out in front. The staff was very friendly overall. Only one minor run in with a bartender being a jerk but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice hotel in San Diego with great location to the beach and is directly sitting on the bay. Access to lots of water activities as well as a bike/walking path. Although weather was not great- it was nice to enjoy some of the outdoor amenities. Pool was very warm as well as the hot tub. Lots of chairs in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

. Rooms were showing their age but the location made up for this . Beautiful setting on Mission Bay . The staff were well trained were very attentive New restaurant Oceania just opened and our Dinner on the patio was superior . . The waiter Mark went out of his way to provide us with a wonderful dining experience .... More 

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two mom and our teenage daughters spent a wonderful weekend at the Catamaran. Some reviews listed the resort as old so we were slightly worried but it was way better than we expected. The resort offered so much to do -- the pool and hot tub were great. The beach was very nice. They have beach volleyball, lawn chairs, umbrellas... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through a 3rd-party site for a Bayview "studio" - a nice room in the tower, 6th floor. At first, we were a bit puzzled that we had a room with a palm tree growing into our patio, but it turns out it provided some shade and privacy. Didn't mind at all. Room was clean, bed was comfy, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my spouse for week of business meetings. Front desk staff was very, very pleasant and eager to please guests. Our beach front view was awesome, the grounds are like a tropical park and the room spacious. Although, recognizing that it is an older property, we noticed the 'dated' décor - but that did not bother us at all, because... More 

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Springfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were old and dated but lovely view from the balcony to the bay and across the road is the beach. The pool and spa pool were a treat.A great area to explore very laid back and wish we had more time here as we only had one night. They also had lovely exotic birds here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast multiple times at the resort and dinner once, all of which were very pleasant and wonderful. I specifically remember Melita being very pleasant at dinner. Great service and very cheerful. My dad and I would definitely come back to both the Catamaran and the restaurant Oceana.

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Murrieta, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a week very expensive bay front room. Old out dated, very stinky and stingy. Had a tiny refrigerator in a cabinet that was broke. Couch grossed me out had to put a towel down to sit-on-it. Tiny pool with tons of kids. We wrote management a letter of complaint and got no answer. Area old and beat... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We apologize that your stay was not as expected. As a tropical Polynesian styled resort, our rooms that open directly out to the water are styled in a tropical motif and we apologize that this was not your taste. We will double check all our mini-fridges that are in these... More 

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Address: 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Family Hotel in San Diego
#72 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#96 Business Hotel in San Diego

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