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“Great winter getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109   |  
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Ranked #28 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great winter getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I live in San Diego but we were getting our house tented for termites. We booked a room at the Catamaran as a mini vacation getaway. The hotel is in a great location, bayside just across the street from the beach, and has beautiful grounds with ponds filled with birds and ducks. I highly recommend the American Breakfast package. The staff was wonderful and the room had a nice view of the bay. We hope to return again soon!

Room Tip: Some rooms in the tower have a bayside view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

It was a great hotel... a paradise in Mission Bay I was told from BlueVan Shuttle driver.

Service was excellent, the room was awesome. Good TV, good internet connection, so quiet, good contrast leisure vs. conference. It is nice to walk by exotic birds, duck, lake and palm tree's on your way from the room to the conference venue.

The conference venue has an excellent catering and magnificient view from mission bay beach.

I loved it! Stood there for one week. The lobby is a nice place to stay if you have a late-evening flight... no need to waste up time in the airport.

Room Tip: Rooms out of the tower on ground floor and in the garden are the best quality/price option.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ogden, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have a meeting at this hotel every November. It's a great place to have a meeting if you keep from being distracted by the beautiful scenary! The hotel sits on Mission Bay in a quiet secluded setting that is beautifully landscaped. The Pacific Ocean is just across the street. Therre are lots of great resturants within easy walking distance and its a short shuttle ride to the airport. There is a wide variety of room types. All are OK, but some are definately better. The suites on the bay are nicest. The rooms in the tower are like most hotel rooms. The rooms in some of the other buildings are a little more dated. This would be a great get away spot for couples or a family.

Room Tip: The bayside beach suites are nicest! The tower has reliably updated and nice hotel style rooms. Th...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Martinez, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Catamaran resort. I took advantage of the bike rentals and enjoyed the neighborhood and the beach. The dinner at Atoll was wonderful. The staff is attentive and friendly. The bed was uber comfortable. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I stayed at the Catamaran for a conference. I was so pleased with everything from check-in to check-out. Staff was super friendly, the grounds immaculate, and the food tasty. We had a suite and it was clean and had everything that one could need for a great stay. The beach was beautiful and it seemed that they had an activity for everyone, although I did not have time to enjoy it!!
Many great restaurants within walking distance and the views were beautiful. The waterfowl and parrots that reside there are beautiful and very well kept.
The spa was super warm which felt fab after a day of sitting in meetings. Very quiet at night for a restful sleep. Our room was kept super clean by housekeeping and well supplied. Would not hesitate to reccomend this great place to anyone looking to stay in San Diego.

Room Tip: Have no other rooms to compare it to. Ours was great!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We spent a week in San Diego, staying at the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. A short block from the Pacific Ocean. A wonderfully relaxing venue. The spa services are amazing, the Sunday Breakfast Buffet fantastic and the staff, for the most part, excellent. Easy to get to from the airport too!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Catamaran has been around for a long time. The property exudes a tropical feel and is across the street from the beach. There is a tower with a view and 2-story buildings throughout the property. The best place to stay is in the 2-story building facing the bay. We stayed several times on the ground floor with easy access to the boardwalk and the bay.

The resort needs a good makeover as the rooms are old and do not have the most up-to-date amenities.

Nice restaurant and great breakfast. The pool is nice, but not really large.

If you can get a deal during off-season, go ahead and splurge for a nice room.

Being is Pacific Beach, there is a lot to explore up and down the coast too. We always go to the SD Zoo or Sea World.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our HOT Tip: Like the Catamaran Resort on Face Book and save up to 15% off the best available rates. The Catamaran’s 313 rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully appointed with their own balcony or patio. Mission Bay, the world’s largest aquatic park, is at your doorstep and the enticing waves of the Pacific Ocean are just 100 yards away. Enjoy marvelous views of the California coastline or stunning city skyline from every part of our beach resort. In San Diego, activities and local attractions are never far away. Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, historic Old Town, and SeaWorld. Whether staying at the Catamaran Resort for pleasure or business, you’ll experience San Diego, one of Southern California’s most exciting cities, in all its fascinating and colorful detail. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego

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