We (family of 5) stayed at the Catamaran on the recommendation of friends who had stayed there a few years back. We were there 4 nights. The location was absolutely perfect as we went to Seaworld (10 minutes away) . . . USS Midway/Downtown Waterfront (20 minutes away) . . . San Diego Zoo (20 minutes away) . . . Coronado (25 minutes away) . . . La Jolla (5-10 minutes away) . . . Point Loma (15-20 minutes away) so we loved the location. The staff was very friendly and the food at the restaurant was average to above average (we only ate there twice). We had a Bayfront room and loved waking up to the sun coming up over Mission Bay and downtown in the distance. The Catamaran has been around awhile and therefore the negatives were that the room was musty smelling and the furniture dated. Onsite self parking is $17.50 per day (valet is $27.50 per day). Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anybody with kids. Our kids loved playing with all the ducks that walk around the place. They also put out colorful McCaws & Parrots that talk and the kids enjoyed those as well.