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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Catamaran Resort in November over Thanksgiving for 5 nights. Lauren and all the staff at the front desk were so friendly and accommodating. We were upgraded to room in the tower with a nice view. The restaurant was great and we enjoyed spending time on the outside patio, and walking around the bay was a nice feature,...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed January 8, 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...

Reviewed yesterday NEW

We couldn't have picked a better spot for our wedding. Beautiful garden venue, perfect weather, unbelievably great food, a friendly smile on the face of every single one of the staff. David Hopper, our banquet captain, was excellent, an absolute pro that didn’t let a single detail get by him. Casey was great behind the bar, our guests had him...

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Washington, DC
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The location is everything for this resort! The access to both bay and beach as well as walking distance to numerous restaurants and a grocery store can't be beat! We had a tower room on the 11th floor with an incredible view overlooking the bay. Looking at the locations of the other rooms, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I just came back from my first time in San Diego, California. I stayed at the Catamaran. The girls at the front desk Kerry, Lauren and Kristin were so friendly, helpful and accommodating. And Steven the valet was awesome. Thanks to all of you for making my first trip to California such a wonderful experience. Colleen

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Catamaran is a beautiful, tropical oasis tucked just a couple blocks off Pacific Beach. The grounds are lush and are reminiscent of the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. We were able to get the top floor of the Tower, which offered gerat views across the bay and over to the Pacific ocean. For the price, however, I would...

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a gem. The towers at the Catamaran are the rooms to secure. Centrally located to everything, i highly recommend staying here. The view from the tower rooms both during the day and night is simply amazing.

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San Marcos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I coordinated a wedding last night at the Catamaran. I have worked many wedding at many different venues. Dave Hooper the lead banquet captain is hands down one of the most enjoyable staff members I have had the opportunity to work with. He was extremely accommodating to all the vendors and most importantly .. my bride & groom. Thanks Dave...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married last night on the south sand and it went off like a dream. Incredible pics by @cassiankarin, an awesome coordinator @hannahmags92067, and Dave Hopper was an incredible catering captain.

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a wedding at the resort this evening, and was curiously, carefully, and enthusiastically waited on by the catering captain David Hopper. He cared for his staff and guests a like with a smile, and went above and beyond the call to service for me, as well. The facility was clean and inviting, the staff was friendly and quick,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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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
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $200 - $397 (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 Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#8 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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“Great views from the tower”
 of 5 bubbles thomasaT7261OG, yesterday | Read review
“The Tower has the best views, though even on-ground rooms have patios with views of the lush grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles E5817TLjaym, 2 days ago | Read review
“secure a toom in the bayside tower...view is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles tparrett1, 5 days ago | Read review
“Bayside on the grass are great rooms”
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“Get a room with a balcony...its worth it!”
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