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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a awesome time at the Tuesday night luau. The show was very entertaining. And the dinner had some tasty eats. You must save room for the Desserts! I died laughing when they took my friend on the stage to dance. I posted some pictures of the show and my friends in Hawaii that I was in the island.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Tuesday Luau compliments from Sylvia one of the catering managers and we had a blast. We got there before 6 pm and got the best seat, of course thanks to Sylvia for the reserved seating. The food was great and the performance was the best. I've been recommending this Luau to my friends, family and my... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Resort for a stay or a walk through. Its on the bay and 1/2 block to the ocean. Great location. You can walk or bike to everything. The Oceana restaurant was remodeled recently & the food is yummy. We had a mai tai & split an entree.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at this resort coming from Cabo st Lucas Mexico. The taxi arrived and the driver helped get our bags and the 3 bell boys stood and watched and just said " lobby in left through the doors ". Not one stepped forward to help with our 3 cases. At reception after lengthy check in the girl said "... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I attended the last Tue Luau, and wanted to stay over. The lady who checked me in (and checked me out) was amazingly nice and attentive. I have never received this level of (great) service at the hotel, and I should have asked her name. My room was located right in front of bay, yes, full bay view, and full... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and i had a wonderful Luau dinner at the resort. Having been to a Luau in Maui and Oahu, this felt just the same. The atmosphere along the Mission Bay, slight breeze, beautiful sunset, and wonderful island music entertainment that was not overpowering. Food was delicious, especially the roasted pig, which I went for seconds. The show afterwards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent an entire day at Catamaran Resort after morning massages. If you book a spa service, you have complimentary access to the resort for the day, including access to its fitness center, pool, and vitamin C-infused showers. (You can also pay a day rate of about $45 for the same amount of access.) The spa service was excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a room with a full kitchen on the top floor. View was gorgeous. Elevators are very slow in the tower, but the room was nice and the balcony a good size. The restaurant and bar are wonderful places to sit and enjoy the beach and Mission Bay. Food was good, reasonably priced and service was great. The hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location is great, always something going on. Our room in the tower was...okay. Nothing fancy, very dated...everything worked good just pretty old feeling. Even though we didn't use any of the rentals, it was neat to have all the amenities on-site. Morays staff of bartenders is amazing! Chez, Camden and Steve are great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in San Diego and have gone to the Catamaran four times in the past two years. We had a mediocre twice. So why do I keep coming back you may ask?. I love the location. Go there in good weather in the spring, summer or fall order a few drinks and one (only one!) appetizer and enjoy the... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $180 - $392 (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 Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#56 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#95 Business Hotel in San Diego
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