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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#20 of 295 hotels in San Diego
Travelers' Choice
The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a paradisiacal destinationon the shores of Mission Bay and mere steps from San Diego’s famous Pacific Beach. Featuring lush tropical gardens and a private beach, this Polynesian-themed hotel offers 310 guest rooms, studios or suites, each with a private balcony or patio. On-site amenities include signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, featuring a surf and turf menu and a patio lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables and lush palms, and the Catamaran Spa, the only beachfront spa in San Diego. Additional activities include bicycle and water-sport rentals and the beach towns of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, featuring a beachside boardwalk, Crystal Pier and a variety of cafés and boutiques. The Catamaran is conveniently located within 10 miles of major attractions including SeaWorld,the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego International Airport.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Game room
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jenny C wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
I am here to talk about Oscar and the amazing help he offered for our trip to San Diego. Oscar was knowledgeable and so helpful, even after we couldn't find a room for the time that we wanted. Although the experience could have been disappointing, I could tell that Oscar was doing all he could to help and that was all I could ask for. He was super professional and also compassionate. Thank you for making a stressful situation work out and being patient with my needs.
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Date of stay: May 2021
alexandrapgeller wrote a review Jun 2020
San Diego, California5 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My family came to visit me in San Diego and booked a room at the Catamaran. I was a little skeptical of how the hotel experience might be during this crazy time with the global crisis. To our absolute delight, the Catamaran is operating better than ever, and it’s very apparent how serious they’re taking the Covid-19 protocols. Dave Hopper, the banquet coordinator, took the best care of us and treated my parents like his own. He got us a reservation at the hotel restaurant, made excellent recommendations for fun things to do in town, and assisted my mom who has a hard time walking, in getting an accessible room. We look forward to their next visit and more wonderful interactions with the great staff here.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
7 Helpful votes
Response from Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded Jun 17, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Catamaran during this pandemic. It brings us great joy knowing that our staff including Dave provided excellent service during your stay! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service and we hope this is only the beginning of many more amazing memories to come!
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JB wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
Great customer service experience handled by Renee in the reservations department. Made reservation modifications simple and stress-free. Renee was polite and handled my request promptly. Thanks Renee!
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Date of stay: May 2021
jenyc_w wrote a review May 10
NYC2 contributions
We have not yet stayed on the property - our trip is coming up - but I want to give a huge shout out to the amazing people who helped me book our stay at the resort. Victoria O. & Bertha M. went above and beyond to make sure the booking experience was wonderful. More than just being professional, they are personable and such a pleasure to speak with. They gave me peace of mind that we won't have any surprises when we show up to the resort. And if I have any follow up questions or concerns, I feel comfortable calling them. Given that this is our one big trip, we are so grateful that the planning part has been so pleasant. I'm confident that we will have a beautiful experience at the resort because of how they treat their guests even before we set foot on the property. My ratings for the rooms are based on images alone and what I expect. I had to fill it in to submit a review of the reservation staff.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded yesterday
We are delighted to hear that you received professional and personable service from our valued team members! Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you on your upcoming trip!
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nimmisasimenon wrote a review May 9
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions
The hotel is situated in a beautiful location and has amazing services and dining areas. The property has cool spots for kids and families to hang around and the accessibility to the bay and the ocean is really convenient. However, zero points to the actual room itself. Its outdated and not kept neat at all. There was dust on the carpet, the closet, kitchen appliances,everywhere. The shower drain was clogged and it took a lot of time for the water to drain out. The carpet was stained and had pet and human hair. Even the towels had hair on them! We would have got much better rooms for half the price If you decide to stay outdoors most of the time then this is a goid choice else probably not!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded yesterday
We appreciate you taking the time to share your detailed review. While we are glad you enjoyed the beautiful location and excellent service, we are very sorry that the room fell below expectations. We are dedicated to providing clean and comfortable accommodations and we have shared your comments with our team. Again, we apologize and hope you will consider a future stay with us.
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$170 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Promenade at Pacific Beach (0.2 miles), Cannibal Bar (0.03 miles), and Motu Hawaii (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Playa Taco Shop, Oceana Coastal Kitchen, and Woody's Breakfast and Burgers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (3.4 miles), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.2 miles), and Whaley House Museum (4.3 miles).