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3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#18 of 283 hotels in San Diego
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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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
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
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics offsite
Evening entertainment
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Bridget M wrote a review Sep 2022
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We were met by the valet who were pleasant and easy to work with. During check in, I wanted to switch my room to a bay front room. Ryan took time to tell me all my options and we decided on a room on the 2nd floor with an amazing view of the bay. Our room was beautiful and newly refurbished. When we stopped gazing at the bay, we took a walkaround the beautiful lush gardens that made us feel like we were on a wonderful island.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Bridget, it's a pleasure to hear about your recent visit. Our team at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa works hard to make our guests feel at home and well taken care of and we are pleased that was your experience. Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed our newly remodeled room and our beautiful tropical grounds. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Ashtone wrote a review Mar 2022
Phelan, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
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Except for the last two, really hard, years, we have stayed here every year for our family vacation. The hotel is absolutely fantastic, perfectly located , and the customer service is exceptional. One employee in particular, Diante, went above and beyond to ensure our return stay was especially fabulous! He is a joy to talk to, was super informative, and is a tremendous asset to The Catamaran.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Our sincerest thanks go out to you for returning to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that our Reservations representative was helpful in planning your stay. Families will find the Catamaran to be the ideal destination thanks to the abundance of activities and amenities. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Katie H wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel is in a great location, super walkable to the beach and nightlife. It’s under construction but not obnoxious. The parrots on the property are fun! The staff is really friendly, Chuck at the valet was a favorite
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Katie, we're happy to hear you enjoyed our Polynesian-themed resort featuring palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that love chatting with guests. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words about our staff. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa team looks forward to your next visit!
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Suzanne B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Friendly staff. Nice views of the bay and the ocean from the hotel. Easy walk to a lot of good food options. Good bar in the lobby with local beers on tap. Ryan G. was very helpful and friendly. Enjoy your trip!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Suzanne, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for your kind words about our friendly staff, unbeatable Mission Bay location, and beautiful views of the bay. We hope to see you again soon.
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Hayley G wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great vibe - feels like Hawaii. Beautiful views. Chuck at the valet is the best! Would definitely recommend! Good food. Great sushi. Close to lots of restaurants and 3 minute walk to the beach. Great stay!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, your 5 stars speak volumes. Thank you for visiting the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our tropical Polynesian vibe, unbeatable Mission Bay location, delicious cuisine, and outstanding staff service. We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes.
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Madison M wrote a review Sep 2022
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Chuck was wonderful! He was so kind and remembered us. The hotel was great! The grounds were beautiful. And the location was perfect! We loved the sushi and flatbread. Would stay again. 5 stars ! Thanks
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Madison, thank you for your kind words about Chuck; excellence in hospitality is an integral part of our resort's culture and we love it when guests recognize it. Thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and for the 5-star review. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to back to the Catamaran next time your plans bring you to San Diego.
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SKYMAN65 wrote a review Sep 2022
Denver, Colorado34 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff was very warm and inviting. I was greeted upon my arrival by Ryan at the front desk. She made sure everything I needed was taken care of. The beach area was beautiful and relaxing. The restaurant was excellent with a nice selection of appetizers and entrees - and the sushi was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Schuyler, thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and for your kind comments about our staff's exceptional hospitality and service. Our team works hard to make our guests feel at home and well taken care of; knowing that was your experience is very rewarding. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our beach area and the appetizers and entrees at our signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy all of the wonderful amenities and activities we offer. Best wishes from our team at the Catamaran.
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Melissa M wrote a review Sep 2022
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My husband and I stayed here just for a couple of nights before we headed to LA it was so beautiful! I would love to come back sometime! The beach was right there and the pool was so clean! We didn’t have time to explore so we hope to come back next year! Chuck was our Valet and he was the BEST!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Melissa, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. Chuck exemplifies the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa's commitment to excellence in guest service; thank you for recognizing him. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our resort's beautifully landscaped grounds and pristine pool. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you will have more time to enjoy our rich variety of amenities and activities. Thanks for visiting our exotic paradise. We hope to see you soon.
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CRC_10 wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had a wonderful time at the Catamaran Resort. Check in was seamless and Randy was fantastic and super helpful! We stayed in the Garden Tower, two adults, two kids and two dogs, and the room was perfect! Plenty of room for all of us. We are local and this was a staycation, but this will probably be our go to for future staycations.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear guest, thank you for sharing your staycation experience with us. We are grateful for your patronage and are delighted to hear that the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa will be your "go-to" hotel in the future. It's nice to hear that you, your kids, and dogs enjoyed our wonderful amenities, comfortable accommodations, and our helpful staff. We can't wait to welcome you all back!
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Kendra D wrote a review Sep 2022
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Always enjoy the bay and this spot is a great way to do that. Great place to get out and walk. Everyone was great. Thanks to Chuck for the kind service and help on my way out. Will be back again with the family next time.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Dear Kendra, thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa as your staycation destination. It is a pleasure to learn that our staff provided excellent service to make your stay unforgettable. Our team is pleased that you enjoyed our gorgeous grounds, generous amenities, and unbeatable location on Mission Bay, with its picturesque boardwalk. We look forward to seeing you (and your family) next time you need a staycation!
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$281 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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catamaran resort & spa san diego, catamaran hotel mission bay, catamaran resort san diego, catamaran san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
310
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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 Playa Tortuga (0.1 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 Oceana Coastal Kitchen, La Playa Taco Shop, 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).