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Menomonie, Wisconsin
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Nice place with lots to offer for everyone, and within walking distance to anything else. Food was good, bar was good, especially bartender "Steve" who reminded me that there are still good fun people in the hospitality field. Only complaint, no easy access coffee for guests.

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Reviewed November 6, 2015

I recommend a visit to catamarans spa. After checking in, John did a great job explaining the spa amenities and there locations. A haircut with Mia was my first stop. She must have a lot of experience because she gave me the best haircut I've had in years and was fun to talk with. Since, I have told my friends...

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Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great location and everything was very nice. Bar staff in Morays was excellent. I was served by Denyse, Sean, and Sam and they were fantastic. They took great care of me and were very friendly. Food was excellent. The pumpkin cheese cake was the best I have ever had!

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San Diego, California
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Catamaran Spa is truly a unique tropical spa experience that is fully deserving of five star rating. The therapist are superb and professional. I received what I thought would be a fairly basic deep tissue message from Christina Murphy, but it relieved pain in my back the very next morning. I highly recommend this service. There is also a great...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed November 4, 2015

The minute you enter this lushly landscaped resort, you are in relaxation mode. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Our room was very nice with a sweeping view of the water and all the bay activities. The spa experience was fantastic. The relaxing patio/ veranda outside of the Oceana restaurant was so enjoyable in the late evening. I had an...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great hotel with an excellent location right at Mission Bay and very close to Pacific Beach. Lots of nearby eateries and nightlife (but no noise at the hotel). The service was great and the staff very helpful and efficient at filling our needs - we asked for a refrigirator which was promptly installed. Parking is pricey at but a must-have...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed November 3, 2015

My family and I stayed at the Catamaran two weeks ago and everyone was so nice and friendly! We were headed out for dinner one night and stopped one of the security guys (Steven) to make sure we were headed in the right direction. Not only did Steven send us in the right direction, he asked if we were here...

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Traveling CA, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you found our staff to be both friendly and helpful, and we are very proud of the fact that most reviews on this site specifically compliment our staff. The atmosphere is a product of our staff’s positive disposition and commitment to our guests’ well-being at all time as exemplified by Steven. We are very...

Napa, California, United States
Reviewed November 3, 2015

This property is excellent and so much fun. Older, but well maintained and age is a part of it's charm. The young lady that checked us in, no name tag, was very helpful and seemed eager to please. That seemed to be the theme throughout the resort everyone was friendly and helpful. We had room 534 which was a ground...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed November 2, 2015

All the staff from every department were responsive to requests. They were one time, did what they said they would do and followed up to make sure we were happy with the results. Our program has a lot of moving parts, the staff did not miss a beat they seamlessly moved furniture, set up out door meeting space, and provided...

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed November 2, 2015

I stayed at the Catamaran Oct 25-27 for a work related function. I was assigned a room in the tower on the 1st floor. The room was likely the most outdated room I have ever stayed in while on business travel. The bathroom was tiny but the kitchen was big. I never used the kitchen except for the refrigerator. I...

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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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast Available
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: $198 - $399 (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”
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“The Tower has the best views, though even on-ground rooms have patios with views of the lush grounds.”
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“secure a toom in the bayside tower...view is amazing”
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“Get a room with a balcony...its worth it!”
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