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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Ranked #14 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We LOVE the Catamaran. Great location, dining, views, and an amazing staff. Daria Baxter in sales did a FANTASTIC job helping us plan our weekend, which included the Bahia Bell Boat Cruise. We will definitely be coming back soon for another weekend holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Catamaran Resort is the most beautiful resort in San Diego, a tropical paradise. The whole package of staying there is wonderful, the staff is excellent. Daria B. helped us determine the best activities, room choices, restaurant ideas, local activities to make the experience memorable for our entire family.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The location of this property is incredible. The property is beautiful. The grounds are unique with a jungle atmosphere. The exotic bird room was a nice photo opportunity. We enjoyed breakfast at the Atoll Restaurant. (Not the brunch on Sunday as we could not get reservations). And Moray's bar in the afternoon and evening. There were fire pits to sit around at night that brought a nice ambience to the outdoor bar area. The waitstaff at both locations were friendly.
Our room was in the tower. 2 queen beds that were very comfortable. A small kitchen area and small bathroom. We were able to walk right into our room as it would not lock or dead bolt. A call to the front desk did solve that very quickly. Unfortunately, the sliding door to the closet was off track (unable to use room safe) and the shower curtain was very stained with...not sure what...3 requests were made at the front desk on Friday May 17th. I thought, considering the room charges it was a simple request to change out a disgusting stained shower curtain. But, the curtain stayed for the whole weekend.

We also rode the Sternwheeler. A guest at the hotel gets free tickets. The tickets state dancing, entertainment and beverages. There is mention of family hours. What this actually means is the fun does not start until after 10pm when the boat becomes an over 21 bar. My 12 year old daughter was really looking forward to some dj music and a sprite. Instead she wasn't allowed on the 2nd floor so we drank over-priced drinks on the top deck in silence because the music does not start until 10. It was just a little disappointing.

Pool area is small and frequently without towels. Very overcrowded on Saturday. No chairs available and people were marking with towels but never using.

When I return to San Diego I will check out other hotels first before I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I went into the Catamaran restaurant for lunch one afternoon and was in complete awe at the presentation and time put into our dining experience. My boyfriend and I were just expecting a simple lunch and ended up having the best food we had on our trip to San Diego. It was so good we asked to thank the chef personally. Nathan Pell came out and thanked us for stopping by the Catamaran for lunch. Our stop was one of the highlights of our trip and we will not only be dining in the future but staying with the Catamaran on our next trip to San Diego. Thank you Nathan for a beautiful dining experience in such a beautiful city.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Now this was a huge surprise. The Catamaran Resort Hotel is nestled in an area that has older motel/hotels.
This resort is like staying on a tropical island. The rooms are clean and spacious. Service was tops. Between the bay and the pool, there was so many places to hang out outside of your room.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The location in Pacific Beach is wonderful, views of the ocean & Mission Bay. Lots of places to eat around. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and the residents birds are fun. Nice rooms, could use a bit of updating, but overall very nice. The staff is top notch.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

I've been to the Catamaran luau with friends and family several times. Short of flying to Hawaii, you can't get a more authentic luau experience. It costs half as much as Hawaiian luaus, and many of those don't include beachfront locations. My 3-yr-old son loved it even more than his parents. Melissa Armstrong was an absolutely fantastic host, visiting our table several times during the evening to ensure everyone was having a great time. If you're visiting San Diego or live here, you should give it a try.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank marcobythec
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Additional Information about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#4 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#95 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $133 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort San Diego
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