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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Ranked #26 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Spent one night at the Catamaran with 4 friends, in town for the Chargers game. We got two rooms overlooking the pool, which was fine as we weren't exactly there for romance. The rooms are average at best. I agree with the other commenters that the rooms could use some upgrades. The grounds around the resort are great, you forget that you are actually in a city (even though the city center is a distance away). The parrots are a nice touch. The beach outside the resort is perfect for relaxing, though we didn't swim in the ocean. the pool and hot tub were nice. Considering the price, which included breakfast when you book through the hotel's website, I would definitely think about staying at the Catamaran again.

Room Tip: There are some rooms that look out over the ocean, but they cost more.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

3 nights spent here at the end of 2 week holiday visiting various parts of california. This was an anti climax at the end of our holiday!
Overall the worst of afew hotels we stayed in, rooms very dated and feel quite drab.. all fixtures and furniture very dated which does not give a luxury feel... bathroom very small and basic, tiny sink area as a kitchen! Patio furniture also rusty.
Room smelt very musty and old on arrival- not great.
Staff friendly and nice room views but needs a major renovation as not up to current standards, sure it was nice in its day but needs money spending on it. Wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a great resort and what a great time was had by all. We attended a wedding and found the staff most welcoming and friendly. A special thank you to Melissa Armstrong for her above and beyond assistance, and she made our stay one we will never forget.

Room Tip: We had a pool view room which served our purpose
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

As a little girl I always imagined I would get married on a beach barefoot in the sand and that dream came true recently for me at the Catamaran. The setting was perfect and we had family fly in from all over the country and even some from Australia. Everyone kept telling me how much fun they were having and what a perfect wedding it was.

The staff at the catamaran were so amazing to work with. Melissa Armstrong was so helpful and really made me feel like a VIP bride. She is amazing and wonderful to work with. Courtney Guillory helped me with all my rooming lists and was amazing at helping with all our change requests. My day of coordinator Taylor Nassar was my life saver. She helped me more than I thought I was going to need it. If you are planning a wedding use Taylor as your coordinator, she is so sweet and made sure everything ran smoothly.

Also wanted to call out to the two bellhops, Alan and Scott, they were so helpful and we had a lot of stuff to move around and they were always right on point ready to help.

Best wedding every and I am so glad we picked the Catamaran. Thanks everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KrissyJean R
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New Castle, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great property..flawless execution and service. thanks to Melissa Armstrong we had five star experience and wonderful memories of Mission Bay and our family reunion. the wedding on the beach was a perfect setting for a casual but spectacular ceremony. Not often you can have the combination of sandy beach and great weather in San Diego for such an event. tom rea

Room Tip: very nice on the bay ground floor
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank thomas r
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Prescott, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This hotel and all the staff were amazing from when I called to check in early till I asked to check out late(it was midweek)!!!!they let me look at different rooms and the upgrade fees are very reasonable. the property is beautiful, every room is special. the birds and fish and the plants on the grounds are like being in a tropical forest. everything you want is in walking distance, the ocean waves 4 minutes away and the bay right out your door. my kids loved this place and so did we...we will be back!

Room Tip: all the rooms are different and all very exceptional
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lissa R
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This resort was top notch. The grounds, room, lobby and all facilities were immaculate, and the staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. I was there for a wedding and worked closely with Melissa Armstrong, who made sure every last detail was taken care of. I would highly recommend staying here!

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Additional Information about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Property: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Address: 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
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:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#7 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#56 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#95 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our HOT Tip: Like the Catamaran Resort on Face Book and save up to 15% off the best available rates. The Catamaran’s 313 rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully appointed with their own balcony or patio. Mission Bay, the world’s largest aquatic park, is at your doorstep and the enticing waves of the Pacific Ocean are just 100 yards away. Enjoy marvelous views of the California coastline or stunning city skyline from every part of our beach resort. In San Diego, activities and local attractions are never far away. Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, historic Old Town, and SeaWorld. Whether staying at the Catamaran Resort for pleasure or business, you’ll experience San Diego, one of Southern California’s most exciting cities, in all its fascinating and colorful detail. ... more   less 
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Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort San Diego
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