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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Ranked #16 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Pearland, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
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“GREAT Location!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We (family of 5) stayed at the Catamaran on the recommendation of friends who had stayed there a few years back. We were there 4 nights. The location was absolutely perfect as we went to Seaworld (10 minutes away) . . . USS Midway/Downtown Waterfront (20 minutes away) . . . San Diego Zoo (20 minutes away) . . . Coronado (25 minutes away) . . . La Jolla (5-10 minutes away) . . . Point Loma (15-20 minutes away) so we loved the location. The staff was very friendly and the food at the restaurant was average to above average (we only ate there twice). We had a Bayfront room and loved waking up to the sun coming up over Mission Bay and downtown in the distance. The Catamaran has been around awhile and therefore the negatives were that the room was musty smelling and the furniture dated. Onsite self parking is $17.50 per day (valet is $27.50 per day). Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anybody with kids. Our kids loved playing with all the ducks that walk around the place. They also put out colorful McCaws & Parrots that talk and the kids enjoyed those as well.

Room Tip: Would recommend the Bayfront rooms for sure.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just finished a week at the Catamaran Resort. The staff is outstanding, the amenities are terrific and there is NO resort fee. Excellent beach on Mission Bay with chairs and umbrellas set up each day for use. Location is great, middle of the Pacific Beach area! Restaurants were nice and well priced. The grounds are maintained beautifully with tropical birds brought out each day for viewing. Ducks roam the property all day long and there are multiple koi ponds. Pool area is large and well staffed.

We had a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

I am rating my spa experience. Mariah assisted me in the spa and she was amazing! I highly recommend the catamaran's resort and Spa. The ambiance is tranquil and the customer service is above and beyond!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

The location, service, price, and room was great. I have nothing bad to say about this place! Although I was there for a Board Meeting, I felt as if I was on vacation when I went back to the room. It was awesome.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Simi Valley, California
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We would like to express our gratitude to all the staff especially Amber Kelly, Director of Catering from the first meeting to the evening of the reception did a magnificent job in bringing our Daughter's Wedding Reception to full fruition and making it so memorable for us and all our Guests. All your staff were so helpful and attentive.The Hotel was very inviting and theBay view was absolutely indescribable!! Thank you so very much, Amber for such a magnificent job!! I would certainly recommend choosing the Catamran for a Wedding Reception!!!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the bay are priceless!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I recently spent two nights at the Catamaran and was blown away by the room we stayed in. We could step right out to the beach and bay, relax on our patio and could walk to many close destinations in the area. I loved the Polynesian vibe it had and would definitely stay there again. Big thanks to Charlotte Corvi and Melissa Armstrong who helped accommodate our trip!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed at the Catamaran last weekend for the first time in a few years and had a wonderful time! I use to work in the Sales department and was able to meet with Charlotte Corvi (Director of Sales) & Melissa Armstrong (Sales Manager). They are absolutely fantastic long term employees that truly make staying at the hotel a treat!

The rooms have been renovated since I worked there last and were lovely to stay in. Very comfortable, the beach front rooms have a view that makes waking up not seem like a chore!
The food is always delicious! I would recommend their happy hour on the bay front or their weekend summer Luaus! I lived in the area before I worked for the hotel and would frequent to their Sunday brunches at Atoll as well. The food is always great and the staff is cheerful and fun!

If you are looking to book a group I would definitely be in contact with them as they truly know how to exceed any expectations! Family trips, weekend get away or just looking for a place with a view while you post up with wifi on the beach. This is the place to go!! The location is excellent and I couldn't say enough good things about the Catamaran and everyone working there. I look forward to visiting again in the near future! :)

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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 92109-6959
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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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Family Hotel in San Diego
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#94 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Catamaran San Diego

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