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Erika V
Henderson, Nevada

Wedding Venue

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Sep 12, 2019via mobile
My now-husband and I got married at the Catamaran Resort almost now a week ago 9/6/2019. We couldn’t be more happier with how everything turned out! We are from Las Vegas and didn’t want to have a traditional “Vegas Wedding” so we decided to go to our favorite city (San Diego). With only 7 months to plan a wedding, everyone thought things were hectic but it really wasn’t of the staff at the Catamaran. On the day of the wedding, Sylvia, the catering sales manager, banquet captain, Ywebi and all of Catamaran staff made sure my husband and I were taken care of from start to finish. During the planning process, Sylvia and I communicated constantly by phone and email.

We only visited the resort twice —-when we checked out the property and during the wedding. The customer service is outstanding.The property is beautiful having that tropical feel to it. The rooms are slightly outdated but still super clean. Both times we stayed at the resort we stayed in their suites which are located in the tower building. The view of the bay is beautiful to wake up too in the morning.The food served at the wedding was absolutely delicious. I was told by many guests that they enjoyed the food especially the strip steak and tomato bisque soup.

I had a very intimate size wedding (approx 50 guests) and the south lawn was the perfect area for a semi-beach ceremony (See photo). Also, having the ceremony at the south lawn gives opportunity to walk a flight of stairs that isn’t bad at all!! I was able to do it in 3-4 inch heels. It gives a nice wedding entrance. the board room for the reception was perfect for my size wedding. The view from the boardroom is amazing especially at sunset. From the food to service received, everyone was very impressed with how everything turned out! We had such a great experience at the Catamaran that my husband and I plan to make it a tradition to spend our wedding anniversaries at the resort because of how convenient it is to the bay/beach and the excellent service we received.
Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review
Responded Sep 13, 2019
First of all, Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs! Thank you for allowing us to partake in this incredibly special occasion! It brings us great joy to hear that our staff made such an exemplary effort to ensure your big day was not hectic! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service and we are thrilled that this is only the beginning of many more amazing memories to come!
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

My cousin is staying at the Catamaran so I joined her for their awesome brunch!
Everyone there is so accommodating!
I mentioned to Blanca the hostess that I have fish & shellfish allergies & she followed through by informing the manager Robert & our server Venus. When we went up to the Cold station Marcus Charl & Lupe also knew my Allergy & made me a special roll!
There were plenty of other choices on the buffet & also enjoyed chilaquiles as my meal that comes with the brunch. Make sure to save room for their amazing dessert choices !! Venus was so sweet & kept our mimosas flowing all day!
Definitely worth the price even without seafood! The view just puts it over the top!

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review of your experience at the Catamaran's signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Tasha! We are thrilled to hear that our staff made such an exemplary effort to ensure you left with positive memories! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service, and we hope you have the opportunity to join us again soon!

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Reviewed September 9, 2019

This hotel is awesome. We had a blast staying there. It is located in a key spot to enjoy everything around Pacific beach and Mission Bay. the room itself could use some updating but was comfortable. the grounds are beautiful. The chairs on the beach was a plus. Friendly people very nice staff.

Date of stay: June 2019
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review, Doris! You are right, with Mission Bay as our backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, there's no better choice among Pacific Beach San Diego hotels! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Our room was on the 7th floor of the tower with an outstanding Mission Bay View.
The room had plenty of room clean and comfortable with king sized bed and nice roomy balcony. As we entered our room our family sent gifts and the staff had set it up perfect as requested. We enjoyed the luau that evening and when we returned to our room the Front desk had placed a chilled bottle of champagne with chocolate covered strawberries on a chocolate palm leaf. Certainly over the top, The staff was very friendly and was always making sure if everything was satisfactory and if we needed anything else. Job well done! They made our anniversary very special.....

Room tip: Recommend the Tower Building for the view of Mission Bay and San Diego skyline
Date of stay: August 2019
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to help celebrate your 60th wedding anniversary here at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are delighted to hear that the staff provided such excellent service to ensure your time with us was special and properly celebrated. We hope to welcome you back again for future celebrations to come!

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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

You are paying for location at this resort.

The price of the room does not match the quality. There was mold on the wall and the decor is out dated.

The staff was friendly and helpful so I would maybe eat at one of the restaurants again, otherwise I would not go back. Not worth the price

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay, Karen! While we are pleased to hear that the staff provided excellent service, we are truly sorry that your guestroom did not meet your expectations. We have shared your feedback with our team in our efforts to always provide our guests with products and services which meet and exceed their expectations. Thank you again, and we sincerely hope to welcome you back for a much-improved stay.

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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

At the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, the fun is endless. My family and I enjoyed the rushing waterfall with coy pond and parrots in lobby and looked forward to visiting the assortment of exotic interactive birds at the bird show and ducks with their ducklings roaming around the grounds. The live entertainment with grill and bar at the stellar pool was so fun! Award winning restaurant was fabulous as the luau held on beach. We definitely are looking forward to staying again soon!

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mr-Ryan-Wilson, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything the Catamaran has to offer. From the exotic birds to the summer sunset luaus, it is truly a tropical hideaway. We are looking forward to your next stay too!

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