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Temecula, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I am a wedding planner and had my first wedding at this property. Everyone was so very helpful to make the day special for my bride & Groom. A special thank you for all the attention to detail and outstanding service from Dave Hopper, Banquet Captain and Amber Lighty, Director of Catering. You are the best!!!

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience working with our catering team. We will be sure to let them know of your kind words. Looking forward to the opportunity of working together in the future again!

Corrales, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The room was a really good value. The beds were great, the balcony and view were nice, the kitchenette made it homey, the shower was vigorous. The free evening paddle boat ride was a surprising perk. The landscaping was lush and tropical with a surprise around every curve...a parrot area, koi swimming, a waterfall. Tiny baby ducklings swimming in the...

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Springfield, Ohio
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here three years in a row and have loved it each time!!! Staying in the tower gave us a spectacular view of both the bay and the Pacific Ocean!!! The staff is friendly and very helpful and the grounds are gorgeous!!!

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Twin Cities
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We loved this place. It is an older property but they its beautiful. If you love the resort feel and beautiful Hawaiin looking grounds at a reasonable price this is the place. Only a block from the ocean but you can see the ocean from your room if you stay in the towers. Get a higher floor and that cuts...

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

nod different than any other 4 star, you expect friendly staff good service and clean rooms. but to pay an extra $225 a week for a parking space and an extra $350 dollars a week for a resort that you're already paying to stay at brings the value for what you're getting way down. definitely not worth the money

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your room accommodations and the friendly service from our staff. In regards to our pricing details, we do not charge any resort fees because all amenities are included in the price of the room. However we do authorize...

Madison, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Our entire family loved this hotel. Stayed for 3 nights in the main building with amazing view of the bay- room was large enough to be very comfortable for 2 adults and 2 teens (2 queens and a pullout sofa), and furnishings were new and attractive. You can walk to the ocean in less than 5 minutes, but we also...

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

The Catamaran Hotel is a Pacific Beach institution. Growing up in San Diego, I remember visiting for special occasions and visiting with the tropical parrots while marveling at atrium waterfall. I recently had to plan a 165 person company meeting spanning 2.5 days of meetings, meals and activities. This property ended up being the perfect destination! Location! You can't beat...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Let me start by saying that the staff here are amazing, very friendly and helpful! The bar staff was great and the outdoor seating was wonderful. Its in a nice location on the bay and accross the street from the beach. The drinks were great and the view from our room was awesome! I did not eat at the restaurant...

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Julia T, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of our resort and the service from our bar staff. We appreciate your honest feedback and will be sure to keep your suggestions in mind as we continue to improve our hotel and services. We look forward...

Reviewed 12 May 2016

The room is always tidy. The food is delicious. Front desk staff are always friendly, even despite long lines. The gorgeous waterfall and fish pond in the lobby are always a wonderful welcome. The spa is staffed by professional, well-trained staff who take excellent care of you. I really want to mention the relaxation room in the spa. When I...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We went here for our 3rd wedding anniversary. With us came our 18 month old son, and he had the time of his life! The Oceana Coastal Kitchen was the highlight of our trip. We had an amazing outdoor table with a perfect view of the water and fantastic live music in the background. Our waiter, John L., was so...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
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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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 12,540 - ₹ 27,860 (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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“The tower is conveniently located in the middle of the property.”
adriennes280, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we were on the 11th floor and could see the ocean from our room, but our balcony never got sun”
alm751, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great location... its good if you can bear with sub par rooms and service.”
221athena7, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs, facing the water and the luau! :)”
mreyes2017, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You may bring your pet!”
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