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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Even before I checked in I placed calls to the hotel to obtain further information and extra pillows for our room. Everything was taken care of Josh assisted us with our bags to the room from the car...Nicole assisted the day before for pillows and was extremely pleasant. Lauren assisted with our checkout...THE ENTIRE STAFF was spot on when it...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Catamaran and for taking the time to write this review! We take pride in providing great guest services and are happy to hear that you had a positive experience with our staff. We will be sure to let Josh, Nicole and Lauren know about your kind feedback. We look forward...

atlanta, ga
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stayed in a bay view room in the tower. The room is so dated! Popcorn ceilings, old furnishings and not great air conditioning. On the plus side, the view was amazing and the room was a good size. The lobby and hallway to our room smelled really bad. Luckily the smell didn't carry into the room. I would not...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful water views from your room in the tower. We apologize that your room experience did not live up to your expectations. We work very hard at maintaining the property and regularly update and renovate buildings, rooms,...

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Just had to write a review about the lunch I had with my girlfriend this weekend. We needed to catch up and thought the perfect background would be at the Catamaran with the bay in the background and all of the people watching. We sat outside on the couches and enjoyed the sunshine. My friend and I were blown away...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at the Catamaran! We’re so happy that we could provide the perfect background for your weekend lunch. We take great pride in our staff and will be sure to let Dustin know about your kind feedback. Thank you for taking the time to write this review of our resort, we...

Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

John & Patrick were absolutely amazing. They were attentive, fun and made us feel like we were the only table they were serving. They really made our night and we enjoyed the experience. Patricks knowledge of wine was incredible and John had a great personality

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

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us at the Catamaran and for taking the time to write this review! We’re extremely proud of the service that our staff offers and will be sure to let John and Patrick know about your kind words. We hope you had a wonderful time dining with us and we look forward...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I was really excited for this visit. I was here for 3 days for a business conference. The location is fabulous! On the bay and 1 block off the ocean, lots of restaurants nearby, etc. There is also a grocery store and a CVS pharmacy less than a 10 minute walk away. Uber fares to Old Town are less than...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Catamaran hotel was amazing! We had such an enjoyable stay. Very nice hotel and accommodated our needs! Steven, with valet, was awesome. He was so friendly and very prompt in getting our car. He was also helpful with our bags and helping us with directions around San Diego! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone...

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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 happy to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your needs to make your stay enjoyable. We take great pride in the service that our staff provides and we will make sure to let Steven know about your kind feedback! We appreciate your positive review and...

Reviewed 9 March 2016

All of the staff at the Catamaran are so attentive and helpful, especially Kim Gaines in event planning and Dave Hopper in banquet services. Any request I had was promptly worked out. Plus the property itself is beautiful!

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

Hello Clark! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for choosing to work with our event planning staff. We’re so happy to hear that Kim and Dave were able to help with your requests. We appreciate your kind words and will be sure to share them with our staff. Thank you again for your...

Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewed 9 March 2016

The Catamaran was perfect for our family vacation. The beach and grounds are beautiful. My 3 year old son had the time of his life searching for shells, checking out the ducks and McCaws and taking in the pool. The restaurants were great for our family too. One is more upscale and one is more casual with outdoor seating primarily...

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Huntington, New York
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This hotel was quite nice and in a fantastic area of Pacific Beach. In the near back of the hotel is the beautiful Mission Bay, which I hear has a very long pedestrian path (maybe 19 miles in a complete circle). In the front of the hotel, walk maybe 1 block to an incredible ocean beach. A short walk down...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My company occupied 295 out of the 310 rooms for our annual summit. We also occupied the meeting rooms. Kevin Kelly was my initial contact and as a result of his friendliness, follow up and professionalism, my CEO and I were convinced to chose the Catamaran for our event. Once the contract was signed, he put us in the caring...

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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 and for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa to host your company’s annual summit! We’re happy to hear that your conference ran smoothly with the help of Kevin Kelly and Victoria Hartwell. We pride ourselves on the great service that our staff provides and will make sure...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: ₹ 13,091 - ₹ 26,051 (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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