$199 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 26, 2015 Check-out: Mar 27, 2015

Catamaran Resort & Spa

4 stars
View map of 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
461 reviews
Catamaran Resort

After visiting San Diego 5 years in a row and staying at 5 different hotels, we've decided that we... See full review

  • PaulandLisa
  • Oct 9, 2014
Great stay

I had a great time here, I'm definitely going back See full review

  • Just1
  • Oct 8, 2014
Waterfront hotel feature spectacular views and lush garden

There's no shortage of things to keep you busy at the Catamaran Resort & Spa. The property gardens house more than 1,000 plants and dozens of exotic birds. Treatment options abound at the Catamaran Spa. The Atoll, the on-site restaurant, serves seafood and a highly-regarded Sunday brunch. Finally, take an evening cruise on the Bahia Belle, the property's historic Mississippi-style sternwheeler (limited schedule).

Highlights
    • Relax and watch the action on Mission Bay
    • One on-site restaurant
    • Lush garden complete with exotic birds
    • Take an evening cruise on the property's Mississippi-style sternwheeler (limited schedule)
    Rooms

    The Catamaran Resort & Spa offers 313 rooms, including 16 suites, spread over five separate two-story buildings. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, iHome docking station and laptop safe. All rooms also feature balconies or patios with views of Mission Bay and the La Jolla coastline. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access.

    Features

    The Catamaran Resort & Spa is all about the sea. The property boasts a dock and marina and operates a historic, Mississippi-style sternwheeler for seasonal cruises. There's a heated pool in the garden courtyard. Rooms with views of Mission Bay available.

    Guests also find other, more land-oriented diversions onsite. The property boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center with free weights and cardio equipment. What's more, guests have access to an on-site video arcade and lush garden, which comprises more than 1,000 different species of plants. The hotel also offers laundry service (fees apply).

    The Atoll, the on-site restaurant, offers traditional meals in a swank environment. At Moray's Lounge, the atmosphere is more casual with TVs airing sporting events.

    Transportation
      • MTS Bus (1 block)
      • San Diego Trolley (5 mi/8 km)
      • San Diego International Airport (8 mi/13 km)
      Attractions
        • Mission Bay Park (4 blocks)
        • Sea World (1.5 mi/2 km)
        • Old Town (5 mi/8 km)
        • Point Loma (6 mi/10 km)
        • San Diego Zoo (10 mi/17 km)
        • Petco Park (12 mi/20 km)
        Business
        • 20,000 square feet of meeting space
        • Indoor and outdoor meeting space
        • 24-hour business center
        Policies and fees
        • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

        This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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        Catamaran Resort & Spa Rooms

        Studio
        With over 400 square feet of comfortable living space, the studios are furnished with two double beds, breakfast table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove; oven, full size refrigerator, sink and wash area, cooking utensils and place settings for four people. All studios have balconies or patios with lounge chairs and tables. Amenities include bathrobes, irons and ironing board, hair dryer and a coffee maker. All rooms are non-smoking.
        Bayview Room
        Tastefully appointed in a tropical decor with over 400 sq feet and each room opens up to it's own balcony or patio. The Bayview room features one king or two double beds on a "request only basis". All rooms have bathrobes, hair dryer, coffee maker iron and ironing board. We offer room service 24 hours a day. All rooms are non-smoking.
        Deluxe Room - 1 king bed
        Our Deluxe King room is tastefully appointed in a tropical decor with over 400 sq feet and opens up to it's own balcony or patio. The Deluxe King room features one king bed. All rooms have bathrobes, hair dryer, coffee maker iron and ironing board. We offer room service 24 hours a day. All rooms are non-smoking.
        Deluxe Garden Room
        Tastefully appointed in a tropical decor with over 400 sq feet and each opens up to it's own balcony or patio. The Deluxe Garden room features one king or two double beds on a "request only basis". All rooms have bathrobes, refrigerators, hair dryer, coffee maker iron and ironing board. We offer room service 24 hours a day. All rooms are non-smoking.
        Bay View Suite
        Our Bayview King Suites offer king bed in the bedroom and a separate living room with a sleeper sofa as well as a private balcony. Each suite has bathrobes, a ironing board with iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee maker, television, telephone and clock radio. We offer room service 24 hours a day. All rooms are non-smoking.

        Amenities

        • WiFi
        • Outdoor pool
        • No smoking rooms/facilities
        General
        No smoking rooms/facilities
        Concierge
        Elevators
        Activities
        Outdoor pool
        Fitness center or spa
        Fitness Center
        Spa
        Game room
        Dining
        Restaurant
        24 hour room service
        Room service
        Services
        Business center
        Tour desk
        Conference facilities
        Gift shop
        Internet
        WiFi
        Parking
        Parking

        Nearby points of interest

        • Pacific Beach: 0.9 mi
        • Belmont Park: 1.4 mi
        • Mission Bay Park: 2.2 mi
        • Hospitality Point: 2.9 mi
        • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.1 mi
        • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.1 mi
        • Old Town San Diego: 4.1 mi
        • Sunset Cliffs: 4.2 mi
        • Whaley House Museum: 4.3 mi
        • Heritage Park: 4.4 mi
        • Port of San Diego: 5.4 mi
        • Family Fun Center: 5.8 mi
        • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.7 mi
        • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.8 mi
        • Firehouse Museum: 6.9 mi
        • Pacific Beach: 0.9 mi
        • Belmont Park: 1.4 mi
        • Mission Bay Park: 2.2 mi
        • Hospitality Point: 2.9 mi
        • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.1 mi
        • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.1 mi
        • Old Town San Diego: 4.1 mi
        • Sunset Cliffs: 4.2 mi
        • Whaley House Museum: 4.3 mi
        • Heritage Park: 4.4 mi
        • Port of San Diego: 5.4 mi
        • Family Fun Center: 5.8 mi
        • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.7 mi
        • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.8 mi
        • Firehouse Museum: 6.9 mi
        • San Diego Zoo: 7.1 mi
        • San Diego Museum of Man: 7.2 mi
        • San Diego Automotive Museum: 7.2 mi
        • Timken Museum of Art: 7.2 mi
        • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 7.3 mi
        • Botanical Building: 7.3 mi
        • Casa De Balboa: 7.3 mi
        • Spanish Village Art Center: 7.3 mi
        • San Diego Natural History Museum: 7.4 mi
        • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 7.5 mi
        • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 7.5 mi
        • San Diego Convention Center: 7.8 mi
        • Sorrento Valley: 7.8 mi
        • PETCO Park: 8 mi
        • Chula Vista Nature Center: 13.7 mi
        • Legoland: 23.7 mi
        • California Center For The Arts Museum: 24.6 mi
        • Cox Arena: 2,121 mi

        Meeting facilities

        Meeting Info
        With fresh ocean breezes and exotic ambience, the Catamaran Resort is an invigorating and creative setting for any group. All fourteen of our Function Rooms are complemented by scenic views, balconies, patios and most of all - our unforgettable bayfront. Inventive, fresh culinary style, and stunning presentations await you. With accommodations from 30 to 450 guests and over 20,000 square feet of contiguous function space, the choices are easy and endless. Our friendly and helpful staff, modern amenities and on-site Business Center ensure every detail is taken care of. Whether it's for business or special occasions, large or small, fancy or more down to earth, the Catamaran Resort is unsurpassed for style, flexibility and comfort.

        Dining

        Atoll Restaurant
        Open 7 days a week The Atoll restaurant, with its award-winning menu, offers spectacular views. Located directly on the sandy beach of Mission Bay, guest may enjoy quiet dining or relaxed outdoor-patio beachfront seating. Meals Served: 6:30am-11:15am Breakfast 11:30am-2:15pm Lunch 5:30pm-9: 45pm Dinner (Fri & Sat 10:45pm) Specials: Sunday Brunch, voted 'Best Brunch In San Diego' by San Diego Magazine, offers an outstanding presentation that will satisfy the most discriminating of our guests. Weekly from 10 am - 2 pm. Reservations are suggested Price Range: Varies Reservations Required? No Attire: Casual Attire
        Catamaran Spa
        Experience the Catamaran Resort Spa - A World Class Health & Wellness Facility. Featuring: private treatment rooms, ritual room, steam and dry saunas, outdoor whirlpool, Vichy shower, full service salon, and fitness facility. Please call the Spa at (858) 539-8821 for more information.
        Resort Water Sports Rentals
        Located on our white sand beach at the edge of Mission Bay. Our Water Sports Rental Department offers: sailboats, power boats, ocean kayaks, wind surfers, paddleboats.

        Hotel Policies

        Check-in:
        4:00 PM
        Check-out:
        12:00 PM

        Terms and conditions

        Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

        The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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        Guest Reviews (461)

        Ratings and reviews for Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Overall score

        4.1 / 5
        5.01.0
        461 out of 461
        Amenities:
        4.1
        Cleanliness:
        4.2
        Hotel staff:
        4.3
        Comfort:
        4.1
        Location:
        4.7
        Value:
        4

        88% would recommend to a friend.

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        Reviewer score

        3
        5.01.0
        cs
        Business
        Bellevue
        Feb 22, 2015

        2 night stay

        We were busy so didn't spend a lot of time @ hotel. Grounds are wonderful and seating by water is nice. Room was big and beds comfy. Our carpet or something smelled when we arrived gone by next day. $25.00 parking. Food at happy hour was skimpy! Service was great!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        3
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        vjm
        Business
        Salt Lake City
        Feb 4, 2015

        Overall good.

        Overall good experience.......... Quite satisfied....................

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Erika W.
        Business
        Lawrenceville
        Jan 20, 2015

        Off-season getaway

        The hotel was very clean but dated. If you like a very modern look, then this hotel is not for you. However, the price was great! We'd never been to San Diego so we opted for a Trolley Tour which picked us up for free which was awesome. We were able to see all of San Diego this way. For the days that we didn't leave the area we were right next to the beach and on the Bay. It was wonderful to not have to worry about transportation the entire time that we were there. The Spa was amazing!!!!! My husband and I loved it so much that we decided to go again one more time before leaving. Overall it was a great trip!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Dustin W.
        Business
        Terrebonne
        Jan 5, 2015

        Mission Beach Adventure

        Booked this motel last second and it was a good choice. Great location and beautiful surrounding! Would definitely stay here again

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        3
        Comfort:
        3
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        DI L.
        Business
        Calabasas
        Dec 29, 2014

        Family trip

        This hotel is located at pacific ocean, and it's a little bit expensive. Abt 3 miles to mission ocean

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        3
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Neatstep
        Business
        N/A
        Dec 16, 2014

        Great Location in San Diego

        This location is without equal in San Diego, situated directly on Mission Bay and only one block from Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. The tropical gardens and exotic wildlife are a unique feature of the resort. When you step into the hotel complex from the street you are in a different world. All of the resort staff are friendly and helpful. There are a variety of different accommodations, some more comfortable or spacious than others. A number of units have kitchenettes for self-catering. The rooms are always clean and well serviced. The pool area with hot tub is pleasant, also the restaurant and courtyard bar for casual drinks or dining. Spa and fitness gym are also available to guests. Sports gear rentals of all descriptions are provided onsite or nearby. In the immediate vicinity there are ample shops, bars, restaurants and all other necessary services. Public transit bus stops are located right outside the hotel. Altogether, the facilities, services, surroundings and the San Diego weather provide the perfect combination for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. This is the reason why we return here repeatedly.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        4
        5.01.0
        DI L.
        Business
        Calabasas
        Dec 16, 2014

        Family trip

        This hotel is located at pacific ocean, and it's a little bit expensive. Abt 3 miles to mission ocean

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        3
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        MGD13
        Business
        Chicago, IL
        Oct 23, 2014

        Relaxing Vacation!

        We stayed at the Catamaran Resort from 10/15-22. Our first night, our room was not that great; however, the front desk staff was able to switch our room and had a nice view of the ocean from the 12th floor! Great location, great service.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        Eat locally! Tacos from Ramiro's and Taco Shop is a must.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Paul Haverington
        Business
        Ithaca, NY
        Oct 13, 2014

        Really great hotel experience

        The staff and facilities were excellent. Enjoyed waking up and looking out over the bay every morning. Loved the hotel beach and ability to walk on the bay or cross the street and walk on the ocean boardwalk. I will stay here again.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        PaulandLisa
        Business
        Brookfield, CT
        Oct 9, 2014

        Catamaran Resort

        After visiting San Diego 5 years in a row and staying at 5 different hotels, we've decided that we enjoyed our stay at the Catamaran the most! The location was perfect, the water sports were steps away in the bay, the ocean was steps away in the other direction, and the grounds were well maintained and beautiful! We intend to return there next year!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Trip purpose:

        Business

        Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

        Bay in your backyard and ocean right across the street. We had a bay view suite....the views were fabulous!

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