$147 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 3, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

Catamaran Resort & Spa

4 stars
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
445 reviews
Excellent Stay

Beautiful room and good service, great view of the bay! See full review

  • bjerke89
  • May 30, 2014
Great spring break

Overall experience was very good. Nice location- very close to pacific ocean. Enjoyed the bay and... See full review

  • a Husker traveler
  • Mar 14, 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.

        Hotel Map

        32.7901 -117.2534
        Area served
        San Diego, CA
        Nearby airports
        (SAN)San Diego International Airport
        Area description
        On Mission Bay in Pacific Beach with many shops and restaurants.

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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
        • Sea World: 2.3 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
        • Pacific Beach: 0.9 mi
        • Belmont Park: 1.4 mi
        • Mission Bay Park: 2.2 mi
        • Sea World: 2.3 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
        • Gaslamp Quarter: 7.9 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

        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.

        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.

        Hotel Policies

        Check-in:
        1600
        Check-out:
        1200

        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 (445)

        Ratings and reviews for Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Overall score

        4.1 / 5
        5.01.0
        445 out of 445
        Amenities:
        4.1
        Room cleanliness:
        4.2
        Hotel staff:
        4.3
        Room comfort:
        4.1
        Location:
        4.6
        Value:
        4

        87% would recommend to a friend.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        billy girl
        sea tac wa.
        May 4, 2011

        really nice location

        just took it easy,enjoyed the grounds the palm trees flowers&the beach right there,and the warm weather. all in all the price was great would recomend to my friends. the room was nice the staff very helpfull. and the view was fab. ect///';

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        DTW
        Spokane, WA
        May 2, 2011

        Great location and amenities!

        Great tropical settings and we loved sailing a Hobie from the resort into Mission Bay. Wonderful view of ocean and sunsets from the tower. Looking forward to going back!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

        Trader Joes .9 miles away.

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Cape Cod, Ma
        May 2, 2011

        Fantastic family getaway

        This was a quick family trip. The Catamaran Inn in San Diego was perfect for area beaches and restaurants as well as the sites like Sea World and the Zoo. Would highly recommend the hotel, the Mission Bay Area. We want to go back every year!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Seattle Wa
        May 1, 2011

        Fantastic Hotel and Getaway

        The Catamaran Location is perfectly located between Mission bay and Pacific beach. You can walk to all of the local restaurants,shopping,and entertainment from one location. The staff at the Catamaran are very personal with the guests, and will go out of there way to make you feel comfortable and take care of all your needs for travel around the hotel. Great place and I will tell everyone I know the same. John

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        Great local Restaurants Have Fun

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Milwaukee, WI
        Apr 30, 2011

        Amazing location & views!

        The hotel was beautiful! Staff very helpful. Location was great. 5 minute cab ride from Seaworld and a short walk to the ocean. 2 blocks from grocery store. My son loved the ducks and the exotic birds.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        The Eggery is right across the street. The breakfast is awesome!

        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Denver, Co
        Apr 29, 2011

        Great family fun

        Was a great stay from start to finish.Beautiful location with everything you need close by.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        GHIC
        Ellicott City, MD
        Apr 28, 2011

        great hotel for couples or families

        Location, location, location. That hotel is only 10 to 15 min drive from downtown and so conveniently located: if you want the beach on the Pacific Ocean, you walk out of the hotel, get across the street and after a 2 minute walk you are right there ! If you want to be on the beach on the bay side, you walk through the lobby and 30 seconds later you are right there and you can rent bikes, surfboard, paddle boats, etc. Their list is extensive. Everywhere you look from your room (if you are not in the high tower that we did not visit) you'll see luxurious tropical foliage and ducks and birds, waterfall and stream all around the property, it is incredible and looks even better than what is shown on the hotel website, especially at night with the lights and tikki torches all over the property. Free wi-fi on property, we used it a lot. Our double bed room was OK, spacious enough with a balcony and great views of the garden that I think beat the view of the beach/bay side.. The bathroom was OK, we did like the long roomy counter next to the bathroom. A extra desk by the sliding door would have been nice though as there is only one round table in the room. The pool is big and so is the hot tub, extremely conveniently located, fresh warm towels at the pool. It will appeal to kids that there is an indoor arcade right there at the pool. We stayed in the building with the "400" numbered rooms, they have only two stories. This one is close to the pool but not too much so you don't hear the noise, very close to the lobby and very close to the covered garage. There is a Ralph supermarket very close by (5-10 min walk), a great IHOP restaurant next to it, very convenient for breakfast/brunch. A lot of restaurants and shops within walking distance (including a CVS). The neighborhood seems safe enough around it the hotel but we were surprised to see how easily anyone can walk in the hotel property at anytime. restaurant and cocktail lounge on site but we did not use it. Fun things we did : walk on Mission beach, the zoo, a visit of Old Town, the Harbor, Coronado beach by the Del Coronado, Outlet shopping just before the Mexico border at Las Americas, and last but not least all the incredible sights at La Jolla : magnificient !!!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        Walk across the street, and visit TONY ROMA restaurant for excellent, extremely fresh and decently priced food for dinner or lunch, served by smiley staff.

        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        T&D
        Montreal, Canada
        Apr 28, 2011

        Beautiful tropical gardens

        Very relaxing: the gardens, pools and waterfalls, the birds and fish made it feel like staying in a tropical place.Great location: between the bay and the ocean. The proximity of restaurants and the superb cycle paths; local transportation was also good.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        3
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        3
        Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

        Cycling around the bay for miles of wonderful scenery; surfing in the ocean

        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        New York , NY
        Apr 28, 2011

        Fantastic family getaway

        The hotel was very close to the beach - a lot of time spent there))defenetelly take advantage of cheap but pretty good spa!!

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

        Joe's crab

        Review of Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Reviewer score

        3
        5.01.0
        sunlife4me
        Appleton, WI
        Apr 25, 2011

        Great location! Close to everything...

        Stayed in a double-bed studio. Nice with the kitchen, microwave & fridge. View wasn't the greatest. 3rd floor facing the parking garage. Tried to upgrade, but they didn't have anything available. If staying in the tower, I recommend 4th floor or higher for a nicer view. Location of this hotel was the BEST! The only other downside was the bathtub wouldn't drain, the toilet would run, and the hot water ran out quickly, but nothing major that wouldn't make us stay again.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        3
        Room comfort:
        3
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        Great location to walk to restaurants, beach, bay and shopping. Great place for breakfast was "The Mission".

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