$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 6, 2014 Check-out: Oct 9, 2014

Catamaran Resort & Spa

4 stars
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
448 reviews
The best resort in San Diego

it felt like I'm in tropical paradise; Very beautiful views and lot's of plants and trees. It was... See full review

  • George Kasabian
  • Sep 7, 2014
Excellent Stay

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

  • bjerke89
  • May 30, 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

        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:
        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 (448)

        Ratings and reviews for Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Overall score

        4.1 / 5
        5.01.0
        448 out of 448
        Amenities:
        4.1
        Room cleanliness:
        4.2
        Hotel staff:
        4.3
        Room comfort:
        4.1
        Location:
        4.6
        Value:
        4

        88% would recommend to a friend.

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        Reviewer score

        2
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Sussex, WI
        Mar 14, 2011

        Has Potential

        Kind Staff but the rooms appear worn - need updating We had expereinces with ants in the room. Staff responded to take care of it but they returned - not good. They did offer a breakfast as apology (it was delicious) but not sure if we would return unless they was an upgrade. The grounds of the hotel are very beautiful

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        3
        Room cleanliness:
        2
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        2
        Location:
        3
        Value:
        3
        Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

        The ocean/Boarwalk was simply down the block and across the street - great access

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Hudson, WI
        Mar 13, 2011

        Excellent!

        The staff was wonderful, the rooms were clean, the view from our room included Mission bay and the Pacific Ocean. Everything you needed was at the hotel or within walking distance. Starting each day out with a walk or bike on the boardwalk was the best!

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

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        seattle wa.
        Mar 9, 2011

        great location for the prize

        loved the hotel since when we first open the doors. the staff was very friendly and we absolutely loved the theme inside with fishes, ducks and birds all over! It is in the most centrally location as well!! only complain would be the beds been a bit too hard and lack of drainage in the bath tub.

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

        it is walking distance to a strip of great bars, restaurants and one of the best beaches in San Diego.

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        bellingham,wa
        Mar 6, 2011

        Great location

        You can't beat it's location. 10 min from seaworld, 15 mins from the zoo and 30 mins from legoland. Hotel is on mission bay and the beach is right across the street. I will definately stay here again.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        2
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

        Get a studio room. These rooms have kitchens. There is a ralph's grocery store a short walk down the street.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Sierra Vista, AZ
        Mar 1, 2011

        Excellent!

        Friendly staff, clean rooms, good food, awesome location! But no fridge in rooms and just a small mirror in the bathroom

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        2
        Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

        Seaworld - Zoo

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Hiker Jack
        Hermosa, SD
        Mar 1, 2011

        Quiet, tropical escape

        Easy access to airport, beaches and Sea World. The grounds were gorgeous and the room comfortable and quiet. We will be back.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        4
        Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

        Rent a GPS with your car, it made touring the area as easy as if you were a local.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        minneapolis, mn
        Feb 27, 2011

        Unbeatable location for the price

        The bathroom in the room could have been nicer, but overall it was a great place to stay. The location was perfect! Close to shopping, restaurants, and of course the ocean!

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

        The grocery store is only a couple of blocks away. It helps to have snacks for the beach and for the hotel room.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Alberta Canada
        Feb 17, 2011

        Excellent getaway for a couple

        Staff at this hotel make everything so easy! We stayed 8 nights, at check in we found we were upgraded to a studio suite, with a view that could "knock your socks off". With a tiny kitchen and comfortable beds, couldn't ask for more - so "happy hour" with rock bottom prices was a treat. Highly recommend renting a bike and making use of the miles of trails around the bay and along the beaches. Clean, groomed beach right in front of the hotel, great for sun/relaxing.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

        recommend the 1 day trolley tour and then get yourself a $5.00 day pass on the public transit, bus & trolley. Hotel has instructions for you to easily get just about anywhere.

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Chicago
        Feb 17, 2011

        have stayed here three years in a row

        Great location, bayside rooms walk out to the beach. Our bayside room had two flatscreens and a mini fridge! They have rentals at the dock and the bay is a great place to learn how to sail/paddle board. Short walk to grocery store and shopping/restaurants/ Clubs. Beach is across the street and you can rent bikes and segways at the hotel.The area is very young/trendy, Hotel restaurant outdoor seating is fab. Great veiw and a little open fire pit outside the bar. Love the hot tub and pool, however, i think a lot of people who were using the pool were not staying at the hotel:( We plan to stay again next year.

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

        4
        5.01.0
        Dgoose
        Seattle, WA
        Feb 17, 2011

        Beautiful location! Looks just like the.

        The spa is amazing! I felt rejuvinated and relaxed. I had the pleasure of doing one of the ritual 140 minute experience and when I was done all I wanted to do was lay on the beach and soak up the sun to go with my relaxed state of mind and body. Every person I engaged with were helpful and quite polite.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        4
        Money-saving tip: In Hotel

        You can park at the hotel but beware everytime you do it will cost money. Granted everything in California cost money to do or park...

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