$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 5, 2014 Check-out: Oct 8, 2014

Catamaran Resort & Spa

4 stars
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
450 reviews
Great place to stay!

We had a great 5 night stay at the Catamaran Resort & Spa! The staff is very accommodating, we... See full review

  • Late 20 travelers
  • Sep 28, 2014
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
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 (450)

        Ratings and reviews for Catamaran Resort & Spa

        Overall score

        4.1 / 5
        5.01.0
        450 out of 450
        Amenities:
        4.1
        Room cleanliness:
        4.2
        Hotel staff:
        4.3
        Room comfort:
        4.1
        Location:
        4.7
        Value:
        4

        88% would recommend to a friend.

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        suz3es
        Seattle wa
        Mar 14, 2014

        everything was wonderful so friendly and willing to help

        We will certainly go back soon it was nice and relaxing only thing is to many kids in spa kept us from going and enjoying it... would definitely recommend the garden rooms

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

        5
        5.01.0
        Dreamin of Mission Beach
        Salt Lake city, Ut
        Sep 13, 2009

        Very Pleased!

        The Catamaran was amazing. The staff was super friendly and the rooms were amazing. We had a wonderful view from our room. We were within walking distance of grocery stores, shops, and restaraunts. It was great! Best trip yet!

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

        T-shirt Frenzy at Belmont Park is a great place to buy customized tshirts and hoodies. They also have other great souveniers and the staff is awesome!

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        Reviewer score

        2
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Bakersfield, CA
        Sep 5, 2009

        Not what we expected

        We were in room 161 and couldn't go out through the sliding doors because the air conditioner above us dripped so much. Called to have it fixed, but it didn't help. Could not get the pay per view movies that were being advertised and front desk clerk had no idea how to help.

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

        World Famous is the best.

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        Reviewer score

        2
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Cincinnati
        Sep 2, 2009

        Nice grounds around hotel, but...

        The grounds surrounding the hotel were beautiful and well kept. Unfortunately they did not extend this effort into the pool area or guest rooms. The Room - We stayed in the tower and had a partial ocean view out the side. The room was fairly clean but the bathroom could definately use some attention. Cracked tiles and dirty grout. Loose faucet on sink, dripping bathtub, etc.. We were at the end of the hall so it was quiet at night which was good. The bed was comfortable. Pool Area - This was the worst part of the hotel. If you plan to relax by the pool this IS NOT the hotel for you. No drink service by the pool or even at the small bar in the pool area. You have to walk to a window to order something from a very small alcohol selection. From open to close the pool is packed with small children. They allow small kids in the hot tub and also allow kids with diapers in the hot tub and pool. This is not only gross to see but is a huge health issue. What are they thinking? At a minimum they should have some adult swim time every day and not allow young children in the hot tub (which is dangerous due to the 100°+ temperature of the water anyways). The pool situation is the main reason I gave 2 stars to the hotel.

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

        It's a short walk to the pacific beach side from the hotel and there are plenty of good places to eat and hang out there.

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        New Jersey
        Aug 29, 2009

        San Diego

        Just walking around the hotel was beautiful.

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

        5
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        New Jersey
        Aug 27, 2009

        Beautiful, tropical full service resort

        This hotel is located directly on Mission Bay and about 2 blocks from the ocean with walking distance to many restaurants, clubs, shopping, etc. This resort is landscaped like a tropical paradise w/birds, fish, streams and a wide variety of tropical plants. Just sitting by the pool or bay is very relaxing. Rooms in the tower were somewhat dated in appearance but clean. We will definitely return here.

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

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Anaheim, CA
        Aug 27, 2009

        Great location and family retreat

        We really enjoyed our stay and will book future trips there.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        3
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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Si Beirne Experience
        San Diego
        Aug 17, 2009

        SD Experience

        Very enjoyable

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4
        Room comfort:
        4
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        3
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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Kissfamily
        Colorado
        Aug 14, 2009

        Great family vacation spot

        Very nice place to stay. We had a studio room with kitchen, really made it nice with kids.

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

        4
        5.01.0
        Slob
        Midland, TX
        Aug 11, 2009

        Great location

        My dislikes- constant overcrowded pool and jacuzzi, hotel restaurant food, and only two elevators for the entire hotel (always crowded). My likes- Location could not be better, you get the view of the bay and ocean depending on which side of hotel you are on, ocean one block away is great as well as the bay just outside the hotel, many great activities to do offered by hotel, enjoyed the boat ride, restaurants and stores all within a couple miles, the talking parrots were interesting by the lobby as well as the waterfall, ducks and goldfish pond; most rooms give you your own balcony,"awesome"!

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

        Plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs, start at about two blocks from hotel and go to a couple miles.

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        SanDiego Lover
        Salem, Utah
        Aug 8, 2009

        Great Location

        Had a great trip! San Diego beaches are great and the weather is awesome!

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

        Lots of great dining choices.

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