$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 / 5
        5.01.0
        23 out of 448
        Amenities:
        3.9
        Room cleanliness:
        4
        Hotel staff:
        4.3
        Room comfort:
        4.1
        Location:
        4.5
        Value:
        4.1

        78% would recommend to a friend.

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        Reviewer score

        3
        5.01.0
        sunset ninja
        Business
        La Mesa, Ca
        Mar 29, 2014

        need cleaning

        My room had a great view and was spacious. But the room had been cleaned but the trash bins were full under the sink and the kitchen towel was dirty. Housekeeping staff came to empty the trash and brought a fresh towel.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        4
        Room cleanliness:
        2
        Hotel staff:
        3
        Room comfort:
        3
        Location:
        4
        Value:
        3
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        JAR 1978
        Business
        NYC
        Mar 16, 2014

        Great hotel in a great location

        This hotel was great. When we checked in they upgraded my room to a beach from room which is steps away from the beach. The hotel pool was also great with a good bar that made a great Mai Tai. The housekeeping staff as very nice and when my friend finished only half a glass of wine, when we returned to the room later the staff had covered the wine so that we could drink it later (which was very cute)

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

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        3
        5.01.0
        GolfBryan
        Business
        Salt Lake City
        Jan 26, 2014

        Average Hotel

        Lobby, Setting, Staff, Location all 4 stars Rooms were comparable to a motel 6. Old furnishings, old sheets (mine had holes it them), old carpet. Bathroom did not have a fan. VERY NOISY. I would not give this a on overall 4-Star rating. Maybe 3 at best

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

        Business

        Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

        Try the restaurant called World Famous just a block away

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        CP from NJ
        Business
        Bayonne, NJ
        Jan 13, 2014

        Catamaran

        The room was very quiet and comfortable - bedding was immaculate. Love having fridge in room. I attended long meetings and was glad for garden patio to sit outside my room to eat room service which was done well. Suggest: 1) clean rug in room - had stains 2) Hang TV on wall so I could see it from table and chairs and both beds. 3) Easier and more outlet access by bed so I can keep phone plugged in at night. 4) While the torch-light effect is nice on the grounds, I felt unsafe walking in such dark areas along the path. 5) Not everyone drinks coffee in the morning - put some teabags in the room by the coffee pot too.

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

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        5
        5.01.0
        Mr. and Mrs. Travelers
        Business
        Temecula California
        Sep 12, 2013

        Next best place to Hawaii

        I haven't one negative thing to say about this hotel. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. You felt like you were in paradise. They had tropical gardens, koi ponds, and tropical birds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I went there for a vacation retreat with my husbands company and decided to stay an extra night so we could go to the Charger Football game the next day. Also I want to mention you could walk to the boardwalk along the beach in Mission Bay San Diego. We definitely will stay there again.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        5
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        5
        Trip purpose:

        Business

        Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

        Old Town Mexico is a fun place to shop and have a good Mexican dinner

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        JessR
        Business
        Scottsdale, AZ, USA
        Nov 15, 2011

        Conference Stay

        I thought the staff was friendly and the grounds were beautiful! Although the rooms were comfortable and clean, I felt that they were a little out-dated, and in the hallway/entrance area to our room there was a large stain. Probably time to replace the carpet.

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        3
        Room cleanliness:
        5
        Hotel staff:
        5
        Room comfort:
        5
        Location:
        5
        Value:
        3
        Trip purpose:

        Business

        Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

        Narraya Thai Restaurant- Try the pumpkin curry! AMAZING!!

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Business
        El Paso
        May 6, 2011

        Fantastic Family Getaway

        I went runnig along the beach, it has a great running area, the fitness room is great and the spa offers a lot of things at very rational pricing, it is close (walking distance) to restaruants. The only think that may be a good idea to remodel some of the rooms, the furniture looks very old.

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

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Business
        Chicago, IL
        Apr 18, 2011

        Great relaxing experience

        very fast service at the front desk, room are clean and comfortable. Great for family and business.

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

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        4
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Business
        nj
        Feb 2, 2011

        Nice hotel - Ocean view in my room

        Attending a porfessional conference. Room at 10th floor, south orientation, bay and ocean view. Very nice.

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

        Business

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        Reviewer score

        3
        5.01.0
        Anonymous
        Business
        NY
        Nov 16, 2010

        Not too bad!!

        It was acceptable

        Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
        Amenities:
        2
        Room cleanliness:
        3
        Hotel staff:
        3
        Room comfort:
        3
        Location:
        3
        Value:
        2
        Trip purpose:

        Business

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