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Catamaran Resort and Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Love this hotel. I would come back again! When the refrigerator in our room started to leak, they immediately found us a suite at no additional cost. Very friendly staff.

The hotel grounds were beautiful, the pool was nice and clean and nice hot tub, the beach area was very nice and lots of good rentals available. The ocean is a block away with lots of food and shop options.

We were so excited to stay at this wonderful resort hotel & spa! The room we had was right on the beach and we loved being able to walk down Mission Boulevard to find restaraunts, another beach, grocery & other sites. It's a quick Uber/Lyft ride to the zoo or Sea World and/or museums. We can't wait to go back and will definitely stay there again!

The lobby is stunning when you walk in and see the waterfall and flowers! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, & the setting right on the beach is spectacular! After the beautiful lobby, I was expecting a more updated room. But the room was pretty dated. But it was clean and comfortable, & the balcony view over the bay was gorgeous! We had some trouble with a leaky tub faucet that was noisy, but maintenance took care of that. When the hotel described a "private beach" I was expecting a private beach. However, a busy sidewalk of bikers, walkers, runners, etc, runs along the bay, & many pedestrians stop for a rest in the beach chairs. When my daughter and I attempted to sit on the beach, there were no open chairs (most being used by passerby). The hotel did tell us later that we could have asked for more chairs, but I wish they would have told us that from the beginning. We rented a boat and went paddle boarding. All the staff we encountered were friendly and personable. The restaurant is WAY overpriced! The spa is beautiful. The pool area is clean and spacious. Morning yoga was AMAZING!! I went 3 mornings, & it started those days off perfectly. Any levels of yoga can participate, even if it's your 1st time. There are a lot of eating places and fun things to do within walking distance. We would stay at the Catamaran again, despite its having a few flaws.

Hotel is definitely overpriced. Facilities are old, rooms are not cleaned properly (even garbage in garbage cans was left). Stuff mostly was friendly, but kind of forced friendly -- when he/she says normal things, but a face shows how much he/she doesn't care. Overall, sad impression

The hotel was beautiful and the staff was very nice.

Had a great time at the resort so many activities to keep you busy the staff was great would stay there again and recommend to friends and family .

We really enjoyed our stay at Catamaran! Loved the views from the room, the little jungle around the building, the hotel staff wad always nice and helpful and hotel rooms were good, too!

3 Night vacation. The first night we were woken up by a crying baby in the next room. Within 30 mins we were comfortably relocated to a similar new room. It's not the hotel's fault, but they took care of it w/o question. We loved the location, bay on one side, beach on the other. Walking distance to everything from bars to CVS. Our spa experience was great. The happy hour at the bar is reasonable and has a great view of the bay. The koi fish, parrots, ducks and Polynesian theme were great....and the small arcade will make us bring our kids next time.

Very friendly staff. Great customer services. Beautiful landscapes and convenient to all stores

Room was dirty when we arrived, called and they were coming to clean so we went out for about 4 hours. Returned and room still not touched. Gave us a new room on next floor. When we reserved, we reserved a garden side room. The new room now faced the parking garage. Very disappointed we did not get what we paid for. I think it important that the customer is satisfied. They did give us a free meal in the restaurant for the inconvenience but we still had to look at the parking garage for 4 days. On a couple tours we took, people were sharing their motel experiences. Ours was not as good as others.

Beautiful room. Amazing beach. Delicious restaurants. Friendly staff. Well maintained grounds. Great experience.

We discovered this resort after our regular resort for the past 20 years was booked. I am glad we got to try this place out and we have stayed here 3 times in the past 20 months. Great customer service from check in to the great Sunday brunch. We are looking forward to our next stay.

Everything was amazing and it was a extremely family friendly hotel. Only complaint was that the rooms could have been better and could use an upgrade e.g. No exhaust fan in bathrooms

This hotel has lovely grounds and is in a great location for both bay and beach. We had a tower room and found that furnishings are dated and room cleanliness could be better. The staff was outstanding; all friendly and helpful. This is a really nice property for families.

I came for a work conference, National Famers Union and it was very pleasant stay. Relaxing, clean, and nice area.

What keeps us coming back is the child-centered atmosphere of the hotel and the food services.

overall was great---they need to pay attention to detail more with cleanliness. the restaurant was fantastic!

Outdated room in the tower. Balcony door couldn't close completely.

Just got home last night from our trip. Loved everything about it except the $25 a day fee to park my car. Hotel is rather dated, however.

3999 Mission Boulevard San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Within a short walk of Crystal Pier, Catamaran Resort and Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mission Beach. This 315-room, 4-star resort has a private beach, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. On the boardwalk, it's also near SeaWorld and Ocean Beach Park.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

The 315 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of Catamaran Resort and Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Parking is available for USD 25.00 per day (USD 29.00 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Bay View, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (33) Couples (176) Business (24) Family (178) Friends (33) Other (17)
5

excellent hotel

Everyone

Love this hotel. I would come back again! When the refrigerator in our room started to leak, they immediately found us a suite at no additional cost. Very friendly staff.

By , from Salt Lake City, Utah on Jul 5, 2017

4

nice hotel close to beach and bay, family friendly

Everyone

The hotel grounds were beautiful, the pool was nice and clean and nice hot tub, the beach area was very nice and lots of good rentals available. The ocean is a block away with lots of food and shop options.

By , from bismarck on Jun 4, 2017

5

wonderful hotel on the beach

Everyone

We were so excited to stay at this wonderful resort hotel & spa! The room we had was right on the beach and we loved being able to walk down Mission Boulevard to find restaraunts, another beach, grocery & other sites. It's a quick Uber/Lyft ride to the zoo or Sea World and/or museums. We can't wait to go back and will definitely stay there again!

By , from Cincinnati, OH on May 28, 2017

5

love the location; gorgeous view

Everyone
Beautiful grounds! Waterfall in lobby View from morning yoga Parrots on grounds

The lobby is stunning when you walk in and see the waterfall and flowers! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, & the setting right on the beach is spectacular! After the beautiful lobby, I was expecting a more updated room. But the room was pretty dated. But it was clean and comfortable, & the balcony view over the bay was gorgeous! We had some trouble with a leaky tub faucet that was noisy, but maintenance took care of that. When the hotel described a "private beach" I was expecting a private beach. However, a busy sidewalk of bikers, walkers, runners, etc, runs along the bay, & many pedestrians stop for a rest in the beach chairs. When my daughter and I attempted to sit on the beach, there were no open chairs (most being used by passerby). The hotel did tell us later that we could have asked for more chairs, but I wish they would have told us that from the beginning. We rented a boat and went paddle boarding. All the staff we encountered were friendly and personable. The restaurant is WAY overpriced! The spa is beautiful. The pool area is clean and spacious. Morning yoga was AMAZING!! I went 3 mornings, & it started those days off perfectly. Any levels of yoga can participate, even if it's your 1st time. There are a lot of eating places and fun things to do within walking distance. We would stay at the Catamaran again, despite its having a few flaws.

By on May 18, 2017

3
Everyone

Hotel is definitely overpriced. Facilities are old, rooms are not cleaned properly (even garbage in garbage cans was left). Stuff mostly was friendly, but kind of forced friendly -- when he/she says normal things, but a face shows how much he/she doesn't care. Overall, sad impression

By on May 15, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

We are sorry you did not find our rooms up to the standards we are know for. We will pass on your comments to our team so we can improve and insure other guests do not encounter the same experience. We hope you will give us the opportunity again to show you the quality and high standards we are know for.

5

nice hotel close to the beach

Everyone

The hotel was beautiful and the staff was very nice.

By , from Overland Park Ks on May 13, 2017

5

great resort with in walking distance to the beach

Everyone

Had a great time at the resort so many activities to keep you busy the staff was great would stay there again and recommend to friends and family .

By , from Denver on May 8, 2017

4

nice hotel on the beach

Everyone

We really enjoyed our stay at Catamaran! Loved the views from the room, the little jungle around the building, the hotel staff wad always nice and helpful and hotel rooms were good, too!

By , from Post Falls, ID on May 5, 2017

5
Everyone

3 Night vacation. The first night we were woken up by a crying baby in the next room. Within 30 mins we were comfortably relocated to a similar new room. It's not the hotel's fault, but they took care of it w/o question. We loved the location, bay on one side, beach on the other. Walking distance to everything from bars to CVS. Our spa experience was great. The happy hour at the bar is reasonable and has a great view of the bay. The koi fish, parrots, ducks and Polynesian theme were great....and the small arcade will make us bring our kids next time.

By on May 1, 2017

5

convenient location. near the mission beach

Everyone

Very friendly staff. Great customer services. Beautiful landscapes and convenient to all stores

By on Apr 29, 2017