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Catamaran Resort and Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have stayed here several times as our son lives in the area. The grounds are very well maintained. Nice pool and jacuzzi. The rooms are a little old and could use an update. One of the two tower elevators were out of service during our stay and since we were on the 10th floor, walking up was not a real option. The hotel staff is great.

We had a wonderful time at the Catamaran Resort and Spa. We loved the koi ponds, tropical birds and beautiful grounds. It was like a tropical paradise. Being able to rent bikes and kayaks on the property was very convenient. The drinks at Moray's Bar were delicious, especially the Cannibal Colada! The food and service at the Oceania Restaurant was excellent, and the jelly fish tank was impressive. We finished off each day with a dip in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. Our three night stay at the Catamaran was sheer bliss.

The Resort is in a good location. We had a great view from our room and there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. The food was ok at the resort, but did not sit well with me. The bay is easily accessed so morning runs/walks were a must. We also enjoyed the activities offered in the bay.

We have stayed here for many years. The hotel offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a pleasant welcome at check in. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always do the Sunday Brunch and it is a must when your in the San Diego area. Food is excellent.

Catamaran has everything from bike rentals, restaurants, spa, pool and even an arcade for the kids. Our family vacation here was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful and quiet. You don’t even need to leave but if you do the beach is only a block away. I would definitely recommend this Resort to friends and family. When we come back to San Diego we will definitely stay at the Catamaran again!

This hotel exceeded our expectations--everything was perfect--a beautiful facility--tropical gardens, birds, koi ponds, decor, and so on. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and our room was over the top. We had a full kitchen, living area, and a veranda off our room with views of both the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. Although the resort was busy, it was always very quiet and peaceful, making for a very relaxing vacation. We felt extra special when the staff surprised us with a delicious cheese and fruit tray our first night. We can't wait to return to this hotel when we have the opportunity.

Loved staying at the Catamaran in early October 2017. The staff is excellent, dining is terrific, spa facilities (including gym) are top notch, and the property is beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous and you can't beat the relaxing beachfront on the bay. My only complaint is that the rooms badly need updating. Stayed in Garden Room and wallpaper was tattered, bathrooms are old, there was a lack of outlets, and even the ironing board was rusted. Should the hotel update the rooms this would be an excellent resort, instead of just a pleasant one.

:) loved it! Nice and friendly place with it's own park.

Good location. Pleasant stafff. Well maintained exterior grounds. The interior could use a makeover. We stay here often and always have a good experience.

It was very nice and unique! The view and hotel made us feel like we were on a tropical get away! It felt like we were in Hawaii! Perfect place for us to finish off our honeymoon!

The staff could not have been nicer. Somet, Ana and Iasbelle were amazing

The hotel is in a great location on Mission Bay. However, the rooms are in great need of upgrading. It is definitely not four star. I would not stay here again.

The rooms are outdated and were not particularly clean. The bathroom had peeling paint, stains, and were grubby. Not what you would expect for the price. Aside from the rooms, the amenities are amazing - free yoga on the beach, bird shows, boat rides. And the location is so close to the beach.

Great hotel, fun motif and elements like macaws and cockatoos. Rooms and all are a little dated but great bay location with 'beach area' and great water sports.

Good hotel if you want to be close to the water. The catamaran is on the bay and across the street from the beach. We had a tower room which seems pretty updated but it was small. The bed is positioned about a foot away from the balcony door on one side so you need to climb across or shimmy against the door. The bathroom vanity also was pretty tiny, as a woman I had to pack up my makeup to have a place to set my flat iron down. The room was clean and came with a kurig coffee pot which was nice. There is however a coffee shop near the lobby which makes an amazing latte! The hotel grounds were stunning and absolutly the best part of the catamaran! We did eat at both restaurants which were decent but pretty pricey. I highly suggest the taco place a few steps away from the hotel as it was delicious and super quick. We enjoyed the rentals the catamaran offered as well. We rented a funcat and some kayaks and enjoyed the bay one morning and took the cruise that night that leaves from the same dock. I suggest renting bikes to explore the boardwalk and to get down to belmont park. In all honesty the room was pretty expensive but you pay for location and this location was amazing and everything was within a walkable distance.

good stay good price rooms are okay service is good

We will definitely be returning to the Catamaran! We had a bay front room and it was gorgeous!

The hotel was excellent. The only downside was that the wifi did not have a strong signal in the tower. I do not know about any other rooms but the tower had very low wifi signal. I would stay at this hotel again without thinking twice though.

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.

3999 Mission Boulevard San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Mission Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Mission Bay Park, Catamaran Resort and Spa is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like SeaWorld. This 310-room, 4-star resort has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, the resort is also within a 20-minute drive of Petco Park and La Jolla Cove.


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 310 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

At Catamaran Resort and Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Parking is available for USD 26.00 per day (USD 30.00 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 spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

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

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (51) Couples (176) Business (24) Family (178) Friends (33) Other (17)
4

beautiful grounds. on the bay.

Everyone

We have stayed here several times as our son lives in the area. The grounds are very well maintained. Nice pool and jacuzzi. The rooms are a little old and could use an update. One of the two tower elevators were out of service during our stay and since we were on the 10th floor, walking up was not a real option. The hotel staff is great.

By , from East Brunswick,NJ on Jan 4, 2018

5

beautiful, relaxing resort

Everyone

We had a wonderful time at the Catamaran Resort and Spa. We loved the koi ponds, tropical birds and beautiful grounds. It was like a tropical paradise. Being able to rent bikes and kayaks on the property was very convenient. The drinks at Moray's Bar were delicious, especially the Cannibal Colada! The food and service at the Oceania Restaurant was excellent, and the jelly fish tank was impressive. We finished off each day with a dip in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. Our three night stay at the Catamaran was sheer bliss.

By , from Seattle, WA on Dec 19, 2017

4

weekend getaway

Everyone

The Resort is in a good location. We had a great view from our room and there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. The food was ok at the resort, but did not sit well with me. The bay is easily accessed so morning runs/walks were a must. We also enjoyed the activities offered in the bay.

By , from Colorado on Dec 17, 2017

5

excellent vacation

Everyone

We have stayed here for many years. The hotel offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a pleasant welcome at check in. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always do the Sunday Brunch and it is a must when your in the San Diego area. Food is excellent.

By , from Sacramento, CA on Dec 6, 2017

5

beautiful amenities close to the beach

Everyone
View from rental pier Birds on the path to restaurant and bay

Catamaran has everything from bike rentals, restaurants, spa, pool and even an arcade for the kids. Our family vacation here was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful and quiet. You don’t even need to leave but if you do the beach is only a block away. I would definitely recommend this Resort to friends and family. When we come back to San Diego we will definitely stay at the Catamaran again!

By , from Auburn on Nov 24, 2017

5

beautiful resort in the heart of mission bay

Everyone

This hotel exceeded our expectations--everything was perfect--a beautiful facility--tropical gardens, birds, koi ponds, decor, and so on. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and our room was over the top. We had a full kitchen, living area, and a veranda off our room with views of both the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. Although the resort was busy, it was always very quiet and peaceful, making for a very relaxing vacation. We felt extra special when the staff surprised us with a delicious cheese and fruit tray our first night. We can't wait to return to this hotel when we have the opportunity.

By , from Northern California on Nov 7, 2017

4

gorgeous property, but outdated rooms

Everyone

Loved staying at the Catamaran in early October 2017. The staff is excellent, dining is terrific, spa facilities (including gym) are top notch, and the property is beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous and you can't beat the relaxing beachfront on the bay. My only complaint is that the rooms badly need updating. Stayed in Garden Room and wallpaper was tattered, bathrooms are old, there was a lack of outlets, and even the ironing board was rusted. Should the hotel update the rooms this would be an excellent resort, instead of just a pleasant one.

By , from Chicago, IL on Oct 6, 2017

5
Everyone

:) loved it! Nice and friendly place with it's own park.

By on Sep 29, 2017

4

nice exterior grounds

Everyone

Good location. Pleasant stafff. Well maintained exterior grounds. The interior could use a makeover. We stay here often and always have a good experience.

By , from East Brunswick, NJ on Sep 29, 2017

5
Everyone

It was very nice and unique! The view and hotel made us feel like we were on a tropical get away! It felt like we were in Hawaii! Perfect place for us to finish off our honeymoon!

By on Sep 27, 2017