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Endless "fees" for parking and a "hotel fee" almost equal to the price we paid Orbitz for the room. The resort is old, but it is nice and the staff were pleasant. We enjoyed the activities, pool, and grounds. Also the proximity to the beach and location in San Diego is good. With all the "fees" however, we will not go back there, or anywhere in California for that matter.

I loved that access to the beach was a block to 2 blocks away.

My family and I were satisfied with our stay! My kids had fun and everything was excellent!

Beautiful facility, great location, beautiful grounds Dinner was amazing!!! Coffee & smoothies A Maybe clean a/c vents in rooms

We went on a family reunion vacation for 3 days and I reserved 2 rooms next to each other. Bathrooms were horrible so filthy and outdated. We were able to see bugs all over the units. We didn’t have any room serviced and had to walk to guest service desk to ask for tp and clean towels, coffee and supplies, Our room trash cans were full and were never picked up. They also charge For parking $27 per car On their on property, it’s like if people has any option to park somewhere else, The food in the restaurants were horrible and super overpriced and not much variety. The area and Neighborhood was really nasty, dirty, I don’t recommend for families with kids to walk around. We had very bad experience and will never go back

Great location and so many things available on property.

Bathtub did not drain, no vent fan in the bathroom, closet door did not slide, patio door was stuck, old furniture, safe didnt work, $ 220.00 a nite and had to purchase masks. Never staying here again. Better accommodations at my $99 a nite Fairfield Suites

Great location and activities. Close to everything important in the area

It had been 10 years since I last visited. Sad to see the hotel rooms have not weathered the test of time. Very run down, seems like it’s time for a renovation! The flooring was old and stained, the balcony had a leak and was not usable, super noisy. They were very understanding when we asked to checkout since they did not have any other rooms to offer.

Water took 15 minutes to get hot but overall it was a good stay.

I love everything about the Catamarran Resort. I’ve stayed there over a 40 year period. It just gets better and better. The staff is wonderful from valet, landscape workers and front desk. I love the beautiful setting, comfy beds, great food and access to the bay.

Location is amazing, ready access to mission Bay, the beach and lots of restraunts

Floors and walls felt very unclean. Musty smell in the room from the heater/air con. and not a very pleasing ambience.

The location was fantastic. The outdoor facilities were beautiful. All was well kept up very friendly staff. Yes, it is true that furniture and appliances needed some updating, but I would still recommend staying here whole heartedly. Only snafu is that when they take your credit card for incidentals etc when you check in - do not give a debit card. My bank took it as a transaction “in process” and all hell broke loose with charges thereafter. Wish I simply would have been told to give a credit card.

Not very nice at all. Old looking rooms, not super clean, stained sheets and towels. Room faced the parking garage. Noisey hotel staff pushing carts all day and night.

Mission Boulevard San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Mission Beach and Mission Bay
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Mission Beach within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Beach Park, Catamaran Resort and Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights like Belmont Park. This 310-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


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. Local cuisine breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

The 310 accommodations feature a separate bedroom. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. IPod docks, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Catamaran Resort and Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Self parking is available for USD 27.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (47) Couples (5) Family (19)
2
Family with small children

Endless "fees" for parking and a "hotel fee" almost equal to the price we paid Orbitz for the room. The resort is old, but it is nice and the staff were pleasant. We enjoyed the activities, pool, and grounds. Also the proximity to the beach and location in San Diego is good. With all the "fees" however, we will not go back there, or anywhere in California for that matter.

By , from Vancouver on Nov 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2020

We love impressing our guests, Jason, and we are truly sorry to hear that we fell short of winning you over during your most recent stay. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our resort location, amenities, and lush tropical grounds, we are truly sorry to hear that you were surprised about the parking and resort fees. We strive to be as transparent as possible with our fees by listing them on our website and in our confirmation email. We have shared your feedback with management and hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

5
Partner Couples

I loved that access to the beach was a block to 2 blocks away.

By on Nov 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 4, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review! We're glad you had fun here at the Catamaran and hope your travels bring you back to Mission Bay again soon!

5
Family Family with small children Family

My family and I were satisfied with our stay! My kids had fun and everything was excellent!

By , from Temecula on Oct 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2020

Thank you for staying with us! We're glad you had a fun family vacation here at the Catamaran and hope your travels bring you back to Mission Bay again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Oct 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2020

Thank you for your five-star rating! We hope to welcome you back again to the Catamaran!

4
Family

Beautiful facility, great location, beautiful grounds Dinner was amazing!!! Coffee & smoothies A Maybe clean a/c vents in rooms

By , from P.S. California on Oct 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2020

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our lush tropical grounds and an on-site restaurant. We will be addressing your concerns and hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

1
Everyone

We went on a family reunion vacation for 3 days and I reserved 2 rooms next to each other. Bathrooms were horrible so filthy and outdated. We were able to see bugs all over the units. We didn’t have any room serviced and had to walk to guest service desk to ask for tp and clean towels, coffee and supplies, Our room trash cans were full and were never picked up. They also charge For parking $27 per car On their on property, it’s like if people has any option to park somewhere else, The food in the restaurants were horrible and super overpriced and not much variety. The area and Neighborhood was really nasty, dirty, I don’t recommend for families with kids to walk around. We had very bad experience and will never go back

By , from Los Angeles on Oct 6, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2020

We are so sorry to learn that your stay fell short of expectations. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences in the heart of San Diego, and we apologize that this was not your impression. All of our rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest’s arrival as per our Clean & Care Commitment. Additionally, to protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, housekeeping service is available for limited service upon request only with the contactless delivery of items. We hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back in the near future.

5
Everyone

Great location and so many things available on property.

By , from Denver, CO on Sep 30, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review, Cheryl! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon!

3
Everyone

By on Sep 30, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2020

Thank you for staying with us! We hope to welcome you back.

2
Family with small children

Bathtub did not drain, no vent fan in the bathroom, closet door did not slide, patio door was stuck, old furniture, safe didnt work, $ 220.00 a nite and had to purchase masks. Never staying here again. Better accommodations at my $99 a nite Fairfield Suites

By , from Canyon Lake, Ca on Sep 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2020

We love impressing our guests, and we are truly sorry to hear about this extraordinary circumstance as all rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest’s arrival as per our Clean & Care Commitment. We hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back in the near future.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2020

Thank you for staying with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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