Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

San Diego, USA

The hotel

This Polynesian-themed tropical hideaway sits directly on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay and offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, koi ponds and waterfalls. Here, you can enjoy a variety of acitivities including hiking, water sports and yoga, and there is also an on-site Spa (the only beachfront spa in the area!)


  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located directly on Mission Bay.

Hotel information

310 rooms, studios and suites. All with air-conditioning, balcony or patio, TV, complimentary WiFi, iHome docking station, safe, Keurig® coffee maker, small fridge, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Rooms with either 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Studio Rooms are located in the tower and offer views of Mission Bay and downtown San Diego or Pacific Beach. They also feature a dining area, and private balcony, with 2 queen-size beds and a sofabed, sleeiping maximum 6 adults.

Suites offer direct access to Mission Bay's beach and boardwalk. They also feature a separate living area with pull-out sofa, dining room and balcony or patio, with either 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Moray's (open for lunch and dinner). Sunday Champgane brunch also available at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. Swimming pool and whirlpool. Spa*. Fitness centre. Seasonal Yoga*. Action Sport Rentals* (paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, segways). Games arcade. Room service*. Self-parking $26, valet parking $30, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Apr 14, 2021 U1246IIkaylaw

Oscar was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the hotel, rooms, and San Diego area. Very professional and warm. He helped explain the different room rates, what to expect for COVID, and how to save the most money during our stay. Excited for the trip even more now!
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Apr 14, 2021 explorerb Boulder

I just got off the phone with Victoria, who was most helpful in making reservations to meet our family's needs. She had helpful suggestions for transportation. Look forward to our visit to the Catamaran Resort.
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Apr 13, 2021 hannahlucy521

Great service, starting from calling reservations. Diante was great--he patiently answered all of my questions, even when I wasn't sure what exactly I was asking. He definitely made me feel welcome and excited about my trip, and even told me the best place to watch the sunset. Great service all around.
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Apr 12, 2021 Getaway456198-931

I would like to thank Victoria for her help scheduling. She was very kind and helped with all the requests. I have visited before but was booking for family and she took care of everything. Catamaran continues to impress every time I go back!
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Apr 10, 2021 ranasX4376QU

Everyone at the resort has been amazing, especially Dave “Hop” Hopper, who is so attentive, friendly and helpful and made our stay extra special! We are having a great time and we will definitely be back :-)