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!)

Amenities

  • 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating location is great, rooms and service - not so much

Aug 7, 2020 JackieB2320 Napa, California

We did a family stay-cation here. Walking right out to the bay was very nice and the hotel grounds are beautiful- green, lush and ducks living their best life. The rooms are old and run down, service is average at best. They have friendly staff, but with covid they were not cleaning/restocking rooms.. and not providing guests with an adequate… Read more
We did a family stay-cation here. Walking right out to the bay was very nice and the hotel grounds are beautiful- green, lush and ducks living their best life. The rooms are old and run down, service is average at best. They have friendly staff, but with covid they were not cleaning/restocking rooms.. and not providing guests with an adequate amount of coffee, water, towels and trash bags. You can request more towels, coffee, etc, but it may take an hour or two. Unless you get a SUPER deal.. I could not stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome place to stay!

Aug 6, 2020 W4335YItomp

It was my first time in San Diego and there is no better place to stay than the 'Cat'. You can't beat the location on the bay and a block from the beach. When we first arrived we were met by Steve D from Philadelphia and we couldn't have asked for better hospitality. He stored our bags and walked us to the pool while we waited for our room to be… Read more
It was my first time in San Diego and there is no better place to stay than the 'Cat'. You can't beat the location on the bay and a block from the beach. When we first arrived we were met by Steve D from Philadelphia and we couldn't have asked for better hospitality. He stored our bags and walked us to the pool while we waited for our room to be ready. Steve came and got us when our room was ready and when we got there my jaw dropped. The views were amazing! I recommend staying in the tower, you get views of: ocean, bay, mountains, and downtown. Place has the feel of a resort on the beach in Hawaii except your in downtown Mission Beach. Restaurant is wonderful and the service throughout is impeccable. 10/10: can't wait to go back. Read less
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Aug 4, 2020 Dking3 Pottstown, Pennsylvania

If you have one choice to stay when visiting the San Diego/Pacific Beach area pick the Catamaran Resort. The moment we arrived the resort staff was extremely courteous and professional. Traveling can be stressful and certainly heightened during COVID-19. The lobby was beautiful with a winding koi river and open aired so you feel as if you're still… Read more
If you have one choice to stay when visiting the San Diego/Pacific Beach area pick the Catamaran Resort. The moment we arrived the resort staff was extremely courteous and professional. Traveling can be stressful and certainly heightened during COVID-19. The lobby was beautiful with a winding koi river and open aired so you feel as if you're still outside. We arrived early from the airport, but thankfully bellman Steven saved us by storing all of our bags until our room was ready. A truly resort feel that you could bring all age groups to and have a great time. The restaurant was phenomenal with bay views to go. Perfect location if looking to go to beach or bay during the day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location!, dated facilities :(

Aug 4, 2020 jcmarrerot

This place is all about location! great access to the bay with lot's of activities and also a short walk to the great pacific beach. Lot's of options for eating and entertainment and VERY family friendly. On the downside, the resort has very dated facilities. Everything looks old, you feel like your traveling back to the 70's. Although everything… Read more
This place is all about location! great access to the bay with lot's of activities and also a short walk to the great pacific beach. Lot's of options for eating and entertainment and VERY family friendly. On the downside, the resort has very dated facilities. Everything looks old, you feel like your traveling back to the 70's. Although everything was very clean. If you stay on the Tower pacific view, be aware that it also faces the parking lot and streets so you will get some traffic noise, car alarms, etc. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expensive for what you get

Aug 4, 2020 Sunset2082 Lake Elsinore, California

the room needs major renovation and with covid things are close so the high resort fee should of been waived the restaurant was very limited on choices and very expensive. The pool was dirty the room had a very old stove with no pots or pans or silverware there was candy under thensofa bed