Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

San Diego, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4772 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 4772 reviews

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3010)
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  • Terrible (107)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I loved my room

Feb 17, 2019 virgcayer Grass Valley, California

I stayed in the Towers, wonderful suite and views. Ocean and Mission Bay all the way to the lights on Coronada Bridge. Beautifil grounds, Koi Ponds and Parrots. Staff just wonderful, very friendly, Anna front desk, Bellman Evan and Mikko. Really relaxing. I love PB and definitely will stay again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming Stay

Feb 14, 2019 651156 Winnett, Montana

Recently attended a conference there. The facilities are a bit dated but the staff was friendly and accommodating and the rooms were clean. The restaurant was nice and the location was great allowing for a quick walk to the beach and other entertainment or food.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely disappointed - nasty sewage smell

Feb 13, 2019 k s Houston, Texas

My sister and I were there for a conference and chose to stay at the hotel where the conference was rather than elsewhere. Big mistake. Given the high ratings on trip advisor, I expected much more. The young ladies working the reception desk were too busy with each other to help. Our room was in the tower - which had peeling paint and a slight… Read more
My sister and I were there for a conference and chose to stay at the hotel where the conference was rather than elsewhere. Big mistake. Given the high ratings on trip advisor, I expected much more. The young ladies working the reception desk were too busy with each other to help. Our room was in the tower - which had peeling paint and a slight odor when the water was turned on. We had peeling wallpaper and a tiny bathroom. Overall, the hotel had a very bad and nasty smell in the lobby / coffee bar / Morays bar and 2nd level restroom. Initially we thought it was the giant aquarium in the center of the lobby area, but after a few days decided it was a sewage problem. It was so bad we couldn't drink or eat at Morays one night, Overall it was a huge disappointment. I do not recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating tropical, family friendy hotel with a beach!

Feb 12, 2019 indigo8048 San Francisco

My sister and cousin and I were there with our kids last weekend. It's amazing! So tropical! Palm trees, Tiki Lamps, Parrots, koi fish, mandarin ducks! We felt like we were in Hawaii! Yes, the rooms were dated, but the vibe is so relaxing. The pool is heated and very large. It's also pretty shallow for youngers kids; 3 feet at the shallow end to… Read more
My sister and cousin and I were there with our kids last weekend. It's amazing! So tropical! Palm trees, Tiki Lamps, Parrots, koi fish, mandarin ducks! We felt like we were in Hawaii! Yes, the rooms were dated, but the vibe is so relaxing. The pool is heated and very large. It's also pretty shallow for youngers kids; 3 feet at the shallow end to 5 feet at one end. Next to the pool it has an ARCADE! It also has it's own beach- and you can walk to Mission Beach, or take one of those scooters on the board walk. Our Kids, aged 11, 8 and 4, LOVED this place and we all want to go back in the summer! Read less
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Feb 12, 2019 hcarmich42 Austin, Texas

Lesson learned - I should not have booked on a third-party website. I was sick and traveling alone with my six-year-old and we had a five hour flight delay. So by the time we landED at the hotel I was in bad shape. The kindness, professionalism, fast check-in, and wonderful staff our entire stay has convinced me we were never stay anywhere else in… Read more
Lesson learned - I should not have booked on a third-party website. I was sick and traveling alone with my six-year-old and we had a five hour flight delay. So by the time we landED at the hotel I was in bad shape. The kindness, professionalism, fast check-in, and wonderful staff our entire stay has convinced me we were never stay anywhere else in San Diego again. Plus, they put us in a room nearby so I wouldn’t have to walk far and we were greeted by ducks on our patio. My daughter’s face lit up after a very difficult travel day, and I cannot thank this wonderful team enough for the great job they do taking care of people! The location is so beautiful as well… Did I forget to mention that? :-) Read less