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.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3258)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Room was disappointing

Aug 17, 2019 TraceyASM Reading, United Kingdom

We came here at the end of our 3 week holiday in California for relaxation. The hotel is dated and the room was not nice. It felt damp and musty. It was listed as non smoking but had clearly had smoking guests in it previously. The carpet was wet and the bathroom really not great - needs updating. Not enough hooks for a family of 4 to hang towels… Read more
We came here at the end of our 3 week holiday in California for relaxation. The hotel is dated and the room was not nice. It felt damp and musty. It was listed as non smoking but had clearly had smoking guests in it previously. The carpet was wet and the bathroom really not great - needs updating. Not enough hooks for a family of 4 to hang towels and a very odd fan that just radiates heat to get rid of steam. The location and pool area was great - family vibe and really nice to hang out. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 barb b

My friend and I attended the Catamaran Friday Luau and it was a great all around experience. The food was exceptional and the show was fantastic, better than expected. The service was outstanding thanks to Banquet Captains Hop, Yewbie and Manager Hollis. We will definitely be back since we are locals!
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Aug 17, 2019 Zara91913

We went to the Luau to celebrate our friend’s birthday. Dave Hopper was amazing! He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and then some. The food was absolutely delicious and as a pescatarian, I loved that I had many options besides salad. The entertainment during dinner was perfect, playing tunes that had me singing along… Read more
We went to the Luau to celebrate our friend’s birthday. Dave Hopper was amazing! He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and then some. The food was absolutely delicious and as a pescatarian, I loved that I had many options besides salad. The entertainment during dinner was perfect, playing tunes that had me singing along with them. I loved that our dinner show was a Tour Of Polynesia. It was high energy and the performers keep as engaged. And throughout the entire night, Dave was there to ensure that we were still okay. Thank you Dave Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 Dan M

Catamaran is great in the summer. Loved the Luau Hop the event captain really took care of us!!! The food was very good fresh salad and tender meat. Mai tais remind me I’m on vacation 😎. The setting for the Luau on glassy mission bay and the board walk was perfect for bikes and was such a nice evening for a bike ride full moon and all
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation hangout

Aug 17, 2019 Mayaguayaba

Great place to relax by the pool. The kids love the arcade and the pool, which has been heated lately. Chef Greg at the pool grill cooks everything fresh, including French fries from scratch! I just wish that we could get the kids lunch menu ($11) at the pool, instead of having $17.5 burgers! You can order from the restaurant but they charge for… Read more
Great place to relax by the pool. The kids love the arcade and the pool, which has been heated lately. Chef Greg at the pool grill cooks everything fresh, including French fries from scratch! I just wish that we could get the kids lunch menu ($11) at the pool, instead of having $17.5 burgers! You can order from the restaurant but they charge for room service to deliver it at the pool.. pretty lame. Read less