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 (3143)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Slice of Tropical Paradise in Mission Beach

Jun 25, 2019 Travelswithauntie

I had a staycation with my family in San Diego. Although I’ve been to Mission Beach many times, staying at Catamaran made it seem like I was on an tropical island. The kids loved seeing ducks and koi in ponds all over the resort. Our studio room was spacious and had a beautiful ocean and city view. Everyone who works at the resort was very… Read more
I had a staycation with my family in San Diego. Although I’ve been to Mission Beach many times, staying at Catamaran made it seem like I was on an tropical island. The kids loved seeing ducks and koi in ponds all over the resort. Our studio room was spacious and had a beautiful ocean and city view. Everyone who works at the resort was very friendly and truly helpful. The food from the restaurant and Moray’s Bar was excellent! I would definitely return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredibly misrepresented by reviews and advertising

Jun 24, 2019 Matt T

This place is massively overpriced for a very very poor dated hotel room. The rest of the property is nice but the rooms need millions spent on updates. We were going to be there 3 nights and we left after one night. We got room 751 in the tower. We paid 599. After AAA discount and adding tax and fees it was 579. Everywhere I have paid over 500… Read more
This place is massively overpriced for a very very poor dated hotel room. The rest of the property is nice but the rooms need millions spent on updates. We were going to be there 3 nights and we left after one night. We got room 751 in the tower. We paid 599. After AAA discount and adding tax and fees it was 579. Everywhere I have paid over 500 for a room I have gotten an above average to incredible room. Everywhere! Not here. I feel like the reviews are being manipulated by paying someone or having people who have never stayed there review. In any case I would not stay there again unless the price was 99 dollars or the rooms are completely overhauled. I would also warn others that Pacific Beach is frequented and inhabited by mostly people you would find in the audience of a Jerry Springer show. I’m writing this from my new hotel in La Jolla 10 min away. And a world away. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bat Mitzvah at Catamaran

Jun 24, 2019 JGITZ Vista, California

This is Zack, Jessica's husband, we use the same review account. I was the dj for last weeks Bat Mitzvah. I love this place for an event and the staff is amazing, especially banquet caption Dave Hopper. He made sure anything me and my staff needed was takin care and was great to coordinate with throughout the event to make it a smooth ride!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Beautiful Place with Awesome People!!!

Jun 23, 2019 Dawn Y

This place was beautiful and tranquil!!! I truly felt like I had escaped to an island!!! May was awesome at the front desk!!!! She accommodated us with all of our special requests! The food was delicious and the private beach was amazing!!! Cannot wait to return!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can't get much better than this place

Jun 23, 2019 481ryanw Georgetown, Texas

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 5 nights celebrating our 3rd year anniversary. First time to San Diego and California from Texas. All the staff here are very nice especially Destiny who helped us at the desk. The view from our room (top floor) overlooked both the bay and ocean. So pretty! The birds and fish on hotel grounds are gorgeous and… Read more
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 5 nights celebrating our 3rd year anniversary. First time to San Diego and California from Texas. All the staff here are very nice especially Destiny who helped us at the desk. The view from our room (top floor) overlooked both the bay and ocean. So pretty! The birds and fish on hotel grounds are gorgeous and the ducks like to swim in the pool 😂 Also the Oceana restaraunt at the hotel is very good. Get the eggs Benedict for breakfast and the California seabass for dinner. Da bomb! Only reason we left here was for our cat 🐱 we'll be back next year! 🏖🌊 Read less