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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Family Vacation!

Nov 20, 2019 Monica J

I have been meaning to write a review of our April stay at Catamaran, as are headed to Bahia next week (same owners). I can honestly say our stay at The Catamaran was perfect. We had our 7yr old son, and the pool, hot tub and “free arcade” is where he wanted to spend most of his time. We were able to lounge on comfy chairs, poolside, and enjoy… Read more
I have been meaning to write a review of our April stay at Catamaran, as are headed to Bahia next week (same owners). I can honestly say our stay at The Catamaran was perfect. We had our 7yr old son, and the pool, hot tub and “free arcade” is where he wanted to spend most of his time. We were able to lounge on comfy chairs, poolside, and enjoy drinks. When we were bored with pool we hopped over to the beach on the bay or Pacific Beach (just across the street). Every morning I got up and got is coffee from the cute coffee shop, and some pastries or yogurt. The gift shop was nearby, so I often stopped by to look at the clothes and trinkets. The location of this hotel is perfect. We walked to restaurants and the beach every day. We ate at the restaurant onsite twice. Amazing food, and great ambiance. We returned one night to sit by the firepit and enjoy dessert. We are excited to try the sister hotel, Bahia Resort, next week. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love Catamaran Resort and Spa

Nov 20, 2019 ReflexEventServices San Diego, California

We have been working with Catamaran for several decades now and couldn't be more proud to service this Resort. We love being able to work together to go above and beyond for our shared clients in a place of paradise. Shout out to all of the staff especially Banquet Manager Dave Hopper, who always makes us feel like family and is quick to our needs
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service - Wouldnt stay anywhere else

Nov 20, 2019 Terisuebernie Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Stayed at the Catamaran a few months ago. We checked in late at night, but Antonio was more then helpful accommodating us for whatever we needed. The next day we purchases some packages and Chris the bell hop was more then helpful in loading and unloading our Uber of our packages. The handsome Steven and Edgar at the valet desk were more then… Read more
Stayed at the Catamaran a few months ago. We checked in late at night, but Antonio was more then helpful accommodating us for whatever we needed. The next day we purchases some packages and Chris the bell hop was more then helpful in loading and unloading our Uber of our packages. The handsome Steven and Edgar at the valet desk were more then helpful in everything we needed and we looked forward to seeing their smiling faces and greetings every day. Makes such a difference when you feel the professionalism and genuine happiness in their voices. Thank you for a very pleasant stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family hotel

Nov 19, 2019 rebeccamccoy

Our stay at the Catamaran Resort was wonderful. The resort is beautiful and in a great location. The rooms were great and the staff was great. We really enjoyed the Moray bar for drinks and food. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Catamaran the best hotel in San Diego

Nov 19, 2019 SteveR7894553 San Jose, California

Well the best hotel in San Diego has to be the Catamaran. I have coming here since 1974. The grounds are great, along with the rooms, the staff and restaurants. A great pool and spa area. The last review I put on I for got to press the 5 star button, they are a 5 star hotel. My favorite staff member is Denyse at the Moray’s bar she always a has a… Read more
Well the best hotel in San Diego has to be the Catamaran. I have coming here since 1974. The grounds are great, along with the rooms, the staff and restaurants. A great pool and spa area. The last review I put on I for got to press the 5 star button, they are a 5 star hotel. My favorite staff member is Denyse at the Moray’s bar she always a has a great big smile, she friendly, and gives excellent service. She one the best bartenders I know. Please stop by and have a drink at her bar. Read less