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 Best Valet ever!!

Apr 24, 2019 Happysnappy2

Kevin and Mariah, on the valet team, are amazing at their job. My friends and I go and ride bikes then have a drink at the bar every now and then. These two went up and above their job description to give the best service. Kevin helped get the bikes unloaded and Mariah helped me put the kick stand up. It’s the little things that add up and really… Read more
Kevin and Mariah, on the valet team, are amazing at their job. My friends and I go and ride bikes then have a drink at the bar every now and then. These two went up and above their job description to give the best service. Kevin helped get the bikes unloaded and Mariah helped me put the kick stand up. It’s the little things that add up and really show the good work ethic they have. My only complaint is that I had little cash on me and their credit card system does not allow for tips. Beautiful resort with great customer service. Read less
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Apr 24, 2019 Mananee

The Catamaran is a wedding factory. Drop by on any given Saturday and you are bound to see ceremony chairs set-up or a newly minted couple taking photos by the bay. However, from day one Stephany treated us like we were the only wedding of the year. That personal experience stuck with us every step until the big day arrived. Stephany is not only… Read more
The Catamaran is a wedding factory. Drop by on any given Saturday and you are bound to see ceremony chairs set-up or a newly minted couple taking photos by the bay. However, from day one Stephany treated us like we were the only wedding of the year. That personal experience stuck with us every step until the big day arrived. Stephany is not only knowledgeable about the policies, options, and limitations of their venues, but is eternally patient during your decision making process. When we arrived at the reception, before we even entered the Aviary ballroom our Banquet Captain Dave Hoper introduced himself and set the tone for what would be an unforgettable afternoon. All of our guests were enamored with the food and service. We received many compliments from guests how their glasses were always full and food brought continuously. Dave personally and continuously checked in with us throughout the event to make sure every expectation was being met. If you are hesitant to choose the Catamaran because they do a high volume of weddings and you are worried you will just become a number, forget about it. They will make your wedding day special and deliver a personal experience equivalent to the high-end names in the resort game. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, chilled resort, great for kids, but don't stay if you need a fancy room!

Apr 24, 2019 Omnivora London

We had a really lovely stay. The location means that you can enjoy the beach during the day and leave the 20 somethings to have their fun at night! We did have an issue with our room - we were booked in the tower and had requested a lower floor on account of the kids. When we couldn't be accommodated, we were moved (by Phyllis) to a lower room… Read more
We had a really lovely stay. The location means that you can enjoy the beach during the day and leave the 20 somethings to have their fun at night! We did have an issue with our room - we were booked in the tower and had requested a lower floor on account of the kids. When we couldn't be accommodated, we were moved (by Phyllis) to a lower room which was a suite. Thank you very much! The restaurant and bar are very good and the service was brilliant without anyone being obsequious. The whole place has a very relaxed, flip flop vibe. The rooms are overdue a renovation, as many reviews say. That done, this place would be pretty much perfect for my family. The games room is an awesome touch! I could barely tear my kids away. Read less
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Apr 22, 2019 Lubbz412 South Park Township, Pennsylvania

Your first impression of the resort will be wonderful; however you will have some disappointment once you get to the room. The grounds are outstanding. Very clean and well manicured. The wild life is fantastic. The vibe of the resort as you walk to your room increases any expectation that you already have. Then you open the door to your room and… Read more
Your first impression of the resort will be wonderful; however you will have some disappointment once you get to the room. The grounds are outstanding. Very clean and well manicured. The wild life is fantastic. The vibe of the resort as you walk to your room increases any expectation that you already have. Then you open the door to your room and it is very, very average. I was located in the 700 building so I can't speak to the rest of the rooms, but my room was dated to say the least. Perhaps I am used to more modern accommodations, but everything in the room was old. It just wasn't my taste. From the decor, to the carpet, to the bedding, to the TV to the bathroom. You could tell that the rooms have not been updated for a very long time. I did have the opportunity to eat more than a couple of meals there and the food was excellent. The location is fantastic as well. It is very unfortunate that the rooms don't live up to the rest of the resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Easter Sunday Brunch and Cruise!

Apr 21, 2019 Vancelot44 San Diego, California

Our experience went from excellent to outstanding when we met Dave Hopper, Banquet Captain extraordinaire! This man defines "service with smile." He overheard me asking one of his colleagues where I could get some toast and offered to bring it to our table. He was obviously busy, but took just a few minutes to deliver it with a truly gracious… Read more
Our experience went from excellent to outstanding when we met Dave Hopper, Banquet Captain extraordinaire! This man defines "service with smile." He overheard me asking one of his colleagues where I could get some toast and offered to bring it to our table. He was obviously busy, but took just a few minutes to deliver it with a truly gracious spirit. That would have been notable, but then, he later saw my wife in the breakfast buffet line. When he learned she was looking for some crispy bacon, he offered to bring her some and did as before in just a few minutes. His service was so welcome and so sincere it personifies our entire Easter Sunday Brunch. It's hard to imagine a better value than this delightful Brunch and Cruise! Almost 15 years ago, my wife and I had our wedding reception aboard the William D. Evans sternwheeler cruising Mission Bay. Today, after our delicious buffet, we cruised the bay on its sister ship, the Bahia Belle! Treat yourselves to one of the Catamaran's wonderful Brunch and Cruise experiences on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day. You can't go wrong. Thank you to the Catamaran and Dave Hopper! Read less