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 The most caring resort in San Diego.

Apr 5, 2020 pennykoster

I'm an RN working the COVID 19 crisis frontline. The Catamaran Resort and Spa have been instrumental in helping many of us get through this crisis. I work 12 hours, go to the hotel shower, sleep, have wonderful room service get up to work again and my family can now be more at peace because I am being given an opportunity to do all I can to keep… Read more
I'm an RN working the COVID 19 crisis frontline. The Catamaran Resort and Spa have been instrumental in helping many of us get through this crisis. I work 12 hours, go to the hotel shower, sleep, have wonderful room service get up to work again and my family can now be more at peace because I am being given an opportunity to do all I can to keep my family safe too. Without the kindness and caring of the staff and management at this beautiful resort I would still be entering my home after twelve hours and not be able to find any comfort because I know they fear me because of the job I do. They try not to fear me and I know I try not to notice that I'm currently their biggest threat. The offer to have a safe place to decompress and rejuvinate will never be forgotten. I will be "staycationing" every year at this resort. They will be my only go to spot. They are caring for me when I'm sure they are scared too. Will never be able to THANK them enough. Hope everyone will give this resort their day and vacay buisness. They deserve to be supported in the same way they have supported the healthcare community during this unprecedented pandemic crisis. Read less
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Apr 1, 2020 jnayebi

It has a great location, great views on some rooms, i would recommend this to a friend or family i am a returning guest and have been here many times, it is very peaceful, beautiful pond, fish, birds.
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Apr 1, 2020 Heids I

Beautiful resort and the perfect getaway during strange times. Everyone is taking extra precautions to keep us safe! Antonio in security went out of his way to bring us soda after room service was closed and the soda machine wasn’t working, he made our stay extra special and we are so grateful! :)
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Mar 23, 2020 Dgodkin4

We absolutely loved our stay at the Catamaran Beach Hotel. It was our 50th wedding anniversay and when we arrived at our room, Edith and Anna (hopefully remebering names correctly) had left chilled bottle of Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. It was so inviting and made us feel very special. The whole staff was so gracious to us and… Read more
We absolutely loved our stay at the Catamaran Beach Hotel. It was our 50th wedding anniversay and when we arrived at our room, Edith and Anna (hopefully remebering names correctly) had left chilled bottle of Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. It was so inviting and made us feel very special. The whole staff was so gracious to us and the property was beautiful. From the palm trees, beaches lined with umbrellas for sunbathing, the coy ponds, to the McCaw birds out on display each day, it could not have been better. In fact though it was. After leaving San Diego, my phone was stolen and all my bautiful pictures of our trip were gone. My husband, knowing how disappointed I was called the resort near my 70th birthday in March and explained how my phone was stolen. Steve took the initiative to take not one but about 20 beautiful pictures around the resort area including the gorgeous exotic McCaws and texted them to me. This is definately going the extra mile in customer service. I cannot say enough about what these kind gestures meant to us. Thank you again to the Staff and owners of the Catamaran Beach Hotel for making our 50th Anniversary trip the best anyone could ask for. Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 U144VGandyt

We stayed at the hotel for 4 days in March 2020 during a trip to the west coast. I think it's fair to say that the resort is not quite as good as it looks on the website - it is a bit tired and dated. The first room we were shown was in the tower but faced onto the hotel car park and being on a lower level was not exactly the view we had… Read more
We stayed at the hotel for 4 days in March 2020 during a trip to the west coast. I think it's fair to say that the resort is not quite as good as it looks on the website - it is a bit tired and dated. The first room we were shown was in the tower but faced onto the hotel car park and being on a lower level was not exactly the view we had envisaged. We asked for a room change whcih they kindly obliged with and this had a far better view over the lagoon. That said, the room had a certain smell to it and the decor/furnishings probably haven't been updated for a long while. Overall, we would not plan on returning to the hotel nor recommending it to our friends. Read less