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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love this Resort !!

Jan 19, 2021 Rowehm

We have stayed here a few times and every time have the best experience. This last time we were there for New Years and thru and had an outstanding time even despite Covid. Dave Hopper the banquet captain was amazing each day we were there. He was very hospitable and in making sure we were taken care of each day with our bay front seats. Thank you… Read more
We have stayed here a few times and every time have the best experience. This last time we were there for New Years and thru and had an outstanding time even despite Covid. Dave Hopper the banquet captain was amazing each day we were there. He was very hospitable and in making sure we were taken care of each day with our bay front seats. Thank you to all the staff for making our time so great and to Dave especially for being so helpful, upbeat and personable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Favorite Hotel in San Diego

Jan 17, 2021 SanDiegoNative73 San Diego, California

I’ve been meaning to write this review for sometime now. We have stayed at the Catamaran three times now and each time I love the experience. It’s like stepping into old Polynesia and it’s amazing. But, what helps this beautiful resort stand out is the people working there. Every time, we find someone that just makes us feel totally at home.… Read more
I’ve been meaning to write this review for sometime now. We have stayed at the Catamaran three times now and each time I love the experience. It’s like stepping into old Polynesia and it’s amazing. But, what helps this beautiful resort stand out is the people working there. Every time, we find someone that just makes us feel totally at home. Whether it’s the lady caring for Chadwick and the rest of the parrots or a person at the front desk it’s always wonderful customer service. This time, I really want to mention Debora in Reservations. Debora, you are the best! She totally went out of her way to help make our stay even more enjoyable. Thank you Debora and everyone at the Catamaran. We can’t wait to stay again.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty Outside, Not Great Inside

Jan 17, 2021 Aaron B Chandler, Arizona

We visited San Diego this weekend and stayed a couple nights at the resort. I am avid traveler and when I pay for a 4 or 5 star hotel I expect alot. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, they even gave us a "upgraded" room that we were excited about. The property outside and around the resort is very pretty and well kept. BUT as soon as we… Read more
We visited San Diego this weekend and stayed a couple nights at the resort. I am avid traveler and when I pay for a 4 or 5 star hotel I expect alot. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, they even gave us a "upgraded" room that we were excited about. The property outside and around the resort is very pretty and well kept. BUT as soon as we entered the room it went down hill quick. The room was very outdated and very dirty. The carpet had cheetos on it, the bed had hair and lint everywhere. The outdated wall paper was turning yellow, the ceilings were separating from the walls. The bathroom was sooooo gross! The grout was black from the dirt, the tub had food in it, the floors were brown but the tile was white. We had dirty towels, very nasty soap dishes and plates. Cobwebs and dust hanging from the ceilings. There was a huge brown recluse spider web on the patio and balcony, the beam on the balcony was cracked and had a ton of termite damage. We were very grossed out with the room tbh but we were hardly in it during the day as we were enjoying the sun. Plus I dont like to make a scene unless needed. All in all a ok Resort but for the $173 a night I was expecting a little more. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Demonstration of outstanding hospitality by Dave Hopper, Banquet Captain

Jan 11, 2021 sunkaye40

Dave is very personable and welcoming to us. He exudes a warm "Catamaran" feeling of special status to make us feel comfortable. Thank you for employing someone like Dave who obviously and easily demonstrates outstanding character and a willingness to help. Sharon L
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outdoor accommodations Dave Hopper

Jan 7, 2021 dunndaenz10

We want to thank Dave for welcoming us to the beach side accommodations. He's been so kind to offer us chairs, direct us to the kiosk where we're able to purchase food and drinks. It's been a difficult time in all our lives and his positive attitude has meant so much to us. We thank the Catamaran and will continue to recommend our out of town… Read more
We want to thank Dave for welcoming us to the beach side accommodations. He's been so kind to offer us chairs, direct us to the kiosk where we're able to purchase food and drinks. It's been a difficult time in all our lives and his positive attitude has meant so much to us. We thank the Catamaran and will continue to recommend our out of town guest to you! Debi, Suzzette & Michelle Read less