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4.3 out of 5

"Love the location because it’s In mins of walking to the beach , nearby restaurant and stores. Pool was nice. Staff was friendly. Love was very old an ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Pacific Beach Park

Beachfront retreat

With a stay at this Mission Beach resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Pacific Beach Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Belmont Park. SeaWorld and Mission Bay Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 310 guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers.

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room (bedding subject to availability)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Catamaran Resort and Spa ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (22) Couples (7) Family (12)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 19, 2020

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3 out of 5
Love the location because it’s In mins of walking to the beach , nearby restaurant and stores. Pool was nice. Staff was friendly. Love was very old and outdated for the price we paid , considering for 4 stars hotel. When we walked into our room , we felt we didn’t Check-in to a 4 stars hotel but instead 3 or even 2. The only reason we stayed and didn’t check out because we were within short walk to the beach and restaurant. We stayed in the towel with garden view but it was more like looking directly to parking lot. Our room was right by the elevator and exit door to stairs. The Exit door to take the stairs was so hard to open and when we try to closed, it just slammed shut very loud. So imagine us being in the room next to it. We didn’t bother asking to change the room bc all room but of look the same. Overall, we would not return unless it’s being renovated.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Aug 11, 2020

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Aug 20, 2020 by Erika

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Jean. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the resort location and resort amenities. However, we are truly sorry to hear that your guest room did meet your expectations. We have many room types available and hope that you will afford us another chance to earn your trust back next time you visit Mission Bay.

3 out of 5
We got to the hotel and they had "upgraded" our room, to the tower, vs the garden view. The only difference was that there was a kitchenette. Room is completely outdated, bathroom was moldy. We weren't able to sleep the 1st night, as the single pane windows faced the street, so we heard every car, siren and drunk people outside. The next day we were placed in a garden view room. The room, again was outdated, bathroom was moldy, room smelled musty, and the patio door was completely destroyed, you had to push it to open/close it. The room was supposed to have bottled water, we didn't have any; the ice machines didn't work either and we had less than half a roll of toilet paper. That night, the guests in the room below us, played the same techno song from 10p-4a. The following day, I asked for toilet paper and bottled water. When it was time to settle down for the day, the same guests below us, started playing the same song over and over. I contacted the front desk, they advised that security would check. 30 mins later, the music was still playing. I went to the front desk to complain, met with security and they said that they had spoken to those guests the night before. Security went and spoke to the guests, who did lower the music...for one hour and then played the same song over and over, until 4a. The only benefit I saw to this hotel. was the location, other than that, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially for the nightly rate, resort fee and daily parking fee.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Aug 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2020 by Erika

Thank you for your review of your most recent visit. We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark here. We would like the opportunity to connect. Should your time allow, please send us a private message. Thank you again, and we hope that you will afford us another chance next time you visit San Diego.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020

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Jul 13, 2020 by Erika

Thank you for the positive rating! We're glad you had fun at Catamaran and hope your travels bring you back to San Diego again soon!

4 out of 5
Really pretty resort on the bay! Friendly staff. Loved the Polynesian feel. Rooms are clean but a bit outdated

Posted by , from Phoenix on Jul 6, 2020

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Jul 6, 2020 by Erika

Thank you for staying with us, Ellen! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our bayfront resort and hope to welcome you back again soon!

5 out of 5
Beautiful views, just a block away from the ocean beach and right on the bay. Hot tub was very warm and staff were excellent in accommodating any needs.

Posted by , from upstate NY on Mar 1, 2020

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Mar 2, 2020 by Erika

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Cortney! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the resort location and sweeping views of Mission Bay! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon.

4 out of 5
Perfect location, beautiful grounds, spacious rooms, and friendly staff.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2019

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Dec 21, 2019 by Erika

It was our pleasure to have you stay at the Catamaran! From the location and tropical grounds to the rooms and friendly staff, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit!

3 out of 5
It was my 50th birthday and this property and spirit airlines tried to ruin it but we drove to Las Vegas and everything went better.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019

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Dec 13, 2019 by Erika

First of all, happy 50th birthday to you. We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and we sincerely apologize. We hope to welcome you on your next visit to San Diego.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

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Oct 1, 2019 by Erika

Thank you for your five-star review! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

3 out of 5
Our room was in desperate need of updating. Old, worn carpeting & the sliding screen door was inoperable. Maid service was extremely slow. The public areas of the resort were very nice.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Aug 22, 2019 by Erika

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautiful lush gardens! We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding your guestroom and would like to apologize for its unsatisfactory condition. We would like to look into this further. Please feel free to send us a private message with your full name and preferred contact information so that we may share this with our team. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back again!

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 14 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa tub

Property Features

Hit the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with cabanas (surcharge) and umbrellas. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Catamaran Resort and Spa like an outdoor pool and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a spa tub and a steam room. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star San Diego resort is smoke free.

  • 310 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 25,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (14.4 km / 9 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego-Old Town Transit Center (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Catamaran Resort and Spa offers 310 accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Separate bedroom
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Catamaran Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 10
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Car recommended
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Partner property pool access
  • Bicycle storage
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, USD 10 and USD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 27.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Catamaran
  • Catamaran Resort
  • Catamaran Resort San Diego
  • Catamaran San Diego
  • Resort Catamaran
  • Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
  • Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
  • Catamaran Resort Spa
  • Catamaran Resort Spa
  • Catamaran And Spa San Diego
  • Catamaran Resort and Spa Resort
  • Catamaran Resort and Spa San Diego
  • Catamaran Resort and Spa Resort San Diego

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.