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"Nice location on Mission Bay, nice grounds, friendly staff. Not impressed with the restaurant and it sounded like workers were moving furniture above ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 13 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront aparthotel near Belmont Park

Beachfront retreat

With a stay at this Mission Beach aparthotel, you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Belmont Park and 6 miles (10 km) of La Jolla Cove. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Birch Aquarium and Balboa Park.

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free aparthotel. 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 apartments offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$290* Per night/room Oct 30 - Oct 31

Deluxe Garden Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View (Bay View Studio)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Bay View, Tower (Bay View Tower Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View, Tower (Garden View Studio)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View (Garden Room Two Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Catamaran Resort and Spa ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (9) Couples (9) Family (11)
3 out of 5
Nice location on Mission Bay, nice grounds, friendly staff. Not impressed with the restaurant and it sounded like workers were moving furniture above us most nights. Room across the hall had a loud fan noise of some sort at night and part of the day Not worth the 4 night stay at over $400 per night.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 15, 2022 by Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Lori. This is not indicative of the quality stay we wish to provide. We are sorry to hear about the noise. You can be confident that we will discuss these matters with our team to ensure that we are providing the best service possible. Please accept our apologies for falling short. Should your travels bring you back to the area, we would love another chance to impress you.

5 out of 5
Outstanding, Friendly, service that goes out of their way to help guests have no worries with their stay. And always service with a smile. Great Food. Great Eco Area. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Posted by , from WAYNESFIELD on Apr 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 8, 2022 by Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Chris! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed our exotic paradise on the sparkling shores of Mission Bay. Thank you for highlighting our terrific and dedicated staff, as well as our delicious menu offerings at Oceana Coastal Kitchen. We cannot wait to have you back again and hopefully for a much longer stay. Thank you again from all of us here at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. See you again soon!

3 out of 5
Loved the grounds close to beach, pool lacked towels chronically. Had to buy our own. Room size very comfortable size. On of the two beds did not have fresh linens we never saw housekeeping so used same towels for four days no one even emptied the trashes in the room Do four days for three people. luxury towels and sheets would make a huge difference as our towels were thin and worn out. It is a beautiful place that is “tired”. Needs freshing up with paint and room renovations. Best part is the amazing vegetation and rare ducks and birds

Posted by on Mar 20, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 24, 2022 by Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Thank you for your feedback, Joan. We appreciate your compliments of our beautiful exotic grounds and birds, lush vegetation, and comfortable accommodations. We are truly sorry to hear about the linens and towels. All rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to each guest’s arrival as per our Clean & Care Commitment. Additionally, to protect the health and safety of our guests and employees, housekeeping service is available for limited service upon request only with contact-less delivery of items. We have sent your comments to our management team for consideration. Thank you for being a guest. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

2 out of 5
Well worn hotel, rooms that haven't been updated in a long time, extra fees that aren't explained when you check in, although close to beach. Staff does their best and are pleasant but keep looking as this place is over priced for what you get.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 19, 2022 by Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Thank you for your candid review. We have forwarded your comments to our management team, who we understand have contacted you directly. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible guest experience, we have begun remodeling our guest rooms, and anticipate completion by summer, 2022. Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope you come back for an improved experience.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

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4 out of 5

Posted by , from SEWICKLEY on Nov 23, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

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1 out of 5
The closeness to the beaches

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2021 by Erika

Thank you for staying with us, William. While we are happy to receive positive comments, we are disappointed with the low rating. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back again in the near future because we would very much appreciate the chance to provide you with the five-star experience you deserve.

5 out of 5
Truly enjoyed our stay -- exactly what we wanted/needed. The rooms are due for an "facelift". WiFi needs improvement.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2021 by Erika

Thank you for staying with us, Neal. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

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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. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli 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 aparthotel also offers a spa tub, a steam room, and a garden. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star San Diego aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 310 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • 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
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • 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 complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered weekly. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Separate bedroom
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • 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/bodyboarding nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction 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. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. 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
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

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 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 125.00 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Car recommended
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property is not currently implementing any enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 40.50 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

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

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 38.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125.00 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

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 aparthotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.