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3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/09/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#14 of 285 in San Diego
Travellers' Choice
The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a paradisiacal destinationon the shores of Mission Bay and mere steps from San Diego’s famous Pacific Beach. Featuring lush tropical gardens and a private beach, this Polynesian-themed hotel offers 310 guest rooms, studios or suites, each with a private balcony or patio. On-site amenities include signature restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen, featuring a surf and turf menu and a patio lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables and lush palms, and the Catamaran Spa, the only beachfront spa in San Diego. Additional activities include bicycle and water-sport rentals and the beach towns of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, featuring a beachside boardwalk, Crystal Pier and a variety of cafés and boutiques. The Catamaran is conveniently located within 10 miles of major attractions including SeaWorld,the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego International Airport.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Game room
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Angela M wrote a review Yesterday
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Stayed at the Catameran for a couple nights with my husband and 2 kids. Was skeptical at first due to some of the negative reviews. Although the room was pretty average, Kalilah at the front desk made my stay much better. We didn’t know what to do in the area, and she suggested we attend the luau. It was so much fun and the kids loved it! Little taste of the islands in San Diego.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ashtone wrote a review Mar 2022
Phelan, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Except for the last two, really hard, years, we have stayed here every year for our family vacation. The hotel is absolutely fantastic, perfectly located , and the customer service is exceptional. One employee in particular, Diante, went above and beyond to ensure our return stay was especially fabulous! He is a joy to talk to, was super informative, and is a tremendous asset to The Catamaran.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded 10 Mar 2022
Our sincerest thanks go out to you for returning to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that our Reservations representative was helpful in planning your stay. Families will find the Catamaran to be the ideal destination thanks to the abundance of activities and amenities. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Carmen S wrote a review Yesterday
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I called your hotel to request additional information regarding your sunset Luau and your hotel operator was so rude and disrespectful. I was such an inconvenience to her. She cut me off. Refused to give me her name and talked over me the entire time. She kept telling me to go back online and read. There was no need for her rude and disrespectful behavior. She is obviously in the wrong business. I am a new customer that wanted to book 2 rooms for 3 nights and 9 Luau tickets. With the service I just received I don't think I will ever stay at your hotel if this is a representation of the service you provide. I called your hotel at 7:42pm today Monday June 27th. She refused to identify herself, however I hope you are able to identify who she is with this information as she will cost you a lot of business as her behavior is a liability. I am appalled and disappointed how I was treated by your employee. Training in beyond her.
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Date of stay: June 2022
travelkookoo wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
Another awesome stay at the Catamaran, and as always the staff was excellent. Ryan checked us in during a very busy time at the front desk and patiently met all of our requests. It started our trip on a great note and made our stay at a fantastic resort hotel even better.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
laurie h wrote a review Yesterday
Thibodaux5 contributions
Renee stauffer was excellent. She was so helpful in planning my trip. Her kindness was really appreciated. She gave me several great suggestions. I was glad I was able to speak to her. She made the whole scheduling a breeze. Thanks Renee. We will be traveling there in September. I can not wait to get there. And because of Renee I was able to book a ground suite that we are all looking forward to using! She even suggested things I might need for our grand baby that she can have I. The room waiting! Thanks thanks
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Tammy wrote a review Yesterday
La Mesa, California1 contribution
I called to make a reservation for August of 2022 and spoke with Rene. She made the transaction very easy. Explained all fees that would be involved and gave me total cost of my stay! Thank you Rene for all your help! I’m looking forward to my stay at the Catamaran in San Diego 😊
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lynn T wrote a review Yesterday
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I wanted to book a room that could accommodate all of our wants and needs, as there were many. I spoke with Renée and could not have been happier with her services. Throughout the call I thanked her because she was so kind and helpful and knowledgeable. She knew exactly things that could make our stay perfect for us! At on point thanking her, she said, "my job is to make you happy!" I want the management to know how happy she's made us! Thank you Renée!!!! You're the Best!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
stephanie t wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
We've stayed at the Catamaran before and when we booked our room last time we were helped by Renee. She was so, personal and so patient, and very helpful with all my questions. We just decided last week to book another stay and asked for Renee when we called reservations. Well, it wasn't a fluke, Renee was amazing again! She made all kinds of suggestions for our stay and was so knowledgeable about the hotel. She gave exceptional customer service and made us feel taken care of! We will definitely ask for Renee when we book again!
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
GrandTour569437 wrote a review 26 Jun
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Celebrating my birthday this year and every year at the Catamaran Hotel. I start the planning process with reservations and hit the best agent that I could ever hope for. Julian you were fantastic and helped me to make this an event worth looking forward to. Thank you so very much ~
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Harry p wrote a review 25 Jun
1 contribution
It was so great being in the between the bay and the beach. Their was this really cool dude who gave me great service multiple times named Joe. Hope to visit the catamaran again soon because it is really a beautiful site to see. And I suggest it to anyone who’s a beach bum
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Ryan Wilson, Marketing at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Responded yesterday
Dear Harry, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed our resort's unbeatable location in San Diego, providing guests with convenient access to both Mission Bay and Mission Beach in addition to many great local restaurants and attractions. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your next visit back!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Promenade at Pacific Beach (0.3 km), Cannibal Bar (0.05 km), and Playa Tortuga (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oceana Coastal Kitchen, La Playa Taco Shop, and Woody's Breakfast and Burgers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (5.4 km), Mormon Battalion Historic Site (6.7 km), and Whaley House Museum (6.8 km).