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Another huge day for the mighty travelers today! Starting with a sleep in ( much deserved and somehow still not enough)...We strolled downhill to the local markets and got some fresh fruit and a yoghurt for brekky along with some other bits and pieces we had forgotten... Suncream!!!! We were at Meg and Steve's lobby at 10.30 sharp and jumped In with our Uber driver and headed to Staples Centre for the playoffs games between the LA ...
... around, we stumbled across a gallery, owned by the family of Chuck Jones, the creator of all those great Warner Bros characters, including my favorite, Wyle E. Coyote.
Found a nice Pub for a light dinner and a drink, then back to the motel. The view was not much chop during the day, but at night, the view was truly magnificent.
Tomorrow the exploration of San Diego ...
... photos and telling the relationships to each other. When we got there, they were just throwing in some fruit and veggies for them, so they were pretty active...and impressive. Thru another exotic bird area and to the Lemur walk - where you go right into the cage with them. They pretty much ignore you...two of them walked a few feet past us - cool to watch them...
Then it was off to the safari ride...it was about 30 min ...
... the kids with uncle Buck (me). We played with dinosaurs, played Trouble, set up some Twister and had a snack. I can neither confirm nor deny rumors we had more ice cream than the "recommended" portions.
The bike shop had to order a few parts so my bike will not be ready till Wednesday. So I will be sponging off of . . . Errrrr . . . I mean visiting in San Diego for several more days.
Today was a day to relax and enjoy the water. (We went to Pacific Beach to ride some waves). The water was a bit chilly so it was hard to get in and stay in for a long time. So I played in the sand half of the time. Before we got in the water we ate at a restaurant on the boardwalk called Green Flash. I got a hamburger and it was delicious. My mom and dad got fish tacos which they both say are the best ever. My mom and dads friend Brenda and her daughter Mariah met us ...
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Location, Location, Location
There is one great thing about this hotel and that is the great location to both bay and beach. Waterfront rooms provide a great view and convenience. But....the rooms were uncomfortable and not maintained well. The staff appeared inexperienced. If you are looking for a true "resort" - this is NOT the place for you.
What a DUMP!!!
This is one of THE WORST hotels I have ever encountered in my life.
This is one of those situations where I feel that the other reviewers must be smoking crack.
We have been to San Diego numerous times, and last July 4th, we decided to try a new hotel (new to us). Based on the "Fodor's choice" review, we booked the Catamaran. For $330 per night, I was led to a dingy, dirty, dark room on the 7th floor of the tower, right near the elevator. The hallway was narrow, with a low ceiling, and I could see that there were a ton of people packed into the room across the hall.
There was absolutely no soundproofing, so I could hear all the noise from the seedy part of Mission Beach below. Worst of all, I had a view of the parking lot. I immediately checked out and went straight back to where we stayed last year, the Hilton on Mission Bay, where I got a beautiful, quiet, newly designed, bayfront room for $229 per night.
This is the first time in my life that I FLED a hotel, shaking with anger and pure disgust.
How does the Catamaran stay in business? Who pays these prices? It's astonishing.
What a relief
After an horrendous experience at Paradise Point Resort, which fortunatley only lasted 2 hrs (As long as it took to check out and book into another resort!!) we arrived at the Catamaran, and opted for a room with a view in the tower. We were on the 5th floor and had a fantastic view of the bay and the Seaworld fireworks display at night (If you like that kind of thing). The room was great with full kitchen and microwave included. The room was always spotless and was cleaned thoroughly every day for our 10 day stay. Staff very friendly and the resort is perfectly located We will definitely go back, however not in June gloom again!! Great place.
One of the most beautiful hotels I've been in. My friend had his 16th birthday party in the Executive Suite and it was amazing. Beautiful view, beautiful room with 3 seperate rooms in it and a full size kitchen. If you ever get to stay at this hotel and can be in that suite I would highly recommend it.
Nice Place, Great People!!!!
I had a nice three day stay at the Catamaran. Easy access and close to many of San Diego's fine attractions. The nice thing was, I didn't even have to leave the resort to have a great time. The rooms were clean and the atmoshere was friendly. If you make the choice to vacation here, go meet the great staff at Moray. Dainty piano bar with personality plus. The people are great. Mike
Just returned from 2 nights at the Catamaran. We walked in and found 2 beds. We called the front desk and requested one bed. She could only guarantee us a queen bed for one night and we might have to move to another room the next night. She offered us a king suite with ocean view for $35 more/night. Not worth the money. The "living room" had the ocean view but the bedroom had a king bed with 1 foot of clearance on the left of the bed and 2 foot of clearance on the right side (sort of like sleeping in a box). The window in the bedroom looked out to the garden not the ocean. We stayed in our original room. The bathroom wallpaper was peeling off and one of the his and her sinks was clogged(the king suite only had one sink). We had a second story room (not in the tower) and could hear everytime someone walked up/down the stairs or shut their doors. All in all, not what we had hoped for.
A lulu pig roast dinner
I had good time enjoying a show for Lulu with a pig roast. The dinner was delicious and enjoyed the music on the beach with my kids and my wife. Worth staying there for a lot of fun and visit the beach and the bay with the Catamaran Resort. Even they have kids program at the resort.
Get-Away place to stay at Catamaran Resort
An Exotic Place to visit with a lot of tropical plants and beautiful parrots from all over the world at this hotel. Great staff, Great food, Great Service, and Great Get-Away.
"A Beach Zoo Hotel"at Catamaran Resort Hotel
The Catamaran is a beach with Eden Gardens around. Beautiful fish and parrots with streams and ponds around the resort on the beach. Rare Palms and plants from all over the world. I loved the parrots. I wish I can take one with me. But these birds belong at the garden. There is a magnificent waterfall in the lobby as we entered from outside. It's a "San Diego Zoo Hotel on the Beach" at the best location. The hotel offers water sports to rent kayaks or jet ski or windsurf at the bay. Even the food is good to eat at Atoll restaurant or Cannibal bar on the beach. I'll love to come back again soon with my finance.
What a view!!!
Having lived in San Diego for 19 years, the last thing I want to do, is to stay in a hotel that is about 15 minutes away from home. But the Catamaran Hotel in Mission Bay was a home away from home. My husband had a 2 days workshop at the hotel. While I soaked in the sun with my bag of chips and soda by the beach in January, he was enjoying lunch with his buddies in the Atoll restuarant. We had a breathtaking, fantastic room facing the bay and beautiful city lights on the 10th floor. On the last night we even dance to the music of Salsa Encendida. We had a wonderful 2 nights. After being spoiled by room service breakfast and the friendly staff, I sure didn't want to go back!! I will recommend you to try them.