Catamaran Resort Hotel And Spa

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, California, 92109-6959, United States | 3 star resort
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This 3 star resort, located in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, is near Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Wave House, and Sculpture Garden.
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          • Spa
          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beach
          • Fitness/Health center
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Kitchenette


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Business Services
          • Kids activities or Babysitting

          TravelPod Member ReviewsCatamaran Resort Hotel And Spa San Diego

          Reviewed by wittfamily5

          A Great way to end

          Reviewed Jul 22, 2016
          by (9 reviews) Bayport, NY , United States Flag of United States

          You never think that AC felt so good but it is. In addition to walking into this luxurious resort, it was a blessing that there was no smell, friendly staff, and a room with normal amenities. We aren't in the area often, but with a place like this, we might need to be.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by arthurp2e


          Reviewed Jan 4, 2016
          by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          It is a great place to stay. It is jungle-themed. It has a coy pond and a restaurant in the hotel.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Catamaran Resort Hotel And Spa San Diego

          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 okay


          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.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Catamaran Resort Hotel And Spa San Diego

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from San Diego

          Last full day, last hotel change

          A travel blog entry by wittfamily5 on Jul 22, 2016

          21 photos

          Even though we had AC and a fan in our room(LOL), when we woke we had breakfast on the rooftop (the one nice amenity) and started searching for a new hotel. We found a room but decided to go to the La Jolla Cove first. It was pretty neat seeing all the sea lions lounging and relaxing on the rocks. Some were actively playing with each other and some …

          Mission Beach

          A travel blog entry by socalpete on Jun 28, 2016

          1 photo

          Lots to do here!

          San Diego

          A travel blog entry by rachenry on Oct 03, 2015

          2 comments, 13 photos

          ... 2) write their ages with fewer than 3 digits. A couple from California and a Grandmother, Mother, Daughter trio from Victoria. Dinner conversation is looking better already.
          Show of the night was a pianist who was excellent, but whose appearance and mannerisms so resembled the character ‘Cal’ from ‘Modern Family’ that it was uncanny, and difficult to take him seriously in his own right.

          Balboa And Stone

          A travel blog entry by kyajade on Jun 29, 2015

          15 photos

          ... goodbye (and left us a card for if we ever visit Texas) and the bartenders were ready to pack up, so we fixed up our tab and headed back towards the hotel.
          We picked a more central street to walk down this time, so it was nicer than the walk down, although it seems 10pm might be the standard curfew for a Monday night, because everything was closed or closing.
          We stopped for a slice of pizza then continued back to the hotel.
          We had to fix up our card at reception, as ...

          And the journey begins!

          A travel blog entry by nicole.edel on Jun 27, 2015

          1 comment

          ... flipping through pictures of the places I’d soon be seeing I snapped myself back out of the spiral of worst-case scenario thoughts one gets in when they realize they just gave up their somewhat stable life.

          I’m an interesting combination. The planned, organized, carefully thoughtful person from my mother and the wild, restless, adventurer from my father; the two always pulling ...

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