Catamaran Resort Hotel
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... idea of California and it had taken the whole trip to find it wrapped up on one beach in San Diego.
Back to the hotel and we weren't starving hungry, but needed something. I thought it a good idea to go to TGI Friday for dinner as we could get a few dishes and share them as opposed to full meals. This worked a treat. One main, one starter and a kids meal was enough for all four of us yet again. We have certainly got the hang of not over ordering food as ...
... for 8 people. We went out to a few coves and tried our luck with the fish but as the guy informed us 'nothing is biting at the moment' so we packed up the fishing stuff and headed out to the hoover dam. We couldn't get into it from where were but there were some great sights on the way round.We took the boat back and headed back to the car as the heat was astounding at 122F (50 degrees Celsius!!!!!) The next couple of days we stayed at the MGM Grand it's ...
... would rather be awkward being the random third wheel when they hadn't seen each other for months. And I was genuinely tired. So I retired to sleep on the couch. Next day, ( Tuesday 21st ) I head to Pacific Beach to see if I could book a room at the Banana Bungalow Hostel right on the water front. I checked it out the previous day. So all buses and trolley to there was pretty straightforward. I tried to get a bed, however they ...
... of Trapezing in the Californian hills. So we left San Diego and headed off on our coastal tour.
First stop on our guided tour of California was Coronado Island. Low and behold we have our own official tour guide to run us through the history of the Island, properties and naval uses. Sam has built an impressive knowledge of the area which meant we also only got told the interesting bits!! ;-) This was a place filled with money!
... done. But it got done.
She hands me three boarding passes (see pictures). This is odd. You see my plane ticket (see picture) is from San Diego to Minneapolis and then from Minneapolis to Sao Paulo. If I count well, that's two flights. Yet I get three boarding passes. Mmmhhh, look like there's a stopover in Detroit. Anyway. I have no time to spare as there's a ton of people at security and I've got to get going.
Of course, I end up in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Catamaran Resort Hotel 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.
This is one of THE WORST hotels I have ever encountered in my life.
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.