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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Just enjoyed a fabulous meal in the Oceania restaurant. As a group of six we tried five different options from the menu and all were fabulous. The Fillet Mignon were so tender you didn't need the steak knives, the sushi was succulent, the duck breast risotto was divine, the sea bass was superb and the seafood ciopinni was chunky and...

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Recently my family and I stayed at the Catamaran Resort and wow, what a place! The property is beautiful and the guest services were very useful. Steven from valet and Josh from the concierge desk were a huge help for my family and I. Traveling with my mother who is physically disabled makes things more difficult if a hotel/resort cannot...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This hotel is great for families and large groups. The location can't be beat. Right on Mission Beach and walking distance to lots of restaurants and stores, you don't need a car. The rooms are ok, nothing spectacular, but roomy and clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The pool area and restaurant were busy with people from outside...

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I was feeling burned out from work and decided to book an indulgent spa day in town. I chose the Catamaran Spa because of all the amenities. When you book a spa treatment, you have access to the spa (sauna, whirlpool) as well as fitness center and pool for the entire day, and that includes parking. They make you feel...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 February 2016

When you book a special reservation at a place you have never visited, and rely entirely upon online reviews, you are always a bit apprehensive until you are actually there. Well, that is what we did for a special Valentine's seafood dinner while mini-vacationing in a warm clime after fleeing the bitter Midwest chill. And we loved it! The Oceana...

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This resort had great features - clean rooms, wonderful food , great views, easy easy access to the beach- but the staff was the best feature. Super helpful and pleasant from the room staff to the front desk to the restaurant... all great. And if you don't want to eat there (even though the food was excellent) there are lots...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My girlfriends and I chose this hotel for a fun girl's overnight without having to drive anywhere. We couldn't have made a better choice. The restaurant is fantastic, the grounds are beautiful and the staff were very well trained and courteous. Our room overlooked the bay and we spent a lovely Sunday in February sitting in their pretty beach chairs...

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Leeds
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Absolutely amazing resort that has the feeling of a luxury island getaway. The theme of the hotel continues seemingly through the whole resort, the tropical style with the little 'rivers' and pools that ran throughout the grounds were delightful. The parrots and birds are a must see especially when the handler puts on a show for you, the birds are...

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Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Chose this hotel because of it's location. It's a Polynesian theme that has a retro feeling to it - in a good way. Our room was in the tower and was updated. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wished we had more time to explore the grounds but unfortunately we were there for some of the few rainy days that they...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 5 February 2016

They give us a free upgrade to a room over looking the bay. The restaurant has great food. We did not rent a car the bus stop is on Mission ave. you can get a bus pass (compass card) for $5.00 a day it will take you any where you what to go including the airport.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the few resorts on Mission Bay to not charge a resort fee! The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a paradisiacal destination located on the shores of Mission Bay and mere steps from San Diego’s famous Pacific Beach. With features including lush tropical gardens and private beach, this Polynesian-themed hotel offers an ideal blend of fun and tranquility all year-round. Established in 1958, the Catamaran is a paradise featuring more than 1,000 varieties of exotic plants and animals from around the world. Palm trees, bamboo, waterfalls and koi ponds appeal to the senses, while playful parrots delight and intrigue guests. The Catamaran’s architecture, reminiscent of the traditional Colonial Hawaiian style, boasts accents including totem poles handcrafted in Bali, art pieces such as tapa cloth from Vanuatu and a beautiful front desk constructed of Black Koa wood imported directly from Tahiti. At the Catamaran, guests are checked into one of 310 guest rooms, studios or suites, each with a private balcony or patio that opens to stunning views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Beach neighborhood and coastline, or the hotel’s lush tropical gardens. All guests are provided a full range of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. On-site dining options include Oceana Coastal Kitchen, rated by Zagat as one of San Diego’s most anticipated restaurants of 2015 and featuring chef-driven surf and turf dishes. Next door to this signature restaurant is Moray’s, where guests can sip on a signature Moray’s Mai Tai, savor a local craft beer and enjoy daily happy hour specials. Both venues feature a blend of indoor and patio spaces, the latter lined with tiki torches, fire pit tables and lush palms. Guests may also choose to grab a bite poolside at the Catamaran’s full bar and grill which serves up barbecue favorites during the spring and summer months. Another standout summer special is the Catamaran’s signature luaus, featuring live performers that guide guests through the cultures of the South Pacific as they enjoy a Hawaiian buffet. Those who prefer to spend their time on the water can opt for a cruise on the Bahia Belle, a replica of an 1860s-era sternwheeler that tours around Mission Bay. Step back in time and enjoy a colorful sunset from the top deck, or kick up your heels as the vessel becomes a vibrant nightlife destination with live entertainment and a full-service bar. The Catamaran Spa—the only beachfront spa in San Diego—offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments including massages, facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy treatments and more—carried out with all-natural marine and botanical elements. Additional wellness amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, beach cabanas, an open air fitness center, seasonal outdoor yoga classes and more. Further vacation activities include rental paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles and Segways. The Catamaran is also located within the beach towns Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, where guests can stroll the boardwalk or the iconic Crystal Pier, play at the beach or experience a variety of cafes and boutiques. The resort is also within 10 miles of major San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Downtown’s Gaslamp District and the San Diego International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-6959
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: €183 - €367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 315
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Also Known As:
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Family Hotel in San Diego
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#94 Business Hotel in San Diego
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