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Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92169 US near Exit 23b on I-5 (~2.4mi)
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4.0 Star Property
Cleaning Policy: We have increased the frequency with which our public areas, guest rooms, high-contact surfaces and objects, and facilities are deep-cleaned and disinfected, using hospital-grade disinfectants. For example, payment portals and styluses are disinfected after each use, and employee break areas and restrooms are disinfected hourly during the day. We also offer hand sanitizer throughout the property for guest and employee use. Copies of our social distancing and sanitation protocol are posted at the entrance to the lobby and outlets that serve food to go. Additionally, all employees are required to wear face masks and workstations are separated by at least six feet. Our staff members also have a strict prevention program in place that includes not reporting to work when demonstrating any cold or flu-like symptoms, and call-offs related to illness are reported to our Human Resources team for monitoring.
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4.0/5

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Avg. Group Discount of 17.1%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel has 310 rooms
  • Hotel has 13 floors
  • Hotel has 51 suites
  • Check in time: 4p
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 27 meeting rooms
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01/27/2022 - 01/28/2022
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Verified Reviews of Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice facility great location dated rooms."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We enjoyed the overall feel of the resort, it was easy to park and at a great location. Negatives were long checkin line, dated rooms and no housekeeping service during our stay which we were surprised about. Our room in the tower had a view of the parking garage only. Overall was fine but potential to be much nicer.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-May-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 14 to Sun May 16 2021 at a $257.27 average nightly rate.
"Resort grounds and facilities are stellar along with the staff"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I enjoyed the venue for my niece’s wedding and the staff was courteous and welcoming. The accommodation we received for the first night was the worst I have ever experienced however room 104 was cramped and smelly (like a college frat house). The next two nights, after we told the front desk about the smell, we were given a room on the 11th floor with beautiful balcony views of the ocean and a kitchenette! I would suggest that the staff steam clean the carpets when they receive a comment about smell and avoid negative PR for future guests! Overall, it was a positive experience!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 19 to Sun Sep 22 2019 at a $282.26 average nightly rate.
"Excelente place! Amazing!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
10 for spa 10 for serviços in general 6 for restaurante and bar
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Feb-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 13 to Tue Feb 18 2014 at a $124.66 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

81
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Summary of 2,222 verified reviews

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Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good club hotel. Great pool. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

97/100
240 reviews

"Awesome beach and beach sports."

Location

91/100
498 reviews

"Great location." Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Sightseeing is average.

Pool

81/100
79 reviews

"Good pool, acceptably clean."

Service

76/100
478 reviews

"Service staff are friendly and bar service is great, but housekeeping isn't as impressive." General service, restaurant service and reception are decent. Recreation staff is nice. Room service could have been improved. Hotel security is ok.

Amenities

66/100
393 reviews

"Beautiful grounds, with okay amenities and somewhat outdated facilities." Poorly reviewed entrance area and poor handicap accessibility. Elevator in need of updating. Terrace is not particularly attractive. Unspectacular architecture.

Breakfast

63/100
17 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

WiFi

59/100
8 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Bar

59/100
20 reviews

"Bar is alright with good drinks. Good bar service."

Room

44/100
666 reviews

"Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture." Poor balconies and badly cleaned bathrooms. Spacious rooms with excellent views. Kitchenettes, TV's, beds, and A/C are all substandard. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

41/100
337 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Good resort hotel. Nice for romantic trips. Awesome for a beach holiday.

Value

36/100
159 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Food is a bit overpriced."

Cleanliness

22/100
256 reviews

"Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from families.

"Good beach sports."

Beach

97/100
68 reviews

"Awesome beach and beach sports."

Location

93/100
165 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach. Sightseeing is average.

Service

77/100
136 reviews

"Service is great, except for some complaints about housekeeping." Average reception and service professionalism is typical. Recreation staff is nice.

Amenities

61/100
127 reviews

"Hotel grounds are nice, but the entrance area isn't, and amenities are decent but outdated." Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture.

Breakfast

59/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Food

52/100
47 reviews

"Bad overall dining experience with a bad menu." Food is pricey and snacks are subpar.

Room

43/100
207 reviews

"Beds are substandard in outdated, badly-maintained and untidy rooms." Rooms are poorly-furnished and cleaned, with insufficient A/C. Spacious rooms with excellent views. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

35/100
107 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Value

35/100
43 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Food is a bit overpriced."

Cleanliness

22/100
99 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Spacious rooms. Great view."

Beach

97/100
6 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

89/100
18 reviews

"Great location."

Service

73/100
12 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Amenities

66/100
11 reviews

"Hotel buildings are substandard but amenities are OK."

Room

36/100
21 reviews

"Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture." Great view.

Vibe

31/100
9 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Cleanliness

21/100
10 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good club hotel. Great pool. Great location. Beautiful beach."

Beach

97/100
237 reviews

"Awesome beach and beach sports."

Location

91/100
490 reviews

"Great location." Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach. Pricey, inconvenient parking. Sightseeing is average.

Pool

81/100
79 reviews

"Good pool, acceptably clean."

Service

76/100
476 reviews

"Service staff are friendly and bar service is great, but housekeeping isn't as impressive." General service, restaurant service and reception are decent. Recreation staff is nice. Room service could have been improved. Hotel security is ok.

Amenities

66/100
392 reviews

"Beautiful grounds, with okay amenities and somewhat outdated facilities." Poorly reviewed entrance area and poor handicap accessibility. Elevator in need of updating. Terrace is not particularly attractive. Unspectacular architecture.

Breakfast

61/100
16 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Bar

59/100
20 reviews

"Bar is alright with good drinks. Good bar service."

WiFi

59/100
8 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Room

44/100
663 reviews

"Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture." Poor balconies and badly cleaned bathrooms. Spacious rooms with excellent views. Kitchenettes, TV's, beds, and A/C are all substandard. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

41/100
336 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Value

37/100
157 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Food is a bit overpriced."

Cleanliness

22/100
255 reviews

"Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from families.

"Good beach sports. Good restaurants & bars in the area."

Beach

97/100
67 reviews

"Awesome beach and beach sports."

Location

93/100
162 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy." Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach. Sightseeing is average.

Service

77/100
134 reviews

"Service is great, except for some complaints about housekeeping." Average reception and service professionalism is typical. Recreation staff is nice.

Amenities

61/100
127 reviews

"Hotel grounds are nice, but the entrance area isn't, and amenities are decent but outdated." Elevator in need of updating. Unspectacular architecture.

Food

51/100
45 reviews

"Poor menus and okay food. Food is pricey and snacks are subpar."

Room

43/100
206 reviews

"Beds are substandard in outdated, badly-maintained and untidy rooms." Rooms are poorly-furnished and cleaned, with insufficient A/C. Spacious rooms with excellent views. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

35/100
107 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Value

35/100
43 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Food is a bit overpriced."

Cleanliness

22/100
99 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 65/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great view."

Beach

97/100
6 reviews

"Beautiful beach."

Location

89/100
17 reviews

"Great location."

Service

73/100
12 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Amenities

66/100
11 reviews

"Hotel buildings are substandard but amenities are OK."

Room

35/100
20 reviews

"Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture." Great view.

Vibe

31/100
9 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Cleanliness

23/100
9 reviews

"Rooms could be cleaner."

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Property Description

The Crown Jewel of Mission BayThe Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is located on San Diego’s Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific Beach shoreline, just 8 miles northwest of San Diego International Airport, and WALKING DISTANCE to over 100 restaurants! Plus nightlife and shopping.The Polynesian-themed San Diego hotel, a member of the California Green Lodging Program, has 310 guest rooms and suites each with a private balcony or patio and complimentary WiFi Internet. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and 14 function spaces – including the beach – for conventions, meetings, weddings, and parties.The Catamaran Spa, San Diego’s only beachfront spa, offers a South Pacific-inspired menu of treatments with only all-natural marine and botanical elements. Oceana Coastal Kitchen and Moray’s feature patio dining only steps from the beach, and Action Sport Rentals has paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, and segways for rent.Lush Gardens & Exotic WildlifeThis tropical paradise has a Polynesian theme featuring exotic plants and animals from all around the world. Guests are immersed with endless palm trees, bamboo, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and playful birds. Tropical highlights include:•Colonial Hawaiian architecture•Front desk made of Black Koa wood from Tahiti•Totem poles handcrafted in Bali•Art pieces such as tapa cloth from Vanuatu•100+ varieties of palms trees•1,000+ varieties of plants•Parrots named Bianchi, Chadwick, Cornell, Mercer, and ScooterFamily Comes First at the Catamaran, and our History Bears this OutThe Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is owned and operated by the Evans family of San Diego. Entrepreneurs William and Anne Evans founded the company more than 60 years ago and it has been a mainstay in America’s Finest City ever since. After first opening the Bahia Resort Hotel in 1953, the Evans family acquired the right to develop land on the other side of Mission Bay for the Catamaran in 1958. Currently, Anne Evans serves the company as Chairman Emeritus, Grace Evans Cherashore serves as Executive Chairwoman, and David Cherashore and Bill Evans serve as Executive Board Members. While the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa caters to corporations big and small for conventions, meetings, and parties, the Evans family is proud to provide a fun, yet tranquil environment for families all year round.

Green Sustainability

GREEN INITIATIVESCONSERVE | RECYCLE | REUSEGREEN LODGINGEarned highest ranking Environmentalist Level status from theCalifornia Green Lodging Program, which recognizes effortsby the California hospitality industry to minimize waste,conserve energy, and protect natural resources.SUSTAINABILITY2014 Director’s Recycling Award winner from theCity of San Diego Environmental Services DepartmentRecycling program for glass, paper, cardboard, plastic,metal, newspaper, batteries, & fluorescent bulbsWater Conservation Program for guestroom sheets & towelsLow-flow showerheads in guestroomsOrganic fertilizers & pesticides for indoor plantsUtilize a vendor that turns our used kitchen oils into biodieselDrip irrigation for 20% of landscapingPartial solar heating for swimming poolEco-friendly solvents for dry cleaningCorporate-wide program of 20% off monthly transit passesWASTE MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPWorking together to recycle & conserve water, electricity,oil, gasoline, trees, & landfill airspace

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Check Out: 12:00 pm
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Beach access: Directly on the beach
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electric Car Charging Station
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

For rides to and from the airport, we recommend Cloud 9 Super Shuttle.

Local Shuttle Info: For rides to and from local attractions, we recommend Unique Transportation. There are also several taxi companies available.We are also a pick-up/ drop location for Old Town Trolley Tours which is a hop on hop off bus tour that travels throughout the city.

Breakfast Information

Oceana Coastal KitchenWaterfront San Diego DiningOceana Coastal Kitchen features chef-driven, California cuisine as well as a modern, ocean-inspired design. The new restaurant offers a memorable bay-front dining experience at an iconic Pacific Beach hideaway.Executive Chef Steven Riemer’s playful interpretation of classic dishes highlights the purity and flavors of California local produce and a commitment to sustainable ingredients. A cold bar with sushi options, small bites and main dishes include the freshest seafood available from the coast of Baja and the Pacific.Sunday Champagne BrunchSunday Champagne Brunch at Oceana Coastal Kitchen will perfectly blend our ocean-inspired décor, a panoramic view of the bay, indoor or alfresco seating, and a carefully selected brunch menu into a Sunday must for San Diego locals and visitors. Price: $58 for adults and $26 for Children 5yrs-11yrs. (children under 5 years eat free)We also have a grab and go restaurant: Lava Java, serving drinks and qu

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
The Catamaran is happy to welcome one housebroken dog per guestroom, with a maximum weight of 50 pounds. To make sure we have a pet-friendly room reserved, please let us know at the time of booking, and to cover cleanup, a non-refundable service fee will be charged to the room. All guests traveling with a dog will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of our Pet Policies, Rules, and Regulations when they check in. Unfortunately, we cannot accept aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs, including Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, and any cross breed or related breed.

Parking Info

Parking is $27/ night for Self Park at $33/ night for Valet.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Unlimited High-Speed Wired/Wireless Internet Access in Guestrooms and Complimentary Wireless Access in Lobby Foyer including at the “Beach”

Cleaning Policies

We have increased the frequency with which our public areas, guest rooms, high-contact surfaces and objects, and facilities are deep-cleaned and disinfected, using hospital-grade disinfectants. For example, payment portals and styluses are disinfected after each use, and employee break areas and restrooms are disinfected hourly during the day. We also offer hand sanitizer throughout the property for guest and employee use. Copies of our social distancing and sanitation protocol are posted at the entrance to the lobby and outlets that serve food to go. Additionally, all employees are required to wear face masks and workstations are separated by at least six feet. Our staff members also have a strict prevention program in place that includes not reporting to work when demonstrating any cold or flu-like symptoms, and call-offs related to illness are reported to our Human Resources team for monitoring.

Seasonality and Projections at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Rate fluctuations of Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

This graph illustrates fluctuations of sleeping room rates for both our group quotes and the most competitive individual prices our system could find at the time the group bid was entered. The best group or meeting displayed is 32.8% in the month of January 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $400 in the month of June 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in a month when rates are lower.

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