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We loved it there. Our room had a weird musty smell to it. That was the only downfall. We will definitely go back. Thank you.

This property is like being on a resort in an island. So beautiful. Loved the nightly entertainment Restaurant food was ok. Location was excellent being on the bay was like being on a lake. And one block walk to Mission beach! Only areas for improvement is rooms need some updating. They provide a stove but no pans and please ask the landscaping people not to use the blower at 7am every morning! But overall great stay would stay again!

Lovely paradise of a resort in the heart of San Diego

Great location, friendly staff but outdated rooms old stuff.

The outside property is fairly well maintained, giving you a slight island vibe. The interior of the property, including the lobby and actual rooms are very disappointing. The rooms appear to not have been renovated whatsoever since the property was built. Our room was a “partial” ocean view (Room 650). They definitely need to stress “partial” in the room description as your main view is the parking structure and your “partial” view of the ocean to the left, is obstructed by a large, untrimmed palm tree. We had no hot water the two evenings we stayed. My husband called the front desk and they told him there was nothing they could do about it as maintenance didn’t come in until the morning. The carpet, the bedding, the desk, armoire, the two chairs, all old. The bathroom is tiny. You can outstretch your arms and almost reach wall to wall. The bathroom was clean, however, it was hard to tell as the tile, tub, toilet, sink, and fixtures are so old and covered in nicks/scratches/discolored. Our room was located directly off the elevator, a storage unit, and stairwell. Literally every time we left and came back to our room it reeked of marijuana. The odor was strong, not faint. The only positive experience was the gentleman that worked the umbrellas/chairs on the outside lawn. I wish I would’ve gotten his name as he was helpful, polite, and cheery. The view of the bay sitting on the lawn is awesome. Hotel definitely needs to put money in capital projects for renovations.

The room was very outdated , not a 4 star resort to say the least. If the room were updated no popcorn ceiling outdated everything

Nice place and view of the beach ,friendly staff. And good price

We loved every single thing about the stay ... i plqn on making it back at least once a year.... I'm also referring them to everyone i know ❤

The grounds and location were beautiful! Lots to walk to and felt like we stayed someplace special.

Endless "fees" for parking and a "hotel fee" almost equal to the price we paid Orbitz for the room. The resort is old, but it is nice and the staff were pleasant. We enjoyed the activities, pool, and grounds. Also the proximity to the beach and location in San Diego is good. With all the "fees" however, we will not go back there, or anywhere in California for that matter.

I loved that access to the beach was a block to 2 blocks away.

My family and I were satisfied with our stay! My kids had fun and everything was excellent!

Beautiful facility, great location, beautiful grounds Dinner was amazing!!! Coffee & smoothies A Maybe clean a/c vents in rooms

We went on a family reunion vacation for 3 days and I reserved 2 rooms next to each other. Bathrooms were horrible so filthy and outdated. We were able to see bugs all over the units. We didn’t have any room serviced and had to walk to guest service desk to ask for tp and clean towels, coffee and supplies, Our room trash cans were full and were never picked up. They also charge For parking $27 per car On their on property, it’s like if people has any option to park somewhere else, The food in the restaurants were horrible and super overpriced and not much variety. The area and Neighborhood was really nasty, dirty, I don’t recommend for families with kids to walk around. We had very bad experience and will never go back

Great location and so many things available on property.

Mission Boulevard San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Mission Beach, Catamaran Resort and Spa is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Belmont Park and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like SeaWorld. This 310-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Local cuisine breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

The 310 accommodations feature a separate bedroom. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. IPod docks, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Catamaran Resort and Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Self parking is available for USD 34.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Tower

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (28) Couples (6) Family (23)
5
Family

We loved it there. Our room had a weird musty smell to it. That was the only downfall. We will definitely go back. Thank you.

By on Aug 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 12, 2021

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with management. Thank you again for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

4
Family

This property is like being on a resort in an island. So beautiful. Loved the nightly entertainment Restaurant food was ok. Location was excellent being on the bay was like being on a lake. And one block walk to Mission beach! Only areas for improvement is rooms need some updating. They provide a stove but no pans and please ask the landscaping people not to use the blower at 7am every morning! But overall great stay would stay again!

By on Jul 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tropical oasis. Regarding the amenities, due to the pandemic, all kitchenette items have been removed and available upon request only. We are truly sorry that you were not aware of that during your stay. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

5
Everyone

Lovely paradise of a resort in the heart of San Diego

By on Jun 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2021

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We genuinely appreciate the time you’ve spent sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

3
Family with small children

Great location, friendly staff but outdated rooms old stuff.

By on May 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

5
Everyone

By on May 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2021

Thank you for the five-star rating of your most recent stay at the Catamaran. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

1
Friends

The outside property is fairly well maintained, giving you a slight island vibe. The interior of the property, including the lobby and actual rooms are very disappointing. The rooms appear to not have been renovated whatsoever since the property was built. Our room was a “partial” ocean view (Room 650). They definitely need to stress “partial” in the room description as your main view is the parking structure and your “partial” view of the ocean to the left, is obstructed by a large, untrimmed palm tree. We had no hot water the two evenings we stayed. My husband called the front desk and they told him there was nothing they could do about it as maintenance didn’t come in until the morning. The carpet, the bedding, the desk, armoire, the two chairs, all old. The bathroom is tiny. You can outstretch your arms and almost reach wall to wall. The bathroom was clean, however, it was hard to tell as the tile, tub, toilet, sink, and fixtures are so old and covered in nicks/scratches/discolored. Our room was located directly off the elevator, a storage unit, and stairwell. Literally every time we left and came back to our room it reeked of marijuana. The odor was strong, not faint. The only positive experience was the gentleman that worked the umbrellas/chairs on the outside lawn. I wish I would’ve gotten his name as he was helpful, polite, and cheery. The view of the bay sitting on the lawn is awesome. Hotel definitely needs to put money in capital projects for renovations.

By on May 9, 2021

Review comment responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the grounds and the service from our team, we are truly sorry to hear that your room did not meet expectations. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional resort experience and regret that this was not your impression. We have shared your feedback with management and hope that you will afford us another chance in the future.

1
Family

The room was very outdated , not a 4 star resort to say the least. If the room were updated no popcorn ceiling outdated everything

By on Mar 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. Our pricing is comparable to similar properties in the area and we feel we provide good value given our central location and extensive facilities. We regret that this was not your impression and offer our apologies. We hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

5
Everyone

By on Mar 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2021

Thank you for your five-star rating of the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

5
Friends

Nice place and view of the beach ,friendly staff. And good price

By on Jan 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the sweeping views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

4
Everyone

By on Dec 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2020

Thank you for staying with us!

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