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Overview of Catamaran Resort and Spa

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On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Outdoor spa bath
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1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
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Catamaran Resort and Spa

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMission Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationMission Bay2 min walk
    Popular LocationCrystal Pier11 min walk
    AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area

San Diego

Catamaran Resort and Spa is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park, while Belmont Park and SeaWorld are popular local attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at Petco Park or Del Mar Racetrack. Scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mission Beach - 2 min walk
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk - 2 min walk
  • Mission Bay - 2 min walk
  • Pacific Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Crystal Pier - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Morena - Linda Vista Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Truckstop - 3 min walk
  • Woody's Breakfast and Burgers - 4 min walk
  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen - 4 min walk
  • The Green Flash - 6 min walk

About this property

Catamaran Resort and Spa

4-star beach resort with a full-service spa
At Catamaran Resort and Spa, hit the beach, dine on-site at Oceana Coastal Kitchen or enjoy a drink at one of the resort's 2 bars/lounges. All 310 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, premium bedding and coffee makers.
Catamaran Resort and Spa offers 310 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Catamaran Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 27.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:30 AM: USD 10-50 for adults and USD 10-50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 30 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
  • Hot tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
Up to 50 lbs/23 kg
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Partner property pool access
  • Bicycle storage
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 27.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Catamaran
Catamaran Resort
Catamaran Resort San Diego
Catamaran San Diego
Resort Catamaran
Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort Spa
Catamaran Resort Spa
Catamaran And Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort and Spa Resort
Catamaran Resort and Spa San Diego
Catamaran Resort and Spa Resort San Diego

Frequently asked questions

4.1
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 806 out of 1725 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 548 out of 1725 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 210 out of 1725 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 107 out of 1725 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 54 out of 1725 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The location of this property was excellent and the grounds/surroundings were absolutely beautiful. The buildings were a little worn and there was quite a bit of noise.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is extremely expensive for what you get. Old rooms and amenities. Supplies weren’t working properly. Staff was ok. And food variety was really poor. Besides that they charge you a bunch of things so that they can take all your deposit...but what really bothered me is the fact that you have to pay 27 dollars per night to park your car like if the hotel and all the other fees weren’t enough! Hated that I wasted my money at this hotel. Pool was ok as well as the private bay. Oh and it is so loud at night, we stayed at a 12 floor and were able to hear every noise.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! I’m a solo traveler that just needed a beach escape. The beach was just across the street, less than 5 min away. Hotel is bay front, great amenities and friendly staff. The hotel room was a tad outdated, but with the view from balcony ( in tower) and easy access to everything that was just a small thing that had no affect on my stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spent a wonderful weekend at Catamaran celebrating my daughters 16th birthday with family and friends.. beautiful surroundings, so much to do, and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly The only downside was renting a car.. there was no reason since everything was walking distance Will definitely be back again
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Booked somewhat last minute(within 10 days) & the only king bed available was in the tower. Little did we know that we had booked a very old room, didn't feel very clean& there was a smell when we arrived. We had a balcony with a nice view of the neighborhood& beach, but there was nothing that made us want to enjoy the room at any point. If you want to enjoy the pool with a drink you have to be there between 12-5, nothing after that, not even music. We headed out to the downtown restaurant boardwalk area that's just down the street, lucky for them! The Catamaran restaurant website allowed us to book for Sunday brunch at 1130, when we arrived & were seated they said breakfast was over& they hadn't served brunch since the beginning of Covid -_-. We ordered a $16 plate of 3 crabcake balls & left for a more appetizing option at liberty market. At night the restaurant closes at 9p& there are no entertainment alternatives. One waitress saw my husband and I lingering by the fire pit (they were about to turn it off)& offered to take our drink order so that was nice. Not particularly cheap so that's not a bonus for this resort, if you take your chances definitely bring BYOB & plan plenty of alternate activities, I recommend Triton charters for a sunset Catamaran ride!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021