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Catamaran Resort and Spa

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On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Outdoor Spa Tub
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1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Catamaran Resort and Spa

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Catamaran Resort and Spa

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92109

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.)11 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 area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Petco Park or Del Mar Racetrack. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

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

  • Old Town Transit Center - 8 min drive
  • Morena - Linda Vista Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • World Famous — 3 min walk
  • Truckstop — 3 min walk
  • Woody's Breakfast and Burgers — 4 min walk
  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen — 4 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 onsite 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 accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 34.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite 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
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Motorized watercraft
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference center
  • 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 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
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable 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

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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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
Up to 50 lbs
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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 38.25 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 time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, USD 10 and USD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 34.00 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; 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 pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette 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 transportation 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

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 773 out of 1735 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 547 out of 1735 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 233 out of 1735 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 121 out of 1735 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 61 out of 1735 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
We live in San Diego and chose to stay here on our wedding night, as we spend a lot of time in this area and have always wanted to stay at the Catamaran! The welcome was fine, but I would have liked more information about what was available to us on the property. We were given a pamphlet and wristbands, and I assumed it would explain what they were for.. but it did not. Where we stayed was incredibly noisy - from being waken up by kids at 7am to our neighbors on the other side of our balcony - but perhaps this is primarily a 1st floor issue. Lastly, the bar was closed by the night we arrived and did not open until 11:30am the following morning, which seems strange to me for a resort. Overall, it is a beautiful place to stay (bay views, the water piece in the lobby, exotic birds, etc.), the majority of the staff we interacted with were great, & the room was fine, but we definitely left feeling rather disappointed. Perhaps it depends on what you are looking for out of your stay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Outside looked nice, the walkways could use better lighting. Very difficult to see the walkway in complete darkness. Tower elevators could use some upgrades. The carpet seems dingy. The hallways were warm and musty. The bedroom smelled clean. Our room had a problem with the bathtub. When you shower, you will have to stand in 6 to 8 inches of wash water since the drain does not work properly. Maintenance was called and they said they fixed it but I checked it and it was still clogged.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Let me just say that the rooms and property has not been updated in 60 years. The charge for the room was more than I paid at a resort in Princeville Kauai. The positive side was that the food in the main restaurant was amazingly good. The staff is friendly and responsive. The pool had great chairs and umbrellas and was clean. I would go back if the room was $100 or the place had a full update.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Place needs renovation
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is very nice. It’s a great location right on the bay and the beach. It’s close location to lots of places. Staff is friendly all around the property. The pool zone is awesome with a bar & arcade. We enjoyed some time on the bay right outside. Great stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021