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Hotel overview

Ideal for families, spa-lovers, nature enthusiasts and active travelers of all ages, this San Diego gem offers superior accommodations amidst hidden gardens of over 100 rare palms, serpentine waterways and exotic birds. Here, spacious guestrooms were designed for comfort with daily room service, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, Plasma TV's, an iHome™ for you iPod® and a private balcony, while the hotel’s beachfront location provides the perfect blend of sun, surf and service. Fronting the shores of Mission Bay and only steps from the Pacific Ocean, guests of the hotel enjoy delicious dining and entertainment at a variety of restaurants and bars; a paradise of soothing treatments at the sensational spa; exciting water sports like boogie boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and more and kid-friendly activities including an educational kid’s club where your little ones can play games and meet new friends.


Mission Bay
San Diego, CA, USA - Lindbergh International Airpo : 5 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1962
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 5
Floors: 13
Total rooms: 311


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum self-parking fee of $27 per night, per vehicle and valet parking fee of $33 per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. These fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A mandatory Resort fee of $39 USD (plus tax) per night will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
General Policies:

Check-in Policy: Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy: Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information: Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort fee inclusions

All guests to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and public areas,

Bird exhibit,

Use of beach chairs and umbrellas (subject to availability),

Towels at the resort pool, access to indoor/outdoor bay front fitness center,

Access to outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool,

Two in-room bottled waters per day, USA Today newspaper in the lobby each morning, and complimentary local and domestic long-distance phone calls.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 6734 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    What a great, tropical hotel

    Ocean - the best of both worlds! In particular, I want to compliment and thank Polo for his quality service and kindness. We enjoyed talking with him for a few minutes - he is a wonderful employee and you should be thankful he's a team member!

    May 31, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    FANTASTIC Customer Service!

    This resort is under construction so just beware that your room may not be top notch. However, the customer service definitely exceeded expectations! My husband forgot his winter coat in the closet. After a text or 2, we received his coat in the mail less than a week later! I was convinced it was a goner. THANK YOU so much!

    May 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    New Renovations are Excellent!

    I have just returned from San Diego and the Catamaran Resort Hotel. Readers will remember that I have nothing but praise for this establishment. That will continue! A new feature is that most of the rooms have been refurbished,giving a more modern look to Rooms that some have commented as being dated,worn or tired. I never subscribed to that as I liked the familiarity of my surroundings. No Matter! Management has responded to the view that modernization was critical and the new decor is just fantastic! The reason that I return several times a year is,as many readers know by now is the staff. They ALWAYS HAVE MADE ME FEEL AT HOME ! They work VERY HARD to ensure that the guest receives the best value for their money and I cannot compliment them sufficiently. Once again, a VERY lengthy list of those that have ALWAYS made sure that I would wish to return: Jim Chester{GM} Scott{Director of Guest Services} Roberto{Front Office Manager} Hitomi{Assistant Front Office Manager}. The Front Office Supervisors: HANNAH !!!!- You see,I put you first!!!, Cynthia,Jenny and Leslie as well as Joanne,Ryan,Kimberly,Randy,Sarah{welcome aboard !}Mayra and Nicole. The Concierge,Bell and Valet Services- Freddy and Edgar{Supervisors} Mick{Thank You as Always!!!}Michael,Greg,Arturo,Parker,Pascual,Augusto,Alan and Aidan-Thank You! The Food Service Division-Managers-Jessica,Chris,Glen as well as Vicki and Gabby,not to mention Emma,Aliah[hope I spelled it correctly!}Alessandra,Danny,Greta,Dan,Jenny,Santi,Glen,Jessa,Sara,Iza,Jamison,Matt,Tyler,Hernandez,Leopoldo,Brad,Ellie,Jen,Hanah,Charles,Ron,Lily<Ariel,Morgan,Pedro,Nadia,and Ariana.From Banquets-Soledad,Tony and Eduardo. The Bird Handlers-Jackie,Denise and Grace and of course Reservations,who do SO MUCH to assist me. Diante,Kyla,Patrick and Isabel! THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY! See you soon!

    May 30, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Shout out to Arturo - Bellman

    Arturo - Bellman, most gracious employee encountered. patient/considerat. He went the extra mile to help resolve the room/front desk issues. Margarita, Oceana very helpful during lunch/brunch

    May 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Came down to San Diego for a wedding with some friends. The hotel is under quite a bit of construction but we had a nice quiet room by the pool. Hannah checked us in and greeted us everyday we were there. Oceana restaurant was quality if you enjoy sea food. All staff we encountered were friendly and if we had more time, the hotel has a lot of amenities to enjoy. The weather was beautiful and the hotel sits right on the bay. There are a lot of food options and things to do nearby.

    May 24, 2023