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

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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.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 5688 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family vacation

    Love this place! Beautiful plants, koi ponds, and birds! Staff was exceptional. Thank you Steven for helping us get all of our belongings. Steven provided the best customer service and treated us like family.

    Oct 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Past due review #1!

    I stayed at the Catamaran almost a year ago in November and I wanted to write the reviews for my past stays. The grounds were SO beautiful, and the staff incredibly friendly. I'd like to thank Justin in valet for helping me with the room and being a friendly face at the hotel!

    Oct 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Customer Service

    Great Customer Service by Diante!! Was extremely helpful and was extremely patient with all my question!!! Thank you !!!!! Will definitely be making stays at this resort much more frequent to enjoy San Diego!!!!!!

    Oct 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel was wonderful !! We bumped into Dave Hopper again and he informed me of the new Covid standards at the hotel. I felt safe watching the movie on the grass with social distancing in place as well as at the pool. He followed up daily to ensure that I was enjoying my stay. Everyone was friendly and courteous and I would recommend staying at the Catamaran anytime. Lots of fun things to do at the hotel, beach and bay with plenty of dining opportunities on-site and close by.

    Oct 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice resort!

    We had a really relaxing 4 night staycation at the Catamaran Hotel. The pool was open and not crowded at all. Rooms were clean and spacious. We stay here a couple of times a year and Dave Hopper once again took care of us and was very nice and helpful. Told us about a few nice spots to watch the surfers and told us about the Thursday night movie on the grass. The front desk staff were also very friendly. Great long board walk around the bay to rent bikes or take a walk. Also very convenient water boats of various kinds available to rent. Can't wait for another 6 months to return to our favorite resort. Always a plus is meeting other great hotel guests at the pool and on the grass!

    Oct 23, 2020