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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 6905 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Joanne Catamaran Mission Beach 5 stars!

    Last weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, my family stayed at the Catamaran Hotel in Mission Beach San Diego. On that holiday at the front desk I met Joanne who was very kind & incredibly accommodating to a special request. I asked if I could change rooms on the Friday after Thanksgiving which was my wife’s Birthday. Joanne was able to move us to a bay front room with an incredible view for this special occasion. She working on a holiday was so professional and made our trip even more enjoyable! 5 stars all the way! Thank you Joanne! Joshua Arroyo and family

    Nov 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent employee service at Catamaran Resort

    My communications, for reservations, with Diante Ashby were excellent. He was professional, efficient and helpful. He took the time to explain several plans and walk me through the benefits. Thank you.

    Nov 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ease and family friendly

    Renee S. helped us with our reservation and was the kindest and easiest booking if done. The catamaran is a perfect family destination. With the perfect SD location and parking! Don’t waste your time anywhere else.

    Nov 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Manager & Staff

    We had a great stay for our birthday! I have stayed before... but I like to return to this fun hotel. One of the managers, Hitomi has some of the best customer service. I always enjoy her smiling face & great demeanor.

    Nov 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay!

    I want to thank Bertha & Jim for the accommodations last month. It was an absolute wonderful & comfortable experience!! We enjoyed the room, the views & the amenities and couldn't be more grateful to Bertha for going the extra mile in making sure we got the room we wanted! I will always recommend and continue to choose the Catamaran as my resort of choice in San Diego, simply for your customer service & graciousness!

    Nov 23, 2023