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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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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 5990 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    What a great place to stay!

    Marvin at the front desk really know how to give great hospitality! Stayed here for the first time and let me tell you. I will be booking a trip for my family here to enjoy. The vibes were great, the workers at the bar were in a good mood very attentive. Since I am from Las Vegas, I am used to good service. This experience was fantastic, I can’t wait to come back! Thank you Catamaran Resort!!!

    Sep 20, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    High Maintenance Expectations Exceeded!

    We rolled into the Catamaran late from a long day of traveling feeling hangry and irritable from being cooped in a Tesla with four children, for three hours. Driving a Tesla for the first time from LAX to the Catamaran presented me with other challenges that are unrelated to this review but helps describe my irritability. Ericka checked us into the Catamaran Resort, and she quickly noticed that there was a shortage of rooms that would fit our family needs because of the refurbishments happening on the property. She consulted her Supervisor Hannah and together they worked together to find the perfect room for our family that made our stay at the Catamaran amazing. “GREAT TEAMWORK”I wish that we could stay here for our entire trip. Numerous occasions we consulted these ladies and the others at the front desk for assistance and they all were very helpful and found one way or another to facilitate our needs. I am one of those high maintenance people with last minute request and expects to be taken care of and these two ladies with the rest of the staff on the premises exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Sand Diego.

    Sep 19, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Would Highly Recommend for Meetings or Events!

    My company held a large event at the Catamaran Resort for several days in Sept. 2021 and I was blown away by the service on all levels. The staff was outstanding - they make you feel like family and are so accommodating with late requests or changes. Brenda, Pedro, Kelsey, and Sandra M in banquets went above and beyond to make sure our event was a success and guests were happy. They were friendly, a joy to talk to, and extremely professional. It's very obvious and reassuring when working with them, they have all been there for a long time and enjoy working together. Planning the event was also extremely easy with the help of Kim Gaines who is such an expert in her field. The hotel is very clean and has such a relaxing, fun vibe. We have been coming to the Catamaran for years and plan to continue hosting future events here. You will not be sorry!

    Sep 19, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great service

    Hop took care of my family and I all weekend. The catamaran is a great place to take your family and relax. It’s close to everything. The beach, good restaurants, bars, and night clubs. We will definitely be back.

    Sep 16, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome service!!

    Rosalie and Iza were fantastic servers! I enjoyed the round of drinks and friendly conversations! Charl made us some amazing rolls! Will be back! The blackberry lemonade and cannibal colada are amazing!

    Sep 15, 2021