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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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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.

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 6335 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing poolside drink service from Chris!

    We stayed at the Catamaran for one of our "mini-moons" over the weekend. The private. beachside lounge chairs are a huge perk. We also hung out at the private pool (a little oasis!) and had the best bartender, Chris, mixing up drinks. Great attitude and every customer was happy. He was the only person behind the bar for a ton of thirsty guests and he took it like a champ. Definitely recommend staying in one of the bayside or garden suites vs the tower. Much more of a resort feel. Also, rent a FunCat to take your lounging to the water. We will be back.

    Jul 02, 2022
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful view but outdated

    The view is stunning, the grounds are lovely, the beds cozy, and the staff were friendly. Room service was quick but average food. There seem to be lots of activities for families which is nice. The room itself, however, was not lovely. Our carpet was buckled in at least 10 places and a tripping hazard. The kitchen was 1970’s and we didn’t even need it. We had two queens because no king was available but one of the beds is so close to the air conditioner it literally blows in your face. The older Hawaiian themed furnishings are fine but they need to invest in updating the rest. We have always trusted trip advisor and usually a 4 star property is fine. This had 4 1/2 but it is really a 3 star resort until they get busy and remodel. If it wasn’t for the view and nice staff they would have gotten 1 star. It was also not very clean in the bathroom and kitchen, but giving the staffing shortage we understood. Make sure you get a remodeled room or go somewhere else.

    Jul 02, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Best Cocktail

    I was in San Diego for business and has the pleasure of meeting Chris the pool bartender. His Mai tai was the best I ever had. Such a nice guy, and very helpful recommending local spots to visit over the weekend. Thank you, Chris!!

    Jul 01, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best bartender is here!

    Chris was absolutely amazing by the pool all day! Well spoken, knowledgeable bartender. Great job Chris. You made our trip! Very hard to find a great place to stay these days. Chris made our trip memorable and extremely amazing.

    Jul 01, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent service!

    Shoutout to Ryan Carney at the front desk of the catamaran! She was an excellent host for our two night stay. She was extremely helpful and was able to answer our questions with a smile! Because of her. We will be back to stay!

    Jun 30, 2022