4.0 out of 5

"Amazing value, perfect location, love all the fish, parrots and wildlife feel. The beach on the bay in outside your gate and very nice. Restaurant ove ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 08 Sep 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Catamaran Resort and Spa's quiet location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Mission Beach. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 bars and a full-service spa. This 4-star resort has 310 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with iPod docking stations, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy American cuisine and a beachfront location while dining at Oceana Coastal Kitchen
  • Breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking and self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Indulge with body scrubs, hydrotherapy or massages at Catamaran Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the local sightseeing and the proximity to shopping
  • Just a 3-minute walk from Pacific Beach Park and a 2-minute drive from Belmont Park

Standard Room (bedding subject to availability)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£140* Per night/room 5 Sep - 6 Sep

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio, Garden View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Catamaran Resort and Spa ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Catamaran Resort and Spa

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (3) Other (1)
5 out of 5
very friendly staffs ... we got upgraded rooms (excellent )👍

Posted by on 13 Oct 2018

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4 Dec 2018 by s

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5 out of 5

Perfect location. Great bay beach!

Amazing value, perfect location, love all the fish, parrots and wildlife feel. The beach on the bay in outside your gate and very nice. Restaurant overlooks the bay, great food.

Posted by on 8 Sep 2016

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3 out of 5

Family Holidays

We chose this hotel primarily because of location. We wanted to be in Pacific Beach with easy access to everything without having to drive the car. This hotel is in a perfect spot if you plan to spend most of your time in Pacific Beach. The hotel itself is a bit old and is in need of remodeling or refurbishing as to be considered a 4 - 5 star. The one building with rooms has two elevators that are extremely slow causing a bottlneck/long waits to get in and out of rooms. The pool is small and nothing special however there is a cool game room for the kids to have some fun. There is mo parking unless you want to pay the big bucks. Lots of fun things to do with respect to watersports. The views from the rooms are awesome!

Posted by on 13 Aug 2013

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4 out of 5
Siisti hotelli alue. Huone toisessa kerroksessa pimeä ja vanhanaikainen.

Posted by on 7 Jul 2019

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12 Jul 2019 by s

Kiitos arvostelustasi.

4 out of 5
Älteres Hotel mit schönem Garten und eigenen Papageien mit direktem Zugang zum Strand der Lagune (und nicht dem Meer!). Hatte sehr viel Flair, war gut zu erreichen und hat einen guten Gesamteindruck hinterlassen.

Posted by on 19 Dec 2018

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19 Dec 2018 by s

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4 out of 5
Très bien situé, belle piscine, jacuzzi agréable, chambre de bonne taille et bien agencée

Posted by , from Fribourg on 27 Oct 2018

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3 Dec 2018 by s

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4 out of 5
Tolles Hotel an der Bay und in Strandnähe. Super Lage für Ausflüge.

Posted by , from B on 9 Oct 2018

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4 Dec 2018 by s

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4 out of 5

Sehr gute lage

Das hotel liegt sehr gut wenn man das strandleben liebt. Ist an der mission bay und man ist zu fuss schnell am pacific beach. Sehr gute strassenverbindung zu downtown. Hotelzimmer war im turm unterste etage hinten beim personaleingang. Sehr laut weil immer jemand rein und raus ging. Restaurant war super fein und das personal sehr feeundlich.wir haben die aussicht beim essen auf die bay richtig genossen.

Posted by on 22 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Overprized hotel with excellent location

Catamaran has an excellent location by the beach. The overall experience is, however, far from a 4/5-star-hotel, as the rooms are, at least in the Tower building old fashioned and out-dated. Only one pool. Overprized.

Posted by on 1 Aug 2015

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4 out of 5

Solides Urlaubshotel

Gute Lage mit Zugang zur Bay aber auch zum offenen Meer, gutes Restaurant / Bar, netter Strand und Pool, nette Gartenanlage

Posted by on 28 Dec 2014

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Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sunloungers. At Catamaran Resort and Spa, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities such as windsurfing and sailing. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, A poolside bar, and A bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers an outdoor pool, a health club and a hot tub. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Diego resort is smoke free.

  • 310 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 25,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (12 km / 7.5 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego-Old Town Transit Center (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Catamaran Resort and Spa offers 310 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Separate bedroom
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a local cuisine breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen – This beachfront restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Catamaran Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 10
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.12 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness centre access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 26.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Catamaran
  • Catamaran Resort
  • Catamaran Resort San Diego
  • Catamaran San Diego
  • Resort Catamaran
  • Catamaran Hotel Mission Bay
  • Catamaran Resort & Spa San Diego
  • Catamaran Resort Spa

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.