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Catamaran Resort and Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Polynesian-themed resort with summertime luaus and free nightly cruise
  • Bayfront hotel features a large pool, Jacuzzi and private beach with snack service
  • Bicycles, kayaks, surf boards, paddleboards and boogie boards available for guests
  • Seafood restaurant with waterfront patio is popular for Sunday brunch


It’s not hard to imagine having been swept away to an island in the South Pacific when vacationing at the Polynesian-themed Catamaran Resort Hotel. This charming hideaway offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from its perch along the shores of Mission Bay. The property is lush with exotic flowers, koi ponds and waterfalls. Tiki torches light walkways to the resort’s private beach with lounge chairs and snack service. The pool is shaded by palm trees and centered between a large Jacuzzi tub and a bar and grill.

For additional fun in the sun, guests can paddleboard, wakeboard, take a sailboat or pontoon ride or rent a bike to explore the nearby wildlife preserve. Tandem bikes, children’s seats and kid trailers are available for families looking to cruise around town. Guests are invited to take part in a yoga class on the lawn, borrow a surf board and to curl up on a beach blanket with loved ones to watch a movie under the stars on a 16-foot-wide screen. Adults are welcome to pamper themselves with treatments inspired by Asian healing traditions at the hotel’s spa, and there is also a fitness center with water views.

Rooms are filled with daylight thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and an interior seaside color scheme to match the resort’s surroundings. All accommodations include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, minifridges and a balcony or patio. Studios have kitchens and suites also feature a living area with pullout sofas -- well worth the upgrade for families and groups.

The hotel’s Oceana Coastal Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the option of dining on the patio facing the bay. Guests can gather around the fire pits to sample local seafood specialties with views of the sailboats and boardwalk. The hotel is 3 miles from SeaWorld and 12 miles from the San Diego Zoo. 

Rooms & Rates

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet Included in the daily Resort Fee.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Crib/Pack n Play are free of charge based upon availability at check-in. Extra beds are not available.

Please contact the hotel directly to confirm availability of ADA compliant rooms.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$25 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The daily Resort Fee (with tax is $28.13) includes:

  • Complimentary WiFi access in guestrooms and public areas
  • Bahia Belle bay cruises (depending on time of year)
  • Use of beach chairs and umbrellas on our Bay Beach
  • Towels at the resort pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness center access
  • Two in-room waters per day
  • USA Today newspaper each morning in the lobby
  • Discounts for our award-winning Spa plus Morays’ happy hour and Oceana Coastal Kitchen
  • Complimentary local and domestic long-distance phone calls.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Bahia Belle cruises are seasonal.

The hotel offers Valet Parking for $30.00 (subject to tax), per day or Self-Parking for $26.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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