San Diego

Catamaran Resort and Spa

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • 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

"The hotel takes full advantage of its waterfront location ... on kid-friendly Mission Bay" -- Travel + Leisure
Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"The warm and friendly staff throughout the Resort!"
Jan 18, 2017
East Amherst, NY, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is eight miles from San Diego International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay approximately $35 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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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 looking out at Mission Bay or the coastline with 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 12 miles from the San Diego Zoo and 28 miles from LEGOLAND California. 

From the press:
  • "A plethora of activities make it a perfect place for families" -- Lonely Planet
  • "The resort boasts exquisite grounds teeming with exotic plants and flowers, tropical birds, frogs and koi goldfish" --



  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


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


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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 75 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego (CA) (part of Evans Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Pensee Apr 18, 2017 diamond bar, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The warm and friendly staff throughout the Resort!
Debbi Jan 18, 2017 East Amherst, NY, United States

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