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Catamaran Resort and Spa

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Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Tower (Pacific View Studio Queens) | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
Meeting facility
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; American cuisine, beach views
Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Tower | Garden view

Overview of Catamaran Resort and Spa

Catamaran Resort and Spa

4.0 star property
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92109

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMission Bay5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMission Beach Boardwalk6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBelmont Park3 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)19 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Located on the beach, Catamaran Resort and Spa is in Mission Beach, a neighbourhood in San Diego with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at La Jolla Cove and Cabrillo National Monument, while Belmont Park and Birch Aquarium are popular local attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at Petco Park or Del Mar Racetrack. Scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Mission Bay - 5 min walk
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk - 6 min walk
  • Belmont Park - 3 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 8 min drive
  • University of San Diego - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Balboa Avenue Transit Center Station - 5 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Pacific Beach - 3 min walk
  • Pacific Beach Shore Club - 7 min walk
  • Pacific Beach AleHouse - 7 min walk
  • Waterbar - 7 min walk
  • Baja Beach Cafe - 6 min walk

About this property

Catamaran Resort and Spa

4-star beach aparthotel with a full-service spa
At Catamaran Resort and Spa, catch some rays at the beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa or enjoy waterskiing. Each apartment offers free WiFi, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Added amenities include 24-hour room service, premium bedding and a coffee/tea maker. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Catamaran Resort and Spa offers 310 accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, dressing gowns, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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.

Catamaran Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Outdoor pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Facials
  • Body wraps
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 38.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Pool gate

Restaurants on site

  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Food and drink

  • Fridge (mini)
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:30 AM: USD 10-50 for adults and USD 10-50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service


  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • iPod docking station

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Work spaces

  • Computer station
  • Desk
  • Conference centre

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 125.00 per accommodation per stay
  • Up to 50 lb per pet
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the bay
  • On the boardwalk
  • In a regional park

Things to do

  • Health club
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Motor-boating on site
  • Motorised watercraft on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Bike hire on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Rowing/canoeing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 310 rooms
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Up to 50 lb per pet

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 43.88 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle storage
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room safe
  • Partner property access
  • Partner property pool access
  • Phone calls
  • Pool access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: from approximately USD 10 to 50 for adults and from USD 10 to 50 for children
  • Self-parking fee: USD 38.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Catamaran Resort and Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Catamaran Resort and Spa?

As of 2 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Catamaran Resort and Spa on 8 Jun 2023 start from RM 1,521.11, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Catamaran Resort and Spa pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs with a maximum weight of up to 50 lb per pet. There's a fee of USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Catamaran Resort and Spa?

Self-parking is available for USD 38.00 per day.

What time is check-in at Catamaran Resort and Spa?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Catamaran Resort and Spa?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Catamaran Resort and Spa located?

Located in Mission Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Belmont Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of La Jolla Cove and Birch Aquarium. Cabrillo National Monument and Petco Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
All eres a round is nice 😊 room not really to old room carpet and shower to old in smell like old carpet
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel is very nice and great location. Enjoyed the parrots!
Stayed 6 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Joseph Martinez and Le Thi My

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location and wonderful staff.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Have stayed here many times and always an enjoyable visit.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family
The rooms are a little tired which is unfortunate because the grounds and the lobby are beautiful. We come to SD a few times a year and I have been eyeing this place but they have never had availability. We wouldn't stay here again. The employees are friendly but they start early in the morning and roll their carts and equipment on the walkways and talk. Glad they are happy but the sound travels up to the rooms. They should work with their staff about quiet times. Location is great.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The worst stay and very dirty. Bad management.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness
The resort itself is gorgeous and feel like a tropical getaway but the rooms, on the other hand, need to be completely renovated and deep cleaned. We were assigned to a room that had stains all over the walls, ceiling and flooring and the lighting fixtures were collecting a layer of dust so thick that I don’t think the rooms had been touched in years. When we noticed the state of the room, we spoke with a lovely woman at the front desk who upgraded us (at no charge) to a newly renovated room that was night and day in comparison to the first. This room was nicer but there was an odd sewage smell coming from one of the sinks which inhibited us from using 1/2 of the sinks we had in the room. I felt a bit misled by the 4 star rating and room rate after stepping foot into the tower building but will say that the staff was incredibly kind and accommodating. If it weren’t for them, I would have found a new hotel nearby and requested a refund due to the state of the room(s). This hotel really shouldn’t be $250-350 /night given it’s current state.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I was disappointed that Garden View room was actually a view of parking garage.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient to all of San Diego and a great place for a getaway weekend!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023