Catamaran Resort - San Diego

ex. Catamaran Resort Hotel

3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States, 92109show map
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Overview

Located near The Dog, Catamaran Resort offers car service, wedding services and room service along with views over the bay. Opened in 1965, the deluxe hotel attracts visitors with its colonial architecture. The hotel provides bicycles for rent as well as private parking, a gift store and a barber shop for guests' convenience.

The venue is 12 km from Balboa Park. The hotel is located close to the white-sand beach of San Diego.

A zoo, bars and restaurants are set close to the property.

Mission Bl & Santa Rita Pl bus station is situated 350 meters from Catamaran Resort.

Rooms

312 rooms are spread over 14 floors and offer a cable TV with on-demand movies, a fridge and a writing table. Many rooms feature a breathtaking view of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and a sink for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

Residents can sample casual meals of seasonal cuisine at the onsite restaurant. The garden bar offers a variety of fine drinks. Guests can share a meal in Denny's and PB Mika Sushi, located about 800 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as an outdoor pool area, a patio and a cocktail lounge are available for the guests' use. Catamaran Resort also has strength-training, fitness classes and a gym area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 23 per day.

Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   312.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 23 per day

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Game room

Cots

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking
  • Wind surfing
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Motor board
  • Cycling
  • Volleyball

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Bay view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Existing beddingFREE
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Getting around
Airports
Montgomery Field (MYF)6.8 mi
Train
San Diego Old Town Transportation Center3.9 mi
Coaster Old Town Station4.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  44  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Service
  • 7.4
    Very good

    this is not a four or five star hotel. the layout is horrible and nothing is easily accessable. i would not reccomend this resort to anyone thomas miller

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The grounds were very tropical and the wildlife was so cool. There were tropical birds, pods with fish, ducks with baby chicks and other pretty birds all around the resort.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Balcony views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

    Expected concierge to be more knowledgeable regarding restaurant choices.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The proximity to Mission Bay and Pacific Beach, the boardwalk, the Farmers Market just a short distance away, The Eggery for breakfast (just a short distance away), the full kitchen facilities and the friendly staff. The rental opportunities (Booked.net, paddleboat etc.) and the complimentary tour of the bay.

    The distance from shopping for middle aged couples (shopping in Pacific Beach area is geared to the young); would be nice to have a shuttle to a nice mall once or twice a week particularly if you do not have a vehicle; in our room the air conditioner was right next to the bed which was uncomfortable, air conditioner blows right on your back or on your face and it does not look very clean - allergies were an issue with me during my stay. For a longer stay it would be nice to have laundry facilities.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great location, friendly staff, spacious rooms, and great activities are available at the resort. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to another visit soon!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great location, plenty of water sports, excellent views from tower, Housekeeping found left behind items

    Crowded, expensive spa treatments

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Plenty of restaurants/ shos nearby. Nice area. Close to the water.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The grounds were beautiful. The room was very large.

    The room's material condition was somewaht dated, and the self parking was very limited for the $12/day charged.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good location next to great beach. Good facilities in the hotel.

    There are clearly some excellent rooms in this hotel which are the ones used to promote the hotel on the web site. There are also many poor or only adequate rooms which is likely where you will end up, as we did. This left me feeling very disapointed in the accomodations from the minute I arrived. There were problems with the equipment provided in the studio kitchen (inadequate cutlery, no bottle opener etc..), these were resolved promptly but it is not what I expected. I would only go back to this hotel if I could be certain of the room I was to stay in.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Fabulous view from the rooms and very comfortable beds.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Direct access to the beach.

    Staff is not well trained and their reception is very poor.The neigbourhood is not good .They are Over priced ! I would not repeat this experience or recommend it..

  • 6.4
    Good

    Its location in Mission Beach with its own beach right on the bay is excellent. The sand was clean and the water looked inviting but unfortunately we were told the water's not for swimming. If we wanted to do water sports such as Booked.neting, equipment is available for a fee. Pool area's quite large and is surrounded by a lush garden. Area has a lot of restaurants and bars and Pacific Beach with gorgeous sunsets is very close as well. The rooms are good sized although dated with a vanity next to the bathroom which is quite handy. Front desk staff's polite and efficient. Parking although with daily fee of $13 is convenient since parking lot is right outside the room.

    We stayed for 4 nights and on the 3rd day which is a Sunday, our room wasn't cleaned until late afternoon, just as we were returning from the day's outing. The trash bin in the bathroom a that time was not lined. Restaurant has a very limited menu and there is not bar/food service by the pool at this time. Although the room appearance is fine and it is clean, I saw an undesirable insect on the day we were checking out. I didn't alert the staff to its presence since we were in a hurry to leave. The room feel and decor is dated and so is the carpet. There were people smoking in the balcony next door which was not to our liking since we were right behind a dividing wall. I think the hotel should put smokers in a different section of the hotel altogether.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location bell hop was very very friendly and helpful.

    Check in gal was not very helpful when I asked questions seemed like she felt I was a bother. food at happy hour was not very good tub/shower was VERY mildewed...one of the worst I've ever experienced. I was very surprised

  • 6.6
    Good

    The parrots, the location, and the tropical feel. The hotel is also right on the water of the bay.

    The rooms were very average. I didn't feel like it was a $200/night hotel. The bed squeaked, we could hear the above neighbors walking around, and there were about fifteen cigarette butts outside our balcony area(probably from the last guests),

  • 6.6
    Good

    The Garden and Resturant.

    Buzzing refrigirator noise and rumbling noise from the Garden in the early morning. To small safe. To heavy bedspread.

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Existing beddingFREE
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Montgomery Field (MYF)6.8 mi
Train
San Diego Old Town Transportation Center3.9 mi
Coaster Old Town Station4.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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