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Discover the Catamaran Resort Hotel A San Diego Beachfront Resort

Welcome to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, a tropical hideaway in San Diego’s Pacific Beach community. Our Polynesian-themed resort, only 8 miles from San Diego International Airport, offers casual elegance with palm trees, lush vegetation, tiki torches, koi ponds, waterfalls, and exotic birds that like to strike up conversations with guests. With Mission Bay as our backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, there's no better choice among Pacific Beach San Diego hotels.

Whether you enjoy sunbathing at the beach, relaxing by the pool, rejuvenating in The Catamaran Spa’s hot tub that overlooks the bay, paddle boarding, or cruising up and down the boardwalk on a bike or Segway, we have something for everyone. When you’re ready to venture out into America’s Finest City, you are just 3 miles from SeaWorld San Diego, 12 miles from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and 28 miles from LEGOLAND California.

Your Ultimate San Diego Adventure Awaits

Be spoiled with endless activity options both on-property as well as in the surrounding Pacific Beach neighborhood. Relax at the resort with a waterfront meal and renewing spa treatment, or check out the exciting nearby attractions. From an on-site spa to award-winning California cuisine and a vibrant beachside community, enjoy the luxury you want and perks you expect from this top-rated beachfront hotel in San Diego.

  • Great beachfront room and luau

    My mom and I decided to get away for the weekend, and we booked the luau pretty last minute. It was a total blast. The fire dancer was really awesome, and we got to learn about all the islands and their slightly discernable changes in culture/dress. The food was delicious. The hotel is great too, try to get a bay-front room if you can its right on the sand!

    June 2022

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  • Great Stay at Catamaran Resort

    Great hotel/resort! The bell hop was a great help while moving from one room to another. We had been upgraded and without having to ask he stepped up to make sure all our luggage got to the right room. The entire staff treats you like family.

    May 2022

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  • Hawaii in San Diego

    We had an absolutely amazing time! The location is phenomenal; right on Mission Bay, nice walk to the beach, great restaurants nearby but you don’t have to leave the resort at all. They have live Hawaiian music out by the pool and Jacuzzi a tropical bird show every afternoon Hawaiian dance and torch lighting on Saturday nights a family movie night on Friday night the gym has equipment that overlooks the bay and the restaurant makes you feel like you are in Hawaii

    April 2022

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  • Feels like you are on an island

    The location is perfect, and the resort and hotel are beautiful. It feels like you are on an island within the resort. You can also step outside your room right onto the bay and walk to the beach in five minutes. The service was excellent as well. Great staff and service! We highly recommend staying here.

    February 2022

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  • New rooms really make a difference

    We were the first guests in newly renovated rooms in the 600 wing. Everything in the room was very nice from the carpet and wallpaper to the tasteful and large bathroom. They have brand new 60+ inch TVs and small fridges. Even though we were on ground floor with beach walkout, the rooms were very quiet at night. As we were getting ready to leave, the general manager stopped by and asked our thoughts on the new rooms. I mentioned my one issue was the drapery not closing quite as far as I’d prefer and he told us new drapery was on order and would be installed soon. He was very pleasant and took my comments seriously. The staff was attentive and kind during our stay. Thanks for a great stay in Mission Bay.

    June 2022

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  • Movies on the grass…

    I liked that resort is family oriented. Movies on the grass was nice. Great pool, hot tub, arcade, drinks & snacks by the pool are awesome! Convenient restaurant with gourmet and kids menu, coffee bar is very good and shop had all the items we needed without having to walk to Ralphs. This is our second time visiting and we'll be back.

    March 2022

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A Spectacular Setting for Every Occasion

Make it your best event yet with an unbeatable Pacific Beach location. Experience the best of both worlds at our renowned San Diego beach resort with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate groups and occasions of all sizes. Plan your corporate meeting, dream wedding, or any social event at the Catamaran’s beautiful and versatile venues.

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