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Catamaran Resort and Spa

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On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Outdoor spa tub
View from room
Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View (Bay View Studio) | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Catamaran Resort and Spa

Catamaran Resort and Spa

4.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Spa
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92109

Guests rated this location 9.2/10 - Wonderful

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMission Bay2 min walk
  • Popular LocationMission Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCrystal Pier11 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)20 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Located on the beach, Catamaran Resort and Spa is in Mission Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park, while Belmont Park and Birch Aquarium are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Petco Park or Del Mar Racetrack. Scuba diving, snorkeling, 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 and Pacific Beaches - 1 min walk
  • Mission Bay - 2 min walk
  • Mission Beach - 4 min walk
  • Crystal Pier - 11 min walk
  • Pacific Beach Park - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Balboa Avenue Transit Center Station - 5 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 12 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 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 water skiing. 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 bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered weekly. 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 a white sand beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Full-service spa
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended
  • Self parking on site (USD 38 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Family friendly

  • Children stay free
  • Pool gate

Restaurants on site

  • Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge


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


  • Bedroom
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


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


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • iPod dock

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Work spaces

  • Computer station
  • Conference center
  • Desk
  • Meeting rooms

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • Up to 50 lbs
  • Fee: USD 125 per accommodation per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Blackout drapes
  • Concierge services
  • Free bottled water
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Phone
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe at front desk
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Weekly housekeeping

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Gym on site
  • Health club on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Motorized watercraft on site
  • Rowing/canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Theme park nearby
  • Whale watching 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 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 lbs 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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Resort fee: USD 40.50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Partner property pool access
  • Partner property access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: approximately USD 10–50 for adults, and USD 10–50 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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 property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation 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 Mar 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Catamaran Resort and Spa on Apr 19, 2023 start from CA $366.7, 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 lbs 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?

Check-out 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. Balboa Park and Cabrillo National Monument are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Catamaran Resort and Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, Catamaran Resort and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Catamaran Resort and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a very beautiful property; but it needs to a face lift in the rooms for sure. Our wall paper was peeling in multiple places, the shower looked dirty because of all the chips in the tub and the water would not drain so we stood in water as we showered. (Water pressure was amazing though!)
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
The fire alarm went off early in the morning due to construction. 10pm quiet time is just a suggestion. Terribly noisy after 10pm. Nobody around to keep it quiet. For the price, not many relaxing amenities are included.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Great service and very nice resort.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is beautiful. Would recommend to friends and family
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Room felt dated for the nightly rate. Upset about the parking daily rate on top of resort fee which rounds up oner 80$ per night. Not happy with that. Most likely wont go back. Too pricey for the quality in return.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disappointed that our room was not refreshed on two different days. Didn't expect a full cleaning, but their commitment was to do a daily refresh of towels and water. That did not happen on two occasions. Other than this issue, we enjoyed out time here.
Stayed 15 nights in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The rooms are outdated and look like they haven’t been renovated since the 70s or 80s. Great location, but the property is in poor condition and should be condemned.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property, food, hospitality was great. Walking around the property was so beautiful. The only thing I didn’t care for is our room. It was very clean but very outdated. The television was on the side of the bed not in front, so when you changed the tv channels you had to sit up and stretch to point it at the tv to work.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Poor, not well maintained place with unhappy worker, mainly the lobby, receptionist

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family, Business traveller, Travelled with pets, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is lovely. We enjoyed our room and the access to the bay. We definitely want to return in the summer to take advantage of all the beach activities and water sports.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023