Catamaran Resort Hotel

3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, California, 92109, United States
(4 star hotel)
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 9 reviews
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Horrible Experience and Service

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 9, 2012

This place appears nice based on reviews and images and such and claims to be a 4 Star resort. DEFINITELY not the case!!! The place is far from a Four Star resort based on the room and definitely the service.
Four Star resorts in my opinion do not have "popcorn ceilings" and the elevator is clean. When you check into a place you should pay attention to those that are checking out. An extremely angry and frustrated couple was checking out when I checked in and that was my first sign to avoid the so called "resort".
The flooring is old and dirty in the room and everything is outdated. The room was not reliable in getting hot water on multiple occasions. The television upon turning it on is extremely loud and the internet was unreliable as well.
The hotel rented out the amenities to a private party and restricted access to bathrooms and restaurants. The staff was never helpful and never apologized. The service was definitely not what is expected from a 4 Star resort.
The keys failed multiple times during my stay and upon arriving to my room on the last evening they treated me like a prisoner. The staff failed to mention to me that they needed more money from me on my deposit and held my stuff hostage. I was told that a bellman could escort me to my room to get payment which would have been fine, except that they wanted me to simply be escorted and brought back down to the lobby to make a payment. The failed communication and lack of professionalism and apologies was unbelievable.
I have no idea how this place is in business or how they get any positive reviews. It was absolutely the worst travel experience of my life and I've traveled all over the world including third world countries. Don't be deceived and stay somewhere else. There are much better facilities and values throughout San Diego. I've stayed at different hotels many times in San Diego, California and never had such a frustrating and negative experience

Unique Quality: Grounds are very nice in appearance and they have koi ponds with ducks and exotic birds on display. The location is perfect but definitely not a Four Star Resort or worth what they charge.

Directions: Mission Bay or Pacific Beach area

BEWARE OF BED BUGS

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 26, 2011

7/24/2011 BEWARE BED BUGS!!!!!

My wife and kids stayed here Sunday night, their first room (Deluxe Garden Room) was horrible.
They paid to upgrade as they didnt have a choice.
The next morning my daughter woke up with thousands of bites all over here.
She slept on the pull out couch, my wife and son slept in the bed.
Imagine the horror of my 14year old daughter walking around san diego with horrid looking bites on her face, arms and legs.

The management here really didnt care, or even appologize for this.
They said they could move them, but two strikes is enough. On to another hotel.

If you read the reviews on this hotel. Or at least the real reviews, there is a common thread of poor maintance, run down everything, and staff/managment that doesnt care.

believe it, it is all true.

Unique Quality: Smells, Dirty, and Bed Bugs!

4 star resort my rear.

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Simply The Best Hotel in San Diego

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 2, 2008

This place was above our expectations. Highly recommend the stay. Wonderful for children. Very tropical feeling in a very relaxed atmosphere. Employees are above and beyond helpful and friendly. The view from the tower is beyond words can say. This is a class A place. I will be staying here now everytime I will be visiting San Diego. Bravo to the Catamaran

Directions: One block from the beach, GREAT views! On the sand beach of Mission Bay. Great Location

A Great Location For Sun/Fun Lovers.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 1, 2005

Let me start by saying that we made our way to San Diego after staying at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
Our first impressions of the Catamaran were favourable, it has an impressive lobby complete with cascading water feature, complete with fish, and although we had asked our agent to reserve a room with a bay view he informed us that he would pass our request onto the hotel but he could not guarantee this would be provided, so to be shown the way to a 1st floor (top) room with a lovely outlook onto the bay was in my opinion a bonus. The room was spacious and clean and apart from the bathroom, which was in need of refubishment, was very acceptable. Although it was not centrally located it was perfect if, like us, you love the sound and smell of the sea and like having the beach on your doorstep. There were plenty of restaurants and bars in the area of Mission Bay all within walking distance and if you don't fancy hiring a car there is a bus service which takes you to the 'Old Town' bus depot (about 15 minutes) from where you can get to all parts of S.D. and the surrounding areas and even over the border to Tijuana via the San Diego trolley.
Mission Beach is a place where, no matter what your age, you feel invigourated and i for one thought it was an ideal location. Enjoy!

Unique Quality: I found the hotels facilities to be in good order although i did not frequent the gym as i was on vacation, a time for rest. We were there in September so the pool area was fairly quiet, the hotels restaurants were of very good order and the bars very pleasant, the regular Friday night trips on the paddleboat 'Bahia Belle' (free to residents of the 'Catamaran' and 'Bahia' resorts) were very pleasant with live music aboard and refreshments were available from the bar, a very pleasant way to begin your Friday evening and one of those little things that helps this resort remain in the memory long after your vacation is over. The staff were very helpful, from the maids to the receptionists.

Directions: Between Sea World and La Jolla.

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Catamaran Resort Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 26, 2004

Residents in Catamaran Resort Hotel. It's like a mini-zoo, all the birds, ducks and swans are well kept.

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Mission Beach Area

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 18, 2004

Very neat resort hotel with good facility: gym, heated swimming pool, car park, connected to mission beach, and a garden with well kept ducks and swans. The biggest resort hotel in Mission Beach area, walkable distance to all the bars and resterants.

What a fantastic view !

by written on March 8, 2003

A lovely hotel, on the beach with an excellent choice of rooms. Lots of facilities and friendly staff

Unique Quality: The hotel has it`s own Catamaran which offers day and night cruising around the bay and over to the sister hotel.

Catamaran Resort Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

US$139 or so

Unique Quality: It tries to be a resort experience. It's actually got quite nice facilities, a pool, etc. But wouldn't you rather be hanging out in San Diego than cooking in your tower suite?

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The Catamaran Resort in...

by written on August 25, 2002

The Catamaran Resort in Mission Bay
prices may vary, but the range is anywhere from 129.00 to 179.00 for a night but sepcial packages are included so call now!

Unique Quality: The catamaran is right by the beach so you do not ever have to worry about driving 5-10 miles just to get to the beach! What is good about this resort is the intoxicating view of the ocean! The prices aren't really that expensive considering how a lot of San Diego is! But the one thing that the Catamaran does do is accomodate all kinds of people, and they have various packages such as Bed and Breakfast, Sea World, Unlimited Use, San Diego Zoo, and WildlifePark packages!

Directions: The Catamaran is located in Mission bay one of the many parts of San Diego is a must see!

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Address: 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, California, 92109, United States

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Free High Speed Internet
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  • Kitchenette
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