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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to join my friend and her extended family yesterday for a fantastic Easter brunch! In addtion to the wide variety of delicious food choices, the staff was highly attentive. Thank you to Dave "Hop" Hopper for his outstanding service and Doris our server who kept everyone at the table with full drinks and room for fresh plates. Our day included a ride on the "river boat" around Mission Bay. The whole experience was simply wonderful and I can't wait until next year.

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled with friends
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Thank dlinggi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, myself and our two teens stayed here over spring break. We booked a garden view room in the tower. The room was on the 7th floor (facing north) of the tower not really overlooking the garden, more like the top of the parking garage, but we could see the ocean and the pool area if we tried. It was quite a noisy room with the kids playing in the pool and with the car alarms going off as well as the big sliding doors being moved by neighboring guests. The safe was broken, but someone came right away to fix it. The room had a small stocked kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave and toaster which all came in handy when we prepared breakfasts. The hotel beach area on Mission Bay is great and we were able to get lounge chairs to relax on fairly easily. The layout of the hotel is very convoluted so it makes it a bit challenging to find your way around, but the plants and ponds with fish and ducks were really pretty. The hot tub did feel good as it was unusually chilly the week we stayed. I'd say this place is well suited for families with small children (there were a LOT of little ones here.) Our teens enjoyed it too...they rented a sail boat from the company right on the beach (awesome! highly recommend). We took the complementary 1 1/2 hour paddle boat trip on the bay ...nothing spectacular, but kind of a neat place to play card games. Again, it was kind of cold outside, so this would have been more fun on a warmer night. The hotel is in a great location close to restaurants and the ocean. Easy to walk to everything.

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Jeannelb
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Megan N, Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing to spend our spring break vacation at the Catamaran. We are happy that you found the kitchenette in your guest room to be convenient for prepping morning breakfasts. Although, we apologize that your garden view room did not fully meet expectations. It's wonderful to know that your family enjoyed lounging by the bay and enjoyed a cruise aboard the Bahia Belle. We apologize that we were not showcasing our typical sunny and 72-degree weather. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another enjoyable stay at the Catamaran.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Catamaran has always gone above and beyond for my family. This time, Olga (Front Desk) worked very hard at check-in to get us a room with a microwave even though the resort was full due to Easter and spring break vacationers. We appreciate the fact that the Catamaran staff really listens to our needs and responds quickly to our requests. That's why we are regulars there!

Room Tip: Building 6 is right on the Bay. Tower rooms have small kitchens.
  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved a room for my girlfriend’s birthday. We are locals and have been in the lobby and past the bayside of the resort dozens of times so finally decided to stay for a night. Check in was great. Aja was very sweet. Forgive me if I misspelled her name. I had mentioned that it was my girlfriend’s birthday when reserving the room and they knew that upon check in and said happy birthday to her :) They went a step further and had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in the room. Nice touch! This property is getting old. This means that the plant life and various types of birds and fish are thriving and add a tranquility to the experience . It also means that the rooms and overall aesthetics of structures need work. Views were stellar from the tower. We also got to watch a movie outside on the bay. Wednesday’s are movie nights!

Stayed: March 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank nkdsurfer
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Mark T, Front Office Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your experience at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. We are delighted and honored that you chose to celebrate your girlfriend's birthday with us! We strive to make the most of every special occasion, and enhance the experience to the best of our abilities. We are glad Aja and our staff took the time to give your girlfriend a special birthday greeting, as well as a treat to help you both celebrate! The Mission Bay views from the tower are simply stunning, and Spring time is the perfect time for a stay with us as we offer plenty more activities for guests to enjoy in addition to our regular hotel amenities. We hope you had the most amazing of times during your stay with us, and hopefully we have the chance to welcome you back again in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVED this place! Every member of the staff was friendly and accommodating! The grounds are beautiful and the fact that we were only a 5 minute walk to Pacific Beach was so cool! The rooms were clean and well-kept, the on-site restaurants and bars were wonderful. The patio outside, with tiki torches, fire pits and comfy seating is a great place to relax and "take it all in".

I can't say enough good things. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a tropical getaway on U.S. soil! Loved it! Karl, the handler who keeps the exotic birds, is FANTASTIC! Don't forget to say hello to Cornell and the other birds near the back entrance of the lobby!

Room Tip: We loved the garden view room! All the flora and fauna outside is breathtaking!
  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Karen M
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Mark T, Front Office Manager at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Our resort has everything you will need for the perfect vacation destination! Both our restaurant Oceana Coastal Kitchen and Moray's Bar and Lounge serve delicious food and drinks with outside dining available on our patios overlooking Mission Bay. Our pool is heated to 82 degrees every day with a jacuzzi area as well, and Mission Bay and Mission Beach are conveniently located and walking distance from the resort. We hope you enjoyed your trip to paradise, and that you have the opportunity to join us for another stay!

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