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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

San Diego , CA
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3999 Mission Bouelvard
San Diego, CA 92109 US (map)

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858-539-8727

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Secluded along sun-drenched shores of Mission Bay, the Catamaran Resort Hotel offers a romantic paradise set amidst tropical gardens filled with a koi pond that serpentines the walkways.... Read more
Secluded along sun-drenched shores of Mission Bay, the Catamaran Resort Hotel offers a romantic paradise set amidst tropical gardens filled with a koi pond that serpentines the walkways. Hold your reception indoors or on the Beach overlooking Mission Bay. Let us make your fantasy wedding a reality.

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Joe
Wedding:
7/3/2016
4.8/5.0
Cataraman staff performed amazingly at our July wedding and we couldn’t be any happier with our choice! Amber is a truly knowledgable catering event manager, she was always professional and responsive. We can’t thank the Cataraman staff enough for helping create an amazing evening.
Cataraman staff performed amazingly at our July wedding and we couldn’t be any happier with our choice! Amber is a truly Read more...
Cataraman staff performed amazingly at our July wedding and we couldn’t be any happier with our choice! Amber is a truly knowledgable catering event manager, she was always professional and responsive. We can’t thank the Cataraman staff enough for helping create an amazing evening. Read less
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Tammie
Wedding:
5/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding from 1,500 miles away can be quite daunting however not with this reliable team! Amber made it so simple to make our decision to host our wedding and reception at the Catamaran, from her flexibility and variety of options, to her pleasant personality and immediate responsiveness. No to mention the entire event staff that executed every detail flawlessly, particularly Dave Hopper the Banquet Captain who was by our side to ensure we had everything we wanted / needed each time he saw my husband and I on the move throughout the evening!
I cannot put into words just how stunning and flawless our wedding was in addition to our stay; from hosting our ceremony on the beach and reception on the lawn, to the design and feel of the resort and comfort of our room, it was terribly hard to leave. The resort is like a paradise oasis, as if San Diego is not beautiful enough, stepping into to resort is like staying at a secluded tropical destination. To put the icing on the cake, our final two nights were spent in the honeymoon suit; from the ground floor to the 11th floor, the views cannot be beat!!!
Planning a wedding from 1,500 miles away can be quite daunting however not with this reliable team! Amber made it so Read more...
Planning a wedding from 1,500 miles away can be quite daunting however not with this reliable team! Amber made it so simple to make our decision to host our wedding and reception at the Catamaran, from her flexibility and variety of options, to her pleasant personality and immediate responsiveness. No to mention the entire event staff that executed every detail flawlessly, particularly Dave Hopper the Banquet Captain who was by our side to ensure we had everything we wanted / needed each time he saw my husband and I on the move throughout the evening!
I cannot put into words just how stunning and flawless our wedding was in addition to our stay; from hosting our ceremony on the beach and reception on the lawn, to the design and feel of the resort and comfort of our room, it was terribly hard to leave. The resort is like a paradise oasis, as if San Diego is not beautiful enough, stepping into to resort is like staying at a secluded tropical destination. To put the icing on the cake, our final two nights were spent in the honeymoon suit; from the ground floor to the 11th floor, the views cannot be beat!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Travel, Wedding Venue
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/19/2016
4.8/5.0
I have nothing but positive things to say about the Catamaran for our wedding reception. I worked directly with Amber, and she was there for me for every step of the process. When we toured the facility we liked how the day would flow from ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour in the sand, and dinner/dancing in the boardroom. We had an intimate wedding with thirty people, and every guest told us how much the liked the Catamaran. The food was so great, and every dietary request was handled excellently. One of the things I appreciated about Amber was that she took the time to work with all of our vendors and some of their crazy and outlandish requests. She never called or emailed me to stress me out about the things they were asking for. I also really appreciated how quickly she would respond to my emails and phone calls. Amber made my husband and I feel like royalty from the minute we first toured the location to the minute we departed.
We booked several rooms at the hotel for both pre and post wedding guests, and every reservation was executed perfectly.
The Catamaran was the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
Here is the only word of advice I will give to Catamaran couples, some of your guests may not like the price of the rooms at the Catamaran. Amber gave me the names of several local hotels with lower costs, for guests on a budget. Some of my guests were not thrilled that I had picked a high end resort for the wedding. However, when they saw the resort they understood that you get what you pay for.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the Catamaran for our wedding reception. I worked directly with Amber, and Read more...
I have nothing but positive things to say about the Catamaran for our wedding reception. I worked directly with Amber, and she was there for me for every step of the process. When we toured the facility we liked how the day would flow from ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour in the sand, and dinner/dancing in the boardroom. We had an intimate wedding with thirty people, and every guest told us how much the liked the Catamaran. The food was so great, and every dietary request was handled excellently. One of the things I appreciated about Amber was that she took the time to work with all of our vendors and some of their crazy and outlandish requests. She never called or emailed me to stress me out about the things they were asking for. I also really appreciated how quickly she would respond to my emails and phone calls. Amber made my husband and I feel like royalty from the minute we first toured the location to the minute we departed.
We booked several rooms at the hotel for both pre and post wedding guests, and every reservation was executed perfectly.
The Catamaran was the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
Here is the only word of advice I will give to Catamaran couples, some of your guests may not like the price of the rooms at the Catamaran. Amber gave me the names of several local hotels with lower costs, for guests on a budget. Some of my guests were not thrilled that I had picked a high end resort for the wedding. However, when they saw the resort they understood that you get what you pay for. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had the most BEAUTIFUL December wedding reception at the Catamaran Resort. It started with an evening cocktail hour on their lawn space outside overlooking Mission Bay. This was followed by dinner and dancing in the Kon Tiki ballroom. Our catering manager Amber Lighty was AMAZING! She helped with all our venue planning and made the evening go smoothly. The banquet captain, Yewbe, was also very attentive during the reception. Everything was just perfect!!! Most of our guests were from out of town and it was a great place to make them feel like they were at a destination wedding. Everyone was impressed with the clean rooms and the views :) Our honeymoon suite was AMAZING!!! I would definitely recommend the Catamaran Resort for your wedding or your next vacation!
We had the most BEAUTIFUL December wedding reception at the Catamaran Resort. It started with an evening cocktail hour on Read more...
We had the most BEAUTIFUL December wedding reception at the Catamaran Resort. It started with an evening cocktail hour on their lawn space outside overlooking Mission Bay. This was followed by dinner and dancing in the Kon Tiki ballroom. Our catering manager Amber Lighty was AMAZING! She helped with all our venue planning and made the evening go smoothly. The banquet captain, Yewbe, was also very attentive during the reception. Everything was just perfect!!! Most of our guests were from out of town and it was a great place to make them feel like they were at a destination wedding. Everyone was impressed with the clean rooms and the views :) Our honeymoon suite was AMAZING!!! I would definitely recommend the Catamaran Resort for your wedding or your next vacation! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
11/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We chose the Catamaran Resort for our wedding in November 2015 and it was the absolute perfect venue.

We had mostly out-of-town guests and we wanted a hotel in a central location where it would be easy for guests to get out and explore the area. Our families loved whale watching, paddle boarding, Belmont Park, and going to the beach and boardwalk while visiting for our wedding. The Catamaran has a beautiful property filled with gardens and backs right up on Mission Bay with rooms that fit many budgets (especially with the discounted wedding rate!).

We had our ceremony on the beach north lawn (surrounded by 4 palm trees) and our reception in the Kon Tiki Ballroom. Amber Lighty, the director of Catering, and Dave Hopper, the Banquet Captain, made sure everything was exactly how we envisioned. Dave checked on my husband and I continuously throughout the night to see if there was anything additional he could get us and went above and beyond to even providing the recipe for the delicious mango salsa so we could get a taste of our wedding at home!

The honeymoon suite (we were on the 7th floor of the tower) had the most amazing view of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It was the perfect place for my bridesmaids and I to sleep the night before the wedding and my new husband and I to spend the night of our wedding. Amber even surprised us with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in our room after the ceremony!!

We fell in love with the Catamaran Hotel the first time we visited and can not recommend it highly enough for a vacation or the most perfect wedding!!!
We chose the Catamaran Resort for our wedding in November 2015 and it was the absolute perfect venue.

We had Read more...
We chose the Catamaran Resort for our wedding in November 2015 and it was the absolute perfect venue.

We had mostly out-of-town guests and we wanted a hotel in a central location where it would be easy for guests to get out and explore the area. Our families loved whale watching, paddle boarding, Belmont Park, and going to the beach and boardwalk while visiting for our wedding. The Catamaran has a beautiful property filled with gardens and backs right up on Mission Bay with rooms that fit many budgets (especially with the discounted wedding rate!).

We had our ceremony on the beach north lawn (surrounded by 4 palm trees) and our reception in the Kon Tiki Ballroom. Amber Lighty, the director of Catering, and Dave Hopper, the Banquet Captain, made sure everything was exactly how we envisioned. Dave checked on my husband and I continuously throughout the night to see if there was anything additional he could get us and went above and beyond to even providing the recipe for the delicious mango salsa so we could get a taste of our wedding at home!

The honeymoon suite (we were on the 7th floor of the tower) had the most amazing view of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It was the perfect place for my bridesmaids and I to sleep the night before the wedding and my new husband and I to spend the night of our wedding. Amber even surprised us with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in our room after the ceremony!!

We fell in love with the Catamaran Hotel the first time we visited and can not recommend it highly enough for a vacation or the most perfect wedding!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue for our beautiful beach wedding. Customer service was exceptional, food was delicious, we had an amazing day and our guests did too! Can't say enough good things about the Catamaran!
Excellent venue for our beautiful beach wedding. Customer service was exceptional, food was delicious, we had an amazing Read more...
Excellent venue for our beautiful beach wedding. Customer service was exceptional, food was delicious, we had an amazing day and our guests did too! Can't say enough good things about the Catamaran! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/26/2015
4.9/5.0
Let me start out by saying our wedding day went perfectly. Not many couples can say that about their wedding day. There is usually something that is missed, goes overlooked, not ready in time, etc. From beginning to end, the Catamaran staff was awesome. They are very accommodating and make sure they really understand your vision and what you're looking for. The catering manager was there for the rehearsal and day of and made sure everything went smoothly. She even cried when I walked down the aisle (could definitely tell she loves her job). The set up for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception was beautiful and professionally done. They even threw in candles and table number holders to avoid any spaces from looking empty and bc they didn't want our table number boards to fall over. So thoughtful! The food was delicious and don't skimp on the hors d'oeuvres! Our head catering person was fabulous and made sure we were fed and had drinks during pictures and during the reception as well. The wait staff and bartender were great and the hotel itself is beautiful. Our photographer mentioned it is her favorite place to do weddings because of the many photo opps this resort has, it's gorgeous! The hotel suite for the bride and groom was amazing as well, it's huge! All of us girls got ready in there the morning of and it fit 12 of us in the living room very comfortably. 270 degree views of the ocean and bay. Definitely recommend for your special day. 2 months later and I'm still bragging about it! My ONLY reason I gave 4.9 and not 5 is because sometimes it would take a few days to hear back about changes in our contract we made and we'd have to call; however, it was wedding season, they do a ton of weddings, and are probably extremely busy. Catamaran is the way to go! I was shocked on how they were on top of every detail.
Let me start out by saying our wedding day went perfectly. Not many couples can say that about their wedding day. There is Read more...
Let me start out by saying our wedding day went perfectly. Not many couples can say that about their wedding day. There is usually something that is missed, goes overlooked, not ready in time, etc. From beginning to end, the Catamaran staff was awesome. They are very accommodating and make sure they really understand your vision and what you're looking for. The catering manager was there for the rehearsal and day of and made sure everything went smoothly. She even cried when I walked down the aisle (could definitely tell she loves her job). The set up for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception was beautiful and professionally done. They even threw in candles and table number holders to avoid any spaces from looking empty and bc they didn't want our table number boards to fall over. So thoughtful! The food was delicious and don't skimp on the hors d'oeuvres! Our head catering person was fabulous and made sure we were fed and had drinks during pictures and during the reception as well. The wait staff and bartender were great and the hotel itself is beautiful. Our photographer mentioned it is her favorite place to do weddings because of the many photo opps this resort has, it's gorgeous! The hotel suite for the bride and groom was amazing as well, it's huge! All of us girls got ready in there the morning of and it fit 12 of us in the living room very comfortably. 270 degree views of the ocean and bay. Definitely recommend for your special day. 2 months later and I'm still bragging about it! My ONLY reason I gave 4.9 and not 5 is because sometimes it would take a few days to hear back about changes in our contract we made and we'd have to call; however, it was wedding season, they do a ton of weddings, and are probably extremely busy. Catamaran is the way to go! I was shocked on how they were on top of every detail. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Catamaran on 10/11/14 and our day was beyond amazing. I seriously cannot say enough good things about Amber Kelly, the catering coordinator there. We had a very long engagement (16 months from the time we booked the venue to the wedding date) and that means she got A LOT of emails from me during that time period. She was always super fast at responding and was really easy to work with and so nice. We were really upset when 5 weeks out from our wedding we were told that there was going to be construction at our ceremony and cocktail hour site to update their restaurant. The news really blind sided us as we picked the Catamaran for its aesthetics both outside and inside. Amber completely understood our concerns. She was able to reassure us and in the end delivered a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour space despite the construction that you didn’t even notice was there. (Except for our family who was staying there all week and had to hear the jack hammers and drilling on the week days.) She also helped to set up the ballroom with our homemade centerpieces, kept all my supplies overflowing in her office for a week, and snuck down the stairs behind me without anyone seeing to fix my train and veil as I came down the aisle.
We had our wedding at the Catamaran on 10/11/14 and our day was beyond amazing. I seriously cannot say enough good things Read more...
We had our wedding at the Catamaran on 10/11/14 and our day was beyond amazing. I seriously cannot say enough good things about Amber Kelly, the catering coordinator there. We had a very long engagement (16 months from the time we booked the venue to the wedding date) and that means she got A LOT of emails from me during that time period. She was always super fast at responding and was really easy to work with and so nice. We were really upset when 5 weeks out from our wedding we were told that there was going to be construction at our ceremony and cocktail hour site to update their restaurant. The news really blind sided us as we picked the Catamaran for its aesthetics both outside and inside. Amber completely understood our concerns. She was able to reassure us and in the end delivered a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour space despite the construction that you didn’t even notice was there. (Except for our family who was staying there all week and had to hear the jack hammers and drilling on the week days.) She also helped to set up the ballroom with our homemade centerpieces, kept all my supplies overflowing in her office for a week, and snuck down the stairs behind me without anyone seeing to fix my train and veil as I came down the aisle. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We would very strongly recommend the Catamaran for wedding ceremonies and receptions. I agree with the previous recommendation -- Sylvia Ramirez is AMAZING! We also planned our wedding from out-of-state (Kansas City, MO), but Sylvia made everything very low stress and our day was absolutely perfect! Sylvia was extremely responsive, especially the day before when I started freaking out about little details (and last minute cancellations by guests due to the Chicago radio tower incident).

Everything was on time, the food was delicious, and the service was absolutely fantastic! Multiple guests commented about the friendliness of the staff. The waiter serving our sweetheart table was a complete sweetheart himself and I even got him to dance with me! Another waitress let me know that everyone was commenting about how sweet and thoughtful our personalized notes were (this really meant a lot to me). The North Lawn is beautiful and The Kon Tiki Ballroom is a beautiful room, with a beautiful ceiling, a balcony, and plenty of space (we did not want our guests to feel trapped). I can not say enough great things about Sylvia, the Catamaran, and the wonderful kitchen and wait staff. Thank you, Catamaran, for making our day so perfect!!!
We would very strongly recommend the Catamaran for wedding ceremonies and receptions. I agree with the previous Read more...
We would very strongly recommend the Catamaran for wedding ceremonies and receptions. I agree with the previous recommendation -- Sylvia Ramirez is AMAZING! We also planned our wedding from out-of-state (Kansas City, MO), but Sylvia made everything very low stress and our day was absolutely perfect! Sylvia was extremely responsive, especially the day before when I started freaking out about little details (and last minute cancellations by guests due to the Chicago radio tower incident).

Everything was on time, the food was delicious, and the service was absolutely fantastic! Multiple guests commented about the friendliness of the staff. The waiter serving our sweetheart table was a complete sweetheart himself and I even got him to dance with me! Another waitress let me know that everyone was commenting about how sweet and thoughtful our personalized notes were (this really meant a lot to me). The North Lawn is beautiful and The Kon Tiki Ballroom is a beautiful room, with a beautiful ceiling, a balcony, and plenty of space (we did not want our guests to feel trapped). I can not say enough great things about Sylvia, the Catamaran, and the wonderful kitchen and wait staff. Thank you, Catamaran, for making our day so perfect!!! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.6/5.0
We would highly recommend having your wedding ceremony and reception at the Catamaran Resort. Sylvia Ramirez was our wedding coordinator and she was AMAZING. We had to plan our wedding out of state due to being in the military--as you may know, this can be very stressful. But, we made a very specific wedding timeline and Sylvia made sure everything was executed exactly as intended. It's crazy to be able to say honestly that our wedding day went PERFECTLY...everything was on time, the ceremony location was perfect (on the Mission Bay side near the beach), the cocktail hour was really nice, the food was incredible, and the reception hall (Kon Tiki Ballroom) was beautifully decorated---plenty of space, especially if you have a larger wedding with many guests. Our big day was perfect and we had the best time ever.
We would highly recommend having your wedding ceremony and reception at the Catamaran Resort. Sylvia Ramirez was our Read more...
We would highly recommend having your wedding ceremony and reception at the Catamaran Resort. Sylvia Ramirez was our wedding coordinator and she was AMAZING. We had to plan our wedding out of state due to being in the military--as you may know, this can be very stressful. But, we made a very specific wedding timeline and Sylvia made sure everything was executed exactly as intended. It's crazy to be able to say honestly that our wedding day went PERFECTLY...everything was on time, the ceremony location was perfect (on the Mission Bay side near the beach), the cocktail hour was really nice, the food was incredible, and the reception hall (Kon Tiki Ballroom) was beautifully decorated---plenty of space, especially if you have a larger wedding with many guests. Our big day was perfect and we had the best time ever. Read less
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