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Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

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

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858-539-8727

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Surround yourself with spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, and the sights and sounds of nature- all in one place. A beautiful bayside overlooking the sparkling waters of Mission... Read more
Surround yourself with spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, and the sights and sounds of nature- all in one place. A beautiful bayside overlooking the sparkling waters of Mission Bay, exceptional cuisine, secluded tropical gardens, grand ballrooms, two sternwheelers, and friendly personalized service- we have your paradise waiting.

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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
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Brenna
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Last month I married the love of my life in San Diego, CA. I started planning the wedding while I was still living in Washington, DC and my future husband was here in San Diego. While most of the wedding planning was done via email and internet searches, I was able to spend a couple days in San Diego 3 months before the wedding. Fortunately all of the vendors, especially Sylvia Ramirez, the Catering Sales Manager at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, exceeded my expectations and made our special day better than I had imagined. The outdoor ceremony space was breathtaking with views of the bay, the reception area was elegant and perfect for an intimate event, the service staff was professional and extremely accommodating, the food was superb and brought accolades from all of the guests, and the rooms were lovely. Thank you, Sylvia and Catamaran, for creating such elegant and enchanting ceremony and reception spaces and providing such exceptional customer service for our wedding day!
Last month I married the love of my life in San Diego, CA. I started planning the wedding while I was still living in Read more...
Last month I married the love of my life in San Diego, CA. I started planning the wedding while I was still living in Washington, DC and my future husband was here in San Diego. While most of the wedding planning was done via email and internet searches, I was able to spend a couple days in San Diego 3 months before the wedding. Fortunately all of the vendors, especially Sylvia Ramirez, the Catering Sales Manager at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, exceeded my expectations and made our special day better than I had imagined. The outdoor ceremony space was breathtaking with views of the bay, the reception area was elegant and perfect for an intimate event, the service staff was professional and extremely accommodating, the food was superb and brought accolades from all of the guests, and the rooms were lovely. Thank you, Sylvia and Catamaran, for creating such elegant and enchanting ceremony and reception spaces and providing such exceptional customer service for our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Debra
Wedding:
6/20/2014
3.7/5.0
The staff at the resort was very flexible & helpful! Everything turned out beautiful! The food stations were amazing & the ceremony location was perfect!
The staff at the resort was very flexible & helpful! Everything turned out beautiful! The food stations were amazing & the Read more...
The staff at the resort was very flexible & helpful! Everything turned out beautiful! The food stations were amazing & the ceremony location was perfect! Read less
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kmedrano
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Amber and the rest of her team at the Catamaran were able to provide my husband and I with the perfect little beach wedding! The set up was amazing, the food was amazing, the room was AMAZING! Everything was absolutely perfect! Words cannot express how great of a job they did. I would HIGHLY recommend Amber and her team and the Catamaran for ANY event!
Amber and the rest of her team at the Catamaran were able to provide my husband and I with the perfect little beach Read more...
Amber and the rest of her team at the Catamaran were able to provide my husband and I with the perfect little beach wedding! The set up was amazing, the food was amazing, the room was AMAZING! Everything was absolutely perfect! Words cannot express how great of a job they did. I would HIGHLY recommend Amber and her team and the Catamaran for ANY event! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Catamaran Hotel is a gorgeous venue! We worked with Amber and she did a fantastic job helping with every aspect of my wedding planning. She was prompt to return emails and phone calls and answered all my questions appropriately. She is also very knowledgeable of local vendors and helpful with everything dealing with the hotel. The food was delicious and the chef was very nice. The Aviary ballroom is perfect if you're wanting a large dance floor with a gorgeous Mission Bay view. The North Lawn is a perfect setting for either a formal or an informal ceremony. Hotel rooms are a little outdated but the view of Mission Bay makes up for it, and they weren't dirty or anything. Overall, the Catamaran was a great location for our San Diego, day time, beach wedding!
The Catamaran Hotel is a gorgeous venue! We worked with Amber and she did a fantastic job helping with every aspect of my Read more...
The Catamaran Hotel is a gorgeous venue! We worked with Amber and she did a fantastic job helping with every aspect of my wedding planning. She was prompt to return emails and phone calls and answered all my questions appropriately. She is also very knowledgeable of local vendors and helpful with everything dealing with the hotel. The food was delicious and the chef was very nice. The Aviary ballroom is perfect if you're wanting a large dance floor with a gorgeous Mission Bay view. The North Lawn is a perfect setting for either a formal or an informal ceremony. Hotel rooms are a little outdated but the view of Mission Bay makes up for it, and they weren't dirty or anything. Overall, the Catamaran was a great location for our San Diego, day time, beach wedding! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing wedding here! Everything was set up perfectly and the service was the best! Tracey was absolutely amazing and made sure every detail was perfect. It was a day that we will never forget and the Catamaran helped to make it perfect!
We had the most amazing wedding here! Everything was set up perfectly and the service was the best! Tracey was absolutely Read more...
We had the most amazing wedding here! Everything was set up perfectly and the service was the best! Tracey was absolutely amazing and made sure every detail was perfect. It was a day that we will never forget and the Catamaran helped to make it perfect! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The Catamaran was a great place to host a wedding reception. The food was terrific, and the resort was surprisingly not more expensive than other beach locations in Mission Bay. Although I would recommend booking online, as that was cheaper even after accounting for the wedding guest discount that the front desk offers. The reception area is also set up to be close to the resort but secluded from foot traffic of non-guests.
The Catamaran was a great place to host a wedding reception. The food was terrific, and the resort was surprisingly not Read more...
The Catamaran was a great place to host a wedding reception. The food was terrific, and the resort was surprisingly not more expensive than other beach locations in Mission Bay. Although I would recommend booking online, as that was cheaper even after accounting for the wedding guest discount that the front desk offers. The reception area is also set up to be close to the resort but secluded from foot traffic of non-guests. Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.8/5.0
Kristin Ackermann in catering was GREAT she was very professional, organized and responsive. I felt she went out of her way to meet every request and detail. The venue is beautiful and having a beach wedding was my dream. It really made for beautiful pictures. We did have some trouble with the rooms and guest services. The front desk is not so easy to work with and the hotel room rates got messed up for my guests other than that I thought it was a fantastic place to have a wedding.
Kristin Ackermann in catering was GREAT she was very professional, organized and responsive. I felt she went out of her Read more...
Kristin Ackermann in catering was GREAT she was very professional, organized and responsive. I felt she went out of her way to meet every request and detail. The venue is beautiful and having a beach wedding was my dream. It really made for beautiful pictures. We did have some trouble with the rooms and guest services. The front desk is not so easy to work with and the hotel room rates got messed up for my guests other than that I thought it was a fantastic place to have a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
We had such a good experience at the Catamaran! It was so cool to be able to have all of our guests be able to be together, while at the same time, do their own thing. It is a true "resort". Being on the water was a big thing for us ~ the view is amazing. The wedding staff is great; the front desk staff is not the best. Good food, great facility, super activities, and amazing view/location. There is nothing else like it in San Diego.
We had such a good experience at the Catamaran! It was so cool to be able to have all of our guests be able to be Read more...
We had such a good experience at the Catamaran! It was so cool to be able to have all of our guests be able to be together, while at the same time, do their own thing. It is a true "resort". Being on the water was a big thing for us ~ the view is amazing. The wedding staff is great; the front desk staff is not the best. Good food, great facility, super activities, and amazing view/location. There is nothing else like it in San Diego. Read less
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Sheree
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
Sylvia did a great job. The meals they provide for the reception are incredible. Hors d'oeuvre were delicious! We went with the herb crusted chicken and expected a little piece of flabby chicken. We were wrong. It was a large piece of chicken that was cooked perfectly- not dry and the herb crust was crispy. The vegetables weren't over cooked. We were happily surprised. The waitstaff were so professional and did a great job!
The room was set up beautifully and elegant. Everything was perfect.
They accommodated our dj and the photobooth he brought with him.
They are really flexible.
Sylvia did a great job. The meals they provide for the reception are incredible. Hors d'oeuvre were delicious! We went Read more...
Sylvia did a great job. The meals they provide for the reception are incredible. Hors d'oeuvre were delicious! We went with the herb crusted chicken and expected a little piece of flabby chicken. We were wrong. It was a large piece of chicken that was cooked perfectly- not dry and the herb crust was crispy. The vegetables weren't over cooked. We were happily surprised. The waitstaff were so professional and did a great job!
The room was set up beautifully and elegant. Everything was perfect.
They accommodated our dj and the photobooth he brought with him.
They are really flexible. Read less
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jordan
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.7/5.0
This is wonderful ceremony and reception venue, just beautiful. I'd highly recommend it to future brides and grooms!
This is wonderful ceremony and reception venue, just beautiful. I'd highly recommend it to future brides and grooms!
This is wonderful ceremony and reception venue, just beautiful. I'd highly recommend it to future brides and grooms! Read less
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Irish
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.9/5.0
I did a ton of site visits before deciding on my venue. I still can’t believe that I managed to have the Catamaran for my reception venue! I had run by there so many times, around the bay, and always thought the wedding receptions, luaus, and events were so lucky to have their event in a beautiful location. Thanks to my contact, Sylvia, I was able to negotiate a package that worked for my budget. It was a great decision! The guests would have a place to get a hotel room if they wanted. They could also fill the “Catholic gap” at the resort by grabbing a drink at the bar or hanging out on the bay. The package included a cocktail hour with appetizers and alcohol, banquet room, dance floor, dinner, cake, champagne toasts, and suite for the bride and groom. The food was delicious! Sylvia was responsive to all my communication. The venue was gorgeous. (The one issue I had was with the condition of the guest rooms. They are old and dated.) The grounds had so many beautiful locations for our photos. PLUS the SeaWorld fireworks concluded our reception. We watched them from our balcony. I would highly recommend the Catamaran to other brides.
I did a ton of site visits before deciding on my venue. I still can’t believe that I managed to have the Catamaran for my Read more...
I did a ton of site visits before deciding on my venue. I still can’t believe that I managed to have the Catamaran for my reception venue! I had run by there so many times, around the bay, and always thought the wedding receptions, luaus, and events were so lucky to have their event in a beautiful location. Thanks to my contact, Sylvia, I was able to negotiate a package that worked for my budget. It was a great decision! The guests would have a place to get a hotel room if they wanted. They could also fill the “Catholic gap” at the resort by grabbing a drink at the bar or hanging out on the bay. The package included a cocktail hour with appetizers and alcohol, banquet room, dance floor, dinner, cake, champagne toasts, and suite for the bride and groom. The food was delicious! Sylvia was responsive to all my communication. The venue was gorgeous. (The one issue I had was with the condition of the guest rooms. They are old and dated.) The grounds had so many beautiful locations for our photos. PLUS the SeaWorld fireworks concluded our reception. We watched them from our balcony. I would highly recommend the Catamaran to other brides. Read less
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chefrosenbaum
Wedding:
6/19/2011
4.9/5.0
The Catamaran Resort is the place to go if you want to have the tropical feel right at home. For us this was a destination wedding (we live in Vegas) that had that tropical feel at the best price for all our guests. Amber (our catering coordinator) was amazing. She was on top of every question, concern and personal detail we could come up with. We are both chefs so food means a lot to us, Amber made sure we had a great tasting to find our which dishes we wanted for our sit down meal. I had a minor melt down with the front desk the day before the wedding. Amber was on top on the situation with a calm, friendly, professional stance topped off with Mai Ti's for me and my father. We loved the Catamaran and their staff so much from servers to bartenders; everyone was friendly and attentive to us and the guests from start to finish of the wedding.
The Catamaran Resort is the place to go if you want to have the tropical feel right at home. For us this was a destination Read more...
The Catamaran Resort is the place to go if you want to have the tropical feel right at home. For us this was a destination wedding (we live in Vegas) that had that tropical feel at the best price for all our guests. Amber (our catering coordinator) was amazing. She was on top of every question, concern and personal detail we could come up with. We are both chefs so food means a lot to us, Amber made sure we had a great tasting to find our which dishes we wanted for our sit down meal. I had a minor melt down with the front desk the day before the wedding. Amber was on top on the situation with a calm, friendly, professional stance topped off with Mai Ti's for me and my father. We loved the Catamaran and their staff so much from servers to bartenders; everyone was friendly and attentive to us and the guests from start to finish of the wedding. Read less
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jhashimoto
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.1/5.0
The Catamaran Resort Hotel was a great spot to have our wedding. The staff were all nice and in most cases were very helpful*. The food was terrific and there was plenty of it.
The only problem (and this was actually quite a big problem) was that they did not have a designated room for the Bridal party to get ready for the ceremony. This was very upsetting and stressful! I was not able to get ready with my girls and did not even see them before the ceremony because of this. We had to argue with them about this and they finally let me get ready in the SPA. Because of this the ceremony started 20 minutes late which cut in to our photo taking time and reception time. Other than that issue I would highly recommend this place to have an event.
The Catamaran Resort Hotel was a great spot to have our wedding. The staff were all nice and in most cases were very Read more...
The Catamaran Resort Hotel was a great spot to have our wedding. The staff were all nice and in most cases were very helpful*. The food was terrific and there was plenty of it.
The only problem (and this was actually quite a big problem) was that they did not have a designated room for the Bridal party to get ready for the ceremony. This was very upsetting and stressful! I was not able to get ready with my girls and did not even see them before the ceremony because of this. We had to argue with them about this and they finally let me get ready in the SPA. Because of this the ceremony started 20 minutes late which cut in to our photo taking time and reception time. Other than that issue I would highly recommend this place to have an event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
As a fellow event professional coming from out of state for a destination wedding for a client. I have to say that the Catamaran and the staff surpassed my expectations. They were accommodating, professional and flexible. The grounds were kept well, the food and beverage service was pretty decent for a banquet event and they allowed for other event professionals to participate in my clients day. They do take multiple weddings a day so be sure to ask your contact (Most likely Amber or one of her sales staff) how many weddings are taking place the day of your wedding and at what time are those other weddings? It may depend on the time of year as well as my clients wedding fell in the middle of peak season. I would recommend this location for those looking for a destination hot spot with a beautiful bay view, that is centrally located to many wonderful attractions that San Diego has to offer.
As a fellow event professional coming from out of state for a destination wedding for a client. I have to say that the Read more...
As a fellow event professional coming from out of state for a destination wedding for a client. I have to say that the Catamaran and the staff surpassed my expectations. They were accommodating, professional and flexible. The grounds were kept well, the food and beverage service was pretty decent for a banquet event and they allowed for other event professionals to participate in my clients day. They do take multiple weddings a day so be sure to ask your contact (Most likely Amber or one of her sales staff) how many weddings are taking place the day of your wedding and at what time are those other weddings? It may depend on the time of year as well as my clients wedding fell in the middle of peak season. I would recommend this location for those looking for a destination hot spot with a beautiful bay view, that is centrally located to many wonderful attractions that San Diego has to offer. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We decided to use the wedding package Catamaran offered which made them responsible for the ceremony, reception and food, and my hair and makeup. I think the amount of items included in this package made it a great value. The on-site coordinator, Karen Cipolla, worked very hard to get all the details perfect for us and made my planning job very easy. The reception food was a 4 course delicious meal that everyone commented was the best wedding food they ever had! The package also included a massage, hair, and makeup done at the salon and spa which was very convenient and their team made me look and feel like a princess. The hotel itself is gorgeous with a Polynesian theme that brought Hawaii to us in Southern California. I would recommend this venue to any of my friends, my wedding was perfect!
We decided to use the wedding package Catamaran offered which made them responsible for the ceremony, reception and food, Read more...
We decided to use the wedding package Catamaran offered which made them responsible for the ceremony, reception and food, and my hair and makeup. I think the amount of items included in this package made it a great value. The on-site coordinator, Karen Cipolla, worked very hard to get all the details perfect for us and made my planning job very easy. The reception food was a 4 course delicious meal that everyone commented was the best wedding food they ever had! The package also included a massage, hair, and makeup done at the salon and spa which was very convenient and their team made me look and feel like a princess. The hotel itself is gorgeous with a Polynesian theme that brought Hawaii to us in Southern California. I would recommend this venue to any of my friends, my wedding was perfect! Read less
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M3Hagedorn
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Catamaran and it turned out to be so perfect! They really went out of their way to work with our budget. We had it on the South Lawn on the bay and it was so beautiful. They also catered our reception and I got so many comments on how the food was absolutely delicious!! The staff was also very helpful through our entire wedding planning process as well as on the day of! I would recommend getting married at this resort to everyone! I wish I could do this day over and over again exactly the same each time... how perfect! Thanks again Catamaran!!
We had our wedding at the Catamaran and it turned out to be so perfect! They really went out of their way to work with our Read more...
We had our wedding at the Catamaran and it turned out to be so perfect! They really went out of their way to work with our budget. We had it on the South Lawn on the bay and it was so beautiful. They also catered our reception and I got so many comments on how the food was absolutely delicious!! The staff was also very helpful through our entire wedding planning process as well as on the day of! I would recommend getting married at this resort to everyone! I wish I could do this day over and over again exactly the same each time... how perfect! Thanks again Catamaran!! Read less
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Farres Mama
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.6/5.0
The hotel & the location in general were beautiful. They were more than accomodating with all of our requests & even put up with my whining about a few trees that I wanted trimmed before the ceremony. Our meeting planner, Karen, was great about returning calls and getting things going the morning of the ceremony. She even checked up on us the day we arrived. My husband & I really wanted to get married on the beach, but it was super pricey (atleast it was to us) so we were married in the gazebo. Everyone had a great day & stay, even the ducks!
The hotel & the location in general were beautiful. They were more than accomodating with all of our requests & even put Read more...
The hotel & the location in general were beautiful. They were more than accomodating with all of our requests & even put up with my whining about a few trees that I wanted trimmed before the ceremony. Our meeting planner, Karen, was great about returning calls and getting things going the morning of the ceremony. She even checked up on us the day we arrived. My husband & I really wanted to get married on the beach, but it was super pricey (atleast it was to us) so we were married in the gazebo. Everyone had a great day & stay, even the ducks! Read less
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