My husband & I just returned from spending the weekend at the beautiful Catamaran resort hotel and spa. As we arrived we were surprised to see how beautiful it was as we entered the lobby we were greeted with a beautiful waterfall, flowers, and a pond with fish. The people were extremely friendly as they explained that they had upgraded our room. As we walked down the path to find our room which was located in the tower, we enjoyed the beauful flora and fauna that surrounded us. They even had two parrots that were talking, along with more ponds with fish and ducks. The pool has a really nice area with an oversized hot tub and really nice lounge chairs. Again the area is very beautiful and has an arcade and a pool bar. We didn't get a chance to eat at the restaurant but supposedly the food is very good, especially on Sunday when they have a Sunday Champagne brunch that costs about $40 a person, where you can sit outside above the beach which is on the bay. The hotel is in a perfect location because it sits on the bay where they have a whole bunch of things you can rent such as bikes to ocean toys and the water is a lot calmer with a more private beach. The Catamaran is located about 2 blocks away from Mission/Pacific Beach so it is perfect whether you want to go down to the hotel beach or walk over to the main Beach and surf or enjoy one of the restaurants. It also worked great for walking a few blocks down to the clubs at Pacific Beach at night. Our room itself was really nice and spacious with a small kitchen, and couch and had a nice TV. Overall we were extremely impressed and loved our stay at the Catamaran and we can't wait to go back!!