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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Toronto
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kona Kai in its entirety is more than a hotel, with a private club attached, and a conference center. I'm a bit handicapped in reviewing it because when we were there it was fairly cool, and the pool area was under-used, (by us and everyone else) if at all. So I can't comment on an important central feature. It looks...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly a special place unlike any other hotel in San Diego if you want to experience a tropical getaway but in the states or specifically in California then Kona Kai Resorts and spas is the place for you my girlfriend and I stayed here and had a truly magical time from the hosts to the room everything was...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review Jay D! We certainly agree that Kona Kai is a special, unique getaway. We hope to see you again soon!

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property faces the bay and a marina. Beautiful views everywhere. Right across the street from walking trail that takes you right by the water. The pool and the front entrance were under construction while we were there. Noisy and inconvenient. The rooms are small but well equipped. The door on the bathroom is a sliding door with a gap...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sherry S! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy our beautiful views from our property. We certainly think they are the most beautiful around! We hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at hotel and were told the pool & hot tub was "unexpectedly" closed due to some kind of "city ordinance". They didn't "have time to call" us to let us know before our arrival. The pool clearly had been closed for some time as it was already drained and paint had been sandblasted off. They offered to pay for...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious lunch in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the marina. The food and service were superb. Very yummy lobster mac and cheese, Reuben sliders, and key lime pie to die for. The property is very inviting; the lobby is large and interesting. Valet parking is available or street parking is plentiful.

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review moeroe2015! We are so happy you enjoyed your lunch at Vessel Restaurant! We hope to host you for a stay at our inviting property soon!

Oakland, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the staff were really good and friendly. The restaurant had great food and my room had a wonderful view. I was attending a 3 day event and really liked that our chairs were very comfortable. My only challenge was the soft bed. I am used to firmer mattress so I didn't sleep as well. Other than that, I...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Courtjester313, and for highlighting our friendly staff. On your next stay, be sure to check out our delicious brunch in Vessel as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somehow this place made a bad situation worse!! First, they screwed up our wedding and THEN they screwed up my birthday/babymoon. Here is the abridged story: My husband and I got married here last Fall and there were so many small/medium mistakes that we complained to the events staff who gave us a litany of lame excuses. (I wrote about...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this resort for a mini family reunion and we just love it! We live in the area but decided to host the reunion here. The location is perfect with amazing views of the ocean on one side and a marina with big beautiful yachts on the other side. I wish the room rate included a cruise on one...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review emptynestersrus! We are so pleased that you chose Kona Kai Resort & Spa to host your family reunion, and that our staff was able to assist you during your stay! We look forward to hosting your reunion next year!

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed here for a long weekend and had a wonderful time! The hotel is beautiful, recently updated and right on a marina and across from the ocean with amazing views. The staff was really friendly, they recognized my kids and would go out of their way to say hi each day. The grounds are well kept,...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review danonrobinson! We are so happy to hear that your children enjoyed s'mores on our private beach. The next time you're in town, be sure to check out our beach cruiser bikes for a fun family day! We hope to see you again soon for another relaxing stay!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth time staying at the Kona Kai, but the first since their big renovation. What we've always like about this hotel is its unique, rather "retro" vibe, and they didn't lose that with the re-do, thank goodness. This place has a PERSONALITY, so if you think you like cookie cutter high rise hotels, I believe this place...

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KKRManagement, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, jay41256, for the wonderful comments. We're glad you enjoyed so many of the activities we offer to our guests! Next time you stay with us, take a look at our fitness classes (included with your stay). We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the tip of Shelter Island, the southern California vibe emanates at our beachfront hotel in San Diego. Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of our beachfront hotel in San Diego. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial, Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Fresh off a $22 million dollar transformation, the updated property features newly renovated bathrooms with glass enclosed showers in every guestroom, revitalized common areas and a luxurious spa, SpaTerre, offering the finest services from all over the world. Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the right space for the right occasion. You'll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, astounding bay and marina views along San Diego's most magnificent stretch of waterfront. Relax poolside while you take in the view of Kona Kai Marina from the Tiki Bar or zip around the San Diego Bay on jet skis and see the city from a new perspective. Kona Kai Resort & Spa is the perfect place to start living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Address: 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $280 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Kona Kai Hotel San Diego
Kona Kai Resort San Diego
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#15 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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“Take the bay view. The marina side is only for people who want to look at somebody else's expensive boat -- lots of them.”
 of 5 bubbles winst0n4, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor for sure.”
 of 5 bubbles 53sherrys, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I just had lunch here, did not stay in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles moeroe2015, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Marina or Ocean views are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles danonrobinson, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that faces the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles Pattienns, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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