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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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#85 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently had our wedding reception in two of the three ball rooms. It was a bit pricey but in my opinion well worth it. The staff was extremely helpful and made sure that everything went according to plan. They really took the time to work with us and meet all of our requests. Of course the location is and...

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent event jtempletonjp! We're so pleased to have had the opportunity to help make your wedding reception a wonderful experience. Congratulations and warmest wishes to you and your spouse!

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I were very impressed with the service at this hotel, in particular the front desk gentleman Carlos. On arrival he upgraded our room and when he found out it was our honeymoon he sent us a lovely treat to our room. We looked forward to seeing his friendly face whenever we went to the lobby. The restaurant...

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful honeymoon experience Larissa R! I'm so pleased to hear that our staff made your stay so memorable. We hope to see you in San Diego again soon!

Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a relaxing and delightful trip! My hubba and I recently stayed at Kona Kai as part of a wedding weekend. From the moment of check in (Carlos is amazing. Welcoming and helpful!) to the rooms and resort amenities - everything made us feel at ease and pampered. We loved our stay. Note: Uber / Lyft rides are cheap for...

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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 Kelly C! I'm so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. Our staff (especially Carlos) will appreciate your glowing feedback. On your next visit be sure to check out our fitness classes, included in your stay! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A one night "relaxing" getaway gone horribly wrong. Not only was our evening disrupted by a large, noisy private event with the bar immediately outside our room, but we woke up at 8am to construction workers climbing up and down a ladder in front of our balcony. There was no privacy, as the workers were so close we could touch...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback Luke H. We will be sending you a message to obtain more information about your recent experience and to discuss your recent stay further.

Owen Sound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third time at Kona Kai, and I stay a bit longer each time. There have been many updates and improvements over the last 3 years and under its new management, making it a real resort now. On check-in, the clerk let me know they're offering fitness and yoga classes now, included in your room rate. They actually...

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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 Miranda M! I'm so pleased you were able to experience so much of what Kona Kai has to offer! We have many unique offerings from our restaurant and private beach to fitness classes, as you mentioned. Thank you for continuing to choose Kona Kai Resort & Spa as your favorite getaway location in...

Seal Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this hotel is great. Everything Else is not so good. The hotel is under construction and it makes getting around difficult. They also have an extremely loud band plan most nights till 10 pm. It's a good band but if you have little ones prepare for a late night. The band was playing below our balcony. After...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay. I'm quite disappointed to hear of your experience, as we pride ourselves on being a family friendly resort. The Jenga and games in our lobby are small elements, and we host a "Kids Corner" area, and have lawn games available as well. While we do have live music in our...

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable rooms with all the amenities you would expect. I was travelling on business but, I would love to return with my family. Wonder pool and beach area. The gas fired bonfire pits were great! They even have s'mores available in the room and some of the purchase prices goes to the Girl Scouts... as if you needed another...

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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 meganburkebeyers! We appreciate your comments about your enjoyable stay and our staff. We certainly agree that our pool and beach area are wonderful with amazing views of the marina. Hopefully on your next trip you'll have some extra leisure time to take out some beach cruiser bikes with your family; it's a truly...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying at this hotel on Shelter Island in San Diego and I gotta say the first impression was a bit disappointing and frustrating because they are (or were at the time of our visit) redoing the front entry and it had only a little sign on the portable fence that that was indeed the hotel, so we drove...

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience Austy25. I would like to apologize that our bathroom design was not to your liking; but I'm certainly glad to hear that our staff throughout the resott was so helpful and accommodating throughout your stay. I'm also very pleased to hear you enjoyed our fire pits as we think our private beach is...

California City, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all we went to Kona Kai Resort to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Two of our 3 children live there and one of them docks a boat at Shelter Island, so this destination is always a winner. The location is very nice, walking paths along the harbor and boat docks right outside your door and restaurants within walking...

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience Helen C! I'm quite concerned to hear about the negative feeling you left with, as a fair amount of our guests book through third parties. We do encourage our guests to book directly with us, as we offer the best available rate directly, but regardless of method of booking we strive to provide...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The customer service was fantastic and we loved the hotel. Renovations seemed to be complete everywhere except the parking lots. Our first room in the main building of the hotel was the nicest, our second room in the 300's building was not as nice, but had a gorgeous view of the harbor.

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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 Jenna E! We're so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. On your next visit, be sure to spend the end of your evening roasting s'mores at our beach fire pits! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
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  • 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
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 92106-3102
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $300 - $628 (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
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#20 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#31 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If accessibility is an issue, ask for a room closer to the main hotel area.”
  • View of downtown San Diego from the pedestrian walkway across from the resort.
MirandaM776, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Marina side offers sunset views. Ocean side offers great views of the San Diego skyline and plenty of really cool sea fairing vessels.”
morganburkebeyers, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“The bottom floor gives you direct access to the beach and fire pit. But at night you cannot open your slider for fresh air.”
HelenC49, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose marina side”
kitbrennan5, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool side view is the best”
  • spacious rooms
meanmachine439, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
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