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Kona Kai Resort & Marina

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1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pet fees and room rates are way too high and the food prices are crazy also. Your money would be better spent at Loews on Coronado if you travel with pets. Hotel is undergoing renovations, expect noise!! Like fire alarms ! Yes not kidding.

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

While we're pleased to have you as our loyal guest, we're deeply sorry to hear of these concerns regarding current pricing structures, Jen. We take great pride in affording our valued guests with competitive rates and an array of amenities that are truly unmatched. We hope that you'll consider reaching out to our team the next time you're headed this... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was here for a work event, so I didn't have a choice in where I stayed. However, I don't think I would come back/recommend it to anyone visiting the area. First, its under construction. That's fine, as the place needs some upgrades. However, when my room is on the parking lot side where all the trucks are coming and... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

While we're pleased to have welcomed you, we're deeply sorry to hear of these concerns with your visit. As noted, we're in the final stages of a renovation that will bring our valued guests the very finest of comforts San Diego has to offer, and we apologize if this hampered the experience of your stay in any way. With a... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a local resident and had the chance to visit the resort for a spa treatment and absolutely loved it! Not only did I get a fantastic 50-minute massage, but I was able to spend a few hours lounging poolside, enjoying the views, food and drinks. The location is great as you get nice views of the water, Point Loma... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and kind feedback. It's exciting to be able to share our services with local guests and to have been able to afford you with such a relaxing escape. Whether you're looking for an immersive, overnight experience or a day of pampered attention, we hope to welcome you back for many more memorable returns. Thanks again for... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is beautiful and the view of the marina is simply breathtaking! They also have a private beach, pool and cabanas and a gorgeous spa. Try the Vessel restaurant during sunset - and you'll feel like you are vacationing in the Mediterranean.

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

We're excited to have welcomed you and to hear that our resort's many amenities and unrivaled views created such an enjoyable escape for you, Heli. It's a pleasure to have shared these, and whether for brunch, dinner or an overnight retreat, we hope to host you again soon. Thanks for this recent visit and kind words! More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical! Maybe it was the view, sun, breeze, sounds, the Bay, service, friendly people, music, food or communing with nature! Check all of the above as a backdrop for the success of any meeting at the Vessel Restaurant, Kona Kai! Foolproof! Time is suspended at the "happy place" and "neighborhood hangout," whether It's San Diego or away from home. Splendid!

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Vessel Restaurant experience so thoroughly, and we appreciate you sharing so graciously here. It truly is a setting that can whisk you away, and it's a pleasure to have been able to afford you this afternoon escape. As shared, we'd be happy to welcome you back again for a bite or an... More 

Oceanside ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great job& beautiful setting. Michael Da Silva worked with our budget and special vegetarian/ gluten gourmet Mexican menu to give a great party. Many great memories. So calm and efficient. Our guest raved about the food and the staff. There was not one thing that we asked for that they did not try to do for us. We knew from... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing our Kona Kai Resort for your event and for affording us the chance to make it a memorable one. We're delighted to hear that our team's flexibility, professionalism, and warm hospitality left such an impression on you and your guests, and we'll happily share these kind words on your behalf. We encourage you to reach out with... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the most relaxing weekend at the Kona Kai. The property is exquisite our room divine, the food beyond words brought our taste buds alive. The staff so helpful and kind thank you all for making our time there an experience never to forget and always to share. If you are looking for a great location... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

The pleasure was entirely our own, Tammy, and we appreciate you extending such kind words with us here. Whether for an overnight escape or a relaxing meal at our Vessel Restaurant, we hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just finished up a 5 day stay at the Kona Kai Resort & Marina, and we all loved it! The resort's location on Shelter Island is ideal: so close to the zoo, Old Town, Seaport Village, airport, etc. Every single Kona Kai employee we dealt with was friendly, genuine, and helpful. Nicky, the day desk clerk, was our favorite... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to welcome you, Terry, and we're grateful for such enthusiastic words of your Kona Kai experience. We're exceedingly proud of our team's caring commitment to guest satisfaction and couldn't be happier to hear this impression their services had on your visit. We look forward to sharing the feedback on your behalf and hope that you'll... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a secret, hidden jewel in San Diego. It has a mom and pop owned feel in that the staff is incredibly sweet and service oriented. You immediately feel like you're welcomed and cared for from the second you step on the grounds. The resort has everything you need, gym, great restaurant, spa, meeting rooms, bay front, beach... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and enthusiastic feedback, Nicki. We're always excited for the chance to welcome newcomers to our Kona Kai Resort, and we're especially happy to hear when the dedicated services of our team leave such a uniformly positive impression on an experience. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing here and look forward to welcoming you back to even... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a destination wedding ceremony and reception at Kona Kai in early April 2015. After visiting the property on a whim for a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway in 2014, we met with Michael DaSilva (Catering Sales Manager) toured the property and discussed wedding packages. After researching options in both our hometowns (Dallas, TX and Pittsburgh, PA) it was... More 

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L_Apichell, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, responded to this review

We're honored to have been able to share in your special day, Shawn, and humbled by the extreme thoughtfulness of your review. We're delighted that the services of our team, the flavors of our Vessel Restaurant, and the natural beauty of our setting helped to make the occasion an even more memorable one, and we wish the both of you... More 

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