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Kona Kai Resort & Marina

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1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lake Forest, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun place but seemed a little expensive. Beach didn't go to water Restaurant was below average and very expensive. Outdoor entrance to the rooms. Fun place for our family vacation. We like the area. It was a new area for us.

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Cave Creek, AZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did enjoy our stay. But there were a few issues. My bed was rock hard for me. I requested an egg crate foam or pillow topper to cushion, but none were available. Even worse, though, the neighbors above were stomping around overhead, and I awoke at 12:00am, then at 1:00am two nights in a row. We also had a... More 

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Seal Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have been upgrading the resort over the last year and have done a beautiful job! The atmosphere is so relaxing. Pool & views are great! Restaurant is fabulous, from the bottomless Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bars to the food and the entertainment! All worth the trip! Will definitely return!

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This property aspire's to be a very nice resort once the renovations are complete. It will one day be a one of a kind resort once the renovations are completed. The new Vessel Restaurant is wonderful with exceptional cuisine in the evening as well as breakfast and lunch. The Point Loma Ballroom has to be on of the most beautiful... More 

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

Thanks for the visit, kind words and promising outlook, Kelly. We're thrilled that you enjoyed so many of the amenities we're so fortunate to afford, and we look forward to welcoming you back and to sharing the final product of our evolution. We're confident that you'll enjoy the remaining and exciting updates in store. Please be sure to reach out... More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has been recently completely updated and remodeled. Room size is average, but the decor is fresh and upbeat... Highly recommend if this waterfront and Marina location is your desire. Not so freeway close, but really not too far from the airport, downtown and sea world.

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

We're delighted to have had the chance to share our recently renovated property with you and to have surpassed your expectations for tranquility and comfort. It's such a pleasure to be able to share our waterfront oasis, as well as our connectedness to so many nearby attractions, and to have struck an ideal balance for you. It would be a... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kona Kai is a lovely resort with friendly and accommodating staff that made our experience there wonderful. The updated rooms are lovely and comfortable. The view from my room was lovely. Enjoyed the San Diego skyline, the bay view and close proximity to many attractions.

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

Thanks for the visit and kind words, Patty. We're delighted that the dedicated service of our team was such a standout of your visit, and that these, alongside our views and accessibility to the city, created such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to hosting you again and to sharing even more of the warm hospitality you've come to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great property! I enjoyed the friendly staff, great location, and clean rooms! When the hotel is completely renovated, it will be even better! Every room has a great view. There's so much to do - we took advantage of the paddle boarding in the marina.

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

It's a pleasure to have welcomed you and to hear you enjoyed the many inviting amenities, services and views of our resort. With our renovation winding down, it will be a great pleasure to host you again and to share the exciting evolution of our offerings. Safe travels and well wishes until then! More 

La Jolla, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed this resort on several occasions. One was a happy hour/dinner which had great food. The second time was when I had a facial followed by spending time at the pool and eating there. Again good. Beautiful views, nice service and I look forward to going back again and again. Great place to bring visitors to San Diego.

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

We're thankful to have you as our loyal guest and humbled by the thoughtful review, Sherry. As you've surely noticed, we're working hard to bring some fresh experiences to the resort, alongside the trusted hospitality you've come to know of our team, and we're excited to welcome you back for many more memorable getaways. Please be sure to reach out... More 

Ann Arbor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick 3 day get away from the Desert. Great location on the Marina, close to everything. Fun bar and restaurant, great service.had two spa treatments. Peter was amazing. Hotel under renovation, can't wait to go back when it's done.

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

What a pleasure to welcome you from the desert and to share our waterfront oasis! We're delighted to hear that it and the services of our team left such an impression, and we look forward to welcoming you back again for your next San Diego escape. More 

los angeles,ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful peaceful location at an icon property. I did not get one of their renovated rooms, but the view over the bay was great. Most of the resort has been completely renovated and the spa is beautiful. We had three meals there and each were very good. Will definitely go back.

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

Thanks for sharing the mid-week and for offering up such kind words of your Kona Kai experience. We're delighted to have shared our one of a kind views, along with Vessel Restaurant's signature menus, and we're excited that you enjoyed the spectrum of our offerings so thoroughly. We'd love to welcome you back the next time you're looking for a... More 

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