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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

#50 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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San Clemente, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In behalf of UST Class 1991, I just want to thank all the staff at Kona Kai Resort for your exceptional service. We celebrated our class reunion last June 27, 2016 and all of us had a great time. Aside from the spectacular view from the hotel, Kona Kai itself is a beautiful resort. Also, we love the food at... More 

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Roseville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There a a ton of hotels in San Diego, but this is one of my favorites. Close to downtown but you feel like you are on a private island. This time we rented jet skis at the onsite rental and it was cheaper than the competition and easy to access. The hotel grounds are beautiful with a private beach. They... More 

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

We're thankful to have loyal guests in you, and we truly appreciate the feedback. We're happy to hear you've been able to explore and enjoy so many dimensions of our resort and that you've found such comfort. It will be a pleasure to share return travels and memories. Thanks for reaching out! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our room had a great view overlooking the courtyard, pool and out to the marina. Rooms are small but well maintained with nice amenities. Restaurant provides live music on the weekend but food and service could be better.

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Thank Kelly S
DennisVin, Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Kelly, and are pleased you enjoyed. We'll continue working hard to ensure an unrivaled experience across all facets of the property, and we hope to welcome you back down the road. Thanks for being our guest! More 

Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a fun happy hour! Great service by Aly and very good prices for appetizers and drinks! Bus boys need to know NOT TO CLEAN tables with people's napkins...It was a little disgusting seeing busboys use people napkins which they use to wipe their mouths and hands to clean the table for next guest. This is NOT sanitary... More 

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

We're pleased you enjoyed and appreciate the feedback. Sanitation is absolutely essential to our operations, and we'll certainly address your concern to ensure proper procedure is followed. Thanks for bringing the observation to our attention and for the chance to make correction. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay at this resort, we hosted a party for one of our clients here. They LOVED it and we had a great time. The party was beautiful complete with beach fires, dancers and and a full bar. The staff here was delightful. I would definitely stay here!

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

Thanks, Julia, and what a fun time! We're happy to have hosted the event and whether it's for business or leisure, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Matthews, NC
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to complain about huge rooms, great views of the bay, excellent service and just a plain beautiful setting. The Kona Kai coupled with fantastic San Diego weather made for a most pleasant respite from work.

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

Thanks for sharing, William. It's a pleasure to have lent our comforts to your San Diego escape. We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Maricopa, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The customer service was outstanding, the rooms were comfortable and very clean. If at all possible, you must have dinner in the restaurant on Thursday evening for the prime rib. The dinner is wonderful as is their live band.

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

It's a pleasure to have shared our services and to hear the impression left by our hospitality. Thanks for connecting, Heather. We hope to see more of you down the road! More 

Houston
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would go back to this resort anytime... amazing location, rooms, food, just wonderful! The views, the water sports, the pool, restaurant - so great! It was like you had high end items without the big resort feel. so personalized and nice!

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

Thanks for such enthusiastic feedback of your visit. We work hard to ensure our guests an inviting, personalized experience, and we appreciate you taking note. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back the next time you're looking for a relaxing getaway! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is smaller than those huge all inclusives we typically go to and that was a good thing. The pool and beach were conveniently located to our rooms. The food was excellent by the pool bar and in the restaurant. Chef Roy is outstanding along with the GM of Vessel Restaurant . The gym was gorgeous, parking was easy... More 

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

It's such a pleasure to have shared our resort and Vessel Restaurant with you. We're happy you enjoyed both and our many amenities, too. We look forward to welcoming you back, Jen! More 

Litchfield Park, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place! Very clean; friendly staff and great location. We had a wonderful view and stepped out to a private beach right outside our back patio. The room had special spa products to try out-lotion; shampoo; body wash which was a nice added touch. Highly recommend staying here.

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

Thanks, Gabriele. We're delighted to have welcomed you and to have shared our signature comforts. We'd love to welcome you back the next time you're looking for a San Diego retreat. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $244 - $500 (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
#14 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#20 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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