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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#85 of 296 hotels in San Diego
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Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of our California-contemporary hotel in San Diego. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial cultures, Kona Kai is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai offers the right space for the right occasion. You'll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, and astounding bay and marina views along San Diego's most magnificent stretch of waterfront.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Patio
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jessica P wrote a review Jan 10
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We came to this resort to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. The stay was amazing with a great room and views to the ocean! Gabby assisted us during our stay and she was just amazing. From the time we checked in Friday night to the time we left, she was just a marvelous staff member. Will definitely be coming back for more staycations!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi M544LOjessicap, Thank you for choosing to stay with us to celebrate your special occasion! Gabby will be so excited to hear of your praise, as we are truly grateful to have her on our team! She is just as marvelous, as you say! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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SusyAdz wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California403 contributions34 helpful votes
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Our friends decided to go away for the weekend with the kids and this hotel was the best location for our stay. We arrived early and our rooms were ready. We had a marina view which was amazing. It gave us access to the sand front area which we spent a lot of our time with the kids. We made great use of the fire pit area making s’mores with the children. Wifi service was great throughout the property. The highlight of the trip was the amazing service we received from the Executive Chef Roy H. My son has food allergies and Chef Roy came out to our table sat down and listen to his needs. He was very accommodating with every meal and each time we would order food he would bring it out to the pool or restaurant and explain what he used and how he prepared it. He was even nice enough to ask if he could make him homemade ice cream so he can enjoy desert with the family. I have traveled to many hotels and have cooked prior and brought it with me but the service in the kitchen was exceptional. Thank you thank you Chef Roy you were amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hotel Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Hi Susy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Kona Kai! It's wonderful to see that you had such a great time and that Roy was so accommodating. He has been with the resort for many years and takes a lot of pride in his craft. I know he will enjoy reading your review! We hope to have you stay with us again soon!
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Joe S wrote a review Jan 7
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I’d like to give a BIG THANKS to Lisa, Gaby and Kona Kai Resort for all their help with setting and helping me create the perfect moment for me to propose to my now future wife!!!!! Staff is very helpful and accommodating. Can’t wait to stay here again soon. -Joe Salazar
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Good evening joesV9236WK, Thank you so much for your glowing review and recognizing our team members. I will be sure to share your recognition, as I know Lisa, Gaby and team will greatly appreciate your kind words. We are so excited for all of the great memories to come with your fiancé and are so grateful for you allowing us to be apart of it. Please enjoy this special time together celebrating your love, and we cant wait to welcome you back!
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jo21nia wrote a review Jan 6
Moreno Valley1 contribution
Great quiet staycation for family with kids. Front staff were very welcoming. Property was beautiful, lots of places to sit relax or walk around. We especially loved the.firepits at night. The restaurant staff could have been more helpful, the hours of room service from the restaurant were not clear. The rooms were beautiful and the beds were comfortable the atmosphere was over all relaxing.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Hi jo21nia, We are so pleased to read you enjoyed your staycation with your family. Kona Kai is proud and delighted to be your home away from home! I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback in regards to communication of our Food & Beverage hours, as it is our number one goal to keep our guests informed of all our activities and outlets. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Lisa S wrote a review Jan 3
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We had such a great stay! Thank you for doing all you can to keep the resort open in such hard times. Everything was so clean and perfect. We had a great family weekend in a most gorgeous hotel Can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hello, Thank you so much for the amazing review and for the kind words. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$222 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kona kai hotel san diego, kona kai resort san diego
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Nearby attractions include USS Midway Museum (3.4 miles), Escapology San Diego (4.4 miles), and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nado Gelato, Salt & Straw, and Parma Cucina Italiana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.