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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Yorktown Heights, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited the Kona Kai annually for 6 or 7 years. The resort/hotel is located on the end of Shelter Harbor with spectacular views of the Harbor and marina. A picture is worth a thousand words so I would suggest that the reader view the resort using birds eye or satellite view. All rooms have been nicely refurbished. The... More 

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

We're so thankful to have a loyal guest in you and appreciate the feedback. It will be a pleasure to extend the gratitudes to our team, and we're delighted to hear the impact and enduring impression they've each had on your stay. Thanks for sharing and well wishes until we see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel throughout California every month. I have been to Kona Kai 4 months in a row. The view, the room...amazing ... Most important the people. I am welcomed by with open arms from the front desk to the entire staff. Tiffany, Kevin, Shawn at the Vessel ... I feel like I am at home. With all the traveling I... More 

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

The pleasure has been entirely our own, Jennifer, and the feedback is humbling to hear. We look forward to seeing you again next month and to sharing even more of the inviting services you've come to expect of our team. More 

San Diego, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kona Kai Resort was remodeled last year and it looks great. The Vessel restaurant has a nice view and tasty food. Plus the ambience is terrific, nice colors, great lighting and décor is very attractive. There is a nice pool with a great view of the marina. The only thing we were not happy with, was the length of... More 

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

We're so happy you enjoyed our recent renovations and our Vessel Restaurant, too. Thanks also for the feedback regarding dish removal; we'll certainly share this with the team to ensure our expediency is consistent. We'd love to welcome you back the next time you're in the city and hope to hear from you again! More 

los angeles, ca
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80 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently booked a night at the Kona Kai to celebrate my birthday. I booked through Hotels.com - booked a king bed room with a bay view for $279/night. Pricey, but it was a weekend in the summertime, we were celebrating and only there for one night. We checked in at about 5:40pm on a Friday evening, and were told... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback and apologize for the atypical shortcomings with housekeeping this time around. We take great pride in our attention to detail and are sorry to hear the shortcomings with your visit. The feedback has been shared, and we'll most certainly keep continued eye to ensure our attention to detail shines consistently through, and we hope you'll reconsider​... More 

Paso Robles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to SD several times a year and this is the first time we have stayed on Shelter Island. What a pleasant surprise! We dislike the hustle and bustle of SD in general and SI, specifically Kona Kai Resort, was a reprieve from all of that! Gorgeous views of the downtown area and the harbor plus the marina. We... 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 afforded this respite from it all and to hear you enjoyed the welcoming tranquility of our resort. Thanks for taking the opportunity to share, Jackie. We're so happy you enjoyed and hope to see you again the next time you're in the city! More 

la quinta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great room, very clean, great view, great restaurant. Staff was a very friendly. Parking was close to the rooms. Very peaceful with views of the boats and the marina. If you like coffee they have Kuerigs in the rooms they leave 2 things of coffee so either bring your own or ask for extras.

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing. We're so happy you enjoyed the range of our comforts​, including our Vessel Restaurant, too. We'd love to welcome you back and hope you'll think of us first in San Diego travels to come! More 

Ontario, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, peaceful and beautiful grounds. The first floor on Marina side is really nice with great view of all the boats in the marina. There are individual patio's with table & chairs. Each room has a refrigerator and a coffee maker with cups.

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

Thanks, Sandra. We love each opportunity to hear and learn from our guests and are pleased you enjoyed the visit. We'll continue working hard to ensure our guests the very best comforts at the most competitive value, and we hope to welcome you back down the road. Safe travels and well wishes until then! More 

Thousand Oaks, CA
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent three days at this location and had a great time. There are quiet rooms and those that are near the action. Most, if not all, have been recently redecorated and are very comfortable, clean and spacious. Our room was on the bottom floor near the pool and cabanas. Both were very busy during the weekend, but we... More 

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

We're delighted to have welcomed your family and to hear you enjoyed the visit so thoroughly. We'd love to share even more of our comforts the next time you're in the city and hope you'll reach out again. Thanks for choosing our Kona Kai Resort! More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the location - it's on Shelter Island which is a Yachting Island with a number of hotels on the strip. I would recommend it as its tucked away in a quiet corner but great access to Airport (10mnts), SeaWorld, Balboa Park, USS midway, SeaPort Village, Old Town and Gaslamp (all between 15-25mnts max by car - and also lots... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. It's a pleasure to afford our guests a relaxing retreat from it all, along with convenient accessibility to so many San Diego attractions, and we're happy you enjoyed the balance. Thanks for sharing and best wishes until we see you again! More 

Riverside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, beautiful resort, rooms could be cleaned a bit better. Staff clueless for the most part. Spa staff and services went off without a hitch they are small and weren't able to handle all 5 of us in the group. So I sat the Spa out and our 4 female guests had 2 services each, 50 min facial and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $227 - $434 (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
#13 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#18 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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