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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location is great with some nice views if you get the right room. Most of the rooms are pretty small and if you happen to be ground level expect a good bit of noise and foot traffic. Property is well maintained and clean. Also, if you are bay side be warned that the helicopters from the Navy base train pretty... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful place to relax! The only complaint we had was coming back to our room after being out all day to an U cleaned room! Other than that the place is very well maintained! Vessel restaurant wonderful for breakfast!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during our recent holiday. Apart from a small issue during check in, the place was great. Our room had a balcony and Marina view, was well decorated, with possibly more furniture than the room needed, and a large walk in shower and trendy bathroom. The restaurant and bar were excellent and great fun at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room was clean, staff very friendly. No hot water the first morning so had to use another shower in a room in a different building. You'd think maybe a cup of coffee to compensate for the inconvenience would have been offered but not. A bit far from the freeways but nice waterfront views. Overall I would stay there again. Don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was ok. Restaurant staff, cleaners, valets good. Reception staff not so. Some had no local knowledge. Valet gave us leaflets on local area and advice on visiting Mexico which receptionist couldn't provide. I booked 2 rooms for 4 people and was charged first night for both rooms although we explainec at check in that we would pay seperately for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the hotel would be a little bit nicer with it being 4+ stars but it was still very nice. Our room faces the marina and it was absolutely gorgeous. You can walk out the patio door straight to the beach area. It's located at the end of Shelter Island, and it was very quiet and relaxing. Highly recommend!

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

Thanks again for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back for marina views, large patios, and great food! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ambiance. The outdoor areas are very comfortable and the view of the marina is nice. Across street is the bay and a nice place to walk, Quiet area and relaxing atmosphere, but, not near (as other areas of SD are) many shops, restaurants or beaches.

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

Thank you for your feedback Margaret and joining us at Kona Kai Resort. We are certainly a quiet and relaxing hotel which definitely is a plus! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Glendale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned an extended weekend/girls getaway adventure at Kona Kai on the strength of previous TripAdvisor reviews. What a wonderful destination. It's a short drive from the airport (about 10 minutes), with a beautiful water view on multiple sides of the property. It was in close proximity to the activities the ladies had planned, yet upon returning to the resort,... More 

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

It's wonderful to read this 5-Star review Evette! We greatly appreciate the kind words about Emilio and will certainly share this fantastic review with him. Please come back and join us again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was upgraded to a suite with marina view upon checking in when they realised it was my birthday. Good customer service. Hailey was the front desk reception and she was very helpful. Suite was comfortable, large. Nice balcony. Previous reviews are right. At this time of the year, sleep without aircon and with balcony doors open. Reasonable parking at $18.... More 

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

And a Happy Birthday again Raymond! Thank you kindly for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to enjoy our beautiful views at our great location. We will certainly share with Hailey how pleased you were her service. Have a great year! More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful quaint hotel in Shelter Island. Recently remodeled in a very modern decor. The Vessel restaurant has a breathtaking view of the marina. Food is excellent and drinks delicious but pricey. $12 glass of sangria!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $193 - $474 (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
#18 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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