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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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#82 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the second hotel of our trip and we preferred it over the first. The hotel itself is beautiful, very well decorated with some especially nice touches in the lobby (see pics.) Shelter Island is an incredible spot, you're basically surrounded by water. They are doing some construction in the parking lot, so be ready for that when you...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation at the Kona Kai! Upon check in, Carlos went out of his way to make sure our anniversary vacation stay was extra special. The view of the boat harbor was breathtaking. The room was clean and had nice touches that made it feel modern and fresh. The restaurant was amazing too, (get...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I could not be any more pleased with my stay at the charming Kona Kai. The hotel is in pristine condition with manicured lawns, freshly painted walls and a beautiful pool/beach area. The hotel's location is just perfect -- it is remote enough so you get an island feel, but it is also a nice walk/run or quick uber drive...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience Paula S! We are pleased to hear you were able to enjoy so much of what our resort has to offer. We certainly agree that our location is perfect! On your next visit be sure to check out our fitness classes, included in your reservation. We hope to see you again soon in San...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kona Kai is an institution in San Diego and has been around for a very long time. Located at the tip of Shelter Island, it looks straight into the opening that is the Pacific Ocean. Its newly remodeled and has a great feel. If you are looking for something outside of downtown, on the water that has a lot...

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

Thank you for your five star review Allen K! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed our historic property during your recent stay. We certainly agree that our pool is one of the best around! We hope to see you again soon!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had our wedding reception in two of the three ball rooms. It was a bit pricey but in my opinion well worth it. The staff was extremely helpful and made sure that everything went according to plan. They really took the time to work with us and meet all of our requests. Of course the location is and...

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent event jtempletonjp! We're so pleased to have had the opportunity to help make your wedding reception a wonderful experience. Congratulations and warmest wishes to you and your spouse!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were very impressed with the service at this hotel, in particular the front desk gentleman Carlos. On arrival he upgraded our room and when he found out it was our honeymoon he sent us a lovely treat to our room. We looked forward to seeing his friendly face whenever we went to the lobby. The restaurant...

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful honeymoon experience Larissa R! I'm so pleased to hear that our staff made your stay so memorable. We hope to see you in San Diego again soon!

Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a relaxing and delightful trip! My hubba and I recently stayed at Kona Kai as part of a wedding weekend. From the moment of check in (Carlos is amazing. Welcoming and helpful!) to the rooms and resort amenities - everything made us feel at ease and pampered. We loved our stay. Note: Uber / Lyft rides are cheap for...

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

Thank you for your five star review Kelly C! I'm so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. Our staff (especially Carlos) will appreciate your glowing feedback. On your next visit be sure to check out our fitness classes, included in your stay! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A one night "relaxing" getaway gone horribly wrong. Not only was our evening disrupted by a large, noisy private event with the bar immediately outside our room, but we woke up at 8am to construction workers climbing up and down a ladder in front of our balcony. There was no privacy, as the workers were so close we could touch...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback Luke H. We will be sending you a message to obtain more information about your recent experience and to discuss your recent stay further.

Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third time at Kona Kai, and I stay a bit longer each time. There have been many updates and improvements over the last 3 years and under its new management, making it a real resort now. On check-in, the clerk let me know they're offering fitness and yoga classes now, included in your room rate. They actually...

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

Thank you for your five star review Miranda M! I'm so pleased you were able to experience so much of what Kona Kai has to offer! We have many unique offerings from our restaurant and private beach to fitness classes, as you mentioned. Thank you for continuing to choose Kona Kai Resort & Spa as your favorite getaway location in...

Seal Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this hotel is great. Everything Else is not so good. The hotel is under construction and it makes getting around difficult. They also have an extremely loud band plan most nights till 10 pm. It's a good band but if you have little ones prepare for a late night. The band was playing below our balcony. After...

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay. I'm quite disappointed to hear of your experience, as we pride ourselves on being a family friendly resort. The Jenga and games in our lobby are small elements, and we host a "Kids Corner" area, and have lawn games available as well. While we do have live music in our...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Vessel Restaurant + Bar
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $214 - $451 (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:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#20 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#31 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Stay away from the doors, and opt for 2nd floor if possible”
  • View from room balcony
johnathanm282, 3 days ago | Read review
“Boat harbor views are worth it!”
416katyz, 4 days ago | Read review
“If accessibility is an issue, ask for a room closer to the main hotel area.”
  • View of downtown San Diego from the pedestrian walkway across from the resort.
MirandaM776, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Marina side offers sunset views. Ocean side offers great views of the San Diego skyline and plenty of really cool sea fairing vessels.”
morganburkebeyers, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The bottom floor gives you direct access to the beach and fire pit. But at night you cannot open your slider for fresh air.”
HelenC49, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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