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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This older, remodeled hotel on an exclusive location by the yacht harbor. We booked through Hotwire and I was pleasantly surprised. Rooms are on the small side but beautifully decorated. The hotel restuarant was fabulous! Loved this place!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not worth my hard earned money... Rooms are small. No microwave. Can hear everyone thru the walls. It is a clean place the people they have doing the work. Do work hard to keep things clean and are doing the best they can. But, still not worth all the extra fees.. They get you with a lodging fee and you...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi Valerie, I wanted to thank you for everything you & your team did to make last night's farewell reception for our boss go so well. We ended up with about 85 people attending and the crew working the event were absolutely top-notch professionals. I got there about 5:00 just to make sure everything was good to go.......... and it...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Our Catering Event Team, Banquets and our Culinary team pride themselves on providing exceptional service and memorable events. We look forward to hosting many more events for your organization in the coming year.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hotel, just be careful one of the buildings does not have an elevator. Something we were not aware of and it was difficult with the people in our group who had knee replacements to get up the stairs not to mention the luggage, but the staff were great to help with the luggage. The restaurant was excellent for breakfast....

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

Thank you for your review Lynda M! We are so pleased that our staff was able to assist and make you feel welcome. We certainly agree that our breakfast in Vessel is excellent! We hope to see you again soon!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed here in the summer and winter and we love the place. It has a great feel. The rooms are very comfortable, especially the beds. The service and friendliness of staff was outstanding. The restaurant is good, not great. The pool is huge and they even have a little beach in front of marina. Right...

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

Thank you for your review Peggina! We're so pleased you enjoyed our resort and interactions with our staff during your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Kona Kai with an ocean view villa style room, nicely decorated all amenities with plenty for us to do relaxing at the rpivate beach or walks along Shelter island. beach and pier. There are dining options within walking distance. A very enjoyable experience. Excellent staff ensured a comfortable stay.

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

Thank you for your 5-star review _jadams1776! We're very pleased you had a comfortable stay with us at, and enjoyed our private beach. We hope to see you again soon!

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years of visits to the Kona Kai we won't be back. Horrific reservation experiences...had to prove the rates etc at checkout...a real 25-minute mess so we would not get over charged. The restaurant has cut all affordable "bar food options" at night except for one...a $17 hamburger. So it's $30+/person or nothing. No shuttles to other restaurants or places...

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

Thank you for your review ShottsCruisers. We have sent you a personal message to discuss your experience further. If you could please respond back we'd greatly appreciate it.

Muscat Governorate, Oman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Kona Kai on Christmas Day and had a fantastic experience! The resort is centrally situated and overlooks a beautiful bay and marina. Check in was very quick and all staff were very accomodating. We found our room to be impeccable! For a family with a 5 year old, we found that there was plenty for us to...

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

We appreciate your kind review Olgakubrak, and are so glad you enjoyed the many activities available to our guests at Kona Kai Resort and Spa! Thank you for highlighting Todd in your review; his example of exemplary service will be shared with our team. We hope to see you again in the near future!

San Diego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Valerie Hulburt, Catering Sales Manager was awesome! Very helpful, knowledgeable and informative. She helped arrange to have a Christmas tree and make the conference room atmosphere more like a "Holiday Party". My only complaint is that the room didn't have working speakers for background music.

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

Thank you for the incredible 5-Star review and a kudos to Valerie as she is a great asset to the team. Furthermore, we appreciate the feedback regarding our speakers and apologize for the inconvenience. Our team will be addressing this concern so it will not reoccur. Have a very happy holiday and we hope to see you back in 2017!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful older hotel, bathrooms remodeled and well maintained. Very clean. Expect to pay for everything but WiFi. Paid for bottled water, parking and resort fee. Ordered room service for later (8:45-9am sleeping in) and it came late and our coffee was cold. Other then that very friendly front desk staff.

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

Thank you for the generous review and the feedback Brina. We greatly appreciate you choosing to stay with us and furthermore recognizing our friendly front desk associates. Your information has been shared with our Food & Beverage team with regards to your breakfast and if you could please send us a message with your information, we'd do want to rectify...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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, Pub
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
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • 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
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $184 - $388 (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
#15 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#21 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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“Ask for a room that faces the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles Pattienns, 4 days ago | Read review
“A super 8 has microwaves!! This one does not..”
 of 5 bubbles 658ryand, 4 days ago | Read review
“We had Bay View rooms, absolutely stunning and it was great to have a balcony to enjoy it.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 weeks ago | Read review
“When making reservations make sure you keep and print out everything so you don't get overcharged.”
 of 5 bubbles ShottsCruisers, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Marina view best. Beautiful yachts lit up at night - across the marina, beautiful homes built into the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles 38irmaa, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
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