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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Fresno, California
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Great location, a little pricey, but overall pretty good. Great location, rooms ok, but views are great. A lot of children at pool on weekens, very noisy, lunch and dinner service great, but breakfast service terrible. Overall ok experience

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kona Kai is amazing!!! The room was Beautiful, it had a modern design with a spacious layout . The views are breathtaking, the food is so delicious and most of all Carlos is courteous,professional and friendly. His warm welcome set the tone for a wonderful stay. I will definitely be staying at the Kona Kai on my next vacation...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kona Kai is undergoing a renovation. The rooms are done as is the lobby and the restaurant. I loved staying here. The view over the marina from my room and balcony was beautiful. The pool area is lovely and the pool was heated. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the service and atmosphere were great. Finally, I...

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Thank oclinda2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful resort hotel is in a great location on Shelter Island. The rooms are nice, the pool area is tropical and the gym is a exceptional. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The restaurants are expensive for what they offer but there are so many great place to dine in San Diego, you should not have to rely...

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

Thank you for your feedback meanmachine439! We're so glad to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful throughout your stay! We certainly agree that our gym is an exceptional amenity. Be sure to check out our complimentary fitness classes on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again in San Diego!

South Gate, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were celebrating my friend's birthday in San Diego and booked a room on Hotel Tonight and arrived to check in at around 9pm. A nice young gentleman named Carlos was able to assist us with our check in and he even upgraded us to a marina view room!!! So unexpected and so nice of him. The room was beautiful...

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

Thank you for your kind comments nancymascorro94! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our resort, and that Carlos was so helpful in making your friend's birthday weekend special (he will appreciate your kudos). We look forward to seeing you again in San Diego!

Mission Viejo, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights over the Easter weekend. I was concerned about the construction that is going on near the lobby entrance, but it did not affect any of the rooms. The interior of the resort has been remodeled beautifully. We stayed in room 206 with a view of the pool and marina. We celebrated my son's 30th birthday in...

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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 Jennifer M! We're so pleased you enjoyed your son's birthday trip at our resort, and that you found our food and service outstanding. On your next visit, be sure to enjoy some time at our pool Tiki Bar (we boast the same amazing food and service poolside)! We look forward to seeing you...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I arrived on February 1, 2017 around 1PM after a long flight from Canada. We were tired and hoped to check-in for our 3 night stay. Had a temporary office set up and when I located it we were advised the hotel had been full and we would have to wait until 4PM to check-in. They offered...

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

Thank you for your comments on your past stay bird481. We would like to apologize that your visit in February did not exceed your expectations. We are very pleased to announce that our Lobby doors were only closed for a short period of time, and there was no construction in the Lobby (the re-paving of our driveway however, did occur...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, close to Sea World, not walking distance to restaurants, had to call 3 times to get conformation on reservation, on site restaurant good, but a little expensive, go for happy hour. Will stay again

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience mark44time. We're so pleased you enjoyed our location and restaurant. On your next stay, be sure to take out some beach cruiser bikes for an easier, relaxing way to explore the local area. We look forward to exceeding your expectations on your next visit to San Diego!

Corona, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed one night with my teenage daughter. We walked in without a reservation and were told they had rooms available, and were quoted a higher price than what was listed on Expedia.com. They told us they could not give us a room for the Expedia price, that I would need to reserve our room on Expedia. I went online...

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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 Holly D. I would like to sincerely apologize that your recent stay did not live up to your expectations. I am pleased to hear that Carlos and some other members of our team were so helpful during your stay with us. Your comments will be shared with our team to assist with our constant...

Milpitas, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After long drive from the Bay Area, we were greeted by Carlos in reception, this guy made our day, he was super friendly and welcoming and suggested places for us to go around San Diego. The resort was in great location and have nice rooms and facilities. Thank you so much Carlos for the great service!!!

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments about your most recent stay basszachtori! We're so pleased to hear that Carlos made your day; he certainly will be too! We certainly agree that we have a spectacular location, and our staff take pride in our unique guest experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon in San Diego!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: €205 - €428 (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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“Pool side view is the best”
  • spacious rooms
meanmachine439, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not take a room near the exit doors that lead outside - very noisy”
bird481, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book the junior suite and don't let them toss you into a smaller room”
califbikegal, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“lower level with marina view”
AlyTayHayAlex, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lobby building has no elevator to get to second floor rooms”
Z2ofus, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
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