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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#75 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of our California-contemporary hotel in San Diego. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial cultures, Kona Kai is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai offers the right space for the right occasion. You'll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, and astounding bay and marina views along San Diego's most magnificent stretch of waterfront.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Patio
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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jackiecolflesh wrote a review Yesterday
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I understand Covid, etc etc. But perhaps if you cannot provide the hotel perks as advertised, you should limit the amount of guests staying at your property. The hotel Tiki Pool Bar was closed. No restaurant food. Very few alcohol drinks choices, if any. Dirty, no towels, no staff to be found anywhere, again they say due to "Covid" very disappointing experience. More like motel 6 than a spa resort.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Hobbesz134 wrote a review 11 Apr
Carlsbad, California2 contributions
We reserved a block of rooms for our wedding weekend and many guests had issues booking or getting in contact with the hotel. Many of my calls and emails were ignored as well. Once onsite there were many noise complaints of other guests partying in their rooms until the wee hours of the night that went unresolved by the staff. Overall it just seemed like Kona Kai staff didn't care.
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Serena C wrote a review 11 Apr
Thousand Oaks, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
The location of this hotel is AMAZING! The grounds are gorgeous. What was the most Impressive was the customer service. After a small miscommunication with the reservation company, the front desk fixed it immediately and there was not one hiccup after. The staff went To great lengths to make it a memorable experience. We visit San Diego pretty regularly and it was hands down the best hotel experience we have had so far. From beginning to end, it was an 11 out of 10. Thank you for spoiling my family!
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Resi97 wrote a review 11 Apr
Corona, California27 contributions11 helpful votes
I loved the fact that we were able to check in early and enjoy the amenities for free. We were hungry when we got there and went to the Vessel restaurant for lunch. The fish tacos were awesome. We enjoyed a nice walk along the marina. Our room had a marina view patio. It was a nice island vibe to it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Heather Rowley wrote a review 11 Apr
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This might be an incidence of high expectations, however I was very disappointed in this property. The views from the property are gorgeous, however the property lacked attention to detail and service. Starting off when we arrived, there were no bath towels, hand towels, or washcloths in our room. I phoned and they were brought down right away, but they only brought bath towels! The resort view is a NO! There is almost no water pressure. The appearance of the room is clean, but don’t look too close. The curtains were stained, even with a substance resembling blood and there were items under the furniture, including old fruit and used gloves. On the second morning, I realized they did not replenish the supplies for in room coffee. When I called, they wanted me to tell them exactly what I needed for coffee. Really?! Coffee supplies! I had to call another night for coffee supplies as well. They only brought pods....no cups! Towel availability at the pool was regularly an issue. Not enough. They blamed it on their vendor. Last day, housekeeping didn’t come at all. I learned from another guest that they couldn’t get towels for room use!! Even though there was an adult pool, there were adults at the family pool that decided they wanted to be loud and use obscene language. They finally left when more families arrived, but I don’t feel like the resort would have addressed. They were loud enough for resort staff to hear. Lastly, we had dinner at the on site restaurant, Vessel. Service was poor to average. Never got a water refill, even though we asked. Had to ask/order things several times. However, the food and drinks were good. The resort fees are misleading. Example, bike access. Access is 1 or 2 complimentary/free hours before you get charged. And you had to download an app, etc. It wasn’t a total flop and we loved San Diego. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t choose Kona Kai. I would probably go to La Jolla.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$222 - US$481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Nearby attractions include USS Midway Museum (5.4 km), Escapology San Diego (7.0 km), and Escape Game SD (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nado Gelato, Salt & Straw, and Parma Cucina Italiana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.