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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriends and I recently had a staycation and we treated ourselves to a gorgeous dinner at the Kona kai resort. We were greeted by a wonderful server Kevin. Kevin was very knowledgable about the food and drink menus and recommended the perfect wine to go with my ravioli. Each course exceeded our expectations from taste to presentation and we... More 

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Allen, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is secluded and yet central to all the main attractions around San Diego. We had dinner at the restaurant when we arrived and the service and food was exceptional. We recommend the room with the water view, very good place to stay.

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

We appreciate the kind review Helena. Our Vessel restaurant is a fantastic restaurant with great food compliments of Chef Roy. Hopefully you'll have the chance to enjoy our wonderful and relaxing Spa next visit as our treatment selection is heavenly. Happy Holidays! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location near a beautiful marina. When we arrived, there was no one at the valet...for some reason when I told the guy at the front desk, he interrupted me and said "someone is always there." The lobby is nice and has a cute coastal look. The room was fine, had a nice aesthetic but could have been cleaner. Also,... More 

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

Thank you for sharing feedback with us Mark as we appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. We apologize to hear about the horn blowing around the area. We have not heard the horn noise since we've read your review as, but we will certainly keep our ears open for further investigation to help prevent this in the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding at this resort November 5th, 2016.  It was the most perfect day from the weather, the beautiful venue, the guestrooms, etc.  We were so thankful that the Kona Kai could accommodate our wedding with only a short 3-month notice.  We had to be a bit flexible with our date due to several booked events, but were able to find... More 

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

Congratulations again and thank you for the raving review about hosting your Wedding here at Kona Kai Resort & Spa! Jenay and Chris are great additions to the team, and we truly enjoy reading comments about the experience our team provides. Wishing you a very happy holiday and we hope to see you next year for your one year anniversary! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views at this hotel were amazing. The staff at the restaurant and bar were awesome! Ask for JD Or Francisco! Was a little disappointed when we put our flyer outside our door for breakfast and the attendant didn't pick it up the day before so no breakfast in bed. Other than that we had an updated room, I heard... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here in the summer. I loved the resort. Rooms were not large but they were cute. I would recommend a marina view as we loved looking at all of the boats. The pool area had a great feel too it and the pool bar served some great drinks. Overall I can't think of anything that we did not... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am really sad about this hotel. If you have any problem, don't go to the reception. They do nothing. We had one room for $280 a day + 18$ parking ticket. It was a dark room to the parking place, the safe doesn't work and all items are only for two.

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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't thank everyone at the Kona Kai enough. My guest and I had the most amazing stay, the temperature was unseasonably warm for this time of year so all our guests got to experience all the resort has to offer. Paddle boarding, pool, hot tub, cabana's, and sight seeing. Enrique Sanchez was the sweetest bell hop, looking for any... More 

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

Great to hear you have an amazing stay and Wedding with us Sandy! It's great hearing you had the ability to enjoy all the amenities we have to offer at Kona Kai. You certainly encountered many of our associates and we certainly will make them aware of the praise you have given each of them. Congratulations again and we can't... More 

Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed at this property for my 50th Birthday getaway in April for the weekend. It is located close to the San Diego Airport on Shelter Island at the very end. Although this is close to the airport you do not hear the planes landing or taking off. Some rooms face the marina (back of hotel), pool... More 

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

Thank you Michelle for celebrating your 50th Birthday getaway back in April. It's nice to see you had the chance to experience our property in great detail. We appreciate the great feedback and hope to see you again in the near future. Happy Holidays! More 

Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not 5 miles from the airport, yet far enough away to be secluded on an edge of sand! Nice hotel in the middle of San Diego harbor, close to the airport ($8 lyft ride). I was on a lower floor that ended up being loud because of the guest above me. If you want a hotel that is close enough... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to share your stay with us, Cabjr. You are absolutely correct when saying we're "off the beat", but not too far away from many of San Diego's favorite attractions. We apologize you were disturbed by the guest above. Please let us know when you join us again and we'll be sure to keep you on a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre 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
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: €138 - €301 (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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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
#20 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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“Stay on the upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles cabjr, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pretty location, but pricey for what you get.”
 of 5 bubbles luckyheather2016, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from the military base across the bay. It's noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles change4better, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for room at front of hotel, rooms at back of hotel overlook nothing but boats!”
 of 5 bubbles Davi933, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Way Too Many Loud Weddings At the Expense of Regular Guests”
 of 5 bubbles danielarusk, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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