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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a beautiful resort in an amazing location on the tip of Shelter Island, so the resort has water views everywhere. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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

Thanks for the visit and acclaim, Teri. We're excited to have shared our slice of San Diego with you and to hear you enjoyed such a rounded experience. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back and to share even more of the hospitality you've come to know of our resort!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Kona Kai for 3 nights for our babymoon and had a great experience. We had a room with a king sized bed on the marina side, which was lovely. Pros: The Vessel Restaurant. We had 3 breakfasts thanks to the bed & breakfast package, and one dinner at The Vessel. The food was so...

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

Thanks for sharing the occasion with us, Erin, and congratulations to you both! We're pleased to be able to share a tranquil oasis for our guests, and we're especially happy to hear our Vessel Restaurant started each morning on the right foot; there's truly no better way to start a day than waterfront on our San Diego shores! We'd love...

Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Our overall experience was incredible. High quality service, and a special thanks to Minjoo Jeong for making our stay very memorable. Definitely will come back to this resort next time we are in San Diego!

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

The pleasure was entirely our own, Brandon, and we thank you for the glowing words of your Kona Kai experience. We're excited to welcome you back to even more of the trusted hospitality you've come to know of our team and to assembling another memorable stay!

San Diego
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Had a 'Staycation' with the hubby for a weekend in May. We had a great time. Hotel staff was professional and welcoming. I checked in quickly (less than five minutes). We had to pay for parking, which is a bummer for me, but apparently most hotels in the area charge for parking, so not a big deal. Desk staff gave...

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

We love welcoming local guests and are overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of your review. It's a pleasure to be able to share our oasis with you and to learn you've become a dedicated fan of our Vessel Restaurant. The recommendation is hugely appreciated, and we look forward to hosting you again for many memorable returns!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We took a few day staycation here and without any reservation I can say that this is a wonderful family friendly spot away from it all. The resort has everything and is located in a place where you can see the city, see the coastline, see thousands of sail and power boats, but is off the beaten track. Restaurant is...

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

The joyousness of your review lights us up, and we thank you for such generous words of your experience. We're thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the experience so thoroughly, and we wish you our very best until we're able to welcome you back! Thanks for sharing and for being such valued guests of our Kona Kai Resort!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Excellent front desk staff of Minjoo, Najee, and emilio. Stayed there for three days and was greeted by a friendly staff that took care of all my questions and suggested great spots around town on where to have a good time in the city

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

We're excited to have shared this visit with you and to hear the impact our services had on your experience at large. We'd love to host you again and to share even more of this signature hospitality in San Diego travels to come!

Canon City, Colorado
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Taylor at check in was refreshing after a very long day. Our flight was canceled, we were redirected to fly into OC, upon arrival our car rental was not changed properly, then we had to drive two hours to arrive. Our day began early, 3:00 AM, we arrived at the property after 9:00 PM. Today I would say this was...

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

We certainly understand the pangs and frustrations that can come with travel, so we're always happy to greet our guests with an inviting warmth and compassion. We hope this resonated throughout your Kona Kai experience and that we'll have the chance to welcome you back again soon!

Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My husband and I had our wedding here July 17th and everything was FABULOUS!! I could not have asked for a better setting or helpful staff. Especially Jennifer Hoffman, who was our wedding coordinator - she did such a wonderful job! Right down to helping us out with putting our flowers together the day before - above and beyond the...

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

Congratulations to you both, and thank you for entrusting us with your special day, Tara. We're thrilled to have helped make it an even more memorable one, and we're excited to welcome you back. Thanks for the recommendation and kind words!

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stayed at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa at the recommendation of the MCRD - be aware if you park your car that you will be charged an additional $10 to your stay - that brought our rate to $189 per night we were not informed of this additional cost - if you don't have a car be sure...

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing, Beth. It's always a pleasure to speak and to share insights of our many onsite offerings, and and we hope to connect again in advance of return travels to the area. We'd love to welcome you back for a truly rivaling return!

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Our Hotwire booking has thus far proved to be a big mistake. Although I must add the location and views surrounding the hotel are quite beautiful. We booked via Hotwire a 3 person stay for 2 nights. A week before arrival I called to let the front desk know that due to a late flight we would probably arrive around...

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

No matter your method of booking, we take great pride in affording each of our guests with an unrivaled hospitality, so it's disheartening to have missed the mark in this case. We apologize for the miscommunication and hope that you'll reach out to our management team so we can better address your concerns. Thank you in advance for your continued...

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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
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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: ₹ 13,442 - ₹ 31,252 (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
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#16 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#23 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
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“Top floor for sure.”
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“I just had lunch here, did not stay in the hotel.”
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“Marina or Ocean views are gorgeous!”
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“Ask for a room that faces the harbor.”
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