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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Kona Kai for dinner on Thursday where prime rib was the special. Spectacular! Perfect for me and my date. And great service from our server, Marin. Shelter island is a great place to see the skyline from and the yachts docked in the marina are beautiful.

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

Thank you for your review salismo! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our "Prime Rib Thursday" special. The next time you stop in for date night, be sure to check out the fire pits on our private beach and roast some s'mores! We hope to see you again soon!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay down on the bay several times a year, time we've stayed at Kona Kai. It was incredibly disappointing, there are far better options from both a value and quality perspective. The first room we had smelled like poop, the second room had a broken shower. The staff was nice and friendly, however they are not service oriented.

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

Thank you for your review MJW Frequent Traveler. Your feedback is important to us and I've sent you a direct message so we may have the chance to personally discuss your comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank you for your review Pattienns! I am so glad your enjoyed our Vessel restaurant during your stay. We certainly agree that the food is fabulous! During your next stay, be sure to check out our fire pits for s'mores on the private beach. We hope to see you again soon!

Ogallala
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank you for your review Ryan D! We value your feedback and are continually adding more services included in our resort fee. Our resort fee currently covers Wi-Fi charges, access to our pool, fitness center, private beach and complimentary fitness classes daily (we are adding beach cruiser bikes in the next few weeks as well)! I've sent you a direct...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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!

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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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • 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: $262 - $608 (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
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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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“Take the bay view. The marina side is only for people who want to look at somebody else's expensive boat -- lots of them.”
 of 5 bubbles winst0n4, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor for sure.”
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“I just had lunch here, did not stay in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles moeroe2015, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Marina or Ocean views are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles danonrobinson, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that faces the harbor.”
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