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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

8.0
Excellent

Based on 1,036 reviews
 
1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  +1 619 221 8000
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort - San Diego, CA, United States
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Rooms

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Queen rooms

$276+

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$276 per night
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$290 per night
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Queen bed
$335 per night
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Queen bed
$340 per night
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Queen bed
$377 per night
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Queen bed
$388 per night
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$412 per night
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Queen bed
$484 per night
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Queen bed
$530 per night
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Unknown
$531 per night

King rooms

$290+

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$290 per night
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Unknown
$352 per night
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King bed
$365 per night
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$394 per night
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King bed
$416 per night
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King bed
$424 per night
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$426 per night
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King bed
$449 per night
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Unknown
$590 per night
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King bed
$852 per night

Premier rooms

$406+

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$406 per night
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King bed
$642 per night
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King bed
$648 per night

Standard rooms

$154+

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$154 per night
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$211 per night
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Unknown
$235 per night
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King bed
$238 per night
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King bed
$239 per night
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$239 per night
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King bed
$246 per night
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Unknown
$256 per night
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King bed
$258 per night
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Unknown
$261 per night
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$271 per night
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Queen bed
$273 per night
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$273 per night
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Queen bed
$280 per night
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Queen bed
$281 per night
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$284 per night
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$284 per night
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Queen bed
$292 per night
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King bed
$306 per night
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Queen bed
$306 per night
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King bed
$308 per night
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King bed
$308 per night
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Queen bed
$310 per night
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Queen bed
$311 per night
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King bed
$313 per night
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Queen bed
$339 per night
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Queen bed
$345 per night
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Queen bed
$357 per night
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King bed
$370 per night
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King bed
$374 per night
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Queen bed
$475 per night

Double rooms

$156+

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Double bed
$156 per night
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$219 per night
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Queen bed
$296 per night

Deluxe rooms

$202+

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$202 per night
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$210 per night
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$254 per night
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$261 per night
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Queen bed
$262 per night
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$276 per night
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Queen bed
$279 per night
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King bed
$366 per night
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King bed
$377 per night
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King bed
$583 per night
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King bed
$760 per night
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King bed
$760 per night

Reviews

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san diego
private beach
resort fee
valet parking
pool is nice
hot tub
beautiful location
view of the marina
great place
room was nice
nice hotel
hotel is great
food was great
  • Okay
    Jul 2018
    4.5

    Unmet expectations

    The rooms are gorgeous; smaller but well appointed with top notch linens and mattresses. Views were spectacular.

    No storage for clothes, ants in room, missed a day of cleaning after we were gone for 8 hours. Wouldn’t bring scissors to room. Nobody answered at room service for 5 minutes. Next time we tried room service food was brought; no cutlery. Cutlery came 25 minutes later and food was already cold. Still no soup spoon. Restaurant was average at best but still very costly. Manager did his best to alleviate issues but could only do so much. Just not the level of service expected from a resort of this cost.

  • Good
    Nov 2017
    6.8

    Beautiful marina and harbor views

    I liked the private beach area that faced the marina. There were comfy chairs around fire pits and cabanas to enjoy. The pool area was also nice. We loved the dive in movie and the complimentary popcorn and kids drinks. The restaurant, Vessel, offered us excellent food and customer service from server Matt H.

    The parking. $27 to involuntarily valet park my car. We had to walk from the lobby to our room in the 4th building with all of our luggage and our toddler, only to find that the car got parked right outside of our room. There was ample parking in the lot, so the valet stipulation made no sense.

  • Good
    Oct 2017
    7.1

    hidden resort fees

  • Mediocre
    Apr 2017
    4.0

    Construction and unhelpful staff causes issues

    Construction at the hotel was not expected, and the hotel did not even try to make up for this fact. The hotel front desk was rather short with my friend who came to visit and asked if he needed to pay for parking. Even once the construction is complete, I would recommend against staying here. The way that construction was handled and the staff's attitude and lack of experience plays to the ultimate character of the management and ownership.

  • Good
    Jul 2016
    7.7

    nice rooms but staff could use lessons

    We liked the rooms and facilities (pool, marina side beach)

    They tried to put us in a room with one bed when we booked a room with two doubles, we are a family of three and I refuse to put my daughter on a roll away, when we booked for two beds. The other people checking in at the same time we were also had problems with their accommodations.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2015
    8.8

    Chris & Cynthias' stay at Kona Kai

    The room was very nice & the resort seemed to be very well maintained. The pool area & hot tub next to the marina were great places to hang out. We had a bay view room & the views from the room were great! In fact, we were able to watch the tall sailing ships sailing up & down the bay on Labor Day weekend.

    The food & drinks were a bit pricey but we had good service & everything tasted really good. We'll definitely try the bloody mary bar next time.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2015
    10.0

    Luxurious and Beautiful!

    Relaxing with great amenities and unbelievable views from the courtyard and restaurant.

    Check-in is later than normal- our room wasn't ready until after 3. We were able to drop off our luggage and wander around the beautiful island in the meantime. Parts of the hotel have a musty smell. We were able to switch to a better room for only $30 to avoid this.

  • Okay
    Sep 2014
    5.3

    The location was great, quietly located at the end of Shelter Island with good views of Point Loma, North Island, and the Pacific. I enjoyed the waterfront path and could get a good 4+ mile run in with little of it on the street.

    There was some confusion as a result of a change of ownership and renovation. We needed a guest laundry facility and we were told by one employee there was a quarter operated laundry only to be told by another employee that it was closed. No microwave was available for use on the entire property. The pool never had towels available, happy hour was only inside not at the pool bar, and the gym was closed/non existent yet we were charged a "resort" fee upon checkout. Also, parking was pricey even though half the parking lot was closed to be used as a construction staging area forcing us to park a long distance from our room. For the money, stay next door at the Best Western Plus.

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About

Overview

Beautifully located at the very tip of Shelter Island, CA and offering magnificent garden, marina and bay views, Kona Kai Resort and Spa is a year round waterfront resort in San Diego, California designed with a tropical island ambiance. Relax and enjoy the serenity of peaceful waterfront views at our friendly full-service San Diego harbor view hotel, surrounded by eleven acres of lush tropical gardens. For decades an exclusive resort for dignitaries and film celebrities, Kona Kai Resort and Spa is an elegant and relaxing beachfront hotel retreat in San Diego, CA.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.0 Excellent

Based on 1,036 reviews

8.8

Wellness Area

8.5

Location

3.5

Cleanliness

3.4

Value for money

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Great view

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business centre
Internet
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Private beach
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Concierge service
Gift shop
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Safe
Free babysitting/child care services
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Lift

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park 2.4 km
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery 2.6 km
  • Cabrillo National Monument 4.1 km
  • Point Loma Lighthouse 5 km
  • USS Midway Museum 5.3 km
  • Maritime Museum 5.5 km

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