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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

8.3
Excellent

Based on 1,812 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

$268+

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Unknown
$268 per night
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Unknown
$281 per night
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Queen bed
$326 per night
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Queen bed
$330 per night
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Queen bed
$366 per night
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Queen bed
$377 per night
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Unknown
$401 per night
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Queen bed
$470 per night
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Queen bed
$515 per night
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Unknown
$515 per night

Standard rooms

$150+

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King bed
$150 per night
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Unknown
$205 per night
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Unknown
$229 per night
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King bed
$231 per night
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King bed
$232 per night
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King bed
$233 per night
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King bed
$239 per night
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Unknown
$249 per night
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King bed
$251 per night
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Unknown
$253 per night
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Unknown
$263 per night
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Queen bed
$265 per night
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Unknown
$265 per night
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Queen bed
$272 per night
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Queen bed
$273 per night
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Unknown
$276 per night
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Unknown
$276 per night
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Queen bed
$284 per night
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King bed
$297 per night
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Queen bed
$297 per night
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King bed
$299 per night
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King bed
$299 per night
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Queen bed
$301 per night
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Queen bed
$302 per night
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King bed
$304 per night
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Queen bed
$329 per night
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Queen bed
$335 per night
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Queen bed
$347 per night
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King bed
$359 per night
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King bed
$363 per night
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Queen bed
$462 per night

Deluxe rooms

$196+

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$196 per night
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Unknown
$204 per night
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Unknown
$247 per night
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Queen bed
$254 per night
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Unknown
$254 per night
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Unknown
$268 per night
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Queen bed
$271 per night
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King bed
$356 per night
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King bed
$366 per night
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King bed
$566 per night
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King bed
$738 per night
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King bed
$738 per night

King rooms

$281+

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$281 per night
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Unknown
$342 per night
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King bed
$354 per night
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Unknown
$383 per night
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King bed
$404 per night
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King bed
$412 per night
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King bed
$414 per night
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King bed
$436 per night
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Unknown
$573 per night
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King bed
$827 per night

Premier rooms

$395+

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King bed
$395 per night
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King bed
$624 per night
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King bed
$629 per night

Double rooms

$152+

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Double bed
$152 per night
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Unknown
$213 per night
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Queen bed
$288 per night

Reviews

Pros

Cons

Traveller rating

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private beach
san diego
resort fee
mandatory valet parking
great pool
marina view
nice location
view of parking
outside our room
good service
excellent food
staff were friendly
construction going
overlooking the bay
view of the harbor
  • 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

8.3 Excellent

Based on 1,812 reviews

9.2

Wellness Area

8.2

Food

5.3

Cleanliness

3.8

Value for money

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • 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
Scuba diving
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Private beach
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Massage
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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