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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

4 stars
San Diego, CA
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8.4
Great
17 reviews
Thu 4/18
Mon 4/22

About Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a luxury resort in San Diego, California with stunning ocean views, private beach access, and an upscale waterfront restaurant. It is ideal for business and leisure travelers, as well as summer vacations, anniversaries, and honeymoons. The hotel is located just minutes from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

Rooms blend stylish comfort with vibrant, contemporary decor and cozy furnishings. Suites are newly renovated, and guests can choose from fireplace junior suites, bay view junior suites, and standard suites. The spacious, recently-renovated guest rooms feature bay view rooms, pet-friendly rooms, and ADA compliant rooms. All accommodations are kid-friendly.

The airy, colorful rooms and suites feature custom beds, plush robes, glass-shower bathrooms with waterfall shower-heads, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, flat-screen televisions with premium channels, mini-fridge, custom bath amenities, private balconies or patios, coffee and tea making facilities with complimentary tea and coffee, plush bedding, and air-conditioning. Some rooms and suites feature stunning views of the surrounding bay and marina. Suites also add spacious separate living rooms and dining rooms. A daily resort fee is charged and covers all amenities.

Guests can enjoy the premium private beach access to a private beach. Kayaks, bicycles, and motor boats are available for rent. A 24/7 fitness center is fully equipped with cardio machines, free weights, and other exercise equipment. Business travelers can utilize the onsite meeting spaces, which boast plenty of space to host conferences, corporate functions, and social gatherings. An elegant ballroom is available for weddings. A spacious outdoor swimming pool is complete with a hot tub, sundeck, and lounge chairs.

The upscale waterfront restaurant, Vessel Restaurant, serves exceptional cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant offers spectacular views, as well as fine fare, steaks, and fresh seafood. The onsite bar serves gourmet cocktails and fine wines.

Latest deals for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Thu 4/18
Mon 4/22
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Outdoor

  • Beach towels
  • Private beach
  • Garden

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility

Laundry

  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour security

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Workspace

  • Desk

General

  • Storage available

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

8.4
Very goodBased on 17 verified guest reviews
9.6Couples
7.2Solo
2.0Families

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J
2.0 Poor
So much to be disappointed about this property. We were only there for 2 nights otherwise I would have spoke with management to remedy. At check-in there was hair on bathroom floor, towel rod was rusty (left stains on towels), bed was creaky, headboard was shaky, walls are paper thin, restaurant staff is inattentive, restaurant food is below CPK quality but at 5-star price, drinks are watered down with too much ice, front desk staff has been at it too long and have a "I just don't care" attitude, towels in room were stained, etc... etc... etc... Once again the marketing photos sell the property, but the reviews tell the real story.
J
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:The rooms are gorgeous; smaller but well appointed with top notch linens and mattresses. Views were spectacular.
Cons: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.
A
6.8 Okay
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
A
7.1 Good
Cons:hidden resort fees
A
4.0 Mediocre
Cons: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.
A
7.7 Good
Pros:We liked the rooms and facilities (pool, marina side beach)
Cons: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.
A
8.8 Very good
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
M
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Relaxing with great amenities and unbelievable views from the courtyard and restaurant.
Cons: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.
A
5.3 Fair
Pros: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.
Cons: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.

Location

1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

What's nearby

  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park1.5 mi
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery1.6 mi
  • Cabrillo National Monument2.5 mi
  • Point Loma Lighthouse3.1 mi
  • USS Midway Museum3.3 mi
  • Maritime Museum3.4 mi
  • Seaport Village3.6 mi
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park3.7 mi
  • SeaWorld San Diego3.9 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter4.1 mi
  • Coronado Bridge4.5 mi
  • Mission Beach4.6 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

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Essential information about Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Low season

January

High season

August

Average price (weeknight)

$297

Average price (weekend night)

$367
Cheapest month to stay with an average 20% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 42% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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Top tips for your stay at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $223, while the most expensive was $500.
  • How long should you stay at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

  • Why should I eat at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?

    Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort has an onsite restaurant, Vessel. Vessel offers a variety of dishes that will meet your dining needs and expectations. By being open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktail hours, Vessel allows you to take any meal of your type in your schedule. It is also popular for its friendly staff and excellent cocktails. By serving local cuisine, eating at this restaurant would therefore offer you a chance to taste San Diego's culturally significant foods.

  • What is the easiest way to get to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort from the airport?

    You will be able to connect to and from the San Diego Airport (SAN) using either taxi or public bus. If you intend to take the shortest time to SAN, consider taking a taxi. With a taxi, you will take about 10 minutes in the light traffic to reach the airport. However, buses are the most affordable transport option to get you to the hotel from the SAN.

  • Why should I stay at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort instead of any other hotel?

    Whether you're in Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, for a business trip, romantic weekend break, or a vacation with kids, family, or friends, you will find Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort as the best place to stay. The resort's closeness to the city center makes it an ideal destination for business travelers who may find it easy to access various corporate offices. This is complemented by an onsite workspace and business center and a workspace that is equipped with computers and desks. By being ADA-compliant, the hotel becomes a viable option for persons with reduced mobility.

  • Which is the best room to book in Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?

    The best room to book at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is probably the Marina View Guestroom. From the room's spacious balcony, you will be offered magnificent views of the Marina and the garden that sparkles with tranquility. The room's bathrooms and toiletries feature bathrobes, a hair dryer, and a mirror. The dining, drinking, and snacking options include a minibar, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. It also has an in-room safe box and a laptop safe box.

  • Which type of events can I enjoy at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?

    As teamwork is the foundation for success, team-building events are recipes for strong group dynamics. Among the events that take place at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is the team-building events. These events are often on the beach. Despite the private beach's limited access to water that could enhance swimming activities, guests at the hotel may also enjoy beach volleyball games and bicycle cycling events. The beach volleyball events are conducted on the beach volleyball court.

  • Where is Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort located?

    Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is located at 1551 Shelter Island Drive in Point Loma, 4.3 miles from the center of San Diego. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is the closest landmark to Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort.

  • Does Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort from the airport?

    Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is 2.5 miles from San Diego. Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is 19 miles from Tijuana Rodriguez.

  • Does Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort have a pool?

    Yes, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort in San Diego and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort.

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