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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego

4-star4 stars
1551 Shelter Island DriveSan DiegoCA92106United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Shelter Island
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Very Good8.0
Delicious food
Great pool
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 659 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego

from $183
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Marina View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Marina View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Fireplace
  • Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Marina View
  • Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Marina View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 129 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Free children's club


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • 2 per room (up to 100 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Marina on site
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Conference space size (feet) - 20000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1858
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The full-service, ocean view SpaTerre at Kona Kai Resort & Marina provides body scrubs and wraps, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, a full menu of massages, a mud bath, and steam room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Kona Kai Resort & Marina San Diego
  • Kona Kai Hotel San Diego
  • Kona Kai Resort Spa San Diego
  • Kona Kai Resort Spa
  • Kona Kai Spa San Diego
  • Kona Kai Spa
  • Kona Kai Resort San Diego


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 110.00 per night

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 27.00 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 27.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 17 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Shelter Island (6-minute walk)
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park (23-minute walk)
  • Naval Base Coronado (30-minute walk)
  • Harbor Island (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 24 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 34 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 46 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 17 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 17 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 27 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 472 reviews

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego
Would definitely go back!!
Beautiful location & gorgeous views!! Would definitely go back again!! Only problem was the dinner we had there....should have stuck with the bar menu because the dinner was meh...
megan, us2 night trip
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego
Great hotel for a complete relaxation
We had an absolutely amazing weekend at Kona Kai resort. Everything was just perfect from our arrival and amazing service from Alissya (sorry, if I spell it incorrectly) at the front desk to our departure and very friendly valet guys, who helped us with our luggage. If you take a marina view room, you open your balcony to a breathtaking view of marina with beautiful boats and a cozy little private beach with fire pits and cabanas. They are two pools, one is adult only, with a bar and a very attentive staff. We planned on going out to the downtown but just decided to stay in the hotel, because they had everything you need just there. Thank you, we had an amazing stay.
Olga, us2 night trip
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego
A one night stay in San Diego,charged like Hawaii
The place is beautiful, service is good rooms are not that good uncomfortable bed and mattresses a lot hidden fees a $25.00 resort fee on top of a $25.00 fee for something I have never heard TAX RECOVERY AND SERVICE FEE and $27.00 per day parking fee absolutely a ripoff also a $5.93 that they can't explain what it was for ? Watch you bill
Mike, us1 night trip
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego
So Many Gorgeous SD Hotels - Try Any Others First!
Gorgeous Resort and Location. This is the only reason they can charge so much. The service staff were friendly but there was certainly a break down somewhere between service and management. We've stayed at 5 star resorts like the Pelican Hill, hotels like Residence Inn and everything in between and NEVER had such a poor experience. The hotel was late checking everyone in, once we were checked in we came to discover the room had not been properly turned over so the cleaning staff walked in on me naked (8 months pregnant by the way) trying to finish cleaning the room. We attempted dinner at the resort and waited over an hour and a half for pasta and salad. Then around 11, the fire alarms went off. I emailed the hotel that night, not trying to get anything refunded since I booked through - just some sort of apology/recognition/notice that they would try to do better in the future... anything! But my email went completely unaddressed. I would NEVER waste my money here again. There are so many hotels with gorgeous views in San Diego - try literally any other one of them first!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Would like microwave
Judy, us2 night trip

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