$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 3, 2014 Check-out: Dec 6, 2014

Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

4 stars
1551 Shelter Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
104 reviews
Very enjoyable

Unique location, beautiful setting, i will sre go back. See full review

  • kuto
  • Jul 29, 2014
My Stay

I had a wonderful time and all went very well. ~ Good staff, attentive service, fabulous environment. See full review

  • LuciaChris
  • Jul 11, 2014
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 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.

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Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort Rooms

Standard Guestroom 1 King
Newly transformed king bed room 360Sq Ft Private patio- views of Shelter Island
Kona Kai Suite
Newly transformed 1 king bed- 845sq ft Seperate living room- views of Big Bay
Standard Guestroom 2 Queen Beds
Newly Transformed 360 Sq Ft -Private Patio 2 Queen Beds- views of Shelter Island
Junior Suite- 1 King
Newly Transformed 1 King Bed- 448Sq Ft Marina or Bay views-
Pool View Guestroom-1 King
Newly Transformed- 1 King Bed- 360sq Ft Private patio- overlooking the pool
Pool View Guestroom 2 Queen Beds
Newly transformed 2 Queen beds- 360sq ft Private patio- overlooking the pool
Marina View Guestroom 1 King
Newly transformed 1 king bed- 360sq ft Private Patio with views of the Marina
Marina View 2 Queen Beds
Newly transformed, 2 queen beds- 360sq ft Private patio with views of the Marina
Bay View Guestroom 1 King
Newly Transformed-1 King Bed-360sq Ft Private Patio- Views of the Big Bay
Bay View Guestroom 2 Queen Beds
Newly Transformed 2 queen beds 360sq ft Private patio- views of the Big Bay

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Golf
Jogging track
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Telephone
Electronic door locks
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Sunset Cliffs: 1.8 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.8 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 4 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Belmont Park: 4.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 4.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 4.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1.8 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.8 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.9 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 4 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Belmont Park: 4.4 mi
  • PETCO Park: 4.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 4.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 4.7 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 4.7 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 4.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 5 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 5 mi
  • Botanical Building: 5 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 5.2 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 5.2 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 5.2 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6.2 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 7.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 9 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 9.3 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.8 mi
  • Legoland: 29.4 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 29.5 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,122.2 mi

Dining

The Vessel Restaurant
Located at the resort. Offering fine cuisine on the very tip of San Diegos beautiful Shelter Island. Features casual elegance by the beach and a magnificent view overlooking the Kona Kai Marina.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (104)

Ratings and reviews for Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
104 out of 104
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Reviewer from Seattle
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 23, 2014

This hotel needs updating

The Kona Kai has beautiful bay and marina views. Our room was in need of serious upgrades. The bathroom door was rotting at the bottom from water damage. The shower/tub and sink all were clogged and did not drain. The restaurant and bar are overpriced. All of the staff was very pleasant. Oh and lots of people staying in the marina come up and use the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chunggie
Business
fullerton, oc
Sep 2, 2014

great room

Clean, comfortable and convenient. A good family place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cgmarie
Business
Los angeles
Aug 19, 2014

peaceful retreat

I brought my 2 beagles to stay the weekend and it was amazing, beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. However, it's expensive to eat and drink k there every meal for myself was 30 -$50 and the pet fees are ridiculous. It's a $75 overall fee with an additional $35/day. Also pets are not allowed at the pool and they are considering not allowing them inthe restaurant, but also have a policy that you cannot leave them unattended in your room which makes no sense! So, unfortunately I will not be going back there for these reasons

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kuto
Business
l.a. California
Jul 29, 2014

Very enjoyable

Unique location, beautiful setting, i will sre go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

You need a car

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LuciaChris
Business
Palo Alto, CA
Jul 11, 2014

My Stay

I had a wonderful time and all went very well. ~ Good staff, attentive service, fabulous environment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Owen the golfer
Business
Los Angeles, California
Jul 8, 2014

Great Views!

This hotel has wonderful views of the water and is in a nice exclusive location. I was not surrounded by a lot of people because it is on the island! Thank you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NYYX27
Business
Los Angeles
Apr 29, 2014

Nice views

Place is situated close to the water. You can watch ships coming in and leaving. The wifi was marginal at best, small bathroom and the lighting in the bathroom needs some serious updating. Restaurant was closed for remodeling

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are some very nice places for dining within a mile of the hotel.

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PV Couple
Business
Palos Verdes, California
Mar 26, 2014

Was Expecting More

The location is amazing. On the far end of Shelter Island, right on the water. We got a handicap accessible room, which is great if you need it, but the low sink and lack of any shelving in the bathroom was quite inconvenient. The shower head was so high, I don't think a person with a disability would be able to reach it. $17 per day parking is outrageous, especially since there was no security or indoor parking. We never ate at the resort. I felt that $11 for a bowl of oatmeal was on the high side and the lunch dinner menu seemed more like fast food. The room was newly remodeled and the bed was comfortable. For the price, I would probably stay somewhere else. Don't forget to read the fine print about the parking fees!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Head out of the hotel area to the beginning of Shelter Island for some very good restaurants. Much better value than at the hotel.

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Em and Ed
Business
Corona, California
Sep 26, 2013

an o.k. place to stay

Good view, poor lamp lighting, good nights sleep and most of the staff were very helpful and friendly. Greedy price for parking!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Kona Kai Resort and Marina A Noble House Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ozlace
Business
Tomball, Texas
May 27, 2013

Need a complete makeover

The first night we arrived they had given our room away and so we stayed in a room with a rollout for my mother. Once we moved to the new room the view was perfect however, the sink in the room sank, the toilet blocked and flooded one day and every 2 days our room keys would cancel. On top of that they charge for parking which isn't included in the booking cost, $15 a day. The rooms were no better than staying at a 3 star hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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