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Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is not great, although the hotel is on the water it is on a marina, not a beach. Facility is so-so. Some elements are updated, while others remain dated. For example, we had a very old and noisy air conditioning unit on our balcony. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere nice.

Great location and nice staff, but the room was a little small and needed a little more detailed cleaning.

My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much we extended it one more night. Celebrated both our anniversary and his birthday. The restaurant had really good appetizers!

It was great with the exception the room service never came to clean the room ..

Relaxing stay with great view. Not a resort. Very close to attractions.

From the check in process to check out is great. Employees are very help full, answering questions, giving all information.

arriving at Kona Kai was a complete pleasure and release of worry, this place is beautiful! This was my girlfriends and I first time in CA, I am so grateful I picked K.K. Everything from the private beach to megayachts in the marina, the calmness of the island, scenery, the overall luxurious feel of the resort and obviously company of my girlfriend were spectacular. We had two reasons for the trip business and family. We both extremely miss this city and resort!!! Crying to come back!!!

Well the hotel is located in front of a marina, and the interior of the rooms are decorated with nice colorful furniture. The problem is the structure is very old and at the level of a 2 or 3 star motel, and it is not a resort by any standard. The air conditioners are loud and sound travel through walls easily, which makes it not the proper place to relax. The Worst thing, in my experience, Room 158, the toilet flush tank was not getting filled and I realized it at 3am. I tried to open the water stream to the tank, and the whole piping system in the walls started shaking with a scary loud noise which woke up my girlfriend. I Have a video of it but I cannot post it here.

Good experience overall. Building was a bit old but not dirty at all. The valet was great as far as getting us what we wanted and where we wanted to go.

Place was nice, one thing I didn't expect was paying for parking at the hotel. Was a suprise at checkout.

Very good until my car broke down and had to extend our stay. They doubled our rate for a Wednesday night. I didn't think it was fair. Raise it 50 or 75 would have seemed fair to me.

Beautiful rooms,stunning location,kind professional staff.

the hotal it self was alright, room a little dated, i belive it was clean but because of the dated decor it appeared dirty. The Grounds are beautiful and it was nice to hang out there. the staff was awful, rude, not helpful what so ever. I have never been treated so awful in my travels. I will go back to San Deigo just won't be staying here

Love the location and the staff. The room had a beutiful view from the balcony.

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.

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

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

Plan on relaxing and enjoying your stay! We stayed for 3 days, but had plans in San Diego prior to reserving at this resort. We are planning on returning so we can actually spend all our time at the resort. Very beautiful and plenty to do at the resort and walking distance.

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

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

1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

Located in Point Loma, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Rock Church and Point Loma Nazarene University. This 129-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. It's near the airport and also near Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and Naval Base Coronado.


Dining

Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 129 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.


Property features

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort features a private beach, a marina, and a full-service spa. Valet parking is available for USD 27.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Marina View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Marina View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Everyone (9) Couples (43) Business (9) Family (25) Other (8) Friends (6)
3

choose a different resort

Everyone

The location is not great, although the hotel is on the water it is on a marina, not a beach. Facility is so-so. Some elements are updated, while others remain dated. For example, we had a very old and noisy air conditioning unit on our balcony. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere nice.

By , from E on Apr 13, 2017

4

great location! - but room was on the small side..

Everyone

Great location and nice staff, but the room was a little small and needed a little more detailed cleaning.

By , from Chicago on Jan 29, 2017

5

great, relaxing stay!

Everyone

My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much we extended it one more night. Celebrated both our anniversary and his birthday. The restaurant had really good appetizers!

By , from J on Oct 12, 2016

4

like that's very close to the beach

Everyone

It was great with the exception the room service never came to clean the room ..

By , from z on Sep 19, 2016

5

relaxing

Everyone

Relaxing stay with great view. Not a resort. Very close to attractions.

By , from Texas on Sep 17, 2016

4

very nice hotel, nice view

Everyone

From the check in process to check out is great. Employees are very help full, answering questions, giving all information.

By on Aug 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2016

We appreciate the feedback and are so happy to hear the impression guest services had on your visit. We'll certainly share the scent-sentiments and hope we'll be able to share return travels with you!

5

release from care, boredom, and worry

Everyone

arriving at Kona Kai was a complete pleasure and release of worry, this place is beautiful! This was my girlfriends and I first time in CA, I am so grateful I picked K.K. Everything from the private beach to megayachts in the marina, the calmness of the island, scenery, the overall luxurious feel of the resort and obviously company of my girlfriend were spectacular. We had two reasons for the trip business and family. We both extremely miss this city and resort!!! Crying to come back!!!

By , from atlanta on Aug 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2016

The pleasure was entirely ours, and we're happy to have made your first trip to San Diego a memorable one. Thanks for sharing, Christopher, and best wishes until travels return you to America's Finest City!

2

over priced old hotel with cosmetic improvements

Everyone

Well the hotel is located in front of a marina, and the interior of the rooms are decorated with nice colorful furniture. The problem is the structure is very old and at the level of a 2 or 3 star motel, and it is not a resort by any standard. The air conditioners are loud and sound travel through walls easily, which makes it not the proper place to relax. The Worst thing, in my experience, Room 158, the toilet flush tank was not getting filled and I realized it at 3am. I tried to open the water stream to the tank, and the whole piping system in the walls started shaking with a scary loud noise which woke up my girlfriend. I Have a video of it but I cannot post it here.

By on Apr 21, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2016

While it's a pleasure to have welcomed you, we're sorry to hear those concerns of your visit. Our team is happy to promptly assist if ever the unexpected occurs, and we're sorry that we were unable to in this instance. Should you consider a return, we hope to secure you a more preferential suite and to create the memorable experience we're better known for. You comfort and enjoyment is absolutely critical to us.

5

nice hotel with great staff.

Everyone

Good experience overall. Building was a bit old but not dirty at all. The valet was great as far as getting us what we wanted and where we wanted to go.

By , from Denver, CO on Apr 5, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2016

It's such a pleasure to have welcomed you, Doug, and to hear the impression left by our views and guest services. We've recently completed a remodel of our property and will continue evaluating offerings to ensure these are the very best San Diego has to offer. Thanks for visiting and sharing!

3

hidden coast

Families

Place was nice, one thing I didn't expect was paying for parking at the hotel. Was a suprise at checkout.

By on Nov 27, 2015