Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

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1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA, 92106
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When you book a room at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, you may forget you are in San Diego and not on a South Pacific Island. It’s perfect for a truly relaxing vacation.
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
Prices starting at $189 / night
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Overview
Whats Nearby
Things to Know
Property Amenities
Parking
Rooms & Rates
Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
Neighborhood Beaches

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Rooms & Rates
Amenities
Nearby
Rooms + Rates
Amenities
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Overview

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Are you looking for luxury on the waterfront in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego? Look no further than Kona Kai Resort & Spa. This Noble House resort can be found on Shelter Island, a popular spot in part because of its deep-water marina that can accommodate large yachts. This property has all the amenities you would expect at a larger resort, even a Tesla charging station and full-service spa, yet its smaller size allows it to provide a more personal experience for its guests.

With 171 rooms and suites at the hotel, you have your choice of water or resort views and all the creature comforts. The property has been recently renovated, updating the 60-year old resort with Southern California style, muted neutral hues, and wood accents. Most rooms have a private patio or balcony, and some include a fire pit, double-sided fireplace, or deep soaking tub.

Local Tips
Discover Point Loma
Enjoy walking under the Californian sun when travel meets history. Point Loma is home to Cabrillo National Monument, a park with trails, tide pools and exhibits on California history.

The welcoming staff have a full calendar of events to keep you and your family entertained, including live music, yoga, barre, and other fitness classes. In addition, Kona Kai has an adult-only quiet pool and a more family-friendly pool, each with its own cabana bar for a cool cocktail or quick snack. For your other meals, stay right on property and dine at Vessel for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or stop by during happy hour to unwind after a day on the water. Room service is also available if you prefer to dine al fresco on your balcony or in the privacy of your room.

San Diego Bay is your playground when you stay at this resort, and you’ll be treated to a private beach, one of only a few in California. Reserve a cabana on the shore or by the pool for a special indulgence. You can stay in shape during your visit with the fitness center as well as a variety of daily exercise classes. Beach cruisers are on site for guest use, and every evening, you can join your fellow guests for a bonfire. There’s no reason to keep this magical resort a secret.

Plan your meetings, corporate team-building event, or wedding at the hotel. You have a choice of indoor and outdoor space for any size occasion. Once you stay at Kona Kai, you’ll find any reason to visit again and again.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Prices starting at $189 / night

What's Nearby

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
8 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
11 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
13 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
13 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
14 min Drive
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
14 min Drive
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
16 min Drive
Petco Park
Petco Park
16 min Drive
Mission Bay Park
Mission Bay Park
18 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
19 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
28 min Drive
Park Hiking
Torrey Pines State Reserve
20 min Drive
Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Prices starting at $189 / night

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Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Point Loma
Get up and close with the sea life while whale watching, or go jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing. Experience the beaches on the peninsula.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 100 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Resort Fee
$42.86 Includes: Pool access, Spa access (may be limited), Beach access, Beach loungers, Beach towels, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Business center/computer access, Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and WiFi access (may be limited)
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
170 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Beachfront Hotel
Beachfront Hotel
Bellhop
Bellhop
Business Center
Business Center
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
EV Charger
EV Charger
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Massage Services
Massage Services
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pool
Pool
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Spa
Spa

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
Self Parking
Self Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$38 / day for Valet Parking
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$38 / day for Self Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Room Service
Room Service
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 6 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 12 min Drive
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 13 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October
Nov
56°F / 73°F
Sunny in November
Dec
51°F / 68°F
Sunny in December
Jan
51°F / 67°F
Sunny in January

Rooms & Rates

King guest room, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

The rooms and suites at this resort cater to guests who appreciate lavish touches. Each room has air conditioning, a flat-screen television, patio or balcony, private bathroom, mini-bar, refrigerator, and daily housekeeping. ADA-accessible rooms are on property as well.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Prices starting at $189 / night
Deluxe Room
These rooms have a king or two queens and resort view.
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Bay View Room
Enjoy the view of San Diego Bay from these rooms, which have a king or two queens.
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Marina View Room
These rooms have a king or two queens and face the marina.
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Waterfront Fireplace Junior Suite
This spacious room has an open floor plan with sitting area, king bed, and a dual-sided fireplace opening to the patio or balcony.
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Deluxe Junior Suite
This roomy suite has an open floor plan with sitting area, oversized soaking tub, and resort view.
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Bayview Junior Suite
This oversized room has an open floor plan with sitting area, roomy soaking tub for two, and a view of the bay from the patio or balcony.
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Marina View Junior Suite
This large room has an open floor plan with sitting area, wooden accents, oversized soaking tub, and a view of the marina.
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Fire Pit Junior Suite
This room features a private fire pit on the patio in addition to an open floor plan with sitting area, oversized soaking tub, and garden view.
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Kona Kai One-Bedroom Suite
This bay view suite has a separate living room with wet bar, a king bed, and two bathrooms.
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Water View One-Bedroom Suite
The most luxurious of the suites offers guests a marina view, separate living room with dining area, and dual-sided fireplace that opens to the bedroom, which has a king bed.
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Prices starting at $189 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Kona Kai has plenty to do on site or nearby without having to leave Shelter Island or the Point Loma area. San Diego is a short drive away, and guests can explore as much of the city as their visit allows. Here are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy:

Water Activities

Swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all available on the beach or in nearby La Jolla Cove.

Adventure Tours

The marina can arrange pedal boats, sailing, jet skis, or power boat rentals. You can also charter a boat for deep-sea fishing or arrange a whale-watching tour through the concierge.

History

Visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse or hike to Cabrillo National Monument.

Theme Parks

Take your family to SeaWorld or Legoland for fun and adventure.

San Diego Zoo

No trip to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

Downtown

Explore neighborhoods for shopping and dining, especially the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and Seaport Village.

Popular Activities

Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass
Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass
Spend a family-friendly day at one of San Diego’s best amusement parks. Roller coasters, bumper cars, a carousel and the largest heated pool in SoCal, Belmont Park is guaranteed fun for kids of all ages!
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Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
The future is here - enjoy learning about the history of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District from a talking GPS car! You'll wind through multiple areas such as Petco Park & Little Italy on this loop!
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La Jolla Paddle Board Lesson 1.5-Hr
La Jolla Paddle Board Lesson 1.5-Hr
Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board at your own pace on the calm waters of La Jolla! This 1.5-hour lesson is led by an experienced instructor and is suitable for all levels. Observe amazing marine life too!
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LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
Enjoy the 2nd day FREE with this LEGOLAND® California Hopper Ticket! Save BIG when your 2nd visit occurs within 9 days of your 1st to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium or the LEGOLAND Water Park.
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Mission Bay Private Duffy Boat Rental
Mission Bay Private Duffy Boat Rental
Grab 10 of your closest friends and cruise around Mission Bay in an electric Duffy Boat! Choose either a 90-minute or 3-hour ride, directions and life vests are included. Watch out for sea lions & dolphins!
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San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum
Enjoy the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park while in San Diego. Learn about technology and the social impact of the automotive industry. Visit their exhibits and collections of past, present and future.
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Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden
Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden
The Japanese Friendship Garden is a traditional Japanese garden in the heart of San Diego. Japanese techniques are used to bring this experience to America. Visit and become inspired by Japanese culture.
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