The newly renovated and expanded Kona Kai Resort and Spa, a Noble House Resort House welcomes you to modern luxury. Laze the day away on your oversized balcony looking out over San Diego Bay while nibbling on local food from our Point Loma restaurant. Relax in style on Kona Kai’s beach, one of the only privately-owned beaches in California. Gather round our cozy beach fire pits by night and step up that stylish beach moment with a private cabana rental by day or relax near our new adults-only pool.


Shelter Island
San Diego Airport (SAN) : 2 miles Northeast

Property Information

Year Built: 1954
Last Renovation: 2010
Total rooms: 129


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $45.00 plus tax per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For detailed description of what's included in the new mandatory fee please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $45 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:

•Wi-Fi throughout the resort
•Local and 800 calls
•In-room coffee/tea
•Access to the Fitness Center with classes
•Tiki Pool
•Business Center

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change at any time. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Up to 25 lbs, with an additional fee, currently $75 per stay.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2154 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Picture perfect

    Beautiful and well appointed. Was great fun riding the resort bikes up to a local coffee shop surround by marinas and parks. Should have set aside more time to stay longer. Already miss it. The room was nice and the marina view side is worth the money. My wife wanted to find out what kind of mattress they had to go find us one.

    Mar 29, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Issues from the start

    We had an issue right away at check-in. They had just implemented a new software system & our reservation did not “process correctly” when they transferred over. We did book through our travel agent with United Vacations & had a confirmation for a “Waterview Junior Suite” 1 King bed with sofabed & paid for such. I assumed this meant facing the water/San Diego Bay. They had us down for a Standard King room in their new system. They did accommodate with a Marina view suite; however, we had expected we were getting a Bayview waterfront suite and according to their website it is more expensive than even the Marina View. I’m not sure how staring at a parking lot for boats would be preferred over watching ships come in & out of the bay? I wanted to make sure I hadn’t paid for more than what we received as far as the room type. The first time I tried to discuss the issue, I was assured the manager would call me - never did. The next time I went to discuss I was talked to very rudely by Bianca & told “we are on an island & surrounded by water”. Pretty sure I knew that! I attempted one more time to call the billing department to request an itemized, detailed bill so my travel agent could compare with what was booked. Again was told we received a “preferred” Marinaview “at no extra cost”. Moral of the story: Beware if booking online or through a 3rd party - call to clarify what you’re actually getting! Also be aware that they do not have any vending at the resort - only the restaurant & a small marina store that’s only open 9-5. They charge extra for parking ($42/day) as well as a $42/day resort/amenities fee. It’s a nice resort, just wouldn’t stay there again based on our experience.

    Mar 29, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    New system and we could experience it not in a good way.

    Walls must been pretty thin cause we could hear the family above us late at night and early in the mornings. The key cards seemed to fail daily in our 4 day trip, so we had to go to the lobby daily. The piece of paper we used for parking was challenging and sometimes it didn’t work. The front desk employees seemed slightly lost dealing with the new system.

    Mar 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great for Business Conferences

    Wonderful time! Christian (Lenny) was amazing and truly set the stage for great service from the first hour on-site. The team was very attentive and kind. I would recommend this location for an organization looking for a great offsite meet-up.

    Mar 25, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mediocre Stay

    A lot of things that needed updated in the room, overly priced resort and parking fees. Parking gate was broken. No microwave to reheat food. . Heater didn’t work so we got really cold during our stay. Would not stay here again.

    Mar 24, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319