TripAdvisor traveler ratingbased on 1449 reviews
The newly renovated and expanded Kona Kai Resort & Spa 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.
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General policies & fine print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
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
•Access to the Fitness Center with classes
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.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating1449 reviews
Small resort but nice and Safe. We are very Covid-19 concern people but you can relax here. Yo access your room from outside walkway no need to use elevator or long hall ways like big hotels. Family pool is nice, restaurant has a great view.
Room was not clean
I was there for my Birthday. The trash in the bathroom and in the room were not picked up, Empty yogurt box, chips... Hopefully the sheets were clean, I am really worrying with the COVID-19 situation. This is NOT acceptable. This is not what I was expecting with a high rate per night + $38 Resort fee + $38 overnight parking. It is not worst it around $400 a night.
Try the Valet Parking
You’ll feel special here. Pool side cabanas. Full drinks And food menu both poolside plus In/outside terrace cafe. Sunday’s are special. Harbor and beach for the organic feel. Boat and water craft rentals.
Labor Day at Kona Kai Resort
We arrived early and the room was not ready, which was ok. Staff said they would call us when the room was ready. No phone call from them. We showed back up at the hotel at 4PM and the room was ready. Our room was not as described. We were placed in room 176. Our "Marina View" looked out into the back of the adult pool cabana. Also, our bathroom was not as described. We were supposed to have a separate, soaking tub. The front desk did eliminate a resort fee, but I don't think that was good enough, especially given how much the room was in the first place.
Kona Kai San Diego
Spent 2 nights at the lovely Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in San Diego! Beautiful accommodations, pleasant staff, lovely views! Would stay there again. Service was excellent at the pool bar and Vessel Restaurant.