Hotel overview

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.

Location

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 details

Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $39.44 (including 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 a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum self-parking fee of $30 (plus tax) for valet only 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.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $38.00 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 includeded in the new mandatory fee please see hotel policies.

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.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1449 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Time

    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.

    Sep 21, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Sep 15, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Sep 15, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Sep 10, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Sep 07, 2020