Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

This iconic California hotel is on Shelter Island, overlooking the famed Kona Kai Marina. With ocean views from every room type, you can laze the days away on your balcony if you fancy - complete with stunning views of San Diego bay. Although with a private beach two waterfront pools, you'll probably want to leave the room to enjoy a leisurely day by the water either way. Embrace true holiday life and head to the poolside bar for a refreshing drink – and take in the views of the marina, or pamper yourself at the spa. If you fancy something a bit more active, explore the island on one of the complimentary beach cruisers or enjoy one of the many water sports activities on offer!

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on Shelter Island on Kona Kai Marina, minutes from Downtown San Diego and San Diego’s International Airport.

Hotel information

170 rooms, including 41 luxury suites, all with spectacular water viewsfrom the private patio or balcony, as well as flatscreen TV with premium entertainment channels, complimentary coffee, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. 

Deluxe Guestrooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premium Rooms offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Suites are also available, featuring sophisticated coastal design, spa-inspired bathrooms with bath and rainfall shower, and bay or marina views from an oversized balcony. 

  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 with stays between 01 Jun – 31Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

Vessel restaurant (local coastal cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tiki Bar and adults-only pool bar. Resort pool and adults-only pool. Pool and beach cabanas*. Spa*. Fitness centre. Complimentary fitness classes. Private beach and firepits. Water activity centre* including kayaks and paddle boards. Volleyball. Badminton. Complimentary bikes. Fishing*. Beach parties. Kona Kai Marina with bay cruises* and dinner cruises*. Gift shop. Room service*. WiFi*. Self-parking $34, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change)

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Daily Newspaper in Lobby - WiFi - Fitness centre and steam room - Towel Service at pool and spa. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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May 25, 2024 nmelara2024 Huntington Beach, California

Amazing service, all employes helpful and friendly, a lot of activities to do after our workshop meeting, food always on time and variety for our events. One week to lear and relax, perfect spa for work, relaxing and enjoy. Definitely I will love to comeback.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you KONA KAI and Joseph Taumua!

May 24, 2024 Flyer52139668221

KONA KAI exceeded our expectations with superb service, delicious food, and a welcoming and amazing atmosphere. Joseph Taumua and the team created an excellent and ideal setting for our unforgettable 6 days staff retreat! Thank you!! 🙂
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May 24, 2024 Betty L

Amazing experience. Thanks for Jesse from front desk for helping enhance my experience. The view and amenities were amazing. And being in such a safe area was the highlight of my stay. I will gladly stay in this beautiful property again. Thanks
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May 24, 2024 Jean E

Kona Kai is a gem. Friendly staff and very nice facilities. Close to downtown and easy to access from the airport.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great location away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to see the sites.

May 22, 2024 nysjconnection Silicon Valley, California

We enjoyed the clean rooms, comfortable beds, the tranquil marina view from our balcony and the excellent hospitality from the staff and management. We were offered an excellent package via Costco Travel and had changed our location from a Mission Valley location near the freeway. Two nice pools and hot tub to enjoy. We enjoyed walking along the… Read more
We enjoyed the clean rooms, comfortable beds, the tranquil marina view from our balcony and the excellent hospitality from the staff and management. We were offered an excellent package via Costco Travel and had changed our location from a Mission Valley location near the freeway. Two nice pools and hot tub to enjoy. We enjoyed walking along the walking path near the bay on Shelter Island. Read less