Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 847 reviews

The hotel

With it's great location, the Kona Kai Resort and Spa overlooks the Kona Kai Marina and offers it's guests a private beach and a newly renovated pool area with poolside bar. Enjoy a variety of activities the hotel has to offer or simply sit back and relax amidst the beautiful surroundings.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

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

Hotel information

129 rooms over 3 floors in 1 building. All with private patio or balcony, air-conditoning and heating, flat screen TV with premium entertainment channels, telephone, 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.

Vessel restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; New American cuisine). Tiki Bar and Pool. Swimming pool, SpaTerre*, fitness centre. Volleyball, badminton, kayaks, paddle boards, bike hire*, fishing*, bonfire pits*. Beach parties. Kona Kai Marina. Room service*. WiFi*. Self-parking $18, valet parking $25, 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. 

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 847 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad First Impression

Jan 19, 2019 Iamadreamer Astoria, New York

We are planning to have dinner at their restaurant (Vessel Restaurant & Bar) and we are thinking on treating ourselves and book a hotel room for our last day in San Diego. I tried to make the reservation through AMOMA (third party website) but I decided to call the hotel before making the reservation. Apparently the reservation agent advise me… Read more
We are planning to have dinner at their restaurant (Vessel Restaurant & Bar) and we are thinking on treating ourselves and book a hotel room for our last day in San Diego. I tried to make the reservation through AMOMA (third party website) but I decided to call the hotel before making the reservation. Apparently the reservation agent advise me that reservations made through a third party website is not always guaranteed. I asked her if she can match the rate since the rate on AMOMA is lower than the rate on their actual website, I GOT A STRAIGHT NO from her with a following statement of we don’t do that. From a person who also works in the Hospitality Industry this is very disappointing that she didn’t even try to see what she can offer instead of giving me a straight NO. It made me feel that the Kona Kai’s service is subpar. Our dinner reservation is on January 28 after a Sunset Sailing Cruise. Should I make a dinner reservation somewhere else? Read less
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Jan 19, 2019 Jill M Belleville, Canada

Absolutely beautiful hotel with great views, fire pits on the beach and fabulous restaurant! The staff was very accommodating and we loved the pools and fitness center. They also have a nice spa and cabanas. Beautiful resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2 day New Year's Eve Stay

Jan 17, 2019 Angela A El Cajon, United States

The room was nicely decorated and very clean. It was in a newly constructed building with hardwood floors, no carpeting, which I like. The balcony was nice size and it looked over the boats and towards Pt Loma.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hospitality and professionalism

Jan 16, 2019 Stanislav K

Kona Kia is a beautiful, hospitable, and extremely accommodating resort. The staff including Vania and Sean were cordial, pleasant and gracious. The cleaning staff keep the room spotless. The gym is in full working order. They have bicycles for guest leisure. And they upgraded us to a beautiful view on our first night to make sure we got the best… Read more
Kona Kia is a beautiful, hospitable, and extremely accommodating resort. The staff including Vania and Sean were cordial, pleasant and gracious. The cleaning staff keep the room spotless. The gym is in full working order. They have bicycles for guest leisure. And they upgraded us to a beautiful view on our first night to make sure we got the best view of the peer. And the food is so good. Especially the fish tacos. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay in San Diego on Shelter Island.

Jan 15, 2019 hayii San Francisco

This was our first stay at this property and we left feeling quite happy for many reasons. Check in was a snap and the staff at the front desk were friendly and engaging. Our room wasn't quite ready at 3:00 PM, so we walked around Shelter Island a bit until we got a text saying the room was ready. Upon entering we found the room to be quite large… Read more
This was our first stay at this property and we left feeling quite happy for many reasons. Check in was a snap and the staff at the front desk were friendly and engaging. Our room wasn't quite ready at 3:00 PM, so we walked around Shelter Island a bit until we got a text saying the room was ready. Upon entering we found the room to be quite large and fairly well equipped. A large King bed, couch in the sitting area, and a nice patio overlooking the boat harbor. It was a pet friendly room but we weren't given the "Pet Package " which we had booked with our reservation. No problem, that charged was removed at checkout. The one oddity for us was the wall between the large beuatiful jacuzzi bathroom and the main bedroom area had a wall made of shutters. Totally weird to us and not what I would want again. It offered no privacy between the bath and the living area. ANother glitch was our room was right next to an outdoor area where special events were held. This made for considerable noise into the evening. Again we were given a credit on our bill at checkout for this oversight. The grounds and very well kept and the location is convenient to everything. The staff was great all the way around. I would recommend this property without hesitation. Read less