Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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4.7 of 5 stars4.7/5 (7 Reviews)

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4 Star Hotel

1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA, 92106, United States

The newly transformed 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. Enjoy a day on our private beach, sipping specialty drinks from our Tiki Bar or relax near our new adults-only pool.

 
 
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Hotel Details

Overview

Hotel Description

Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of our beachfront hotel in San Diego. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial, Kona Kai is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai offers the right space for the right occasion. You’ll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, astounding bay and marina views along San Diego’s most magnificent stretch of waterfront.

Key Features

  • Distance from Airport: 2.8 Miles
  • Distance from Airport: 10 Minutes
  • Distance from Train Station: 5.5 Miles
  • Distance from Train Station: 15 Minutes
  • Distance from Pier: 4.3 Miles
  • Distance from Pier: 10 Minutes
  • Area: Located on the very tip of Shelter Island and centrally located to major freeways providing ease of access to downtown San Diego, historic Old Town, the Gas Lamp district and featured attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The resort offers stunning views of the surrounding Point Loma, bay and marina.
  • Number of Rooms: 170
  • Number of Floors: 2
  • Elevator(s)
  • Last Renovation: 2019
  • Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Room(s) Available
  • Nonsmoking Property
  • Additional Fees Not Included in Room Price: Self-parking is available at approximately $39 (per vehicle, per night). Valet parking is not available. The fees will be added to the final statement upon checkout and are payable directly to the hotel. All fees are outside the control of Costco Travel and are subject to change by the hotel without notice. 

Property

Features
  • Activities/Tour Desk
  • ATM
  • Bar(s)
  • Beach (nonswimmable)
  • Beach (swimmable - nearby)
  • Children's Club - See Below
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Costco (nearby)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gift Shop/Boutique
  • Health/Fitness Facility
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Massage
  • Medical Facility (nearby)
  • Mini Market
  • Parking (self)
  • Parking (valet)
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Wedding Services


  • Children's Club Information: Children's programs are available seasonally May through October. Subject to change at any time.
Additional Information
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi: 1
  • Swimming Pool(s) - Outdoor: 2
  • Tennis Courts: 2
Activities
  • Bicycles
  • Board Games
  • Canoeing
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurants (nearby)
  • Sailboats
  • Shopping (nearby)
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

Dining

Paloma Pool Bar:  Enjoy the all-new, adults-only Paloma Pool Bar and cabanas or the central Tiki Bar and Pool. Two different, perfectly-San-Diegan experiences, both overlooking the Kona Kai Marina and offering relaxed vibes with views of the Point Loma hillside.

  • Meals Served: Lunch | Snacks
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Cuisine Type: American
  • Dress Code: Swimwear and Beachwear

Vessel Restaurant + Bar:  Enjoy waterfront dining on Shelter Island at Vessel Restaurant + Bar. With panoramic waterfront views, Kona Kai's signature restaurant and multiple pool bars on Shelter Island offer fresh and inventive dining experiences all day long. Don’t forget to join us for our daily happy hour at Vessel – a locally beloved sunset tradition.

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire | Cover-Up OK

During COVID housekeeping is on request only.

Available in All Rooms:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Crib (fee may apply)
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access (high-speed)
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Nonsmoking Rooms Available
  • Rollaway Bed (fee may apply)
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Radio
Available in Some Rooms:
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Bar
  • Refrigerator

Children under age 17 stay free in room using existing bedding.

Deluxe Room - One King Bed

Enjoy scenic courtyard or pool views from these newly renovated guestrooms.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 325 - 350
  • Bedding: King

Deluxe Room - Two Queen Beds

Enjoy scenic courtyard or pool views from these newly renovated guestrooms.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 325 - 350
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Bay-View Room - One King Bed

Enjoy spacious balconies and stunning views of the bay from these newly renovated guestrooms

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 340 - 350
  • Bedding: One King

Bay-View Room - Two Queen Beds

Enjoy spacious balconies and stunning views of the bay from these newly renovated guestrooms

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 340 - 350
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Marina-View Room - One King Bed

Soak in picturesque marina views from your expansive private balcony in these newly renovated

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 340 - 350
  • Bedding: One King

Marina-View Room - Two Queen Beds

Soak in picturesque marina views from your expansive private balcony in these newly renovated

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 340 - 350
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Deluxe Junior Suite - One King Bed

Experience lush courtyard or glistening pool views while relaxing in these newly renovated guest rooms.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 365 - 385
  • Bedding: Ong King

Junior Suite with Fire Pit - Two Queen Beds

Lounge by your own outdoor fire pit on the patio while relaxing in these brand-new luxury suites.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 390 - 410
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Bay-View Junior Suite - One King Bed

Brand new luxurious suites with sizeable private balconies and stunning bay views.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 390 - 410
  • Bedding: One King

Bay-View Junior Suite - Two Queen Beds

Brand new luxurious suites with sizeable private balconies and stunning bay views.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 390 - 410
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Marina-View Junior Suite - One King Bed

Private balconies and magnificent marina views await you in our brand new suites.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 390 - 410
  • Bedding: Ong King

Marina-View Junior Suite - Two Queen Beds

Private balconies and magnificent marina views await you in our brand new suites.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 390 - 410
  • Bedding: Two Queens

Waterfront-View Junior Suite with Fireplace - One King Bed

Beautifully appointed and brand new, this suite is the perfect getaway to cozy up in front of the fire and take in views of the Pt. Loma Marina on your waterfront balcony.

  • Balcony/Lanai
  • Approximate Square Feet: 415 - 435
  • Bedding: One King

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