Get an overview of this hotelSprawling Shelter Island resort on San Diego Bay

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
On private beach
Outdoor pool
Business centre

Island in the bay

Situated at the tip of Shelter Island, this 8-acre resort is 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) from SeaWorld and Seaport Village; historic Old Town and downtown San Diego are 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) away.

Dining with marina view

Inspired by modern San Diego, the Kona Kai Resort & Spa has transformed itself into a maritime haven of casual elegance - nautical chic meets beach bungalow. Natural materials, such as reclaimed wood and backlit onyx bar tops to hi-tech panoramic video art and plush furniture, Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers guests the perfect island respite from bright and bustling San Diego.

Tropical theme

All Kona Kai Resort guestrooms have a tropical theme and rattan furniture. Spacious rooms provide private patios or balconies and WiFi.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

At the tip of Shelter Island, this 8-acre California resort is adjacent to San Diego Bay, with direct access to a private beach, and 7 miles from downtown San Diego.

The Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers an outdoor swimming pool, spa tub, fitness facility, and a sand beach. The full-service, ocean view Spa Terre at Kona Kai Resort & Spa provides guests body scrubs and wraps, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, a full menu of massages, a mud bath, and steam room. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort covers 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters) of event space, including the Point Loma ballroom.

Additional amenities include luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and WiFi, valet parking (fees apply), and complimentary use of bicycles. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby and at the front desk.

  • Spa services on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Spa tub 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 129 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Computer station 
  • Children's club 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Marina on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Beach towels 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 20000 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1858 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Steam room 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room safe 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 

Where to Eat

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

This San Diego resort includes a large outdoor swimming pool with room to swim laps or splash. The surrounding sundeck includes a spa tub. The Kona Kai Resort offers a private beach with volleyball (no swimming). Luaus are held on the beach during summertime. The fitness facility offers aerobics and other classes (surcharge). Guest have complimentary access to the use of bicycles. 2 massage rooms are also on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Beach yoga on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

The full-service, ocean view SpaTerre at Kona Kai Resort & Marina provides body scrubs and wraps, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, a full menu of massages, a mud bath, and steam room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Mud bath in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per day
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 100 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 110.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Children's club/arcade access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 27.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Kona Kai Resort & Marina San Diego
  • Kona Kai Hotel San Diego
  • Kona Kai Resort Spa San Diego
  • Kona Kai Resort Spa
  • Kona Kai Spa San Diego
  • Kona Kai Spa
  • Kona Kai Resort San Diego

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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