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

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

1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego CA 92106

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 on-site bicycle rentals. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby and at the front desk.

  • Spa services on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Spa tub 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 129 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Garden 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Marina on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Conference center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • 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 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

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 and children's play area (no swimming). Luaus are held on the beach during summertime. The fitness facility offers aerobics and other classes (surcharge). Guests may rent 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.

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Bicycle rentals 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 
  • 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 


To make special requests for 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 time ends at 3 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 19.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • 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.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12.00 and USD 28.00 for adults, USD 6.00 and USD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 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 4 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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