Kona Kai is a Hawaiian-themed beachfront hotel set in 11 acres of grounds on the tip of Shelter Island in San Diego. Its picturesque setting overlooking San Diego Bay and the marina, is a 15-minute drive from downtown San Diego.
In addition to a private beach and outdoor pool, the hotel offers kayak, jet ski and paddleboard rentals in the San Diego Bay. Sun loungers and ball games, as well as buckets and spades, are also available to borrow on the beach.
Dine on steaks and seafood at The Vessel Restaurant, which offers cocktails and panoramic waterfront views. The resort also hosts nightly bonfires on the beach at 7pm, and s’mores kits are sold at the front desk.
The newly renovated guest rooms are individually decorated in tropical island style. Each room has a mini fridge and includes a private patio or balcony.
The hotel is currently undergoing a $22 million renovation. Guest rooms, the pool area with a new tiki bar, and the dining room are complete. The spa is closed until 1 November and guest room bathrooms will be renovated from December-February.
From the press:
"A private beach by the marina is perfect for reading and sunbathing on the sand" -- Fodor's
"Thanks to conscientious renovations, this remains one of the top addresses on Shelter Island" -- Travel Weekly
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Bathtub or shower
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Children and additional guests
Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed available on request: $40 per night. Extra person charges (over 2 adults in the room) $25 plus tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
No pets allowed.
A resort fee of $18 per night ($20.25 inclusive of tax) will be applied at check in and includes: Internet, access to fitness center, private beach, swimming pool, daily newspaper, in-room coffee, free local and 800 calls.
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Kona Kai Resort is approximately 10 minutes' drive from San Diego International Airport in good traffic. The cab fare is approximately $18 one way.
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