San Diego

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This 11-acre property is on Shelter Island and faces the marina, San Diego Bay and Coronado Island
  • Downtown and SeaWorld are within 10 miles
  • Features a private beach, outdoor pool and water sport rentals 
  • Vessel restaurant hosts live music on weekends and Sunday brunch

"One of the top addresses on Shelter Island” -- Travel Weekly​

Map & Directions

Kona Kai Resort is approximately a 10-minute drive from San Diego International Airport in good traffic. Cab fare is approximately $18 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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Nestled on 11 acres at the tip of Shelter Island in San Diego, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, pairs the intimacy of a remote beach resort with the excitement of a prime location in a bustling city.

After a $22 million renovation in 2014, the resort celebrates revamped guestrooms and bathrooms, pool with new poolside Tiki Bar and addition of a spa with treatments from nail care to massage therapies. The newly renovated guestrooms are more than 300 square feet and include private balconies. Some rooms feature glass-enclosed showers while others have a shower/bath combination.

Fodor's touts the hotel's "beachy chic vibe" with Hawaiian-themed rooms and decor and location adjacent to the water. In addition to a private beach, marina and outdoor pool, guests have access to water rentals for kayaking, Jet Skiing and paddle boarding in the San Diego Bay.

Views cannot be beat at the hotel's waterfront Vessel restaurant, which serves American coastal cuisine. Chef Roy incorporates local and seasonal ingredients for his dishes like seafood Tagliatelle, tuna tataki and seared diver scallops. The renovations introduced a 360-degree bar at the center of the restaurant and hand-crafted cocktails include exciting twists on mojitos, margaritas and old fashions.

Soak up sunny San Diego with activities from whale-watching and wine tastings to poolside spa days and dining at acclaimed restaurants.

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



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: 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. 

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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