San Diego

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 11-acre property is on Shelter Island and overlooks the marina, San Diego Bay & Coronado Island
  • Downtown San Diego & SeaWorld are within 10 miles
  • Facilities include a private beach, an outdoor pool & watersport rentals 
  • Vessel Restaurant hosts live music on weekends & Sunday brunch

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

80% (5 Member Ratings)

"The view was amazing and the staff was super nice. "
10. Jun 2016
Las Vegas, NV, United States

Map & Directions

Kona Kai Resort is approximately 10 minutes' drive from San Diego International Airport in good traffic. The cab fare is approximately $18 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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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



  • 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)

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: 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.

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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80% Positive
(5 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Kona Kai Resort, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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The view was amazing and the staff was super nice.
Other Comments
The only issues we experienced revolved around a delivery from fed ex. Front desk staff told me it wasn't there and I had to wait until the following morning to call the package manager and be told that yes it was there. It also took maintenance a day to remove a birds nest from our balcony.
Daymon 10. Jun 2016 Las Vegas, NV, United States

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