San Diego

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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