Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego 4.0

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The newly transformed and expanded Kona Kai Resort & Spa welcomes you to modern luxury. Guests can take in the views of San Diego bay from thier oversized balconies or enjoy some local flavours from the Vessel Restaurant + Bar or a drink from the Tiki Bar. Whether you are looking for a private beach or a pool to dip your toes, they've got you covered. 

Resort Fees: 44 usd per room/per night (plus tax) Paid directly to the hotel.

Check in

4:00 p.m.

Check out

11:00 a.m.


350 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 queen beds
  • Resort view
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
350 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Marble bath with rain fall shower head

350 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 queen beds
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
350 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Marble bath with rain fall shower head


  • ADA compliant.
  • Elevators.
  • Facilities for the hearing impaired.
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible
  • Service dogs accepted. Certification may be required.
  • TTY equipment available (upon request)
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 0 to 17

Type Amenities
Palmoa Pool Bar (adults only) Bar, Pool bar Food options available
Tiki Bar Bar, Pool bar Food options available

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.

Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.


  • Throughout the property

Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Vessel Restaurant + Bar À la carte Local Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke-free options

  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness classes
  • Spa: on site ($)
  • Spa treatments available ($)
  • Yoga

1551 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA, United States 92106
5 km from SAN
  • Beach access
  • Private beach

  • Room only: Included

  • Pets allowed available ($)

 The pawfectly planned Island Paws Program offers dog-friendly welcome amenities and special pet perks, ranging from our Very Important Paws VIP welcome at check-in to a special sleeping bed to a specialized water bowl for rehydration. Please inquire with the hotel upon check in to receive the following amenities.

Island Paws Program includes the following upon request:

    Pet bed for use each night for use during stay

    Pet water and food bowl for use during stay

*$75 per stay Non-Refundable Pet Fee. Maximum Two Pets Per Room.


  • Outdoor pools: 2
  • Cabanas available ($)

Water sports

  • Non-motorized watersports: on site

Other sports

  • Bicycles

Other activities

  • Beach activities: on site

  • Meeting facilities available ($)
  • Parking available ($)
  • Wedding facilities available ($)


1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA, 92106, United States


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Early Anniversary Trip

steveaR8410EH on Jan 30, 2023

We love this resort. We had a great time and will come again soon. I love the restaurant, pool, and hot tub. The staff is so friendly. The excellent walking path is next to the bay, and you meet a lot of locals fishing nearby.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

BIANCA -Customer Service

Mich200315 on Jan 30, 2023

Beds are comfortable. The resort fee and parking fee are a bit much. Bianca was top notch. She went above and beyond to make the day special. After a long day of traveling it was nice to be greeted with a friendly face. Thanks Bianca , you rock! Xxxooo, Colorado Girl

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