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

Favorite Vacation

LynnZam on Jul 02, 2022

I was nervous about taking a solo vacay as it was my first. The staff here were friendly and informative and I had a wonderful time and I’m planning to come back. The massage and facial I got here are in the top of the ones I’ve had… don’t miss that opportunity!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


Departure64267529299 (San Diego, California) on Jul 02, 2022

After a long day of driving on the road to heaven is Kona Kai!!! Shannan was great and efficient. She knew we wanted to get to our room quickly. The big guy in the lobby new we had a day, so he got us water while waiting but was very hospitable. The resort was an out of this world experience. Clean, fun and the team they have at this place was amazing! We saw the big guy again at the boardwalk and again, so friendly, nice and come to find out he’s only been there for a month. He’s like the Samoan teddy bear! He is also the best with recommendations in the area. Overall, the team, the ambiance and the hospitality was phenomenal. See you soon, San Diego!

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