Kona Kai Resort & Spa - San Diego

1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, United States, 92106  show map
 4 stars
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa - San Diego

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 27 per day

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Kids club

Children's menu

Cribs/ Baby cots

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

Private beach

Private beach

Beach club

Beach umbrellas

Beach chairs

Beach towels

Overview

Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a 4-star hotel offering allergy free rooms, a barber shop and a Jacuzzi. The hotel opened its doors in 1953 and was remodeled in 2007.

Offering major setting in San Diego just near a ship terminal, Kona Kai Resort & Spa overlooks San Diego Harbour and Marina Bay. Nestled in the old town district and 8 km from the city center.

Guests may find Horton Plaza within 6.5 km and Sunset Cliffs Park within 3.5 km of the property.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa can be reached in 5 minutes by car from San Diego International airport.

Rooms

A sweeping view over the harbor welcomes guests to marina king room, marina queen room and premium king room with modern décor offering a balcony, music system, climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi and a wardrobe. They also have a fridge, a stove and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The restaurant entices with dishes of American cuisine. Hot drinks are offered in the coffee bar.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Kona Kai Resort & Spa features such facilities as a beauty shop, a news stand and a safety deposit box.

Relax

Guests can find a private swimming pool, a volleyball court and a sun deck and make use of a treatment room, a sauna and a spa lounge on the premises. The hotel offers yoga classes, a fitness club and aerobics classes for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 27 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   129.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Private beach
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Gay friendly
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Cycling
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga class
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Pet amenities available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach club
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Paid cabanas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Marina view
  • Pool view
  • Park view
  • Island view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • In-room jacuzzi
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • International calls
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Kona Kai Resort & Spa - San Diego San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, United States, 92106

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    7.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    5.9 km
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    5.9 km
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    129

Rooms and availability

Premium Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Terrace
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double/Double Room 2 Queen Premium (Without Breakfast)

Premium King Room
Island view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room 1 King Premium (Without Breakfast)

Premier Queen Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|2 Queen - Premier - Bay View

Premier King Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Double room

Kona Kai Resort & Spa photos Room
Standard Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Towels
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Wine or champagne
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|Pool View 2 Queen Beds

Marina Queen Room
Island view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Kona Kai Resort & Spa photos Room
Standard King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Connecting room
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Towels
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Wine or champagne
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|1 King - Standard

Marina King Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Superior Queen Room
Marina view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Superior|2 Queen - Superior - Marina View

Superior King Room
Marina view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Superior|1 King - Superior - Marina View

Deluxe Double Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|2 Queen - Deluxe - Pool View

Deluxe King Room
Island view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room King Deluxe (Without Breakfast)

Kona Kai Resort & Spa Location

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Places of interest

Amusement

  • Game Busters4.4 km

Halls

  • Point Loma Assembly1.1 km
  • Portuguese Ses Hall1.2 km
  • Shelter Island's Bali Ha'i1.3 km
  • Thursday Club2.6 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Scandinavian-American Inst1.6 km
  • National University1.9 km
  • Point Loma Nazarene University2.0 km
  • Woodbury University2.1 km
  • National University Naval Ctr3.0 km
  • Global Leaders University3.0 km

Air business related

  • Travelers Aid Society3.5 km

Casinos

  • Aladdin School of Casino Deal4.3 km

Military facilities

National Parks

Beaches

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park5.6 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Silver Strand State Beach11.8 km
    5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
  • Windansea Beach14.2 km
    6800 Neptune Place, San Diego
  • Coronado Municipal Beach7.0 km
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • Living Coast Discovery Center13.8 km
    1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    129
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 142 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.8

    Having a relaxing time with my Beautiful Wife.

    It wasn't as clean as it should have been and our view was kinda blocked do to uncut palm branches.

  • Single
    10.0

    I loved the private beach area, the room was excellent with the patio, I was alone and felt safe. I will definately stay again and recommend to others, great for families and the price can't be beat. Thank you for a most pleasant stay.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    handy to City and Mexican Border

    extra charge to use gym (US$10) - they should discount your bill by $10 if you use the gym for more than 30mins!!

  • Family with children
    5.8

    The location was just what we needed. The pool area was very nice but they closed it early for a "special event" so we could not use it as much as we would have liked to.The shuttle service from the airport was great and they also shuttled us over to a restaurant for dinner.

    It felt somewhat old and outdated. For as much as we paid per night I did not feel it was worth the money.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    I was relaxing on patio and heard my wife scream. I went inside to find multipule 15+ roaches running across my pillow. Went to front desk with one I caught in a cup and told them.They cancelled my reservation. It was almost like it was no big deal no were sorry no what can we do etc. Also took 5 days for my funds to be released. These roaches were over 2 inches long.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Breakfast is not buffet. Two waiters servising you with smashed aggs in menu only.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The spa was great. The food was excellent.

    I did not get my second breakfast free as I was told by you that I would.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Rooms were very nice. The location was excellent and the view was awesome.

    The staff was less than accommodating. First they didn't have our guest name right...even though it was right on Booked.net. Then there was a delay in getting our room ready...which we understood...but the staff certainly could have been much more pleasant about it. Next they tried to tell us we couldn't use our breakfast passes...but after we insisted on speaking to a manager...they then agreed it was acceptable. They just didn't present a very warm atmosphere in the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Staff were very friendly

    Dining room did not have choices for diabetics and limited menu prices very high. Had to get new key cards 3 times for a five day stay.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Relax and enjoyed

    Relax and enjoyed san Diego and all it had to offer.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    great location. Very quiet

    The front desk staff weren't too welcoming.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    the hotel is in an island, with a beautiful view

    dinner int the hotel is really expensive, you need a car to move, in one of the rooms has a water fall inside...

  • Couple
    7.4

    It was close to everything and the surrounding area was beautiful and relaxing

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    the rooms were very comfortable. the view was just awesome. you walk out of your patio and you are at the beach, aahh.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Great location and water view from the balcony.

How to reach hotel

hotel Kona Kai Resort & Spa - San Diego San Diego location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, United States, 92106

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    7.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    5.9 km
  • Coaster Old Town Station
    5.9 km
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    129