The newly renovated and expanded Kona Kai Resort and Spa, a Noble House Resort House welcomes you to modern luxury. Laze the day away on your oversized balcony looking out over San Diego Bay while nibbling on local food from our Point Loma restaurant. Relax in style on Kona Kai’s beach, one of the only privately-owned beaches in California. Gather round our cozy beach fire pits by night and step up that stylish beach moment with a private cabana rental by day or relax near our new adults-only pool.


Shelter Island
San Diego Airport (SAN) : 2 miles Northeast

Property Information

Year Built: 1954
Last Renovation: 2010
Total rooms: 129


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum valet parking fee of $30 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Resort fee: $43.96 (Plus Tax) per room, per night Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change, this is an estimate of what you will be charged. The hotel can provide current fees and inclusions when you check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:

•Wi-Fi throughout the resort
•Local and 800 calls
•In-room coffee/tea
•Access to the Fitness Center with classes
•Tiki Pool
•Business Center

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change at any time. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Up to 25 lbs, with an additional fee, currently $75 per stay.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2503 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not the best vibe

    I never leave reviews but I think for the first time I will. This place made us feel so uncomfortable. We arrived early and were given a key to access the pool and check out the property. While waiting for tbe room we decided to check out the bar by the pool, it was about 2pm. We sat at the bar and there was a guy there making drinks. We sat there for about 5 minutes and he never acknowledged us. I understand he was busy cause he was making orders but any other restaurant/hotel/bar that you go to will at least acknowledge you and make you feel seen and say "Hey Ill be right with you" or hello or something but nothing. He was definitely paying attention to the other guests up front. Thats not the only place, we had reservations at the vessel restaurant and the host that sat us down looked annoyed when we went up to her. That night it was busy cause a prom was happening but man by this time i was thinking these people hate their jobs. The only one that was talking to us was a mexican guy that was moving getting everyone water setting up heaters getting ice opening curtains he was super busy but he talked to us. He made us feel comfortable but maybe cause we're mexican too and he's the first one to take time and acknowledge us. He wasnt our waiter at all but I did give him a big tip to make sure he knew he was appreciated, I tipped him more than our actual waiter. I understand the resort has no control over their guests but people there just make you feel like you dont belong there, we got that vibe justby hanging out by the pool. Totally messed up a happy weekend. For drinks we decided to go to cvs and buy drinks and we went back to the pool around 830 once it was empty and hung out for the rest of the night. I wish this experience was different because we were really excited but I dont think we will go back.

    May 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Money better spend elsewhere

    In addition to resort fees, expect to pay a fee for parking, a fee for movies, even a fee for water in the room. Old towels, multiple use toiletries, nothing fresh or special.

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Short and sweet!

    Short trip but worth the stay! Thank you to Tiffany for a smooth check in and answering my curious little man’s questions! Thank you Kai for helping me book advanced reservations for the restaurant!

    May 19, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kona Kai Resort

    No elevators please don't book this resort! Front desk very rude! $50 credit doesn't go towards parking and NO ONE TELLS YOU THAT

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quiet and comfortable

    Perfect location, nice and quiet at night. The sound proofing on the windows is impressive. Despite being near the airport and across the bay from the military base, it is near silent with the balcony doors closed. Rooms were newly renovated and very nicely done. Only thing I’d like to see would be a microwave in the room. Otherwise the fridge was good for a few drinks and some small items. I would book another stay here in the future.

    May 19, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319