Beautifully located on the peninsula of Shelter Island in the famed yachting community of San Diego-Point Loma. Resort offers magnificent garden/marina/and bay views. Kona Kai Resort and Spa is a year round waterfront resort in San Diego designed with a tropical island ambiance. Relax and enjoy the serenity of peaceful waterfront views at our friendly full service San Diego harbor view hotel surrounded by eleven acres of lush tropical gardens. SoCal beach chic guestrooms and suites-luxury spa-fantastic restaurant-tiki bar-pool and on-site private sandy beach with bonfire rings complete this family friendly San Diego resort. Please visit for details on our ongoing Stay Safe Start Living program including our cleanliness and safety guidelines.

Property Information

Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 129
Total rooms: 170


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age for this property is 21 years old.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $39.44 (including tax) per room, per day, 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. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum self-parking fee of $30 (plus tax) for valet only 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.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2106 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best massage ever!

    I just had the best massage by Angela! The pressure was perfect. Her expertise on handling my shoulder work was amazing. I highly recommend seeing Angela for your next massage. You will definitely be in good hands!

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Early Anniversary Trip

    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.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    BIANCA -Customer Service

    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

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Massage at the spa

    Amazing massage with Angela! She did an excellent job. The zen den was nice. Cool to access the pool/hot tub as well as locker room to change for the massage. Very relaxing environment. Would definitely visit again.

    Jan 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Staycation!

    Having grown up in Point Loma, I was very familiar with the Kona Kai's beautiful grounds and pools. This was my first time staying overnight and I could not be more pleased with how my stay went! I wish I remembered the name of the woman who checked me in because I would love to give her a shout-out. She was super accommodating and walked me through all the amenities, events (S'mores by the fire pits!), and dining options that the Kona Kai has to offer. She was so lovely, as were all employees who I encountered throughout my stay! The room itself was super cute and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The Marina view from the room was so pretty and such a wonderful way to wake up to a San Diego sunrise. I only had drinks at the on-site restaurant, Vessel, but can vouch for the lovely view and excellent service. Overall, such a beautiful and welcoming place to stay!

    Jan 24, 2023
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