At the tip of Shelter Island, the southern California vibe emanates at our beachfront hotel in San Diego.
Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of our beachfront hotel in San Diego. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial, Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Fresh off a $22 million dollar transformation, the updated property features newly renovated bathrooms with glass enclosed showers in every guestroom, revitalized common areas and a luxurious spa, SpaTerre, offering the finest services from all over the world.
Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the right space for the right occasion. You'll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, astounding bay and marina views along San Diego's most magnificent stretch of waterfront. Relax poolside while you take in the view of Kona Kai Marina from the Tiki Bar or zip around the San Diego Bay on jet skis and see the city from a new perspective. Kona Kai Resort & Spa is the perfect place to start living.
The room was very nice & the resort seemed to be very well maintained. The pool area & hot tub next to the marina were great places to hang out. We had a bay view room & the views from the room were great! In fact, we were able to watch the tall sailing ships sailing up & down the bay on Labor Day weekend.
The food & drinks were a bit pricey but we had good service & everything tasted really good. We'll definitely try the bloody mary bar next time.
Relaxing with great amenities and unbelievable views from the courtyard and restaurant.
Check-in is later than normal- our room wasn't ready until after 3. We were able to drop off our luggage and wander around the beautiful island in the meantime. Parts of the hotel have a musty smell. We were able to switch to a better room for only $30 to avoid this.
The location was great, quietly located at the end of Shelter Island with good views of Point Loma, North Island, and the Pacific. I enjoyed the waterfront path and could get a good 4+ mile run in with little of it on the street.
There was some confusion as a result of a change of ownership and renovation. We needed a guest laundry facility and we were told by one employee there was a quarter operated laundry only to be told by another employee that it was closed. No microwave was available for use on the entire property. The pool never had towels available, happy hour was only inside not at the pool bar, and the gym was closed/non existent yet we were charged a "resort" fee upon checkout. Also, parking was pricey even though half the parking lot was closed to be used as a construction staging area forcing us to park a long distance from our room. For the money, stay next door at the Best Western Plus.
Not much at all.
The room was very small and it was supposed to be a deluxe room. The toilet seat was hanging off the hinges and the shower head was broken. Also, there was a huge water bug in my bed. The staff said it is common due to the bay. It was disgusting!! Overall, the place needs an overhaul.
Great Facilities-grounds were kept well
Front line staff at check in were not knoweledgeable about San Diego and area. The phone in my room did not work which was concerning and when this was brought to the front desk staff they were not receptive. You need to remember that front desk staff are the staff that are first encountered. They leave the first and last impression
Our room was pleasant. The littler porch area, with door opening from our bed area, was pretty, looking out at the boats, fireworks at Sea World, with, no less, an American flag waving in the breeze in front of our room as the fireworks went off! The full moon which also shone over the water was a timely advantage as well :) Pretty good area to take walk in, strolling along the water. The navy base across the way had some helicopters, boats out and this was interesting and did not interupt our visit. The children playing in the sand outside our room was also pleasant. Although our children are grown, it brought back fun memories of taking them to the ocean in Washington, where we live.
Our computer would not work in the room well. We did get some help from the front desk (they were pleasant) w/ attempts to get the internet service, but this was an inconvenience and hastle.
nice location near the water; within 10-15 minutes by car of major attractions, heated pool, nice hotel staff
the beach towels were too small
Noise from guest, they need to have silence sign before 9pm. Also house keeper should not knock door at 6 am 7am for wake up call, use the phone .vacum should not be done at 830am...dood need to be pick up soon as much by maintenance , some are two days at the door.