Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, CA Resort
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ChainIndependent / Other
Total Meeting Space1,300 sq. m
Guest Rooms170
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, CA Resort
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Room Features and Guest Services

  • Calls (Local)
  • Calls (Toll-Free)
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Room Service
  • View (Garden)
  • View (Ocean or Water)
  • View (Urban)
  • Voicemail Box


  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Onsite Security
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rental Car Service
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Space (Semi-Private)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • AV Capabilities
  • Business Center
  • Video Conference
  • VIP Services

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa or Salon
  • Water Sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue Accessible By

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance Floor
  • Piano
  • Portable Heaters
  • Portable Walls
  • Staging Area

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space1,300 sq. m
Meeting Rooms9
Largest Room866 sq. m
Second Largest Room615 sq. m
Space (Private)1,208 sq. m
Space (Semi-Private)232 sq. m
Space (Outdoor)3,716 sq. m
Exhibit Space1,000 sq. m

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms170
Singles (1 Bed)100
Doubles (2 Beds)70
Single (1 Bed) Rate$129.00 – $269.00
Double (2 Beds) Rate$149.00 – $289.00
Tax Rate2%
Occupancy Rate10.695%



Local Attractions

Liberty Station & Liberty Public Market

10 minutes away
Liberty Station provides a portal to the past, an experience for the present, and a promise for the future. As we become San Diego’s Town Square, we invite our guests to collect memories—and enjoy their community. Liberty Public Market in historic Liberty Station brings together the cuisines and culture of San Diego.

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

5 mi. away
The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Go to sea without leaving port! Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 27 restored aircraft. Located in downtown San Diego.
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA, US 92101

San Diego Zoo

8 mi. away
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.The San Diego Zoo was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully breeds the giant panda. In 2013, the zoo added a new Koalafornia Adventure exhibit, providing an updated Australian animal experience.

Old Town

Historical Landmark
5 mi. away
Old Town San Diego is a frequent visit for many San Diego residents as well as tourists. What attracts so many to this small area of San Diego is the history and culture that remains a part of old town. There are over 25 restaurants in a mile radius all offering authentic and cultural cuisine. In addition to the food and shopping Old Town hosts many events and has nightly entertainment in many of the restaurants located here. Within Old Town there are three Park Agencies: State, City and County, all of which have historic sites operated as museums. Located at the northern end of Old Town, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is the most visited park in the state system and all of its museums are free to the public.
Old Town Avenue
San Diego, CA, US 92110

SeaWorld San Diego

5 mi. away
SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California. The park is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a division of The Blackstone Group. The zoological park is spread over 22 acres and lies along the shore of Mission Bay in San Diego.
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA, US 92109


10 minutes away
San Diego's historical Gaslamp Quarter is just a 10 minute ride from the Kona Kai.

Balboa Park

Historical Landmark
7 mi. away
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States.[3] In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use.

Cabrillo National Monument

Historical Landmark
6 mi. away
Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.

Distance from Airport

  • 4.83 km from Venue


  • Paid Parking$27.00 / day
  • Valet Parking$27.00 / day
  • Street Parking
  • Bus Parking


Kona Kai Resort & Spa is unquestionably the crown jewel of hotels on San Diego's Shelter Island. The Kona Kai 'Club' was once the exclusive retreat and destination of dignitaries and celebrities alike. Today the relaxing atmosphere of the resort endures with spectacular water views, meticulously landscaped grounds and pampering guest service. Only 3 miles from San Diego International Airport, and convenient to all of San Diego's most sought after attractions and world-class shopping & dining, the Kona Kai Resort & Spa welcomes groups of all sizes and complexity. Combine the most spectacular waterfront location in San Diego with more than 50,000 square-feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space along with award-winning hospitality and you’ll agree “meetings never felt so good!” 13,000 square-feet of indoor space with state-of-the-art technology offers abundant natural lighting and views that inspire attendees’ creativity. The nearly 40,000 square-feet of outdoor event space sets the Kona Kai apart from the rest. Views from patios, terraces, courtyards, gardens, and our very own private beach offer endless possibilities in coordinating creative, unique, and most importantly...highly memorable events. All of Kona Kai's 170 spacious guest rooms and suites are appointed with amenities planners have come to expect at a full-service resort. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet, refrigerators and private patios or balconies with breathtaking views of the Kona Kai Marina or San Diego Bay. Aside from your meeting or event, Kona Kai offers plenty of options to put some balance in your San Diego stay. Recharge and rejuvenate with a workout and massage in Kona Kai’s fitness center and SpaTerre, relax and catch some rays by our sparkling marina-view swimming pool, or start up a game of beach volleyball. Then, satisfy any appetite with California’s freshest coastal cuisine, and take-in the panoramic marina views, in Vessel, Kona Kai's Dining Room & Lounge, with plenty of outdoor seating available on our terrace. For business or pleasure, experience the Kona Kai Resort & Spa and make it your own exclusive retreat and waterfront destination.


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