My family recently stayed at Kona Kai Resort & Marina, a San Diego Resort on Shelter Island. It was an excellent stay; not many hotels I’ve been to can claim a private beach as an amenity. My husband and I like to stay in shape, and the fitness center and pool were top notch. What stood out to me was the interior design. The hotel had a tropical-modernist flair; we stayed in a deluxe guestroom with two queen beds. I enjoyed having access to Wi-Fi, and the 42″ television kept my kids busy.
As far as location, it couldn’t have been better. Besides being located within a few miles of downtown San Diego, I also loved that the Shelter Island Resort was right next to the “Yokohama Friendship Bell”. It’s a serene little spot at the tip of shelter island. My husband kept raving about the resort’s restaurant; personally I loved their poolside service. If you’re planning a trip in the area, check them out.