Most hotels in Kona have the advantage that they are located at walking distance from downtown Kailua Kona. Hotel room rates are on the same level as vacation rentals, and generally in between the prices for the more luxurious resorts and the more low-key bed & breakfasts. Below we list some of your options of Kona Hotels.
Uncle Billy’s (the best rates in town)
Not a very glamorous hotel but the rooms are clean, the rates reasonable, and the location CANNOT be beat!
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort (ON the beach)
This hotel is named after Hawaii’s most famous monarch, king Kamehameha. Their location rivals that of Uncle Billy’s and overlooks a great snorkeling bay. Their prices are somewhat higher. They have their own swimming pool and Luau, and have a rich Hawaiian cultural background.
Kona Seaside Hotel (very affordable with a stellar location)
This garden hotel, right on the ocean, sits on acres of lush lawns featuring native Hawaiian plantings, a sun deck overlooking the sea and two large swimming pools. Their amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, laundry facilities, air conditioning and a shopping mall.
This is a budget options and rooms come with basic amenities. Please make sure that you get a room in the main tower and not in the ‘garden wing’ as it lacks any ambiance and doesn’t not have the charm of the main building.
Kona Tiki Hotel (lots of return visitors)
Located one mile south of Kona village, this reasonably priced hotel prides itself on many return costumers and a family atmosphere!