Click red dots on the map or choose an accommodation from our alphabetical list below to get more info.

Alii Villas Banyan Tree Casa de Emdeko Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Hale Kona Kai Holiday Inn Express Kona Alii Kona Bali Kai Kona by the Sea Kona Islander Inn Kona Isle Kona Magic Sands Kona Makai Kona Nalu Kona Pacific Kona Reef Kona Riviera Villa Kona Seaside Hotel Kona Tiki Hotel Royal Kona Resort Royal Sea-Cliff Resort Sea Village Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel White Sands Village

Alii Villas

Region: Kailua-Kona

This ain’t the greatest place to stay; it’s pretty institutional-feeling, and the views feel the same from most units, but the location and price are fairly decent . . .

Banyan Tree

Region: Kailua-Kona

All units are ocean front with the sound of the surf below you. Rooms are pleasantly furnished and well-maintained. End units have the bedrooms toward the back; others have . . .

Casa de Emdeko

Region: Kailua-Kona

The design and decor is a weird, out-of-place Spanish permutation, but the rooms are a good deal. Get as close to the ocean as you can. Units ending . . .

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

Built in the mid ’70s, the King Kam (as it’s known locally) is a Kona fixture. Located next to the Kailua Pier, the hotel is fronted by the tiny . . .

Hale Kona Kai

Region: Kailua-Kona

Broken into two wings (the short wing and the long wing) with no grounds. Rooms are pleasant and clean, and the living rooms and bedrooms both look out on the . . .

Aerial view of the Holiday Inn Express in Hawaii.

Holiday Inn Express

Region: Kailua-Kona

A three-story building completed in late 2014 sitting behind Uncle Billy’s in Kona town. This is a familiar brand, and the one here is no different except they . . .

Kona Alii

Region: Kailua-Kona

This 7-floor building has the look and feel of a city high-rise, and the units are adequate. Floors four and above are better (traffic below is farther away . . .

Kona Bali Kai

Region: Kailua-Kona

With some units on both sides of Alii Drive, the oceanfront units can be a very good deal, depending on which company you rent from. The complex is run by . . .

Kona by the Sea

Region: Kailua-Kona

Nicely furnished units, quiet, with pleasant grounds. The pool has an adjacent sandy area that’s kind of nice. The oceanfront saltwater pool mentioned on page 63 is next to . . .

Kona Islander Inn

Region: Kailua-Kona

Designed more like a hotel than a condo (but rooms are individually owned, so we’re calling it a condo), these basic rooms lack a full kitchen. Just a microwave . . .

Kona Isle

Region: Kailua-Kona

Very small condos, but for the price they’re a great deal. Units are extra clean, and the complex is oceanfront with very pleasant grounds. There’s a small sandy . . .

Kona Magic Sands

Region: Kailua-Kona

You can see and hear the ocean right from your bed. Units are very small (450 sq. ft.)—a studio with a kitchen. The bed area is converted from the . . .

Kona Makai

Region: Kailua-Kona

Units are smallish but clean, and the price is decent. Some units are upgraded, while others feel dated. The grounds are pleasant. Only buildings 1 and 6 will get you . . .

Kona Nalu

Region: Kailua-Kona

This is the oceanfront location you’ve been dreaming of. Their three-story building sits right on the shoreline. Each unit has flawless ocean views from the master bedroom, as . . .

Kona Pacific

Region: Kailua-Kona

This condo is located just up the hill from the main part of Kona town. There are not many views from these five buildings that vary up to seven stories . . .

Kona Reef

Region: Kailua-Kona

Buildings A and D at this condo property are fairly quiet (except for the sound of the ocean), but units next to Alii Drive get a lot of road noise . . .

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Kona Riviera Villa

Region: Kailua-Kona

This small, 2-story, gated condo consists of three buildings in very close proximity to each other. Only the front one and part of the middle one have views of . . .

Kona Seaside Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

This hotel is located across the street from Kailua Bay in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The buildings, built over time several decades ago, are immaculate but very dated. Tidiness . . .

Kona Tiki Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

This small hotel, built in 1953, is an old-style Kona hotel. All rooms have incredible oceanfront views right next to the water. How close? The swimming pool is permanently . . .

Royal Kona Resort

Region: Kailua-Kona

Although they have a nice oceanfront location in downtown Kona (you can walk anywhere from here), the resort has a way to go in terms of updates as their last . . .

Royal Sea-Cliff Resort

Region: Kailua-Kona

This condominium is run similarly to a hotel, though units are individually owned and half are timeshare. Condos are fairly large. Note from the aerial photo that the middle rooms . . .

Sea Village

Region: Kailua-Kona

Quiet location, nicely kept grounds and rooms. There’s a large grassy bbq area next to the pool that makes a fine place to cook that fish you caught today . . .

Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

If you’re just looking for a place to stay with no frills but a convenient downtown location, this may be worth considering. Rooms are very basic, but you may . . .

White Sands Village

Region: Kailua-Kona

This fairly old building is right across the street from White Sands Beach Park, which is usually swimmable. Nice pool and grounds. The buildings are adequately maintained. They get a . . .

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