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General policies & fine print
Please note that holiday cancel penalties apply when any portion of reservation falls under the holiday time period.
Minumum night stay requirements may apply to your reservation.
Rollaway/Air bed is available at an additional fee payable to the hotel.
Cribs are free.
Room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at check-in.
Hotel requires a valid credit card imprint or cash deposit for incidentals upon check-in.
Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source. Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.
Resort Fee – A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Amenities covered by this fee:
- Blu-ray/DVD movies & PlayStation 3 rentals
- In-room safe
- Shell lei greeting
- Daily local newspaper in lobby
- Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel
- In-room coffee and tea packets replenished on request
- Local and toll-free calls
The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating880 reviews
WE are frequent visitors to the Big Island, but this was our first time at Kona by the Sea. We were happy with the unit, but parking is a challenge. There are very few spaces and are difficult to navigate. I booked a room with 2 queen beds, but this was not the case. We out the two twins together, but the mattresses were very soft and were worn at an angle, making it slope. The shower heads were very low. I am 5'7" and I was eye level with the shower head. The location is great though, only one mile from town.
This condo was conveniently located near Kailua- Kona and restaurants, a long walk or a short drive. The pool was nice with additional sandy seating to watch the ocean. Comfortable chairs, tables and umbrellas were provided. Note - you cannot go into the ocean from here, there is a lava wall. Beautiful view. Adequate, convenient parking provided. This particular condo was comfortable but very basic. Would have been nice to have had beach chairs or sand mats to take to other locations. The condo was nicely decorated but very basic, including the lanai furniture.
A beautiful stay by the sea
We stayed one night here to be close to the Kona airport before departing. Though it was a short stay, we really enjoyed this property. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were spacious enough for 2 parents and 4 kids and the beds were very comfortable. The lanai has a beautiful view of the ocean and we woke up to an amazing Hawaiian sunrise. They have two pools, a hot tub, and an area with sand for relaxing near the shore as well as BBQ grills for use. The rooms are a little dated, but they were clean so we have no complaints about our stay.
Would Stay Again!
Location - close to downtown with free parking and nice sidewalks. Pool is big and clean. Love the public salt water pool next door! As others have noted, the furniture may be outdated. Embrace your inner Golden Girls! It’s all comfortable and sturdy. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything, and if you need anything, the front desk will have it! Downside - bring a pillow. Mine were weirdly think and dense - good for leaning on but not sleeping. Overall I’d def stay here again!
Overall, the apartment was excellent. The place was spacious and the view incredible (2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2nd floor, ocean front). The lanai is very private and the only sound you hear is the waves crashing into the rocks below. One of the bathrooms had an odd design—the toilet and shower room was very small—but that was a minor inconvenience for us. The beds were too soft for my taste, but the unobstructed view of the ocean from the bed made up for that. This place can easily accommodate 4 adults or a family with children. The kitchen is well equipped, the living area large with plenty of seating and the lanai was generously sized as well. Can't wait to go back!