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Hotel overview

Situated on the sunny Kona Coast, this breezy family-friendly resort offers spacious, comfortable suites amidst meticulously landscaped grounds, a freshwater swimming pool, jet spa and a sandy sunning area. If excitement is your goal, nearby Kailua-Kona offers restaurants, shopping, historical attractions and deep-sea fishing.


Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 15 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 86
Floors: 4


Hotel details


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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed daily amenity fee of $23.00 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A mandatory hotel-imposed fee $19 PLUS TAX per room per night is payable by hotel guest directly to hotel. Charge amount is subject to change.
Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Departure Clean Fee for 1 Bedroom: $100 (plus tax) per room Departure Clean Fee for 2 Bedrooms: $120 (plus tax) per room Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change, this is an estimate of what you will be charged. The hotel can provide current fees and inclusions when you check-in.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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

- Parking-self

- 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.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 880 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    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.

    Feb 01, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    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.

    Jan 22, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Jan 20, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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!

    Jan 18, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gorgeous View!

    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!

    Jan 15, 2024