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Hotel overview

Set oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town, the Royal Kona Resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites and activities. After a multi-million dollar renovation, guests enjoy upgraded guestrooms in the Ali'i and Lagoon Towers, a private saltwater swimming lagoon, oceanfront pool, tennis courts and spa. The resort also offers meeting facilities, wedding services and Kona's best oceanfront luau. Dine at the water's edge at Don the Beachcomber signature restaurant or try one of the many unique Mai Tai creations at Don's Mai Tai Bar.


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

Property information

Year Built: 1968
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 436


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $18 + tax per night, per vehicle for self-parking will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. These fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory The Royal Kona Resort is now a 100% non-smoking hotel. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any public areas. There are three designated smoking areas throughout the resort, please contact resort staff for further information. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged to those who violate this policy. The fee will be assessed by the hotel and charged to the guest's folio. Cleaning fee is subject to change without notice.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.5 3895 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happily Over Night

    Our overnight stay in Lagoon Tower was relaxing. Room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Wendy at front desk was very helpful at check in, got early check in and late checkout. Grounds are beautiful and serine. Plenty of parking and solid WiFi. Lovely atrium allows easy stair walk up or elevator. There’s no business center but desk was happy to print documents I needed for Zoom meeting. I shopped before booking. This was least expensive (non dive) in Kailua town. Wife and I really enjoyed it. Would stay again.

    Jan 26, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Will be back

    We had a wonderful trip during Covid. All staff we encountered was gracious and kind. Masks were required. Pool area is beautiful with the crashing waves. We were lucky to have an oceanfront room. Bed was comfy and sheets crisp. We can't wait to come back

    Jan 24, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quick and supported

    It was quick to check-in. I appreciated the text follow-ups. And I especially liked checking out by text. It was a pleasant experience. I enjoyed a clean, quiet room with an excellent view of the moutains. Easy access to town, as well.

    Jan 23, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Business Vacation

    It had been a few years since our last stay at the Royal Kona Resort, and what a great surprise to come back. The recently remodeled rooms were nice, comfortable, and you can't beat the location! It's close to everything you need, and the pool and bar are right on the waters edge. The entire staff was full of aloha, and very helpful with any of our needs. Great stay, and we will definitely be back.

    Jan 19, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quick getaway

    Room is nice and clean our tower was located near to the pool. The view from the pool was breath taking my daughter and her friend enjoyed it a lot, hitel is located close to other establishment for easy grab and go stuff. We had fun!

    Jan 18, 2021