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Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

2 stars
75-5739 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
176 reviews
Excellent location

Hotel is right in the middle of everything, restaurants, shopping and sight seeing. Great pool and... See full review

  • muttheads
  • Oct 28, 2013
Fantastic

So good to be tru the hotel was very close of evethin See full review

  • Ninet
  • Apr 19, 2013
Bungalow hotel in the heart of Kailua town offers plenty of aloha
The centrally located Kona Bay Resort (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) offers local-style living with a budget-friendly value. Built around a large swimming pool and sundeck, rooms offer simple charm combined with a private patio and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Guests also receive free breakfast daily. Nestled in the heart of Kailua-Kona town, everything is within a few minutes' walk-including the waterfront, restaurants, souvenir shopping and historic sites.
Highlights
  • Save extra with free daily "aloha" breakfast
  • Located in the heart of charming Kailua-Kona town
  • Unwind in the hotel's mellow Island atmosphere, with a friendly staff available 24 hours a day
  • Free high-speed Internet access
Location
Kona Bay Resort (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) is a true Island-style bungalow hotel in Kailua-Kona, just across the street from the waterfront. Shopping and restaurants virtually surround the hotel.
Rooms
The low-rise, bungalow-style Kona Bay Resort offers garden, superior and deluxe rooms decorated in simple and charming Island style. Some rooms have peek-a-boo ocean views, others the tropical garden. All include a private patio, cable TV, mini refrigerator, air conditioning, ceiling fan and coffee-maker. Free high-speed Internet access is a great in-room perk.
Features
All Kona Bay Resort (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) guests receive free "aloha" breakfast service every day. Plentiful casual and upscale dining is available surrounding the hotel -- and the oceanfront Huggo's, a local and visitor favorite for decades, is just a short walk down Alii Drive. Free Internet access helps guests plan adventures to coffee farms, active volcanoes and discover historical paths once traversed by ancient kings and queens.
Transportation
  • Kona International Airport (8.9 mi/14.3 km)
Attractions
  • Hulihee Palace (3 blocks)
  • Kahaluu Beach Park ("Snorkel Beach") (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (3.9 mi/6.6 km)
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (19.8 mi/31.8 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (via Captain Cook) (92.9 mi/150 km)

Hotel Map

19.6378 -155.9931
Area served
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Nearby airports
Keahole Airport
Area description
In the heart of Downtown Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) Rooms

Superior Room
Our spacious superior rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the property; enjoy views of our tropical garden below with red ginger and fragrant plumerias. Rooms are equipped with either a king size or 2 full size beds, individual climate controls, refrigerators, in-room safes, cable television, telephone, coffee and coffee maker, iron and ironing board, alarm clock radios, and a private lanai.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (176)

Ratings and reviews for Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
176 out of 176
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DoubleJ2
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 12, 2012

First night in Kona

Place to sleep on first night in Kona. Close to activities in Kona. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Turtle
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Mar 9, 2012

Tobacco smoke only issue. Perfect location Kona. Good enough

You'll need to let the breeze in, but then the smoke from smokers in smoking rooms on their lanais will waft into your room. All else is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Turtles. But your sunscreen in the water is driving the turtles away. Could you do without the sunscreen here?

Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KyleM
Texas
Mar 4, 2012

Very Good Value for the Money!

The Beds were very comfortable for this level of hotel. The Staff was very friendly. I would recomend to anyone on a budget who is not expecting Fine Dining on the premsies or a luxurious pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
808 Jerry
Hilo, HI, USA
Feb 28, 2012

OK

Does the job if your not picky for a one or 2 night stay. Can't beat the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Olih
Hilo, HI, USA
Feb 27, 2012

Cheap

Great location for the price. Close to everything. Great continently breakfast nice staff. Comfortable beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

So close to everything

Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sacramento, CA
Feb 24, 2012

Cheap hotel in center of town

The hotel location is good - close to the beach & shopping. The room location I had was terrible - heard loud conversations on both sides (registration area & parking entrance). The mini-refrigerator had rust around the edges. The cold breakfast was very limited - bread, english muffins, pastries, papaya.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ctaie
San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 19, 2012

Great place for a funky overnight stay!

A truly wonderful place that's a great bargain and a kitschy, funky old Hawaiian vacation spot. The 70's architecture, classic island getaway design, and outdoor dining and check-in area are really endearing. We were greeted even late in the evening by a wonderful front desk clerk. Our stay was lovely. It's not a place you'd want to spend a lot of time, but it's great for a night. And it's perfectly located on the main drag in Kailua, too. Easy access to the beach and tons of shops/restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Todd H.
Ocean City, MD, USA
Feb 15, 2012

Good Price, Great Location

Very good price, friendly staff, great location (right in the middle of all the restaurants and stores). Does need to be updated a little, but would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mrs. K
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Jan 28, 2012

Great noisy location

Uncle Billy's Kona Hotel is very conveniently located on Alii Drive next to all of the action in bayfront Kailua, Kona. We had a large room in the older, open section of the hotel, with two queen beds and a pleasant little lanai. The room was a little grungy, but comfortable enough with a small refrigerator, a room safe, and free wireless. A continental breakfast was offered, but I can't comment on the quality as we did not take advantage of it. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Parking is cheap at $5 for overnight. The room was not well insulated for sound and it was one of the NOISIEST nights ever, between a lovesick chirping coqui frog, late night partying and singing somewhere, early morning garbage pickup, and the worst, an eager leaf blower who started early before the mall across the street opened. That awful sound penetrated and reverberated throughout the room. Fortunately the room is moderately priced, and if you can sleep through any disturbance, you would probably find it a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoyed creamsicle flavored shave ice at the Scandinavian shave ice stand a short walk away.

Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
afrirado
Chicago, IL, USA
Jan 25, 2012

Very nice hotel in Kona.

At first I booked the hotel with some courage because the review in here is not very good, but it turns out to be very good. Just in the downtown Kona, cross the street to the ocean, close to all ocean activity place. I would highly recommend this hotel to people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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