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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
161 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 (161)

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

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
161 out of 161
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jaclm
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 13, 2011

Dealt with infestation

Took video of bugs/ants around the bed and showed it to the lobby personnel and they said to contact you to get a night free. My wife and I got bug bites around our bodies and it wasn't pleasant to sleep in an uncomfortable place. I had to clean the bugs every night. Please contact me soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
P168
San Jose, CA, USA
Aug 13, 2011

bugs everywhere

The breakfast was ok. However, the room is dirty room and there were lots of cockroaches.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
buffalo
Jul 22, 2011

okay - great location

Hotel was a little run down aand the room just okay, but it was located in an area that was within walking distance to just about anyplace you wanted to go.

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

Lots of places to eat within walking distance - we went somewhere different every day. Also close to the pier where we caught our snorkel boat and to the luau we booked.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BeachBetti
Orange County, CA
Jul 8, 2011

great location

Great location. Walking distance to shopping and the beaches. The building definately needs some work inside and out. Water would scald during the showers. Our room wasn't that clean really, but we weren't in it much. Bed was comfortable. But for the price... I guess it was ok. The staff was pretty nice though the pool closed at 8 pm and they kicked us out at 10 past. (we weren't noisy either). But they gave us a really late checkout because our flight was so late.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Roy, Washington
Jun 30, 2011

Unbeatable location for the price

Good service for an older motel. Pool was clean and was located right in the middle of town. Not a bad place for the price concious family. Nothing special but who spends a lot of time in their room while in paradise?

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

Lu Lu's is about a quarter mile south of motel. Good food with a great view. Great sunset. Specialtie burgers and happy hour specials!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
CA94519
Jun 22, 2011

Good ,OK to me-!

All short walk Gooooods

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
tennessee
Jun 7, 2011

Close to everything

Hotel was close to food and shops. This hotel is old, we were a bit disappointed. Air in the room was not good, seemed to be not cooling well. Breakfast was a joke, basically toast, mango, and coffee or juice. Would not stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Moscow, Idaho
Jun 4, 2011

You get what you pay for

Not a luxury hotel, but clean and at a great location. Pool area was nice. The free continental breakfast was a little skimpy but okay. Great if you are looking for something inexpensive and don't plan to spend your whole day in the hotel.

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

Jackie Rey Ohana's Restaurant on Kuikini Drive. Incredible food and awesome presentation! Make sure you make it there at happy hour (2-5 pm) for half price pupus. So so delicious!!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doddimus
Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 18, 2011

Kona Stay

Shopped, and worked from the desk in the room. Went to dinner at some very good restaurants, best was Royal Kona Resort. Hotel was mediocre, but price was good. Breakfast of toast & coffee was nice. Don't think we would stay here again.

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

Royal Kona Resort

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SF
May 17, 2011

Uncle Billy's is no Uncle Marriott

I was there on business, and just needed a comfortable bed and working internet. Bed was ok, but didn't look or smell clean. Bathroom was smelly and room was so dirty (dusty, wrappers on the ground, etc.) VPN kept crashing and automatically disconnected every 5 minutes, though regular internet worked, albeit slowly. Internet is free, but parking is not ($5 per night). Free continental breakfast is composed of papaya, mini muffins, and bread/toast. They had leaded and unleaded coffee with the sugary juices. Location is great, but for the money, go down the street to another property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

While there, they closed Ali'i Drive for vendors. I guess every third weekend they let folks roam the street to shop, eat, and enjoy local music. It was relaxing, and at the end of the street, you can go swimming and fishing on the dock. Very picturesque...

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