$106 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 5, 2014 Check-out: Dec 8, 2014

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
165 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
Pleasantly surprised

Friendly staff, excellent location and cute pool. Nothing fancy, but relatively inexpensive See full review

  • Akmarcia
  • Nov 19, 2014
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 (165)

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

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
165 out of 165
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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Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shyshy808
Business
Honolulu, HI
May 29, 2012

Ok budget hotel

Upon check in the staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking is $5 a day and you need to prepay that, than they give you a pass. Right next to their parking lot is public parking and it's free. So save yourself the $5 and use it towards other things. Room: our first room # 2003 was decent and clean. The room had a coffee pot. Coffee and tea bags were available. The bathroom was clean, the bedding was clean the carpet needed a cleaning. Included was a small refrigerator and a cable tv. The A/c however, was not good at all. It was blowing HOT air ( keep in mind kona is very hot and humid). Called front desk and they switched our rooms to #1006, no coffee pot, broken refrigerator, and the a/c feel like a warm fan. Thank goodness for the celing fan. I would only recommend this hotel for dinning and shopping..

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Get shops and restaurants

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chuck jr
Business
tacoma wa
May 22, 2012

old and worn

Hotel was old and needed a total update. Everything was worn to the point that it was years past needing replacement, and the room was musty smelling. Even the outside of the building needed repair.The location was very good. Continental breakfast was fine. Swimming pool was strange. Had no shallow end. Shaped like a big bowl-not children safe.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Apr 12, 2012

Location, Location, Location

The best thing was the location. The hotel staff was very nice and house keeping did a wonderful job. The rooms were "OK-ish" but the View from 3rd and 4th floors are gorgeous. The breakfast was not good at all. My wife and I stayed for 7 days, we just didnt have breakfast at the hotel... If you are looking for a good view of the ocean, you may want a 4th floor room, we were on the 3rd floor and we could see the ocean, but barely... hense the "Partial Ocean View" room. Overall between a 1-10, this hotel is a 7. definately not the hilton.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tante's... great food and probably the least expensive in town there. i give this a 9 out of 10... Great food!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dame Judy
Business
Tucson AZ & Philadelphia
Apr 11, 2012

Sister-in-laws

Helpful staff and parking plus filling breakfast items. Only one night so not many 'experiences".

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
freediver
Business
California, USA
Mar 30, 2012

love uncle billies

Im a diver and spend all my time in the water. uncle billies provides me a place to sleep free wi fi free parking neer hotel and all the free fresh papaya i can eat for breaktfast. For cheap rates. If your a diver or athlete on a budget you cant get much better. If your a yuppie that wants to be waited on all day in between your golfing you belong elsewere

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Edrella
Business
Arizona
Mar 28, 2012

Get a 4th floor room

We paid for "superior" room & ended up w very dirty, moldy 3rd floor w/ "partial view". However, when I complained to the front desk, they immediately upgraded us to 4th floor where it was much cleaner, acceptable room w beds double-sheeted. All staff were helpful except 1 man on last day who was a bit grumpy. Overall, 4th floor was worth the stay but I would not have stayed one more minute if we had to stay in 3rd floor room.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Glass bottom dinner cruise was fun, but make sure you are clear on whether you're getting the coral view (not much to see) vs manta ray view.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HIGURL97
Business
Hilo, HI, USA
Mar 15, 2012

AWESOME FAMILY GETAWAY

MY FAMILY AND I HAD A GREAT STAY AT THIS HOTEL, WHEN CHECKING IN WE GOT A FREE UPGRADE TO A OCEAN VIEW ROOM WITH A LANAI IT WAS A WONDERFUL VIEW.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DoubleJ2
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Turtle
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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?

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KyleM
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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