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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
Oregon
Portland OR
Jul 22, 2013

Location and free parking

Basics were met with decent bed, no bugs and terrific location and good staff. No air, but fan and once an breeze okay at night. They are trying to renovate too.

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

Oldest church in Hawaii and palace short walk plus farmers market across street.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Local from another island
Oahu, HI
Jul 10, 2009

Uncle Billy at Kona!

It was good overall, Clean room and great friendly staff. Bit on noisy side at night since it is on main strip of Kona the Alii dr. Very HOT, had to keep A/C on. Can not do much about that since it is in Kona. The Internet was extra through ShakaNet and parking also, just $5 a day for parking.

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

Great location for Dining, anything from local grinds like L & L, McDonald's to fancy restaurants are walking distance. One great thing about Kona!.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
UK
Mar 14, 2011

hawaii 5 'o'

What else do you need, bed, shower and toilet. Its a throwback to the 70's in the decor sense. Basic and no fuss. But who wants to stay in the hotel when its hot hot outside, hawaii rules, sun, sea, tropical fish, humpbackwales, tropical jungle and the friendliest people wherever you go on the island. don't just stay in kona. ALOHA

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

Walk around Kona and get a car, drive see the rest of the island, sit on the cliffs up north and whale watch, UNREAL........ then live there.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Australia
Nov 24, 2010

Value for money

Rooms older style but clean and quiet, with refrigerator. Rooms have a balcony-pleasant place to sip coffee. Coffee provided, but creamer stale (hardened) both days - Management friendly and obliging, assured us they would rectify this. Generous breakfast with lovely fresh papaya included in tariff. No other meals available in the hotel. Location central to restaurants, shops and pier. Would recommend.

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

Upstairs restaurant (can't remember the name)just past historic old church offers great meal deals, Hawaiian singer serenades while you dine, and great sea views.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Young's
Honolulu, HI, USA
Sep 6, 2011

Kona Labor Day Weekend fun!

Our family enjoyed our stay at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay. We booked at the last minute and were lucky to get a room. We knew it was a great location but not sure if the hotel was good. We were really happy with it. The staff is so full of aloha and sincere, the continental breakfast a plus, nice pool (just wish it had a jacuzzi), room was good size and they had coin laundry facilities too. All in all it was great value!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sshlwom
maui
Jun 5, 2010

fun in Kona

A little run down, but charming in a funky way. I liked it. and i got an upgrade!

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

lava java...........wonderful food. friendly staff. rememberedmy name by 2nd day!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
LV, NV
Apr 24, 2010

Good Budget Location

Did not like having to pay for WiFi connection :-( The bathroom shower is for midgets.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York NY
Jul 18, 2009

Uncle Billy - Kona

Room was good - nothing spectacular but I wasn't looking for it anyway. Breakfast could have been a little better. The first day they had a little bit more options but then it was always the same.

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

Boston Basil Pizza

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Future Island retirees
Amarillo, Texas
Jan 6, 2010

Perfect location for the price.

You get what you pay for. The hotel is very dated.The staff on the other hand was exceptional. That is what makes a hotel.Anything you needed and they were there to help. Flights usually don't leave until 10 p.m.+. We were given an 8 p.m. checkout, try getting that from a corporate hotel. location is everything. Situated right in the middle of everything. Easily could walk all over town. Hapuna beach on Christmas, it doesn't get any better than that.Overall a great getaway for the holidays.

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

Bongo Bens, It could fall under dining nightlife and entertainment. Great place where Dirty Jakes was for years. Great Sunday breakfast buffet. Live music nightly, just the life of Kona.

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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