$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 27, 2015 Check-out: May 29, 2015

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

2 stars
View map of 75-5739 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
185 reviews
Centrally located

The bed was really comfortable, AC, a fridge & microwave in the room were a bonus. You can walk to... See full review

  • Profski
  • Apr 9, 2015
Great Location, live like a local!

Very comfortable, great setting, wonderful staff!!! See full review

  • Rene K.
  • Mar 17, 2015
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)

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 185
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
michael s.
Business
Port st joe
Apr 13, 2015

awesome trip

great location friendly atmosphere had a great time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
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
JS
Business
Singapore
Apr 8, 2015

Affordable smoking room

one of the few hotels that have smoking rooms...! got the newer rooms which was pleasant, clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
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
Barbara R.
Business
N/A
Jan 21, 2015

Kona stay

Hotel in very central Kona location. I was concerned that it might be noisy at night, as rooms face the pool area and the main commercial street, but it was one of the quietest places I've stayed. Hotel is by no means new, but rooms are nice. Bathrooms show their age.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Wonderful food at Island Lava Java, just a short walk from hotel. Full dinners available, not just coffee and sandwiches. Eat outside and watch the sun set over the ocean.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stanley J
Business
Honolulu Hi
Jun 23, 2014

close to everything

Needs a make over. but it was everything thing I needed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fishopper great food ocean front Huugos on the rocks great happy hour great food oceacn front

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mikeshaw808
Business
Kissimmee FL
Jun 20, 2014

Uncle Billys

Hotel, Staff, and location were great. Good Value for the Price. Would stay here again. Very Helpful and Friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
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
PTtraveler
Business
Colorado
Mar 12, 2014

Good location, pool & comfort

It was pleasant, not fancy, but nice pool & outdoor eating area, a good price and in great area for walking around Kona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a fun and varied open-air market just south of the hotel in a parking lot area. Hotel is close to Jack's Diving Locker (short walk), restaurants and shops.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Maxwell from Idaho
Business
Coeurdalene Idaho
Mar 5, 2014

Room at Uncle Billy's

Room was dirty, smelled bad. Checked out a day early without a refund.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa F.
Business
Hilo,Hawaii
Feb 12, 2014

Just What the Doctor Ordered..

My intention was for Convalescence (2/9 night to 2/11 am) but as things turned out my stay at the Kona Bay Hotel felt like a mini vacation despite my oral surgical pain. Staff was polite and considerate. The hotel was full of guests yet it and its surrounding grounds were amazingly clean; quiet and orderly. Ample parking.One meal served: complimentary continental breakfast. Hotel nestled amongst a variety of restaurants. I stayed in one of the least expensive rooms yet it was fresh, spotless and well-kept (one must supply one's own blow-dryer and toiletries except soap: a small sacrifice for the room rate price and location!). Good climate control; nice balcony/lanai with sliding doors. I would stay here again! Lisa F./Hilo, HI.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Recent mainland transplan
Business
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan 23, 2014

Bargain in the heart of town

The location is the best thing going here. Right on Alii drive. Perfect bargain hotel if you want to be located in the heart of Kona. The room class that I rented did not come with a cofee maker in the room but coffee is available at the front desk from 5 - 6:30 AM. Free breakfast (fruit, pastries, bread/toast, juice, coffee) for two hours every day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Farmers market right across the street. Great deals on local produce.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shoey
Business
Boston
Jan 23, 2014

good for a one night stay

Good value, booked last minute, and they were good for the check in. Internet was solid. Thry get dinged because they charge 5 dollars for parking in a sketchy lot. And because the police had some big operation with a pair of arrests as i was checking in. Not terrible, got what i expected for the price.

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

Business

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