$109 Avg/night
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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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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
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
Traveling w 10 month old
Oregon
Aug 4, 2012

Budget hotel, great location

Huge difference between 2nd and 4th floor rooms. Upgrade to 4th floor if you can. Free parking 5 steps away from $5 a night parking at hotel. Great location, steps away from beaches, food and shops. Super budget and old 2nd floor rooms, 4th floor renovated to motel 6 level. We enjoyed our stay, but wouldn't return to this hotel.

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

Loved Huggos on the Rocks for baby friendly live music sunset cocktails.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Centennial, CO
Dec 8, 2012

Hotel for budget minded with easy access to Kona fun!

Hotel was in the middle of downtown across the street from ocean and perfect for walking to dinner, cruise dinners, and other Kona activities. Easy to accommodate a daily walk in the am too along the adjacent street which serves joggers and bikers. Close to dive shops (Big Island and Jack's Diving locker) and surf training center. The hotel free breakfast was good with fresh unlimited papaya daily. Need more toasters though for the daily english muffins. The only room complaint was the air conditioning. Room temperature was around 75 degrees the entire stay with outside temps around 80. Staff was friendly. Great value for those most interested in outdoor activities and not lounging around the hotel. Wifi worked great in the room and it was free. Parking was a great value at 5 bucks a day.

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

Go to the seahorse farm! Must see! Big Island Divers was awesome - do the manta ray/black water dive too!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
chuck jr
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
Review of Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
low maintenace
Chicago, Il.
Nov 13, 2009

average hotel

Dining and shopping places were plentiful! Great location, but staff just didn't have a clue about anything. Must do snorkeling at Kahalu'u and eat at Splasher's Grill and Bongo Ben Island Cafe. Skip the Fireneesia- it's very cheesy.

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

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

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willy69
Orange County, CA
Nov 28, 2012

Good for cheap

Nice hotel but room decor are outdated. The AC makes a lot of noise. However, if you're looking to just sleep a night and don't take advantage of the pool/spa.. then it should be fine for a cheap rate and it's near some of the beaches on the Kona coast.

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

Most of the shops are a rip off. Try the ABC stores, ROSS, walmart, kmart, before going to the shops there.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Recent mainland transplan
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Reef Rash
Ft. Collins, Co.
Jun 23, 2012

Hawwaii getaway

Hotel is dated but is great for a base location in order to visit the entire island. Beaches, volcano's shopping is all close at hand. Would stay again.

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

Avoid Ali'i drive for main meals, much better venues a very short walk from main drag.

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