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

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

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

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
193 out of 193
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

75% 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
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
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

3
5.01.0
Bill 20902
Business
Silver Spring, MD
Jun 4, 2012

Ocean view, not so much

Pleasant place all around. However, note that this place doesn't really offer ocean view, in part because the hotel is a couple blocks from the ocean. Also, although we paid extra for "Superior, partial ocean-view," we initially only viewed the top of visiting cruise ships. I was told this is a mistake on Orb's part (had to misspell to enter this info). You must reserve a fourth floor room to see water and it's not all that much.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shawn K
Business
Mountain View, CA
Jul 14, 2012

Good value, Great location

I stayed here for two single night stays, separated by a night... I flew over for 3 nights from Maui. First time on the Big Island. It was the best deal for published rate room I could find. It's in an excellent location... and the room space and setup is nice... everything is just a bit old and basic ... nothing is upscale or shiny new. I didn't have any problems... I thought it was a good value overall. It may not be the place you want to stay for a 10 day vacation.. depending on what you are looking for. For me,I just need a bed to crash in and a shower... both of which were fine... and the rest of the time I am out doing something. This is in walking distance to so many things - that's the best part. Everything else is average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
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

3
5.01.0
Traveling w 10 month old
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Reef Rash
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
spragz
Business
pearl city, hawaii
Dec 4, 2012

Great Family Getaway.

Hotel was exactly what I expected. Location wise can't ask for any better right in the middle of Kona town. Most everything was within walking distance. Room was a little out dated but comfortable. Loved the old style it had going on, like the old fashion wooden sliding doors with screens instead of glass. Real beachy Country feel to it. Would recomend to others.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Most everything is within walking distance.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willy69
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PaulaFacundo
Business
Nassau
Jan 6, 2013

Great location but...

This hotel is only recommendable for its location. We were in a room on Floor Plan next to the access from the Parking, so until 3 am there were people screaming and laughing, and at 6am people hanged around the place so we heard everything, everybody talking very loud from very early. They say they have FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST from 6.30 to 8.30. The coffee was not good at all, neither was the juice, there were half papayas and bread with margarine and jam. Not very continental. Internet connection wasn't very good. any way, great location. 5 dollars plus tax for parking per day.

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

Business

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