$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 26, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 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)

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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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Boston Basil Pizza

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Future Island retirees
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
low maintenace
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Riverside, CA
Apr 11, 2011

Great Stay

Great people and clean room. Booked room on Sunday morning for that evening stay. The reservation office is not open on Sunday so when we arrived the reception desk did not have the reservation from [...]. Showed the receptionist a paper copy of the [...]receipt. Lucky hotel had rooms available and was provided room as a walkin. The reservation department squared away billing first thing Monday morning. Refrigerator did not work, but that might have been our fault. Switch on wall labeled refrigerator. Did not check for on/off switch on refrigerator. Was told hotel charges %5.21 for parking. I did not see that mentioned as an additional cost. Free continental breakfast - unexpected surprise - simple but good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
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
Anonymous
Business
michgian
Aug 15, 2009

great price

This hotel was in a great location downtown considering the price and having a complimentary breakfast. The room itself was adequate for the price/location. It would stay here again.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

good dining in walking distance with great ocean views

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Mar 28, 2010

Good for the price - perfect location

This is right in the middle of everything in downtown Kona. There's plenty of great stuff to walk to. This is an older hotel and is showing its age a bit... could use some updates to help the rooms feel a bit fresher. That said, this was a very cheap stay... We definitely felt happy about this place given what we paid. Oh, and there's a outdoor bar across the alley with loud live music into the wee hours. This bugged us for a while (after we'd moved from "Hey, cool, live music" to "I really want to sleep now") until we realized that we could turn on the fan/AC to drown it.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Spring for the paid parking option. The free parking lot is a public one, and parking gets quite dear at times.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CA94519
Jun 22, 2011

Good ,OK to me-!

All short walk Gooooods

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Anonymous
Business
buffalo
Jul 22, 2011

okay - great location

Hotel was a little run down aand the room just okay, but it was located in an area that was within walking distance to just about anyplace you wanted to go.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of places to eat within walking distance - we went somewhere different every day. Also close to the pier where we caught our snorkel boat and to the luau we booked.

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