$106 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 14, 2015 Check-out: Aug 15, 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
163 reviews
Great Location, live like a local!

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

  • Rene K.
  • Mar 17, 2015
overnight stay

The hotel is in a great location. Walking to restaurants and shopping and especially the ocean! We... See full review

  • Jimbobillybob
  • Jun 1, 2015
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.
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.
Property 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.
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
Nearby 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)
Transportation
  • Kona International Airport (8.9 mi/14.3 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
Accessible 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

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 163
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

90% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
May 5, 2011

hell in paradise

If you can get past the police tape around the cloudy, leaf filled pool and the fleas in the rooms, then this is the place for you. Don't expect to eat or drink because, the bar grill is broken down and boarded up. Location is great but the front desk doesn;'t know much about thew area. This was the last leg of my trip, next time it will be at the Royal Kona Resort down the street, it was much nicer

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shyshy808
Business
Honolulu, HI
May 29, 2012

Ok budget hotel

Upon check in the staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking is $5 a day and you need to prepay that, than they give you a pass. Right next to their parking lot is public parking and it's free. So save yourself the $5 and use it towards other things. Room: our first room # 2003 was decent and clean. The room had a coffee pot. Coffee and tea bags were available. The bathroom was clean, the bedding was clean the carpet needed a cleaning. Included was a small refrigerator and a cable tv. The A/c however, was not good at all. It was blowing HOT air ( keep in mind kona is very hot and humid). Called front desk and they switched our rooms to #1006, no coffee pot, broken refrigerator, and the a/c feel like a warm fan. Thank goodness for the celing fan. I would only recommend this hotel for dinning and shopping..

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Get shops and restaurants

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eric san
Business
Yokohama , Japan
Jan 23, 2014

Lacation

Location is quite good in the center of the Kona Near the beach. There are many restauranyts near the hotel

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dave gone travelin
Business
hilo
Mar 12, 2013

a good experience

Good service and clean room. Centrally located. The continental breakfast was simple but good.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SDonakos
Business
Hubbard Lake, Michigan
Mar 25, 2013

Great Location!

The staff is friendly and warm. Beautiful Flowers and foilage everywhere. If your looking for a 5 star motel, there are plenty down the street. This was a great location and we would stay there again and again. Thank you Uncle Billy's for a great time.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

ABC Shopping Stores Every corner...

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SDonakos
Business
Hubbard Lake, Michigan
Oct 29, 2013

Perfect Location, BEAUTIFUL VIEW.

The staff was friendly and very helpful. The shopping and beach is close with everything you need within a short walk. Rooms are neat and clean but a bit dated. For the $$, we made an excellent choice. Planning another stay next year. Uncle Billy's will see us again! :)

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Staunton
May 22, 2008

Great Local Hotel

Uncle Billy's is in a great location for exploring Kona, everything you could want is within walking distance. The patios off each hotel room are very unique and very classic Hawaiian. The average guest age seemed to be quite young, adding to some noise until rather late in the evening but we also kept our patio door open all night, making the noise much easier to hear. They don't offer free parking for their guests and their parking lot is actually behind the hotel and not easily accessible to the hotel rooms so, if you have a couple of heavy bags like we did, it can prove to be somewhat of a burdensome trip to an upstairs room. Overall, I would recommend it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The shopping center across from the hotel offers a locally owned coffee shop that sells authentic Kona coffee straight from their own farm (NOT blended coffee, full strength. Get some free samples &, enjoy the very best coffee!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
boysmom
Business
Colorado
Apr 13, 2011

Great Place

We stayed only one night here before our timeshare week. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was basic, but clean and good size. The location is excellant (better than our timeshare!). I would recommend Uncle Billy's for anyone and would go back myself and would have no problem staying for several days!

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salinas .Ca
Jul 7, 2010

Uncle Billys

It was quite and right in the middle of town, it worked very well for us ! We watched the 4th of July prade and the Fireworks from are balconey.. Price was right all the way around !

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bongo Bens is the Best for breakfast, and Malo Pizza across the street upstairs was Excellent !!!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cleofilms
Business
west hollywood
Mar 26, 2015

awesome location

if you don't need the best comfort, and only have a room to sleep in, then it's just perfect..

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

Business

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