$130 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 12, 2015 Check-out: Feb 13, 2015

Kona Seaside Hotel

2 stars
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI 96740
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
231 reviews
Great Stay

Great stay, with good value and friendliness. Locations couldn't have been better. See full review

  • Scott Thomas
  • Nov 17, 2014
Great location, priced well and staff extremely hospitable!

The staff at this hotel was extremely helpful whenever we had questions about the best beaches to... See full review

  • JP725
  • Jul 1, 2014
Kailua value hotel offers Island-style rooms near waterfront and shops
The budget-friendly and family owned Kona Seaside Hotel offers great perks just off the waterfront in downtown Kailua-Kona. The property features two swimming pools and two all-day restaurants, plus some guest rooms have ocean views. Just around the corner, Kailua's oceanfront Alii Drive is bustling with charming shops, restaurants and historic sites, including Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikaua Church and Ahuena Heiau.
Highlights
  • Book an oceanview tower room with private balcony and enjoy views of the pier, bay, paddlers and big-game fishing boats
  • Location in the heart of Kailua town, near restaurants, shopping, bars and historic sites
  • Cool off in two on-property swimming pools, perfect for Kona's year-round warm weather
  • Two restaurants
  • High-speed Internet access available (fees may apply)
Rooms
Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available in either the hotel's mid-rise tower or the garden area. Selected Kona Seaside Hotel rooms offer nice bay views. All are furnished in simple Island style with turquoise and red patterned bedspreads, bedside lamp and nightstands. Guest rooms include air conditioning, a mini refrigerator, clock radio, ceiling fan and private balcony. Units include high-speed Internet access (fees may apply). Some also have microwaves.

Features
Kona Seaside Hotel offers guests two restaurants: Tanti's and Paleo's Bar and Grill, both open daily. Additional casual and fine dining is plentiful throughout the neighborhood, especially on the waterfront Alii Drive. Kona Seaside Hotel is across the Kaliua Peir, the ocean activity center on the Big Island. Guest enjoy two pools, and high-speed Internet access (fees may apply). Parking is available (fees apply). Day trips to Volcano National Park promise an easy route from the property.

Transportation
  • Kona International Airport (9.3 mi/14.9 km)


Attractions
  • Hulihee Palace (0.3 mi/450 m)
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • Kahaluu Beach Park ("Snorkel Beach") (5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (20.1 mi/32.3 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (via Captain Cook) (93 mi/151 km)

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

Kona Seaside Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Tower: One King or Two Double Beds
Located in our garden area, this spacious room has one king or two double beds, a remote controlled color TV, tropical ceiling fan, refrigerator,coffee and tea maker,black out drapes, iron and ironing board, clock radio, dial direct telephone with data port, A/C and large private lanai.Free Wi-Fi
Superior Garden: One King or Two Double Beds
Located in our garden area, this spacious room has one king or two double beds, a remote controlled color TV, coffee and tea maker, black out drapes, iron and ironing board,tropical ceiling fan, clock radio, dial direct telephone with data port, refrigerator, and air conditioning. Free WiFi
Superior Pool: One King or Two Double Beds
Located in our popular Tower area near the lobby, this spacious room has one king or two double beds, a remote controlled color TV, tropical ceiling fan, coffee and tea maker, black out drapes, iron and ironing board, clock radio, dial direct telephone with data refrigerator, A/C and large private lanai with a view of the ocean.Free Wi Fi

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Handicapped parking

Dining

Splashers
Oceanfront dining with lunch and dinner specialities of fresh kona caught fish, steaks and chops.
Tante's
This Oceanfront restaurant specializes in local favorites

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 (231)

Ratings and reviews for Kona Seaside Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
231 out of 231
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A born Hawaiian man
Business
California, USA
Nov 2, 2011

Great hotel

Great hotel at great location. Less than a minute away from a perfect early morning dip in the ocean. Nothing can beat this! Great staff as well.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Look out for great deals by competing restaurants, and also great deals on all sorts of activities. Just take a walk alone the beautiful Alii st, and you'll find out!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tired puppy
Business
Oahu
Dec 5, 2014

Business trip

Great stay. What a value! Friendly staff! Great location and good parking.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Danilo SLO
Business
Slovenia
Dec 3, 2014

better than waikiki

everything is on one place , nice beaches, shopping centre, wheather, side seeing, awsome nature, a lot to see, at least 1 week to stay

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

awsome

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Creator God
Business
kailua kona
Nov 19, 2014

ohana

Very friendly like family I stay here quite often. They always work with me and fill every request. Never spend more at other places it is worth twice what they charge because it feels very personal. Mahalo

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hawaii traveler from Mich
Business
Michigan
Nov 17, 2014

Excellent location at a reasonable price

We made a last minute decision to try to find a reasonable place in Kona for a few days while on the island. The Seaside's rates were very good for a "run of the house" room and we were even happier when we got there and realized how close they are to the main tourist areas for shopping, beaches and restaurants. It's right at the north end of Alii Drive and you can take a nice relaxing walk along the shore to the attractions. I've always liked the traditional Hawaiian hotels like the Seaside with an open lobby and big sliding doors on the rooms. Our 2nd floor room was recently remodeled and very clean and quiet. The only thing I would have liked to change would be to have queen beds instead of the 2 full size beds, but that again was a characteristic of a classic Hawaiian hotel. I also agree with others that the parking is tight. They do the best they can with the space they have. We were always able to get a good spot before the 3:00 check-in time, which is when the lot would get the busiest. We will definitely consider staying here again when we return to Kona.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scott Thomas
Business
Hio
Nov 17, 2014

Great Stay

Great stay, with good value and friendliness. Locations couldn't have been better.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kona repeat stay
Business
orland park, illinois
Oct 18, 2014

perfect location at great price

the waterfront location in the middle of the ironman triathalon action is great. the price is way below other hotels in the area for a nice clean room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

just next door to the hotel is Splashers overlooking the bay for breakfast or lunch. moderately priced good food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WEDDING AUNT
Business
MILWAUKEE
Sep 14, 2014

Seaside hotel

Convient location older hotel. Super helpful staff. Nice voucher for choice of 3 breakfasts next door. Parking is extra per night; however public parking 1 block away which was always open. Window air conditioner loud all night. For the economical traveler I would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Quinn's Almost at the Sea is next door. A Green Bay Packer Resturant. Tasty food, large portions. Steaks tender. Prices for the economical traveler.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ivyyue
Business
Tokyo
Sep 10, 2014

It is nce

Except for the noisy cooler, the hotel is kinda good. Downtown, staff is nice although some tv channel is not clear. I will recommend to my friends if it is budget travel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dadudeshawn
Business
Plymouth, Michigan
Sep 2, 2014

Average

Hotel is in walking distance to bar/restaurants, shops/stores, Luau, pier, beach and has a small pool. Rooms are ok, but were not cleaned every day. Parking is tough to get and costs $5/day. The free breakfast is not in the hotel and is very limited.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Walter A
Business
Milano, Italy
Aug 8, 2014

Nice hotel

good hotel, friendliness of staff, cleanliness and organization

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Quinn's restaurant

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