$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 5, 2014 Check-out: Nov 6, 2014

Kona Seaside Hotel

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

Very warm and friendly staff. Hotel is clean. With lots of aloha. Reception area is welcoming with... See full review

  • robstercraw
  • Apr 15, 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)

Hotel Map

19.6418 -155.9963
Area served
Kailua Kona
Nearby airports
Keahole Airport
Area description
From the Keahole Airport turn right onto the highway and travel nine miles into Kailua-Kona. Hotel is located at the corner of Kuakini and Palani.

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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 (225)

Ratings and reviews for Kona Seaside Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
asas
Business
BC
Mar 12, 2012

Convenient

The hotel was easy to get to and located close to the beach, it was a nice place to spend the first night on the big Island

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
My Hawaii 50 BDAY ST
Business
New Hampshire, USA
Mar 2, 2012

THE PLACE TO STAY!

The hotel is in the heart of Kona. Walk just about anywhere, tour pick ups at the hotel, and if not the front desk is incredible at directions or will make it easy to get a short cab ride there. The place felt very safe, as a single female traveler. Not a lock down, but monitored and secure system with staff, security and maintenance around at all times. Speaking of the staff, PHENOMENAL at providing service, special attention, problem solving that I didn't have but observed the professionalism in resolution. Friendly, personal and professional. Things were clean, maybe a bit worn, or used feeling. I personally did not come to Hawaii to stay in the room, it was more than adequate for a home base, and had everything I needed. Fridge, cable, wireless, air-conditioning, plenty of hot water. There are three sections to the hotel. The Tower, the front side is the noisiest. If you need quiet please request the Garden or if you want to socialize more with other guests the Pool view is your best option. There are two very clean pools and plenty of poolside chaise loungers, one pool on the tower side, and the other previously mentioned. Wireless is free in the lobby, and there are two guest computer stations. As a computer geek, the weekly full hi-speed wireless access rate was the way I went, it was a community service and offered other hot spots in the area as well as easy to sign up. Free wireless was around but very slow. Many coffee shops offered by the minute charges, so depending on your usage or needs the options were there. One last note. When at home I like to shop locally as much as possible supporting local economy. This is a Hawaiian family owned business, with 3 island locations. The competition of global corporate owned chains is hard, and many of those dollars spent leave the island without putting it back into the local economy. Tourism may be a major industry in Hawaii, locally the economy needs to be protected like all cottage industries. Your stay here does that with a pleasant and positive experience.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Tours: If you want to learn about the island, the Big Island Grand Circle Tour is it! You will learn and see the most bang for your buck. _ A full day but soo much to get in will not be disappointed. The Captain Zodiac Snorkel Adventure AWESOME! Enough adventure and uniqueness on each trip with a great reef snorkel, for the experienced as well as a first timer like me. Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Star Gazing Adventure. Well worth the trip and time, rental cars are not allowed on the mountain, so this is a perfect way to learn more, see the snow in Hawaii, watch a perfect sunset, learn more about the cultural, environmental and see a world above the clouds. Once the lights go out this expands to our universe and to gaze at the stars with a personal intimate group can be so enlightening. The Lava Legends Luau was another must do! If you have a birthday/anniversary or other special occasion make sure to let them know it will become an extra special memorable event. The beauty, humor and stories told through the program are treasures that will be stored on many levels of enjoyment.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Motherhusker
Business
Comox, BC, Canada
Feb 29, 2012

Little noisy....

Hotel is ok..average..clean although a little dated but most are in Hawaii now. Good location, absolutely right downtown Kona, bye the shops and the water, but that comes with the price of noise. WE ended up with a room facing the main road and the traffic started early in the morning. Overall i would stay there again but would request a room in a different area.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Lemongrass bistro, just a short walk away. Asian fusion food that was awesome.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bozeman guy
Business
Bozeman
Feb 15, 2012

nice place to stay

This place was a great deal. The location is great, just a 2 minute walk to the ocean. Rooms were nice and clean, staff was friendly. The rooms are a bit dated, but nice. If you are looking for "modern" look elsewhere. If you are looking for a good deal, clean room, and great staff, this is the place :)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tara430
Business
Kailua, HI, USA
Feb 7, 2012

Friendly staff, great value!

This hotel had exactly what we wanted. A very friendly staff and a clean, comfortable room at a very good price. We had a great breakfast at their restaurant by paying $10.00 extra when we booked our room. However, if you're looking for a fancy, luxurious place, this is not it. It's pretty standard but has everything you need at a low price. I would go there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate and had beer at the Kona Brewing Co. And it was amazing. It was just across the street.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucky One
Business
Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA
Jan 31, 2012

Great Weekend Getaway

This weekend was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of home and work. Complimentary breakfast at Tante's Restraunt with the view of the ocean right across the street. It was nothing like fine dining but it was relaxing, food was good, and workers were friendly. Overall, this hotel was comfortable. The only disappointment was the parking. Although I got a parking pass, there wasn't any parking in the evening so I had to park down the street in a public parking area and walk to the hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yeti WA
Business
Spokane, WA, USA
Jan 29, 2012

Best deal in Kona by Alii Drive

Very good would clean nice pool stay again for sure

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dfro
Business
England, UK
Jan 28, 2012

Nice place

Try to get a room at the back of the hotel to avoid traffic noise on the balcony.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cully
Business
Arizona, USA
Jan 24, 2012

Very nice hotel

Very happy with everthing at this hotel!! Great location, great food, friendly staff, very clean and free use of the computers.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pworship
Business
Portland Oregon
Jan 16, 2012

Very nice

Clean, comfortable, well price and close to everythng

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Hugo's, excellent food, beautiful sea view

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