Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) hotels

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What travelers to Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) are saying

we had a great time! we found a nice beach close to kona (great for sunsets). and drove all over the island discovering a wonderful new place everyday. we had no idea that it was so diverse and bigger than we thought I would be.
bart n sue Apr 13, 2015
A lot more people compared with other places on the big island. The town is right close to the coastline. Lots of places to enjoy the water activities. Many choices when it comes to dining and shopping.
Jason C. Jul 2, 2015
Amazing island the changes in the locations are unbelievable, it is a must see and one island to make quiet an impact on vacation.
D1949 Sep 25, 2015


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Kona offers famous java and the world’s biggest volcano

Hawaii is the epitome of paradise on Earth, but Kona stands out among the Islands' many regions. The Big Island is ideal for anyone who wants a truly relaxing and nature-filled vacation. Kona's natural setting is enhanced by its lack of corporate businesses, adding to its hideaway appeal. Home to the world's most active volcano, Kona has hiking trails that would blow away the most experienced hiker, beaches that postcards cannot capture the beauty of, and restaurants that range from Michelin stars to tiny shacks full of adventures flavors. All eight islands of Hawaii have their beauty, but Kona seems to embody the “spirit” of Hawaii best.

Places to visit

Mauna Kea Summit/Mauna Loa

The Mauna Kea Summit is home to Mauna Loa, the biggest, and still active, volcano on Earth, which has been around for over 700,000 years. This place is almost an amusement park for people who love nature, geology, and beauty. Either attend an extensive seven-hour tour with a guide, or create your own tour with a hike - at Mauna Kea. Visitors will see active lava, witness inspiring sunsets, and take in nights of endless stargazing.

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

With brilliant white sand and the purest ocean water, Manini'owali Bay is a magazine-worthy beach. Part of Kekaha Kai State Park, you can swim with turtles, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, go snorkeling and even try boogie boarding. Be careful of lava rock pools when the tide goes out in winter. Naturally, this beach can get busy, so arrive early if possible.

Kona coffee

Kona is home to what was recently voted the country's best coffee, with locally-grown Hawaiian Queen Coffee beating over 600 competitors to be crowned best in the whole state of Hawaii. Most coffee shops are local and carry it. Fair warning: it is hard to enjoy this extraordinary coffee and go back to your normal cup of joe; but worry not, most coffee is available for purchase.

Kona hotels

The hotels in Kona range from five-star luxury resorts to cozy huts on the beach. Prices run from as low as $90 a night all the way up to $900 for en-suite rooms with ocean views and every luxury on-site. The average price is typically about $130 per night, and the vast majority are usually located either on or right beside the beach.


While it can rain often on the other islands of Hawaii, it is rare that Kona gets showers (January tends to get the most rain). It has a tropical environment and essentially enjoys the same weather all year-round. During the day, the high average is usually mid to high 80s, and at night, the average is high 60s to low 70s. It can get a little windy at night from the ocean breeze, so bring layers if you're hoping for beach fires. June through October tend to be the hottest months, and the rest of the year is only slightly cooler by a few degrees.

Recently booked Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
10 hours ago 2 stars $106
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
14 hours ago 4 stars $191
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
17 hours ago 2 stars $96
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
17 hours ago 3 stars $145
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua - Kona
1 day ago 3 stars $182
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Kohala Coast - Waikoloa
1 day ago 4 stars $268
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Kailua - Kona
1 day ago 3 stars $222
Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort
Kailua - Kona
1 day ago 3 stars $155
Kona Coast Resort
2 days ago 3 stars $143
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
2 days ago 3 stars $165

Recently Rated Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
3.9 / 5
439 reviews
4 stars $191
Kona Coast Resort
4.2 / 5
131 reviews
3 stars $143
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
3.1 / 5
166 reviews
2 stars $96
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
3.8 / 5
439 reviews
3 stars $145
Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
3.6 / 5
10 reviews
3 stars $177
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua - Kona
4.0 / 5
139 reviews
3 stars $182
Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort
Kailua - Kona
3.9 / 5
73 reviews
3 stars $155
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
3.6 / 5
218 reviews
2 stars $106
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Kohala Coast - Waikoloa
4.6 / 5
82 reviews
4 stars $268
Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort
Kailua - Kona
3.1 / 5
85 reviews
2 stars $111

Featured Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

From $145

1 Royal Kona Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 439 reviews

75-5852 Alii Drive

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The Royal Kona Resort in Kona, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, sits on the tip of Kailua Bay, and its spacious rooms are located in three towers: the center Alii Tower, the south Lagoon Tower...

Passing through
Stayed here for one night as we were exploring the island. The property had it's heyday, but is now a bit outdated. The Kona area is beautiful, however there is a homeless population asking for...
Sep 26, 2015
From $143

2 Kona Coast Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 131 reviews

78-6842 Alii Drive

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Affordable paradise is within reach at the oceanfront Kona Coast Resort in Keauhou, just south of Kailua town. The low-rise one- and two-bedroom villas are equipped with a kitchen, washer/dryer and...

Met expectations
This resort met all of my expectations and the landscaping surrounding the area is beautiful. My unit came fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and plenty of room inside and a patio area to sit outside...
Oct 6, 2015
From $146

3 Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
4.5 / 5 72 reviews

78 Kaleiopapa St

Includes Free Tennis

Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village offers at-home living on the sunny Keauhou coastline, a short drive from Kailua-Kona. Guests can have fun in the six swimming pools and Jacuzzis, 11 tennis courts...

Family trip
All I can is our stay is great the kids enjoyed it so much....
Jul 19, 2015
From $127

4 Holiday Inn Express & Suites KAILUA-KONA

3 stars
5.0 / 5 6 reviews

75-146 Sarona Road

The City of Kailua-Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was chosen as the final home of King Kamehameha I and became the capital of Hawaii. The new Holiday Inn Express and Suites...

One night very comfortable stay for us
Very very spacious and nice hotel. We stayed here for one night to catch the flight next day. Before this we have stayed 5 nights in the Waikoloa village and 2 night near the volcano. This is the...
Jul 3, 2015
From $191

5 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

4 stars
3.9 / 5 439 reviews

78-128 Ehukai Street

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island, is a blend of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic Hawaiian aloha hospitality. Situated on the iconic lava rocks of...

Sheraton Kona Resort
The only complaint about our room was the low water pressure/temperature in the shower. Couldn't get very hot water. Other than that, great hotel & staff.
Oct 8, 2015
From $268

6 Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

4 stars
4.6 / 5 82 reviews

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive

Complimentary 4th Night +Daily Breakfast for Two

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is located on the Kohala Coast in the 3,200 Mauna Lani Resort. Ocean front Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is a tranquil resort with golf, tennis, spa, sports...

Another great stay
We were here a couple of months ago. Came back with our daughter. Another great experience.
Sep 23, 2015
From $96

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

2 stars
3.1 / 5 166 reviews

75-5739 Alii Drive

Includes Daily Continental Breakfast

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...

Peacefull Vacation
Location is great hotel could use upgrade, staff are very nice, the over all for our trip was nice just need more time to see everything.
Sep 26, 2015
From $106

8 Kona Seaside Hotel

2 stars
3.6 / 5 218 reviews

75-5646 Palani Road

Free Wi Fi

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,...

Great place for the money!
I would recommend Kona Seaside to everyone! Beautiful views and so close to downtown Kona you can walk there. Great staff.
Aug 21, 2015
From $222

9 Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

3 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

755722 Alii Drive

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Located just off the waterfront about a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, WyndhamVR Kona Hawaiian Resort offers the serenity and charm of Hawaii's yesteryear, with two-bedroom plantation bungalows...

Kona group trip
A good location to events in Kailua Kona without feeling in the middle of town and the hustle and bustle.
Sep 9, 2015
From $182

10 Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 139 reviews

75-5660 Palani Road

Rate includes breakfast

Enjoy Big Island aloha spirit in the heart of Kailua town at the landmark King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Rising just off the waterfront on famed Alii Drive, totally remodeled guest rooms offer...

Long Weekend Vacation
Hotel is on the water and close to lots of restaurants.
Sep 28, 2015
From $161

11 Kanaloa at Kona by Castle Resorts & Hotels

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

78-261 Manukai Street

Castle Deal - Save 25% Off

Your unique stay at Kanaloa at Kona begins on 17 acres of flourishing tropical landscape overlooking Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of King Kamehameha III, and the stunning Pacific Ocean. Our private...

From $155

12 Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort

3 stars
3.9 / 5 73 reviews

75-5888 Alii Drive

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An "under the radar" condo along Kailua-Kona's sunny beachfront, Castle Kona Reef makes Island living affordable for families and couples. With only 57 rooms on four floors, guests enjoy peace and...

Very Disappointed
The condo was not ready for guests when we arrived on 9/17. The poor experience started with a one hour window for check in ( 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ) The office was closed at 4:00 p.m. and after that...
Sep 28, 2015
From $111

13 Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort

2 stars
3.1 / 5 85 reviews

76-6246 Alii Drive

Castle Special - Save 20% Off

Enjoy a value-priced stay by the sea at Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort, with fully-equipped mountain and ocean view condo units that feel like an Island home. This resort offers studios to...

We enjoyed our stay but....
We thought the room was clean and the facilities were maintained, but we wished that they were more forthcoming with their description about what you received. First you have to go their FAQ page...
Sep 16, 2015
From $732

14 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

72 100 Ka Upulehu Drive

Rate includes resort credit

With the quality of service and opulence that has earned Four Seasons hotels worldwide renown, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu is no exception. This resort offers secluded...

wow what a property
never ceases to amaze me, family, food, atomsphere, staff, serivce, privacy, location. best places to stay. love this property
Mar 16, 2015
From $177

15 Wyndham Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

78-7190 Kaleiopapa St.

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Wyndham Mauna Loa Village offers at-home living on the sunny Keauhou, Kona coastline, a short drive from downtown Kailua-Kona. Set upon a manicured green landscape with six swimming pools and...

Great for the family
This place was wonderful! The room was spacious and homey....The entire family was comfortable! We had such a blast, we ended up staying an extra night! Close to the ocean and eateries/grocery...
Nov 14, 2014
From $165

16 Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger

3 stars
4.2 / 5 28 reviews

78-261 Manukai St

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Set on 16 acres of ruggedly beautiful Keauhou, Kona shoreline, Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger has the look and feel of an upscale oceanfront village. Each condo is a low-rise home unto...

From $180

17 Aston Kona by the Sea

3 stars
4.1 / 5 69 reviews

75-6106 Alii Dr.

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Hugging a secluded beach cove in Kailua-Kona, the Aston Kona by the Sea captures the romantic ruggedness of the Big Island. Located only two miles south from the center of town, the Aston Kona is...

Great Stay
Fantastic view of ocean. Grilled out at sunset one night - very relaxing. Full updated kitchen helped with costs. Also had washer/dryer. Rooms larger than we expected, very clean. When had problem...
Aug 8, 2015

18 The Kona Hawaiian Sort

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-5961 Alii Drive

Featuring an outdoor pool like you wouldnt believe, this Hawaiian resort sits comfortably in Kailua-Kona. Each spacious villa offers comforts such as air-conditioning, a private balcony and a...

19 Royal Sea Cliff

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-6040 Alii Drive

Royal Sea Cliff is perched on an ocean bluff with a dramatic view of the Pacific. This tropical resort has many amenities to add to your full island experience. Lush vegetation and breezy palm...

From $223

20 Kona Reef Resort by LaTour Hotels and Resorts

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-5888 Alii Drive

The Kona Reef Resort condominiums are conveniently located at the blue water's edge in scenic Kailua-Kona, a tropical paradise for those seeking nature in its purest form. If location is important,...