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Wonderful ocean views and a beautiful pool. There are no other amenities. Great staff and they respond right away to any concern. The location is great but restaurants are a pretty long walk away.. 15 minutes

In a good location and staff was great. The appliances and furniture are very old. The carpet wasn't put in properly, sticks up. Needs to be updated/ remodeled. Great views.

Spacious rooms, sofa beds really aren’t comfortable to sleep on but the beds are good. The salt pool is right next to the beach, in the early morning you can see sea life that was washed into the pool during the high tide, very exciting for the kids.

Great view and wonderful staff- we arrived earlier than check in after leaving a condo where we did not have a good experience and decided to leave. The staff at the Aston were so accommodating allowing us to leave our luggage and even groceries with them so we could still enjoy Kona and when our room was ready, they placed our luggage in the room and our groceries in the frig! We had cold drinks waiting for us when we returned. The view was awesome! Close to everything in Kona you would want to do. Will definitely stay here again!

The beach theme arrangement set above the rocky shoreline. The natural and man-made tide pools. The perfect vantage point to view the sunset.

We loved being right on the ocean and getting to watch and hear it all the time. We enjoyed how quiet and uncrowded this hotel was even though there were lots of people. Would definitely stay again!

Spacious condo with a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, washer and dryer, big comfortable bed, sofa bed, beautiful view of the ocean, nice property, affordable, better than a hotel at the same price.

Loved the room and loved the view! The staff was friendly snd helpful. The room was clean, no complaints at all. Would stay there again!

We stayed two nights here at the end of our trip and it was by far our favorite place out of the five we stayed. The view was awesome as was the salt water pool. We booked two tours through the concierge which were amazing too (Royal Kona luau and Dolphin Discoveries boat trip). Everyone was very accommodating. My son loved the PlayStation and free game rentals as well while I loved the full kitchen and washer and dryer!

This was more than beautiful. Coffee on the lanai to the crashing waves was a beautiful way to end a Hawaiian vacation. The hotel was clean staff were amazing and very helpful I will be visiting again the next time I'm on the big island

Our unit smelled like mildew, urine and fried fish. The kitchen floor, counter tops, and stove were covered in grease. In fact, the floor was dangerous to walk on it was so greasy. We bought our own Lysol wipes, because when we asked for room deodorizers, they didn't have any, but it wouldn't have mattered. The odor was way beyond anything a plug in could have taken care of. Someone did come to our room to spray something in our air conditioning unit. It didn't make any difference at all. We knew of three other guests that were having the same problems with their units, so we checked out after less than 24 hours. We were becoming physically ill with headaches and nausea.

This condo complex has a great location right on the beach. The ocean view room is really a partial view, so if you want a full view go for the ocean front room. Our room was updated and the bathrooms and kitchen were nice. The bed was comfy but the furniture in the living area is bare minimum and not very comfortable. The couch was a roll away, but we never ended up using it so I'm not sure it even had sheets. There were no extra blankets or pillows but they did give us some old blue pool towels. We couldn't get the DVD player to work but they did have a free DVD rental box, and the tv got just a few channels. The kitchen was equipped with the bare minimum as well, but enough to do simple cooking. The maid service is simple towel replenishment and making the bed. - don't expect them to wipe any surfaces or do anything in the kitchen. Our toilet was dirty when we got there but they cleaned it better the next day. We used the pool the first night but the water smelled so bad we didn't use it again. They deny any construction but they were doing the landscaping and repairing and one of the units was getting redone so they Had padding up in the elevator. We couldn't really hear any noise though, so it didn't disrupt our stay. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful. I think this place has potential but we were a little disappointed. The best part was the location right on the water and hearing the ocean and having that view on the lanai.

Great location in Kona. Away from the crowd, but close enough to be a short drive.

This hotel is very value to stay . Staff is very helpful. You need to find a restaurant for three meals. Will return again and recommend to friends. - Sue from Boston, USA

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 with sink it was fixed right away - left message with front desk since leaving early for Volcano and when we got back everything was done. Did not try to walk into town but if younger may have considered. Would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful getaway. Staff was awesome, location was great and rooms were clean! Will be back!

What a great group of employees, from the front desk, to housekeeping, to the security personnel, housekeeping, parking attendants: Every single employee went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

Staff was warm and helpful.. especially the front desk reception and housekeeping. Clean.. right on the water. Not too far into town or to beaches. Awkward walk to pool through parking garage.

We had such a wonderful time on our vacation and would highly recommend Aston Kona By The Sea, The waves were truly awesome to watch and we really enjoyed watching them at night as there were lights directed out to the ocean. Our flight didn't take off until 10:00 pm on the day of our check out and they let us still have access to restrooms and their grounds even providing towels for us after we checked out. The place was centrally located for the activities we planned

The room was comfortable with a great view. We saw whales and turtles from our balcony. The staff was helpful in planning our stay. The pool and hot tub very convenient.

75-6106 Alii Dr Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Magic Sands Beach is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aston Kona by the Sea while other popular attractions such as Kailua-Kona Wharf are within 3 miles (5 km). This 65-room, 3-star condo building has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

Each condo is individually decorated and features a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a balcony. A TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, a coffee maker, and a rice cooker.


Property features

Guests staying at Aston Kona by the Sea enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach condo building include conference space, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Room, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Ocean View

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Partial Ocean View (EXT)

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Aston Kona by the Sea

Everyone (8) Couples (32) Family (38) Friends (4) Other (1)
5
Partner Couples

Wonderful ocean views and a beautiful pool. There are no other amenities. Great staff and they respond right away to any concern. The location is great but restaurants are a pretty long walk away.. 15 minutes

By , from Utah on Mar 25, 2020

Review comment responded on May 5, 2020

Mahalo for staying with us. We hope to see you again!

4
Partner Couples

In a good location and staff was great. The appliances and furniture are very old. The carpet wasn't put in properly, sticks up. Needs to be updated/ remodeled. Great views.

By on Nov 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2019

We apologize for not meeting your expectations. Each unit is individually owned, they are all furnished differently. We appreciate your feedback, that way our Owners are notified about them too! We do offer a maintenance and housekeeping personnel on duty to fix any problem that may arise in the units. We hope you visit us again soon!

4
Family Family with small children

Spacious rooms, sofa beds really aren’t comfortable to sleep on but the beds are good. The salt pool is right next to the beach, in the early morning you can see sea life that was washed into the pool during the high tide, very exciting for the kids.

By on Sep 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2019

Aloha, Thank you for staying with us, each unit is individually owned, and feedback like this helps us and our owners! Please visit us again soon! The salt pool awaits.

5
Partner Couples

Great view and wonderful staff- we arrived earlier than check in after leaving a condo where we did not have a good experience and decided to leave. The staff at the Aston were so accommodating allowing us to leave our luggage and even groceries with them so we could still enjoy Kona and when our room was ready, they placed our luggage in the room and our groceries in the frig! We had cold drinks waiting for us when we returned. The view was awesome! Close to everything in Kona you would want to do. Will definitely stay here again!

By , from California on Sep 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2019

Mahalo Bree for you wonderful and detailed review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

4
Family

The beach theme arrangement set above the rocky shoreline. The natural and man-made tide pools. The perfect vantage point to view the sunset.

By , from Seattle, United States on Apr 19, 2019

Review comment responded on May 20, 2019

Aloha James! Mahalo for staying with us! We like being by the ocean along with the beach theme too! We pride ourselves on being next to the ocean with an amazing view every evening. We hope to see you again soon!

5
Everyone

We loved being right on the ocean and getting to watch and hear it all the time. We enjoyed how quiet and uncrowded this hotel was even though there were lots of people. Would definitely stay again!

By , from Bozeman, MT on Dec 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2018

Thank you so much Joy for staying with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please visit us again soon!

5
Everyone

Spacious condo with a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, washer and dryer, big comfortable bed, sofa bed, beautiful view of the ocean, nice property, affordable, better than a hotel at the same price.

By on Sep 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 26, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review! We are happy to hear you and your family has enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again soon. Mahalo

5

great room and view

Everyone

Loved the room and loved the view! The staff was friendly snd helpful. The room was clean, no complaints at all. Would stay there again!

By on Aug 7, 2018

5

highly recommend

Everyone
Sunset from the saltwater pool Salt water pool View from our balcony

We stayed two nights here at the end of our trip and it was by far our favorite place out of the five we stayed. The view was awesome as was the salt water pool. We booked two tours through the concierge which were amazing too (Royal Kona luau and Dolphin Discoveries boat trip). Everyone was very accommodating. My son loved the PlayStation and free game rentals as well while I loved the full kitchen and washer and dryer!

By , from Oregon on Sep 3, 2017

5

beautiful

Everyone
Paradise from private lanai

This was more than beautiful. Coffee on the lanai to the crashing waves was a beautiful way to end a Hawaiian vacation. The hotel was clean staff were amazing and very helpful I will be visiting again the next time I'm on the big island

By , from port orange fl on Mar 17, 2017

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