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Aston Kona by the Sea

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Excellent stay, staff was attentive to our needs. Rooms were first class and well kept up. Location was absolutely great. Our only issue was initial location of our room. We purchased an ocean front room and were placed in a room directly in front of the pool area which partially blocked the ocean. We made our case and were relocated to another room that was perfect. You may want to clarify with Aston what "ocean front" means. Otherwise, we will look forward to staying there again.

All was ready, even though we checked in an hour or so early. Unit was excellent. TV was poor to fair -- no HD or extra cable channels, but neither were a deal breaker. On the beach but not a swimming beach -- a disappointment. Close enough to restaurants but will equipped kitchen also. Concierge service was excellent and very helpful in getting to know the island and signing up for excursions. We would readily stay at this place again.

I loved the decor. The kitchen was well furished. Couldn't get any closier to the sea. Beautiful view! I didn't like the $80.00 amenty charge. I see know reason for it. I didn't like that I had to pay to print my boarding passes.

Good place to stay but I was hoping we would be able to get in the water from our hotel but there was not beach, just unsafe rocks and the little enclosure where it might have been safe did not always get filled with water. The fire alarm went off 2 nights in a row which disturbed our sleep but at least we knew it worked in case of a real fire!

75-6106 Alii Dr Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Magic Sands Beach is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aston Kona by the Sea while other popular attractions such as Hulihee Palace are within 3 miles (5 km). This 65-room, 3-star condo building welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.


Rooms

Each condo is air-conditioned and features a kitchen and a balcony, and there's space to spread out with a separate bedroom. A TV comes with cable channels and a video-game console, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, a coffee maker, and free local calls.


Property features

At Aston Kona by the Sea, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach condo building include conference space, free newspapers, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Room, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Aston Kona by the Sea

Everyone (8) Couples (29) Family (37) Friends (4) Other (1)
4
Families

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

1

you couldn't pay me to stay here again

Everyone

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.

By , from California on Sep 1, 2016

3

kona ocean view condo

Everyone

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.

By on Jul 26, 2016

5
Everyone

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

By on Jul 9, 2016

4

first time visiting big island with big children

Families

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

By on Jun 22, 2016