hotels with a view in Kalaoa, HI

1. Hilton Grand Vacations

About this hotel

A mile from Anaeho’omalu Beach, this relaxed all-suite hotel on lush grounds along a golf course is also less than a mile from marine life encounters at Dolphin Quest Hawaii and 19 miles from Kona International Airport.Warmly decorated 2-bedroom suites feature high-speed Internet access, flat-screen TVs and PlayStation consoles, plus balconies, kitchens, and living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites add golf course views.Parking is complimentary, as is a shuttle to the amenities at partner hotels. There’s also an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a putting green, as well as tennis courts, a bar, a BBQ area and a playground.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Waikōloa Petroglyph Reserve and the Waikoloa Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian B

Four stars because I have first world problems Obviously this place is beautiful I just think management is missing the small things that make it great Things like doors swinging the wrong way which makes it difficult to get luggage in and out

How about the fact that the sign at the pool says “poo” service? Where’s the missing L? Air conditioning is also weak The new buildings on the Kona side are absolutely a lower quality than the Kohala buildings Would I stay here again? Yes But come on Show me you actually care about your facility

Scott Moore

So far so good Like the fact that we don’t have to go back to the same spot year after year This was first time in big island

I would say this would not be good for kids Everything is on site and you take a shuttle around which was neat to all the shops This is definitely a different type of vacation compared to going to Honolulu The pace is a kotore slower and relaxed

2. Holualoa Inn (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725
  • Phone: (808) 324-1121
  • Ratings: 4.9 (186 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Holualoa Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Plantation-style B&B on 30 acres featuring luxe quarters, panoramic ocean views & full breakfasts.

About this hotel

Set on a lush 30-acre coffee estate, this luxe Polynesian-style B&B is 2.2 miles from historic Holualoa, 4.7 miles from White Sands Beach Park and 5.5 miles from Kailua-Kona.With ocean or garden views, all rooms and suites have free WiFi, sitting areas, ceiling fans and original artwork. Some have private balconies and hot tubs. A separate 1-bedroom cottage has a wraparound lanai, kitchen, living room and private entrance.Breakfast with fresh fruit is served daily in the dining room, and afternoon refreshments are also offered. Amenities include an ocean-view swimming pool, tropical gardens, a rooftop gazebo and a telescope.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 11 min drive to Honl’s Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Souad Christina

Absolutely in love with this place Peaceful, tranquil but close enough to everything and everywhere you’d want to explore We stayed in the Red Barn, which is HUGE and so private and self-contained with everything you need including its own parking, kitchen, terrace, and lounge

It’s like a very large and very beautiful studio apartment The rest of the property is simply stunning, with breathtaking views The breakfast is some of the best on the island (especially the banana pancakes!) and the staff are so kind and helpful Boutique luxury at its best Will definitely return

Frank Walter

My partner, and friends, love this Inn The setting is spectacular, set in the middle of a coffee farm, overlooking the ocean The service from the staff was great

We really enjoyed meeting them The rooms are beautiful and the public space is charming You could easily stay on the property the whole time and have a great trip We also enjoyed the delicious breakfasts and afternoon snacks We ordered dinner in one night and ate in the dining room Was a great experience Highly recommend!

Rebecca Yount

Such an incredible stay! The inn is more beautiful in person than in pictures, and I didn’t think that was possible Hosts are very aware of current safety precautions and uphold those to the greatest extent, but there is still a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere The beautiful breakfasts, amenities, concierge guidance, and daily afternoon baked treats could not have been better

You will be so glad you booked here!

3. Palace Tower at Waikōloa Resort

About this hotel

Overlooking Waiulua Bay, this upscale hotel on the 62-acre Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort is a mile from Anaeho’omalu Beach and 20 miles from Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.Relaxed rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, coffeemakers, and balconies with bay or golf course views. Some have pull-out sofas; suites add living rooms. Room service is offered.Resort amenities include multiple restaurants and bars, a spa and a gym, plus 3 outdoor pools, a lagoon beach and 2 golf courses. Water sports, boat rides, and a swimming with dolphins experience are available. A resort fee covers yoga, kids’ activities and Hawaiian culture classes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Dolphin Quest Hawaii – Swim with Dolphins and A-Bay
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned pools 13 times
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 12 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

R Templin

The rooms were clean, spacious and current We did not have an ocean view but we didn’t pay for one! Highlights would be watching the dolphins, sitting by the pool, friendly staff, thank you Annie This is focused on serving the guest families, pool areas were clean and neat with plenty of towels and sunning chairs for relaxing

Things to be aware of: daily charge for parking, overly pricey food You need a rental car

Emily Murphy

This place may be perfect for some, but we hated it the moment we arrived Check in area was crowded, parking was a nightmare, an employee tried to sell us on a time share, and the tram took longer than walking Also we were not loving the Japanese decor everywhere- we spent a lot of $ to come to Hawaii and enjoy the beauty of this culture! We’re checking out early and going back to the Outrigger

4. Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kohala Suites Waikoloa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from the golf course at Hilton Waikoloa Village, this upmarket all-suite hotel on lush tropical grounds is 2 miles from Anaeho’omalu Beach and 23 miles from Waimea-Kohala Airport.Chic 2-bedroom suites provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, DVD players and PlayStations. All have living rooms with sofabeds, plus kitchens, whirlpool tubs and private terraces (some with golf course views). Cribs are available on request.Parking is complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym, along with a tennis court, a playground, BBQ areas and a putting green. A resort fee covers a shuttle and access to Hilton Waikoloa Village amenities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and liked the kitchenettes
  • 11 min walk to Waikōloa Petroglyph Reserve
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “golf courses” 12 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • The pool has a water slide

Feedback From Real Customers

Lauri Mitchell

The grounds were gorgeous The staff was lovely The amenities were excellent

The bed was perfect for one of us and a little hard for the other The view of our garden from our patio was as beautiful as anything on the entire island I don’t know what’s wrong with the people who gave this place one star I think they must take negativity with them everywhere they go

Ralph Roe

Tremendous stay from the minute we arrived until we completed check-out Staff was friendly and professional and seemed to care that we were being taken care of The facility is magnificent

With the ability to use the other Hilton facilities, it opens up another opportunity to see more The two bedroom we stayed in was absolutely perfect for our stay Clean and fresh All appliances worked well and the washer/dryer is a blessing when staying a week Not sure when I will visit this site again because there are so many places still on our list, but this is definitely worth another relaxing visit About 20-25 minutes north of the Kona airport, the transit is easy So much to see within a couple hours of the Kohala Suites 1 1/2 hours to Hilo Less than an hour to Waimea and about 25 hours from Volcano National Park This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken

Lindsey Dillon

The resort itself is beautiful, staff is friendly and accommodating BUT our room was infested with roaches Like not a few an entire freaking army of them Roaches came out of the knobs on the stove, an entire family was living in the coffee pot, the bathroom had large and small roaches scurrying over the walls

I’ve stayed in many Hawaiian resorts and never seen as many roaches in the rooms as I have here Their solution was putting a few sticky traps, which did nothing

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5. Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This beachfront hotel is adjacent to Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark and a 4-minute walk from Hulihee Palace.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, in addition to balconies and minifridges. Upgraded rooms feature ocean views and pull-out sofas; suites add separate living areas.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and a waterfront picnic area. There’s a casual Hawaiian restaurant, a poolside American grill and bar, and a coffee shop. Amenities also include a business center and 16 meeting rooms, plus an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a spa (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Island Breeze Lū‘au – He ‘Ohana Kakou and Kamakahonu Beach
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned “submarines” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Jen Burke

We enjoyed the educational displays about Hawaiian history and culture The little shops on the first floor were so convenient! We tried the coffee and the shave ice place Rooms were fine

I booked the standard view and our rooms overlooked the tennis court and parking lot The location was nice for walking around town The little beach right outside the hotel was a good calm spot to practice our snorkel skills

Mary Perez

Location is good and easily able to walk to places to eat The coffee shop and shaved ice spot are good! The pool could be better kept and a server checking to see if anyone needed anything rather then having to go to the bar to request a drink/food The food a the grill by the pool wasn’t anything special and the drinks weren’t that great

Service was okayBiggest complaint, room only gets cleaned every 3 days Even though on the website it says daily cleaning They did not say this at check in, we had to ask why are room hadn’t been cleaned yet and that’s when we found out

Brady Timme

Way over priced for a view of the asphalt roof an parking lot Rooms were recently renovated, however it was down incredibly cheap

The bathrooms are tiny The food pricing is astronomical for what is at best, a golden corral buffet $100 for 2 to have breakfast? Come on The “free” beach chairs are a scam Kona boys beach gear only has maybe 20 chairs So if you’re not first there, you’re not getting a chair But you’ll still be charged the resort fee The parking is terrible You pay $22 a day for them to oversell the lot Multiple times we had to leave an just drive for a bit in hopes a spot was open when we got back again First night found blood on the towels Called the desk No towels were ever brought Had to go down an grab them This is an extremely expensive hotel that felt like a cheaply done motel The history in the area is amazing but there are much better hotels in the area for less The little beach access isn’t even worth it as half our visit it was filled with boats doing a regatta so you could not safely swim as they were constantly launching boats on the beach Everything about this hotel is over booking and charging an hoping the consumers don’t actually try to use all amenities they’re being charged for

6. Lilikoi Inn (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 75-5339 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725
  • Phone: (808) 333-5539
  • Ratings: 4.2 (42 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Lilikoi Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Unfussy quarters with private bathrooms in a homey B&B offering a lanai, a kitchen & a hot tub.

About this hotel

Set on 3 hillside acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this homey B&B is 7 miles from Hulihe‘e Palace and 11 miles from Kona International Airport.The 4 unfussy rooms are individually decorated and feature cable TV, Wi-Fi access and exterior doors, as well as private bathrooms. Some offer ocean views, and/or direct access to a garden or a shared lanai. A suite adds a terrace, a separate shower and free-standing tub.Breakfast is served on a lanai with ocean views; dinner and picnic lunches are also available. Other amenities include a hot tub, a kitchen and guest laundry facilities, plus 2 lounge areas. Children age 8 and over are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 15 min drive to Honokōhau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Lori Johnson

What a very lucky find My husband and I spent two glorious nights at Lilikoi Inn Our hosts Shai and Trina were warm and welcoming

Shai is an amazing chef who made us amazing breakfasts He gives great advice on what to do while in Kona We followed his directions to a tee and we were thrilled with our itinerary ! Our room was beautiful, clean homey and delightful We will return

Kathy Boegl

It has taken me 3 1/2 years to pluck up the courage to write this review I saw how other reviewers were eviscerated by the woman owner Let me just state the facts: 1)

Long steep driveway, high up on the side of the mountain The front end of the car rental would scrape a little getting to the location 2) Parking space is dirt area with large rocks 3) Approach into house is via a filthy porch with dirty toys and sleeping dog 3) Room was not exceptionally clean 4) Could not sleep because room was very hot due to no air conditioning Our room faced the communal patio area where we could hear every conversation and other guests walking by 5) Communal cooking area for guests was BEYOND disgusting Old pots & pans, dirty refrigerator, full of clutter, etc 6) My husband accidentally wore his flip flops into the dirty communal cooking area and was scolded like a 5 year old to take off his shoes I’m sorry, but flip flops weren’t going to hurt the already filthy room 7) Good breakfast served at communal tables on patio Everything in this area (seating, table) was covered in dust We left after one night The male owner is kind and chatty Would never recommend this B&B

América López

Shai and Trina, the wonderful innkeepers, made us feel at home They were extremely accommodating and flexible Rooms are super clean and the whole property is beautiful with ocean views

And the breakfast! Wow! I was amazed at the variety of flavors and colors of my plates, yes plates There’s a first and second course, so be ready for it!Shai y Trina son super amables y harán lo posible por que su estancia sea lo más placentera posibleLos cuartos son muy cómodos y limpios y la terraza tiene vista al marDelicioso desayuno preparado por Shai!

7. Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary, oceanfront condo hotel is 1.7 miles from Hulihee Palace royal museum, 3.3 miles from Kahaluu Beach Park and 3.6 miles from Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area.Airy 1- and 2-bedroom condos have TVs with cable channels, plus DVD players, pull-out sofas and ceiling fans. They also have full kitchens and balconies, some with ocean views.Amenities include 2 outdoor pools and a hot tub, plus a tennis court and BBQ area. There are also organized kid’s activities, as well as complimentary parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 13 min walk to Honl’s Beach
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “the sunset”, mentioned 30 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 18 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

jessie sponberg

this place is great man 😁 find the pool that points at the ocean that was nice

clean airy walking distance to the cool stuff on Ali’ibut the whole reason I was excited to write this review is because the desk clerk saved my butt by printing something important for me and I’m almost certain she stayed late to do it for me because it took me a bit of time to compose it random I know but sincere I would love to stay here again

Nancy Macedo

Stayed for 12 nights for our vacation Pros: parking included, 2 types of pools and hot tub (which you will need after hikes), very quite given there were lots of people around, bbqs for use, friendly staff, comes with washer/dryer and full kitchenCons: it’s not cheap, heard of complaints of being out dated but my unit was just updated and looked fantastic, cleaning fee which I knew about before booking and agreed

Overall would return It was fairly close to everything we needed I felt safe – there is night security on the property Given the length of our trip, washer and dryer were really helpful I was charged an unknown fee while we stayed there and questioned it immediately There was no explanation and it was reserved As always, keep an eye on all your credit cards (regardless of vacation or everyday use) Customer service for that was excellent

Joe Masserini

The view is amazing with oceanside pools and breathtaking sunsets The pools themselves were nice with a small hot tub near the Quiet Pool and reasonable lounge chair availability The public propane grills were convenient when we wanted to eat in and the hotel has a tropical ambience the way they designed the interior of the structure (rooms open to the outdoors, trees and a stream / little waterfall help set the mood)

The beds were super comfortable The only problem was we had a bit of a gnat issue in our otherwise pleasant two-bedroom room The front desk sent someone to spray almost immediately and it helped for a while but they have to root out the nest or somethingThe resort itself is close to all sorts of activities and restaurants and the island, while big, was small enough for us to easily take day trips to the other side We didn’t walk anywhere but you could; the road has a bike / walking strip and crossing areas Easy proximity to a grocery store and a Walmart made purchasing forgotten items and food a breeze Parking under the resort got a little quirky since many of the spaces are reserved for full-time residents but that wasn’t anything more than a mild inconvenienceThis was a solid four-star stay

8. Royal Kona Resort (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 75-5852 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Phone: (808) 329-3111
  • Ratings: 4.1 (4913 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Royal Kona Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back oceanside lodging with a private beach & a saltwater lagoon, plus a spa, a pool & dining.

About this hotel

Set in 3 oceanfront buildings, this casual resort is 5 miles from Honokōhau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park and a 12-minute walk from Hulihee Palace.Laid-back rooms with tropical accents feature private balconies (many with sea or mountain views), TVs and minifridges, and Wi-Fi is available (fee). Suites add separate living areas, and some offer wraparound balconies.Amenities include a private beach, a saltwater lagoon, and an oceanfront outdoor pool, as well as a spa, a fitness center and 4 tennis courts. There’s also a tiki-inspired restaurant, an open-air bar and a lounge. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Kona Farmers Market and the Hulihee Palace
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Mai Tai” 92 times
  • Guests praised the lobby

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle Hayes

Nice, unexpected surprise, but the check-in process was a complete disaster Short-staffed front desk made the wait incredibly long even at off hours The staff member who finally waited on us, however, was extremely efficient

I only booked one night to be close to the airport for an early morning flight but I wish it had been a longer stay The bar area and restaurant is right on the water but not all seats have an ocean view The pool area looked great The room was updated and the bed was very comfortable I’d definitely return if I’m ever back on the island


Nice older property Renovated rooms are better than average Comfortable King bed

Daily housekeeping, which is a rarity these days, was a welcome perk and kept things nice and clean The luau was fun Beautiful location on the shore, but no beach, just lava rocks Downtown has it’s seedy areas and problems If you’re coming to the big island, this is a solid choice for a decent price, but I’d recommend you skip the big island altogether Outside of the volcano, there is little draw and the smaller islands are nicer

Stephany Vargas

Great place over all! Always kept the room clean and refilled Very nice pool, but absolutely loved the ocean pool! We also loved the refillable water bottle station The sliding doors were very loud, it was a good way to wake each other up 😂 The view was definitely the best

Everything was conveniently at walking distance, like beaches, shops, and restaurants All good places They offer a lot! (Took these epic pics at the hotel)

9. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set amid tropical greenery, this refined beachfront resort is 4 miles from Kekaha Kai State Park and 8 miles from Kona International Airport.Chic rooms and suites come with patios or balconies, as well as espresso machines, soaking tubs and flat-screens. Upgraded suites add separate living rooms. There are also 1- and 2-bedroom villas, some offering private pools. Some quarters feature ocean views. Wi-Fi is free, and room service is available.Parking is complimentary. There are 7 pools, 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Other amenities include a spa, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and a fitness center, plus a business center and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • 4 min drive to Kukio Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 30 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Bri R

A truly amazing resort with the most attentive and kind staff This property is one of the most stunning resorts I have been too Offering 4 different pools, 5 different restaurants, and oceanfront access you have everything you need here

Our hotel room was spacious, beautifully designed, clean, and best of all… one of the most comfy beds I’ve ever slept in! Cannot recommend this establishment more

Vivienne Doyle

My husband and I just stayed here for our honeymoon and it was everything we wanted and more! Our room was excellent and the resort itself is amazing Our room had complimentary champagne and goodies and there was a card congratulating us Everything you need/want is on the resort from activities to dining

The staff was beyond compare Literally every single person we came into contact with was helpful and extremely polite and somehow all the servers and the like remembered us by name despite seeing hundreds of people a day We also recommend getting their detoxifying mud & volcanic clay application, it was our favorite!


My wife and I booked for five nights I’m a hot sleeper, and so without a cooling mattress pad, I cannot sleep well unless the bedroom is at or below 63 degrees F I was told by hotel staff that their A/C system in their rooms could provide this

But after the first night it was clear the “coolest” their system could reach was 69 degrees Even with the ceiling fan on and covered with only a sheet, I literally woke up dripping sweat It was miserableThe front desk suggested, of course, that I talk to engineering And, of course, the engineer told me – in the most disdainful manner that I have ever been spoken to by anyone – that they would have to change the systems of the entire resort in order to change mine, implying that was clearly out of the questionThe bed was also extremely soft, so much so that my back went out I asked them twice the 2nd day if they could provide a firmer mattress, which they twice refused After desperately asking a third time, they agreed but the replacement was so hard it was actually painful to sleep on, since I’m a side sleeperI also dropped off two silk shirts the morning after I arrived for their “24 hour” dry cleaning service After 34+ hours later had to call to ask why the shirts had not been returned When they were finally returned, my black shirt had visible white spots on it (soap?), some of which I rinsed out in the sink and hand-dried with the hair dryer When I got tired of that I called housekeeping and asked why my shirts were returned with spots on them I was told, dismissively, that there were no spots on them So, apparently, both my wife and I were hallucinatingAfter two nights I asked to check out early, in order to end this torture session I was told that I would have to pay a penalty fee!Keep in mind that we were paying several thousand dollars a night for this place Service this bad is simply not worth that price In fact it’s not worth any priceWe won’t be returning

10. Kona Seaside Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Phone: (808) 329-2455
  • Ratings: 4.0 (747 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Kona Seaside Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Standard family-run hotel with low-key rooms, plus a pool, dining & laundry facilities.

About this hotel

Overlooking Kailua Bay and within an 11-minute walk of Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, this low-key, tropical-style hotel has been family-run since the 1950s.Airy, colorful rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, private balconies, minifridges and coffeemakers. Deluxe rooms add ocean views, and some rates include breakfast.The hotel restaurant serves local Hawaiian fare. There is also an outdoor pool within the property’s tropical gardens, plus guest laundry facilities and a business center. On-site parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Island Breeze Lū‘au – He ‘Ohana Kakou and Kamakahonu Beach
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 19 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


I stayed at Kona Sea Side Hotel for two nights The room was clean, the king bed was comfortable and the AC was cold I got the best sleep in a long time! The staff was pleasant and the location can not be beat

I really did not need a car for the two night stay There’s a great beach suitable for kids and elderly within a two minute walk I would stay here again!

Susan Daddow

The room was freshly decorated and the air conditioner worked great! The grounds are beautiful! Only three stars because there is no closet or dresser – they have a free standing unit to hang your clothes but my maxi dress/ moo moo hit the floor Also the bathroom counter is sloped so everything round kept rolling off There is a foam mattress on a platform bed in the room we stayed in that is a shin killer! The bed platform sticks out beyond the mattress so we both hit our ankles and shins! Be aware if you stay in the garden area like we did, there is no elevator so you’re hauling your luggage up and down stairs

But the biggest annoyance we had is there is no fan in the bathroom It has a great location though and the staff all had the aloha spirit!

Canli Mertz

The hotel is away from the the ocean so there is no ocean view from the second floor It has basic necessities like a small refrigerator and writing desk There are no USB ports, so bring a charger adapter

The beds are very small, possibly fulls, not queens The A/C is nice but it’s in an odd spot You can have cool air but not a dark room It does its job as a place to sleep and it has old school appeal but if you’re looking for more, look elsewhere

11. Kona Reef Resort (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 75-5888 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Phone: (808) 331-2925
  • Ratings: 4.3 (292 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Kona Reef Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bright suites with full kitchens in an oceanfront hotel with 2 pools, a hot tub & a BBQ area.

About this hotel

Set on a bluff overlooking Kahului Bay, this unpretentious oceanfront hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Hulihee Palace museum and 3 miles from Magic Sands Beach Park.Bright, 1-bedroom suites with island-themed decor feature full kitchens and living rooms (some with pull-out sofas), as well as Wi-Fi (fee), TVs and DVD players. Some have furnished balconies.There’s an outdoor pool flanked by an ocean-view sundeck offering a hot tub and sunloungers. There’s also a tidal pool, and a pavilion with BBQ facilities. Parking is free, and pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Honl’s Beach and the Voyagers of the Pacific Lū‘au
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 33 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 10 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jake Larsen

Just recently stayed here for my honeymoon for 11 days and 10 nights The women at the office were very nice The room was absolutely great

Stocked with everything needed and the view from the balcony was absolutely beautiful The pool and hot tub was always kept clean and being so close to Honl’s beach was awesome Its located right on the strip with all the best restaurants, bars and shopping plazas in Kona Highly recommend anyone staying here and I can’t wait to come back!!!!


Our trip this year was to go to Kona for our honeymoon and we ended up staying at the Kona Reef Resort in A4 Every morning we were waking nicely by the sound of crashing waves outside our patio and every evening we got to enjoy a beautiful sunset The place is located very close to town in walking distance and buy many wonderful restaurants When we come back to the island we would always request this room and of course this resort

One of the best experiences of our lives

Jeffrey Watts

I have rented my friends room a couple times and never felt so awkward in my entire life as indirectly at the pool people who work on the complex made subliminal messages making me feel uncomfortable and one of them thought they were being sneaky by questioning my children They then felt uncomfortable to even swim and my children do not ever act in a way we felt today! I love the views I love the room I rent but I felt very uncomfortable I will not take this down as no one should ever have to feel this way

12. Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upmarket oceanfront resort is a 12-minute walk from The Shops at Mauna Lani open-air mall.The airy, tropical-inspired rooms feature private lanais (many with sea views), plus flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minifridges. Suites add separate living areas, and bungalows provide kitchens, private pools and hot tubs. A daily resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi.Complimentary activities include hula and ukulele lessons. The hotel offers 2 championship golf courses, a luxe spa, and a fitness center with a lap pool, as well as an oceanfront restaurant and a relaxed bar/grill. Bikes, canoes, kayaks and surfboards are available to hire.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 11 min walk to Kalahuipua’a Historic Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the oceanfront restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the sea views

Feedback From Real Customers

kamran shahabi

This resort is excellent, from the top down From the moment you arrive, the staff and management makes sure you have the entire Hawaiian experience We were greeted with leis and Hawaiian drinks at valet, walked to the front desk and seamlessly checked in

William Apa, one of the resort managers that happened to be at the front desk, also took the time to walk us to our room and showed us the various facilities Our ocean front room was exceptional The room is very clean and everything is brand new and renovated It didn’t lack a single thing The bathroom supplies are perfect, and the outdoor patio area is amazing The pool and staff are also incredible The pools are beautiful, well kept and clean They have great outdoor games like corn hole, and plenty of equipment to enjoy the day (snorkels, footballs, etc) We didn’t bring our 3 young kids, but it’s certainly a kid-friendly hotel Their food is also far-above average and exceptional Often times resorts lack in their food quality, but not this resort The Canoe House is one of the best restaurants in the world – and we’ve visited numerous throughout the world The room service and other restaurants and bars are also fantastic Overall, this place can’t get much better!

Jessica Rodriguez

I stayed at the Mauna Lani Resort for a week The staff is incredibly polite, housekeeping was wonderful, and food was delicious The sunrise canoe experience was amazing, highly recommend! The guys at the surf shack were very informative and well knowledgeable in the Hawaiian culture and history

We had an unfortunate event happen to us where there was some flooding that occurred in our room due to heavy rain the day before we left Some of our personal items got ruined and all of our newly bought items as well Matt – with management, and his team, was quick to rectify the situation and went above and beyond our expectations Although the incident was upsetting, Matt made sure to take care of us so the rest of our stay was enjoyable To be quite honest, the flooding incident doesn’t even cross our minds due to the fact that the issue was resolved in its entirety It was as if it never happened Great all around experience and exceptional customer service!!! If we ever stay again on the big island, we will be coming here

Marcin Wilczak

What a great experience, the entire facility looks upgraded even though they might be working on some aspects The view from the oceanfront rooms was perfect, they were really able to take 70’s architecture and make it modern The open, shaded space of the hotel is just extraordinary, all the private spaces to sit at, all the couches, hammocks spread around the space with perfect mix of palms and other plants just creates a paradise feel

The outdoor gym was a plus Almost entirety of the hotel is outdoors, an open space under a huge lanai, which doesn’t require having a mask Restaurant breakfast was outdoors and it was delicious The oceanfront cabanas were underutilized but are amazing, for $375 you can get the cabanas afternoon which come with beer, lotions, two drinks from alcohol menu and two appetizers It’s $450 the entire day

13. Mango Sunset BnB Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farms (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on an organic coffee farm at an elevation of 2,100 ft., this family-run B&B is 5.5 miles from Kona International Airport and 8.3 miles from Honua’ula Forest Reserve.Featuring decor inspired by the Hawaiian islands, the 4 low-key, brightly decorated rooms have sliding glass doors that open onto the B&B’s lanai (porch). All rooms also feature bamboo floors and ceiling fans. Most have en suite bathrooms.Amenities include the use of a guest computer with Wi-Fi, and full hot breakfast served in an ocean-view gazebo. There’s also a communal kitchenette and an outdoor BBQ area, plus laundry facilities and a library.

Things You Need to Know

  • 12 min drive to Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
  • 15 min drive to Kona International Airport
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

gloria Wood

We are truly enjoying a tranquility that you can’t get at any resort Peaceful with a fabulous view of the ocean The sunsets here are gorgeous

The hosts (owners) are such lovely people We have enjoyed visiting with them and learned so much about the area, climate, etc and of course Kona coffee Fresh fruits and veggies with breakfast every day

Ray Guns

Wonderful little bnb with a terrific view down the hill to Kona The breakfast was delicious, and the owners were extremely helpful and interesting The room was kind of small, but there’s a LOT of common space that all the guests can use, including the delightful outdoor breakfast balcony area with the best view in the whole placeThe wi fi is not great, but there is a TV with satellite, a refrigerator to store stuff, a washing machine for any dirty clothes, and a kitchenette if you want to make your own food

There’s also a couple of SUPER friendly and adorable animals that tend to follow around the proprietors (Abbey the dog and Inky the cat were the most social ones), and since I’m an animal lover, that’s a big plus to me 😸🐶, but it probably is worth mentioning that they’re not allowed inside/on any of the furniture, in consideration of potentially allergic guestsThe location is pretty out of the main Kona area, but not too long of a drive (though a bit hard to find, so be sure to pay attention and use your GPS to get you there), and it’s worth it to stay somewhere this pleasant

14. Kona Tiki Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 75-5968 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Phone: (808) 329-1425
  • Ratings: 4.4 (112 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Kona Tiki Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Low-key option offering simple rooms with oceanfront lanais, plus an outdoor pool & a lava rock BBQ.

About this hotel

Located 1.3 miles from Kailua Village, this laid-back hotel is adjacent to Kahului Bay.The straightforward, oceanfront rooms are decorated in tropical style and feature private lanais, free WiFi and minifridges. Upgraded rooms have kitchenettes. Rooms have neither TVs nor phones.Parking is available and guests are welcome to use the property’s ocean-facing lava rock BBQ. The outdoor freshwater pool has views of the water and is surrounded by sun loungers and shaded tables.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • The rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers
  • Walking distance to Honl’s Beach and the Voyagers of the Pacific Lū‘au
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 24 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

mary evans

Incredible location, great accommodations, lovely staff, appropriate rates Their communication and understanding is very much appreciated as this started as a trip scheduled for March 2020 ( which didn’t happen) but ended up working out for Feb 2022 We were specifically looking for an independently owned business and could not have been more satisfied with our stay

Will definitely look to them first when we return to the Big Island 🙂

Jenn Stonehouse

We had a lovely time at the Kona Tiki Hotel, extremely clean and comfortable, and Karen was absolutely so helpful with our needs The first day we arrived later than anticipated and we had to go directly to our planned adventure, which led us to needing to know where to go for food Karen was only a text away with recommendations! I will give them a five but I would like to give them a 10! Thank you karen!

Mike Patton

I ❤️ this hotel Small, cool, directly on ocean with soothing surf sound all night long Sunsets are free

I slept the best I have ever slept on a wonderful cloudlike mattress and pillows The shower was nice with pebbled floor and slate There was a kitchenette with two counters, sink, fridge, microwave, plates and cups, etc The owners, Karen & Eddy are on-site and very helpful We could walk to the Kona restaurants easily Amazing experience and will book here again

15. Hilton Waikoloa Village (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 62 acres along the Kohala Coast, this sprawling tropical resort hotel features a tram system around the site.Upscale rooms offer private balconies and custom-designed beds, plus minifridges, flat-screen TVs and WiFi. Suites add separate living areas.There are numerous restaurants and lounges, a spa and fitness center, 3 pools, 8 tennis courts and 2 championship golf courses. Other amenities include a black sand beach, a swimming lagoon with green sea turtles, kayaking, paddle boating and a dolphin encounter experience. There are also 235, 000 sq ft of meeting space and a kids’ activity program. A daily resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min walk to Dolphin Quest Hawaii – Swim with Dolphins
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “the lagoon” 400 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Chryssa Jones

Wonderful resort with so much to do! Wish we had more time to spend here Will definitely return Snorkeling in the lagoon was great; even with poor visibility there was still plenty of fish and turtles to see, and you can swim under the bridge out to the open ocean or access the beach directly if you prefer, or swim in one of several pools and enjoy the water slides

There’s a train and boats to get you around the property, but don’t miss the covered, curated art walk that runs the entire length, and the meandering outdoor walking paths offer plenty to discover as well Views are amazing, pools are beautiful, the dolphins are great, the scenery is breathtaking Food from the different restaurants on property was delicious but unsurprisingly overpriced Front desk staff extremely helpful Took off 1 star because there were several areas needing repairs and upkeep, the conflicts in decor and aesthetic were odd, and apparently some names of buildings had changed but not all the signs were updated with the new names, so I overheard some confusion from other guests about what was where Everything else was so amazing that it’s easy to overlook the issues Looking forward to our next visit

Jeanette Oliveira

The resort is nice if you want to be confined to just that area It has a rail system that is not worth the wait to get where you need to go Old and slow

The rooms were so old and dated Carpets are just gross! Sandy and dirty The $60000 a night price was not worth the price The food that we had was so overpriced for something inedible They trap you in this resort, making it so far to your car you are discouraged to leave, so you are forced to pay extremely high prices to eat The grounds are well cared for and the lagoon area and swimming pool are great for family’s with children As someone who lives here, you would be better off buying a day pass to use the facilities and stay somewhere else Making it easier to enjoy local eateries and beaches It will be a much better experience and better on your wallet

Lynn Albrecht

The rooms were clean, pretty much standard, the birds in the atrium will wake you up every morning The food at the lagoon grill was great The luau I’d have to give it an average

The location of this resort is fantastic It’s right on the ocean It’s beautiful Overall I’d have to give it a 10 The people are great, friendly, helpful The food and items There are overpriced If you leave the resort and go into town, you’ll get food much cheaper and your items much cheaper Again overall I would go back

16. Hali’i Kai at Waikōloa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Waikoloa Beach, this relaxed resort is also 1.7 miles from Lava Lava Beach Club and 8 miles from Paniolo Greens Resort.The tropical-style 1-to 3-bedroom villas provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, and full kitchens with washer-dryers. They also offer private lanais with ocean or garden views. Minimum-stay rules may apply.Amenities include an outdoor pool with a hot tub and kids’ splash pool, an exercise room, and a casual bar and grill. Access to Waikoloa golf course is also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 12 min walk to Dolphin Quest Hawaii – Swim with Dolphins
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 27 times
  • Guests liked “the sunset”, mentioned 13 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the pool
  • Guests praised the casual bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Luke Toenjes

We stayed at a condo here for two weeks and it was amazing The condo was the perfect size Three bedrooms to accommodate everyone in our family comfortably

The grounds are very well groomed and maintained The Beach Club (pool & restaurant) are excellent The pool is good for all ages, especially young children The views are awesome too with spectacular sunsets each night The restaurant serves phenomenal food as well We’ll definitely look to come back to the resort sometime again

Ariel Jones

Came here with a big group There was about 20 of us 15 adults and 5 kids We had a blast! The rooms were amazing, staff was super friendly, and you could walk to Queen’s and Kings Village

(15 miles one way) whenever we were on the property and not exploring the island we were usually hanging by the pool/bar My husband, brother, and dad golfed 3 times on the course Their favorite of the 3 were beach and Kings Only thing I would change is to have a beach we could visit on site Other than that it’s a perfect spot to vacation at

Channing McCabe

We came here to visit some friends and had a really delicious lunch The service was great and the food was absolutely incredible We were expecting some pretty subpar burgers and food but the burgers were great

The tacos had fresh fish The fried green beans were absolutely incredible The shrimp was seasoned so perfectly with a little kick but not too spicy and the salads were fresh and decadent If you’re in this area, I would highly recommend stopping by for a meal and the views were beyond amazing!

17. Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings’ Land Waikoloa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a sprawling, palm tree-lined property next to a golf course, this upscale resort is 2 miles from Anaeho’omalu Beach.Polished accommodations range from studios to 2-bedroom apartments. All come with lanais, Wi-Fi, kitchens and washer/dryers, plus separate living areas with pull-out sofas and flat-screens. Some have free-standing tubs.There’s a relaxed bistro and a lounge, plus an outdoor bar. Five outdoor pools feature waterfalls or water slides. Other amenities include a fitness room, table tennis and arcade games, plus weekly hula performances and kids’ activities. There’s also a gift shop, a convenience store and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to A-Bay
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “golf courses” 56 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has treadmills
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Caitlin Kingsbury/Dunlap

The location is great The staff is awesome It needs to be cleaned better prior to the stay and repairs need done to the appliances

Lighting is poor in the pool making it a bit dangerous for elderly and children They have free roaming cats and goats right outside the rooms that my kids LOVED The animals stayed far away so they didn’t bother us and we didn’t need to worry about Allergies but it was fun to watch them from far away The space itself was a nice size though and if we were guaranteed the repairs were made and the room was cleaned up better we would go back

kyle gable

If you have kids and are debating between this and Hilton Waikoloa Village (like we were), pick Kings Land 100%!!!!! The regular Hilton is WAY too big and the pools aren’t as nice (and you still get access to them staying at Kings Land) The Kings Land pools and slides are SO fun (their website doesn’t do them justice – there are multiple slides and pools!) Having a suite with full kitchen, washer/dryer, etc with kids is unbeatable! Driving/parking access is so convenient

Your own Lanai! Staff are incredibly friendly The whole resort is beautiful and well thought out The only issue we had was that the bigger slides were closed for most of our stay due to high winds which was a total bummer cause they are so fun (and we thought they could have had a better system to still have the lifeguard on stand and open the slides) – they did eventually send a manager to operate them and open them on our last day even in the wind which we were thankful for Otherwise everything was absolutely fantastic and we will be back! Highly recommend!

Angeline Bernier

The staff was kind friendly and inviting The hotel room was beautiful and immaculate Toilet paper was brought up promptly

There was so many activities for everyone to participate in No drinking and driving on this property, because they provide shuttles! We missed our shuttle and they promptly directed me where to go and sent a shuttle for me afterhours! Definitely worth the money you pay Would absolutely recommend to others and would stay again For budgeting people with children, there’s tons of activities for children and adults alike They also have a safe beach area The authentic performers and music were amazing sets a great tone for newcomers visiting the beautiful Big Island

18. Kona Bed and Breakfast

About this hotel

Offering ocean views from its perch on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai, this low-key B&B is 8 miles from Kona International Airport and 3 miles from Kailua-Kona.There are 2 casual suites: a stand alone 1-bedroom option and a 2-bedroom unit attached to the main house with a private entrance. Both have private bathrooms, TVs and free WiFi. The 1-bedroom unit has a minifridge and microwave; free continental breakfast is served daily on its lanai. The 2-bedroom suite, which sleeps up to 4, adds a deck, hot tub, living area and full kitchen (stocked with breakfast items).Parking is available on the lawn. A 3-night minimum stay is required.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Honokōhau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
  • 16 min drive to Kona International Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Sebastian Becher

We (2 adults and one child) were here 4 times and planing to visit this B&B again in 2018 The plumeria suite has 2 great bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with shower The parent bedroom and terrace has a beautiful view to the ocean

You can harvest fresh bananas, mangos and pineapples, if they are ripe The hosts Tracy and Peter are the best we know Very friendly at every time, good tips for activities and restaurants on the island and we had also lot of fun together This B&B is perfect for families It is also not so far to downtown of kona (5-10 Minutes)

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