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Kailua-Kona Hawaii Accommodations

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The Kailua-Kona center point is approximately the area of Kailua-Kona Wharf.

Traveling the landscape surrounding Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is an experience of exotic extremes, from the hot lava fields of Volcano National Park to the tidal pools and reefs that ring the western shore. Here, you can smell the Kona coffee in Hawaiian coffee country, snorkel with manta rays under the moonlight, or imbibe in a mai-tai and watch the sunset over the palm trees. Whatever your Hawaiian fantasy, you can make it a reality in Kailua-Kona, which is located on the West Coast of Hawaii Island, also known as the Big Island. More from this guide...

Kailua-Kona Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
75 5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 145 rooms
  • Terrific location
  • Shower can be a problem
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel : 75 5660 Palani Rd.
75 5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kona Seaside Hotel
75 5646 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Low Cost Oceanfront property
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Friendly service
  • Housekeeping is satisfactory
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua Kona in Kona
75 146 Sarona Rd., Kona, HI 96740 ~0.31 miles east of Kailua-Kona
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kona Islander Inn Hotel
75 5776 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Royal Kona Resort - Kona
75 5852 Alii Dr., Kona, HI 96740 ~0.79 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Most guests said the recreation staff was great
  • Affordable beverage prices
Castle Kona Reef a Condominium Resort - Kailua-Kona
75 5888 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Mid-scale property
  • 129 rooms in property
Castle Kona Reef - San Diego
407 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 ~0.86 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona
  • Three Star property
  • 44 suites in hotel
Kona Hawaiian Resort in Kailua-Kona
75 5961 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • 3-star Oceanfront property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Sea Village Resort
75 5992 Alii Dr., Hawaiihawaii, HI 96740 ~1.37 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff
75 6040 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 63 rooms in hotel
  • No restaurant at the hotel
  • Good location
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Aston Kona by The Sea - Kailua Kona
75 6106 Alii Dr., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 ~1.85 miles south of Kailua-Kona
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 16:00
Castle Kona Bali Kai a Condominium Resort
76 6246 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Four-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 66 sleeping rooms in hotel
Holualoa Inn in Holualoa
76 5932 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725 ~3.32 miles east of Kailua-Kona
  • Luxurious Five Star Mountain property
  • 3 floors in property
The Kona Sugar Shack : 77 6483 Alii Dr.
77 6483 Alii Dr., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 ~3.60 miles southeast of Kailua-Kona
  • Four star property
Kona Coast Resort : 78 6842 Alii Dr.
78 6842 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Expensive Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Beach sports facilities are great, according to 99%
  • Most guests said the wifi quality was bad
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
78 261 Manukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • 3 star Golf Course property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay : 78 128 Ehukai St.
78 128 Ehukai St., Kona, HI 96740 ~5.96 miles south of Kailua-Kona
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village in Kailua-Kona
78 7190 Kaleiopapa St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 73 suites in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua Kona
72 100 Kaupuluehu Dr., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 ~12.18 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • Luxurious Five Star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Friendly atmosphere and great views
  • Great gym
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club in Waikoloa
69 275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, HI 96738 ~20.47 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Aston Shores at Waikoloa
69 1035 Keana Pl, Waikoloa, HI 96738 ~20.70 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • 3-star Resort property
  • 87 rooms in property
  • Beach nearby
  • For only 60%, the noise level was all right
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Waikoloa Village - Waikoloa
69 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, HI 96738 ~20.90 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • Luxury Five Star Resort hotel
  • 8 floors in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations - Waikoloa
69 550 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, HI 96738 ~21.06 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • 4-star hotel
  • Check in time: 16:00
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas
69 555 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, HI 96738 ~21.07 miles north of Kailua-Kona
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Good location
  • No welcome
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
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Kailua-Kona, or simply “Kona,” as the locals sometimes call it, was once a residential fishing village. In recent years it has transformed into a tourist boomtown for adventure-seeking tourists looking to snorkel, hike, explore, and enjoy the sun. You can't say the word Kona without thinking of world-class coffee, and you can taste the freshest Kona coffee at the region's renowned coffee plantations.

Ali'i Drive offers a lot of entertainment right in the heart of the city, from souvenir shopping and dining to beaches and snorkeling. Popular beaches nearby include Kamehameha (King Kam) Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, and Hapuna Beach, each famous for white sand and azure waters.

A visit to Hawaii is not complete without a day trip to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. From Volcano Village to Mauna Loa and the formidable Kilauea Volcano, you'll travel through old koa forests and cross over old and new lava flows, craters, and petroglyphs, enjoying panoramic views on the Chain of Craters scenic drive along the way.

In the Southern region, see the spot where famous navigator Capt. James Cook first encountered Hawaiian natives. Here in coffee country near Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park, you can also visit the vibrantly painted St. Benedict's Catholic Church (also known as the Painted Church), whose quaint interior depicts a rainbow landscape of Biblical scenes in a heavenly Hawaiian landscape.

When is the best time to visit the Kailua-Kona area?

Scenic drives are a favorite activity in and around Kailua-Lona, whether you'd rather spend time in the lush jungle south of the city or the dry northern lands leading into the lava fields and craters. Kailua-Kona is sandwiched in the middle, so it enjoys the beautiful tropical palm trees but also the largely dry, pleasant weather. Mornings are typically sunny, while afternoons may be cloudy with the occasional rain shower. You can enjoy swimming, hiking, boating, and other watersports throughout the year in Kona.

Winter months and summer months are the peak tourist season here, so you will see higher hotel rates at those times. Be sure to plan around popular events such as the Ukulele Festival in March and the Lighted Boat Parade in mid-December. This festive parade of boats is something you won't want to miss, so be sure to book early to secure your accommodations.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Kailua-Kona, HI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona, HI: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in Kailua-Kona, HI. Browse these charts to determine the least expensive time period to stay in Kailua-Kona for any future trips.

Which luxury hotels are near Kailua-Kona, HI?

4 Star Average Prices: $199.79

Check into the 5-star Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, just 13 miles from Kailua-Kona, and you will be checking into your own Hawaiian paradise. This resort property is designed like a gracious Asian-inspired plantation. Its grounds offer myriad forms of entertainment and pampering, from the golf course to the full-service spa, seven outdoor pools, and private beach. Families enjoy the dedicated children's pool and babysitting services (available for a surcharge).

Guests enjoy many room layout options, all equipped with private balconies — or lanais, as they are called in Hawaii — that overlook the lush hotel gardens. Select ground-floor rooms also pamper guests by providing them with their own private outdoor showers. In the guest rooms, plush beds, jetted bathtubs, refrigerators, and 42-inch flat-screen televisions take luxury to the next level.

The Four Seasons' world-renowned customer service carries on at its Hualalai property. You can indulge in 24-hour room service, coordinate limousine service with the concierge, or plan a special event or intimate outdoor dinner on the beach. Whatever your needs, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is ready to fulfill them.

If you prefer the intimacy of a bed-and-breakfast experience, Ohi'a Park Estate in Kailua-Kona earns near-perfect marks for its cozy yet luxurious accommodations. Four guest rooms welcome guests with tasteful decor, private balconies, and luxury amenities like rainfall showerheads. Guests enjoy the free daily breakfast, served from 8-11 a.m., that includes fresh juices, omelets, and of course, Kona coffee locally sourced from nearby coffee plantations.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Kailua-Kona

Where are the most affordable hotels near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii?

3 Star Average Prices: $189.24

When you want to be near the water but don't want to pay luxury hotel prices, consider a value vacation property like the Kona Seaside Hotel. This hotel projects a warm vintage vibe that is matched only by its friendly customer service. Its immaculately maintained guest rooms are comfortable and efficient for a short stay or longer, with air conditioning, refrigerator, flat-screen television, and free Wi-Fi. With roll-in showers, this nice property is also accessible. Small balconies enable you to catch the evening breezes with a glimpse of the waterfront, just one block away.

Guests love the Kona Seaside Hotel's on-site dining options, including a restaurant (beloved for its fish tacos), a bar and lounge, and a coffee shop. The outdoor pool is another highlight you must experience during your stay.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Kailua-Kona

What hotels in Kailua-Kona, HI have the best discounts?

If you're a member of AAA, head to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona, and you'll enjoy discounted rates on a property that's convenient to the airport and downtown. This hotel is the ideal launchpad for your adventure on the Big Island. Breakfast is available daily, free of charge, and you can also take advantage of a generously sized outdoor pool and fitness center during your stay.

AAA members and government and military employees will also find discounts at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona. This oceanfront resort offers amazing discounts on a resort experience that includes a tennis court and 24-hour health club access, two outdoor pools, and private lanais. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel shuttle to get around during your stay.

Where are the best budget hotels around Kailua-Kona, Hawaii?

Close to the airport and the Kailua-Kona city center, the Royal Kona Resort offers convenience, value, and mid-century style on the waterfront. This resort's low nightly rates are not reflective of the service and amenities you will enjoy here. Over 400 guest rooms and ample event space make this a great hotel for large groups or wedding parties. Guests can head to the outdoor pool or spend some relaxing alone time in the full-service spa.

The outdoor bar offers an incredible sunset view that's the perfect setting for a mai-tai. The Royal Kona Resort also presents a well-received luau, known for its delicious food and family-friendly entertainment. The property is close to wonderful shopping, including local handicrafts and souvenir shops.

Experience the World's Best Snorkeling in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

You may choose to rent snorkeling gear, but with the many bays and tidal pools on the southern side of Kailua-Kona, you may wish to invest in your own gear to explore them all. When you snorkel in these bays and coves, you get the chance to observe fish, dolphins, and sea turtles at close range in a coral reef setting, often in water no more than 20 feet deep. If you prefer to stay close to Kona, King Kam Beach just off Ali'i Drive offers a convenient snorkeling spot.

Though not much to look at above the water, Kahalul'u Beach Park at Kahalu'u Bay is one of the best spots for beginning snorkelers. The shallow tide pools teem with tropical fish during low tide. Sea turtles also favor this beach. There are restrooms, picnic tables, and pavilions for larger group functions. Parents also love the security of having lifeguards stationed here.

If you want to do some dolphin spotting, head 17 miles south of Kona to Kealakekua Bay, also known as Captain Cook. The famed captain was killed here in 1779, as noted by the large monument erected on the shore. Snorkeling here is fantastic, but the area is remote. The easiest way to get there is to book a snorkeling cruise.

You can also rent a kayak to get to Kealakekua Bay, but be sure to go through a registered kayak rental company and ask for a permit. Since the area has rapidly gained popularity, the local ecosystem has suffered, and the Division of State Parks has instituted this measure to protect the reef and shore from damage.

Twenty-two miles south of Kona, you'll find Pae'a, also known as Two Step because of the easy access to the water. This beach has earned The Travel Channel's designation as one of America's best beaches. Not only will you enjoy an exceptional view above and below the water, but it's easy to navigate for beginners. The water is 20 feet deep on average, easily entered via a lava step. Turtles and dolphins hang out in these placid bay waters.

Adventurous snorkelers can also embark on a nighttime snorkel adventure. In Kailua-Kona, you can swim with the mantas under the moonlight. Manta rays as large as 12 to 18 feet come out to bask in the moonlight (or flashlight, if you're carrying one.) You're guaranteed never to forget this wildlife encounter.

A trip to sunny Kailua-Kona will be an adventure you'll always remember. From lovely beaches to golf courses to delectable cuisine and so much more, you'll enjoy sunny days as well as pleasant nights in your comfortable accommodations.

FAQs about hotels in Kailua

What are the top reviewed hotels in Kailua?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua Kona, Kona Hawaiian Resort and Kona Coast Resort are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Kailua?

Holualoa Inn, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Hilton Waikoloa Village are the top 3 luxury hotels near Kailua city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Kailua?

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, and Kona Seaside Hotel are the properties closest to Kailua city center.

How much does a 3 star hotel in Kailua cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Kailua has been $189.24 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Kailua cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Kailua has been $199.79 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Kailua?

Kona Hawaiian Resort, Kona Coast Resort and Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Kailua?

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel and Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Kailua-Kona, HI

Below are reviews of the city of Kailua-Kona, HI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Awesome Hotel"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good size bed and very beautiful area

Allison G., from 12-Jul-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Kailua-Kona, HI shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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