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10 Best Hotels in Kailua-Kona

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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AU$280
per night
7 Dec. - 8 Dec.
3.9/5Good! (2,481 reviews)

"The pool was great. The location waa also great. I did not like the fact that thete was no place to eat lunch or breakfast or get somehing quick to eat and sit down. The cafe / gift shop was not accomodating and not enough staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
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AU$316
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,178 reviews)

"Downtown, nice little beach, everythig was walking distance. Great for families!!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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AU$266
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
3.8/5Good! (4,681 reviews)

"Location was perfect. Easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Gorgeous sunsets and pool on the oceanfront."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Royal Kona Resort
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
AU$233
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
3.2/5 (2,219 reviews)

"I was so thankful that when we had a disturbance of someone knocking on our door 3am the staff was quick to insure our safety!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2019

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Kona Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
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AU$216
per night
17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (2,343 reviews)

"Amazing and it is super clean a little tired and the party very limited and a bit of a hike should you get here late ..it is central and has a harbour view... I would stay here again It’s a great place to start as it is very sensual has lots nearby restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

Kona Seaside Hotel
Kona Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2,200 reviews)

"Good location. It had everything we needed, laundry, coffee ect. Grounds were nice. Pool options."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019

Kona Coast Resort
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
2.5 out of 5
75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free Cancellation
AU$266
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (936 reviews)

"We loved everything about our stay! Very clean, spacious and beautiful room! We would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5 out of 5
72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI
AU$1,418
per night
7 Dec. - 8 Dec.
4.8/5Exceptional! (342 reviews)

"Beautiful lodging by the sea with excellent service."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2019

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Aston Kona by the Sea
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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AU$330
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (849 reviews)

"Good we ‘ve got relaxed! We will come back here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2019

Aston Kona by the Sea
Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village
3.5 out of 5
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.6/5Exceptional! (1,247 reviews)

"I loved the cleanliness, the atmosphere, the location, and the beautiful fountain of the back of our room"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019

Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village
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Visiting Kailua-Kona

Travelers to Kailua-Kona give high marks for the seaside, volcano viewpoints, and abundant coffeehouses. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping and restaurants. Top sights around the area include Hulihee Palace, Hapuna Beach State Park, and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.

  • There are 976 hotels and other accommodations in Kailua-Kona
  • The closest major airport is in Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) 17.7 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) 33.9 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Kailua-Kona

Attractions like Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Kona Community Aquatic Center, and Kona Le'a Plantation are fun for kids of all ages. The seaside, volcanoes, and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty, and Queen's Bath, Kiholo Bay, and Manini'owali Beach are worth a visit. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Keauhou Shopping Center is a favorite for retail therapy.

In Kailua-Kona, you'll find 976 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Ohi'a Park Estate - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and room size.
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - Our customers like the dining options and beach locale at this resort. With a stay at this 5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 7 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi.
  • Big Island Retreat - Guests who stay at this 2.5-star guesthouse in Kahaluu Bay can enjoy access to free parking and a terrace, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its beach locale and comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Kailua-Kona include Hulihee Palace. Outside the city, popular places to see include Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, located 23.4 mi (37.6 from the heart of the city, and Mauna Kea Observatory, which is 26.4 mi (42.5 away.

Dressing for Kailua-Kona

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 66°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 86°F during the day and 68°F at night
  • July through September averages 87°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • About 11.93 inches of rain falls on Kailua-Kona each year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 87°F, while the coldest months are February and March with an average of 66°F

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