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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is AU$273 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
24.06 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,144 reviews)

"Great property with beautiful views and wonderful amenities."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2020

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$262 per night from 15 Oct. to 16 Oct.
18.55 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,710 reviews)

"We had the loveliest time at this hotel! Weather was great for us the entire trip. It is close to everything and walkable. I loved the little beach area that felt like a salt water pool! Also we had the perfect room view to watch the luau at night! Just a wonderful and relaxing stay!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

Royal Kona Resort
Kona Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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22.86 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,124 reviews)

"Thought it had direct beach access, we never found it. We were only there 2 nights, so perhaps we missed the the secret path."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Kona Coast Resort

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5 out of 5
72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI
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14.6 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (364 reviews)

"As usual, the Four Seasons did not disappoint. The facility was amazing, the views breathtaking, and the staff accommodating and friendly. You can’t go wrong when staying here!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
2.5 out of 5
75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$208 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
18.13 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"It was clean and the facility was beautiful. It had a Jacuzzi and pool. The customer service was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
Kona Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
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18.33 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,196 reviews)
Good value

"Convenient location and very functional accommodation. Would stay again and recommend for short stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

Kona Seaside Hotel
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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18.38 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Like others have said, this hotel is a bit dated, but overall everything is quite nice. Good food and drinks poolside and right next to the beach. Only takeaways were the false-fire alarms 2 nights in a row."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
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23.52 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (267 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay at these condos! While not super modern or updated, they had everything we needed to cook and stay comfortably. The ocean view was amazing and we really enjoyed the ocean pool. The staff was friendly and it was close to Kona and other sites around the island. Overall, it ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
75-6040 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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19.34 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (346 reviews)
Paradise

"Our room was an amazing ocean front room with a patio with private lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. Does not get better than this"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
3 out of 5
75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI
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18.7 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (74 reviews)
Great place!

"Great location and beautiful views!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2020

Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
Aston Kona by the Sea
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$321 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
19.58 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (921 reviews)

"This was a great place to stay. We had ocean front view, beautiful and we enjoyed the time spent here. Close enough to town to walk and we enjoyed the sound of the ocean & hope to have the opportunity to stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Aston Kona by the Sea
Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5961 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI
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18.89 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (669 reviews)
ALMOST perfect place!

"We usually opt for staying in rentals vs hotels. This condo was clean, spacious, and well equipt, staff was great, pool area nice, and location was central as well. I don’t think I’d book there again though because the beds were like rock. I didn’t get a single good night’s sleep. Comfortable beds ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr. 2020

Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$237 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.
18.35 km from city centre
3.3/5 (1,282 reviews)

"Very friendly staff & management, clean rooms & good size with room to move around. Need was amazing, A/C above the bed a nice touch."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2020

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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23.47 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (465 reviews)

"Loved the view and cleanliness. Quick response to assist us on accessing lock boxes and how to obtain our gate cards. Quick friendly check in and check out service. Quiet, panoramic views of the ocean."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
Kona Reef Resort
3 out of 5
75-5888 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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18.7 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"Great location, right on the ocean and close to lots of restaurants/shopping. Had everything you needed in the rooms. Very helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

Kona Reef Resort
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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

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kailua-Kona?
Ohi’a Park Estate is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Big Island Retreat and Holua Resort as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kailua-Kona, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review top deals in Kailua-Kona.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Kailua-Kona?
Based on reviews, Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Kona Seaside Hotel and Kona Coast Resort.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Kailua-Kona?
Kona Coast Resort is a top 3.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay with the children include Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort. Also, attractions such as Kona Le’a Plantation and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Kailua-Kona?
Royal Kona Resort is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and private balconies. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Kailua-Kona?
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is a top resort for people travelling with their pets, and offers 4 restaurants and free wired Internet for its human guests. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Kailua-Kona?
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is a top 3.5-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool, and it’s located on Kamakahonu Beach . Other good options to stay near the beach include Kona Seaside Hotel and Kona Coast Resort.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Kailua-Kona?
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a 5-star resort with 5 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Kailua-Kona?
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is a favourite 4-star resort with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 4 restaurants and a poolside bar. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Royal Kona Resort.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Kailua-Kona?
Kona Coast Resort is a top 3.5-star resort that has an adjacent golf course and features in-room kitchens. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Holua Resort and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. You can tee off at Big Island Country Club, Swing Zone or Kona Country Club while you’re in town.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Kailua-Kona?
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is a popular 4-star resort featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and 4 restaurants. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Royal Kona Resort and Kona Coast Resort.

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