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Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is AU$268 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
18.55 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,650 reviews)

"Beautiful property, right by the ocean with great views of the sunset. However, for stays >$200/night I tend to expect some amount of additionally service, or at least have meals included. Nothing was provided other than regular room service, and the checkin process took 3x as long as other hotels ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Royal Kona Resort
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$249 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
24.06 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,083 reviews)
Checkout time

"Stay was excellent wish I wasn’t charged extra for a later checkout since the hotel wasn’t busy"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$249 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
18.38 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"We only stayed one night. Due to our flight, we checked in late but the front desk welcomed us warmly and quickly gave us our room. Because we arrived late they gave us free parking. Next morning we saw all the people snorkeling right by the hotel. Very good location and service."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2020

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
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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! (678 reviews)
Excellent Property and Staff

"We loved our stay here! The property is conveniently located, the staff is amazing, and we were able to relax and enjoy the Big Island. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2020

Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian 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
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,093 reviews)

"The service of the staff was amazing! Despite the restrictions as a result of the pandemic, everyone did a fantastic job of ensuring the guests were taken care of.. especially for huge coffee drinkers like me!! We Can’t wait to come back!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2020

Kona Coast Resort
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
2.5 out of 5
75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellation
The price is AU$247 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
18.13 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Brand new nice staff too. Will come back. Probably the nicest holiday inn I’ve ever stayed at"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$334 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
23.52 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (276 reviews)
Extremely Nice!

"It was really nice. Much too big for me. I loved the waves crashing on the lanai. It was a very healing experience."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
Holua Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
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24.06 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (997 reviews)
Early-on Coronavirus Shut Down Conditions

"Beautiful condo and lovely (non ocean view) property. Don’t know how the numerous pools/spa were, as they closed them down our 2nd day (WAY before any other places in Kona did). And even tho there are no tourists here, they wouldn’t even consider lowering prices (even after I told them that my husband ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Holua Resort
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5 out of 5
72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$1,493 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
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
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$231 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
18.35 km from city centre
3.3/5 (1,218 reviews)

"The elevator was scary during my stay as would randomly stop. No Internet for 2 days."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
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! (78 reviews)

"Beautiful and convenient location, with free parking and minimal "resort fee." Staff very helpful and friendly. Absolutely loved our stay here."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec. 2020

Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
Aston Kona by the Sea
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$344 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
19.58 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (922 reviews)

"Great location and views from the balconies- plan to stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2020

Aston Kona by the Sea
Kona Islander Vacation Club
2.5 out of 5
75-5776 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is AU$204 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
18.21 km from city centre
3.2/5 (170 reviews)

"The lady at the front desk was the nicest lady in the history of front desk ladies. She made me feel so welcome after a long journey and gave me great advice as to where to eat. Beautiful room, beautiful pool. Next time I go to Kona I’m staying here for SURE."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

Kona Islander Vacation Club
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! (352 reviews)

"The double bed room suite was beautiful, in the pictures it looked great but in person it was blossoming."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Club Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
3.5 out of 5
78-7190 Kaleiopapa St., Kailua-Kona, HI
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24.07 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (308 reviews)
Very spacious

"Loved how big the condo was it was perfect for our family...only junk part was the pools were closed down do to the Corona virus which is totally understandable...but besides that i would have to say this will he our go to spot when we staycation again"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Club Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
Hale Maluhia Country Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-770 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$279 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
17.58 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"My 82nd birthday was at the fabulous Hale Maluhia Country Inn. We arrived late , but Dave and Marianne owners were there to greet us. We took the 800sq foot room. A must .!!We reserved the room again for Valentines Day. If you like the jungle you will like here. The Frogs mating call at nite were ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Hale Maluhia Country Inn
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! (132 reviews)

"Very nice location. Quiet and located on the beach. The condo room was very nice and everything was there, utensils and plates and even a washer and dryer. Great ocean view from our balcony. Very spacious room. The compound has a pool, hot tub and grills. Very nice condo at a great price. Highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Kona Reef Resort
Big Island Retreat
2.5 out of 5
78-226 Kahaluu Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
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21.98 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (162 reviews)
A hidden gem.

"For a real Hawaiian experience, book here. Ours was a small room with kitchenette and lanai, mesh windows not glass so sleeping in fresh air, overlooking tropical plants, fresh linen and beach towels every 5 days and ‘live-in’’ geckos. Each room is different so select from whole website. Excellent ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Big Island Retreat
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! (466 reviews)

"The location and view were excellent. The size of the condo was great. However, the dishwasher worked, but a strong smell of mold was present when it was opened and it was not secured and the entire dishwasher would fall forward when the drawers were opened. The clothes washer was inoperable and ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
Castle Kona Reef, a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
75-5888 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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18.7 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (676 reviews)

"I loved my ocean view room! Everything was close to perfect except the washing machine. It didn’t dry my clothes entirely, but it wasn’t too bad!!! I’d recommend booking with Kona Reef!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2020

Castle Kona Reef, a Condominium 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 Coast Resort and Kona Islander Vacation Club.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Kailua-Kona?
Kailua Kona HI Deluxe Condo Discount - booked for a week :) Flex Cancellation is a resort with an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your stay with the children include Home Share - Kona Magic Honu Room and Keiki Beach Oceanfront Studio in Gated Community Walk to Downtown Kona Ac/wifi. 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?
Kailua Kona HI Deluxe Condo Discount - booked for a week :) Flex Cancellation is a favourite resort for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and kitchens. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Keiki Beach Oceanfront Studio in Gated Community Walk to Downtown Kona Ac/wifi.
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 furnished lanais 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?
Keiki Beach Oceanfront Studio in Gated Community Walk to Downtown Kona Ac/wifi is a top beach guest house with sunloungers and beach towels, and it’s located on Keiki Beach . Other good options to stay near the beach include Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and WorldMark Kona.
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. Another upscale choice for your stay is Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.
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?
AV 302 is a top 3.5-star hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features in-room kitchens. Another good choice is Keauhou Surf & Racquet 58 2 Bedroom Condo if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. 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?
Sea Ge 1-203 1 Bedroom Condo is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Hale Welo by RedAwning and Kona Makai 6201 2 Bedroom Condo.

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