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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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The price is AU$277 per night
24.06 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (2,826 reviews)

"I was please to see this resort taking the COVID quarantine seriously. Quarantined individuals were sequestered in a separate wing without a room key. Kamaina were given wrist bands to show they weren't having to quarantine. They also upgrade our rooms to ocean view at no additional cost."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 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$263 per night
18.55 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (1,821 reviews)

"The common areas (bar, walkways and breakfast/dining area) were beautiful and fully functioning for the most part due to COVID-19. Pool was awesome but the lagoon has sea urchins which made us avoid use after discovering. Sad as we really wanted one of our party to experience the lagoon on his first ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 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! (1,203 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
Free cancellation
The price is AU$218 per night
18.13 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (995 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
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! (998 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
Kona Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$280 per night
18.33 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2,506 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
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
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
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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?
Big Island Retreat is a favourite with Expedia customers. This guesthouse is a short 3-minute walk from Kahalu’u Beach Park, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend Hale Maluhia Country Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona 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, Royal Kona Resort is a popular 3.5-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 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Holua 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 Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. 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?
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and private balconies.
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.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Kailua-Kona?
Big Island Retreat is a top beach hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Kona Coast Resort and Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Magic Sands Beach or Kahalu’u Beach Park.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Kailua-Kona?
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is a 4-star resort with 4 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered 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. You can tee off at Big Island Country Club, Swing Zone or Kona Country Club while you’re in town.

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