Best Kona Hotels & Top Places to Stay

Where to Stay in Kona

Planning your activities when you get to the island is the most fun part of putting together your itinerary, but finding the right hotel for you can make your vacation that much better! Choose a hotel that’s close to beach activities and other amenities that will make your trip to the Big Island truly unforgettable!

Here’s our list of the best and most popular hotels in Kona, with some extra information to help you decide which one is right for you.

Victoria Derrick
Published on: 08-20-2020
Published by: Victoria C. Derrick

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Take your pick of amenities - Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel has it all! The hotel is beachfront, offering you easy access to stunning beach views so you can be sure to catch unforgettable sunrises and sunsets across the ocean. Enjoy culture showcases, spacious rooms, and private balconies at this hotel.

The Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is located just moments from the edge of Kona’s beaches. The resort is found just around the corner from Kuakini Highway.

Holualoa Inn

Looking for a peaceful getaway? Then the Holualoa Inn is for you. The bed and breakfast offers comfortable accommodations with ocean views from the dining area.

While this hotel isn’t located right on the beach, it is only a handful of minutes from the coast. To get to the coast from the hotel, follow Kuakini Hwy to Lako St in Holualoa, continuing on Lako Street to Highway 180. From the highway, turn left onto Ala Makaa and you’ll soon be stepping foot onto the sandy beach!

Royal Kona Resort

This Hawaiian getaway has your name on it. The Royal Kona Resort is right on the oceanfront, with on-site restaurants, a pool, and, of course, comfortable spacious accommodations. The hotel is close to everything you need - island shopping and beach activities.

From the oceanfront area of Kona, Royal Kona Resort isn’t far. Begin by heading northeast on Kaahumanu Place toward Palani Road, turning right onto Ali’i Drive, then turning right again onto Kahakai Road. Your luxurious destination will be waiting on your right.

Kona Seaside Hotel

This hotel is the perfect basecamp for every adventurous traveler to the island. Wake up to beautiful views from your private balcony, take a dip in the swimming pool and views of the Kailua Bay & Pier.

If you’ve been waiting to plan your trip around all the best beach activities, you’re in luck when you stay at the Kona Seaside Hotel. To get to the edge of Kona’s coast from the Kona Seaside Hotel is just a quick walk! Start by heading southwest on Palani Road toward Kaahumanu Place, then turning right onto Kaahumanu Place.

Kona Coast Resort

Resort suites at the Kona Coast Resort are fully equipped for your every need, whether it’s cooking a quick meal in your in-suite kitchen or freshening up your bathing suits in the washer and dryer in your room. There’s even a golf course just moments from the resort!

Getting to the Kona Coast Resort from the heart of Kona is super simple and only takes a short 16-minute drive to get there. Start by b driving northeast on Kaahumanu Place toward Palani Road, and then turn right onto Alii' Drive. You’ll arrive at your destination in no time - look for the Kona Coast Resort on your right!

Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort is perfectly nestled amidst every activity that you could possibly imagine doing on the island. Make sure you leave time for museums, golf courses, volcanoes, sightseeing, and shopping. Suites at the resort are spacious with complete amenities.

To get to Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, head northeast on Kaahumanu Place toward Palani Road, turning right onto Ali'i Drive. Turn left, then left once again to arrive at your destination on your left.

Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff Resort

Even though the rooms are spacious, comfortable, and offer everything you could want, the resort itself has many amenities that will call you out of your room for a fun tropical vacation experience! Enjoy access to swimming pools, a tennis court, barbecue areas, and a courtyard with a cascading stream and tropical gardens.

This resort boasts quick access to the heart of Kona and it’s beautiful sandy beaches. To get to the resort, start driving northeast on Kaahumanu Place toward Palani Road, turning right onto Ali’i Drive. From start to finish, you will arrive at your destination in under 10 minutes!

Wyndham Mauna Loa Village

Private bedrooms welcome you home every night that you’re in Kona with the added convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer/dryer in each suite. Outside of your room is where the real fun begins: enjoy access to nearby shopping, restaurants, golf courses and more.

Start driving northeast on Kaahumanu Place toward Palani Road. Turn left onto Palani Road, then right onto Kuakini Highway. Take another right onto Kamehameha III Road and left onto Ali’i Highway. Finally, turn right onto Kaleiopapa Street to arrive at the hotel.

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