Hotels in Kona Hawaii

Hotels in Kona Hawaii range from extravangant resorts to budget friendly accomodations.

big island map There's something for everybody's budget and whether you want to lay around the pool and sip mai tais or go out and explore everything that the Big Island has to offer there is something for you.

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Hotels in Kona Hawaii-Budget

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With budget hotels you often trade a beautifully, remodeled place for an old one in a great location or the hotel may look and feel just fine but it is a little more out of the way.

Great location for a hotel in Kona Hawaii means oceanfront and/or within walking or short driving distance to all of the shops, restaurants and nightlife on Alii Drive.

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Proximity is a big factor here because the Big Island is well, big.

Most drives are 15-30 minutes at the most if you are staying at one of the larger resorts but if you are right within the hub of Kona itself then you can either walk or hop in your car and be in the midst of it all within 5 minutes.

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If you want to get out and explore all of the MANY, MANY things to do then I encourage you to save the bulk of your funds for that and choose one of the 3 places below that merge price, location and condition pretty well across the board to give you a pretty good deal for the money.

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Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel 3 stars 1/2


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Here you get everything across the board: location (OCEANFRONT and walking distance to everything) as well as reasonable price with the previous 2 things considered.

Now owned by the Marriott this 452 room hotel, including suites has been COMPLETELY REMODELED and is now a really pleasant place to stay.

There is a pool and whirlpool, free high speed internet, business center, 24 hr fitness center, bar/lounge, restaurant and kid's activities and a breakfast buffet available.

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All rooms have been remodeled as well and include a mini-fridge, private balconies, flat screen tv and a complimentary coffee maker with free Kona coffee.

Again oceanfront and ocean view rooms are preferable and it is best to get a higher floor for an unobstructed view by the trees and for more peace and quiet.

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All of the restaurants, shops and nightlife of Kona on Alii Drive are within easy, quick walking distance. Note: parking is $10/day.

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Royal Kona Resort 3 stars


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OCEANFRONT hotel with 436 rooms on 12 acres, pool, fitness center, bar/lounge and a restaurant.

About 5 minutes walking distance to the main hub of Kona on Alii Drive where all of the shops, restaurants and nightlife are.

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Good value. Be aware that you get oceanfront location and proximity to lots of things to do but the tradeoff is the older condition of the property.

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It's not bad enough to ruin the party for you however but I would spring for the oceanfront/view roooms so that you get amazing views and can hear the ocean below.

It's easier to put up with shabbiness if you've got that going on.

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They have a luau, parking is $10 a day and there is a natural lagoon that sits RIGHT off of the ocean.

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