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Kona Seaside Hotel

75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1699
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#7 of 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Kailua-Kona, Kona Seaside Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quiet environment and proximity to great restaurants, Kona Seaside Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kailua-Kona.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Kona Seaside Hotel features 24 hour front desk, a coffee shop, and shops. In addition, as a valued Kona Seaside Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kailua-Kona, Kona Seaside Hotel is located a short distance from Kamakahonu (0.1 mi) and Kailua Pier (0.1 mi).

Travellers looking to enjoy some burritos can head to Splasher's Grill, Bongo Ben's Island Cafe, or Killer Tacos Incorporated. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Island Lava Java, Frenchman's Cafe, or 808 Grindz Cafe.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular science museums such as Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Kona Seaside Hotel is sure to make your visit to Kailua-Kona one worth remembering.

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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Nick D wrote a review Aug 2020
Kihei, Hawaii7 contributions4 helpful votes
The property must have been recently renovated. Everything is spotless. The pool is great. Can't say enough good about this hotel. I never thought a 2 star hotel could be this nice. The staff was great.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Kona Seaside Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We truly appreciate your positive feedback!
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Jessica C wrote a review Aug 2020
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We can’t figure out why this place got decent reviews. For this kind of money we always get nice rooms at nice hotels. The rooms have window air conditioning so that you cant fully close the curtain and block out the street lights at night and sun in the morning. Very minimum amenities, no coffee in room, bath tub had baked on soap scum in all corners, sheets were like paper so every movement woke up our toddler, room was very small for price. Only good thing was the location, close to the ocean, but by no means on oceanfront. Quality of a poor motel.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Kona Seaside Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Aloha, we are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us was less than satisfactory. Please note that that some of the room amenities were removed to keep in line with recommended health and safety protocols for hotels. If you have further insights and concerns, we welcome you to contact our general manager on site to discuss and provide an acceptable resolution. We hope you'll allow us a future opportunity to serve your accommodation needs. Mahalo!
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Kimber21 wrote a review Aug 2020
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My husband, our almost 21-year old daughter and I have lived in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for a little more than 10 years. When we first arrived in Kona in June of 2010, we stayed at the Kona Seaside for the first week, and then we had to go and get a place to live and jobs and all of that other stuff that is necessary to having a real life. Throughout our 10 years living in what we consider to be the best place in the world, we have intermittently "staycationed" at the Kona Seaside. We love coming here because it reminds us of when we first arrived. We also really appreciate watching how the hotel continues to evolve and try to become even better than it already is, which is really saying something. If I had to choose one word to describe this hotel, I would choose "real." The building is solid. The location is perfect. Most importantly, the people who work here actually care about themselves and other people. I am staying at the hotel even as I write this, and I would like to commend the very fine employees who we have encountered during this particular visit. The front desk crew, Giget, Amy, Sam, and Lanette are amazing in every possible way...responsible, friendly, attentive, kind, careful listeners, organized, warm, generous and all of the other attributes you would desire in a front desk employee. The night security crew, Erica and David, are the bomb. They have eyes in the front and back of their heads and they watch carefully and respond accordingly. Shirley and all of the other housekeepers are courteous, friendly and otherwise delightful. Our daughter currently lives in Wailuku, Maui and teaches at the Boys and Girls Club of America. Lily graduated Kealakehe High School in 2017, and she and all of her friends used to move around the high school in a tight pack and resist cruelty of any kind. Bullies are disgusting and also pathetic. Lily and all of her friends know that love is the most powerful force in the universe and will ultimately prevail. We just have to weather whatever current storm is currently brewing and wait for peace to reign supreme. This too shall pass. Besides being all of the wonderful things that I have already stated, the hotel staff has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of themselves and the guests during this tragic pandemic. Everyone is scared right now about something. Whatever can be done to make people be safe should be done, and this hotel knows that. Mahalo and Aloha to the crack staff of the Kona Seaside hotel. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. We really appreciate you. Keep up the great work! You all deserve raises. : )
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Every room is the best room. : )
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Response from Connie Kramer, Marketing at Kona Seaside Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Mahalo! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your continued support of our local business through the years!
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David R wrote a review Jul 2020
Hawi, Hawaii13 contributions4 helpful votes
You can find fancier accommodations in Kona, but you can not find a cleaner, more friendly, or a better location than the Kona Seaside. I will be back! This hotel is central to the heart of Kona, walking distance to everything on Alii Drive, and with true Hawaiian hospitality that shines from the Hawaiian owners throughout the staff. It is rare that a budget hotel can receive five stars, but it is easy to give all five to the Kona Seaside! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Janie M wrote a review Jul 2020
Volcano, Hawaii41 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a bright, basic, affordable hotel that is super clean and well run. My kids love the clean pool, and my husband and I enjoy the peaceful rooms. This is the second time we've stayed for "Staycation" -- we live on the other side of the island -- and the proximity to shopping (normally, non-Covid) is great, but it's a comfy hotel to just stay and linger by the pool too.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: 4th floor is quiet and has nice terraces with a glimpse of ocean
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US$122 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Seaside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Seaside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hulihe'e Palace (0.3 km), Mokuaikaua Church (0.3 km), and Island Breeze Luau (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Seaside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Seaside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Kona Seaside Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Seaside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Aloha Shave Ice Co, Scandinavian Shave Ice, and Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Seaside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kona Seaside Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kona Seaside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (0.1 km) and Ahuena Heiau (0.3 km).
Does Kona Seaside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Kona Seaside Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.