Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: No Resort Fee.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free. Kids 5 and under Eat Breakfast Free.

Royal Experience Package: Oceanfront accommodations plus daily American breakfast buffet. Hawaiian luau and show (one-time during stay) & sunset cocktail, dinner cruise (one-time during stay.)

Even before you are welcomed to the Royal Kona Resort by the gracious staff you will be embraced by a swirl of salt air -- ha, in Hawaiian, the life-breath of the islands. You will see it ruffling the fronds of the palm trees that fringe the 12 manicured acres, tossing the waves against the stark black lava rocks at the property's feet, marching columns of clouds across the uninterrupted expanse of sky. The air here presents you with the perfume of tropical flowers. It is a reminder that you are on the Big Island of Hawaii, a reminder to breathe, to exhale, and completely relax.

Set oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town, the Royal Kona Resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Guests enjoy spacious guestrooms featuring a large lanai with beautiful mountain vistas or magnificent ocean views, a private saltwater swimming lagoon and sandy sunning area, oceanfront pool, tennis courts, and spa. The Resort also offers meeting facilities, a romance center, wedding services, and an oceanfront Luau. Dine at the water's edge at Don the Beachcomber signature restaurant or try one of the many unique Mai Tai creations at the adjacent Don's Mai Tai Bar.

At 390 square feet, the recently remodeled and spacious guest rooms at Royal Kona Resort are as expansive as the ocean and mountain skylines they showcase. For even grander appointments, the Corner King rooms offer 450 feet of relaxing space. At the heart of the resort is the Alii Tower, which is home to the open-air lobby, Front Desk, and Don the Beachcomber restaurant. The Lagoon Tower, on the south side of the resort, overlooks the private beach and saltwater lagoon. It also houses a beauty salon and self-service laundry. To the north, closest to Kailua-Kona, is the Bay Tower in which the massage and spa center can be found.

Designed by renowned Tiki architect George "Pete" Wimberly, the soaring, sheltering roofline of the resort's signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant perfectly sets a tropical theme. Hawaiian music wafts through the dining area, flowing past the shaded, waterside tables. Don't be surprised if you are joined for breakfast by a pod of spinner dolphins, or starting in late October, migrating humpback whales whose breathtaking aerial performances bring the whole bay to a standstill. The dining is as spectacular as the view, a fusion of Asian inspiration, European technique, and the finest, freshest local ingredients.

Location

Kailua/Kona
Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1968
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 436

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Smoking Policy: The Royal Kona Resort is now a 100% non-smoking hotel. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any public areas with the exception of the Lagoon Terrace, the Sunset Cove and in a designated smoking section near the pool. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged to those who violate this policy. The fee will be assessed by the hotel and charged to the guest's folio. Cleaning fee is subject to change without notice.
Advisory A minimum parking fee of $15 + tax per night, per vehicle for self-parking will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. These fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Current Renovations: Description: Smoking Policy:
The Royal Kona Resort in compliance with Hawaii State Law is a 100% non-smoking hotel. Smoking is not permitted in any guestrooms or public areas with the exception of the Lagoon Terrace, Sunset Cove and in a designated smoking section by the pool. A cleaning fee will be charged to those who violate this policy.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 3696 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful view from the room!

    We loved the view from the room. The only thing that bothered us was the heavy music playing in a nearby restaurant. The room was very spacious with not much furniture. The chairs and table in the room were outdoor furniture. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the location of the resort!

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pretty Resort Okay Rooms

    The hotel rooms were just okay and definitely need updating but the resort grounds were beautiful. The staff was friendly and nice and very helpful. If the rooms were a little nicer it would be a 5 star rating.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time to Kona

    This was our first time to this island. We went to the Royal Kona by timeshare exchange. These rooms were not what we were accustomed to as they did not have a kitchen. The rooms were cleaned and there was daily maid service which was nice. We had a great partial ocean view. Decor was a little dated but not terrible. The grounds were very well maintained.The pool by the ocean has spectacular views and you can lay out and listen to the waves. You are walking distance to great restaurants and bars. Almost every night you could find some live music near by. The only problem we had was that they did not have a hospitality room the day we checked out for those who had a red eye flight. We have been to Hawaii multiple times, and usually we end up on the red eye flight. It is nice to be able to lounge by the pool or ocean and have the chance to shower and change before you get on a long flight. Other places we have stayed always have a way to accommodate this. Other then that we had a great time. Thank you

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Royal Kona - Beautiful Vacation in Kona

    The Royal Kona Resort took care of everything my girlfriend and I wanted. From the bartenders to the front desk and the housekeeping staff, everyone helped to make our vacation a great time. Not to mention the perfect location and beautiful view. Everything in Kona is walkable from this spot, and you cannot get any closer to the water. Great time all around.

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location in Kailua-Kona

    The hotel is not 5 star, but it is clean, friendly, great parking area, and close to many stores and restaurants (all within a short walk). We live in East Hawaii but love to go to the West Side to rest, eat and drink at Outback, and relax watching the dolphins in Kailua Bay from the Hotel. I personally love the private lagoon for snorkeling and swimming. There are lots of tropical fish there and sometimes a Honu (green sea turtle) comes in during high tide.

    Nov 14, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319