General Policies & Fine Print
Please note that holiday cancel penalties apply when any portion of reservation falls under the holiday time period.
Minumum night stay requirements may apply to your reservation.
Rollaway/Air bed is available at an additional fee payable to the hotel.
Cribs are free.
Room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at check-in.
Hotel requires a valid credit card imprint or cash deposit for incidentals upon check-in.
Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source. Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.
Resort Fee – A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Amenities covered by this fee:
• Blu-ray, DVD and PlayStation 3 game rentals
• Daily coffee & tea
• High-speed Internet access & Wi-Fi
• Daily newspaper
• Local and toll-free calls
• In-room safe usage
The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 713 reviews
This was the best place we stayed on our trip to Hawaii. They provided pool towels in your room so you did not have to stand in line to get one. They had bbq grills by the beach. It is an oceanfront property. You can hear the waves from your room. There are a lot of lounge chairs by the ocean. The pool was a nice size. The rooms were very large and had a nice kitchen. Everything was very clean. The staff were very friendly. Would definitely come back here to stay. It was also convenient to a lot of shops and restaurants and convenient for sightseeing.
Kona by the Sea
Stayed here for a week with the family. While the building is a bit dated, and shows it's age here and there, it was a great experience. My kids loved the fact that the master bedroom had a bed that was a little too firm for my liking. I ended up in a twin bed in the other bedroom. The view is amazing and with the ocean front room.
Professional staff, clean, all items needed for family
I rented a place for 5–two bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen. Very clean. Unusual for apartments like this is they also have maid service daily. Staff couldn’t have been more friendly and professional. I believe all have ocean views. Pool. Central location. Parking: plenty and free Price: competitive to other like rentals WiFi: strong Kitchen: all plates, utensils, pots/pans needed (seating for 6 in eating area) When sourcing places in this area, make sure to compare to this property before making your final decision.
Excellent Stay, Again.
We had a great stay here last year, so much so that we decided to return this year. The staff was great this year in helping us get the ocean-front room that we wanted and went above and beyond to accommodate us when we decided to extend our stay an extra day (staff had to do some shuffling to make it happen). The landscaping is beautiful. We love leaving the sliding doors open at night so that we can hear the waves rolling in. We highly recommend staying at Kona by the Sea.
Took my breath away
This return visit was predictably lovely...maintained grounds, comfortable quarters, fabulous view. What was new was a ghostly encounter in the elevator. No, am not joking. Apparently it's not just the view that takes your breath away.