Hotel Overview

Situated on the sunny Kona Coast, this breezy family-friendly resort offers spacious, comfortable suites amidst meticulously landscaped grounds, a freshwater swimming pool, jet spa and a sandy sunning area. If excitement is your goal, nearby Kailua-Kona offers restaurants, shopping, historical attractions and deep-sea fishing.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 86
Floors: 4


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $12 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is 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 not a guarantee of the final amount due. For detailed description of what’s included in the mandatory fee please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 713 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent condo

    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.

    Jul 19, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Jun 28, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Jun 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Jun 12, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    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.

    Jun 04, 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, 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 A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519