Hotel Overview

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

Situated at the ocean's edge, Castle Kona Bali Kai offers a unique lodging experience in the sunniest spot on Hawaii's Big Island. You can pull up a lounge chair where white sand and black lava rock mingle among tide pools. Enjoy the shade of palm trees will you listen to the surf. If you are lucky, you might spot a Hawaiian green sea turtle grazing in the water or sleeping in the sand. The lava rocks shield the beach from waves and help to create small wading pools ideal for children.

Castle Kona Bali Kai has affordable, airy, and comfortable studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom oceanfront suites on the makai (ocean) side, as well as studio and one-bedroom units with ocean or mountain views on the mauka (mountain) side. Makai units are cooled with fans and the consistent ocean breeze, while most mauka units have air conditioning. Many of the units have a washer/dryer and there is an onsite laundromat for your convenience. Keep your kitchen stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables via the Island Grocery Delivery service, or from nearby Alii Garden's Marketplace. There is also a convenience store located just next door. If you are in the mood to cook, you will have access to multiple barbeques on the property, some with oceanfront views overlooking the tide pools.

On-site amenities include Miller's Surf Shop, the award winning Poke Shack (serving incredible fresh poke!), and a discount activities desk. The friendly front-desk staff can help you with your needs and give you the inside tips for "local" knowledge.

Almost every day ends with a spectacular sunset, so you can understand why Alii was the avenue of Hawaii's royalty. As you look for your special Kona condo, remember that Castle Kona Bali Kai provides endless adventures in any direction.


Kona International Airport : 11 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1969
Last Renovation: 1993
Condos: 154
Floors: 3


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The front desk is open from 8:00 am until 5:00pm local time. After hour check in procedure: Although the lobby will be gated, please proceed to the phone located right behind the lobby gate. This will then connect to the property’s answering service. They will then provide directions to the guests’ room and combination for the lock-box. The following morning, we ask that the guests proceed to the front desk to formally check-in.
Advisory The following mandatory cleaning fees plus tax will be collected at check-out. Fee is approximate and subject to change without notice. For stays of 1-9 nights: Studios - $110 + tax 1 Bedroom - $150 + tax 2 Bedroom - $215 + tax For stays of 10 or more nights: Studios - $165 + tax 1 Bedroom - $225 + tax 2 Bedroom - $250 + tax
Advisory Lobby will be gated. Use courtesy phone to contact answering service co. Answering service company will provide unit # and 4-digit lock box #. Property map located next to courtesy phone. Finalize check-in process with front office in the morning. Recommend contacting Castle Kona Bali Kai 1-2 days prior to arrival at 808-329-2959.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 507 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You are the worst, you should be ashamed

    What a joke, this place can rot. Haven’t even checked in, my parents got my wife and I a room for the evening til our plane left. So for 4 hour stay, we get absolutely blasted with a $135 cleaning fee to go with the standard $87 room fee. Avoid this place like the STD of lodging they are. Oh, and if you’re like me and thought “cancel the reservation and save the headache” you can’t cancel. Dear Castle Kona Bali Kai, go to hell and stay there

    Nov 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Condo

    We rented an ocean front condo from VRBO, unit 214. I'm sure not all are as well maintained as this one. It was completely updated. Holly, the manager was communicative and made check-in seamless. Love the location, as it was far enough from the bustle of town, but close enough for easy access to restaurants. I would definitely rent this unit again.

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Hotel Industry is Shady

    Really - $154 cleaning fee! Please read the fine print. I stayed in this room for 9 hours, and my rate doubled because the rate listed does not include the fee. The industry is seriously lacking in integrity when rates are listed without fees, and then those fees double your expense. This "condo" was old and grimy - my advice, check the fee. The lay out is also confusing - you get a lock box on the door and when checking in at night - have to call on the phone. Strangest experience with a hotel - EVER!

    Oct 15, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Older complex but well maintained and secure

    We rented an ocean front condo from HomeAway. The condo on the 4th (top) floor featured a great balcony with the views and sounds of the ocean below. We enjoyed watching turtles in the tide pools, surfers and waves. The beach is not suitable for swimming but the complex provides beach side chairs to enjoy views and breezes. The pool in the atrium of complex was fine to cool off on a hot day. The condo was quiet and we appreciated the on-site security staff. The condo we rented was nicely decorated and well stocked. We also took care to select a condo with AC which we appreciated during the hot September weather.

    Sep 30, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice location, but bad beach.

    The ambiance is very nice. The rooms for the Castle Kona Bali Kai are across the street from the ocean (I almost said beach). The oceanfront is very rocky and not any place you would go into the water. There is a public access to the ocean next door with a small park, but it’s rocky there too with only a short paved walkway into the water. I would not risk going in and most importantly get out of the water there. There are surfers who use it, but not many. There are beaches nearby in both directions that have sandy beaches, so drive a mile or so to visit them. The sunset is great from the hotel and there is a nice pool and Jacuzzi that hardly anyone uses. The staff is friendly and efficient. My room had a full kitchen with enough kitchenware to do any food preparation. I actually had a view of the ocean albeit a sliver, but I could hear the waves crashing against the shore.

    Sep 06, 2019
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