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Holua Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.6/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)
Early-on Coronavirus Shut Down Conditions

"Beautiful condo and lovely (non ocean view) property. Don’t know how the numerous pools/spa were, as they closed them down our 2nd day (WAY before any other places in Kona did). And even tho there are no tourists here, they wouldn’t even consider lowering prices (even after I told them that my husband ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Holua Resort
Kona Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.6/5Wonderful! (1,199 reviews)

"Thought it had direct beach access, we never found it. We were only there 2 nights, so perhaps we missed the the secret path."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Kona Coast Resort
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
2.5 out of 5
75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is $132 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"It was clean and the facility was beautiful. It had a Jacuzzi and pool. The customer service was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
Aston Kona by the Sea
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $249 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (921 reviews)

"This was a great place to stay. We had ocean front view, beautiful and we enjoyed the time spent here. Close enough to town to walk and we enjoyed the sound of the ocean & hope to have the opportunity to stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Aston Kona by the Sea
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.2/5Excellent! (465 reviews)

"Loved the view and cleanliness. Quick response to assist us on accessing lock boxes and how to obtain our gate cards. Quick friendly check in and check out service. Quiet, panoramic views of the ocean."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
Kona Seaside Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is $169 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,260 reviews)
Good value

"Convenient location and very functional accommodation. Would stay again and recommend for short stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Kona Seaside Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Like others have said, this hotel is a bit dated, but overall everything is quite nice. Good food and drinks poolside and right next to the beach. Only takeaways were the false-fire alarms 2 nights in a row."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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3.9/5Very Good! (1,821 reviews)

"The common areas (bar, walkways and breakfast/dining area) were beautiful and fully functioning for the most part due to COVID-19. Pool was awesome but the lagoon has sea urchins which made us avoid use after discovering. Sad as we really wanted one of our party to experience the lagoon on his first ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Royal Kona Resort
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $197 per night
3.9/5Good! (2,826 reviews)

"I was please to see this resort taking the COVID quarantine seriously. Quarantined individuals were sequestered in a separate wing without a room key. Kamaina were given wrist bands to show they weren't having to quarantine. They also upgrade our rooms to ocean view at no additional cost."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Castle Kona Reef, a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
75-5888 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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3.8/5Good! (672 reviews)
Perfect beach retreat!

"Perfect beach retreat! The condo on the fourth floor gave us amazing access to Sunset view and the roar of the ocean. The pool and Jacuzzi were wonderful. The condo is Perfectly situated between beaches for swimming and snorkeling and a brief walk into the fun town. At night everything was quiet ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Castle Kona Reef, a Condominium Resort
Castle Kona Bali Kai , a Condominium Resort
3 out of 5
76-6246 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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3.3/5 (1,292 reviews)

"I was quarantined on the property 14 days. Staff didn't reach out to ask how I was, was there anything I needed, was I Ok. Nothing."…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2020

Castle Kona Bali Kai , a Condominium Resort
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
2 out of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $135 per night
3.3/5 (1,342 reviews)

"Very friendly staff & management, clean rooms & good size with room to move around. Need was amazing, A/C above the bed a nice touch."…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Kona Islander Vacation Club
2.5 out of 5
75-5776 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $107 per night
3.2/5 (166 reviews)

"It was a super cute condo with wonderful lady that worked the front desk. She made you feel so welcome. The location was amazing and the mini kitchen was awesome. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. I didn’t like that there were small ants but I guess that’s kind of to be expected for ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Kona Islander Vacation Club
Kona Islander
75-5778 Kuakini Hwy,, Kailua-Kona, HI
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Cheap Hotels in Kailua-Kona

Discover cheap places to stay in Kailua-Kona on Expedia.com and plan a getaway that stays within your budget. Kailua-Kona is a destination that travelers visit for its abundant coffeehouses and fantastic dining options. You can browse a wide range of accommodation choices with special Expedia Rates and member prices to find the best deal for you. With our site's handy page filters, you can search by price per night, or by amenities that customers often look for like free breakfast and free WiFi. If you're interested in affordable options near specific attractions, such as Hulihee Palace or Big Island Country Club, try filtering by location to refine your search. As you browse, use the heart button to keep track of your favorites so that you can return to them easily when you're ready to book.

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Planning Your Trip to Kailua-Kona

Haven't picked your travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: September, August, July, and October, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average temperature of 66°F
  • Rainiest months: January, December, March, and February, with an average rainfall of 1.56 inches
  • Driest months: June, July, April, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.56 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona attracts visitors with its abundant coffeehouses and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Hulihee Palace and Hapuna Beach State Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Take in the local culture at Hawaii Gateway Energy Center and Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at Queen's Bath.

Travelers also like Kailua-Kona for its:
  • Snorkeling
  • Beaches
  • Volcano
  • Shopping

Getting Around Kailua-Kona

The nearest airport is in Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), 11 mi (17.7 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala). Kailua-Kona might not have many public transit choices so a rental car could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kailua-Kona like for travelers on a budget?
Kailua-Kona has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Big Island Country Club and Kua Bay, this destination is home to Kahalu’u Beach Park and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Kailua-Kona?
Based on reviews, Royal Kona Resort is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Holua Resort.
How many inexpensive hotels should I expect to find in Kailua-Kona?
Expedia has 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
What's the seasonal weather like in Kailua-Kona?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 75°F. Average annual rainfall for Kailua-Kona is 12 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kailua-Kona?
Kailua-Kona attracts visitors with its abundant coffeehouses and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Hapuna Beach State Park and Mauna Kea Beach, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Head to Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory and Keauhou Shopping Center for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at Kings Shops.
What's the best way to get around Kailua-Kona?
The most convenient airport is Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl. Airport (KOA), 11 mi (17.7 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 54.3 mi (87.4 km) away: Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO). Kailua-Kona might not have very many public transit options to choose from so a rental car could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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