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Best Kailua-Kona Family Hotels

Close TO Town! Luxury! Sunset Ocean Views! Pool/hot Tub, A/c!
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, waterpark, kitchen, game room
Kona house love

"Wonderful house that’s so close to everything! We had a great time enjoying the gorgeous view and pool Thanks for all the great local suggestions Laurie. We fell in love with Kona!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Close TO Town! Luxury! Sunset Ocean Views! Pool/hot Tub, A/c!
Come Relax at Ka Hale 'O Maluhia
Great for families
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4.9/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, games and toys, washer and dryer
Perfect vacation!

"We loved staying here! We were only on the big island for a short time but as soon as we walked in the door I loved the beachy vibe! The house was clean and airy! It was nice to be able to use the washer and dryer while we were there. Although we didn't get a chance to go play at the beach there ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Come Relax at Ka Hale 'O Maluhia
Holua Resort
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.6/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, kitchen, close to beach, outdoor tennis courts
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
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.6/5Wonderful! (1,203 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kitchen, playground, close to beach
Travelers say...

"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
Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
75-5961 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.5/5Wonderful! (669 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, kitchen, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
ALMOST perfect place!

"We usually opt for staying in rentals vs hotels. This condo was clean, spacious, and well equipt, staff was great, pool area nice, and location was central as well. I don’t think I’d book there again though because the beds were like rock. I didn’t get a single good night’s sleep. Comfortable beds ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

Club Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Aston Kona by the Sea
Great for families
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $249 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (921 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, babysitting, on the beach
Travelers say...

"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
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, babysitting, on the beach, outdoor tennis courts
Travelers say...

"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
Kona Seaside Hotel
Great for families
2 out of 5
75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is $167 per night
4/5Very Good! (2,506 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Good value

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

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Kona Seaside Hotel
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Great for families
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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The price is $197 per night
3.9/5Good! (2,825 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, game room, close to beach, outdoor tennis courts
Travelers say...

"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
Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel
Great for families
2 out of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $129 per night
3.3/5 (1,349 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...

"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
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

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! (994 reviews)

"Did not know that another extra $150.00 be made upfront to get in the room.I was not ready for that because was not mention on website while booking. The room is big for the price is reasonable.Surrounding is nice and quite and room so clean and ready.Staff was so freindly and patient.Parking lot ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona
Kona Hawaii Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
77-362 Paulina place, Kailua-Kona, HI
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1.5/5 (19 reviews)
To many people in one house drive way way to small. Shared kitchen on the porch .

"Too many cars in drive way always having to move cars around. Moldy bathroom. Pilly old bedding. Great view if u don’t look down at the old truck old carpet and broken washer in the drive way. Traffic to get to it was a bottle neck hwy mess. Always long to get there. Then we paid ahead and got demanded ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Kona Hawaii Guesthouse
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $151 per night
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! (2,825 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
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Where Should We Stay in Kailua-Kona?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Kailua-Kona is a good choice. The snorkeling spots, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family vacations. Fly into Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), which is located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. Kailua-Kona has 91 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you should stay.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay: Offers 2 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 4 restaurants. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star resort.

Kona Coast Resort - Offers 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 3.5-star condo.

When Should We Visit Kailua-Kona?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the kids and head to Kailua-Kona.

  • 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
  • Driest months: June, July, April, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.56 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, December, March, and February, with an average rainfall of 1.56 inches

What Should We See and Do in Kailua-Kona?

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Hawaii Gateway Energy Center, and Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kailua-Kona. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Hulihee Palace, Hapuna Beach State Park, and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.

Kailua-Kona is also known for the:
  • Snorkeling
  • Beaches
  • Volcano
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants

Frequently asked questions

What's Kailua-Kona like for family-friendly vacations?
The destination of Kailua-Kona is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The snorkeling spots, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Fly into Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl. Airport (KOA), which is located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Kailua-Kona?
Kona Coast Resort is a top 3.5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good options for your family trip include Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
How many family-friendly hotels will I find in Kailua-Kona?
Expedia has 91 hotels in Kailua-Kona that are great for families.
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's there to see and do with your family in Kailua-Kona?
Kailua-Kona Wharf, Kona Le’a Plantation, and Hawaii Gateway Energy Center are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kailua-Kona. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Big Island Country Club, Kua Bay, and Swing Zone.

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