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Beautiful ocean view, close to town and beaches!
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
A real gem

"Similar to other reviews, just a lovely rental managed by Brenda, a lovely lady. All went flawlessly during our stay, We would have stayed longer but the property was already booked. It’s a popular place for all the right reasons. The Walua Trail was an added bonus. Thanks so much for the great experience, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Beautiful ocean view, close to town and beaches!
Air Cond., Ocean View, Gardens, Central Location, Free Snacks, WiFi, HBO, & Show
5/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Second time staying at this house!!

"We enjoyed our stay on this property so much the first time that decided to stay here again for our 2nd trip to Kona! Lisa and Martha are wonderful hosts that obviously enjoy sharing their home with their guests. The house and grounds are meticulously taken care of. They provide everything you need ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Air Cond., Ocean View, Gardens, Central Location, Free Snacks, WiFi, HBO, & Show
Air Cond., Ocean View, Gardens, Central Location, Free Snacks, WiFi, HBO, & Show
5/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)

"The homeowner has completed her Master Gardeners Course Work and her gardens are a spectacular selection of ornamental plants and fruits. A beautiful place to settle in after an active day of hiking and snorkeling."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Air Cond., Ocean View, Gardens, Central Location, Free Snacks, WiFi, HBO, & Show
Ocean Front Top Floor Condo/free Wifi & Parking/pool/jacuzzi/grill/beach Equipmt
The price is $85 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
It Doesn't Get Any Better

"Perfect oceanfront condo with anything you may need & more to make your stay. Sitting on the lanai watching whales & the ocean was incredible. Carolyn was an excellent host being very accommodating & checking to see if anything was needed. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Ocean Front Top Floor Condo/free Wifi & Parking/pool/jacuzzi/grill/beach Equipmt
Beautiful Ocean & Beachfront and A Private Back Yard! - One of a Kind!
4.8/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Heavenly Condo in Kona - 25 Feet from Surf! Stunning Sunsets!

"(Guest feedback: Thanks for sharing your home with us. We’ve stayed in other vacation rentals and your home easily exceeded our expectations. It was our first trip to Hawaii and we didn’t know what to expect but it turned out even better than we could have hoped. The ocean 25 feet from back door, ..."…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Beautiful Ocean & Beachfront and A Private Back Yard! - One of a Kind!
Fully Air-Conditioned - Fantastic Ocean/Beachfront Retreat - Exceptional Setting
The price is $185 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Will do it again.

"Everything you need, nice beds . Air Conditioning was needed from time to time and worked flawlessly. Only suggestion would be plastic chairs for lani need to be replaced and couches in living room are to low and hard to get up from."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

Fully Air-Conditioned - Fantastic Ocean/Beachfront Retreat - Exceptional Setting
CRAZY DEALS!--SPARKLING STUDIO. Kona's Best Beach. Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi.
4.7/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)
Our Honeymoon Stay :)

"Great location and close to everything!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

CRAZY DEALS!--SPARKLING STUDIO. Kona's Best Beach. Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi.
Kona Plaza 1bdrm 1bath Condo
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4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Great location, nice condo

"This was a nice condo and the owners, Chuck, was very responsive and helpful. The condo was well appointed and has a great location. There was a sump-pump or something similar running outside that was a bit loud at night but that is beyond the owner's control. Would definitely visit and stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Kona Plaza 1bdrm 1bath Condo
Luxury Condo, Downtown Kailua Village, Great 5th floor, Ocean Views & Breezes
4.6/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Kona Condo

"Had an initial problem getting our keys but John and Burnie, his property manager were great in resolving it. The bed was much better than the average bed we find on holidays, kitchen well stocked (especially with a knife sharpener and coffee grinder!). The view of the sunsets great too. Maybe I ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

Luxury Condo, Downtown Kailua Village, Great 5th floor, Ocean Views & Breezes
 SALE,Ocean Pools & Views Best Price ASSURED #1 Resort KONA 5 STAR, FREE wifi
4.6/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
Great Stay

"The unit was just as advertised. Very clean-had everything we needed. The owner could not have been any nicer."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

SALE,Ocean Pools & Views Best Price ASSURED #1 Resort KONA 5 STAR, FREE wifi
Delightful Ocean/beach Front - Budget Friendly With New Kitchen!
4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
Beach and views were great

"The townhouse faced a small and quiet beach. Often we were one of only two couples using it. We were lucky enough to have seen whales from our lanai!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

Delightful Ocean/beach Front - Budget Friendly With New Kitchen!
Minutes from World Class beaches and Kona town
4.5/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Good stay, no hassle, as described

"That sums it up"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Minutes from World Class beaches and Kona town
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.2/5Excellent! (464 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
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $220 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (2,280 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
Beautiful, Spacious, Garden View Studio with Kitchenette. Wir Sprechen Deutsch.
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"The walls were very thin, the plumbing very noisy. Roosters and turkeys next door, plus the noise of other guests talking detracted from enjoyment. The kitchenette was minimal at best and had no easy place for washing dishes. Best for making toast, soup and similar simple dishes. The units were clean ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Beautiful, Spacious, Garden View Studio with Kitchenette. Wir Sprechen Deutsch.
Lovely Room. Wir Sprechen Deutsch. Tropical Garden, Quiet
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Quaint Vacation Hide Away

"This is a cute bedroom with a connected full bathroom. One queen sized bed and one small sofa that turns into a small bed that was perfect for our 2 year old daughter. The owner was nice enough to have it pre-set up just for us. There's a sliding glass door and deck so you can see lots of tropical ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Lovely Room. Wir Sprechen Deutsch. Tropical Garden, Quiet
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is $159 per night
3.9/5Good! (5,079 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
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
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Guide to Kailua-Kona Historic Hotels

Traveling to new places can be more than just getting a break from your daily grind, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of a place. One of the best ways to experience the culture of a region is to learn about its history. Exploring landmarks or museums is a fine beginning, but staying in a Kailua-Kona historic hotel can ferry you back to the past. Pack your suitcases (you won't need a time machine) as your Kailua-Kona historic hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

As soon as you walk through your Kailua-Kona hotel's lobby, you'll be whisked to the past. With their Victorian-style Kailua-Kona hotels and areas infused with a colorful history, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these hotels may be historic, they have most of the modern amenities that allow you to wind down on your getaway. You will notice your room outfitted with a comfy bed, and just about everything you might need for a wonderful stay.

After you have checked-in and had a look around your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by touring the prominent landmarks and art galleries. Of course, all this perusing through the past is going to work up an appetite. Speak with your hotel's concierge to point you to where the best areas to enjoy a drink or a meal in Kailua-Kona are. Read our guest reviews for tips from fellow travelers to help make your Kailua-Kona getaway wonderful.

Reserve a Kailua-Kona Historic Hotel Today

Kailua-Kona has 1473 vintage hotels that exude the look and feel of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where renowned actors may have stayed. You are certain to reserve a room that has all the in-room amenities as well as the qualities you desire. If you are wanting to stay in one of these Kailua-Kona vintage hotels, book soon, or you could miss your chance on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Kailua-Kona?
You’re already probably planning a visit to places with historical relevance while on vacation in Kailua-Kona. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and popular beaches. You can also relish a trip to the charming coffeehouses.
What's the best hotel in Kailua-Kona to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger is a top 3-star condo for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features 3 outdoor pools and free WiFi. Mokuaikaua Church is a short 12-minute drive away. If you’re interested in local history, another choice for your stay is Royal Kona Resort.
How many historical hotels are there in Kailua-Kona?
Kailua-Kona has 1553 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 57 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in Kailua-Kona?
Kailua-Kona is notable for landmarks like Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikaua Church, and Lekeleke Burial Grounds. Cultural venues include Hawaii Gateway Energy Center and Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center. Other popular sights include Big Island Country Club and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Kailua-Kona?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can spend a night or two someplace that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the public spaces and guestrooms of such hotels in Kailua-Kona, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of a historic hotel is generally what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Kailua-Kona have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the normal amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Kailua-Kona, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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