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Kona Seaside Hotel

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75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Chicago
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon check-in, we were fairly happy. The staff was nice and helped us pick a good dinner option which was fairly close by. Things went down hill when we got to our room. I killed 2 cockroaches right away and another after dinner. I also failed to kill another 2 (they escaped). I realize the bugs may be common on... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, as other reviewers have pointed out, this is not a typical chain hotel. It is locally owned and doesn't come with any over the top amenities. But if you are looking for a nice hotel with nice staff at a good value, this may be the place for you. I stayed there once a few years back and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kona Seaside is generally the choice hotel for outer island visitors. Old style Hawaiian decor. Simple but clean rooms, nothing fancy here. Super convenient located a the top of Alii Drive. Walking distance to restaurants and shops in Kona.

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New Westminster, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for an inexpensive place to stay near the Kona airport and came across this place online. I knew from the reviews that it was old and dated, but since we were only needing a place to rest our heads after getting in late, we decided to take a chance on it. Upon arrival, the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great room. Clean quiet comfortable, and in the heart of Kona. Locally owned and extremely accomodating. We had a great time. I loved the mornings out on the balcony.The breakfast at Splasher s was great.

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Thank William B
Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just spent 9 days at the Kona seaside and have to say that it was a very pleasant experience. The price was reasonable. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Had all of the amenities we needed and is a great place to base yourself for exploring the big island. Convenient location. Really do not need a car. Good restaurants... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our plane was arriving around 9 PM. We were able to pick up our rental car, check into the hotel, and walk next door for sandwiches before going to bed. The hotel is neat, clean, has frig, microwave, and coffee. Enjoyed the coffee while planning our day. We got the last parking space but a lot is nearby. Next morning... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights while exploring the island. Made a good base. Complimentary breakfast at great waterfront restaurant next door. Clean and comfy hotel. A little view of the bay from the balcony was nice. There is also a small beach next door.

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Alaska
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've driven right by this hotel dozens of times on various vacations to Kona, and never gave it a second thought. I decided to book a room for one night, because we had a midnight flight out of the airport back to the mainland, and we thought it would be good to get a shower before the flight. Checking in... More 

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Thank BrianWAlaska
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a clean inexpensive hotel close to the water, shopping, food, and a friendly staff. This is the place for you. We were very close to the beach, shopping, and great restaurants. My only complaint is the towels are a tad cheap. Thin and not very absorbent.

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