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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last minute stay here, and really enjoyed it. Don't be thrown off by the dated outside decor - the inside is lovely. Our room was very comfortable, and clean. The mini-fridge worked great, as did the computers at the front desk, where we printed off our boarding passes. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha anya_at_large, Thanks for your recent review! Our staff truly appreciates the acknowledgements given for their warm Hawaiian hospitality. We're glad to hear you had a great time staying with us and exploring Kona. Hope to serve you again in the near future! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel for the price! Steps away from the seaside shops and restaurants. Clean rooms, everything in the rooms worked. The free breakfast was filling and we were able to choose from 3 different plates, all which would satisfy! (Pancakes, bacon and eggs or fruit and muesli)

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Rachel D, We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the positive endorsement! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I realize Hawaii is very humid, so a lot of places end up being damp, but you could smell the moisture problem right when you walked in. The rooms were very basic, but very dated. Beds were doubles, but it was a struggle to share one as they were a lot smaller than most double beds. The staff were very... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Shannon31, Thanks for your recent review. We appreciate your comments and hope you enjoyed your stay in quaint Kailua Kona! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team More 

Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit tired in appearance but comfortable rooms. Great location - right in the middle of all the shops and restaurants. Plenty of space. Good beds, old but working a/c and great black out curtains. An excellent place to sleep - which is all we wanted anyways! Only downside was the wifi - it was so slow that it was... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha blong526, Thanks for your recent review. We'll be sure to look into the speed of our WiFi routers! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights. Hotels is steps away from beach and market area where all the restaurants are located. Our room had decent size, clean and had a private balcony. I would recommend this hotel to travelers looking for decent hotel at a reasonable price

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Yuthika G, Thanks for your review! We are still owned and operated by the same family that started it all which is how we are able to provide guests with great, affordable prices and warn Hawaiian hospitality! Mahalo, Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team More 

Tacoma, Washington
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300 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel our last night on the island. It is a nice place and is owned by a Hawaiian family and not a big corporation. The room was clean and comfortable, and everyone was very friendly. The room was basic with a small fridge and a coffee pot. There was no view from our room (not sure... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Susan H, We've been locally owned and operated by the original Hawaiian family that started Seaside Hotels Hawaii for nearly 60 years. Thus is how we can provide guests with a great price and continue to provide the same warm, Hawaiian hospitality since day one! We're glad you stayed with us and hope to have you as a return... More 

New York
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel in the first week of July 2015 and I had stayed at this hotel two years ago. The staff is pleasant but I was a bit annoyed that I was not informed in advanced that the hotel parking lot was reserved to the antique cars group who was staying at the hotel. However, Patty was... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha trekker238, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We apologize for any inconvenience the parking situation may have caused you. We will take your candid feedback into every consideration as we make future improvements. Mahalo! More 

San Jose, California
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price paid it was a very nice hotel. Customer service was fantastic. I love the location and the accessibility to restaurants and it is right across the street from tours and activities pick up. Definitely will go back!

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha MClaudio27, We are happy to hear we were able to meet your accommodation needs in such a positive way! We would love to have you as a return guest, hopefully in the the not-too-distant future! Mahalo! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place that's simple and affordable, with easy access to downtown Kona, airport, beaches, cafes and restaurants - this might be a great choice. Parking and internet available on site. The Splashers restaurant and the coffee shop nearby are an added bonus.

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha UDCAKC, We appreciate your positive review of our property! Hope to have you as a return guest in the near future! Mahalo! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is right at the beginning of the Ali'i drive stretch of eateries and shops. It is across the street from the beach, despite the name. The hotel has a small pool, but it closes at 6pm! There is no free breakfast, but you do get free WiFi. Parking is $5. There was nothing exceptional about the room. It... More 

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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha CaliLove71, Thank you for taking time to review of our property. We take security on our property very seriously and hope that you understand the measures we take to ensure our guests' possessions are guarded until they can be safely returned. With regards to the construction, we are also making improvements steadily to maintain our hotel. Apologies for any... More 

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