We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Kona Resort

3.0 of 5 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Royal Kona Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Royal Kona Resort
Write a Review

1,746 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    408
    690
    350
    176
    122
See reviews for
296
857
65
47
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (469)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1746)
  • Mar-May only
    (476)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (451)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (413)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (406)
All months
Olongapo
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here last April 2014 and the moment I arrived , the scene was awesome . Relaxing waves and cold breeze greeted me on the shore . The hotel seem a bit old but the overall experience of my stay is great. The staff are nice and helpful. The vicinity is peaceful. I went for a run also within... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Breath taking ocean view, but the room looked like a 2 star motel Friendly staff Large bar with wifi Pool are has a nice view but too few chairs and umbrellas. And where are the showers and toilets? I don't know if the other rooms in the 3 buildings are the same . If I had a room without the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bromley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
39 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travelling around 4 of the Hawaiian Islands, this was the only hotel in the whole holiday which had 2 luggage racks for the suitcases. Excellent sea view. Airconditioning very good, not too noisy, goes below 17C (usual cut-off), dual scales for Fahrenheit and Celsius and set at right location to focus on bed head – too many hotels aim it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has a great location and the view of the ocean from our room was stunning. The room and balcony were both large. There is a mini frig in the room as well as a coffee maker. Wifi costs 9.95 per day but is free in the lobby. The hotel is older and could use a face lift but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, Yes, Ironman is a fun, crazy week for us, and room rates are at a premium. Outside of the main dates, we offer very competitive, value driven rate structure for all categories and views. I'm glad they enjoyed their stay with us, we appreciate their taking the time to review. Mahalo More

San Dimas, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel to stay in if you want to be immersed in true Hawaiian culture. It is an older hotel with lava rock and wood carving walls. For us, it felt historical, a way they share Hawai'i's history. You aren't paying for the Four Seasons, so you shouldn't expect that sort of luxury. That being said, for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA Family, WOW, what a nice review. They definitely nailed it, loving all the key selling features we offer, our terrific staff, us having the best location in Kona, our small but newly refurbished ocean front pool, our clean, well maintained rooms and grounds and the terrific food and beverage. We appreciate their taking the time to share, we... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling during the hectic time of Ironman can be stressful! However never staying here before we Decided to take the plunge. What a wonderful experience. Ann in the registration dept was amazing. Any hotel would be lucky to have such an employee. She went above and beyond! We were upgraded to a corner king oceanfront room. The views were amazing.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, yes, Ironman can and is one of the busiest but fun weeks we participate in, being one of the host hotels for medical meetings, and athletes from all over the word. I'm glad the found the staff super accommodating and friendly, we strive to provide a great experience for all. definitely not the Four Seasons as mentioned.... More

Philadelphia
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
8 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am reviewing the Luau only. Nothing about the hotel accommodations will be reviewed here (because I didn't stay here). Royal Kona Resort Luau: Arrive and expect to Pay to park $5.00 per car. If you have a handicap sticker, it is free parking up near the front entrance. I would arrive 45 mins before (approx 5:15pm for a 6pm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin Square, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last week for our honeymoon and it was just okay. The pictures online make it look better than it seems. We stayed mostly for the location because otherwise there was nothing special about it. The rooms were really outdated and the balcony did not provide much privacy. The place needs a facelift in terms of indoor and outdoor... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, I'm glad these guests decided to spend their Honeymoon with us. Sorry the felt our hotel was only okay, but they did seem to enjoy our spectacular location, our beautiful views from the grounds, pool and bar, Not to mention most of our rooms. Sometimes we're not for everyone, but for the most part, people who do... More

Oceanside, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotels view is worth a million dollars and that's about what you pay to stay here... Ok, not really, but its not cheap... The hotel is dated and really needs an upgrade... That said the bar area was great, right on the water with an amazing view.. The happy hour was decent with $5.50 Mai Tai's and they boast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, glad these guest chose to stay with us, sorry they found us expensive, they must have traveled during Ironman. I'm glad they enjoyed the great Mai Tai prices at Don's Mai Tai Bar, happy hour from 4p-6p daily! Yes our lagoon is cool to, a nice sandy area for sunning, and easy access and safe for snorkeling.... More

sylmar
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be careful when you book the ocean view. Theirs front, side, etc, ,,,,,, We were disappointed we booked ocean view thinking our view was going to view the ocean..... Our surprise when we arrive they stated you booked ocean view but we have different view lateral, frontal, please be specific on your description. They said a difference on price if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DofSales, General Manager at Royal Kona Resort, responded to this review

Aloha TA family, wow, sorry to hear these guests we're not satisfied with their view accommodations. We strive to provide our guests with exactly what they are expecting. A travelers tip, if you are ever dissatisfied with your accommodations, wherever your travels take you, please don't be quiet, bring it to the front desk or managers attention so they can... More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Royal Kona Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Royal Kona Resort

Address: 75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Kona Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 436
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, BookIt.com, getaroom.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Royal Kona Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Royal Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
Royal Kona Kailua
Royal Kona Resort Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

1,593 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1139)
Viewed
Room/suite (209)
Viewed
Dining (65)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (291)
Viewed
View from room (132)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (120)
Viewed
Bathroom (29)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (290)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (424)
Viewed
Amenities (64)
Viewed
Beach (20)
Viewed
Garden View Room (17)
Viewed
Kailua Bay Junior Suite (34)
Viewed
Ocean View Room (28)
Viewed
Partial Ocean View Room (21)
Viewed
Pool (23)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (34)
Viewed
The Hotel (183)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay