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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Helendale, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me first start by saying that if you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not the place. However, it is very clean and the staff is super friendly and accommodating. We were right across the street for shopping and the ocean. Swimming pool was always clean too. We loved our stay and the staff there!

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would normally never leave a review like this but this was definitely the worst hotel we've every stayed at. We are super low maintenance and have stayed at all kinds of different high and low end hotels and hostels. This was by-far the worst place we've ever stayed. Check in was at 3 and our room wasn't even read... More

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked Uncle Billy's with certain expectation from photos. The pluses for Uncle Billy's are the location, location, location. It was a clean, maintained property with limited amenities. It would seem that they have shifted their business model with changing economic times. It appeared a very good place for kids. There is no longer a pool side bar. Breakfast is maybe... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Uncle Billy's in Kona is within walking distance to most places you might want to visit in the town. If you do want to go somewhere further, they have .plenty of parking on site. The daily breakfast consisted on some yummy fruit, eggs, toast, coffee and anything else you could expect from a continental breakfast. The AC worked well and... More

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Southern California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed one night at Uncle's Billy's before heading over to the Hilo side for the rest of our trip. We are a down-to-earth family who tries to find affordable places to stay without spending a fortune. We enjoyed our night and would recommend the hotel, even for longer stays. It was clean, and pleasant. The kids loved sitting on... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Affordable, convenient & comfortable! This is an older hotel, but the mattresses were comfortable and the staff was friendly. We checked in late one night and checked out right after breakfast (which is free). It was an excellent hotel for a quick pit stop.

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Grants Pass, OR
14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The bed was comfortable. There were two very comfortable chairs, one with an ottoman. The hotel had a nice smaller swimming pool. There was a refrigerator in the room. It was clean. The best part was the location. Downtown Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Shopping, restaurants and the beach were all within short walking distance. Second floor room had windows... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Uncle Billy's was built many years ago and needs a new face lift bad but...the grounds are established and lush, the pool is clean, th4e location is right in the middle of downtown-sweet, and it is next door to a fabulous farmers market. Oh, and did I mention the staff-excellent! I would go back in a heart beat.

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Erie, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

1st room on second floor had non working AC(did not cool), dirty and ripped carpet, old bedding and curtains and damage to the front door lock area. Finally was moved to 3rd floor to a room with a non working safe so was moved again to the next door unit. Breakfast was super basic which was fine for us but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friendly staff and fantastic location however the rooms were pretty average considering the price tag. The ceiling fan was broken and the a/c leaked and was so loud we couldn't have it running. The bathroom was very small not big enough to get changed in and I was travelling with a male friend so was not really appropriate to get... More

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Address: 75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel 2*
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