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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Westport, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uncle Billy is an icon on the Big Island (he probably owns a good portion of it). Uncle Billy's in Kona is a flavor of what Hawaii is in most areas. If you want a sterile hotel room that could be set anywhere, then go to a Sheraton or Marriot. If you want a feel of the Hawaii we love,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I visited The Big Island for the first time. I selected this Hotel as they included breakfast in the room rate and it looked ok. We found that is was a bit older than we had expected and a bit tired. But the staff were excellent and were able to assist us with any information required. The... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stayed at Uncle Billy's one night because it was one of the cheapest hotels we could find near the airport because we were arriving late and didn't want to pay top dollar for something we were only using for a short time. Pluses: The staff was very nice and checked us in right away. When I couldn't get the... More 

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Hilo, HI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have stayed at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel several times now. This most recent visit we upgraded to a 3rd floor room for extra breeze and a view of a sliver of ocean above the rooftops between us and the bay. You may be saying "What kind of an upgrade was that?" But for a room that has a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After reading numerous reviews prior to booking our stay at Uncle Billy's and hearing comments from some locals, we were somewhat reluctant as to what we would find. What we found was a retro motel with a friendly staff, large clean room, a nice breakfast, pool, and the parking was convenient. We don't require much from a hotel/motel because we... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

From the prime location on Ali'i Drive, we walked to beach, restaurants, and farmers market. Our room was quiet (first floor). Did not try out the tv - we enjoyed seeing stars, hearing waves, and walking through the town.

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Concord,Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was staying overnight in Kona after a day visiting at Volcanos National Park. This place has been around for a long time, and the price was pretty good. The staff was pleasant at check in, and in the A.M. at checkout. My room was pretty good, in size,but my carpet…well, run down and aged and half of it was... More 

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Dillon, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Overall the place was getting run down unfortunately because it was really neat looking in the common areas, the 1st room was so overrun with cockroaches and the smell of human urine by the doorway to the lani we were not staying in it. They gave us another room and it was fine except for the dirty tub and walls... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Your room was worn out. The fan scraped the ceiling. We could not open the doors as there were so many drunks outside of our window. This place is so overrated, We will NEVER stay there again, EVER!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a wonderful place for a short time. I wasn't sure what to expect. The staff provided us with exceptional service and the breakfast was great. Coupled with the location of the hotel(smack dab in the middle of everything) this was a great space to enjoy Hawaii.

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