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Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

2.0 of 5
75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Maryland, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Older hotel in need of repairs, poor sound insulation. We were on 2nd floor of the section with 3 floors. Check in is 3 PM, but room was not ready and the maid could not be found. Finally got room @ 4:30. Parking $5/ day. GOOD breakfast buffet. Friendly clientele, most of whom were on vacation from other parts of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night upon late arrival in Kona. Friendly service, free parking, close to everything in town. Sleeping area was clean and comfortable, but bath area could use some improvements. Our upper-floor room had a sweet little balcony, too -- nice to have morning coffee out there. All in all, not bad.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this place is a place to stay if you want to be close to the oceanfront in Kona. Don't come here looking for 5 star accommodations. It is what it is! It's close to the action during the day and there is a cool farmers market across the street most days of the week. Things close down early around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uncle Billy's surprised us: the room was clean, quiet and there was free parking not far away! The breakfast was good but the only downside of the hotel was the condition of the hotel exterior - the upper floor did not have adequate safety rails (we have a toddler). Overall, a good experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an average hotel but on an excellent location ,walking distance to all attractions bars and restaurants in Alis drive , free braksfast is good , Located only 15minutes from Kailua kona airport.

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Sparks, Nevada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superior room-dirty carpet vacuumed 1x in 7 days and was stained and dirty. bath tub needs to be replaced. Tub mat was disgusting. Door lock was a chain besides the card lock. Wires hanging out of wall. Had to ask for towels for 3 people. I had to fix the towel rack on the first night. Staff had an attitude.... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in need of a major update. I typically do not stay in the One Off hotels but took a chance here. What a mistake. The rooms are so bad, makes you feel dirty just being there. They even charge you $5 to park there. I had made a comment about them charging their paying customers to park... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed an entire week here. Absolutely awesome location, in the heart of Ali'i Drive. Everything is close, and food|beverage|trinkets|oceanfront ALL within walking distance. We rented a car, so Hapuna is 40 minutes away, and Kona Joes is 10 minutes, sights are less than an hour away. We were upgraded to an ocean view room....which rocked. The room smelled awful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The good news - this location is in the heart of downtown Kona with immediate access to the beach and tourist district. It has a great view (recommend 3rd or 4th floors), and free parking on the back side of the rock wall. Breakfast is free, but lightweight. Wireless is free, but VERY slow. I had a balcony with not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Thank heavens we only had to stay one night. The room was just icky. The room definitely needed updating. Old furnishings are understandable but the bathroom was not clean, the beds were not comfortable and there were no black out curtains on the windows. The lights outside of the hotel lobby illuminated our room all night. I didn't want to... More 

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