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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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West Bountiful, Utah
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is really old and run down. The price is in the range of a $30-$60 hotel on the mainland. The benefit is the location it is on Alii drive and in the heart of the shopping, restaurants and bars. The other hotels are all considerably more. Breakfast is not much.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What I like about this place is it doesn't feel the need to be anything other than what it is. Some of the rooms here are a little tired, but that is what it is advertised as. Beds were very comfortable, and the room with the basalt wall was extremely fun. Complimentary breakfast was actually really yum - muffins were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Uncle Billys a few nights in September. We selected it because we needed a reasonable priced hotel which was on the list of Roberts Hawaii for tour pick up and airport shuttle service and in a location where we could do things within walkable distance. We arrived early but could check in immediately (after they shifted the... More 

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Westport, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank Anne F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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