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Aston Kona by the Sea
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   75 - 6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly ResortQuest Kona By The Sea)   |  
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Louisville, Colorado
2 reviews
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“Saved our Big Island trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a disastrous stay at Halii Kai at Waikoloa we were able to move to Aston Kona by the Sea with great assistance from Jeffrey at Costco Travel. We moved from a miles from ocean condo to an ocean front condo with kind employees and a wonderful feel. The condo was homey and comfortable and we enjoyed it very much. The pool was very nice, though nothing fancy. We spent hours there, literally as we spent much of our last day at the pool after we formally checked out since we had a late night flight. The registration desk attendant was very nice about letting us continue to hang out and kill time. There is not a real beach, but there is a nice sandy area and great tidepools just beyond the pool. We were in room 101 and it was wonderful. Great views from the Lanai and very comfy. The daily cleaning was nice and the washer and dryer were life savers, travelling with three kids. It was very nice to actually be in what really felt like a beach town and we loved our stay. If we hadn't been able to move, it would have been a tolerable week on the Big Island after our week on Kauai, as it was we had a wonderful time on the Big Island.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a while ago and absolutely loved it. The rates were reasonable so we opted for the ocean front room. It was huge! Great island decor an literally just steps from the water. There isn't a "beach" but there is a lagoon where you will see turtles and fish congregating and a nice sandy area to sun bathe. Friendly staff and gorgeous pool as well! Love this place!

Stayed November 2013
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review please return very soon.

Mahalo

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from Kona and we stayed here for the first night we arrived. I wanted a location that was ocean front and not just view and we received just that. We stayed in room 101 and the view was amazing of the ocean. Even though it's the first floor, it's not ground level so you will be able to get a nice view of the waves crashing on the rocks.

The rooms were a nice size and when we checked out, we were told that room was getting new furniture. We said that if we came back to Kona and needed a place to stay for an extended period of time, then this would be the place.

We didn't get in the pool there but I guess it was a decent size. There is also a small stretch of beach but you have to climb down a wall and over rocks to get to the water which isn't very swim safe. We did see some small marine life and a turtle that was being pushed back from the waves.

All in all, we loved this place and it was a great way to start the vacation.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
First impressions are always important. We are happy that we kicked off a great vacation. We hope now that you found us you will stay longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Aston Kona by the Sea for a full week and loved the entire time. Our room faced directly out onto the ocean and it was so close it sounded like the waves were right at our doorstep. The room was a condo-type room, so had everything that one might need, including a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, utensils, etc. It also had a washer/drier, safe, two televisions, etc. The hotel is about two miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona. We loved our stay and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Kona by the Sea is calling for your return. We appreciate your great review.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If coming to Kona, you must stay at the Kona by the Sea. The modern decor with some original Hawaiian art, clean carpets, and great ocean front view of Room 323 is perfect for couples even though the sofa sleeper could accommodate 2 more easily. Relax in the chase lounge on the spacious balcony and watch the waves crash against the rocks. The facilities are clean and nice and you are only 2 miles on Alii drive from all the oceanfront action. Free videos (we only tried one night to watch videos but couldn't figure out how to operate the DVD player), daily room service and pool and hot tub makes this condo an ideal relaxing place to stay

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
When you return we are happy to show you how our Play station works. Please return very soon your ohana is looking forward to it.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved staying here. Our room was amazing, clean and had an amazing view. I would stay here again and would recommend staying here for anyone. We just left on 6/17/14 and want to go back!
If you are looking for a nice family friendly place, this is your place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review. You are right we are perfect for families. We make you feel at home.

Please return soon.

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Welland, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here with my husband and three kids for one night, but we honestly could have stayed a week. Great 2-bedroom oceanfront unit, worth the extra to upgrade. Beautiful view, wonderful freshwater pool, and great location. Expedia rep on site made it so much easier to book scuba trips and other excursions. Loved it, so tough to leave!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eagle10, Guest Relations Manager at Aston Kona by the Sea, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
We hope you do plan at least a week with us one night is definitely not enough.

Thank you for staying with us.

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Address: 75 - 6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Formerly ResortQuest Kona By The Sea)
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 31 Specialty lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Kona by the Sea 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate, oceanfront resort with breathtaking views and spacious suites. This condominium resort fronts a magnificent rocky shoreline with its own sandy lounging area, outdoor barbecue facilities and more. Located just south of historic Kailua-Kona with its charming shops, dining and nightlife. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Kona By The Sea Hotel Kailua-Kona
Kona Sea
Resortquest Kona Sea
Kona By The Sea
Aston Kona By The Sea Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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