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Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI   |  
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

really nice units, staff very helpful, close to everything, pool clean and warm, weather wasn't great but facility can't control that lol. Will definitely be back again, loved the place, loved the island

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

First time staying at WorldMark.....great view, very clean which is a must for me. Two bedroom both bedrooms had their own a/c, two bath plus murphy bed (comfortable). Washer dryer always a plus. Pool area great, small balcony, loved that they have gas grills, 5 night stay and each nice they were used. Ocean one block away very close to main highway. Staff super friendly and accomodating. Only draw back the parking is very tight.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As Worldmark owners, the accommodations at this property are as expected, clean and comfortable. The staff is welcoming and always willing to help. The property is not on the ocean, but if you have a street side unit, you have a trade off of traffic noise, but you can stand outside the front door and see the ocean over the houses across the street. Access to the water is not within a short walking distance and you have to drive a bit if you want to visit a sandy public beach. It is quite a walk to the downtown shopping/restaurant strip, you may opt to drive instead. You cannot view the ocean from the pool, as it is centered between the buildings.

This vacation we booked a second unit down the street on the ocean. Worldmark is more spacious, but not on the water and further from downtown. You need to weigh out your priorities when selecting your resort option. Worldmark owners enjoy the consistency of the property layout and accommodations.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Everett, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We are not Worldmark owners, but we bought credits to stay here from a friend on 2 different occasions. The first time we stayed in a one bedroom and it was just my husband and me. It was clean, the pool is a nice size, the staff super friendly and helpful. The room smelled slightly musty, but as I have mentioned in other reviews, I have found this to be the case in pretty much every place we've stayed in in Hawaii. Any way, the pool area is super clean. They have pool towels. That trip was October 2009. The second trip we brought our kids. This was May 2010. We stayed in the 2 bedroom that also had a Murphy bed. We have 4 kids (they were aged 19,19,8,and 5 at the time), and it felt slightly crowded at times, but mostly was just fine. The kitchen (both times) had everything we needed. The second trip the condo was super clean also. Both times we visited it was so quiet. It is situated more on the outskirts of town, so not too close to restaurants, etc, but still easy to get to these places. One thing we loved was how easy it is to get to the pool. The place isn't huge so it's easy to get to the pool. The units also have their own washer and dryer, which was especially nice when we were there with our 4 kids. They were just the low capacity type, but they still got the job done. There are also some bungalows that are apparently much nicer and newer, which we saw on the edge of the property, but I have no idea how to rent those. There are bbq grills on site by the pool, also easy to access. There is a nice sitting area by the pool that is a covered area. No one had pointed it out, but there is a little area near the office that has beach mats, ice chests, and other beach items for use by visitors left by previous visitors. In summary, if you are a Worldmark member or have a friend to buy credits from, this is a very basic clean condo. When we bought the credits for the first trip, I believe it only cost us $85/night, and it was about $100/night for the 2 bedroom. We were very content here. There is a TV in both the living room and master bedroom. Ok I think I have said enough :)

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a typical worldmark resort, we had a 2BR with 4 ppl in the unit. We had no problem at all with the unit. All of the rooms overlook the pool. Some of the rooms have a view of the ocean from the stairs, front door. We attended the welcome continental breakfast and was able to sign up for a few events at discounted rates. Be sure to check for coupons? The employees were slightly pushy about signing us up for additional owners points, but not as bad as soon of the other locations in which we've stayed. It's a few miles walk into town, but just about 10 minutes to drive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

loved the view the pool the staff was outstanding and very helpful. walking distance to just about every where I love it love it love it.I will be returning soon hope to have more time to hit up Snorkel Bob's and some surfboard training.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Washington
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

On short notice we decided to go to Hawaii, and this resort had four nights available. We visited towards the end of September, early October and the spa's heater still was not working. They would turn it on in spurts so as to not boil the guests, then turn it off. It was warmer than the pool but not by much. The pool area was clean and well maintained and close to the rooms. There are BBQs located near the pool. The location is perfect for downtown Kona. Just far enough away to not get trampled by cruise ship travelers. The accommodations were typical Worldmark units with a washer and dryer. This is an older property but respectable and clean. The one really nice thing about this resort is Laura who is the travel advisor with the open office by the pool. She does a high spirited review of things to do on the island and can book your tours right there. We did the Luau at the hotel down the street. That was nice because it was a smaller venue and there were no bad seats. I would not hesitate to stay here again. The Wyndham Kona was right next door. We were softly hounded to do what we call the "Victim Tour." We went on our last day just to see what the upgrades could be. They are pushing everyone to convert to Wyndham points.

I actually booked four nights knowing that we would not arrive until the morning of our 2nd day due to our transfer flight from Honolulu. I did that so we wouldn't have to wait until 4pm to check in. Our room was ready to go and the staff appreciated me letting them know that was what we were doing a few days before we got there.

We ate three meals at Bongo Bens nearby partly because on every receipt there was an offer for a free short stack of pancakes the next day until 2 p.m. Bongo Bens was one of the few places opened late for dinner. We had gone upstairs to Lulu's after a long day of driving around and not one person who worked their bothered to acknowledge us or seat us. We went back downstairs to Bongo Bens and the staff was immediately attentive to our needs. Food was reasonably priced. Try their passion fruit iced tea.

Another good place for happy hour dinner and drinks was Bubba Gumps.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Number of rooms: 64
Also Known As:
Worldmark, Kona Hotel Kailua-Kona
WorldMark, Kona Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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