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Set in a colorful 1920s building, this modest hotel is 4 miles from Hulihee Palace museum in the Kailua-Kona Village, 5 miles from Kahaluu Beach Park and 6 miles from Keauhou Bay, in a quiet art and coffee Village named Holualoa. The hotel sits across the road from restaurants, cafe's, and a general store. Art galleries line the street within walking distance. This is Kona Coffee Country and tasting opportunities surround the property. This hotel is one of the last affordable family run historic hotels offering Vintage Hawaii warmth and charm. Bright, basic private rooms come with free Wi-Fi, parking, and offer shared bathrooms and common areas. Many rooms and common areas offer partial views of the Pacific Ocean and those famous Hawaiian Sunsets.
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Our daughter fell in love with this place because it is not the typical, sterile atmosphere. You do hear the floor creak and there is a cat. Is this a bonus? or a negative? I liked this place because in Hawaii, I don't need anything fancy. Perfect for your tight budget.
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I loved the ambiance and the price of the stays I made at the Kona Hotel, BUT what has happened to even the Kona Hotel? A cleaning fee tacked on to the bill???? I thought the price of a room included a cleaning fee that was paid to those who make up the room for the next
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Response from konahotel, Manager at Kona Hotel
Responded Jun 13, 2017
Hello! Nightly rates currently range $39-$65 and a cleaning fee of $25 is applied to help offset short stay costs. Thank you for staying with us and providing your feedback!
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We stayed here 3 nights while we visited Kona.This hotel has an old Hawaii charm and is very laid back and definitely a bargain, considering prices in Kona. It was about a 10 minute drive into town, and it actually felt good to leave the city each night. We went to sleep to the
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Response from konahotel, Owner at Kona Hotel
Responded Feb 25, 2017
Aloha and mahalo for your honest feedback. We are so happy that you were able to enjoy your stay and most importantly, feel safe and comfortable. Our 1926 hotel certainly has a charm of its own and though we would love to be able to bring the hotel to its full potential, it's just a matter of a short time now until this iconic family run hotel will "retire" and be no more. So, we're glad you had a chance to be a part of this history so that one day, you may be able to say that you stayed in the first hotel Kona had to offer visitors from near and far. We wish you continued safe and happy travels. Much Aloha, The Inaba 'Ohana
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We ended up heading back into Kona for one last night and needed a place to stay that was not $$$$. Easier said than done. I eventually found the last room they had on Air BnB. Stacy was really friendly and helpful, telling me how to book on Air BnB and fully explaining that
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Response from konahotel, Owner at Kona Hotel
Responded Feb 21, 2017
Thank you for the very nice review Kristine. Our 'Ohana (family) is very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the area and the hotel for it's historical qualities. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to Hawai'i Island one day. Take care, travel safe.
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Staci was a great host. She noticed that I book a room with two bed and offer me another room with one. Super clean, share bathrooms were updated and clean. Great view of Kona. Staci gave me great advice for snorkeling and dinner. Great at getting touch with you via email and
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Response from konahotel, Owner at Kona Hotel
Responded Feb 7, 2017
Aloha Brandi! Mahalo for your wonderful feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the simple amenities of our hotel. Thank you for sharing your appreciation for Staci, she is certainly a gem and we're glad that she was able to provide you with her outstanding "Aloha" service. Much Aloha, The Inaba 'Ohana
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Room 11 has panoramic views of tropical landscapes and ocean below. Breezy and bright.
Looking down to Ali'i drive from back of Hotel
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Sunset Watching Space
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Restroom with a view
"All rooms are special."
"Room #11 has a really pretty view."
"We only stayed in 2 of the rooms, but I saw every other room, and every room in the hotel is wonderful in its own, unique way."
"if your looking for a big impersonal hotel with a pool and a TV. go stay down on Ali'i drive."
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiHolualoa
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