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Kona Tiki Hotel

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Willits, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we first arrived it was so hot. I thought I would be so happy once I got to my air-conditioned room. Ha right! No AC at this place. And I found out not at MANY places! BUT...once I opened that sliding glass door on our 3rd floor balcony I was so happy. The crashing surf RIGHT BELOW the room... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older family-owned hotel. Only 16 rooms. Rooms are dated, but beds were good. Kitchenette functional where we made sandwiches every day. Excellent continental breakfast included with fresh local fruit and good coffee. No daily housekeeping. Great view of the ocean. But it is loud crashing on shore so bring ear plugs if this would bother you. Can... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, this isn't quite luxury. After all, Kona Tiki is one of the less expensive places in Kona. My decision to stay there was basically: "Well, I might be disappointed wherever I stay. We might as well spend less money." We were not disappointed, although the hotel definitely has a few quirks. The hotel is situated right on the ocean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have to say that the two owners are lovely and one of a kind. They were very helpful to us, even if we were not sure to book there. They helped us find some phone numbers and directions, because at first we wanted to search for an hostel instead of hotel.They also offer to hang out there while waiting... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Although it is on West coast and managers rave about sunsets,the lanais all face South so you have to go down to pool area where you get to be hovered over by the resident managers. Interestingly they have grills that are chained down and pool towels are not left out because "locals will steal anything left out". Safe place? How... More 

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Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

You cannot get a hotel closer to the ocean than this. Every room has an incredible balcony that sits right on top of the seawall and the ocean below. You sleep at night to the sound of roaring waves crashing against the wall that is below your window, and wake to sea birds, blue sky, and boats moving through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The Kona Tiki Inn is a treasure. Our room was on the ground floor, clean, comfortable and oceanfront (as all are the units). We were able to relax on the porch/balcony and be just steps (literally) from the ocean surf. Hosts Gary and Michelle are delightful, they make us feel welcome and definitely keep the inn ship shape. A low... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I can't say how much we loved this place, we stayed for 5 nights and on our month long vacation it was our favourite place that we stayed at, it really made our holiday! Our room was on the ground floor and it was much bigger than I expected, very clean and the bed was really comfortable. Great lanai to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The Kona Tiki has no air conditioning. They have no TV. What they have is an incredible location RIGHT ON THE WATER. My wife and I were rocked to sleep every night by waves crashing about 20 feet from our balcony. Priceless. The staff is incredibly friendly and the place, though old, is clean-clean-clean. (I'm hesitant to give it a... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

5 nights on our first visit to Hawaii. This is the old Hawaii style we wanted to experience. Friendly managers and other guests gave great advice for touring and restaurants. Nice continental breakfast, plus kitchenette for other meals. Waves crashing just off lanai could be an issue for some, but with earplugs made great sleeping for us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Kona Tiki Hotel

Address: 75-5968 Alii Dr, About a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1324
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $56 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kona Tiki Kailua
Hotel Kona Tiki
Kona Tiki Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kailua-Kona
#5 Family Hotel in Kailua-Kona
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