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75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 14 hotels in Kailua-Kona
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Kailua-Kona, Royal Kona Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Royal Kona Resort makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kailua-Kona. Royal Kona Resort is a family-friendly resort offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as wifi is offered to guests. The resort features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and shops. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Kailua-Kona. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available. Close to some of Kailua-Kona's most popular landmarks, such as St. Michael the Archangel Church (0.4 mi) and Ali'i Drive (0.4 mi), Royal Kona Hotel is a great destination for tourists. Travelers looking to enjoy some surf and turf can head to Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill or Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Island Lava Java, Frenchman's Cafe, or 808 Grindz Cafe. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular gardens such as Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens. Royal Kona is sure to make your visit to Kailua-Kona one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Japanese
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Paul R wrote a review Nov 20
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Me and my partner are from Los Angeles we stayed four nights here for our 10 year anniversary let me tell you from the moment we checked in until we checked out everyone was great. Staff at Don’s Mai Tai bar were amazing we visited there nightly. Landscape of the hotel is well maintained. I think our favorite part was the private lagoon surprisingly it was us and a family of three they soon left and it was just us there. We enjoyed the lagoon for a good two hours. The room was great with a breathtaking view the beds were so comfy. We are currently planning our next trip back and will most definitely be staying here. Also thank you for the champagne and chocolates 😉.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you for appreciating our staff. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Mahalo!
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matthewmU3769QC wrote a review Jan 2020
Alameda, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
This was our 3rd year in a row to Hawaii and we enjoy the Royal Kona so much we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The friendly customer service goes Above and Beyond expectations. Thank you Rene, Rose, Ann, Gino, Matt, Liz, and the complete Staff!i
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Royal Kona Resort
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Aloha, Thank you for your kind review! We are honored that you spent your 20th anniversary with us, as well as being a return guest to our property. We greatly appreciate your kind words and we are so gad that our staff helps to make your stay memorable. We thank you for choosing to stay with us yet again and we eagerly await your return to our hotel! Mahalo, Javier
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Dream605019 wrote a review Nov 18
2 contributions
First we didnt get the king size bed we paid for. Then we were told the reservation is for december so we showed them proof yet still they blame the third party not themselves even if the proof that the third party was not at fault was shown. Then they said no more room available so they have to change the room to a smaller, non ocean view. To make it worse no Microwave and when they gave us a microwave they didnt give us an extension and when they gave us an extension it was the wrong kind. I have to put the Microwave in the sink to reach the plug. The hotel looks old also. They also made us feel "Lucky" that they gave us a room, the staff has bad attitude. To make things worse there was a party until 1am next to our room. Will never come back here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Go somewhere else.
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your feedback! As explained at check-in, the reservation sent to our resort was booked for December, therefore we had absolutely no reservation for you when you arrived. We understand your frustration, however you did not book your reservation through the resort directly, you booked through a third party company who sent us the wrong dates. The front desk very kindly offered you the only room we had available and worked to ensure that you had a place to stay, despite the fact that the resort made no error in your booking and had very little availability. We are an older resort, but we renovated all of the rooms and work very hard to provide the best of service to our guests. We are sorry that you had a negative time with us and should you return we do hope that we can host you again to improve upon your recent experience.
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Jacqueline L wrote a review Nov 15
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We live in Hilo and waited for this hotel to reopen. We heard good stuff about this hotel. And wow we had a beautiful time! Big room, perfect pool, and what wonderful sceneries from the balcony!!! We are so happy we waited and came this past weekend!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha, Thank you for providing your feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope that you can join us again the next time you decide to have a staycation! We would love to welcome you back again for another beautiful stay! Warmest aloha, Zareena
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AllSportsOlympicPerformance wrote a review Nov 14
Placerville, California223 contributions9 helpful votes
All room in either building from center new carpet and beds I presume nice also large 42 inch at least tv . I had my doubts about this hotel set up as 4 years prior we stayed here and then I was disappointed nut not now nor this trip. It is a hotel style but with covid the 1 pool is open and adequate in covid time but doubtful in non covid time as inadequate for the volume and now the entire center middle hotel is shut down for remodeling I presume. Do all is well. I also think parking would be an issue in non covid times but now I cannot complain from my full ocean view room. One tip from top 6 th floor you cannot hear the waves crash the lava rock shoreline but on 3th floor beautiful sound to sleep through. On 6th glory in double queen AC was noisy but on 3 rd floor in king room perfect😊 and king has a couch and spacious walk about floor plan. I did not like the double queen bed floor plan as they did not put any mid bed lighting and the two end side bed lighting is only for appearance not function. You can’t read in bed with the low light level. So deep sink to wash cloths by hand if you so desire and amazing cloths dry in 1 1/2 days no where else in islands does this occur ! At the single outdoor restaurant I recommend the corn chowder soup with a bole of rice. Many delicious surprising seafood in this thick soup yummy. You can eat it and every meal and be satisfied Sea turtles at Hilo Richards beach park. ...... see green sand beach writing ✍️ fit more Kona Richards beach turtles pics
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Kona Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha! Thank you for your feedback and tips! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our updates were pleasing to you. We do have a laundromat on property so that guests can wash clothes, it is on the first floor. We would love to have you stay with us again for another great stay ! Mahalo, Zareena
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$161 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Kona Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Kona Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort Luau (0.02 miles), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.02 miles), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Kona Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Kona Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Kona Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Basik Acai, and Island Ono Loa Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Kona Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Kona Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Kona Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Kona Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (0.8 miles) and Ahuena Heiau (0.7 miles).