We are located on the West side of Hawaii Island, the Kona Coast, just 7 miles south of Kona Airport.  A beachfront hotel in the heart of the village of Kona.  Across from the hotel is the  Kona Pier used for departures of snorkeling tours, sportfishing, parasailing & Atlantis submarine.  Just few steps to more shopping, dining, and local attractions.

Our beachfront hotel features 455 brand-new guest rooms and suites, complete with new island-inspired decor, modern amenities, spacious lanais, and sparkling ocean views.  Imagine watching the sunrise over Mt. Hualalai, as you enjoy your cup of Kona Coffee from your lanai.  The colors of our guestrooms bring comfort and relaxation ready to explore our Hawaii Island. Home of the Hawaii International Billfish tournament and world famous IRONMAN World Championship Triathlon. The hotel features newly renovated rooms redesigned to embody the essence of Hawaii. Guests enjoy dining at the Honu's on the Beach Restaurant or the Billfish Poolside Bar and Grille, and our award-winning lu'au provides guests with an enriching cultural experience. 


Kona International Airport : 8 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1975
Last Renovation: 2011
Total available rooms and suites: 455


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Destination fee: US $22.00 + tax per room, per night This mandatory fee is subject to change. The hotel can provide current inclusions when you check-in.
Advisory A minimum parking fee of $35 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory Our resort pool will be temporarily closed from April 6th to April 26th, 2024 due to unforeseen emergency resurfacing.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee (Effective for travel June 15, 2019 onwards.):
There is a mandatory hotel-imposed fee payable directly to the hotel. The
following inclusions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

-Two 16 oz. bottles of water, refreshed daily
-Daily rentals of 2 beach chairs with beach umbrella at Kamakahonu Bay
-2 welcome drinks at arrival at Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille or Honu’s on
 the Beach Restaurant
-Daily 1-hour complimentary snorkel gear rental for 2 guests at Kona Boys
 Beach Rentals
-Daily unlimited use of Alii Fun Zone Game room
-15 minutes of play time at Big Island Golf Shop (or 30 minutes
 complimentary with full hour rental)


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3887 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good if you want to be near stuff

    Had 2 rooms here for couple nights. it is not a 4-5 star on a nice beach but the hotel has good location if you need to stay in near the town, coffee shops, etc. Store is connected to hotel so it is very convenient. Pool and outlets were shut down but hotel provided those accommodations at neighboring establishments (used pool at Pacific 19 across the street) Parking situation is nice and easy. Check in was great, got into my 2 rooms a little early and they were near to each other. Hihona at the front desk was awesome.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Will be thinking about adults only next time.

    A little noisy for us. We were on the side of the hotel that had the pool and bar between the buildings. BUT the location was perfect. Also I had great snorkeling right off the beach. Great location to walk and gets meals offsite. Good restaurants nearby.

    Apr 08, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A nicely located spot

    This hotel is in a great location, as it’s by the beach and the strip with shops and restaurants. Ululani shave ice is also located in the hotel, which is great for the hot days. The gym is spacious with moderately new equipment. A family friend pool that’s sizeable is offered as well. Room was basic and clean, albeit a bit dated.

    Apr 06, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointing and overpriced

    For the amount of money (room as well as buffet breakfast) it was EXORBITANTLY overpriced and service was awful. 30.00 for buffet breakfast and only 2 egg offerings and only bacon as meat was offered. Salt and pepper shakers were not filled. No screens on window so birds flew into dining area and nibbled at the food while you stepped away from your table. I was first to enter breakfast the morning and it was evident no one had swept the dining room floor after restaurant had closed night before. The smaller vessel on which my coffee cream was delivered had not been washed (it was was disgusting) Again, given hotel name. Marriott, and the nightly price, room had poor bathroom lighting, no toiletries other than soap. Very. Very disappointing. Would not recommend .

    Mar 26, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We had the most fabulous time at this king Kamehameha hotel. We did not want to leave, the hospitality was out of this world. We were treated special and spoiled so much that we felt very important to every employee. From the cleaning crew, the breakfast staff and the front desk we felt taken care of. Genevieve, Lana and Ned from the breakfast staff were very pleasant to see every morning. Ned was great and gave us great tips for exploring the island. Steve at the parking gate also was helpful and friendly. Hihona at the front desk had the best hospitality, she was kind and caring. She went out her way with our needs. We will go back! We highly recommend to all who visit Kona Island to stay at King Kamehameha. This is without a doubt the best place in Kona.

    Mar 24, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319