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 $30 (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.

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 3823 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great pool and beach at this location

    We stayed here for the last 2 nights of our 17 night trip to Hawaii-the hotel is very conveniently located, close to many restaurants and shops. The best part of the property was the pool and the nice gentle beach. We decided to spend our last day at Kona at the beach, enjoying the scenery and snorkeling. The breakfast buffet was great, we did not eat at the bar, so no reviews there. Our room was great, even though we had a view of the tennis court and parking lot.

    May 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Well-located modern hotel in the middle of Kailua-Kona

    This is a hotel in a very convenient location, right in town with all the restaurants and right at the Kailua-Kona pier, which is the start of the Ironman Triathlon and offers incredible swimming. Rooms are modern and comfortable. Be aware that those overlooking the pool and beach can be loud. Breakfast is nice; great view and the buffet is decent. If you are looking for quiet, this isn’t it, but location can’t be beat. Service is also very good, especially from Annie in the restaurant, and the front desk staff were excellent at addressing issues that came up during our stay.

    May 30, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tiny, run down room for big dollars!

    Run down hotel. My husband is disabled and needs a roll in shower. Upon checking into our closet, yes that about the size of the rooms, we realized our view for 450.00 a night was the roof top to a building. I asked the front desk if they had any ocean views or partial ocean view. I was told NO DISABLED ROOM HAVE ANY VIEW OF THE OCEAN. Not worthy of it I suppose? Rude. After putting some clothes away in our tiny room, which consisted of 4 drawers, we realized the bathroom had no wheel in shower. Went back to the front desk and I told them he needs the roll on shower, as WE BOOKED, so he finally found us one. Picked up all our things again, and moved to the new tiny room. This view is of the tennis courts. As a North America, travel agent who has traveled extensively, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. It’s ridiculously overpriced. Sticking to my IHG hotels! MUCH BETTER!

    May 28, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Avoid If you Marriott Elite Platinum and above than avoid this hotel and go to Waikoloa Ocean Resort . No upgrade and No Breakfast . View of the Parking lot . GM not on site but his voice mail says he will return in March . This is May 2023 . Left a message with front desk and requested to talk to on site duty manager but did not receive the call . High parking fee of $25 Additional Amenities fee of $22 just to use practically Pool and Beach . Rooms are dated and property is Yamanouchi a joke I’m trying to see very old . Bath needs to be upgraded . Elite che k in counter not exist but just sign there but you have to stand in line with rest of the crowd . You don’t get acknowledged as Elite member . We had very wonderful stay and experience at Waikoloa Marriott . Just moved here to be close to the Airport but actually it s only 15 minute time difference . Hotel have contract with Airline so stranded passengers and Pilots presence is seen . For any question they wants to you to refer to Courtyard policy .

    May 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Wonderful Hotel with a Long History of True Hawaiian Hospitality!

    I have stayed at the King Kam, many times and for over 45 years! The location is extremely convenient and close to everything in Kailua Kona. The accommodations are comfortable, clean and a great value! The staff is always friendly, hardworking and helpful! Most of the rooms have great views and are offered at good rates. I have worked within the Hotel and Travel Industry for more than 43 years, I have stayed at the hotel MANY times and booked hundreds of room nights for clients. I have always received wonderful comments, reviews and very satisfied clients! I have stayed at the King Kam myself numerous times within the last few years, for business. I am also a Bonvoy member and stay at hundreds of Marriott properties every year. I must commend a very special and extraordinary employee... "Missy" on the Front Desk is absolutely Amazing! I have observed her many times greeting, working and dealing with guests. Missy is always Kind, Caring and Helpful. I have rarely experienced/witnessed the hospitality, professionalism and welcome she shows to every guest! Missy is a true example of Hawaiian Hospitality and the ALOHA SPIRIT!

    May 26, 2023
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