Set oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town, the Royal Kona Resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites and activities. After a multi-million dollar renovation, guests enjoy upgraded guestrooms in the Ali'i and Lagoon Towers, a private saltwater swimming lagoon, oceanfront pool, tennis courts and spa. The resort also offers meeting facilities, wedding services and Kona's best oceanfront luau. Dine at the water's edge at Don the Beachcomber signature restaurant or try one of the many unique Mai Tai creations at Don's Mai Tai Bar.


Kona, HI, USA - Keahole (KOA) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1968
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 436


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Royal Kona Resort is now a 100% non-smoking hotel. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any public areas. There are three designated smoking areas throughout the resort, please contact resort staff for further information. A $200 cleaning fee will be charged to those who violate this policy. The fee will be assessed by the hotel and charged to the guest's folio. Cleaning fee is subject to change without notice.
Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $25 (plus tax) per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are 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 A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $22.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory Lagoon Tower Improvement Project, November 21, 2022 through October 31, 2023. Royal Kona Resort is a 12-acre oceanfront landmark with three distinct guestroom towers - Alii Tower, Bay Tower and Lagoon Tower Exterior maintenance and improvements are taking place at the Lagoon Tower located on the southern end of the resort property. To minimize noise disruption, repair work on the Lagoon Tower will be restricted between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday.
Advisory All other guests, who do not specifically book the “Lagoon Tower Renovation Rates”, will be guaranteed accommodations in the Bay Tower or the Alii Tower. Please note that guests pre booked for the “Lagoon Tower Renovation Rates” will have the option to upgrade to the other towers upon arrival, based on availability and best available rates

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 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 - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Amenities included in the resort fee are:

• Welcome to Paradise Mai Tais (two coupons per room/stay)

• Bottled Water on arrival (two per room/stay)

• Filtered Water Stations 

• Enhanced Guestroom Wi-Fi

• Fitness Center Access

• Guestroom Safe Usage

• Local & 800 calls

• Daily Yoga/Fitness Classes

• Daily Hawaiian Cultural Activities (weekly schedule and sign-up available at Front Desk)

• Reef Safe Sunscreen (available at the pool)

• Complimentary Tennis Racquet Rentals, Tennis Balls & Water (available at Royal Kona Resort 

Tennis Club)

• $20 Lotus Center Spa Credit (available on 90-minute massages)

• $20 greens fee credit plus 50% discount on club rentals at Makalei Golf Club ($25 value)

• 20% off green fees and club rentals at Makani Kai Golf Course ($33 value)

Inclusions subject to change and are based on availability. Some activities require reservations.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4979 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Customer Service Above and Beyond.

    I live in Kona and I've always loved the Royal Kona. I've stayed there many times. I purchased a room for 2 nights for me and my visiting family. I asked to have the same room as they had separately purchased for the 3rd night. It was not available. One of my family members is a little frail and delicate right now. Heidee went above and beyond for us and booked the same room for all 3 nights. We finished payment and arrangements, with 2 separate cards, which took some time. THEN my family needed to change the credit card they used. Heidee was SO VERY kind and patient and spent so much time with us making the change. The room was beautiful, the staff is kind and caring, and we all had a great time. Mahalo for making a special visit even MORE special.

    Jun 05, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The location is good, there is enough parking for the vehicle (not free). The rooms are not fancy, but the staff is very welcoming. There is some excellente animation at the hotel, show, live music, etc..

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mostly a nice Hotel, great view from our room...just one issue.

    Mostly a nice hotel. Beautiful view from our room. Restaurant was nice, but wish it stayed open later than 830pm as most of our day trips didn't get back until around that time. Our only issue, and it was also the issue of several other people at the hotel that week, we found a roach in our room. It was crawling on the bathroom sink, we alerted the Front Desk, they said that they were aware of that happening and that it was due to construction and that they would let the Manager know and they would make a note on our account to get back with us. They never did. The Front Desk staff asked if we wanted someone to come in and spray the room, but we said No, not while we are staying in it, but they can when we leave in a couple of days.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aloha is alive and well at the Royal Kona Resort

    Could not have been more relaxing. Staff was awesome. From George, Lacey and Kahili behind the bar. To the housekeeping staff and Jhon the pool attendant. We walked all over Kailua, everything was 10 minutes away. Even the Lu'au was quiet impressive, which can be a let down at most hotels. Come and do everything or just do nothing at all. It's the Kine.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved our hotel and location

    We were upgraded to an ocean view room and loved it!!! The check-in, lobby and restaurant staff service was excellent. The room attendants were phenomenal. Every day after a long day out, we came back to a neat and clean room. Everyone was so nice! The hotel was centrally located so we were able to walk most of the time. The only issue was the noise from the construction taking place on our building. It's understandable and it didn't really affect us much. We would stay there again under the same circumstances and we would definitely recommend the hotel to others.

    Jun 01, 2023
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