Kona Seaside Hotel - Kailua-Kona  2 stars

75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua, Kailua-Kona, United States, 96740  show mapSave
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The affordable Kona Seaside is conveniently set minutes away from Hawaii Gateway Energy Center, Holualoa Village and Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show.

The hotel’s central location offers quick access to monuments and a palace. Kailua-Kona city center is 1km away.

The hotel boasts close proximity to shopping centers and coffee shops.

15km to Kona International airport.


All 225 modern rooms at Kona Seaside feature a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a mini-refrigerator and individual climate control. There are rooms with spectacular views of the ocean. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.


The family restaurant provides delicious meals.


Guests are welcome to use parking, a safe deposit box and a lift for general purposes and computers, a business center and internet access for business needs.


Guests will benefit from a sundeck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course. Sport facilities include deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving and more.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   228.

City Center Kailua-Kona - 1700 ft
Airports Kona International Airport (KOA) - 7.3 mi, Kamuela (MUE) - 32.6 mi
Restaurants Wendy'a Old Fashioned Hamburgers (cuisine: American) - 100 ft, Buns in the Sun (cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Bagels) - 200 ft
Beaches Island Breeze Luau - 1400 ft, Kona Coast State Park - 1.0 mi
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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        Kona Seaside LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Kona Kollectables
          3700 ft
        • Lei Aloha Charter Fishing
          5.3 mi
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1400 ft
        • Hawaii Gateway Energy Center
          1.6 mi
        Shopping areas
        • Keauhou Shopping Center
          2.5 mi
        • Fun Factory
          1400 ft
        • Swing Zone
          4000 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Ahu'ena Heiau
          1000 ft
        • Hulihee Palace Gift Shop
          1000 ft
        • Hulihee Palace
          2000 ft
        • Old Kona Airport Park
          1.2 mi
        • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
          3.0 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • University of the Nations
          5000 ft
        • Hawaii Flight Academy
          1.2 mi
        • Honokohau Harbor
          3.0 mi
        Oceanfront Areas
        • Kailua-Kona
          3000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Kona Coast State Park
          1.0 mi
          Highway 19, Kailua-Kona
        • Mauka Meadows
          2.4 mi
          75-5476 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa
        • Holualoa Village
          2.5 mi
          Highway 180, Kailua-Kona
        • Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show
          2.6 mi
          5815 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
        • Magic Sands
          2.9 mi
          Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona

        Near the hotel

        • Island Breeze Luau
          1400 ft
          75-5660 Kopiko Street C7-161, Kailua-Kona
        • Kailua Pier
          1400 ft
          75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
        • Kamakahonu
          1400 ft
          75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
        • Ahuena Heiau
          1800 ft
          Behind the King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua-Kona
        • Mokuaikaua Church
          2000 ft
          75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
        • Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center
          4600 ft
          P.O. Box 833, Kailua-Kona

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Wendy'a Old Fashioned Hamburgers

          54% likes this, based on 22 reviews
          Cuisine: American

          100 ft
          74-5586 PALANI RD

          Phone: (808) 334-0370

        • Buns in the Sun

          81% likes this, based on 95 reviews
          Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Bagels, Hawaiian

          200 ft
          75-5595 Palani Road # A10

          Phone: (808) 326-2774

        • L & L Hawaiian Barbeque

          67% likes this, based on 84 reviews
          Cuisine: Hawaiian

          200 ft
          75-5595 Palani Rd Ste A6

          Phone: (808) 331-8886

        • Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery

          71% likes this, based on 1017 reviews
          Cuisine: Pub
          Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

          900 ft
          75-5629 Kuakini Highway

          Phone: 808-334- 2739

        • Da Shave Ice Place

          77% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Cuisine: Hawaiian

          200 ft
          75-5595 Palani Road

        Kona Seaside Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kona Seaside

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 210 reviews

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        • Single

          Hotel was as expected after reading the other reviews on here and Trip Advisor. The hotel has dated decor but was clean. I stayed there for 2 main reasons; location to the dive shop I was going to be doing all my diving with (20 minute walk) and the price as I didn't want to spend a ton of money on lodging for this particular trip since it was only 3 nights and I was by myself. Location is convenient with several very good restaurants nearby and shopping all within walking distance. Staff was friendly and helpful in arranging an early morning cab ride to the airport for me. Decent value for the money and I would not hesitate to stay here again when in Kona.

          Dead cockroach on the floor next to the sliding door to the balcony. Never saw any live bugs of any kind so I tend to believe this might have been isolated. Room service forgot to add coffee during one of the cleanings which meant I could not have any coffee in the room prior to leaving...a nit I know but sometimes you just want to make coffee and sit before beginning the day. But that got me moving a bit sooner so I could go hunt down some coffee.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Thank you for an opportunity to stay in your hotel! I like very much the people (very nice ladies in reception area). I was afraid that my room will be very noisy and asked for quiet room dacing away from traffic - my wish was met and it was O.K. (I used my ear plugs during the night just in case). Breakfast was good and in great location with nice waterfront view! Swimming pools nice and clean! Your price for hotel room I stayed in was reasonable. I would stay in your hotel again.Thank you! Sincerely yours, Andrew

          My bed was little too hard...

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Nice people, clean rooms, good value, good locatiom

          Not enough parking spaces

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I have stayed at the Seaside at least a half dozen times. It is clean, safe, great location, and inexpensive. For me, that is all I need. I am already planning my next visit.

          The Seaside is an old hotel, but well maintained. It can be noisy. If you are a light sleeper, you probably will not like it.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The free breakfast was great.

          The room we had (5019) was the noisiest I've ever had. It took a while to fall asleep due to the traffic noise on Palani. Having a motor cycle dealer across the street was partly responsible.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The location.I Did not use the pool but it was nice and clean.

          For the price paid internet should be included. In the bathroom no hairdryer. No safe in the room. Rooms are too noisy (windows are really "light", you hear all the traffic. The breakfast is not in the hotel. They give you a voucher you can spend in a nerby restaurant. Parking was additional 5 dollars (again for the price paid parking should be included).

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Really good value for money. The restaurant 5 course meal for $14.95 right on the beach was fantastic! Lovely, helpful staff on the front desk.

          Parking is limited, so we did not feel confident going out in the evening in case there were no parks left when we returned.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          swimming pool is ok

          Wifi was not free (and a bit slowish for the price)

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We stayed at this hotel because it was convenient for us. We came from Maui to join our ohana in the celebration of our cousin's 1st luau at the Hale Halawai Hall near the beach, which was" Awesome". Pretty much everything is in walking distance, the shopping, Ono-Ono restaurants (all types) reasonable prices for the ohana,parking so convenient to get in and out. The hotel is clean, walk ways, pools, lobby, hotel rooms and laundry room. Can't forget the staff, we always can tell when they are friendly, it starts with the front desk when you check in. The staff would greet us everyday while we were there, rather if it was day or night. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who will be visiting Kailua, Kona. Mahalo for making our weekend vacation a memorable one. Until we meet again aloha !!!!! Eddie & Van

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          I liked the free breakfast. The restaurant was nice. The location of the hotel itself was excellent: walking distance from everything we wanted. The staff were very friendly and competent. The lobby was beautiful. The beds were comfortable. Everything clean.

          The location of the room. It was close to a busy intersection. We asked to change rooms, but the alternative we were offered was just a few doors down from there, still close to the intersection with traffic noise and pollution. The rest of the hotel seemed relatively empty including rooms on the quiet side of the hotel, and we wondered why we couldn't be over there. The plug in our bathroom sink was loose.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          It was fairly close to the airport which made it easy to get to. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. It was a big place with 2 pools and a few good choices for breakfast, one of which we enjoyed overlooking the ocean.

          I wished they would have offered a shuttle to and from the airport. Of the 3 hotels recommended none offered shuttles so I just happened to pick Seaside, but if they had a shuttle from the airport it would have made Seaside definately the one to choose over the competition.

          • Average rating
        • Couple


          Breakfast was limited and not many options were available

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Nice location, in town center & near seaside. Nice breakfast restaurant. Hotel site good and well maintained. Good and clean rooms

          Many youths, which means that it can be noisy, particularly Friday- and Saturday evenings

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location near shops and water front.

          It is a bit old and tired, with furnishings and fittings in need of an upgrade.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Helpfulness of staff. Also, I like the fact that each room has a lanai.

          • Average rating
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