Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach

Big Island, Hawaii

The hotel

Located on the grounds where Hawaii’s most famous king once ruled, this is a stunning hotel, contemporary in feel with top notch amenities. Overlooking one of the best snorkelling bays in Hawaii, it’s a must for water sports fans as well as those who simply enjoy a beautiful beach to lie on. Shops, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance but there’s plenty to keep you entertained on-site. During high season, the Island Breeze Lu’au is one of the Big Island’s most popular events. As well as a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet to feast on, with dishes cooked in a traditional underground oven, dramatic Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment ensures an unforgettable evening for all. Before the feasting and dancing even begins, outrigger canoes carrying the royal court glide past the ancient Hawaiian temple on the seaward border of the hotel, an incredible spectacle you’ll want to capture on camera! Honu’s Restaurant is also a treat, overlooking the beachfront and complete with firepits so you can linger long after the sun has set. For more casual fare, Billfish Bar serves dishes such as calamari ‘fritte’ and seafood cobb salad as well as signature cocktails. To work off all that delicious food, there’s a recently opened tennis centre with two championship hard courts as well as hiking and biking through glorious state parks.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of the historic fishing village of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hotel information

452 rooms and suites on 6 floors. All with air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi, refridgerator, tea/coffee maker, iHome alarm/clock radio for iPod, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanfront Rooms offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Honu’s Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Billfish Bar (poolside – lunch/dinner), Menehune Coffee Company. Swimming pool, whirlpool. Island Breeze Luau*. 24-hour fitness centre. Tennis centre. Beauty salon*. Limited room service*. Regular Hawaiian entertainment including Island Breeze Lu’au and live music. Convenience store. Mall shops. Guest service desk. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Self-parking $16 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 13, 2021 Therese9 Irvine

The room is OK, didn't like the $25 resort fee added since I did not use any resort facility. I had 2 unauthorized charges (parking and restaurant) that I had to call to remove since I never used the parking or the restaurant.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and friendly staff

Apr 11, 2021 Chengchl San Jose, California

We stayed here for a three-night trip. It turns out to be a wise decision. The hotel overall is excellent! The staff members are very friendly and would check with you whether they can be of help. The room is super clean and has great views to the ocean and the beach. That means, the hotel has walking distance to the ocean and beach! Also, it is… Read more
We stayed here for a three-night trip. It turns out to be a wise decision. The hotel overall is excellent! The staff members are very friendly and would check with you whether they can be of help. The room is super clean and has great views to the ocean and the beach. That means, the hotel has walking distance to the ocean and beach! Also, it is walking distance to many good restaurants (I love Paradise which crosses the hotel, it has the best pasta!) and one fabulous shave ice store (Scandinavian Shave Ice). The hotel has east and west tower. We booked two rooms in the beginning and were assigned each room at each tower. I personally prefer west tower because the view seems better and more outlets available in the west tower room. However, the east tower room seems to be more spacious with a walk-in shower. The internet connection is not very good in my east tower room though. We in the end switched to another west tower room. Overall it’s a great hotel with excellent services and decent facilities! If you are browsing and deciding, just book it! You won’t be let down. Read less
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Apr 8, 2021 Olga Z Pleasant Hill, California

We loved our stay at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Kona. Loved the swimming pool area. There are a clean and nice pool and a hot tub. The sandy lagoon is located just outside the pool area. You can rent kayaks and sups as well. Our room was super clean, nice, smelled great, had a small and cozy patio with both mountain and ocean views. The room… Read more
We loved our stay at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Kona. Loved the swimming pool area. There are a clean and nice pool and a hot tub. The sandy lagoon is located just outside the pool area. You can rent kayaks and sups as well. Our room was super clean, nice, smelled great, had a small and cozy patio with both mountain and ocean views. The room service was amazing, we asked multiple times for towels and water and got it all delivered to our room within 10-15 minutes. The hotel is located right by the street where all the restaurants are located. I would upgrade the bar/ restaurant menu to have healthier food options, but it didn't bother us to much as we had multiple food option available right around the corner. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location with its own beach access and a walk to restaurants and harbor activities

Mar 30, 2021 Dl0vestotravel Fremont, California

Wonderful resort. Nice pool. Restaurant overlooking the beach. Small beach from where you can snorkel. Right next to the harbor which is a pickup point for some snorkel, sunset tours. Walk to plenty of restaurants and waterfront. Spacious, clean and well equipped rooms.
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Mar 23, 2021 Coastal286417

There are no words to describe what a beautiful gem this place is. Spent over three months working remote from several of the islands of Hawai'i. No other hotel made an impression as much as, Courtyard King Kamehameha. On day one I received a warm welcome from the entire staff and it continued through out my entire stay. Devin from the front… Read more
There are no words to describe what a beautiful gem this place is. Spent over three months working remote from several of the islands of Hawai'i. No other hotel made an impression as much as, Courtyard King Kamehameha. On day one I received a warm welcome from the entire staff and it continued through out my entire stay. Devin from the front desk stood out amongst all the others. Devin went above and beyond to accommodate all my needs. He rapidly resolved and addressed any issues and concerns I had. Devin truly made me feel at home. I can't wait to stay at this hotel again, I am already planning a return ^_^ Read less