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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad service in a great location.

Jul 28, 2021 Departure03753561333 West Hartford, Connecticut

Amazing location , okay rooms but and it is very unfortunate , terrible service … Although requested twice , our rooms were not cleaned 2 days in a row , orders of food coming incomplete, no beach towels available on a morning at the time where everyone needs them. It just looks like a property with a lot of potential that is being very poorly… Read more
Amazing location , okay rooms but and it is very unfortunate , terrible service … Although requested twice , our rooms were not cleaned 2 days in a row , orders of food coming incomplete, no beach towels available on a morning at the time where everyone needs them. It just looks like a property with a lot of potential that is being very poorly managed . Unfortunate in general , but even more when you look at the price of a hotel room. Read less
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Jul 16, 2021 920russellf

Very good service. Comfortable rooms. Good location. Restaurant was good. Nice pool. Small beach, but nice place to lounge. Located by harbor so its convenient to many of the tours and walking distance to shops other restaurants. Rooms are large with balconies. Great staff
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location, Location, LOCATION!

Jul 14, 2021 snwarnold

The location was so perfect! It was amazing to have so much within walking distance. Everyone there was so kind and welcoming! We loved having the bar and a nice pool on property. The Luau was incredible and the beach access was so fun! Our only complaint was that in the mornings, you can hear EVERYTHING. The doors and elevator were loud. The… Read more
The location was so perfect! It was amazing to have so much within walking distance. Everyone there was so kind and welcoming! We loved having the bar and a nice pool on property. The Luau was incredible and the beach access was so fun! Our only complaint was that in the mornings, you can hear EVERYTHING. The doors and elevator were loud. The amenities definitely outshined it and we would definitely stay there again, I would just make sure to bring earplugs. OH… Shave ice. YES! The shave ice at the hotel was INCREDIBLE! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating excellent location, very clean rooms with comfy beds!!! friendly stuff ready to help with all our needs.

Jul 13, 2021 ba852

Maile C. and Devin at the front desk, were awesome, they really cared about my family and I having a great experience in Kona, They went out of there way to make our 7 day stay an unforgettable vacation. Thank you Maile C. and Devin making us feel at home away from home!! Darci at the poolside bar was super busy, but always had a smile and was… Read more
Maile C. and Devin at the front desk, were awesome, they really cared about my family and I having a great experience in Kona, They went out of there way to make our 7 day stay an unforgettable vacation. Thank you Maile C. and Devin making us feel at home away from home!! Darci at the poolside bar was super busy, but always had a smile and was friendly!! Read less
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Jul 13, 2021 Lillian A Anchorage, Alaska

We were finally able to return to The Big Island and the King Kamehameha from our home in Alaska after the long, enforced absence due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The friendly, helpful staff and beautiful location have refilled our souls with aloha! I must say that I have never seen the hotel and property this busy. Wow! We are obviously not… Read more
We were finally able to return to The Big Island and the King Kamehameha from our home in Alaska after the long, enforced absence due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The friendly, helpful staff and beautiful location have refilled our souls with aloha! I must say that I have never seen the hotel and property this busy. Wow! We are obviously not the only ones starved for the warmth of Hawaii. Still, even faced with hoards of travel-hungry tourists, the King Kam did not disappoint. We are looking forward to returning for a few more days later this month—one brief stay just wasn’t enough. Read less