Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach

Big Island, Hawaii

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3414 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3414 reviews

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Feb 17, 2019 Scott H Biwabik, Minnesota

First time staying at the Courtyard Marriot King Kamehameha. Could not have been happier with the staff, location, and accommodations. Very handy for the pier snorkel tours and within walking distance to all Kona restaurants and shops. Which was nice since I did not rent a car for this visit.
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Feb 13, 2019 Travelers1977 Kansas City, Missouri

Kona was our last stop of our Big Island adventure. We enjoyed the perfect location of hotel. The beach was fine for us because we had enough before arriving (small and very calm). Pool had very few loungers so not conducive to late comers. Major annoyance (maybe unknown) Cigarette smoke was frequently present (we had room 556). I was surprised.… Read more
Kona was our last stop of our Big Island adventure. We enjoyed the perfect location of hotel. The beach was fine for us because we had enough before arriving (small and very calm). Pool had very few loungers so not conducive to late comers. Major annoyance (maybe unknown) Cigarette smoke was frequently present (we had room 556). I was surprised. We had lanai door open much of the time. Great hotel Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location and beach

Feb 11, 2019 Lisa H

Overall this Courtyard has an excellent location and the staff are very friendly. The hotel is quite large and broken up into two towers with large public space connecting the two. The front desk was always smiling and greeting us throughout the week we stayed and overall the property is kept clean and in good shape. The guest room is standard… Read more
Overall this Courtyard has an excellent location and the staff are very friendly. The hotel is quite large and broken up into two towers with large public space connecting the two. The front desk was always smiling and greeting us throughout the week we stayed and overall the property is kept clean and in good shape. The guest room is standard with a small fridge and balcony - both nice to have. the A/C worked great and the bedding was very comfortable. This hotel has a small mall area with a convenience store, coffee shop and other places to shop, as well as it's own semi-private beach. I say semi-private because the beach is open to the public, but it seems like a best kept secret in that area. The beach is fairly small and it can get crowded, but it never seemed to be a problem. the walk into the water is sandy, but beware, there are rocks a few meters in. There is a place on the beach to rental snorkel, kayaks and SUP's as well. I would recommend this hotel for the friendly service and great location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent hotel — Ironman route

Feb 8, 2019 222kurtc Omaha, Nebraska

Clean and not noisy - we stayed in February. Ironman fans so we loved that our room overlooked the swim course start and the giant dock that houses transition. Some neat art throughout the hotel. No quiet place to sit for sunrise. All chairs are roped off and not really a beach. But Can sit on the long dock and watch the canoe clubs in… Read more
Clean and not noisy - we stayed in February. Ironman fans so we loved that our room overlooked the swim course start and the giant dock that houses transition. Some neat art throughout the hotel. No quiet place to sit for sunrise. All chairs are roped off and not really a beach. But Can sit on the long dock and watch the canoe clubs in the morning. Walking distance to all of the Kona shops; farmers market and eateries. Only here one night so not much to say. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating super nice staff

Feb 7, 2019 paauilofarmer Paauilo, Hawaii

the hotel is in the end of alii drive, and conveniently located. it's to fancy and some of the carpeting could be replaced. i got a room facing the road, but it was quiet. i am a local person in need of a place to stay for one night for back to back events in kona. the hotel staff (on telephone) said they would try to accommodate an early… Read more
the hotel is in the end of alii drive, and conveniently located. it's to fancy and some of the carpeting could be replaced. i got a room facing the road, but it was quiet. i am a local person in need of a place to stay for one night for back to back events in kona. the hotel staff (on telephone) said they would try to accommodate an early check in and they did! and then the next day i was feeling junk, so i asked for a late check out, and guess what? they did that too. really really nice staff. thanks so much for the accommodations. beds are a little high! Read less