Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach

Big Island, Hawaii

Virgin rating

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

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

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).

Resort fee $22 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - $2 Menehune bucks daily, per person - 2 beach chairs & 1 umbrella daily - Daily 1 hour rental of snorkel gear for 2 - 2 bottles of water daily in room - unlimited local &toll free calls - beach tote bag. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.one per stay 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating More like Roof front!

May 20, 2024 Thorbmore1 Escondido, California

I booked an Oceanfront room here for our stay. We we’re looking forward to it after 5 busy days all over the islands.We got to our room,2nd floor with a close up view of the ABC store roof and an old dock.I went back to the front desk and was told the supervisor that just checked us in wasn’t there and would call me right away.That never… Read more
I booked an Oceanfront room here for our stay. We we’re looking forward to it after 5 busy days all over the islands.We got to our room,2nd floor with a close up view of the ABC store roof and an old dock.I went back to the front desk and was told the supervisor that just checked us in wasn’t there and would call me right away.That never happened.We enjoyed our stay.Getting what you pay for doesn’t always happen.I certainly won’t stay there again or recommend them Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good for kids but bad view

May 15, 2024 Roger P

If you want a protected piece of beach with no waves for the kids to splash around in this may be the place for you. Our room also came with free buffet breakfast which was nice. If you want a great view go somewhere else. The view is spoiled by a huge ugly commercial pier right behind the hotel. Our waterfront room overlooked first the large ugly… Read more
If you want a protected piece of beach with no waves for the kids to splash around in this may be the place for you. Our room also came with free buffet breakfast which was nice. If you want a great view go somewhere else. The view is spoiled by a huge ugly commercial pier right behind the hotel. Our waterfront room overlooked first the large ugly rooftop of the restaurant then the beach and pier. The room was just ok but starting to show wear. Common areas were very nice and new looking and there is an abc store onsite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating WE'll take your money, but don't expect us to be decent...

May 14, 2024 Guide18770246425

We live in Kona, but today went to the King Kam for their Buffet Breakfast, $30.00 each. On the way out, my friend had to use the bathroom. She asked two different employees to unlock the ladies room door. They both Refused! That is ILLEGAL as HELL. If you serve food to the public, you have to let the public use the bathroom!!! It's CODE and it is… Read more
We live in Kona, but today went to the King Kam for their Buffet Breakfast, $30.00 each. On the way out, my friend had to use the bathroom. She asked two different employees to unlock the ladies room door. They both Refused! That is ILLEGAL as HELL. If you serve food to the public, you have to let the public use the bathroom!!! It's CODE and it is also Common Decency! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating WARNING! Theft and poor customer service

May 13, 2024 kellymar Dallas, Texas

WARNING! We had specifically requested no housekeeping during our 5 day stay. On day 3, housekeeping entered our room when they weren’t supposed to and after that our $50 ear thermometer on the bathroom countertop went mysteriously missing. Odd thing to take, but it was gone. After 2 weeks and multiple phone calls, hotel says they cannot find… Read more
WARNING! We had specifically requested no housekeeping during our 5 day stay. On day 3, housekeeping entered our room when they weren’t supposed to and after that our $50 ear thermometer on the bathroom countertop went mysteriously missing. Odd thing to take, but it was gone. After 2 weeks and multiple phone calls, hotel says they cannot find it and can’t corroborate this, so therefore cannot do anything to replace. Marriott customer service won’t do anything either. Rethink considering a stay at this hotel or any other Marriott property based on this lack of concern and action by Marriott. Read less
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Apr 26, 2024 Gena M

We booked a year ago and are Marriott members. Stay with Marriott regularly for business. This is the worst Marriott/hotel I have stayed at. First the room was sold as a great room with a view of the luau. When we got to the room it was a great view of the 1st floor rooftop. Then the toilet had a big brown diarrhea stain down the side. So I… Read more
We booked a year ago and are Marriott members. Stay with Marriott regularly for business. This is the worst Marriott/hotel I have stayed at. First the room was sold as a great room with a view of the luau. When we got to the room it was a great view of the 1st floor rooftop. Then the toilet had a big brown diarrhea stain down the side. So I went downstairs, waited in line, to have them tell us there was no other room and would send someone to clean it. As I am writing this it’s been over an hour with no housekeeping in sight. So I decide to check out the rest is the room….makeup stains on the pillows and stains on the blanket. My husband then went downstairs again to complain and they are suppose to come immediately to change the sheets and clean but still no one has come. Frequent travelers and have never seen anything like this. Oh and to top it off, the pool is closed for renovation so no pool and a lot of construction noise. It’s actually highly unbelievable. Read less