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 A decent stay for the price

Dec 30, 2020 sandeepk421 Mount Laurel, New Jersey

We stayed here during Christmas 2020. We had a great stay, didn’t find anything unsatisfactory. We had a partial ocean view room in the west tower. The hotel areas are clean and well maintained. They have abc stores which has all essential goods and also gift items. They also have a coffee shop which is decent. Overall a great stay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay. Amazing Staff!

Dec 23, 2020 tpeterson97 Monterey, California

We just got back from a 5 night stay at King Kamehameha. Previous reviews had written that rooms were run down and that point stays were treated differently. This could not be farther from the truth. The room was updated, clean and the hotel was following all COVID safety precautions. The staff were amazing especially the front desk and… Read more
We just got back from a 5 night stay at King Kamehameha. Previous reviews had written that rooms were run down and that point stays were treated differently. This could not be farther from the truth. The room was updated, clean and the hotel was following all COVID safety precautions. The staff were amazing especially the front desk and housekeeping. I can't remember the two women's names at the front desk but they were helpful and really made you feel welcomed. The location is fantastic and you can walk to probably 50 restaurants and they have a small beach right outside. If you go to Kona stay at the King Kam! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would stay again!

Dec 16, 2020 Moetwin2 Springboro, Ohio

Hotel was clean, beach quiet with decent snorkeling in direct area. Cabana’s were open, not secured by others at 6am, thankfully! Staff nice and quick to respond. Rooms do not have coffee makers, FYI.
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Dec 7, 2020 SWATraveler99 Union, New Jersey

I am traveling for business (I work for an airline and we just started Air Cargo service out of Kona Airport). Hotel is in a great part of town with many restaurants and shops walking distance away. I walked about a mile down the street to Hugo’s on the Rocks for happy hour from 3-5 and live music daily after 5. I passed about 10 restaurants on… Read more
I am traveling for business (I work for an airline and we just started Air Cargo service out of Kona Airport). Hotel is in a great part of town with many restaurants and shops walking distance away. I walked about a mile down the street to Hugo’s on the Rocks for happy hour from 3-5 and live music daily after 5. I passed about 10 restaurants on the way that were open for business. Pool is open until 10 pm, and even though the hotel restaurant and bar are closed, the ABC store on site has lots of options for beer, wine and cocktails. A full service grocery store was only a 4 block walk away to grab some beers the first night as I arrived after the ABC store was closed. Booked a King with a couch for the first night on points and then a separate reservation for a two bed queen room because it was $30 less a night. Hotel already had my reservations merged without me calling to ask and had me in the King room with ocean view the entire time as a platinum member. Great location and plenty of places for food and drinks if you’re are busy all day at work! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You gotta stay here!!!

Nov 17, 2020 carad765 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

First day back open after 7 months! I can't tell you enough how much you need to come stay here!!!! The manager Matt greeted us and chatted while we waited to check in, less than 5 minute wait. He was so happy to welcome us in! Pia checked us in. And, later we worked with Elizabeth, too! They were both knowledgeable, friendly, full of smiles and… Read more
First day back open after 7 months! I can't tell you enough how much you need to come stay here!!!! The manager Matt greeted us and chatted while we waited to check in, less than 5 minute wait. He was so happy to welcome us in! Pia checked us in. And, later we worked with Elizabeth, too! They were both knowledgeable, friendly, full of smiles and professional. As soon as we arrived in our room she texted me to ask how things were age did we need anything. We did have to get our own bags to the room, but they provided luggage carts. The self parking is really close to room tower entrance. The hotel has been completely renovated and is fresh, contemporary, yet still authentic Hawaiian ambiance, too! Our room, 2 queen Ocean front did not disappoint! It is gorgeous!!! The ocean mural behind the bed is super cool! The View is just what was promised! Went to the beach, right behind the hotel, and the infinity pool and jacuzzi after! Great first day here!!! Read less