The 2.5-star Kona Seaside Hotel has 225 rooms in three 3-story wings and one five story tower, most with a lanai/balcony. This is the ideal hotel for those who want a clean, friendly place to stay at for very reasonable prices. The hotel has a great location for exploring the Big Island and is just a few minutes walk to the center of Kailua-Kona with all its shops, restaurants and night life.
The property is beautifully maintained with acres of lush lawns and native Hawaiian plantings. Amenities include two large swimming pools with sundecks, parking (fee), laundry facilities, a small shopping mall on site and business services.
The location is also a great place to take advantage of all the varied ocean activities available. Kailua-Kona was once the playground for Hawaiian royalty and today serves as an historical waterfront area where you can arrange for a deep sea fishing trip, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and in the winter months, whale watching when the Humpback Whales arrive in the islands from Alaska.
There are two on-site restaurants include the family friendly Tante’s Restaurant, featuring affordable Island cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also the popular Splasher’s Grill located at the Kona Seaside Mall, steps away from the lobby, with an exquisite ocean view from every table. The restaurant feature burgers seafood and steaks, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Kona Seaside Hotel is a budget property, but one that offers nice amenities, is clean and gets very good reviews from guests. If you are expecting room service, spa tubs, granite countertops, you will be disappointed. This a great place for those people who want an active vacation, exploring the Big Island with it’s coffee plantations, active volcano, upcountry farms and ranches and want to come home to a clean, safe room that is reasonably priced.