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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My shuttle driver (from the airport to the rental car agency) asked where we were staying and when I told hime Uncle Billy's, he advised me to get a can of Raid before I got there as all the druggies and low life's stayed there. We were glad to find him badly misinformed! The place is no Ritz, the carpets...

1Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This place was so bizzare. The lights only worked sometimes, the toilet looked and sounded like it was made for a construction worker, and the lights would turn on in the middle of the night. I dont know if its haunted or they have an electrical problem... It is in a convenient location. Thats it. Staff was not very pleasant.

Thank Lovebunnie
Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a superior room on the hotel website for $110/night. We read all the reviews and knew we were taking a risk. But, it was worth it. Yes, the place is old. But they are slowly remodeling. While we were there, they were replacing carpets in the rooms. We were on 4th floor and had ocean views. Stayed 5...

Thank dak0tar0se
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is in a phenomenal location considering its cost compared to the big hotel chains. It is right in the middle of the Kona shopping area. There is a parking lot patrolled by security for only $5 per night. There is a free lot bedside it but that is first come, first served. The hotel lot is visible from...

Thank KimMiesau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a late flight to Hawaii. I had booked ahead for one night before our Airbnb was available. It is very obvious nothing has been done for a long time to keep this property updated or even minimally cared for. Disgusting bathroom and room. Did not want to walk on carpet without shoes and cleanliness is obviously not...

Thank Barbara G
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed one night at Uncle Billy's on our late night arrival on the Big Island. Although near the airport to suit our purposes, we found the location noisy and the room lacking in cleanliness and modern updating. At just over $100 per night it was an acceptable single-night option that included breakfast. The breakfast was an...

Thank MontanaIrish1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is centrally located right on the main drag (Ali'i Drive). You can walk to pier, shops, bars, restaurants, beaches, etc, which is nice, because this area is crowded, so being able to not have to drive is great. Staff is very nice. This hotel has four floors and a lot of rooms on each floor. We stayed on...

Thank Mastashen
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Yes, this hotel is old. But it's also in a great location within 2 or 3 blocks of the Kona Bay Pier (where the Iron Man Triathlon starts and ends), plus the oldest church in the islands, and the spot where the missionaries landed, and a "royal palace", and restaurants and shops. The free breakfast was just the basics. Overall,...

1Thank Larry M
Camino, California
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The front desk people were very friendly, and did absolutely nothing to improve my stay. My room (pre-paid) was changed to a studio with a small bed not suitable for two people. When I requested instead to get the room I'd reserved, I was given a room which had not been cleaned thoroughly. In the dresser were several new and...

1Thank Juliet L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This hotel has had some bad press! Yes it is old but it has history and is not perfect. Billy the owner who has passed was a mover and shaker on this Island, It is family owned I like that! The room was cleaned everyday, the bed was very comfortable, the sheets were soft, the bath was fine. The staff...

5Thank Sheila G

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

Address: 75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1736
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $166 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 146
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“Request a room near the center of the hotel rather than ends near the street.”
 of 5 bubbles MontanaIrish1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“South side side of Hotel 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles 910sheilag, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We really like the rooms on the side closer to the water/alii street. Can hear the local bands play, but it wasn't too loud.”
 of 5 bubbles N3591ULjenniferh, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor at the back was very quiet but no view. All have verandas”
 of 5 bubbles jenwal23, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“it also offers rooms for smokers also all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles stmedic911, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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