Location is what this place is all about. It’s an older hotel and it shows, but it’s still a good place to stay as long as you set your expectations accordingly. The reason we chose it is because you can walk to downtown Kailua Kona for shopping and restaurants, and it does have a beautiful view on the water. Everyone was friendly and overall we had a good experience. The saddest part of Kona, and this is not directly related to the hotel itself (even though they’re very close by), is the amount of businesses that have closed, and the increase in the number of homeless people. Some of the nicest beachfront parts of the Town are occupied by homeless people, most of them smoking weed, and it makes you uncomfortable to walk there. When you leave the hotel to walk downtown you have to walk right by a bunch that camp out close by. Most of them leave you alone, but there were a couple times that we were harassed by a few of them, and I saw one guy cuss out a tourist out for not giving him money. It’s a shame because Kona used to be one of my favorite places to visit, but this definitely causes it to lose a little luster. We will continue visiting there when we come, but it definitely won’t have the same amount of excitement unless some things change.