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“Good Location but a little run down”
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Kona Seaside Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We took an overnight trip and booked this hotel for one night. The room was quite outdated and I asked for an ocean view. I got one but it was a view of the bay. Slick little devils got me because if I looked out a certain way I could see the ocean with a better view. Hey I didn't go to Kona to stay in my room anyway. We drove up to the Volcano the day we got there and then did the luau that evening. The staff was friendly and the Luau was ok (Been to a couple on Oahu that were much more impressive but all in all a good time was had.

Room Tip: We wanted to be able to see the whales at this time of year. If that's what you want you need t...
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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SeasideHotels, Public Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Aloha John S,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel! Our staff strives to provide exceptional service with true Aloha Spirit to each guest. We hope to provide you with future accommodations the next time you are on the Big Island!

Mahalo,
Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Hotel is older, but clean. The room did not smell musty like most older hotels do. Location was excellent, easy walking distance to Kona shops & restaurants. Breakfast options at Splashers were delish...must have the macadamia nut banana pancakes.
Desk & security personnel were helpful & knowledgable. Would stay again.

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Reviewed 24 February 2015

When we selected the Kona Seaside hotel for our one night in Kona (on the way across the Island to Volcano and the East Side) we had modest expectations for a clean room and not much more. What we found, however, was a well-located hotel with a remodeled room and great ocean view, not to mention uniformly pleasant and helpful staff. We didn't try the pool, but others were in it and appeared to be having fun. We would have no qualms in recommending the hotel to friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the main building.
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

I've stayed at the Seaside 4 times now & haven't had a bad experience. The staff are always very friendly & helpful, the rooms always clean & presentable. The small 3 hotel chain is owned by a Hawaiian family that obviously cares about presenting tourists with the true Aloha spirit, i like supporting the local guy. Would.t stay anywhere else in Kona

Room Tip: The best view is the back side facing the ocean but the town view isn't so bad either
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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SeasideHotels, Public Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Aloha Denis2727,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel! Our staff strives to provide exceptional service with true Aloha Spirit to each guest. We hope to provide you with future accommodations the next time you are on the Big Island!

Mahalo,
Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Great place, great location, good people. Still feels like Hawaii! Very clean, completely refurbished, older hotel. Close to everything you might need and want. Would stay there again. Owned and operated by a real Hawaiian family. Not surrounded by a concrete jungle or high end stores like Gucci, very refreshing and real!

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view, fourth and fifth floor!
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SeasideHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Kona Seaside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2015

Aloha Jeep7759,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel! Our staff strives to provide exceptional service with true Aloha Spirit to each guest. We hope to provide you with future accommodations the next time you are on the Big Island!

Mahalo,
Seaside Hotels Hawaii Management Team

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Additional Information about Kona Seaside Hotel

Address: 75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1699
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $192 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kona Seaside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 225
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Also Known As:
Kona Seaside Kailua
Hotel Kona Seaside
Kona Seaside Hotel Hawaii/Kailua-Kona

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