Hotels in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona overview

Kailua-Kona is a luxury getaway known for its beaches, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and islands. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Hulihee Palace and Captain Cook Monument. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Park are popular sights to see. A family-friendly area, Kailua-Kona also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Kailua-Kona has accommodations to fit every need. There are 70 hotels in the Kailua-Kona area and you can shop as many as 57 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 51%.
  • • 3 2-star hotels with an average price of $109 per night
  • • 30 3-star hotels with an average price of $96 per night
  • • 26 4-star hotels with an average price of $130 per night
  • • 6 5-star hotels with an average price of $269 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 11656 user reviews of Kailua-Kona hotels:
  • • Ohi'a Park Estate (Kailua-Kona)
  • • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu (Kailua-Kona)
  • • Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village (Kailua-Kona)
  • • Big Island Retreat (Kailua-Kona)
  • • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona (Kailua-Kona)

How to get to Kailua-Kona

Fly in to Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from downtown Kailua-Kona. Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) is the next closest major airport, 27.9 mi (45 km) away.

What to see around Kailua-Kona

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
  • • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation
  • • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm
  • • Kona Community Aquatic Center
  • • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • • Kekaha Kai State Park
  • • Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
  • • Makalawena Beach
  • • Kua Bay
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Keauhou Shopping Center
  • • Kings Shops
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  • • Hulihee Palace
  • • Captain Cook Monument
  • • Hapuna Beach State Park
  • • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

When to visit Kailua-Kona

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 83°F day, 66°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 68°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 72°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 67°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.5 inches
  • • April-June: 1.7 inches
  • • July-September: 2.0 inches
  • • October-December: 3.7 inches