Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
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Had the misfortune to stay in this horrible overpriced dump for a week in early summer. Worst experience of my life! hotel is filthy, food is horrible and the staff just doesn't do anything about it. Complained several times about the cleanliness of my room, they let homeless roam around the grounds and the food is just plain bad. Read the other bad reviews before booking this place ( one guest found bed bugs!). Look for another hotel in Kona or even better, go to the Waimea coast...much much nicer.
I stayed with my husband & children & we loved this hotel. Not gonna lie the bathrooms are in need of an makeover & the pool could use a refresh, but nonetheless our stay was fabulous. We had a beautiful view of the water. We could walk into town, about a mile total, there we found many restaurants and shoppes! Locals were so friendly. We got lucky one day and walked there during an outdoor market day; local art, clothing, jewelry and fruits as well. Directly across the way of the hotel is a choice gift shops and ice cream. If you cross the street and walk up the hill a couple blocks you will find a wonderful Starbucks & a Target. Location was terrific! We rented a Jeep and were able to get to the coffee plantation in 30-45 min, volcano in 2 hours, black sands beach , best beaches 15-30 minutes....so many to choose from. Black sands have so many big turtles 🐢, green sand beach 1.5 hours with 3 mile hike as well. I know it sounds like long drives but there is so much to see and take in as well as stops along the way, time will fly.
We are long time frequent guests at the King, one of Kailu Kona’s oldest and most venerated establishments, currently in its second incarnation. As a Marriott Courtyard, the amenities will be familiar and convenient to Marriott travelers, but the KIng Kam is a cut above the usual courtyard. It features a very nice full-service restaurant (Honu’s on the Beach), poolside bar and food service, and houses a variety of small shops, including the ever helpful ABC Store.The rooms are spacious and each has its small private lanai. Poolside rooms are less pensive and offer partial,ocean views. There are no bad rooms or views at the King Kam.The hotel sits on a small beach of its own, the nicest and most protected beach on that end of Kailua Kona. Being able to walk from one’s room directly into the Pacific for a swim and snorkel, where many species of tropical fish school, is a feature no other Marriott Courtyard has to offer.The King Kam is also the actual location of King Kamehameha’s final home, giving it a great historical feeling. From the King Kam, it is a short walk into old Kailua Kona town, to restaurants, stores, and even a micro brewery. For the room charge, the King Kam’s location and amenities are an enormous value. I heartily endorse a stay at the King Kam. You might see me there.
What a dreadful ending to a terrific trip to Hawaii. On May 5th I reserved a "Guest Room, 2 Queen, Ocean Front, Balcony" for three nights starting October 8th. We were assigned Room #403. I asked the desk agent for a room change on the 9th due to excessive noise and a sub-par view and received a return call from "a manager" informing me that nothing was available. We made several more complaints during our stay - something we never do. But it was that bad.Here is what we experienced. Our "Ocean Front" room had a view of two roofs, a parking lot (at various times filled with Port-a-Potties, piles of rusted temporary fencing and miscellaneous other equipment associated with the Triathalon ) and a distant view of the pier. The sub-par view was trumped by unending noise. Each night the music from the outdoor bar meant that we had to speak with raised voices until 9:30. On night one, in addition, we were awakened by booming music in the parking lot at 3:00 a.m. (which lasted 20 minutes) and then awakened again at dawn by shouting Ironman Triathalon organizers/volunteers and attendees and delivery trucks backing up (beeping) in the parking lot. That meant that sitting on the balcony enjoying a cup of coffee was out unless we wanted to listen to the unending noise associated with the Triathalon. Even with the slider door shut we heard all. Our subsequent days were pretty much carbon copies of the first night. Someone must check the slider room windows; I frequently overnight at airport and NYC hotels and never hear such a racket. In fact, we finally got a good night's sleep at an LAX airport hotel on Oct. 11th. Pretty sad, right?Marriott needs to provide rooms as billed. Our room wasn't oceanfront by any stretch of the imagination. Also, it might make sense for Triathalon attendees to be housed in the building adjacent to the event. One would think that Marriott would at least inform potential guests of noisy and crowded events taking place on property as fair warning. What poor customer service and poor accommodation we experienced at the Marriott King Kam.
Landed in Kona late with an early return the next morning so I just wanted a comfortable bed for the night. Check in was quick and efficient and I was soon in my room. I turned down the thermostat and headed out for a shave ice treat. The hotel had several decent dining options as well as several off property restaurants that looked good. I was quickly back and sleeping soundly. Morning came fast and we were quickly checked out and back in the air! Would have liked to stay longer but it got the job done! The room was clean and comfortable, the TV had lots of channels and the wifi was solid.
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Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach HotelKona,United States
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75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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