The Kona Seaside Hotel might not be the most luxurious hotel on the Big Island, but its impeccably clean rooms, low rates, and prime location make it worth considering when planning your Hawaiian getaway. The Seaside Hotel in Kona is located in the center of Kailua-Kona, so you'll be within walking distance of a number of restaurants, shops, and historic attractions when you stay here. You'll also be able to walk to Kailua Bay, where inviting beaches await. Casual and friendly, the Kona Seaside Hotel can be an ideal Big Island travel base, especially if you plan on spending the bulk of your time exploring the island and don't need a ton of hotel amenities to keep you happy.
There are 225 spacious and comfortable rooms to choose from at the Seaside Hotel in Kona, and while they lack fancy decor and a long list of amenities, they are hard to beat for the price. Cable TV, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, a radio alarm clock, a mini-fridge, a small balcony, a telephone, a desk, and a table with chairs are among the standard in-room amenities at the Seaside Hotel in Kona, and some units also feature convenient kitchenettes. You can also request an ocean view unit if you have a little extra money to spend on accommodations. Other things you can request to have in your room include a microwave, a hair dryer, and a coffee maker. As for internet access, it is available for a fee if you want to email friends back home, plan area tours and excursions online, or read about the variety of things to do on the Big Island.
When you're not relaxing in your room at the Kona Seaside Hotel, a walk to the nearby beach cove is always an option. Snorkeling and swimming are among the top things to do at the small cove, and there are larger beaches close by if you want more room to stretch out on the sand. Two small swimming pools and a sun deck can be found back on the grounds of the Seaside Hotel in Kona, so you can take advantage of them as well when the weather is nice. On rainy days, you might head over to the Hulihee Palace Museum for a look. One of the best museums on the Big Island, the Hulihee Palace Museum offers insight into the history of Hawaii's royalty. It also hosts special concerts and hula performances throughout the year, so check the schedule during your visit. You'll find the museum on Alii Drive, which is close to the Kona Seaside Hotel, and other great attractions such as Mokuaikaua Church lie along this renowned seaside road.
While you can walk to a number of good restaurants when staying at the Seaside Hotel in Kona, the hotel boasts two fine eateries of its own that you can also depend on. Island favorites are offered on the menus at Paleo's Bar and Grill, and at Tanti's Restaurant, both of which are open daily. Coin-operated laundry facilities round out the overall amenities you can expect to find at the Kona Seaside Hotel, and parking is available for a reasonable fee. If you aren't renting a car at the nearby airport in Kona, taking a taxi to the Seaside Hotel is always an option. The Seaside Hotels brand offers two other discount hotels that are also good places to save on rates when visiting the Hawaiian islands—the Hilo Seaside Hotel and the Seaside Hotel in Maui.