Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

75-5739 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI 96740, United States
+1 808 329 1393

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About Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

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Set in Kona, Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is a short walk from Kamakahonu and offers an outdoor pool. It is moments from the Hulihee Palace and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

There are a range of amenities available to guests of Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel Kailua Kona, including a 24-hour reception, a kids pool and laundry facilities. A fitness centre is available to those wishing to keep active while away.

The hotel has 108 well-appointed rooms that are filled with a variety of essential amenities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay.

Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is less than a 20-minute drive from Kona International Airport. Those wishing to explore the region are able to visit Waikoloa, situated an easy car ride from the property.

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Amenities at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • ATM on-site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Conference rooms

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Lift
  • Designated smoking area


  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities


  • Outdoor pool

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8.2 Great
Pros:Nice , helpful staff . Clean and quiet.
Cons:Bathroom was a bit tired.
7.1 Good
Pros:Great value. Convenient location for walking to restaurants and shopping and for exploring the Kona side of the island by car. It's pretty close to the Kona airport. I wouldn't want to spend my entire Big Island vacation on Ali'i Drive, but I would stay there again at the start or end of a trip.
2.8 Bad
Cons:Check in took over 20 minutes due to the inefficient staff. When we finally got to the room there was only one towel there. Room smelled weird and the place and it environs were quite noisy. The place looks really old and could use some basic renovation. The atmosphere is of a cheap motel. In the morning we arrived for breakfast at about 8:20 (breakfast is until 9), and half of it was gone. There was neither coffee nor eggs and vast majority of pastries half the fruits (we saw people eating them and grabbing the last ones). The coffee was filled 15 minutes later, but needless to say we were very disappointed with the breakfast. Luckily, the checkout was much faster.
8.0 Great
Pros:Location, friendly staff, clean
Cons:Beds were not great but again, hard to beat for the cost
3.7 Poor
Pros:Great location, low cost for our last night in Hawaii. Front desk staff were nice and helpful. Management say a renovation is planned.
Cons:Got two doubles instead of king bed we paid for. Arrived late in Kona and had to leave early for flight, so there was no time to change rooms — it was very uncomfortable night for two in tiny bed. Bathroom had awful smell. We're normally easygoing guests with few needs, but this was beyond the pale. Stay here only if you must, or else wait until after renovation (if it happens).
3.1 Poor
Pros:Rooms were dirty Beds were old and uncomfortable Continental breakfast was a joke
8.8 Great
Pros:I was so pleasantly surprised by Uncle Billy's!! The room was a good size with a fridge, safe, 2 big poofy chairs, a desk with chair, a big dark wood dresser and a large flat screen TV. The bed was comfy and had 5 nice pillows on it. Based on a previous review I immediately checked the mattress for bedbugs and there were none. Everything was very clean and fresh smelling and looking. You could tell time and care were put into cleaning the room. The lanai was very nice with sliding doors and a view of the pool and Ali'i drive. The air conditioning worked great, too and having driven through snow to get to the airport to come to Kona we needed a reprieve from the heat those first days :-) Great staff, clean and comfy rooms, fantastic price and perfect location. Give Uncle Billy's a try.
Cons:My gripes were few and minor. The bathroom was not beautiful. The toilet was what you'd expect in a public restroom but MUCH MUCH cleaner. The shower was old and mustard yellow BUT it was clean and the water pressure was amazing.
7.1 Good
Pros:Staff was friendly, we checked in late so only one receptionist on. Clean enough.
Cons:Rooms are older. The beds were very springy, we weren't given enough towels. We had three people in the room but was only given two sets. Had to go to front desk to get more. Second night my husband and I just shared a set.
2.8 Bad
Pros:Location is good, right on Ali'i drive
Cons:Our hotel room was on the ground floor, as soon as you enter the room it smells like mildew and wet carpet. The sink in the bathroom did not drain, there was a broken tile in the shower, there were roaches - both big and small, the lanai doors and the bathroom doors were unable to close or lock properly. Unfortunately this was the ONLY hotel available (for obvious reasons). Uncle Billy's is like a landmark, it's been here forever but it needs a serious renovation - will NEVER stay here again, we'd be better off camping
8.0 Great
Pros:Friendly staff. Cheapest price. Cool layout and great location. When we checked in, counter staff told us about free parking in the adjacent parking lot (instead of pushing their paid parking), which was a nice touch.
Cons:The room was pretty worn down, and has 't been maintained as well as it could have been. Free breakfast was pretty limited.


75-5739 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI 96740

What's nearby

  • A Ala Hawaii Massage & Spa52 m
  • Mokuaikaua Church231 m
  • Hulihee Palace263 m
  • Ahu'ena Heiau0.5 km
  • Kamakahonu0.5 km
  • Kailua Pier0.5 km
  • Coconut Grove Market Place0.5 km
  • Body Rhythms Massage and Spa0.7 km
  • Kona Community Aquatic Center1 km
  • Manta Ray Dive Site4.7 km
  • Magic Sands Beach5.3 km
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park7.1 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 12:00


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FAQs when booking at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

  • Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is located at 75-5739 Alii Drive, 0.3 km from the centre of Kailua-Kona. A Ala Hawaii Massage & Spa is the closest landmark to Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel.

  • Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is 12.5 km from Kona Intl. Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is 52.8 km from Waimea (Kamuela) Waimea Kohala.

  • Yes, Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.3 km

Nearest airport

Kona Intl

Distance to airport

12.5 km