Aston Kona by the Sea

Aston Kona by the Sea

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#1 of 23 apartments in Kailua-Kona
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
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Set in a cove on the west side of the island of Hawaii, Aston Kona by the Sea is an intimate oceanfront condo resort and an idyllic retreat. The property’s spacious accommodations offer magnificent views of the coastline, where guests can sunbathe and unwind under the shade of coconut trees or head to the quaint town of Kailua-Kona, known for its charming shops, dining, and nightlife. The location is also popular for snorkeling and surfing and near many must-do activities and attractions such as the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, golf courses, Kona coffee farms, and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Snorkelling
Kids stay free
Business Centre with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Concierge
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
Iron
Dishwasher
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
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Location

75-6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
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Keahole Airport
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Kamuela Airport
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles900 reviews
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Aston Kona by the Sea is celebrated for its spacious and clean rooms, though they may show their age. Guests are particularly fond of the hotel's amenities, such as the stunning ocean views and the convenience of free parking, complementing its ideal location close to downtown. While the hotel's family-friendly atmosphere and attentive service receive accolades, some guests feel that the value is diminished by unexpected fees and the need for some updates.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
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Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Nyago115 wrote a review Nov 2023
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Property is bit dated, but is clean and comfortable with amazing ocean view and the wave sound. Big space with fully equipped kitchen. In unit laundry. Room is clean with plenty of towels, including beach/pool towels. Parking available outdoor or inside garage.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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juvemeister wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Orchard, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort offers a nice oceanfront setting. The facility is clean, enjoyable, and comfortable in most respects. The commons areas around the beach and pool are nice, the grounds are very well maintained, and parking seems ample (no extra charge). Daily housekeeping was provided as part of the package and my wife & I liked that our 1 bedroom suite had 2 bathrooms, full kitchen plus washer/dryer. Checking in was unpleasant and the wait for a room was long, so we didn't get off to a good start. I would also say that the Air Conditioning system put only a slight dent in the heat we experienced. That said, we spent a pleasant and enjoyable week at a pretty nice facility that was convenient to some wonderful dining and sightseeing, Our only real disappointment was that we paid the extra for an Oceanfront room that seemed more like an Oceanview room when compared with most of the rooms in Building 1. That building runs almost parallel to the shore and faces the ocean fully and directly, most rooms enjoying 160 degree views without obstruction. In Building Two, rooms face more to the south and are divided into sections that are staggered behind one another. If you are in the westernmost section (rooms 123 through 324), you are pretty much on the water with a full oceanfront view. Nice. The section we stayed in was right behind it (rooms 121-422) and set back behind a concrete wall. Thus our room (221) had a deck with maybe a 120 degree ocean view. Our sunset was largely blocked by a concrete wall while most of the folks in Building 1 enjoyed a full sunset view without having to leave their deck. According to the desk manager who went over the facility map with me, 3 of the 5 sections that make up Building 2 are considered Oceanfront in terms of pricing. In my estimation, at this resort not all "Oceanfront" rooms are created equal. If I stayed here again, I would probably choose to pay a lesser amount for an Oceanview room unless I was guaranteed a room in the central sections of Building 1 or the first section of Building 2. Expensive lesson learned.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Best: Building One = Rooms106 -411. Building Two = Rooms 123 -124.
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Tony A wrote a review Feb 2020
Boise, Idaho
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 7 nights here and had a great time. The location is perfect to access all of Kona's sites, the complex is super clean and quiet with the bonus of experiencing the salt water pool right outside the complex.
The units are fully furnished with daily room service.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Shannon E wrote a review Jan 2020
Hercules, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here recently in unit #121. Oceanfront 1 bedroom booked through Costco. The complex is nice and well maintained. The ocean view cannot be beat. We loved sitting on the balcony and the pool/beach area was wonderful. The room itself was OK but is in need of some serious updating. We usually stay up in the Waikoloa Beach Resort and those condos are much newer so maybe the comparison is not a fair one. One reason we always choose a condo is for the ease of cooking a few meals at home. The kitchen itself was nice, but the amenities were pretty much lacking. The pots and pans were scarce and too small. We didn't even have a pot large enough to cook pasta. Cutting board was lunch box size. We had only 3 butter knives and zero steak knives. 2 really small wine glasses. 2?? We were vacationing with friends and we couldn't even have a glass of wine in our room if they didn't bring their own glass. Zero serving bowls. We had also read that units had beach chairs in the closet but ours did not. Our friends did. So, we ended up spending $50.00 to rent beach chairs for the week. Having said all that, our vacation was wonderful, and we made do with what we had. We vacation on the Big Island often and we will return. I'm just not sure we will return to this particular condo complex.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mercfire wrote a review Jan 2020
Yallingup, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed 5 nights, after a long trip from Perth Western Australia, we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodation. the condo was clean , comfortable and peaceful , with a great property and grounds we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
the kitchen is suitably stocked with all cooking needs in mind , as we like to cook and enjoy a relaxing meal together .
beds were comfortable, Pool was very good and access to all local sights great.
would highly recommend
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Paige U wrote a review Feb 2021
Kailua, Hawaii
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom suites and overall it was pretty good. It definitely feels dated with dark brown shag carpet and the cabinets are worn where they have taken lots of use. It was a well furnished kitchen with a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot. We didn’t cook so I didn’t notice if it had a stove/oven. The views out of the ocean view condos were stunning, and we kept our sliding doors open almost the entire time to take advantage of them!

The pool was nice with plenty of chairs and tables. The hot tub wasn’t working during our stay. The beach is not kid friendly as it is a very rocky shore break. There is a protected area where some people were swimming but we didn’t venture down to it.

The downside: the master bedroom and the living room are separated by sliding panels with slats in them. It allowed for no sound barrier between the 2 rooms, and with kids that get up early, it was literally like having the kitchen in your bedroom. We could clearly hear the coffee brewing from bed.

Overall, we would stay here again if the price is right.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Inspire676055 wrote a review Apr 2022
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at Aston Kona by the Sea. Our suite was perfect for our family of five. We had plenty of space to spread out and we had a full kitchen. There is a sandy area next to the ocean with grills, tables with umbrellas and chairs. A great place for our family to enjoy a dinner while watching the sunset. Our after-hours check-in could not have gone more smoothly as we were promptly greeted by the night security man with our room keys and the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Very close to everything you would want to do while visiting Kona.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rita T wrote a review Sep 2022
San Jose, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It has its own beach area but I don’t think you can swim there since lava rock and wave. But great view from room.
Room is big and has kitchen so you can cook your own meals. Also, inside of room has a washer and dryer so you can wash your clothes when you need. Next time, I will stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JanisR wrote a review Mar 2020
Ashland, Virginia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The tv in our room stopped working three days before we left. The promised they would fix it immediately but they never did. The room is nice and the grounds are well maintained but I don’t think there is an urgency surrounding customer issues. Also we were very neat and clean and getting the room ready for someone else would have taken only 30 mins and yet they refused a late check out of 12. Maybe we should have been slobs to justify their unwillingness to give us one more hour to pack up. Not sure I would be back. I think a vrbo would be better and cheaper for the service we received.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tait5 wrote a review Sep 2022
Guelph, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is listed to be a 4 star hotel - I have no idea how. We reserved an ocean front room for 5 adults. The condo was extremely dated (which would not in itself be an issue) with musty, stained carpeting, a dirty bathroom (toothpaste on faucet and dirty stained toilet), shower heads at a height of 5 feet, a broken pull out couch (which was for the 5th adult) with an out of order sign and a HUGE cockroach. When I advised the front desk that the pull out had a sign in it that indicated it was out of order, we were offered another 2 bedroom unit that was to be fumigated during our stay. We chose to avoid the chemicals and were offered instead a blow up mattress. We did not receive any discount for this inconvenience. The hotel advised all guests that housekeeping would not enter occupied rooms due to covid! During our 15 night stay at 5 different condo/hotels on 3 islands this was the only hotel to deny housekeeping. Clearly using covid as a cost-cutting measure. The positives: the view and the ground of the hotel are beautiful and well-maintained, and the beds are decent. I would strongly discourage people from staying at this hotel until they update the rooms. They were gross and not properly cleaned.
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Date of stay: August 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dedicated Management, Owner at Aston Kona by the Sea
Responded Sep 13, 2022
Aloha Tait5, While we’re glad to hear that you were able to make the most out of our beautiful property, we’re terribly sorry for any frustrations concerning your room accommodations. We strive to uphold the highest standard of hospitality and will be looking into why that wasn’t reflected in your stay. With Aloha, Gary Correia General Manager
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Answer from ChuckAlabama
Hartselle, Alabama1 contribution1 helpful vote
I agree completely with ClubFredBaja, very good information.
Steph asked a question Dec 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there wifi in the rooms or only in the common areas?
Answer from ChuckAlabama
Hartselle, Alabama1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wi-Fi was available in our room.
Answer from Maria Walker
Detroit, Michigan
There is a sandy beach area that is private. The beach is not a swim able beach, but I feel you get the best of both worlds: private sand and a swimming pool.
Linda S asked a question May 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Are there hair dryers in the rooms?
Mauro1990 wrote a tip Jun 12
Santa Rosa, California950 contributions165 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking was always available. Available seating by the pool and access to barbecues which are supplied with propane to cook a nice meal."
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plclarkson wrote a tip Sep 2023
Southern California10 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read all the reviews, both good and bad"
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Anastasia D wrote a tip Jul 2023
29 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for second floor or higher. "
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Eric W wrote a tip Jun 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We would definitely recommend hiring a car, as the hotel is on a main road without paths or pavements/sidewalks, so walking can be challenging."
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CplCanuck815 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Strathmore, Canada6 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not count on rollouts or sofa beds, they were garbage."
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PRICE RANGE
C$429 - C$779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aston kona by the sea hotel kailua-kona, kona sea, resortquest kona sea, kona by the sea
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
ResortQuest Kona By The Sea
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiIsland of HawaiiKailua-Kona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aston Kona by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Aston Kona by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Alii Gardens Marketplace (0.1 km), Seaside Art Gallery (1.2 km), and 2nd Wave Beach and Boat (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aston Kona by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Poke Shack, Green Flash Coffee, and Ohana Q.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aston Kona by the Sea?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Aston Kona by the Sea?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hulihe'e Palace (3.0 km), Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark (3.3 km), and Ahuena Heiau (3.1 km).
Does Aston Kona by the Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Aston Kona by the Sea accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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