The Kona Tiki Hotel has to be one of the best Hawaii deals on Big Island. Where else can you pay $69 a night for two and get a clean, comfortable, oceanfront room? Update: Rooms are now from $80 nightly.
We just returned from a 5 day stay and give Kona Tiki in Kailua-Kona our two thumbs up for budget accommodation.
What does $69 a night give you?
A spotless oceanfront room, free parking, generous continental breakfast, in-room refrigerator, daily housekeeping, swimming pool, beach towels and boogie boards.
What $69 a night doesn’t give you.
A large hotel bill at the end; in-room TV, phone or air conditioning (there’s a ceiling fan); and luxury.
The Kona-Tiki Vibe:
Owned by the same family for over 50 years and well cared for. There are many return guests who book in for a month at a time. You may or may not fit into the sometimes older social scene. We didn’t but still had a good time.
What We Liked Best: Sitting on our lanai next to the ocean.
Details: No credit cards accepted. Rooms range in price from $69 for a small standard to $92 for kitchenette. Book early; only 15 rooms and many return guests. Full payment required if you stay 3 nights or less; otherwise a $300 deposit holds your room.
Address: 75-5968 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Phone: 808-329-1425
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