The Kona Seaside Hotel is befitting for travelers looking for budget accommodations offering basic and satisfactory amenities such as a air conditioning, swimming pool and television. Centrally located right in the middle of all the action of Kailua-Kona, the Kona Seaside Hotel is a family-run affair offering clean rooms and grounds for low prices starting at $95.
Poolside at the Seaside — Photo courtesy of Kona Seaside Hotel
A pool and ocean view are the only real frills here, but the rooms are clean and somewhat resemble the 1970s or early 80s (think teal and blue shag carpeting). It's an ideal spot for those who aren't looking to relax at the resort all day and who will be out exploring the island most of the time. A multitude of shops and restaurants are just steps away from the hotel grounds, enabling visitors to easily access entertainment, shopping, food, nightlife and the ocean.
A budget room at the Seaside — Photo courtesy of Kona Seaside Hotel
Discounts for AAA members as well as deals for kama`aina (locals) can bring the price to $69, which is hands-down the best hotel rate in Kona. A modest restaurant with a full view of the ocean is located at the front of the property, offering the usual breakfast fare such as pancakes, eggs and coffee. Leave the laptop at home, as they don't offer wireless internet here.