This historic property combines reliable chain comforts with an atmosphere rich in history and aloha spirit.
A favorite with locals, this resort sits in the middle of everything Kona has to offer. It resides on 13 acres adjacent to the Kailua Pier and features a small sandy beach and waterfront pool. The hotel is proud of its extensive collection of ‘ahu ‘ula (royal feathered capes) and pahu (hand-carved sharkskin drums). In addition, it shares its site with a fully restored ancient heiau (temple of worship). There are two house restaurants, Honu’s on the Beach and Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille. Having undergone complete renovations, the 447 generously-sized rooms and five suites are housed in two separate towers. We recommend requesting an ocean-facing room; these not only provide beautiful views, but they're also quieter. There are 15 event rooms for conferences and social occasions, and adventure-oriented facilities include a Kona Boys water sports center. This Marriott is also the host hotel for the Ironman World Championships. The resort's location is walking distance to shopping, dining and sightseeing.