Aston Kona by the Sea Condo

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 734 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Clean. quiet and great location

    Reviewed by 10fermina(Boise, Idaho) on Feb 12, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    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.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Great stay with a few minor issues

    Reviewed by Shannon E(Hercules, California) on Jan 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    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.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-4

    Family visit

    Reviewed by Mercfire(Yallingup, Australia) on Jan 27, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    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

    Hotel along water

    Reviewed by theelarsonfamily(Santa Cruz, California) on Jan 10, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We booked through Costco as they have been great. Location is right along water. We had amazing sunset views from our 3rd floor unit. Great space to hang out during the day, big open living room, balcony for our family. We enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and short walk to shops in Kona. Management keeps everything in great condition. My teenage boys enjoyed the free movie kiosk on-site.

    Oceanfront vs. Oceanview Room

    Reviewed by juvemeister(Port Orchard, Washington) on Jan 09, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    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.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-4