"Uncle Billy's Bargain "
Here's the thing about Uncle Billy's; it's affordable, it's authentic Island Style, and the location is great if you're looking to explore Kona proper. Walking distance to shopping and historical sights, restaurants-- so on that score it's nice to not need a car.
Uncle Billy's is old and has a lot of mileage in its facility. While the linens were fresh and updated, the furnishings clean, the room itself had much wear and tear. We were thankful for the little fridge for cold beverages, but it was almost an afterthought.
The towel rack kept falling into the sink, the bathroom floor was such that I wore slippers in the shower. And the ceiling, oh my. What green gunk lived in the light fixture?
Uncle Billy's serves a free breakfast every morning, which was nice if you wanted coffee, toast, or cold cereal, but the eats are low-cost with no extea effort to make them glammed up (i.e. real mugs, attractive plating more local fruit, etc). But my kid didn't care, and things were fresh.
You will pay $5 for parking, FYI.
Staff are kind and helpful, and that goes a long way, so we would stay here again, but in a similar scenario; for one night on our way someplace else.
Traveller from Anchorage, AK