The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel was built in 1975 near Kailua Pier in Kailua Kona, the Big Island, Hawaii. From 2011, it has been owned and managed by Marriott International as a Courtyard by Marriott, in their mid-range business and resort hotel brand.The hotel is located at the historical site where King Kamehameha I spent his later years, near Kailua Pier, and is on Ali'i Drive, Kailua's main street. It is within walking distance to Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikaua Church, etc. Even after the Hawaiian Kingdom's capital moved to Lahaina, Maui, and then to Honolulu. Oahu, the Kamehameha family used the site as a resort place, and therefore the royal portraits, a large canoe, and other Hawaiian artifacts are on display inside the hotel.

Kailua Kona's annual parades for Christmas or other occasions are prepared at Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area and march on Ali'i Drive beside the hotel. Fireworks for Independence Day are displayed on the nearby Kailua Bay.

The hotel's ballroom, with movable stage and chairs, is often used as a venue for local or visiting chorus groups and musicians. Its Honu restaurant, where you can enjoy buffet, is a gathering place of the locals on their own or for corporate Christmas or year-end/New Year party, their favorite being lots of Alaskan crabs.

All triathlon races (swimming, cycling, and marathon) at the Ironman World Championship finals start and finish from the square beside the hotel.