The Big Island Hotels
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|$$$$ – Very Expensive
Standard Room Rates
more than $400 per night
|$$$ – Pricey
Standard Room Rates
between $300-$400 per night
|$$ – Moderate
Standard Room Rates
between $200-$300 per night
|$ – Budget Friendly
Standard Room Rates
less than $200 per night
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel ($)
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
Stylish oceanfront location that offers a wide range of services and facilities that provide much to interest guests who prefer not to range far from the hotel as well as those who wish to explore the Big Island with the assistance of the hotel’s helpful and friendly travel desk. The recently renovated rooms feature luxurious Paul Mitchell products, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, large flat screen TV, coffee maker, complimentary Kona coffee, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Special Kamaaina discounts available.
Fairmont Orchid ($$$)
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
This 32-acre oceanfront luxury resort is located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island and features a white sand lagoon, The Spa Without Walls, a 36 hole golf course, world-class tennis courts, six restaurants, and a year-round children’s program. Room amenities include air conditioning, alarm-clock radio, bathrobe (light waffle cotton), Fairmont toiletries, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerator, 42″ LG LCD flat screen TV, and a Keurig Coffee maker.
AAA Four Diamond Award (24 consecutive years)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel ($$)
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Kohala Coast
Situated on the sunny Kohala Coast and perfectly nestled into the bluffs above Hapuna Beach, this hotel has defined Big Island luxury since its opening in 1994. The hotel property shares 1,839 acres of oceanfront paradise with the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. A predominant feature of the hotel is the presence of a series of underground springs. In ancient times, during seasons of heavy rainfall these springs would bubble to the surface creating natural artesian fountains. The resultant streams would provide a source of respite and renewal for travelers along the otherwise dry and barren Kohala Coast. Thus the area was named “Hapuna” or “Spring of Life” in the Hawaiian language.
Each guestroom is equipped with a mini refrigerator, coffee maker with Kona blend coffee, in-room safe, toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers, iron and ironing board, and high-speed wireless Internet access – service fees apply.
Hilton Waikoloa Village ($-$$)
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
This oceanfront resort is located on 62-acres of tropical grounds against a backdrop of ancient lava flows and distant volcanic peaks. Three unique towers offer spacious accommodation at this family friendly Waikoloa resort. Dining options at this resort are varied and include 14 restaurants and lounges, including two poolside bars. Onsite resort activities include two championship golf courses, eight tennis courts, three swimming pools and a 175 ft. water slide. At the renowned Kohala Spa, guests can exercise in the fitness room or simply relax in the three spa tubs. Kids will love the Club Keiki program and interactive dolphin program.
Each guestroom includes a private balcony, the Hilton Serenity Dream Bed & Bath collection, featuring a custom Serta Suite Dreams mattress; alarm-clock radio with MP3 connection, and high-speed Internet access – service fees apply.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel ($$$-$$$$)
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast
This hotel was founded by venture capitalist and passionate conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965. Located at Kaunaoa Bay, this luxury resort will mark its 50th anniversary in 2015. The first resort built on the raw and stunning Kohala Coast, this hotel remains a landmark of luxury on the Big Island, offering 252 newly refreshed guest rooms and suites, some enhanced with serene golf or oceanview baths, a newly renovated 18 hole championship Mauna Kea Golf Course, an eleven-court Seaside Tennis Club, and a new 2,500 square-foot fitness center with 43 Life Fitness exercise machines.
Each guestroom includes nightly turn-down service, private lanai, built-in entertainment center with large flat screen TV, media hub for internet access, bedside iPod clock radio, mini refrigerator stocked with bottled water replenished daily, coffee maker and Kona Blend coffee service, in-room safe, bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, L’Occitane toiletries, and complimentary use of the Fitness Center. Special Kamaaina discounts available.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows ($$$)
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast
This luxurious resort is nestled on a white sandy beach on the Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii. The resort includes the luxurious Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and the Francis H. Li Brown Golf Courses. The 341 guestrooms and suites were renovated in 2014. Guestrooms include a private lanai, two phones, Wi-Fi Internet access, 45″ LCD TV, personal bar, in-room safe, double or king size bed, refrigerator, clock radio, make-up mirror, hair dryer, bathrobes, coffee maker, Kona coffee & tea, iron and ironing board, and daily newspaper delivery. The resort offers a myriad of dining options and activities for the entire family. Activities include catamaran sails, scuba, snorkeling, cycling, fitness, cultural classes and more.
The Bungalows are secluded, yet conveniently located within a minute’s walk of the hotel. Privacy is maintained with a gated driveway and private access to the beach. Each bungalow features 4,000 sq ft of living space, including two bedrooms, three baths, a private swimming pool and whirlpool spa.
The garden area of the Mauna Lani Spa resembles a Hawaiian village with thatched hale for treatments – two large enough for couples, one with a Vichy shower, two natural lava saunas, a meditation pavilion and a fragrance garden. Indoor area includes beauty and treatment rooms, locker rooms, steam showers, saunas and a retail boutique. Special Kamaaina discounts available.
AAA Four Diamond Award (16 consecutive years)
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa At Keauhou Bay ($-$$$$)
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona
Accommodations at this resort are as warm and inviting as the brilliant landscape outside. This 22-acre oceanfront resort boasts 485 guest rooms and 24 suites which offer stylish designs and contemporary amenities. Inspired by Keauhou’s beautiful views, all oceanfront and oceanview rooms feature fabrics, colors and prints created by renowned Hawaii designer Sig Zane. Large furnished lanai (balcony) complement the ample space in each room to unwind and enjoy views of the glistening Pacific, tropical gardens or the lush slopes of Hualalai.
As the historical playground of Hawaii’s royalty, Keauhou has long been known as a place to rejuvenate and revitalize the spirit. This tradition of healing is nurtured at Hoola Spa. The Hawaiian word, hoola, means to heal. Hawaii’s unique cultural and healing traditions are incorporated into services such as massage, facial and body treatments. The spa recently introduced Hawaii’s first Himalayan Salt Room.
All guestrooms include Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed (one king or two doubles), Down pillows, down comforters and luxurious, soft cotton linens, 37” Flat Panel TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker with Kona coffee blend and Stash teas, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Shine toiletries, and Wi-Fi Internet access – service fees apply.