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Big Island Lodging

Big Island lodging ranges from very expensive resorts to economy hotels.  Most of the very expensive resorts are located on the Kohala coast.  As with most of the neighbor islands, you will find many more condominiums here than on Oahu.  

The establishments below are listed from least expensive to most expensive.  The rates listed are the standard rates published by the establishment.  There are many ways to get discounts from the standard rates.  One way is often to simply make your reservation through the internet.  Other tips are included on the Hawaii Lodging page.  Note: See bottom of page for a bed and breakfast.

Name Location Rates
(US $ )
Waiakea Villas Hotel Hilo $76 - $189 A Polynesian style hotel located on a lagoon within 20 acres of tropical landscaping.  It was renovated in 1999.  It is a relaxed setting  even though it is located close to downtown Hilo and the airport.  400 Hualani Street, Hilo
Volcano House Volcanoes National Park Closed This was the only lodging located within the park but is closed for some time so that renovations can be made. 

It is opposite Park Headquarters and is built along the rim of Kilauea Crater.  The rooms were basic, average sized, and some have excellent views of Kilauea crater. Located 30 miles southwest of Hilo on Highway 11, just inside the park entrance.
(808) 967-7321   

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Hilo $107 - $355 This hotel is located on Hilo Bay, but it is about two miles from a swimming beach.  It is 30 miles from Volcanoes National Park which is close enough to commute each day.  71 Banyan Drive, Hilo 
Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort Kailua Kona $130 - $409 A very nice value priced hotel south of Kailua-Kona.  78-6740 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Resort Kailua Kona $139 - $339 These terraced oceanfront condominiums are located south of Kailua-Kona fronting a lava rock beach.  We stayed here in off-season (early December) and the unit we stayed in had a panoramic view of the waves crashing against the rugged lava rock beach.  76-6040 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa $279 - $565 Located 18 miles north of the Kona airport on Anaeho'omalu Bay along the sunny Kohala Coast.  Although it is "beachfront", it is set back somewhat from the beach.  We stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed the facilities, but be aware you have to pay $15 per day for parking (and a car is almost a necessity) or pay the $20 resort fee and parking is included.  69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
ResortQuest Shores at Waikoloa Waikoloa $174 - $420 Luxury one and two bedroom condominiums located just minutes from Waikoloa Beach.  69 1035 Keana Place, Waikoloa
The Orchid at Mauna Lani Kohala Coast $449 - $919 A 32 acre beach front resort on the sunny Kohala Coast.  One North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast
Kona Village Resort Kailua Kona Closed This hotel is closed for now because of damage from the tsunami following the earthquake in Japan.  An exclusive 82-acre beach front complex of individual thatched roof cottages and bungalows on a "private" beach.  Meals are included in the price.  We haven't stayed here, but a friend of ours does when he can afford it and he gives it rave reviews. A luxury resort with all the amenities you would expect except that there are no phones or televisions in the rooms.   Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona
The Hale Ho'onanea Bed and Breakfast on the Big Island's Kohala Coast.  We haven't stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts but, this isn't the typical B&B I usually think of.  The three "suites" are in two small detached bungalows, rather than just a bedroom and private bath in a large house.  However, Melanie and Bruce provide the hospitality you expect at a Bed and Breakfast so you experience the best of hospitality and privacy.  All the suites include satellite TV, broadband internet connection, kitchenettes, and barbeque grills. Melanie provided Kona coffee, homemade bread, fruit, juice, and other goodies each afternoon so we could enjoy breakfast on our own schedule.  Rates are $100 - $130 per night.

If you're into nightlife and partying, this is not the place for you (although it's only a 15 - 20 minute drive to several Kohala Coast resorts where entertainment is available).  Their brochure translates the Hawaiian Ho'onanea as meaning "to pass the time in peace, ease, and pleasure; to relax."  What we enjoyed about this B&B is that it's rural and peaceful, but still within a 15 minute drive of the Big Island's two best beaches; Hapuna, and Kauna'oa (at the Mauna Kea resort).    For more details check out their web site at "Hale Ho'onanea". 


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