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Alii VillasArnott’s LodgeBanyan TreeCasa de EmdekoColony One at SeaMountainCountry Club Hawai‘i Condo HotelCountry Club VillasCourtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach HotelDolphin Bay HotelFairmont Orchid‚ Hawai‘iFairway VillasFour Seasons Resort Hualalai‚ HawaiiGrand Naniloa HotelHale Kona KaiHale PohakuHali‘i KaiHawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho‘omaluhiaHilo Bay HostelHilo Hawaiian HotelHilo Seaside HotelHilton Waikoloa VillageHoliday Inn Express Resort‚ Kailua-KonaHolo Holo InHolualoa InnHotel Honoka‘a ClubIslands at Mauna LaniJacaranda InnKahalu‘u Bay VillasKahalu‘u Beach VillasKama‘aina InnKamuela InnKanaloa at KonaKeauhou AkahiKeauhou Kona Surf & Racquet ClubKeauhou PunaheleKeauhou ResortKilauea Hospitality GroupKilauea LodgeKohala Club HotelKohala Village InnKoleaKona AliiKona Bali KaiKona by the SeaKona Coast ResortKona HotelKona Islander InnKona IsleKona Magic SandsKona MakaiKona NaluKona PacificKona ReefKona Riviera VillaKona Seaside HotelKona SeasprayKona Tiki HotelKumulani at Mauna KeaMahana House Country InnMakoleaManago HotelMauna Kea Beach HotelMauna Lani Bay Hotel & BungalowsMauna Lani PointMauna Lani TerraceNa Hale O‘KeauhouPineapple Park KonaRoyal Kona ResortRoyal Sea-Cliff ResortSea VillageSheraton Kona Resort & SpaShores at WaikoloaThe Fairways at Mauna LaniThe Inn at Kulaniapia FallsThe Palms Cliff House InnUncle Billy’s Kona Bay HotelVillages at Mauna LaniVillas at Mauna KeaVista WaikoloaVolcano HouseVolcano InnVolcano Village LodgeWai‘ula‘ula at Mauna KeaWaikoloa Beach MarriottWaikoloa Colony VillasWaimea Country LodgeWestin Hapuna Beach ResortWhite Sands VillageWild Ginger Inn & Hostel
Alii Villas

Alii Villas

Region: Kailua-Kona

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The pool is away from the ocean in the middle of the condo complex (but it’s heated if that’s important to you). Alii Villas isn’t . . .

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Arnott’s Lodge

Region: Hilo

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Arnott’s Lodge located just off Kalanianaole Avenue in east Hilo past the industrial area, this place is popular with backpackers. They offer several tours in their vans . . .

Banyan Tree Resort Kailua-Kona

Banyan Tree

Region: Kailua-Kona

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All units are ocean front with the sound of the surf below you. Rooms are pleasantly furnished and well-maintained. End units have the bedrooms toward the back . . .

Casa De Emdeko Kailua-Kona

Casa de Emdeko

Region: Kailua-Kona

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The design and décor is a weird, out-of-place Spanish permutation, but the rooms of Casa De Emdeko can be a good deal. Get as close . . .

Colony One at SeaMountain

Colony One at SeaMountain

Region: Southeast

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This condo property on the south side of the island is a long way from other towns. The condo complex is mostly timeshares (though you won’t find . . .

Country Club Hawaii Condo Hotel, Hilo

Country Club Hawai‘i Condo Hotel

Region: Hilo

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So what are they—a hotel or a condo? They’re a condotel with units owned by individuals, so expect wide variations among the rooms. There are also . . .

Country Club Villas Kailua-Kona

Country Club Villas

Region: Keauhou

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These condos are large and comfortably furnished, and they seem well laid out. Many units have distant ocean views from the large lanais. If you want to avoid . . .

King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

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The King Kam (as it’s known locally) is a Kona fixture. Located next to the Kailua Pier, the hotel is fronted by the tiny but calm Kamakahonu . . .

Dolphin Bay Hotel in Hilo

Dolphin Bay Hotel

Region: Hilo

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We find this hotel quaint and comforting. It helps that it’s one of the better bargain hotels in Hilo. Rooms are clean and have complete kitchens. No . . .

Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i

Region: South Kohala

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We try not to blather on about a resort—it hurts our credibility. But when it’s right, it’s right. The Fairmont Orchid has an intoxicating richness . . .

Fairway Villas Resort

Fairway Villas

Region: South Kohala

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This gated condo property is located close to the Kings’ Shops with decent golf course views and some pleasant lake views from buildings I–O. This resort is . . .

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Region: North Kona

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This resort shines, even among its superb competitors. 37 one- and two-story bungalows in several semi-circles with six–eight rooms per building, including a few golf . . .

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Grand Naniloa Hotel

Region: Hilo

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Grand Naniloa Hotel has gone under extensive renovations and is now part of the Hilton DoubleTree family. We will be re-reviewing it soon.

The two buildings at . . .

Hale Kona Kai Hotel

Hale Kona Kai

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This condo is broken into two wings (the short wing and the long wing) with no grounds. Rooms are pleasant and clean, and the living rooms and bedrooms . . .

Hale Pohaku

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Although most of the condos are long term, a couple of vacation units are highly desirable. Large well-decorated units, killer oceanside location (you can hear the surf . . .

Hali‘i Kai Hotel and Resort, Waikoloa

Hali‘i Kai

Region: South Kohala

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Hali‘i Kai is a long, narrow, gated condo property. Some units are two-story townhouses. Buildings 13–15 directly face the ocean. (A narrow lava field separates . . .

Hawaii Island Retreat

Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho‘omaluhia

Region: Northern Tip

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Hawaii Island Retreat was lovingly finished by the owners in 2009 as a luxury retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and find themselves. Built . . .

Hilo Bay Hostel

Hilo Bay Hostel

Region: Hilo

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A very nice hostel with bright, very clean rooms and shared spaces, including the kitchen. You can tell they really put in the extra effort. On the second . . .

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Region: Hilo

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Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is one of best hotels on Banyan Drive at the moment (though that in itself is not worth tons of bragging rights). Their location overlooking . . .

Hilo Seaside Hotel

Hilo Seaside Hotel

Region: Hilo

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Hilo Seaside Hotel is very clean, simple hotel (but very dated except the bedding) rooms across from the Ice Pond. Very warm staff, well-maintained building and grounds . . .

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Region: South Kohala

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Hilton Waikoloa Village is the one you’ve probably heard about. This resort spread over 62 acres, is the most elaborate of them all. (By the way, despite . . .

Holiday Inn Express Resort

Holiday Inn Express Resort, Kailua-Kona

Region: Kailua-Kona

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A three-story resort completed in late 2014 sitting behind Uncle Billy’s in Kona town. This is a familiar brand, and the one here is no different . . .

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Holo Holo In

Region: Volcano

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This hostel was built back and is still owned by the same family. The property is not as lush as others in area and feels more utilitarian and . . .

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Holualoa Inn

Region: Captain Cook & Holualoa

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What a great find this inn is! This 30-acre property in Holualoa town above Kona began its life in 1978 as the vacation retreat for Thurston Twigg . . .

Hotel Honoka‘a Club

Region: Honoka‘a

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This hostel is about 8 miles from Waipi‘o Valley. This place is nearly 100 years old and some common areas look like not much has changed since . . .

Islands at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

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Even with all the new area condos that went up after its construction, this continues to be a stunning property. The two-story townhouse-type units have high . . .

Jacaranda Inn

Region: Waimea

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Built in 1897 as a Parker Ranch manager’s house, it’s been converted into a charming inn. Think of it as the kind of inn that Mark . . .

Kahalu‘u Bay Villas

Region: Keauhou

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These condos are a good value with a few downsides. Large units, decent price, reasonably furnished and a 3-minute walk to Kahalu‘u Beach Park. The negative . . .

Kahalu‘u Beach Villas

Region: Keauhou

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These condo buildings, finished in 2008, sit right across the street from Kahalu‘u Beach Park and have some decent ocean views from most units. The elevated infinity . . .

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Kama‘aina Inn

Region: Hilo

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This small, historic inn is your best bet if exploring Hilo town is your goal. Not only is the location perfect for walking to restaurants, shops and events . . .

Kamuela Inn

Region: Waimea

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This is a quaint inn that changed owners and managers in 2015. They renovated with fresh paint, new beds and furnishings. No phones (office phone available). Nice continental . . .

Kanaloa at Kona

Region: Keauhou

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Upscale condos with amenities, such as showers with two heads and large Jacuzzi bathtubs in the two- and three-bedroom units by the water, outdoor wet bars, etc . . .

Keauhou Akahi

Region: Keauhou

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Fairly quiet, small and tidy condo property. The grounds are particularly fragrant with lots of songbirds—kudos to the gardeners. Views are of a golf course. Free WiFi . . .

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club

Region: Keauhou

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This gated condo property is made up of older townhouses and newer condos. Huge variation in rooms here, even among the condos. Buildings 1–5 have outstanding units . . .

Keauhou Punahele

Region: Keauhou

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This condo is toward the south end of Alii Drive, the grounds are fairly quiet and peaceful except for the birds chirping (but we consider that a plus . . .

Keauhou Resort

Region: Keauhou

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Grounds are nice at this condo property, rates are acceptable but seem to be increasing. Bedrooms aren’t entirely shut off in some cases; two-story townhouse layouts . . .

Kilauea Hospitality Group

Region: Volcano

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Built in 1942, this inn is part of a larger collection of properties that have been through lots of changes over the years, sometimes good and sometimes not . . .

Kilauea Lodge

Region: Volcano

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Opened in 1938 as a YMCA youth camp, this quaint lodge was converted in 1986 by Albert and Lorna Jeyte. (He was a make-up artist on Magnum . . .

Kohala Club Hotel

Region: Northern Tip

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Originally built in the late 1800s as an English gentleman’s club. The current building left in disrepair, has been restored by its present owners (who are very . . .

Kohala Village Inn

Region: Northern Tip

Book Now A quaint, simple inn with TVs but no place to secure your valuables. No phones, but they’ll take messages. New owners have been sprucing up the rooms . . .

Kolea

Region: South Kohala

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It’s hard to imagine being unhappy here. These are some of the most impressively appointed condos we’ve seen, and it’s the only gated complex in . . .

Kona Alii

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This condo building has the look and feel of a city high-rise, and the units are adequate. Floors four and above are better (traffic below is farther . . .

Kona Bali Kai

Region: Kailua-Kona

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With some units on both sides of Alii Drive at this condo property, the oceanfront units can be a very good deal, depending on which company you rent . . .

Kona by the Sea

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Adequately furnished condos (though some could use updating), quiet, with pleasant grounds. The pool has an adjacent sandy area that’s kind of nice. The oceanfront saltwater pool . . .

Kona Coast Resort

Region: Keauhou

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Also known as Keauhou Gardens, this condo complex was built in multiple phases. The units in the first phase (where the rental pool comes from) can best be . . .

Kona Hotel

Region: Captain Cook & Holualoa

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This ultra-pink 1926 building is up at the 1,400 foot elevation level in Holualoa (above Kona town) where it may get chilly at night. It’s . . .

Kona Islander Inn

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Designed more like a hotel than a condo (but rooms are individually owned, so we’re calling it a condo), these basic rooms lack a full kitchen. Just . . .

Kona Isle

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Very small condos, but for the price they’re a great deal. Units are extra clean, and the complex is oceanfront with very pleasant grounds. There’s a . . .

Kona Magic Sands

Region: Kailua-Kona

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You can see and hear the ocean right from your bed. Units are very small (450 sq. ft.)—a studio with a kitchen. The bed area is converted . . .

Kona Makai

Region: Kailua-Kona

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These condos are smallish but clean, and the price is decent. Some units are upgraded, while others feel dated. The grounds are pleasant. Only buildings 1 and 6 . . .

Kona Nalu

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This is the condo oceanfront location you’ve been dreaming of. Their building sits right on the shoreline. Each unit has flawless ocean views from the master bedroom . . .

Kona Pacific

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This condo is located just up the hill from the main part of Kona town. There are not many views from these five buildings that vary up to . . .

Kona Reef

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Buildings A and D at this condo property are fairly quiet (except for the sound of the ocean), but units next to Alii Drive get a lot of . . .

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Kona Riviera Villa

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This small, gated condo consists of three buildings in very close proximity to each other. Only the front one and part of the middle one have views of . . .

Kona Seaside Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This hotel is located across the street from Kailua Bay in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The buildings, built over time several decades ago, are immaculate but very . . .

Kona Seaspray

Region: Keauhou

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This condo consists of two separate (and pretty different) buildings, the larger one and the smaller one. At press time they were renovating some units and always seem . . .

Kona Tiki Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This is a small old-style Kona hotel. All rooms have incredible oceanfront views right next to the water. How close? The swimming pool is permanently salty from . . .

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Kumulani at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

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These low-rise condo buildings in a gated complex house four units each. This was one of the earlier condos finished in the area, and it is very . . .

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Mahana House Country Inn

Region: Honomu

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This small inn is set along the gorgeous Hamakua Coast, 15 miles north of Hilo in a relaxing, rural area (cell phone reception may be spotty and they . . .

Makolea

Region: Keauhou

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Although this condo is not as dumpy as it used to be, it still has cheap, tiny units. Sound carries easily through the building. Some units may not . . .

Manago Hotel

Region: Captain Cook & Holualoa

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Not-too-close, not-too-far from the more touristy Kona, this hotel was built in 1917 by a Japanese mail-order bride and her husband (with an . . .

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Region: South Kohala

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This was the first resort to grace the Kohala lava desert area, and a large part of their business is repeat customers. Built by Laurance S. Rockefeller in . . .

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Region: South Kohala

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 This hotel will close Oct. 1, 2018 for 14 months for renovations.

This is one of those resorts that is hard for us to review without sounding like . . .

Mauna Lani Point

Region: South Kohala

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This condo property consistently looks pristine on our visits. The interiors have nice furnishings, huge master bathrooms, pleasing layouts, good location and relaxing views across the golf course . . .

Mauna Lani Terrace

Region: South Kohala

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Most of these condos overlook the ancient fishponds, creating an amazingly tranquil setting. Some units have ocean views as well. Buildings J, K and L often have nice . . .

Na Hale O‘Keauhou

Region: Keauhou

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This gated condo was completed in 2005. All have garages that some owners will let you use. The units are contemporary in design, and this resort seems less . . .

Pineapple Park Kona

Region: Captain Cook & Holualoa

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This is a hostel that also rents gear for the beach since it is close to Kealakekua Bay. There are five rooms with shared baths, eight rooms that . . .

Royal Kona Resort

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Although this resort has a nice oceanfront location in downtown Kona (you can walk anywhere from here), the resort has a way to go in terms of updates . . .

Royal Sea-Cliff Resort

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This condominium is run similarly to a hotel, though units are individually owned and half are timeshare. Condos are fairly large. Note from the aerial photo that the . . .

Sea Village

Region: Kailua-Kona

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Quiet location for this condo, nicely kept grounds and rooms. There’s a large grassy bbq area next to the pool that makes a fine place to cook . . .

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Region: Keauhou

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This resort is best described as sophisticated, understated, islandy with Sig Zane designs scattered throughout, but a bit stark with lots of concrete. It does, however, embrace its . . .

Shores at Waikoloa

Region: South Kohala

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The units are smaller and aren’t as nice as Vista Waikoloa (its neighbor). The furnishings vary a lot, depending on the owner. The grounds were looking better . . .

The Fairways at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

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This gated condo complex is made up of 21 six-unit buildings. The exteriors are sort of English manor meets Frank Lloyd Wright-goes-to-Hawai‘i. The . . .

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Region: Hilo

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This inn sits on 22 acres about 4 miles northwest of downtown Hilo. Macadamia nut trees dominate the drive in on the long private road. There is no . . .

The Palms Cliff House Inn

Region: Honomu

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What a great spot for this small inn! A serene, white, Victorian-style, lovingly-maintained home sits on over 3 acres overlooking Pohaku Manu Bay about 13 miles . . .

Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel

Region: Kailua-Kona

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If you’re just looking for a place to stay with no frills but a convenient downtown location, this may be worth considering. Rooms are very basic, but . . .

Villages at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

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Wow! We almost didn’t want to leave these condos and doubt you’ll want to either. Most buildings in this gated property are two units attached—either . . .

Villas at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

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Completed in 1982, these 21 single-story individually gated condo duplexes look like stand-alone homes but are attached by one common wall. Drive up and you’ll . . .

Vista Waikoloa

Region: South Kohala

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Considering the caliber of these condos and the fact they’re in Kohala, it’s a pretty good deal. Units are large and nicely furnished, the layout is . . .

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Volcano House

Region: Volcano

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This hotel is located on the rim of Kilauea Caldera inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Reopened in 2013 after a three-year closure. Before that it was . . .

Volcano Inn

Region: Volcano

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This resort is an excellent choice in Volcano. Don’t confuse this with other properties with similar names. The grounds are lush. The rooms are not overly Hawaiian . . .

Volcano Village Lodge

Region: Volcano

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What a find! This inn is small, just over an acre, and was originally built as an artist’s workshop, but was converted in 2006 with buildings added . . .

Wai‘ula‘ula at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

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These 14 two-story buildings in a gated complex were completed in 2006 and house four units each (and a couple of duplexes not in the rental pool . . .

Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Region: South Kohala

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This resort, located directly across from the Kings’ Shops, went for a modern look they call “contemporary elegance.” The effect isn’t very Hawaiian—more like a 1950s . . .

Waikoloa Colony Villas

Region: South Kohala

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This gated condo property is very similar to the Fairway Villas, but the buildings seem a bit quieter and less dense than at Fairway. But Fairway is closer . . .

Waimea Country Lodge

Region: Waimea

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The hotel has new owners, so things may change—we hope. Good-sized rooms, free high-speed internet access. It was looking very tired and smelled moldy on . . .

Aerial shot of Westin Hapuna Beach Resort with white sand and clear water to the right side.

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Region: South Kohala

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This resort re-opened and rebranded by the Westin. We will be reviewing it again soon.

This resort is owned by the same company that owns the nearby . . .

White Sands Village

Region: Kailua-Kona

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This fairly old building is right across the street from White Sands Beach Park, which is usually swimmable. Nice pool and grounds. The buildings are adequately maintained. They . . .

Wild Ginger Inn & Hostel

Region: Hilo

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This is a budget traveler’s kind of place, a little bit hotel, a little bit hostel. Private rooms have an empty fridge, microwave and TV; semi-private . . .

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