Big Island Accommodations

Hotels, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, & Vacation Rentals

The Big Island of Hawaii makes good on its name and offers a big selection of accommodations. Whether you are looking for a secluded beach bungalow or a 5-star resort, the Big Island has the perfect lodging for you.

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Expedia Big Island

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Our Recommended Places to Stay on the Big Island

Kohala (Gold) Coast

A few of the most popular properties in this area are the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the Mauna Lani, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Fairmont Orchid, the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.


You'll find everything from north of Kailua-Kona town to the areas south along Ali'i Drive: multimillion-dollar resorts, economic condominium rentals, top-notch hostels, and cheap motels. So please check out Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, the Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, and the Kona Coast Resort.

One of our absolute favorite places to stay on the Big Island is just south of Kailua-Kona. Holualoa Inn is a luxury Big Island Bed and Breakfast with spectacular Pacific Ocean views on 30 lush acres of well-tended tropical fruit and flower gardens. Holualoa Inn provides the perfect blend of casual elegance and Polynesian luxury. 

Hilo and Nearby Areas

Hotels in Hilo: The two most popular properties include the Grand Naniloa Hotel and the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Volcano Town

We highly recommend a vacation rental. These properties range in rates and amenities. You can find them in the lush rainforest near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Many find the area appealing for its privacy, family-friendly ambiance, and romantic setting.

Hotels and Resorts

Hotels and resorts are some of the most popular lodgings chosen by tourists. On the Big Island of Hawaii, you can find a hotel or resort that matches your ideal price point, location, and desired amenities. Most are centered around the Kailua-Kona area on the west side of the island, where you can also find the best beaches, the main airport, shops, and dining. You an find a variety of accommodations in Kailua-Kona, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels.

If you aren’t worried about budget, you can search for hotels and resorts along the northern stretch of Kona, called the “Gold Coast,” where you’ll find upscale resorts, shopping, and dining.

B&Bs and Inns

While most of the Big Island resorts and hotels are centered around the Kailua-Kona area, several very lovely B&Bs and inns are located island-wide and offer a nice alternative for people who want the authentic Big Island experience without the cost of a luxury hotel. 

You can find many chic and romantic B&Bs and inns in Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island. This region is less touristy, but has a much lusher landscape and proximity to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals are very popular with mid-range to extravagant pricing options, and you can easily find one that fits your vacation plans. If you’re hoping to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you might stay in Volcano Town. The town lacks large hotels and resorts, so we recommend the privacy and luxury of a vacation rental in this lush rainforest

Your vacation rental will feel cozy and exotic, a home away from home amidst the unique Hawaiian landscapes.

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