Must see hotels in Kohala & Waimea

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    Waimea Gardens

    On a well-tended property, find three spruce, well-equipped country cottages around the owners' home. The Kohala Cottage has a full kitchen, bath and…

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    Puakea Ranch

    Live the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) dream in one of four meticulously restored cottages. Ranging from two to six bedrooms, each cottage enjoys its own…

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    Waikoloa Beach Marriott

    This airy, enormous hotel fronts ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay and thus boasts an awesome beach setting, plus three oceanfront pools. Renovated in late 2013, rooms…

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    Kohala Lodge

    Tucked away in a tree line with sweeping views, this reproduction 19th-century paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) ranch house has two bedrooms and a ton of…

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    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    This grand hotel, which first opened its doors in 1965, manages to come off as coolly understated and quietly confident of its reputation. Rooms are…

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    Kaiakea

    This 4200-sq ft, four-bedroom villa is as luxurious as rentals get in Kohala. Designed by an architect, the space expertly utilizes natural light and…

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    Blue Makai

    This two-bedroom house is decked out with hardwood floors, bright artwork and decor that evokes a seaside aesthetic, which makes sense, seeing how close…

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    A-frame Cabins

    Stay overnight in one of six cabins near Hapuna Beach, an awesome location for sunset watching. While rather makeshift, the location is essentially…

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    Hilton Waikoloa Village

    You'll either love or hate the showy, theme-park features of this mega-hotel. There's no natural beach, so the highlights are artificial, if well-executed…

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    Fairmont Orchid

    Elegant and almost formal (for Hawaiʻi), the Orchid never lets you forget that you're at an exclusive, luxury hotel. The architecture feels rather…

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    Plumeria Cottage

    This one-bedroom house sits just on the beach, mere feet from the water and a series of coves that are perfect for splashing. The cottage is blessed with…

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    Red ʻOhana

    Run by a pair with extensive experience in the luxury-hotel industry, these two- and three-bedroom homes have big lanais, flat-screen televisions,…

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    Auberge Mauna Lani

    The Auberge Mauna Lani is set amid tropical gardens, hundreds of towering coconut palms and precious historic sites. Of special note is an adults-only…

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    Kohala Village Inn

    For budget travelers or those seeking digs in the heart of Hawi, this inn offers terrific value. In a plantation-era, motel-style building, no-frills…

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    Hale Ohia

    Located about 1.5 miles east of Kawaihae proper, this one-bedroom house features a nice master bedroom, a thoughtfully laid-out tropical chic interior,…

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    The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

    You'll find a primo setting on Hapuna Beach at this hotel, as well as rooms decked out in cooling, soothing dark tones, a cathedral like lobby, a state of…

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    Kamuela Inn

    Resembling a typical motor inn, this local institution is good value. Nothing is fancy but rooms are clean and comfy, with a range of bed configurations…

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    Jacaranda Inn

    Built in 1897 as a home for the manager of the Parker Ranch, the Jacaranda divides opinions. Some (including us) find the home and its eight rooms…

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    The Aeolian Residence Waikoloa

    This very basic guesthouse offers a couple of wood-paneled, economy-priced and basic rooms – these are beds for crashing, but they're kept clean and the…

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    Waikoloa Vacation Rentals

    This business organizes vacation rentals specifically aimed at the Waikoloa Resort Area. The condos tend to front either the water or the area's golf…