Its neutral-toned, modern “chain hotel” decor may seem out of place in Hawaii, but this 75-room hotel is nevertheless a hidden gem. Tucked on a one-way street between Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway, the three-story building offers surprisingly quiet rooms, some with a glimpse of the ocean, including suites with a sofa sleeper. All have 42-inch flatpanel TVs, ample desk space, and gleaming bathrooms; the pool, hot tub, and fitness center are compact but also immaculate. The hot breakfast buffet may lack tropical touches, but it’s free. The only downside: The hotel has just 55 parking spaces ($10) in a shared lot. Luckily, the hospitable staff can advise you where to nab another spot.
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Holiday Inn Express Kailua-Kona
77-146 Sarona Rd., Kailua-Kona
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Kailua-Kona Phone 855/373-5450, 808/329-2599 Prices $169 room, $179–$219 suite, $199–$239 oceanview suite; rates include up to 4 people per room. Amenities Free breakfast buffet; business center; fitness center; hot tub; laundry; pool; free Wi-Fi. Units 75 units Web site URL Other Parking $10
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