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This 10-acre property has a great location for families: next to the protected swimming/snorkeling ponds of Lydgate Beach, the fanciful Kamalani Playground, and historic Hawaiian sites by the Wailua River. Under new management as of late 2017, the “refreshed” rooms, suites, and cottages now have crisp white bedding, contemporary lighting, and splashes of orchid and gold in the room’s cushions, artwork, and ottomans to offset the sand-hued carpets and sofa beds. All units come with minifridges, microwaves, and Keurig coffeemakers; some oceanview rooms and all cottages (which are closest to Kamalani Playground) include lanais. Note: Wi-Fi and parking are free, but the hotel has added a daily $22 resort fee, which includes bike rentals, a daily cocktail or soft drink, and beach mat and cooler use.