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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The first room I was offered smelled like urine. I was given a second room that was orderless but had a party going on next door. When I received the quick check out receipt there was a $10 fee for parking in the hotel parking lot, and a cleaning fee. I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express around our great county, this is the first I’ve been charged extra beyond the agreed fees before the stay. Surprises in charges shouldn’t occur.

There was no hair dryer in the bathroom. When I called the front desk to ask for one, staff told me that housekeeping had gone home for the day and there was nothing she could do about it.

The pool didn't look too appealing. Continental Breakfast was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Awesome hotel with a great continental breakfast. The only downside is that our room smelled like cat urine, very odd.

The staff and hotel were great, Nava was wonderful during check in. Helped out the Kama'aina like days past.

Was very pleasantly surprised. The rate was very reasonable for downtown Kona - right in the middle of everything. Room was spacious, clean and modern. Staff very pleasant. Free breakfast very good - includes pancakes! Pool small but nice. Only minor negative - wasn’t told of parking fee at time of booking nor upon arrival - so surprised to see charge of $25 for 2nights.

The only thing was the birds coming around when eating breakfast otherwise we had no problems

I’m a repeat customer and am very satisfied !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice place, clean, easy to find, close to shopping and the beach

This is a perfect place to stay if you want access to downtown Kona! Restaurants, shops, beaches, all within walking distance! The hotel was quiet, clean and the staff was VERY helpful! Donna was especially awesome! She was so friendly and helpful! Offered tips and directions! She was awesome!

I am not able to edit this surveys a Title of review, though I agree nice and close to ocean, the staff are very pleasant .

Close to amenities (shopping, beach) and includes breakfast.

The hotel is located off the main streets and has very poor signage. We had to call the hotel and they guided us turn by turn so that we could find the hotel. The lighting surrounding the hotel was limited so walking to and from local sights at night felt a bit creepy and unsafe.

The only negative is the lack of views, every other facet of my stay was excellent. Good breakfast selections, clean and spacious rooms. Exceptionally comfortable bed, would definitely choose this hotel again.

Staff was great and very heloful. Location is perfect and will stay here again.

Great stay. Comfortable room. Wonderful staff. We headed out to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it couldn’t have been better.

Great motel, especially for the price. Good location.

The front desk lady was exceptionally warm and friendly giving the stay a very Hawaiian beginning. She was also very helpful and knew the area well. The location away from the beach isn't for everyone but all of the best parts of Allii Drive and the shore are easily walk able. Good rooms and reasonable rates. No gouging for parking either.

75-146 Sarona Ln Kailua-Kona HI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hulihee Palace
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona places you within a 5-minute walk of Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. This 75-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 10.00 per night. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Full 2 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

Everyone (22) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (1)
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Families Families

The first room I was offered smelled like urine. I was given a second room that was orderless but had a party going on next door. When I received the quick check out receipt there was a $10 fee for parking in the hotel parking lot, and a cleaning fee. I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express around our great county, this is the first I’ve been charged extra beyond the agreed fees before the stay. Surprises in charges shouldn’t occur.

By on May 10, 2019

1
Everyone

There was no hair dryer in the bathroom. When I called the front desk to ask for one, staff told me that housekeeping had gone home for the day and there was nothing she could do about it.

By on Apr 28, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 7, 2019

4
Partner Couples

The pool didn't look too appealing. Continental Breakfast was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful.

By on Mar 20, 2019

4
Everyone

Awesome hotel with a great continental breakfast. The only downside is that our room smelled like cat urine, very odd.

By on Jan 30, 2019

5
Everyone

The staff and hotel were great, Nava was wonderful during check in. Helped out the Kama'aina like days past.

By , from Honolulu on Nov 12, 2018

4
Everyone

Was very pleasantly surprised. The rate was very reasonable for downtown Kona - right in the middle of everything. Room was spacious, clean and modern. Staff very pleasant. Free breakfast very good - includes pancakes! Pool small but nice. Only minor negative - wasn’t told of parking fee at time of booking nor upon arrival - so surprised to see charge of $25 for 2nights.

By , from North Carolina on Nov 10, 2018

5
Everyone

The only thing was the birds coming around when eating breakfast otherwise we had no problems

By on Oct 29, 2018

4
Everyone

I’m a repeat customer and am very satisfied !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By , from Kailua Kona HI on Oct 1, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Sep 19, 2018

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740