The Big Island

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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in The Big Island

Falls at Reeds Island

This comfortable 3-bedroom home is tucked away on a private island in the verdant Wailuku River ... more

82 Halaulani Pl.
Hilo , HI
(808) 635-3649
Tags: family | moderate | great value
Holualoa Inn

Above Kailua-Kona in artsy Holualoa, the town's namesake inn offers six elegant rooms with ... more

76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Holualoa , HI
Tags: moderate | inn
Jacaranda Inn

This lilac-colored house on the green slopes of Parker Ranch is a cozy, intimate alternative to ... more

65-1444 Kawaihae Rd.
Waimea , HI
Tags: romance | budget
Kamuela Inn

Simple living at an elevation of 2,500 feet (keep in mind that temperatures are cooler) is what ... more

65-1300 Kawaihae Rd.
Tags: budget
Kona Village

This barefoot, all-inclusive, oceanfront resort resembles a Polynesian village with ... more

Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
Kailua-Kona , HI
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | all-inclusive
Lotus Garden Cottages

Nestled in a forest of tree ferns, banana trees, and trumpet flowers, the LotusCottages offer a ... more

Road B in Volcano Village, half a mile down on Ke Koa Nui Blvd
Tags: moderate | great value | trendy
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Built in 1965 by Laurance Rockefeller, this staid Kohala Coast property reopened in December ... more

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr.
Kohala Coast , HI
Tags: golf | spa | tennis
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa

Set on an ancient lava flow at the entrance to Keauhou Bay, between Kailua andKealakekua Bay, ... more

78-128 Ehukai St.
Kailua-Kona, The Big Island , HI
Tags: family | moderate | spa | newly renovated
Shipman House Bed & Breakfast

On the Hilo side of the island, plan for rainforest hikes in lieu of beachbumming. In the town ... more

131 Kaiulani St.
Hilo , HI
Tags: moderate | historic | great value
The Fairmont Orchid

This deluxe 32-acre resort that fronts a turquoise lagoon is one of Kohala'sgems. It features a ... more

1 North Kaniku Dr
Kohala , HI
Tags: golf | expensive | spa | tennis
The Four Seasons Hualalai

If a resort could be considered an oasis, the Four Seasons Hualalai would be the one you would ... more

72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kohala , HI
Tags: luxury | golf | expensive | smart splurge | swimming pool
Volcano Artist Cottage

Quiet inspiration is the best way to describe the ambience of this charming redwood cottage ... more

19-3834 Old Volcano Rd
808-985-8979 or 808-967-7261
Tags: budget | trendy | gardens | wi-fi
Volcano Village Lodge

These five modern, free-standing wooden lodges tucked inside the volcano rainforest have ... more

19-4183 Road E.
Volcano , HI
Tags: budget | editor pick | great value | trendy

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