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4.5 out of 5

"Really friendly staff who were very helpful and accommodating " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 19 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Highlights at this hotel include 9 beach bars, an outdoor swimming pool, and free breakfast.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 75 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Free bottled water, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a business center. Added amenities include laundry facilities, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Kailua-Kona hotel include Magic Sands Beach and Kahalu'u Beach Park.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$288* Per night/room 24 Mar. - 25 Mar.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

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

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5 out of 5
Really friendly staff who were very helpful and accommodating

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel in a central location. Rooms as described. Disappointing that when our room was cleaned our alcohol had been consumed. It was a new bottle of whisky, unopened, so we knew someone had drunk it as the seal was broken and torn and whisky missing.

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Our room was perfect for our family with 2 teenagers. We had a sofa bed as well as 2 queen beds. The room was clean as well as all the facilities. Breakfast came included and there was a good selection of cereal, breads and hot food. It's in easy walking distance to the beach and local shops and restaurants.

Posted by , from Australia on 18 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Express and extremely friendly service

Pros: The front desk staff displayed top notch and responsive service ( the best on the island)!
Cons: Nothing -it was Brilliant
Location: Out favourite restaurant is the Fish Hopper - book early to get get window seat!
New, clean and very comfortable room in a central location- close to centre of town and historical sites , restaurants and facilities. Easy to park car and easy walk to restaurants.

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 24 Jul. 2017

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3 out of 5

Hotel is very well situated. Parking is good.

Location: Location is excellent.
Hotel is basic for the very high price. Breakfast is terrible and not worth $5... Aircon is very noisy. Staff were not overly helpful. Rooms were clean and beds were comfy. Bathroom was good. Good size fridge in the room.

Posted by on 25 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location

Location: Great location, end of road has multiple shops. A coffee shop at end of street, an ABC store directly opposite coffee shop.Many dining choices.
We had a top floor room for 2 adults and the room was spotless, comfortable and had easy access. There was parking available and was not secure but safe. The shower was very good and the bed comfortable. No cutlery or crockery supplied (just in case you want cheese and biscuits etc)but the breakfast was good with a reasonable choice and a great start to the day. Initial access was a bit difficult as the hotel is located in one way street and the bottom was closed for the entire day as they had their (I think monthly) market along main promenade. Good coffee shop on promenade sorry but cannot recall name but shopfront yellow and orange (keep your eyes open for lizards).The lift was very slow and I don,t think air conditioned. Looking for a central location to enjoy all Kona has to offer I would highly recommend this hotel. Had a swimming pool and fitness area downstairs, I did not have time to enjoy either but both looked welcoming.We only stayed 1 night to participate in Manta Ray Night Snorkel, amazing if you can fit in.

Posted by , from Valentine NSW on 9 Oct. 2016

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About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

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

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 9 beach bars. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Kailua-Kona hotel is smoke free.

  • 75 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 9 bars on the beach
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) (14.5 km / 9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona offers 75 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The tax ID number is W66529981-01.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Tax ID – W66529981-01


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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