Hotel overview

The City of Kailua-Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii . It was chosen as the final home of King Kamehameha I and became the capital of Hawaii. The new Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kailua-Kona is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean and is in the midst of the shopping and restaurant area in Kona . Guests will enjoy access to Big Island activities as well as a rich cultural experience. Our Kailua-Kona hotel is located in Historic Kailua Village , near Honokohau Marina, Kailua-Kona Wharf, Hulihee Palace and Keauhou Shopping Center . It is conveniently located at the beginning of the Iron Man Race which happens each October. Try our complimentary Express Start Breakfast , which not only features a number of our signature hot breakfast items but has been refreshed to include healthier options such as turkey sausage and Greek Yogurt. You can easily combine business with pleasure when you choose this family-friendly Kailua-Kona hotel. You can even use the poolsides free Wi-Fi access to check in with the boss and clients. Enjoy learning about the history of Kailua-Kona by taking the historical walking tour which starts just blocks from the hotel or take an evening cruise to enjoy the beautiful sunset and possibly some whale and dolphin sightings. Whatever the reason for your visit, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kailua-Kona is the perfect place to be.

Property information

Accessible rooms: 4
Double bedrooms: 42
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 71
Single-bedded accommodations: 33
Smoking rooms: 4
Suites: 62
Total rooms: 75

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
Pet Policy No pets.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 655 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It was only for one night, but still...

    We wanted an inexpensive hotel in Kona to stay in after going on a long tour that would get us back late. So we picked this Holiday Inn Express. Being Kona, it was still expensive but not 500 a night. Located off a main road, there are some shopping and restaurant options in walking distance. But we were not there for that. Our room SMELLED like mildew. They need to tear out that aged carpeting. It was clean enough, room was large, but smells will ruin a room. The pool was evidently not in use. Water was murky and dirty. Even the complimentary breakfast was average. Here we are in Hawaii, a fruit paradise, and they serve the same commercial apples, bananas and oranges that a hotel in Ohio would use. Why not purchase local fruit? We were glad the hotel was conveniently located to Saddle Road so we could get the heck out of there and off to Hilo the next day.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    first time cleient, long time visitor

    I used to stay at uncle billys in kona but the place isnt as nice as the IHG. you do play more to stay here but its worth it. amazing breakie in the and cold items. the cinnamon buns are great. rooms are big and clean. good cable and the showers are very good also. i would stay again for sure.

    Mar 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I have lived in Kona for 10 years. I looooooove this hotel.

    I have been a teacher and manager most of my life. THE most important thing about any retail and/or hospitality business is the people who work in the establishment. I also greatly appreciate the Kona Seaside. They have recently remodeled, and all of the choices have been good choices. Having said that, my faaaaaavorite hotel in Kona is hands-down the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Sure, you get a nice room and breakfast and nice laundry facilities and stuff, but the people who work in the hotel are who/what actually matters. So Blanca Salgado is the new manager, and she is obviously doing a bang-up job. She has a crack-staff of front desk employees: Donna, Crystal," the other Crystal," and Nava. Then there are the awesome maintenance guys, Michael and Graham. Then there is the lovely Jamie and her crack-staff of housekeepers: Kaleema, Samantha, Willa, Carida, Shue, Berinda, Julie, Isabel, and Chevy. You guys are simply the best. Mahalo and Aloha for taking such good care of all of us. My husband and I really appreciate all of you. Kudos, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Kailua-Kona, HI. Keep up the great work! : )

    Mar 12, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    All good

    The HI Express in Kona is a typical HI Express. It is clean, newish and their typical breakfast. It is not luxury, its not a dump and to me, covers all the necessary bases. Great location, parking($) no resort fee, walking distance to the main street. One of the best things about any HI Express is they are consistent and this one is perfectly typical.

    Mar 08, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An ok stay for a couple nights

    Chose this hotel as a place to land after a late flight for a couple nights. The front desk staff and the breakfast were GREAT. The parking situation on-site leaves a little to be desired as there are not enough spaces adjacent to the property, however an overflow lot exists. The room was bit worn - great lighting and very spacious but stained carpet and housekeeping never showed up and cleaned our room. Not a huge issue for a two night stay, but when paying Hawaii hotel rates (~$250/night) it was enough to ensure that I'll be looking at the Courtyard or somewhere else up the coast next time.

    Mar 04, 2020