Hilton Waikoloa Village Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Big Island, Hawaii, United States

This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
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Pros

  • Three large pools, as well as a man-made lagoon with a narrow sandy beach
  • Numerous (but pricey) restaurants, from snack bars to fine dining
  • Extensive grounds with beautiful gardens, multiple waterfalls and a dolphin pool
  • Art collection showcased throughout the hotel
  • 8 tennis courts with full-service pro shop, and two golf courses
  • Full-service salon and spa (with private saunas and a women’s-only hot tub)
  • On-site boutique shopping, and a short drive to King’s Shops and Queen’s MarketPlace

Cons

  • Pools and beach can get crowded
  • Rooms feel generic, and lanais are not private
  • No in-room Wi-Fi, and a per day fee for wired Internet
  • Daily parking fee, extra for valet
  • Lots of extra charges (for tennis, water sports, fitness classes, and more)
  • On-site restaurants are pricey

Bottom Line

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is the largest and most family-friendly resort in the Kailua-Kona area, and is often referred to as the “Disneyland“ of the Big Island. With 1,200 rooms, three large pool areas, extensive outdoor grounds and a variety of on-site dining options, the Hilton Waikoloa is indeed a small village in and of itself, and a tram and canal boats help guests travel across the sprawling property. Each of the three towers on the property has a different style of room decor, but the overall feel the same: clean and generic. The biggest downsides? The property is showing its age, the restaurants are pricey (and mostly mediocre), and there's no beach on the actual ocean -- just a thin strip of sand on the man-made lagoon. Luckily Lagoon Tower rooms were renovated in 2012.

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 Location

In Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is located on the Big Island's northwestern Kohala coast, where ancient sites coexist with luxury resorts and renowned golf courses.

The Big Island is packed with natural wonders, including active volcanoes, where visitors can still see lava flows, numerous beaches, and rainforests. It's by far the largest of the Hawaiian islands, so be prepared to drive to experience some of the top attractions.

  • 30-minute drive from Kona International Airport
  • 2-hour drive from Hilo International Airport
  • 9-minute walk to Anaehoomalu Bay Beach
  • 12-minute walk or 3-minute drive to the Kahapapa Fishpond
  • 3-minute drive to the shops and restaurants at Queens' MarketPlace
  • 3-minute drive to Kings' Shops
  • 3-minute drive to the Waikiloa Petroglyph Reserve, where you can see ancient Hawaiian rock carvings
  • 4-minute drive to the Kuualii Fishpond
  • 16-minute drive to the Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, one of the island's top beaches
  • 18-minute drive to the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • 35-minute drive to Waimea
  • 40-minute drive to Kailua-Kona
  • 1-hour-40-minute drive to Akaka Falls State Park, home to the 442-foot Akaka Falls and the 100-foot Kahuna Falls
  • 2-hour drive to Mauna Kea Observatories (at the summit)
  • 4-hour drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the island's most popular volcanoes

 Bottom Line

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is the largest and most family-friendly resort in the Kailua-Kona area, and is often referred to as the “Disneyland“ of the Big Island. With 1,200 rooms, three large pool areas, extensive outdoor grounds and a variety of on-site dining options, the Hilton Waikoloa is indeed a small village in and of itself, and a tram and canal boats help guests travel across the sprawling property. Each of the three towers on the property has a different style of room decor, but the overall feel the same: clean and generic. The biggest downsides? The property is showing its age, the restaurants are pricey (and mostly mediocre), and there's no beach on the actual ocean -- just a thin strip of sand on the man-made lagoon. Luckily Lagoon Tower rooms were renovated in 2012.

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Address

  • 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738

Room Types

  • Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • Dolphin and Hemmeter Suite
  • Lagoon Tower Cabana
  • Lagoon Tower Deluxe Ocean View
  • Lagoon Tower Dolphin View
  • Lagoon Tower Partial Ocean View
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Palace Suite
  • Partial Ocean View Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Resort Room
  • Royal Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 1240
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Big Island, Hawaii
Address: 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
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