10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels on the Big Island

It's good news for families that the Big Island is lacking in sleek, chic, boutique hotels that often cater to single professionals, rendering just about all hotels on the island family friendly. From the lush jungle on the east side to the dry sunny west side, the Big Island is an easy place to find family friendly hotels. Most have pools kids will love, and many are just minutes away from family friendly activities, restaurants and beaches.

So don't let family vacation time be intimidating; travel with the whole crew and stay at a family friendly hotel in Big Island. Looking to spend time in the company of kids or relatives without sacrificing privacy? Try the Hilltop Legacy or The Palms Cliff House Inn. Both of these beautiful residential homes turned private vacation rentals offer space, privacy and waterfalls on the property.

For budget family accommodations, try Uncle Billy's, Hilo Seaside Hotel or the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, all in Hilo. As you drink in the skyline and the city's sights and sounds, let the whole family create and share the memories from your visit to Big Island. Family friendly hotels can help remove some of the stress of a group trip so you can focus on time with your loved ones.

Family friendly accommodations make a home around the island, offering high end or down to earth places to stay. Utilize the options to explore all of the Big Island.

Located along the lush Kamaili Road, otherwise known as the Opihikao area in Puna, Plumeria Hill Bed & Breakfast is a private estate offering privacy, beauty, and peace. Children 13 years of age and older are welcome, and there's a selection...  Read More

The Hilltop Legacy at the highest spot in town that allows you to look down on beautiful Hilo Bay. At this bed and breakfast you can enjoy the privacy of the peaceful Hilltop Retreat, a pair of over one hundred years old Banzai trees, koi pond,...  Read More

Found on top of an ocean cliff on the Big Island, Honomu, the Palms Cliff House Inn offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. The Akaka Falls State Park and the Kolekohe Beach Park are only two miles from the area. Private lanais and complete...  Read More

Halana Lodge is a unique property with five bedrooms. Lodge offers a large living room, complete kitchen, family room, covered lanai, laundry room and dining room that can seat 20. All rooms are located on one floor. The lodge rents individual...  Read More

Just 10 minutes from Hilo, once you arrive at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls you'll feel far from the town. There's a waterfall and natural pool in the backyard, that you can swim in if you sign a waver, and it's a must do. The owners travel all...  Read More


HIlo's most classic hotel, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel manages to offer the most upscale accommodations in Hilo, but for a large hotel it's still without resort like bells and whistles. There's a pool which can be wonderful on those hot and humid...  Read More

The Luxurious Waterfall and Pool Resort Hakalau is located in the neighborhood of Hakalau. The Hilo Airport is the nearest airport in going to the hotel. Other nearby landmarks includes the World Botanical Gardens, the Akaka Falls and Hawaii...  Read More


The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the top two affordable hotels in Hilo. It's clean, simple and modest with a traditional Hawaiian theme. There's no frills, but for a budget hotel it's pretty beautiful as it's located right on the water in Hilo...  Read More

The oceanfront property is located on the shores of Hilo Bay. There are 317 renovated guestrooms and eight ocean front suites featuring original artwork by local artists, new furniture, spacious marble tile bath, refrigerator, 32-inch flat TV,...  Read More

Uncle Billy's is an "old school" hotel located right on the water in Hilo Bay. Uncle Billy's is modest with a Hawaiian decor throughout the hotel. There's a pool on site, along with a restaurant and gift shop. There's no frills, but it's clean,...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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