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.