We thought the Courtyard by Marriott was a lovely resort and it was convenient base location. Very safe. There were plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and small shops nearby. I did not have the breakfast as it was just too easy to go out and get it cheaper. Didn't want to splurge on breakfast so there was McDonald's and Burger King close by. We did try the Kountry Kitchen one day but ended up spending $30 for breakfast and decided $12 @ McDonalds was plenty. We only ate at the Voyager, hotel restaurant, one evening and the food I thought was very good. Drinks from the bar were a little pricey but that's probably true everywhere on the island. Our room faced the pool and you could see the ocean to. I was very pleased with our view. Room was clean and seemed to be up to date. In the lobby there was an expedia agent to help book excursions which was helpful. Plenty of parking. Not much to do at night but after a day out and about we were ready to just chill at the hotel. Overall I would definitely stay here again. The only beef is the resort fee of $20 per day as I didn't use the towels but once and had one drink. Parking should always be free if you are a paying customer. I believe the resort fee is at all sites so no way of getting out of that. I don't know why they just don't include it in the cost to begin with.
Located on the north shore this truly is a luxury resort. The hotel has it's own beach and a lovely pool setup but is in close proximity to some of the nicest beaches in Hawaii. The rooms are very comfortable and nicely finished. The veranda restaurant for breakfast has a magnificent view and a great buffet. This hotel is pricey even by Hawaiian standards but if you want decadence in a wonderful setting it comes at a price.
Plantation Hale was a very comfortable place to stay. It has a kitchen complete with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and all your pots, pans and all your plates,bowls, glasses and everything else needed, you just buy your own food and your set. It has 2 flat screen TVs. One in the living room and one in the bedroom. Dining room table and chairs and couch. Also, a balcony with a great view with a couple chairs and table out there, or if your on the ground level a patio with the same. They have 2 pools and Jacuzzi's & Laundry facilities.
The staff is very friendly and if needed they can do a late check out for you if available.
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