The Hilton Waikoloa Village does not have a shuttle.
Luana Concierge (AKA Laura’s Taxi) has a 6-person minivan for a flat fee of $66.
NO—this is not a mistake. It is LUANA in one case and LAURA in the other!
If you are arriving with other people, this would be a cost effective solution. Owner is a Rotarian. Contact: 1-808- 326-Limo (5466). http://www.luanalimo.com. 1-808-326-5466 (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.) or 1-808-365-2769 (11 p.m. – 7 a.m.)
The biggest advantage of using Luana Limousine/Laura’s Taxi is that they are not an airport taxi company. They only pick up reservations at the airport. This ensures that Laura’s will be waiting for the guest when they arrive, instead of the guest waiting for their taxi.
SpeediShuttle picks up at the Kona International airport. This is a shared service in Mercedes Benz vans—meaning they will be picking up other people. Minimum price from airport to Waikoloa Village looks to be around $56. Prices include tax; gratuity not included; all credit cards are accepted.
http://www.speedishuttle.com/ or 1-877-242-5777
Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance, but are not required.
Pick-up is at the shuttle-islands outside both Hawaiian and United Airlines.
The Institute has a low group discounted rate with Avis rental cars at the Kona Airport http://www.avis.com.
Please note: These rates are good at the Avis Kona Airport location only.
Here’s how you make your reservation:
- If you are booking online, you MUST enter the AWD code#H433726 and Rate code#CT
- If you are booking via telephone TOLL FREE RESERVATIONS NUMBER is 1-800-331-1212 you MUST mention the same AWD code#H433726 and Rate code#CT as well to reservations representative.
National Car Rental Service has an office at the Waikoloa for people who want a short excursion, although prices are higher than Avis. Pick up and return to the hotel. The National Car Rental desk is located inside Hilton Waikoloa village. Call 1-808-886-2821.
Laura’s Taxi (operated by Rotarian-owned Luana Concierge http://www.luanalimo.com./). 1-808-326.LIMO (5466). Laura’s is the contracted taxi service at the Waikoloa Hilton. Thus, they can bill any transportation costs to the room of a guest if the guest prefers.
Note: The County of Hawaii sets the rates for taxis. The taxi rates are based on mileage and are set by the County. The initial charge is $3.00 and then it is $3.20 per mile.
They carry 6 passengers maximum. Approximate Fares (one way)
- To/From Hotel and Kailua Kona Town $85.00
- To/From Hotel and Waimea Town $75.00
- To/From Hotel and Waikoloa Village $31.00
- To/From Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel $35.00
- To/From Hotel and Hapuna Beach $35.00
- To/From Hotel and Fairmont Orchid $23.00
- To/From Hotel and Mauna Lani Bay Resort $23.00
The 2015 Institute has a reduced Self-Parking charge of $10.00 (normally, $17.00) inclusive of tax per car, per day (subject to change) to all registered guests. Valet Parking is available at $22.00 tax inclusive per car per day (subject to change).
For electric vehicles, the hotel provides complimentary use of the charging stations available in their valet parking lot for registered hotel guests. Electric vehicles pay the self-parking rate when using valet parking. Regular parking prices apply for hybrid vehicles using valet & self-parking.
A shuttle departs from the Hilton Waikoloa Village lower lobby for the nearby Kings’ Shops and Queen’s Marketplace every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Rates vary: Children under 4 are FREE, children 5-12 are $1 and $2 for Adults. Also stops at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.