Laurie Lyons-Makaimoku

Laurie Lyons-Makaimoku

Travel writer and Managing Editor for the austin.com network.

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Pagoda Hotel

Pagoda Hotel

$$ | HI | Honolulu

The Pagoda Hotel makes for a great affordable option in the middle of Honolulu

The Laylow, Autograph Collection

The Laylow, Autograph Collection

$$ | Hawaii | Oahu

From the moment you arrive at The Laylow, it’s obvious that the design team put thought into every corner of this ...

Pagoda Hotel

Pagoda Hotel

$$ | HI | Honolulu

The Pagoda Hotel makes for a great affordable option in the middle of Honolulu

The Laylow, Autograph Collection

The Laylow, Autograph Collection

$$ | Hawaii | Oahu

From the moment you arrive at The Laylow, it’s obvious that the design team put thought into every corner of this ...

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village

$$$ | HI | Waikoloa

Dolphins swim in the lagoon; pint-size guests zoom down the 175-foot waterslide; a bride poses on the grand staircase; ...

Ewa Hotel

Ewa Hotel

$ | HI | Honolulu

This affordable hotel located one block from the beach in Waikiki finds itself ...

Holiday Inn Express Waikiki

Holiday Inn Express Waikiki

$$ | HI | Honolulu

A $30 million renovation and rebranding of Maile Sky Court in 2017 brought a Holiday Inn Express to Waikiki, and with ...

Royal Sea Cliff

Royal Sea Cliff

$$ | Hawaii | Big Island

These beautiful vacation condos, managed by Outrigger and by Wyndham, offer incredible views from their location perched atop volcanic bluffs

Volcano Forest Inn

Volcano Forest Inn

$$ | Hawaii | Big Island

This small, but cheery inn is home to four rooms set amongst five acres of tropical foliage

Chalet Kilauea

Chalet Kilauea

$$ | HI | Volcano

This beautiful, intimate hotel focuses on bringing the outside in through natural elements and unique artistry

Kamuela Inn

Kamuela Inn

$$ | HI | Kamuela

One of the only boutique hotels in the Waimea area, anyone looking for a charming, but more upscale paniolo (cowboy) country experience will find touches ...

Arnott's Lodge

Arnott's Lodge

$$ | HI | Hilo

Arnott’s Lodge walks the line between campsite, hostel, and budget hotel