"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!"
I would definitely recommend the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. The Hilton Village offers access to anything and just about everything, from shopping, eating, relaxation, travel arrangements, not to mention a bed perfect for falling into, after a days excitement. Truth is, the Hilton Village is a great vacation spot on it's own. However, they have a wonderful valet, and staff all around the facility to assist. The room was clean, and comfortable. Did I mention I loved the bed :)
We stayed at the Kaila Tower, and it was perfect.
I will say, coming back from our Big Island trip, the tourists on the bus, from Trump towers, Sheraton and even the Military hotel (which by the way, is next door, so you still have access to the Village :) ) where all a bit envious of where we were staying. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! The best part, everyone was awesome! It's a resort over looking the beach, and Diamond Head. The lagoon is like it's own little beach, CLEAN, not to crowded, and if you're a couple, I recommend the Kayaking...fun!
What more can I say, this is the place to stay!
Traveller from Sumter, South Carolina