Located in Lihu’e in an out-of-the-way residential area, they may tell you that this was the first hotel on the island (from 1890), but it wasn’t these buildings, and it wasn’t at this spot. Regardless, it’s a simple, clean hotel with comfortable rooms, nice grounds and very pleasant staff. The hotel has been for sale for as long as we can remember and it finally found a new owner. Renovations were planned at press time to turn this into a boutique-type hotel. The pool is only 3 feet deep, so you might want to pass on those high dives. No lanais on upper floor rooms. Avoid building 100—it’s across the street from a public park that may get noisy at night. Coffee and tea available all day by the pool where they serve a continental breakfast in the mornings. An acceptable place if you get good deal. $205–$253 for the (approx. 125–200 sq. ft.) rooms. Ask for discounts and specials.