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  • #1
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    Halekulani
    Honolulu, HI
    #1 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2807 reviewsTripAdvisor (2807)
    Free WiFi
    Halekulani remains a traveler favorite for its über-luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Rooms come decorated in Halekulani's signature "seven shades of white" and feature complimentary internet access, flat-panel TVs and welcome fruit and chocolate. Recent guests highly recommend requesting a room that looks out over the shore; the ocean vistas compliment the creamy room decor. Recent visitors also laud the helpful service staff, attesting that employees here went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. While you're here, make some time for the SpaHalekulani, which offers a long list of relaxing treatments inspired by Polynesian therapeutic rituals. Halekulani also houses three restaurants, and two bars, including the Lewers Lounge, which hosts nightly jazz performances. And Leaders Club members you're in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
    Kapolei, HI
    #2 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1398 reviewsTripAdvisor (1398)
    Those seeking the best of Oahu may very well find it within the confines of this Four Seasons outpost. Situated along the turquoise waters of the Pacific, nearly 30 miles west of Waikiki, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina features 371 oversized rooms (the smallest options start at 640 square feet) that not only ooze with luxury, but most of which also boast unforgettable ocean vistas. Accommodations feature island-style decor (think palm patterned pillows, banana leaf headboards and wicker accents), 65-inch flat-screen TVs and furnished balconies. Beyond the rooms, the resort offers a 24-hour fitness center, a tennis terrace, a golf course and both adult and family pools, as well as the Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre. The resort also provides direct access to the beach and plenty of activities, including stand-up paddleboarding, sunrise yoga and the opportunity to participate in a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe ride. Plus, there are ample dining options (five to be exact) on-site. While the amenities certainly impressed visitors, many guests agreed that the most memorable aspect was the incredible service. Staff members are known to go out of their way to meet special requests, especially for couples celebrating special occasions.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    #3 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3298 reviewsTripAdvisor (3298)
    Free WiFi
    The Kahala Hotel & Resort — located about 3 miles southwest of Diamond Head on the coast of the Kahala neighborhood — has played host to a long list of ritzy clients. Even lovebirds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came to stay at this Honolulu landmark after their marriage. So naturally, the rooms are fairly posh, featuring private balconies with views of the ocean and or nearby mountains. While you're here, take a break from the Honolulu hustle and bustle with a massage at The Kahala Spa, or simply kick back and relax in one of the cozy lounge chairs that line the pool. The hotel also boasts a pristine stretch of white sand beach, so you won't have to worry about fighting crowds for a spot on the shore. While you're here, recent visitors highly recommend taking advantage of Dolphin Quest: The Kahala grounds feature a lagoon where guests can swim with bottlenose dolphins. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the hotel's multiple restaurants. The only drawback: Some guests were frustrated by the high price for parking. But, not having a resort fee makes up for most incurred costs. Keep in mind that as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property participates in the Leaders Club rewards program.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
    Kapolei, HI
    #4 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6097 reviewsTripAdvisor (6097)
    Free WiFi
    Flanked by the white sand beaches of Ko Olina on the southwestern coast of Oahu, Aulani brings your favorite Disney characters to life amid lush Hawaiian scenery. The resort's accommodations range from standard guest rooms to three-bedroom villas and they include minifridges, Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. Obviously, this resort was designed with kids in mind: Aulani invites families to take advantage of the kid-friendly pools and water play areas, as well as the resort's own snorkeling lagoon, Rainbow Reef. Should parents need some alone time, they can drop the kids off at Aunty's Beach House for supervised activities and head off to the spa for a massage or to the fairways of the Ko Olina Golf Club. Aulani receives high praise from previous guests, who describe this Disney hotel as relaxed and lovely. Still, some travelers mention that the resort's remote location may not be the best for guests looking to experience the sights of Honolulu.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    #5 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4397 reviewsTripAdvisor (4397)
    Free WiFi
    Recognizing The Royal Hawaiian isn't difficult at all. This bubblegum pink property has dominated the Waikiki shoreline for almost 90 years. Guest rooms here feature splashes of bright, bold patterns and feature amenities like flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access and in-room coffee makers. Overall, previous guests enjoyed staying at this hotel. Although you will have to rush to get a seat by the pool, you can always take advantage of how close The Royal Hawaiian is to the best stretches of Waikiki's midway sands instead. The expensive property also houses the full-service Abhasa Spa, while fresh seafood can be enjoyed in style at the Azure Restaurant. But take note: Many visitors say that a stay at The Royal Hawaiian will cost you. However, this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, meaning members can cash in their points for perks.
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
    Honolulu, HI
    #6 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 609 reviewsTripAdvisor (609)
    Free WiFi

    Opened in 2018, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach boasts a sleek and simple design, allowing its guests to focus on the natural beauty of Honolulu. About 60 steps from the iconic Waikiki Beach, this resort welcomes sun-seekers and provides a concierge desk that can arrange everything from sailing to snorkeling. The property's $40 daily resort fee includes access to the Island Club and Spa's fitness facility, fitness classes, a $20 spa credit, in-room Wi-Fi access and additional perks. After working up an appetite, guests can take advantage of the two full-service restaurants on-site, as well as two bars and a breakfast buffet. Accommodations have views of the city, the mountain or the water, and all of them boast minifridges, Keurig coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. The hotel's rooftop infinity pool impressed recent guests, but many past visitors complained that there were too many children in the pool, especially since the hotel already offers a dedicated pool for children. In addition to the rooftop, both kids and parents were delighted by the 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach's 280,000-gallon lobby Oceanarium (a massive aquarium.) Keep in mind that because this resort is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts family, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Turtle Bay Resort
    Kahuku, HI
    #7 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5193 reviewsTripAdvisor (5193)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    This boutique resort on Oahu's northern shore – about 45 miles northwest of Waikiki Beach – is popular among avid movie- and television-buffs: Turtle Bay Resort was featured in the film, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and the the hit television show "LOST" used the resort's grounds as a backdrop. It's easy to see why Hollywood is so infatuated with Turtle Bay: The property encompasses roughly 850 acres of Hawaiian flora, fauna and shoreline. Inside, you'll find spacious guest rooms, each boasting gorgeous ocean views, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Outside of the rooms, amenities remain abundant. There's golf courses, a spa, fitness classes, a tennis center, multiple restaurants, a luau experience, water sports activities and much more. Previous visitors have been wowed Turtle Bay's setting above all and give kudos to the staff as well.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
  • #8
    Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
    Honolulu, HI
    #8 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 769 reviewsTripAdvisor (769)
    Free WiFi

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    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    #9 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 17102 reviewsTripAdvisor (17102)
    Free WiFi
    This sprawling, 22-acre resort is conveniently located next to northern edge of Waikiki Beach, offering access to both the sands and the downtown area. Features of the hotel grounds (like the secluded manmade lagoon and the tropical gardens complete with exotic birds) may be reminiscent of a remote Hawaiian jungle, but if you're looking for peace and quiet, you've come to the wrong place. The Hilton Hawaiian Village offers kid-friendly activities like snorkeling and sailing on the hotel's catamaran, and the resort also features 20 restaurants and bars to satisfy every member of the family. Meanwhile, the Waikiki Starlight Luau – which is held on the premises – is certainly a fun way for a family to spend an evening. Most travelers enjoy the long list of amenities, but others were not pleased with the high resort fee ($35 per day). However, Hilton Honors members may want to book a room here to earn and redeem points.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    #10 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6522 reviewsTripAdvisor (6522)
    Free WiFi
    Just like its name suggests, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort can be found along the midpoint of Waikiki Beach, an obvious plus for any Honolulu hotel. The Outrigger Reef is within walking distance of the many shops that are housed within Waikiki Beach Walk shopping complex. But you don't have to stray too far from the resort to have a fun-filled day. This Outrigger property boasts its own list of amenities, including the LaáKea Spa Hawaii, a 24-hour fitness center and surf lessons on the beach. And let's not forget the pool, complete with several chaise loungers, whirlpool spas and food and cocktail service. Meanwhile, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort's guest rooms earn praise from previous guests for their views (travelers recommend requesting a room that overlooks the ocean), as well as their private lanais (balconies). Visitors also give kudos to the eager-to-please service staff, but the standout for many is still the location. Though there are many eateries within walking distance, don't overlook the on-site Kani Ka Pila Grille, which features live Hawaiian music nightly.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations
    Honolulu, HI
    #11 in Best Resorts in Honolulu - Oahu
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 567 reviewsTripAdvisor (567)