Best Hotels in Waikiki, Honolulu - Oahu

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    Halekulani
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Trump International Hotel Waikiki
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Trump International Hotel in central Waikiki isn't quite on the beach, but recent guests don't seem to mind. Visitors say that they found everything they expected of a five-star hotel at this Trump property, including excellent customer service. Suites are decorated in neutral decor and come outfitted with Italian marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. (Previous guests highly recommend requesting a room on a higher floor with views of the ocean.) While you're here, make use of the hotel's infinity pool, which offers spectacular views from its sixth-floor perch. Meanwhile, you're welcome to book treatments at the hotel spa or enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the three in-house restaurants. What's more, each guest has access to the Trump Attaché: The service includes babysitting, personal shopping and more.
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    Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani
    Honolulu, HI
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located one block inland from the center of Waikiki Beach, this boutique hotel houses rooms all decorated in a contemporary Hawaiian style. Dark woods, pale sage cushions and simple white sheets create an airy minimalistic decor that many travelers find refreshing. Guests are also especially fond of the private balconies, which offer views of the ocean or of Honolulu's glittering skyline. Aside from some complaints about street noise, overall guests love the locale, which grants easy access to both the beach and nearby shopping areas. When it comes to amenities, the hotel has plenty, including a fitness room, rooftop pool, complimentary exercise classes, daily complimentary wine mixers and a breakfast buffet in addition to an enviable location. What's more, travelers say that the customer service here is excellent, describing the staff as friendly and welcoming. Plus, visitors are granted access to the facilities housed within Halekulani (this hotel's sister property), located across the street.
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    ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
    Honolulu, HI
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 $45 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 three restaurants on-site, as well as a bar, a coffee shop and an ice cream shop. 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 the area can get a little rowdy and crowded, either with too many partygoers or children in the pool depending on the day. 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.
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    The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Recognizing The Royal Hawaiian isn't difficult at all. This bubblegum pink property has dominated the Waikiki shoreline for almost a century. 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 expansive 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.
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    The Modern Honolulu
    Honolulu, HI
    $40.18 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $40.18 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Located within walking distance of the Ala Moana Center shopping mecca and the powdery sands of Waikiki Beach, The Modern Honolulu combines style and swagger with the surfer vibe that many visitors expect from Hawaii's capital. The boutique hotel's many guest rooms include flat-screen TVs and glass-encased showers, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. Travelers say their stays here couldn't have been better, attributing their experiences to the hotel's excellent customer service, location and top-notch amenities, especially the pools. Guests can lounge by two pools – Sunrise is for everyone, and Sunset is adults-only – or indulge at The Grove, a restaurant and bar with a romantic outdoor atmosphere with views of the pool. If you're planning to drive around to explore the surrounding area, keep in mind that valet parking is fairly expensive here. (Note: As of late 2020, The Modern Honolulu is in the process of converting into a timeshare. As such, some amenities may unavailable during your stay.)
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    Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
    Honolulu, HI
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is a 4 star hotel located at 2470 Kalakaua Ave in Honolulu - Oahu. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1256 reviews.
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    Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
    Honolulu, HI
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $42 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Opened in 1901, the Moana Surfrider was the first hotel to grace Waikiki's shores. And though the rooms here may be smaller than you'd find at other area hotels, this hotel hasn't lost its touch when it comes to pleasing Honolulu visitors. Previous guests describe this Westin-affiliated hotel as charming and accommodations here house everything you'd expect, including Westin's signature Heavenly beds, flat-screen TVs and, in some cases, private balconies. Though many claim to have enjoyed their stay here, recent travelers are quick to gripe about Moana Surfrider's high room rates; however, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can use points to cover the tab. Plus, the cost of this hotel covers access to live hula performances and the on-site pool. And for an additional fee, you can indulge in spa treatments at the Moana Lani Spa or top-notch cuisine and beverages at one of four restaurants and bars.
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    Prince Waikiki
    Honolulu, HI
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    The Prince Waikiki earns praise from visitors for its impeccably attentive service staff and cozy rooms. Travelers raved about the guest rooms, often describing them as spacious, eye-catching and very comfortable. All accommodations at the Prince Waikiki feature LCD Smart TVs, wireless internet access and minifridges. And since this is an all-oceanfront hotel, every room offers ocean views from its large windows. Perhaps the hotel's best quality though is its convenient locale; the popular Ala Moana Center and the Ala Moana Park are less than a mile from the hotel – an easy walk; plus the hotel offers shuttle service to Ala Moana Beach. The Prince Waikiki also receives praise for its on-site facilities (which include a day spa and a pool) and its expansive golf course, which boasts 27 scenic holes.
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    Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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.
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    Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    It's easy to confuse this hotel with its sister, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, which sits less than a mile northwest along the Waikiki shore. Both have similar offerngs but what sets this hotel apart is its location. Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach sits just steps away from Waikiki Beach, with a great selection of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance of the resort. Guests appreciated this convenience, but what really stood out about this Outrigger is the attentive service staff and gorgeous ocean views. Previous visitors were also impressed with the size of the guest rooms here, which come dressed in tropical decor and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Should you need a little more R&R, relax poolside with a good book before sitting down to a seafood feast at one of the hotel's restaurants. For a true Hawaiian experience, make sure to partake in the recommend the Hula Grill.
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    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
    Honolulu, HI
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is a 3.5 star hotel located at 175 Paoakalani Ave in Honolulu - Oahu. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 4633 reviews.
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
    Honolulu, HI
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk is a 3.5 star hotel located at 201 Beachwalk Street in Honolulu - Oahu. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 4545 reviews.
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    Hotel Renew
    Honolulu, HI
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Hotel Renew is a 3.5 star hotel located at 129 Paoakalani Ave in Honolulu - Oahu. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2463 reviews.
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    Coconut Waikiki Hotel
    Honolulu, HI
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Waikiki's premier boutique hotel is both intimate and elegant. Luxurious suites and hotel rooms feature their own marble entries, private in-room Jacuzzi, an entertainment system complete with bedside controls and a private lanai. Option of full kitchens, wet bars or refrigerators are also available.

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