- Read MoreThis 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 ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreSitting along Waikiki Beach's coveted sands, the Sheraton Waikiki is one of the larger hotels on the Honolulu shore. That can be both good and bad. On one hand, recent guests say there is plenty to do both on-site and off. On the other hand, some visitors say this hotel can feel crowded – not only are there dozens of travelers milling around, but this Sheraton's proximity to the convention center makes it popular with business travelers, too. However, many visitors are willing to brave the crowds for access to the Sheraton Waikiki's excellent location in the heart of the action. In terms of amenities, there are two oceanfront pools and cultural activities such as hula lessons and arts and crafts on-site. The hotel also features a few dining options to choose from, though dozens of restaurants sit within walking distance of the front door. Plus, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points here.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- View all PhotosHonolulu, HITripAdvisor (5956)Free ParkingFree WiFiRead MoreOpened 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.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreIt'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.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreLocated 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.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreEscape the Waikiki traffic and tourists at Paradise Bay Resort, located on Oahu's Tropical Windward Coast. Thanks to the hotel's secluded location (about 17 miles north of Waikiki), you'll enjoy views of the Ko'olau and Kualoa Mountains and Kaneohe Bay. Guests praise these spectacular vistas, but also warn that this peace and quiet comes attached to some poor customer service. Make the most of your scenic stay by booking a View Suite, which offers a glimpse of enviable mountain landscapes from your own private patio. Suites also feature fully equipped kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, hardwood floors and iPod docking stations. Lodgers note that the rooms, though spacious, are in need of a major refurbishment. But with all of the resort's activities, you won't need to spend too much time in your digs. Though there's no beach nearby, the resort does offer kayaking, standup paddle boarding and fishing, among other diversions. To prepare for all of the activity, take advantage of the complimentary breakfast every morning from 7 to 9 a.m., but plan to go elsewhere for dinner.3.5-star Hotel ClassFree BreakfastFree ParkingFree WiFi
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