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Honolulu Hotels

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Luxury Hotels in Honolulu
Of all of the destinations on the Hawaiian islands, Honolulu remains the most visited, and for good reason. Besides the wonderful beaches and view from atop Diamond Head, the area around the city provides much to do in regards to sightseeing. Interested in Hawaiian ... read more
nightlife, from luaus to popular dance clubs? Add to that a bevy of excellent luxury hotels featuring all the perks you’d expect from an upscale lodging location, and you’ve got the ideal spot for all your Hawaiian vacations.

If you’re looking for upscale elegance with an old plantation feel, the Moana Surfrider is your answer. A Westin resort, the Surfrider exudes the best in everything, especially history, as it was the first hotel ever built on Waikiki Beach in 1901. Everything is extra special here, from the ultra comfy beds to the fantastic ocean views. But the highlight is the onsite spa, which fills almost an entire floor of this spectacular hotel. There, the staff still wear traditional Hawaiian dress and the water comes from a natural healing spring below the facility, which many claim has magical powers.

Equally as spectacular is the Halekulani, situated on five acres of beautiful beach. The first perk you’ll encounter here is private registration, done in your room rather than in the hotel lobby. Secondly, after you check in, you’ll be able to rest in your separate living area or on your furnished lanai, standard with each guest room. The hotel also provides complimentary tickets to your choice of a number of attractions in Honolulu, including Iolani Palace or the wonderful Bishop Museum.

Many of Honolulu’s luxury hotels are also known for their outstanding restaurants, including some very romantic choices that are ideal for couples. For example, the Halekulani is home to House Without a Key, which serves breakfast, lunch, and evening cocktails in an unsurpassed setting on the water, with traditional Hawaiian entertainment completing the mood. It’s the place to be when the stars come out! Other notable luxury hotel restaurants in Honolulu include the BLT Steakhouse in the fabulous Trump Hotel Waikiki, Azure in the lovely Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and the Modern Honolulu Hotel’s signature restaurant, the Morimoto, the brainchild of the star of Iron Chef.

Want something a little different? Then try the luxury Kahala Hotel and Resort, located in a more residential area about a 10-minute drive from busy Waikiki. Families will love the Kahala because of its 26,000-square-foot lagoon, home to two very friendly bottlenose dolphins and a variety of other creatures. Dolphin education talks are offered daily and the excellent onsite children’s program also teaches about the local marine life. The Kahala’s spa is also fantastic, continuously rated one of the best in America.

Other great luxury hotels for families traveling with kids include the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which has a stellar day-long children’s program for parents who want some free time; the Halekulani, whose kid’s club offers excellent off-property excursions; and the Sheraton Waikiki, which also offers trips to places like the aquarium or zoo.

For luxury hotels with an excellent club and nightlife scene, check out the nightly live music at the Tropics Bar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, or head to Lewers Lounge, a great jazz bar at the Halekulani. The Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian is also a happenin’ place after dark, close to the sand and offering great drinks in an unforgettable setting.

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  • 1
    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • 2
    Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

    Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    43 reviews

    Beautiful Moana Surfrider nestled in Waikiki's beaches was the venue for earlier this evenings event as we attended Natalie Ai Kamauu's CD release performance held free to first come attendees. This hauntingly beautiful resort now owned by Westin was one of the original hotels establishment on Waikiki. Today it holds numerous functions from weddings to musical performances. The cost is ...

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  • 3
    The Royal Hawaiian

    The Royal Hawaiian

    Hotel Class:
    5
    38 reviews

    Also known as the Pink Palace, the centrally located hotel in the heart of Honolulu's shopping district is a wonderful place to stay. The property borders the beach on one side, and has plenty of restaurants and nightlife options within walking distance. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms/suites are well appointed.

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  • 4
    Sheraton Waikiki

    Sheraton Waikiki

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    33 reviews

    This is a solid four star hotel with a five star awesome rating! Excellent value for the location...a little further on the end of the main strip. But it feels very much in the main fold of action. As a family, we couldn't have asked for better amenities. The daily resort charge will get you free parking (if you rent ...

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  • 5
    Halekulani

    Halekulani

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    39 reviews

    As much as I love the location of this 5-star resort, I have found that 4-star resorts in the neighborhood provide a better value, in my opinion. This hotel has amazing food/restaurants, but you don't have to stay there to enjoy that. The pool is tiny. The staff is OK, but when they messed up a reservation for me, they ...

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  • 6
    The Modern Honolulu

    The Modern Honolulu

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    29 reviews

    Chic, trendy, and modern is the Modern in Honolulu. The pool side bar is a good choice for sunset watching while the pool itself is great for people watching during the day.

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    The Kahala Hotel & Resort

    The Kahala Hotel & Resort

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    24 reviews

    This is a lovely 5-star resort, located just east of Honolulu. The grounds are lovely, the beach is very private, they have dolphins on-property, and the staff is amazing. The rooms are updated, and there is plenty to enjoy with on-site golf and spa.

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  • 8
    Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

    Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

    Hotel Class:
    4
    14 reviews

    For those who came to Waikiki for the beach. You're right there. No need to schlep all your playthings to the beach. Helpful staff, terrific views from most rooms, and they'll accomodate you if you've brought your own board or kayak.

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  • 9
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

    4.5
    11 reviews

    I have stayed here several times. It is huge and impersonal. It caters to a mostly Japanese Clientele and there are always big crowds as this hotel also caters to groups and conventions. It is across the street from waikiki beach and the pool is on the 9th floor along with a restaurant that has great food and drinks overlooking ...

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  • 10
    Hilton Waikiki Beach

    Hilton Waikiki Beach

    Hotel Class:
    4
    14 reviews

    Yet another incredible Waikiki gem, transformed into a Hilton property several years ago after a major renovation and still somehow under the radar. If I were a business traveler coming to Honolulu and could “do it up right,” this is where I’d stay. The interior is grand and elegant, with a completely hip and stylish bar scene off to the ...

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  • 11
    Lotus Honolulu

    Lotus Honolulu

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    8 reviews

    I attended a meeting/presentation here and thought the property was quite nice. The meeting room opened up to the outdoors and made for a very airy feel. Clean and comfortable; made for an enjoyable experience. If the accommodations are similar, then it should be a great hotel.

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    Outrigger Reef on the Beach

    Outrigger Reef on the Beach

    Hotel Class:
    4
    11 reviews

    I’ve visited the Outrigger Reef many times over the years and am so relieved that it’s finally been massively, thoroughly renovated, although the prices have really jumped up, too. The hotel attracts families, younger couples and the older crowd with moderately elegant and traditional Hawaiiana décor plus standard big-hotel amenities. The location’s great--right on the beachfront and on the edge ...

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  • 13
    Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

    Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

    Hotel Class:
    3.5
    17 reviews

    The Sheraton Princess has no beach front and is quick dated, now that the "cons" are out, the "pros" makes up for it. Wonderful hospitality, proximity to the beach, and central location are just some of the reasons why this still remains a popular choice for more budget conscious customers.

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  • 14
    Pacific Beach Hotel

    Pacific Beach Hotel

    Hotel Class:
    4
    9 reviews

    A tad Old Vegas, with 1970s glitz, souvenir shops and lots of bus-tour visitors. Rooms are nothing to write home about, with traditional décor heavy on rattan. However, the hotel has a central location on Waikiki’s main shopping street and across from the beach, and rooms on the oceanfront have great views. There’s a large pool and deck, a spa ...

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  • 15
    Waikiki Parc Hotel

    Waikiki Parc Hotel

    Hotel Class:
    4.5
    5 reviews

    This is one of my favorite Waikiki hotels, hands-down. An upscale boutique hotel owned by the world-renowned Halekulani, it manages to be both trendy and classic at the same time. And, strangely, many people have never heard of it—which makes staying there even better. The lobby feels like a modern-art museum with cavernous white spaces and giant abstract artworks. Off ...

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  • 16
    Hale Koa Hotel

    Hale Koa Hotel

    4
    8 reviews

    Military Hotel, military facilities (exchange, pools, fitness center, dining, tickets/tours, beach activities, parking)

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  • 17
    Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

    Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

    Hotel Class:
    4
    7 reviews

    A mega-resort without land to spread out on, the Marriott (1,310 rooms!) concentrates into two high towers and a labyrinth of shops, restaurants and courtyards. The location’s stellar (as are some of the views)—right on the main shopping/dining strip and across the street from Waikiki Beach—and rooms are gently elegant in classically contemporary décor. Highlights include Sansei, one of Honolulu’s ...

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  • 18
    Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

    Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

    Hotel Class:
    3.5
    10 reviews

    The Aston Beach Waikiki is a mid-sized, family-friendly hotel with a festive atmosphere and central location right on Waikiki’s main strip. And, it’s just across the street from a very swimmable section of Waikiki Beach. Surfboard signage, tropical themes and punchy Hawaiian prints dominate from the lobby to the guest rooms, adding plenty of personality to otherwise unremarkable cement-tower architecture. ...

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  • 19
    Ala Moana Hotel

    Ala Moana Hotel

    Hotel Class:
    4
    8 reviews

    Stay at the Ala Moana if you’re attending a multi-day event at the convention center across the street or plan to concentrate on shopping at the adjacent 300-store Ala Moana Center, just outside of Waikiki. Local folks from the neighbor islands love to stay here to avoid the chaos of Waikiki, plus the prices are more affordable. The hotel was ...

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  • 20
    Hotel Renew

    Hotel Renew

    Hotel Class:
    4
    7 reviews

    If I were getting away for a romantic tryst in Honolulu, I might choose Hotel Renew. A boutique hotel only a half-block from Waikiki Beach, it perfectly blends sleek and moody San Francisco with tropical, Asian-inspired Hawaiian tranquility. The hotel feels like a secret upscale sanctuary—a getaway from the brightness and crowds on the street, a place you could finish ...

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