Hotels in Hawaii
Find the perfect resort hotel in Hawaii
The Most Popular Islands to Visit in Hawaii
Hawaii has 8 major islands and many more tiny ones, most of which are uninhabited. Tourists usually only visit the four most populated islands, O’ahu, Maui, Kauai, and The Big Island of Hawaii. These four islands contain most of Hawaii’s hotels and resorts. But for those who can afford it, the island of Lanai has one of the best hotels in Hawaii, Four Seasons Lanai.
The Most Popular Hotels in Hawaii
Turtle Bay Resort
Quite possibly Hawaii’s most famous resort, Turtle Bay is a luxurious 5 star hotel on Oahu’s North Shore. It offers stunning sea views from most of the luxurious rooms. There’s great swimming in the lagoon and excellent surfing nearby. There are 408 guest rooms plus 42 exclusive bungalows. There are 4 swimming pools and 6 restaurants at this magnificent resort in Oahu.
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore
Surfers looking for an affordable hotel on Oahu’s north shore will love Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore. It’s a nice 3 star hotel with a pool.
The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki
Located in the center of Waikiki Beach in a distinctive pink art deco building is The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It is an icon, every visitor to Waikiki wishes they were staying in this landmark hotel. Absolute beachfront location, luxurious 5 star rooms and a prime location make this the place to be on Waikiki.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is an apartment hotel in Oahu, overlooking Waikiki beach. The location is excellent and many apartments here have wonderful ocean views. Each apartment has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. It’s a luxurious place and the apartments are spacious, it’s an excellent location for a family holiday in Honolulu.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
This 5 star hotel features, luxurious rooms, many of which have balconies with exceptional views of Waikiki. There’s a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. The hotel also has a great steak house as well as a cafe. Trump International Hotel Waikiki is just a couple of minutes walk to the beach.
ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI
Oahu’s Espacio The Jewel of Waikiki is a very luxurious apartment style hotel facing Waikiki beach. It offer 2 or 3 bedroom apartments and has an excellent rooftop pool area. This is a 5 star hotel with a great restaurant. There is a road between the hotel and the beach, but it is still and excellent location with wonderful views.
The Modern Honolulu By Diamond Resorts
Located next to the marina a short walk from the beach The Modern Honolulu By Diamond Resorts features two pools and partially obstructed ocean views. The location is good but not great, however the hotel itself is excellent with a great restaurant and several bars. This hotel is popular with couples.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is a 5 star hotel right on Waikiki Beach. Boasting several on-site restaurants and a stylish bar. Most rooms offer either sea views or views of Diamond head. Diamond Head. ‘Alohilani Resorts’ Swell Pool & Bar has a heated saltwater infinity pool, hot tub, a kids pool, private cabanas and has live music most nights. It’s one of the best pool areas in Waikiki.
Halekulani Hotel and Spa is luxurious romantic accommodation on Waikiki Beach. The hotel offers views of the beach and Diamond Head, there are 3 restaurants, La Mer is one of Honolulu’s best! There’s also a jazz lounge with live music. Each luxurious room has a lanai and an en suite bathroom with deep soaking tub and a separate shower. The hotel also has a fabulous pool.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Waikiki is a 5 star apartment style hotel. The apartments are fantastic. Spacious and luxurious; very well furnished with exceptional bathrooms. Rooms on the upper floors have excellent views. The hotel has a good pool and a great restaurant. The one drawback is it is not as close to the beach as you might expect at this price point, but if you don’t mind the walk (less than 10 minutes) then the hotel is excellent.
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Any family or couple looking for an affordable hotel near Waikiki has to consider the superb Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. This unpretentious 4 star hotel has everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s clean and safe, and only one block from the beach. Perfect for an affordable family holiday in Honolulu.
Sheraton Waikiki is a beachfront hotel perfect for families. There’s a great pool with a waterslide that little kids will love, and an adults only infinity pool with sea views that the grown ups will love. Sheraton Waikiki has 4 restaurants to choose from.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Located at the north east end of Waikiki near Ala Moana is Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The resort sits on the point where the Kahanamoku Beach meets the Lagoon so it has great views in 3 directions. The resort takes up 22 acres, there are 5 pools and the best waterslides on Waikiki beach so it’s popular with families. The hotel has 5 guest towers with a huge variety of rooms and suites, and there’s 9 restaurants to choose from too.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Moana Surfrider is one of the original Waikiki Beach hotels. The hotel consists of the original historic section and the new tower beside it. There is a great freshwater pool and an excellent restaurant. Facilities also include a spa. Moana Surfrider also has a private beach area in the most sought after part of Waikiki Beach. This is one of the best 4 star hotels on Oahu.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort on the beachfront in the middle of Waikiki. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, 60 boutique shops, an awesome cocktail bar and the best buffet restaurant in Honolulu.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a luxurious 4 star hotel across the road from Waikiki beach. The location is excellent, and so is the hotel. There are 2 pools and 5 restaurants. Marriott Waikiki is popular with couples but it is also a good option for families wanting a hotel near Waikiki beach.
Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani
Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani is a 4 star hotel one street back from Waikiki Beach. because of its height many rooms have magnificent ocean views. The hotel also has a pool deck on the 8th floor that boasts an outdoor pool with ocean views. There is 1 restaurant at Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, the hotel also has a spa.
Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is located at the quieter end of Waikiki near Diamond Head. The hotel offers seaview rooms and rooms with epic views of Diamond Head. It’s popular with couples more so than families.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Just across the street from Waikiki Beach near Honolulu Zoo is the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. With a pool, a bar, a restaurant, and ocean views you’ll have everything you need at this popular 4 star hotel in Oahu. A great option for both couples or families with a medium budget.
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Located next to Honolulu Zoo a short walk from Waikiki beach is Queen Kapiolani Hotel. Rooms on high floors offer excellent views. The pool deck offers panoramic views of the beach and Diamond Head. This hotel is a favorite with couples on a romantic getaway.
Waikiki Resort Hotel
Located half a block back from the beach Waikiki Resort Hotel is a more affordable hotel that is still very close to Waikiki. And best of all it’s close to the middle of Waikiki where you’ll want to be. Some rooms have partial sea views. The hotel is a 4 star, it is not luxurious but it is nice.
The Laylow, Autograph Collection
An affordable hotel for couples near Waikiki Beach is The Laylow Autograph Collection. It has modern stylish rooms, a great pool, and a restaurant. The hotel serves complimentary shaved ice poolside which is wonderful on a hot Hawaiian day. Couples love this hotel on Oahu for an affordable romantic getaway in Hawaii.
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Place is an affordable hotel near Waikiki Beach. It’s only a 2 minute walk from the sand. While it’s not exactly luxurious, the hotel is really nice and most people will be happy to spend a few days here. The location is excellent and the hotel has a small pool. There is no restaurant but there is a coffee house and a bar.
Holiday Inn Express Waikiki
Families on a budget will love the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. It has a pool kids will enjoy and the walk to the beach is less than 10 minutes. Like most Holiday Inn hotels the quality is consistent and you know what to expect. It’s clean, safe and comfortable. it’s not trying to be luxurious, this is a great hotel for a cheap holiday in Hawaii.
Kaimana Beach Hotel
Couples looking for an affordable beachfront hotel love Kaimana Beach Hotel. It is located at the quiet diamond head end of the beach and is one of the only 3 star hotels with a beachfront location. All rooms have air conditioning and many have magnificent views. There’s no pool but there is a restaurant. The penthouse suites in this hotel are the best value rooms in Hawaii.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
The 5 star Kahala Hotel and Resort is located about a mile and half east of Diamond Head, it is much quieter and more secluded than Waikiki and even more beautiful. Perhaps because it is ne of the most secluded romantic hotels in Honolulu it is very popular with couples. The resort offers 2 swimming pools and 5 restaurants. The beach is great for swimming.
Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel
Not quite beachfront Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel is the one hiding behind the chapel. Many rooms have great ocean views and it’s only a 2 minute walk to the beach. Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel has a restaurant on a high floor with great views and a pool. Guests can walk to all of Waikiki’s attractions from this central location.
Prince Waikiki has some of the best views of any hotel in Waikiki. Located on the point where the beach and the marina meet. Prince Waikiki has a good pool as well as a restaurant and bar.
Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel has a newly renovated pool area (as of 2022). While it is in downtown Honolulu it’s at the Waikiki end and you can walk to the beach in 10 minutes. The hotel is a 3 star and is a little old but is being renovated in parts. It’s a good option if you are on a budget.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Located on the west coast of Oahu about 45 minutes drive from Waikiki, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina includes a restaurant, a bar, and a coffee house. There’s also 3 swimming pools including an adults only pool, and a lagoon that offers safe swimming and water sports. This is one of the most luxurious hotels on Oahu. It’s secluded and is popular with both couples and families. It’s also close to golf courses and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club is located on Oahu, not far from The Four Seasons and faces Ko Olina Beach. The hotel offers spacious rooms with ocean or mountain views. There are 3 outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees, there is also a spa. The beach offers safe swimming. This hotel is popular with families.
Paradise Bay Resort
Located on Kaneohe Bay, Paradise Bay Resort offers views of the Koolau Mountains. It has an outdoor pool, and a hot tub, kayak rentals, and snorkel equipment are included in the resort fee. The Kaneohe Bay is protected by Hawaii’s largest barrier reef. This a very chill spot for a holiday, totally different to Waikiki.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Situated in Ka’anapali, on the west coast of Maui in 40 acres of tropical gardens, this 4 star resort has 5 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa. Many rooms offer private balconies with ocean views.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
The 4 star Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa offers 5 restaurants, 3 tennis courts & a large pool. Located at Black Rock, overlooking Ka’anapali Beach.
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club offers a 3.5-acre heated outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and private balconies in every suite. The hotel overlooks Ka’anapali Beach.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It features 6 outdoor pools as well as waterslides, 5 restaurants and a spa.
Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence, is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It offers condominiums with full kitchens and an excellent outdoor pool.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Overlooking Wailea Beach, this 5 star Maui hotel has 3 restaurants including one by Wolfgang Puck. There are 3 pools and a spa. Rooms are large & luxurious with ocean or garden views.
Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui
This 5 star Maui Hotel is a short walk from Wailea Beach. Offering luxury accommodation, a kids club, pools & waterslides as well as a spa and 5 restaurants (including a Starbucks).
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Right on the beach in Wailea, this 5 star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants, as well as direct beach access and a spa.
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
This luxury resort on Wailea Beach has 40 acres of grounds containing 3 golf courses, 5 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa.
Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
Maui’s only adults only resort is Hotel Wailea. Situated on a cliff with magnificent ocean views. The resort is luxurious and romantic.
Montage Kapalua Bay
Located in beautiful Kapalua Bay, this beachside resort offers spacious suites with full kitchens. A large outdoor pool, as well as a restaurant and spa.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is set on 54 acres and offers 2 golf courses, tennis courts, a 3 level pool, a spa, and 3 restaurants. Accommodations are very luxurious.
Hana-Maui Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Located in Hana Bay on Maui’s quiet eastern coast Hana-Maui Resort offers a spa and wellness retreat. Accommodation is in luxurious bungalows, each with its own terrace.
Hotels in Hawaii Island (The Big Island)
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
The most luxurious hotel on the Big Island is Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Located on Kona-Kohala coast this 5 star hotel has 3 restaurants, a fantastic pool, a spa and a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.
A 5 star boutique hotel in Kailua-Kona, Holualoa Inn has the best breakfast on the Big Island, amazing views, and very luxurious rooms. Stay here if you are looking for a smaller more intimate hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Located on the Kohala Coast waterfront on Hawaii’s Big Island. Fairmont Orchid is a an exceptional hotel, with a 5 restaurants, a great pool, spa, and a white sand beach with a resident population of sea turtles!
This oceanfront hotel on the Big Islands Kohala Coast offer two golf courses, 2 restaurants, a pool, a spa, and a white sand beach. This hotel also has a golf academy for kids. It’s the perfect family golf vacation in Hawaii.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
One of the best 4 star hotels on Hawaii Island, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is epic. There are 4 restaurants, a pool, a stunning beach, and a golf course. There’s also a kids club, tennis courts and yoga.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings Land Waikoloa
This family friendly resort offers a choice of one, two, or three bedroom suites. There’s two restaurants and a magnificent pool. This hotel is an excellent choice for families visiting the Big Island.
Castle Halii Kai at Waikoloa
This Hawaiian resort features self catering villas, a restaurant, a golf course and an exceptional pool. One of the most popular 4 star resorts on the Big Island.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is located on Hawaii’s Hapuna Beach. This is a large resort, the property features 5 restaurants and 2 pools. It is popular with couples and families.
Aston Kona By The Sea
This resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii offers an outdoor pool built into the rocks overlooking the ocean. Perfect for a long stay all suites have a fully equipped kitchen.
SCP Hilo Hotel
SCP Hilo Hotel is located close to Hilo International Airport. It’s a short drive from Hawaii National Volcanoes Park. The hotel is simple but nice, with a pool and access to the beach.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
This lovely 4 star hotel is located on Kohala Coast overlooking Anaeho’omalu Bay on the Hawaii’s Big Island. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers upscale accommodation for couples and families. There is a large outdoor pool, plus a kids pool and a hot tub.
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Perched on a cliff overlooking Keauhou Bay is Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. This magnificent hotel has a pool, and three restaurants. Famous for its incredible sunsets and wonderful ocean views, this is a popular hotel for couples on Hawaii Island.
Grand Naniloa Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton
Located in Hilo Bay near the airport is Grand Naniloa Hotel. It’s located on the waterfront overlooking Hilo Bay. This is a quality 4 star hotel with a nice pool great views and an onsite restaurant.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Tower Waikoloa Village
Located on the rocky shores of Waikoloa, Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations is a large 4 star resort with great views from many rooms. There is a restaurant on site and 2 pools.
Hotels in Kauai
Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences
Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences offers 5-star accommodation. The resort is right next to the ocean, rooms are 2, 3 or 4 bedroom so it’s great for families and groups. Located in Lihue, 450 m from the beautiful Kalapaki Beach.
Marriott Kauai Lagoons
Less than a mile from from Kalapaki Beach, on Kauai’s southeast. Marriott Kauai Lagoons offers villas with stunning views and private balconies. The hotel has a great pool and a jacuzzi. Popular with families the accommodation is either 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Popular with families Kauai Beach Resort & Spa offers 3 restaurants and bars, 4 pools, a waterslide and 2 hot tubs. It’s great for kids. The resort is a massive 25 acres so there is plenty of room for families to play.
The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue
The Beachside Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue is next to Kalapaki Bay and adjacent to Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. There’s a huge outdoor pool, 5 restaurants and an excellent spa. This is one of the top resorts on the Garden Island.
The Lodge at Kukui’ula
Located in Koloa, The Lodge at Kukui’ula, a Destination by Hyatt Residence is very luxurious 5 star accommodation in the form of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom bungalows. The Lodge has a great pool, offer waters sports and has great golf course views. And of course there’s a great restaurant too. This is luxurious lodge is perfect for an upmarket family vacation.
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is one of the best resorts in Hawaii. Located right on the beach on Kauai’s beautiful Napali Coast, this luxury 5-star hotel offers an exceptional golf course, and a great outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. There is also a spa, 2 excellent restaurants. The views from this hotel are some of the best you will find anywhere. Rooms are very luxurious.
Whalers Cove in Poipu
These luxurious 2 bedroom beachside apartments have wonderful views. Each apartment comes with a decent kitchen and the shops are only a short walk away. There’s a great pool a lovely gardens. This is an excellent
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Perched on a cliff in Princeville, on Kauai’s north shore The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort offers spacious villas with kitchen and laundry facilities. There are 3 pools including a kids pool with a waterslide. The resort offers a free shuttle to nearby attractions and shops.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is one of the largest resorts in Hawaii. The resort features a golf course, tennis courts, horse riding, and water sports. There’s also an enormous pool complex with waterslides, waterfalls, a volleyball area, and best of all there’s and adult only area too. Grand Hyatt Kauai also offers 7 restaurants onsite so you’re sure to find something to please the entire family.
Hanalei Colony Resort
If you’re looking for a more secluded resort well away from the crowds then Hanalei Colony Resort is the perfect place. Located a mile from Tunnels (the best snorkeling spot on Kauai) it’s a great resort for active couples. A quick word of warning THIS RESORT HAS NO TV’S IN THE ROOMS. It does however have a restaurant and bar, and an authentic Hawaiian feel.
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
This resort is located near Kiahuna Beach. Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas offers luxurious one or two bedroom villas. There are two outdoor pools as well as a restaurant and bar.
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort is located at Kiahuna Beach in front of the Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas. Facilities are shared between the two properties, but if you want beachfront book at the resort.
Koloa Landing Resort at Po’ipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing At Poipu Beach is located on the southern tip of Kauai. The resort features 2 large outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. All suites have a full kitchen as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, and large balconies many with views of the ocean.
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Located on the east coast of Kauai Island, the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort is right on Coconut Beach. There are 3 restaurants on site. Rooms are generously sized, with private balconies. Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort also offers a luxurious spa.
Koa Kea Resort on Poipu Beach
Located on Poipu Beach on Kauai’s south end, Koa Kea Resort features luxurious rooms with great balconies. There’s a pool and a hot tub, as well as a spa. While the onsite dining options include a restaurant and a poolside bar. This is a great affordable hotel for couples on Kauai.
Hotels in Lanai
Four Seasons Resort Lana’i
The best honeymoon hotel in Hawaii is Four Seasons Lana’i. The only beachside resort on the island, it is secluded, luxurious, and very romantic. There are 5 restaurants to choose from at the hotel including a sports bar and a sushi restaurant. This is an exceptional hotel. One of the finest resorts in the world.
What Guests Say About Hawaii
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– Lucy Hunt
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