Hotels in Oahu
Find the best hotels & resorts in Oahu.
When people around the world when they think of Hawaii they think of Waikiki, of Honolulu, and of the the big surf beaches of Oahu’s north shore. And for good reason, Oahu is awesome. Whether you like the hustle and bustle of Honolulu or you head further afield to the the more secluded resorts in Turtle Bay or Ko Olina. It’s the quintessential Hawaiian holiday, If you’ve never been to Hawaii before, or you only have time for a short break then Oahu is the best place to start.
Our Top Hotel Picks on Oahu
North Shore Oahu
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.
Waikiki Beach Hotels
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.
Hotels in Downtown Honolulu
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.
Hotels in Ko Olina
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.
Hotels on the East Coast of Oahu
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.