There’s nothing better than a family holiday in Honolulu, spending time together with the kids, enjoying the warm water and golden sands of Waikiki Beach. teaching the kids to surf, or swimming in the resort pool. A holiday in Honolulu brings families together and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
The Best Hotels For Families In Honolulu
Family Hotels in Waikiki
The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is an icon, kids will love the distinctive pink building and the location right in the centre of Waikiki Beach. The hotel has 2 pools, one is designed for kids, and kids under 5 eat free with a paying adult at fantastic inhouse restaurant. It’s a 5 star hotel, but for families who can afford it the memories you make here will last a lifetime.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Located at the north east end of Waikiki near Ala Moana is the family friendly Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The resort takes up a massive 22 acres, there are 5 awesome outdoor 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 to accommodate families of any size. And with 9 restaurants to choose from you’re sure to find something the kids will eat.
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is an apartment hotel in Honolulu, overlooking Waikiki Beach. The location is excellent and many of the family friendly 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 with plenty of room for kids. It’s an excellent location for a family holiday in Honolulu.
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.
Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
Any family 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 so even the fussiest little eater should find something they like. It’s an excellent choice for a family holiday in Honolulu.
ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI
Oahu’s Espacio The Jewel of Waikiki is a very luxurious apartment style hotel facing Waikiki beach. It offers 2 or 3 bedroom apartments and has an excellent rooftop pool area. This is a 5 star hotel with a great fine dining restaurant. There is a road between the hotel and the beach, but it is still and excellent location with wonderful views. Espacio is best suited to families with teenagers, not younger kids.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort on the beachfront in the middle of Waikiki perfect for families. The hotel has an outdoor pool, and a family friendly buffet restaurant. There’s also an excellent casual dining option SWIM that kids will love.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Just across the street from Waikiki Beach near Honolulu Zoo is the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. With a pool, a restaurant, family rooms, and ocean views you’ll have everything your family needs at this popular Honolulu hotel. A great option for families with a medium budget, kids will love the location next to the zoo and 1 minute walk to the beach. It is quite far from the shops which may not suit some people.
Waikiki Resort Hotel
Located half a block back from the beach Waikiki Resort Hotel is a more affordable family hotel in Honolulu that is still very close to Waikiki Beach. Some rooms have partial sea views. The hotel is a 4 star, it is not luxurious but it is nice. And there is a pool which is a must when travelling with kids.
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.
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. The resort offers 2 swimming pools and 5 restaurants. The beach is great for swimming. This is perfect for families who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but still want to able to easily visit it when they want to.
Family 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 for families on a budget.
Other Family Friendly Hotels on Oahu
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 popular with families and it’s close to 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 your kids will love, surrounded by palm trees, there is also a spa if Mom needs a break from the kids. The beach offers safe swimming. This hotel is very popular with families. Close to Wet ‘n’ Wild.
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. There’s plenty of family friendly activities including hiking, horse riding and even a surf school. This is perfect for families with teenagers.