5 star hotels in Waimalu, HI

1. Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Featuring views of Waikiki Bay, this upmarket hotel is a 12-minute walk from Waikiki Beach, 9 miles from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and 4 miles from Diamond Head, an oceanfront volcanic peak.Sleek, airy rooms, some with bay views, provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and furnished balconies. Suites add separate living rooms.Parking is complimentary. A casual restaurant with a bakery offers all-day dining. Other amenities include a fitness center, a hot tub, and a rooftop infinity pool with sunloungers. Breakfast is available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 21 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Griselda Munoz

MY FAVORITE HOTEL STAY EVERThe staff were incredible and so welcoming! Special shout-out to Princess, who was able to help me get my wedding dress steamed in time for my wedding (She was also super sweet!) Also, the valet staff were so welcoming as well! They would always greet my husband and I so excitedly – they even remembered our names! Lastly, the room was perfect! We had an ocean view room and we were in awe of the view

We spent so much time finding the perfect hotel to stay for our wedding, and I’m glad we stayed here Thank you!!

Kim C

We recently stayed for 6 nights in an extremely clean ocean view room on the 14th floor Everything was wonderful! ALL of the employees that we interacted with were very warm and welcoming We spent Easter morning at the beautiful pool with a friendly pool attendant

We had a rental car for 2 days and the bellhops remembered us whenever we parked or even walked by Check-in, check-out and requesting housekeeping was so simple The location is so convenient to plenty of shops and restaurants as well as a beautiful view of the ocean We highly recommend this hotel!

Julie H

Truly outstanding property in Waikiki beach Rooms are somewhat small, but hey you’re in Hawaii so you really only use the room to sleep and shower Very much a boutique type feel hotel

Beautiful decor throughout the propertyFabulous bathroom with deep soaking tub and gentle cleaning bidet’s on the toilets Our 12th floor ocean view room did not disappoint!Exceptional service from every single staff member we encountered Carl at the pool was especially helpful and friendly The breakfast package that came with our stay was fabulous It’s served at their even more upscale sister property across the streetI loved the Halepuna and you will too!

2. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

First opened in 1901, this luxe resort hotel on Waikiki Beach is an 11-minute walk from the Honolulu Zoo and 3 miles from the Diamond Head State Monument.Bright, casual rooms feature flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms and suites add separate living areas, and balconies with ocean views.There’s a spa and a 24-hour gym, plus an outdoor pool and direct beach access. Dining options include an upscale restaurant with a terrace and ocean views, along with a cafe, and a breezy beach bar. Wedding facilities and event space are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Guests liked the rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 13 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

r c

Went here for our honeymoon- beautiful hotel but a lot of improvements could be madeThese were our negativesWe spent $4k to stay here for our honeymoon yet if you want a sunbed round the pool you have to get up early due to people leaving towels on them and disappearing until later in the dayIf you want a sunbed on the beach these are an extra $80 A DAY!!The ones which have four posts and a curtain attached are $200!!So for us even spending $4000 to stay at the hotel it seemed we were lower class and laid on the beach with sand blowing on us

One night we went to sit in the main bar area where the piano / music is played- with our coffees that we just bought at the hotel outside bar and was told the seats were only for people spending a two drink minimum- our coffees didn’t count – again we were made to feel like the poor lower class guestsThe last other thing was breakfast We had complimentary continental breakfast and the servers were very quick to point out it only included one drink and not lattes – again $4K spent to stay there and I can’t have a bit of steamed milk in my coffee I just think that’s very mean and poor formMaybe the managers making these rules should concentrate on the cleanliness as the restaurant could do with a dustThings were way overpriced in the hotel which I would expect but $12 for a (non alcoholic) frozen kona coffee from the pool bar TWELVE DOLLARS!!All in all nice hotel way overpriced


What a beautiful hotel! Staff was very friendly, accommodating Rooms way more than we expected and the ocean view fantastic! What a beautiful old hotel that’s been updated but still has it’s understated original charm and luxurious feel I can only imagine what the “First Lady” looked like in it’s early hey day

Hope to return and spend more time

Robert Sheldon

Great location, excellent service, and awesome beach Bathroom was a little dated, but the bed is comfortable, water is hot, and water pressure was good Our ocean view room had a beautiful view of Waikiki beach from the balcony

Good on site dining options, especially the breakfast You’re better off going across the street into the International Marketplace for multiple restaurant options for dinner

3. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Waikiki Beach, this traditional hotel decorated with Polynesian artwork is a 2-minute walk from Fort DeRussy Beach Park and a mile from the Hawaii Convention Center.Understated rooms feature coffeemakers, Wi-Fi and minifridges, plus flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add dining areas, pull-out sofas, whirlpool tubs, and/or balconies with ocean views. Club rooms include access to a lounge with free breakfast, snacks and cocktails.Amenities include 2 restaurants, nightly Hawaiian music and complimentary Hawaiian-style vow renewal ceremonies. There’s also an exercise room, a spa and an outdoor pool, plus a coffee shop and valet parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 36 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Wei Xu

One of the best ocean view hotels in Waikiki Our family stayed in Ocean Front Club Queen Room for 5 nights in July 2022 Everything during our stay was perfect

The room was spacious, clean and newly renovated The beds were big and comfortable The location are convenient to a lot of restaurants and shopping malls The hotel staff were so kind and always there to provide help to the hotel guests The hotel also had an easy access to the beach and different kinds of water activities The hotel public area were newly renovated in a modern and bright style to make you feel happy and relax At last , I wants to say thanks to Mandy, the housekeeper of 8F, she worked so hard to keep our Room 819 clean and tidy everyday Also, send my thanks to Frank, the manager of V47 club lounge, he was always there every morning to help us set up the breakfast All my family members, my husband, my kids love the hotel so much We will definitely come back in the near future

Theresa Orzech

The staff was amazing very kind Jason at the front desk was amazing hooked us up with activities in the area to do So far our stay has been so so wonderful will definitely come back the rooms are nicely furnished refrigerator lots of room and balcony also attached to the room nice to sit out and hear the bands play

The beach is right around the corner leaving Wednesday and dreading itit’s been a wonderful stay LOVE LOVE LOVE this place If you don’t stay here you are missing out!

Sarah Alvarez

From start to finish, this hotel was perfect for our family vacation Donna, at the front desk, was helpful on more than one occasion and made our stay that much more relaxing and worry free All staff members we spoke to were friendly and attentive

Our room was cleaned daily (we called to ask for it) We stayed in a one bedroom suite, and both the bed and the pull out sofa bed were comfortable Rooms were cool with air conditioning that ran without any issues The fridge and microwave were very handy with two kids – so we were able to keep snacks and beverages in our room for a longer period of time The pool was relaxing, and right next to the bar ~ which made for a relaxing time for the adults and fun time for the kiddos If you walk through the hotel you end up straight on the beach! Overall, we are so pleased we stayed here, and will definitely book again!

4. Halekulani Hotel (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 2199 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Phone: (808) 923-2311
  • Ratings: 4.6 (3009 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Halekulani Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Airy quarters in a refined hotel with ocean views & 3 restaurants, plus an outdoor pool & a spa.

About this hotel

A 12-minute walk from downtown Waikiki, this upscale hotel sits on Waikiki Beach, 3 miles from Diamond Head State Monument and 9 miles from Honolulu International Airport.The plush, airy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms, balconies with courtyard or ocean views, and 40-inch flat-screens. Suites add private foyers and separate living rooms.There are 3 restaurants and 2 cocktail bars. Amenities include a complimentary weekly wine reception, a heated outdoor pool with a glass-tiled floor, a fitness room, and a spa with Polynesian treatments.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Royal Hawaiian Center and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “coconut cake”, mentioned 17 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Alexis 181

Love this hotel! The SPA is absolutely fantastic and famous for itAt the massage I have taken out my golden chain in a wooden bowl After the massage I was so relaxed I totally forgot about it

I have already left and hours later I recognized the chain was missing I called the hotel and the SPA and they went to look and the lady said it was still there I was so released as it has emotional value for me Thanks again!The restaurant and bar are nice and the sunset view is incredible It’s absolutely worth a go!

Stephanie Carothers

What a wonderful place! Everything was beyond expectations! Such a beautiful hotel that was so very relaxing and luxurious Every single person was there waiting to be of any help The valet guys are awesome and were my favorite

Violet and Mercy in housekeeping were great as well Delicious breakfast buffet that is amazing and a cant miss! The security was there which was nice since it’s an “open air” (somewhat) concept I just loved this place and would recommend anyone to stay here I hope to be back

• E & A •

This place has a great location, away from the busy streets and noise and has great restaurants walking distance The amenities in the room are modern and the toilet was my favorite part The service everywhere around the hotel is outstanding

The only part that threw us off, was the “private beach”, which is not private, but public and accessible by anyone and catamarans as well Also the access from the pool to the beach is sometimes uncomfortable because you need the room key to open the gate The only bed lounges are by the pool, so nothing on the beach Also the sand is rocky compared to other parts Buffet breakfast are better than A la carte in our opinion and the food by the pool is not worth it We ordered delivery food for lunch and enjoyed good quality food at fair price Overall it was a great vacation and we enjoyed our stay

5. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from Waikiki Beach on the Pacific Ocean, this upscale hotel is a 10-minute walk from Royal Hawaiian Center shopping and a 9-minute walk from Honolulu Zoo.Airy rooms and suites have private balconies, flat-screens, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking equipment; some have ocean views. Suites add living rooms and pull-out sofasThere are 2 Asian restaurants and 2 bars, plus a relaxed eatery and a 280,000-gallon aquarium. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, and batting cages. Laundry and parking are available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Moana Hotel and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “aquariums” 142 times
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jef Black

Not as advertised – insane hidden fees – gross carpet – fake upgradesI was fooled by the reviews, pictures, description, and overall rating of this “resort” I’ll list the cons and then the pros since I believe in transparent, neutral, non biased reviewsCONS:- old, gross looking, dirty carpet in hallways to rooms on each floor- huge hidden fees (housekeeping $40 per cleaning, $40 lounge chair rental fee for pool area, $400 cabana rentals by the pool, $35 breakfast not included with room as advertised)- fake upgrade

I booked a partial ocean view, high floor room, and they explained they upgraded me for free to an ocean view They lied and gave me the same room I booked as they could not prove which room they had me booked in prior to the upgrade- The mini fridge was faulty and the door would not stay closed, causing us to lose lots of perishable items- The pool area is “reserved” after 7pm and impossible to find a free place to sit- Bed was older, spring mattresses, not pillow top or comfortable for a 5 star resort- NOT a 5 star resort as most travel sites claim it to bePROS:- Nice and friendly staff- Decent views as most of the surrounding hotels have views of other hotels- Centrally located in Waikiki, easy to get anywhere from thereDo your research, compare rates, look for hidden fees, upgrade items, know what it’s actually included in your hotel or resort

natasha Russell

The location was really good, although Waikiki is an extremely touristy place the rooftop bar feels like you have left the touristy streets The rooms were Nice (located in the beach side rooms)A fair few cons tho, although this should be a 4-5 star resort at times it didn’t feel like it We asked for a partial beach view, and was mainly buildings with a glimpse of beach

A man behind the bar (Chris I think?) was quite rude, we expect to have pool side/table service at all times, however, the man stated we had to come collect/order our food and drinks at the bar which meant kept having to get in and out of the pool (lots of staff still on duty) Although when the females were on duty, table service was allowed and we felt extremely welcomed! The music was extremely loud, could hear it on level 17 at 10pm I think the staff should also manage who leaves the pool, as seen, some would put towels on spare chairs and then leave for hours Or one lady put 4 towels on different chairs to “save them” then no one would show up for 3+ hours Also would recommend putting guests over walk ins on the pool lounges Our room was only ever cleaned 1/6 days The only other time was a house keeper coming at 5:30pm and we declined as it was night time and expect it to be done during the day Although, this all sounds so negative and I am not one to write a negative review but when you are paying a lot of money, you expect these certain things to be met or to not have as many negative things to say Overall, I’d say this is a 3 star hotel with the possibility of being a 4-5 star resort if fixing those issues


Great location, comfortable and clean room, nice pool and jacuzzi, good service, food at bar/restaurant could use improvementI was in room 1962 king bed with ocean and diamond head view

Bed was clean and comfortable, slept well each night Air conditioning was easy to control and worked quickly and I believe automatically turned off if the patio doors were open Did not hear my neighbors at all unless I was out on the patio Yes the carpet looks dirty but it was a design choice not because it hasn’t been cleaned The mini fridge was the probably the only major failure in the room, it takes a long time to cool things and probably had food poisoning from some leftovers I put insideThe location is perfect All food options were within a 10 minute walk at most and the beach is just across the streetAll in all, a good, affordable modern hotel


About this hotel

Overlooking Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this elegant luxury hotel is 3 miles from Diamond Head and 11 miles from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.Featuring butler service, the palatial suites offer sleek kitchens, marble bathrooms and saunas, plus balconies with hot tubs. All have beach views, Wi-Fi access and multiple smart TVs.Complimentary perks consist of airport transfers and loaner cars (subject to availability). Other amenities include a chic Japanese-French restaurant and a spa, as well as a rooftop area with an infinity pool, a sundeck and a BBQ.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves
  • Walking distance to the Moana Hotel and Duke’s Waikiki

Feedback From Real Customers

Joseph Azizi

What a beautiful property! From the doorman in the front to the managers, one of my favorite ! This property has the most amazing views, from all corners! The rooms are breathtaking, and all updated for the best and easiest experience! Turndown service was prompt and efficient, the staff always tip top! The rooftop pool and jacuzzi, so fun -especially in the eveningmy kids loved it

I stayed here this week from June 14th to June 18th, 2021im excited to tell everyone how great it was If you have a chance to meet RALPH, on of the managersthis young star is all about a great experience! We got thirsty one night, and asked for some water, and the super friendly lady brought us buckets fullshe was so pleasant and prompt, I will NEVER forget her The general manager and his staff, actually came to my room on the last day and actually thanked me for my staywho does this?? Yep, this was a class act, 5 stars all day My family enjoyed it, we all loved it My family prefers Maui over Honolulu , so we will probably not be back to this area for a while, but if ever do- for sure we will reach out to these superstars here!! I recommend them and their amazing property, all day!!! Mahalo!!

Ha N

I spent my wedding weekend here for two nights and I wanted to stay forever The three bedrooms were perfect for the bride, groom, and wedding party of 14 to get ready There was a door that could be swung closed in the hallway to separate the 2k+ square foot space

It was also perfect because it was very luxurious, peaceful, and secluded — a rarity these days There were no footsteps running down the hall nor loud speaking individuals whose voices would echo off in the distance Looking back, I may have gone deaf and not know it Everything was blissful and ridiculously awesome Pretty much everything in the room was comped, so I didn’t have to worry about anyone consuming something they shouldn’t, and be slapped with an inflated bill later
The only downside was that the sauna wasn’t working yet That’s right, there’s a sauna beyond the shower in one of the bathrooms I wanted to sweat out the toxins from the night before, but I ended up hopping in the jacuzzi instead Next time I come back, I am looking forward to using the sauna and being straight pampered by the staff They are seriously A+, having gone above and beyond to make it the most memorable weekend of my life! ♥️

Ashley Brown

Excellent The staff was over the top friendly, helpful, and accommodating; the rooms, finishes, pool, and amenities are gorgeous and exceptionally clean Shari, Ralph, and Wesley (and the rest of the staff) were phenomenal

One example of the excellent service: I don’t eat gluten, so they went to a health food store to pick up fresh GF baked goods for me for breakfast every morning The location is in the heart of Waikiki beach so there is a bit of traffic noise, but since it was only the two of us, we just slept in the rear bedroom away from the street where it was very quiet The rooftop pool and jacuzzi provide an unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean, sunset, and surfers Thank you Espacio for providing an incredible experience and making our time in Hawaii unforgettable- we will without a doubt be back Fellow travelers: if you’re on the fence about staying here, just do it, you will not be disappointed

7. Hilton Grand Vacations Club The Grand Islander Waikiki Honolulu (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a lush property overlooking Kahanamoku Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this polished all-suite hotel in a modern high-rise building is 3 miles from the Waikiki Aquarium.Featuring balconies, the contemporary 1- to 3-bedroom suites come with kitchens, living rooms and sofabeds. All offer Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, games consoles and washer/dryers; some provide ocean or mountain views.Dining options consist of 3 restaurants, 1 with a bar. Breakfast is offered. Other amenities include outdoor pools, a gym and a game room, along with a kids’ club. Parking is available (surcharge). Resort fees apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 13 min walk to Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Guests mentioned “the lagoon” 13 times
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 46 times
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Alex Padilla

We loved our stay here! The room was clean, spacious, had a great view and the Oahu winds on the balcony were amazingThere are a handful of different towers at the Hilton Village and all guests can use any of their many pools Lots of restaurants are on site, gift shops as well as ABC stores which have all the essentials

Not to mention it’s also steps away from Waikiki beach Would definitely recommend

Harold Perry

Hello Viewer, we’re in Hawaii Always a great place to visit and relax Accommodations are excellent!! The weather is absolutely great

Some cloudiness late afternoon and rain later on Our room is absolutely topsplenty of spacegorgeous views Picked up a rental car at Budget Rental Completing that process online before arriving is better

Lupe Hernandez

We’re staying at the Hilton Waikiki village hotel and it’s beautiful Upon our arrival we checked out the tours and activities desk and made arrangements for a sail cruise We were offered a discount if we attended a presentation “a sales pitch” to hear about their members club to become an owner for their vacation club resort

We attended the presentation not to mention we gave away 2 hrs away from our vacation time Presentation was smooth, agents were so nice until we said no to their offer Their whole personalities changed They were no longer nice or accommodating You could tell they were bothered at the fact that their pitch was turned down Not to mention they tell you there’s no pressure when going into the presentation But yet they pretty much look angry if you don’t walk out saying yes These people get paid to do these presentations I understand it’s their time too but it’s their job They need to be more understanding when it comes to visitors We’re giving up time we could be doing other things instead of being a chair for 2 hrs listening to a sales pitch to only get a bad reaction once it’s all overCynthia you were awesome and polite until we said no and then you could tell it’s all fake As well as the other young lady who came in after you who was suppose to only do a survey but instead just threw another sales pitch Pleasant until she heard a no They need to learn how to be respectful even their sales pitch wasn’t successful

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8. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 10-minute walk from the beach, this upscale high-rise hotel with Pacific Ocean views is 7 miles from the Bishop Museum and 3 miles from views on top of Diamond Head.Premium studios and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and sitting areas with pull-out sofas, plus kitchenettes and washer/dryers. All have Italian linens, balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views. The 1- to 3-bedroom suites add living/dining rooms and kitchens. There’s 24-hour room service.Amenities include 3 eateries, including an upscale sushi restaurant, plus a luxury spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and an 8th-floor infinity pool with private cabanas.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Royal Hawaiian Center and Duke’s Waikiki
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 45 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Natasha Venizelos

We had the most wonderful experience at this hotel The service they provide is next level incredible! The concierge has so much knowledge and were amazing at helping us book cars and restaurants and giving us a tons of options on what to do The hard part was choosing from the list

The facilities and room were perfect and well maintained I also enjoyed that there was a kids and adults only pool The view from our room was amazing They are also extremely diligent in following Covid protocol (even though that sadly means no buffet breakfast!) An expensive hotel that’s worth every cent!

Dea Logsdon

The best! We stayed here for a week for our honeymoon The staff were all so kind, housekeeping were so sweet and thoughtful We even had a washer/dryer in our room (awesome for not having to come home with a bunch of dirty laundry!) The food was amazing and it was just so lovely!! Definitely worth the price tag

We felt so comfortable and so well taken care of here We absolutely plan on staying here again if we get the chance!!

Dominik Lee

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and it was the best hotel we’ve ever stayed at From the amazing service from all their friendly staff, to the clean and modern rooms, The Ritz at Waikiki Beach was above and beyond all expectationsThe rooms were clean, modern and had extremely comfortable beds

There was a full kitchen and even washing machines in the suite! Really felt like a home away from home Not to mention the views were absolutely breathtaking!Room service food was excellent The service provided by all staff was absolutely unreal From the valet on the ground floor, to the front desk staff and the housekeeping staff – everyone was so friendly and really went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay When we were leaving, we had a late evening flight and the staff were able to accommodate us to check out late so that we could still explore the city during the day and come back to our room to shower and change Usually hotels are extremely stingy about their check-out times, I’ve never experienced such exceptional serviceTo top it all off, the location was excellent You’re within walking distance to everything in downtown Waikiki Lots of good food and shopping close byWe will definitely be staying here again the next time we’re in Waikiki!

9. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

In 2 towers overlooking Waikiki Beach, this upscale resort is a 15-minute walk from the Waikiki Aquarium and 3 miles from Diamond Head volcano.The polished rooms come with flat-screen TVs, work areas and coffeemakers, plus balconies with mountain or ocean views. Suites add separate living areas, wet bars, minifridges and/or computers. Upgraded rooms and suites offer access to a lounge with free breakfast and snacks.Amenities include a fitness center, a luxe spa and a hot tub, as well as an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and live entertainment. There are also 2 restaurants with ocean-view terraces, plus a kids’ club and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Moana Hotel and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 177 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers


This hotel is really awesome! A neat little mall like place on the first and second floor My girlfriend and I went downstairs to Kai Coffee to start our mornings too! We got the ocean view room and it was really nice! No bed bugs too! The room service comes a bit early, but they’re really friendly and nothing was stolen My only problem was the pillows are hard like bricks

Other than that our stay was perfect!

Rahul Krish

Location – 5/5 – Just amazing, right at the center of everything Beach was just outside, lot of great restaurants and shopping around They also have a car rental right at the hotel

Room – 5/5 – Was very clean, bathrooms were great, had a balcony with a decent view of the mountainsService – Room service was fantastic, they are very friendly and helpfulValue – 5/5 – We got a great deal, so I think it’s definitely worth itAmenities – 5/5 – They have a good gym, decent pool and a hot tub They provide beach towels as well Only thing I wish the package included was the beach umbrella, but you can get one for 10 bucks a day right outsideParking – Was fairly expensive, so we didn’t end up using itI would recommend renting a car only when needed and not throughout your stay as most of the bars , beach and restaurants are within walking distanceOverall, it was a very pleasant stay! Highly recommended!

Simon Cai

Amazing place overall!!! Spending our honeymoon here, and the oceanfront room we got had a simply magnificent view The hotel is literally seconds away from the beach, so if you enjoy hearing soothing sounds of the waves then this is for you, though may not be everyone One small item is that the shower could be updated a bit, but the room itself from the bed to the bidet(!) to just the general setup with the lounger facing the ocean is just fantastic

Would definitely recommend!

10. The Laylow, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Combining mid-century modern design with island influences, this stylish hotel is a 6-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and 3 miles from the Diamond Head hiking area.Airy, colorful rooms have balconies and tropical accents, and feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as sitting areas and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add ocean views and pull-out sofas; club level rooms offer access to a VIP lounge with breakfast and snacks.Amenities include a casual Hawaiian restaurant and bar, as well as a coffee bar, a lushly landscaped outdoor pool and a fitness room. Pets are allowed, and parking is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to International Market Place and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “ukeleles” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Lyris Yee Patterson

Best hotel experience we have had since pandemic Housekeeping is great, same time, very clean and always clean towels Everyone who works there is super helpful

The vallet is busy but super convenient right at bottom of escalator Busy area but super safe and next to really fun places! Love getting free sparkling water every morning!

Ashley Rowland

Such an amazing place! 6 of us travelled here 4 adults and 2 children and had 2 King size rooms The hotel is clean and everyone is so friendly The kids loved the pool (of course) and the shaved ice every day was amazing

Everything about our experience was fantastic The food and coffee at the hideaway restaurant was phenomenal Plus kids crafts every day and live music weekend evenings! I would absolutely travel here again and I am recommending this place to all of my friends Thank you for a great stay!

Wesley Chang

We have visited Hawaii twice and stayed at The Laylow both times The hotel has maintained its high standard during the pandemic and keeps the rooms extra clean The location is simply unbeatable

You are a block away from the beach, shopping and restaurants but still get to enjoy the quietness in the evening The only caveat is that parking is valet only and costs $49/night We are very happy with our stay and would recommend it to anyone!

11. Prince Waikiki – Honolulu Luxury Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Ala Wai harbor, this upscale high-rise resort is an 11-minute walk from Ala Moana Beach Park and 8 miles from Honolulu International Airport.Swanky rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms, and many feature balconies with ocean views. Club-level rooms access a lounge with perks including continental breakfast and afternoon snacks.Dining options include two restaurants, a coffee shop, and a bar. There’s a 27-hole golf course, a tennis club, a pool and a spa. Meeting spaces include a ballroom for up to 900 guests. Parking and a local shuttle are included, and a resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Moana Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “marinas” 43 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Monique Hazlewood

This was a great hotel to stay in for a much needed long vacation after years of not really travelling anywhere long distance due to the pandemic The view from the room was divine, and the bathroom was the fanciest one I have experienced in a hotel Think lots of marble

The location is at the end of the Waikiki strip, but still walkable to all of the shops and restaurants There are 2 gift shops, and one serves a lot like the ABC convenience stores that are all over Oahu, with pricing that isn’t that different The 100 Sails restaurant in the hotel was fabulous for breakfast A bit pricey, but worth it to try at least once Highly recommend

Purushottam Raj

I and my family stayed here for seven nights and it was absolutely fabulous! The views from the room, elevator, pool are amazing The staff is super friendly, courteous and nice! The valet parking is also good This was our third visit to Oahu

We had stayed in Hilton properties before, including Hilton Village resort, except for the village experiences this hotel has been the absolute bestI loved the bathroom setup, separate shower, closed toilet with bidet (seat warmer), soaking tub outsideGreat house keeping, very friendly and goodMissing things: may be a Lanai (balcony) and Microwave, and US mainland based ATMs that don’t charge extra 🙂

Max Park

Highly recommendedContext: Ocean view room, two-nightsLocation was great

Just a 15-minute minute walk from the main hub of Waikiki For us, this meant less homeless people and a quieter area with an amazing view of the ocean, especially during sunset Also, there’s a mall that’s a 15-20 minute walk in the other directionRoom was perfect Great view, large enough, and clean Really like their bathroom set-up which is seen more in resorts in Japan Shower and toilet are in separate stalls with a spacious “common” area where the sink and mirror are Great for couplesStaff were very welcoming and accommodating If you need anything printed, they can do it for you if their commonplace printers are down They’ll also send up a microwave for you if you need one**sushi place in the first floor is alright Wife really enjoyed it, but I’d rather get poke at a market elsewhere

12. Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Offering views of the Pacific Ocean and the Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve’s mountains, this refined hotel set in the former Waikiki Trade Center is an 8-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and 2 miles from Interstate H-1.Polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers; some have mountain or ocean views, and/or pull-out sofas. Suites add living rooms. Room service is available.Amenities consist of a warm island-inspired tapas restaurant, a lobby bar and a Starbucks cafe, along with an outdoor splash pool and a shopping concourse. A resort fee covers loaner beach gear.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • Walking distance to International Market Place and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the warm restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 10 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Dohyung Kim

Excellent!! I had an absolutely fantastic stay during my five days at this Hyatt The valet was always quick, and the staff were genuinely friendly and conversational I requested a room with a better view at check-in, and the on-site manager immediately came over, searched for available rooms, and put me in a room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows

The room was super nice, and hotel provides optional everyday cleaning The shower is essentially a high pressure car wash, making you feel like a brand new, cleansed person stepping out The lobby and splash pool is a nice place to lounge and eat carryout Location is also ideal and <8 min walk to Waikiki beach with plenty of eateries to choose fromI seldom give 5 star ratings, but this Hyatt rightfully earns it I highly recommend and will def stay here again for future vacations to Oahu! Mahalo

Oswald Garcia

This review is long overdue!I had the pleasure of staying here at the end of March for 4 nights This place is hospitality done right! I feel like the staff is genuinely caring and very approachableEvery encounter with any staff member was incredibly pleasant, front desk, concierge, bell, housekeeping, even the manager, Daniel, had reached out to me prior to my stay to check-in before my travel day was approaching

My room was amazing! Great view, great size, very clean and well maintained There is a resort fee but it goes a long way I took advantage of the resort fee by using the gym, took a professional yoga class, and they provide beach towels/umbrellas/boogie boards/ for the beach- which is short walking distance passing all of the nice shops They even give you these really cool Hyatt branded reusable bottles (to fill with water or your favorite drink) They made a great souvenirMy first Hyatt stay and definitely won’t be my last Thank you Daniel & team for the hospitality and making my first trip to the Islands so memorable! I will definitely be back!

Rob Loper

We had a great visit at this hotel Many hotels in Honolulu are aging and look broken down That is not the case here

Everything was clean and updated The lobby is accommodating and has plenty of lounge furniture to relax in or space to eat, work etcOur room was immaculately clean and very comfortable Plenty big as well Has a large flat screen TV with all the modern smart TV features including Chromecast! We did have a couple of issues with refrigerator and plumbing, but they were resolved quickly, and the staff was very accommodating and concerned that we were as comfortable as possibleSpeaking of service, the staff members here are some of the most friendly, helpful, courteous, professional, and personable people of any hotel I’ve stayed at They were so nice to us, and could provide any information we needed about Honolulu and local places of interest They also played with and fawned over our 10 month old daughter and made her feel very special I mean we almost want to come back every year just so they can watch her growThe pool is unique It’s not a deep lap swimming pool But more shallow and designed for lounging in (or out of) the water It was absolutely perfect for us, and our daughter quite possibly had the best time of her life in the pool The other amenities are also great It feels like they thought of everything we could need and made it available to usThe location is perfect for Waikiki It’s within walking distance to anything you could be visiting Waikiki to do Tons of nearby restaurants, upscale and regular shopping, as well as souvenir shops and other activities Very close, easy walk, to the beachI could go on and on, but suffice it to say this hotel is appropriate for families, couples, single people, travel groups, you name it Highly, highly recommend Hyatt Centric in Waikiki

13. Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Waikiki Beach, this upscale oceanfront resort is 0.8 miles from the Honolulu Zoo, 1 mile from the Waikiki Aquarium and 1.9 miles from Ala Moana Beach Park.The understated rooms include tropical wood furniture, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi; some have balconies with ocean views. Suites add panoramic ocean vistas, whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.There are 3 polished restaurants, including a lively jazz bar and a beachfront eatery, along with a sandwich cafe and a coffee shop. Other perks include beach access, an outdoor pool and a spa, plus a 24/7 fitness room, an all-day business center and meeting space. Massages are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some thought they were outdated
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 173 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

paul lopez

Stayed here in September Absolutely a relaxing location Poolside food and drinks and just laid out and did a whole lotta nothing

Walked out the back door to a beautiful beach and excellent water Sat and enjoyed a drink while looking at diamond head Dinner at dukes was excellent Hotel breakfast buffet perfect Sat and had an ocean view with our breakfast buffet Looking forward to returning soon Mahalo outrigger Waikiki

Shelley Merrill

Everyone here is so sweet!!! We had the best room and the best view!! It was definitely the dream vacation!! The housekeeping ladies are super sweet and always happy to help The front desk lady Nicole was a lifesaver!!! She is so sweet and she saved the day when my wedding dress ripped she definitely saved me❤️❤️❤️ Can’t thank her enough!! This hotel is right in the middle of the super high-end shops and so the shopping was crazy fun! So much fun shopping right here!! Can’t say enough good things about this it’s busy and lots of people but not in a bad way, we loved it it was perfect for us!!

Alan Kuan

Amazing location with great views! Wished we could’ve got a higher room but all the suites were booked for the weekendStaff was amazing and accommodated our requests to get champagne glasses and sewing kits late at nightValet parking, and bell desk process was smooth and trouble free

Check in and check out was great and staff provided late check out free of charge after a late night Really appreciated the extra sleep!

14. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a block from Kuhio Beach Park, this sprawling resort with 2 high-rise towers is a 9-minute walk from the Honolulu Zoo and 3 miles from Diamond Head State Monument.The straightforward rooms come with balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms have ocean views, and suites add sitting areas or separate living spaces. Room service is available.There are 5 restaurants, including a beach grill, a steakhouse and a sushi bar, along with a lounge and a coffee shop. Other amenities include a spa, 2 outdoor pools and an exercise room, plus a business center and 55,000 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Honolulu Zoo and the Moana Hotel
  • Guests praised the clean, updated rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 10 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Pradheep Elango

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and daughter’s birthday and had a fantastic time The room was comfortable and spacious Ambience in the dining areas was perfect

The staff at the pool, especially Rainbow, were very helpful and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable Resort has interesting classes, many of them with a nice local touch The views from the pool area are stunning with gorgeous sunset views We had a great view of Diamond Head along with the ocean from the room Really enjoyed our stay

Kenny Hostetler

We enjoyed our stay here for our anniversary, the adults only pool was appreciated, we could relax by the pool and not have the sounds of kids playing They have another pool for that The room was nice, nothing special, a bit on the small side

Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful The location is good, within walking distance from everything along Waikiki If you don’t want to wait in line for coffee at one of the two Starbucks on site be there right when they open or go later in the day Would recommend staying here


Close to the beach and reasonably priced We paid extra for a room with a beach view which was worth itHas a family pool and an adult only pool

The pool was nice and clean We got a cabana which was niceWe had room credits which was only usable at 2 of their restaurantsOur rooms did not have cups until we requested it They also have no microwaves to heat food, neither in the room or common areas What’s the point of being by surrounded by Hawaiian food if you can’t bring it back to your roomOverall still a decent experience and would stay here again

15. Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed all-suite hotel is 3 miles from the Honolulu Museum of Art and 5 miles from Foster Botanical Garden.The 1- and 2-bedroom suites have Hawaiian-style decor and free WiFi, as well as separate living rooms, pull-out sofas, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges. Some add balconies.Free cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening poolside reception with light appetizers and drinks are offered daily. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, yoga classes, and a heated outdoor pool with a sundeck. Other amenities include a business center and 1,600 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 34 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Lindsay Cottrell

Location was so convenient! 1 minute walk to shops, restaurants, and shaved ice and 3 minute walk to the beach Complementary breakfast was excellent and so much more than most hotels offer Made to order omelette bar was a nice perk

Go before 8am and it won’t be busy at all Valet parking was an added expense but honestly so nice! Service was quick and it was great to just take the elevator down and have your car pulled up right there Pool area is perfect for kids! Deepest part is only 4 feet with a tanning ledge and toddler area so all of my kids could swim safely Pool area is really cool especially at night with all the lights and tiki torches plus tons of seating It was nice to have the bars near the pool so I could enjoy a drink while watching my kids swim Every employee we encountered was extremely kind and helpful Would highly recommend especially for families

Tara Bohle

The hotel is awesome The location is perfect! A block away from the beach, just downstairs there’s nice shops to look at and good restaurants You would be happy staying here and experiencing the pool and other things they offer

Breakfast is huge and plentiful, large selection that changes day to day from fried rice, taquitos, omelets, scrambled eggs, granola, yogurt, fruit, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes and way way more! Food is great at night there’s free drinks and chips which is nice, heated pool is perfect temp morning or night Also a hot tub and kids pool is nice Pool guy super helpful, same with bell desk, they have cabs and limos (same cost) waiting in the lobby couldn’t have been better!

Britni Nic

We first arrived and the staff was really helpful and attentive Our rooms were clean and really spacious The breakfast bar was amazing!! The pool was clean and had a pool attendant at all times

Walking distance to shopping food activities and the beach Probably my best experience staying in a hotel at the beach Again, the hospitality we felt from the staff deserves the 5 stars 🙂

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