hotels with a view in Waipio, HI

1. Camp Mokulēʻia

About this hotel

On a beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this unpretentious resort is 6 miles from the Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve and 28 miles from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.Simple rooms come with Wi-Fi (fee); bathrooms are shared. Some rooms feature ocean views; upgraded rooms offer en suite facilities. Cabins for groups sleep up to 22 people, and have minifridges and bunk beds.Meals are offered in an airy dining room with ocean views. There’s also a shared kitchenette. An outdoor pool is available by prior arrangement (fee), as are activities such as kayaking and kiteboarding. There are also campsites.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Kaena Point
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers


We tented here for 2 nights and wished we could stay longer It’s the best tenting experience we have had on the island The place is quiet and showers is cold water and have doors

There is a sink for every site which is convenient bathroom is a yurt and is clean and modern There is a gate with a code so make sure you get the code prior to checking in I find email communication more effective than phone callsalso be prepared the whole reservation process could take a few days since there’s no automatic booking system

Dee Dee

Came here for camp with my class back in 6 grade, and I remember it being so fun! So I enrolled my child to experience it just as well, since not so many schools do this for their 6th-Graders anymore, and he had a blast!!! He was feeling emotional when it was time to go homeHe is looking forward to going back again next Summer, and it makes me so happy that he loved it!Counselors are fun(ny), and friendly Bunk mates are all awesome kids, according to my kid

My kid has nothing but super good feedbacks about his time there Super happy kid = super happy mama

Kayla Smith

I spent a night tent camping and had a great experience There is a gate you have to get code access for, so I felt safe staying here I basically had the place to myself

Large camp site, with my own sink There’s a yurt bathroom with flushing toilets, very clean And I was right off the beach, had it to myself I’d come again 🐈🐈‍⬛🐓🐓

2. Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

An 8-minute walk from Waikiki Beach, this relaxed high-rise hotel offering views of the Pacific Ocean is 13 minutes’ walk from Honolulu Zoo.Airy, laid-back rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Most feature private balconies; some have partial ocean views and/or pull-out sofas. Suites add separate living rooms.Amenities include an American-style grill and a modern cafe/convenience store. There’s also a 24-hour gym, and a heated rooftop outdoor pool with a poolside bar. Other amenities consist of coin-operated laundry facilities and valet parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 41 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

Kerri McCallson

Good customer service Would have been nice to have some sort of special treatment for my wedding (card, champagne, or free breakfast voucher

) but still had a good time We were there for over a week with multiple rooms in our group We unfortunately didn’t qualify for a discount, but I get it Water pressure was the only real issue Nice hotel and staff was professional and courteous Very convenient to have a restaurant and gift/convenient store on property Surprised they didn’t offer room service Excellent location

Don Mosca

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I have been coming here for years If you choose this place you won’t regret itRoom was always clean Valet was always friendly and willing to help out Rooms were decent size Not much outside noise gets in when the door is closed View is spectacular no matter what side you are on Housekeeping did a fantastic job

Jennifer Wirth

Close enough to everything Waikiki, good location The international marketplace is right across the street for good food and shopping The beach is a 10 minute walk away

All staff we’ve encountered have been very friendly and actually seem like they’re having a good time We kept passing this one bellman (I think?) near the elevators who was always smiling or loudly singing along with the music playing from the speakers We had little interaction with him, but he had such a fun, positive energy The rooms and entire hotel are nice and cleanThe price is good for Waikiki, but be aware that the pool is tiny and filled with shouting kids, the fitness center smells AWFUL (like, truly bad We opened the door, got our faces assaulted with the punch of maybe 30 years worth of stale sweat, and immediately closed the door without entering God awful), the view from the balcony is into other rooms and balconies and alley, and there’s no hot tub I don’t really care about pool or balcony views since there’s so much off property to do, but a 9 pm hot tub soak would have been so niceAll in all, if you only have a few nights and don’t care about being right on the beach, this is a great choice for accommodation

3. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Occupying 5 high-rise towers on a 22-acre property along Waikiki Beach, this lively hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Hawaii Convention Center and 3 miles from downtown Honolulu.Upscale rooms offer custom-designed beds and Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies; some provide panoramic ocean views. Suites add pull-out sofas.There are 20 restaurants and lounges, including an oceanfront steakhouse, plus a saltwater lagoon, 5 pools and a spa. There’s also a fitness room, a business center and meeting space, along with a kids’ activity program, snorkeling and hula dancing lessons. A daily resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “fireworks” 504 times
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Sam Wingerter

Had high expectations for this resort given its prime real estate Checking in late, we expected an easy & smooth check-in, but ended up waiting way too long – could have been greeted with waters or a complimentary drink to ease the wait The guest experience is lacking given the $ paid – just didn’t feel the warm friendly vibe you would expect

The rooms are dated, but spacious – AC works well Nearby food outlets on the resort are average quality – nothing special (nice part is there is an ABC store on the resort) You have to book your housekeeping (ended up cleaning the room) plus can only hold pool towels for 24 hours or return them the next day Also, make sure you check which building you are staying in as they play live music until 11pm on some nights and found it hard to sleep Pools are good, but busy All and all, would try booking somewhere else next time unless this resort starts to prioritize guest experience management

Anthony Chan

Beautiful location with direct beach access This conglomerate of Hilton hotels bunched together creating a little shopping haven What is unique with this Hilton location is the fire work every Friday night at 8pm

An experience you do not want to miss The fire work is beautiful and proximal that it feels 3DBali at the waterfront for breakfast: the waitress I have was attentive, personable and made great suggestions Although it looks real pricey, the portion size is decent and can be sharedwhat make up for the price is the view of the ocean and the food being served immediately piping hotThe only cons are the front desk could have smile more and be friendlier Being a diamond member and could not get any member benefits when subscribed to the Hilton Grand vacation package was a total disappointment Not only you can’t check in early, we had to wait 3 hours to be notified that our room was ready Then wait another hour at the mail and key line to find out that our room was not ready That was a little perturbing

jim nava

The General Manager (Jeff) + all staff of the hotel were amazing, helpful and accommodating This helped my family and I to actually relax and enjoy every moment we were there I am so grateful for the hospitality and professionalism from initially booking to departure

Very clean resort with very high standardsExcellent location Accessible stores and food options within the village + a 15 minute walk to the main strip regardless, for shopping and restaurants Parking although expensive, is in a secured garage steps away from each of the buildings in the resortBeach front, lagoon and landscaping were well maintained and beautifulMandara Spa on site was helpful to rectify an issue and the massage was excellent

4. 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

5. 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!

6. ‘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

7. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an iconic pink building on Waikiki Beach, this polished resort dates from 1927. It’s 2 miles from the Ala Moana Center’s shops and restaurants, and 9 miles from Honolulu Airport.Wi-Fi is included with the resort fee. The 528 rooms and suites feature warm or airy decor, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some have ocean-view balconies. Suites add sitting areas and high-end furnishings.There are multiple heated outdoor pools, 1 with cabanas for rent, plus a saltwater plunge pool and private beach area. There are 2 upscale restaurants and a seaside bar, as well as a spa (fee). A resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • Some guests disliked the furniture and others complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 12 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Jp Divers

I would like to personally thank Chris and Ben of the Front Desk for wiping my tears away and making this a vacation of a lifetime The hotel is old but the rooms have been updated and look really nice The hotel staff will do everything they can to make your stay pleasurable

The location is awesome! I would highly recommend this hotel and will return next year If you can please try to book a oceanfront suite on a high floor The views are amazing, there is truly something magical at the Royal Hawaiiansuite on a high floor The oceanfront views are amazing The breakfast dishes were delicious


I had a perfect stayI appreciated the staff so much They were top notch and made our stay amazing

They were knowledgeable and so helpful The hotel is super clean and gorgeous and the location is fantastic We were close to everything and as a resort guest you could reserve great beach umbrella/seats to relax Everything is in walking distance and the live music at night was beautiful

Jessica Airel

I’ll start by saying the staff deserves 5 stars They are helpful and friendly and really made the trip enjoyable My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and the staff was quick to upgrade our room to a higher floor, and gave us a voucher for 2 free drinks and pastries at the bakery, both were very tasty

This was our first time staying at a 5 star hotel, and I honestly didn’t see a difference between a lower star hotel and this one I was surprised to find that with the price we paid to stay here, nothing was included in our stay Not even breakfast When we went to get breakfast our first day, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw they wanted like $3200 for a basic omelet, and the food menu in general is teeny tiny If you wanted beach chairs, you had to rent them at $6000 a day, which is insaneThe walls to the rooms are paper thin I was woken up every single day at 6 am by guests yelling to each other, and was woken up several times after midnight because someone thought it was appropriate to blast a harry potter movie So quiet times are definitely not enforced here  And even if someone was having a conversation at a normal volume, we heard that loud and clear as wellIf you want to view this beautiful historic hotel, I would suggest staying elsewhere and walk around it for a bit We did have a nice stay in Hawaii, but I wouldn’t stay here again, I would go back to staying in a 3 star hotel because I honestly saw no difference between here or a 3 star hotel

8. Park Shore Waikiki Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a modern tower, this oceanfront hotel is adjacent to both Kapioloni Park and Kuhio Beach Park.The airy rooms have private lanais, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some offer ocean views or direct pool access. Suites add island-influenced furnishings and decor, plus pull-out sofas, wet bars and microwaves. Some feature living areas or views of Diamond Head State Monument.A resort fee covers yoga/fitness classes, Wi-Fi, beach gear and a shuttle to Ala Moana. Dining options include a surf-themed restaurant with live music, a sushi bar and a cafe. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sundeck. Parking is available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning but others praised the beds
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Japanese cuisine” 16 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

E’Lisha Evans

Overall, the stay at this hotel wasn’t bad The standard room was smaller than expected If you don’t get a room that faces the pool/beach your balcony will be very small

The staff did their best to resolve issues as fast as possible and were very friendly Amazing view of the beach, which is across the street In walking distance to restaurants, and shopping I liked that they held your bags for you if you had a late flight after check out I wish the check out time was a little bit lately due to Hawaii being on a different time zone I didn’t like that if you didn’t have a suite that you had to rent a microwave from them (daily fee) The hotel does not provide breakfast Also, if you rent a vehicle you will have to pay for daily valet parking Shuttles are not provided for this location so you have to make your own arrangements to get to and from the airport or other outings/tours I would suggest that the hotel upgrade their elevator control for only the hotel guest to have access to the rooms

Erin Miller

Just what we were expecting Great location right across the street from the beach Beautiful views of Diamond Head and the ocean

Highly recommend the ocean front view It’s on the less busy area of Waikiki but was still pretty busy You could hear street noise from the lanai, but I think that no matter where you stay, that will happen It was quieter then further north which seemed to be more of a Las Vegas atmosphere If you prefer less commotion, Park Shore is perfect The hotel itself was very nice and clean We were offered cleaning services everyday The ABC store in the hotel was very convenient and had everything you could possibly need The front desk staff and bell service were very friendly and on point I would definitely stay here again

Christina R

I stayed at the Park Shore Waikiki for 3 nights in late March 2022 Staff were very friendly and helpful Location was great, directly across the road from Waikiki beach and the view from my room overlooking Diamond Head was amazing, however, I would not recommend staying at this hotel

The air-conditioning in my room was incredibly noisy The walls were very thin – I could hear everything going on in the rooms surrounding mine Styrofoam cups were provided for coffee but no glasses or cutlery were provided (this would have been an added convenience) The room wasn’t very clean either There were cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling and hair in the shower The worst thing though was that the water in my shower would not heat up so I ended up having 3 cold showers for my three nights at this hotel! I reported it to the front desk and maintenance was sent to my room I was told by maintenance that I would have to let the water run for about 3-5 minutes before it warmed up The next morning I let the water run for 15 minutes and it never warmed up This was very disappointing I really wanted to like this hotel It was very convenient for a quick stopover in Hawaii and the views were amazing, however it was let down by poor maintenance and poor cleanliness

9. Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Ala Wai Boat Harbor, this upmarket, high-rise hotel is 0.6 miles from Kahanamoku Beach and 1.7 miles from Honolulu Zoo.Contemporary rooms and suites provide full kitchens, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (fee), as well as furnished outdoor balconies with either mountain or ocean views. Upgraded suites add Bose speakers and DVD players.There’s an Italian rooftop restaurant with panoramic views, and a casual bar and grill. There’s also a spa, a 24-hour fitness center and a local shuttle service, plus outdoor pools. A resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Moana Center
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the Italian restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the panoramic views

Feedback From Real Customers

Ariel Tran

I love love love this hotel! The view is beautiful, and it’s so clean everywhere I love their system for valet parking They’re very quick and friendly

We stayed on the 21st floor so the view of the mountains and Waikiki is beautiful However, we’ve been staying here for 4 nights and 5 days without cold water in the restroom When I said no cold water, I mean absolutely no cold water Imagine yourself showering with burning hot water that causes third degree burns This is such a traumatizing experience for me and my friends We’ve complained and was advised someone would do something about it, and nothing We couldn’t move to another hotel since everywhere is booked The hotel said someone was going to come and fix this problem, but then again they didn’t care to fix it I’m surprised not much could have been done If you’re unit have a water problem, you can move us to another room This is my first time to Hawaii and it could have been a very positive experience otherwise if it hasn’t been for this I understand there are situations where things just doesn’t work out, and we are just unlucky with the room having a malfunction However, how the hotel react to it is very important Such poor communication and management for such a nice place If you’re unlucky like us then you’re pretty much screwed I would not recommend this place


Enjoyed staying here Book lagoon (not Marina side, not city/concrete jungle side) #1130 was nice for what we needed

Blackout curtains would have been a nice addition Large balcony to have morning beverage or snack, tv, air conditioning, updated kitchen and shower, king bed and sofa bed Can view fireworks from balcony on Friday nights Would stay again Pool was nice Restaurant downstairs outside Ice cream, trinkets and some items at store at hotel like postcards, makeup bags, beach bags, soaps, beverages, snacks Very nice open air restaurant with fantastic history Walking distance to restaurants, beach and lagoon right there, Marina, perfect view from balcony

Vince K

Room was very nice, great view Centric location in Waikiki Plenty of food, shopping, and beaches in the area

Had fully stocked kitchenette, meaning utensils and cookware Temp was great but wish the fan/cooler could be aimed more at the bed Liked that all we had to do to check in/out was enter a code in the door lock Security was very nice during the few interactions we had with them Not sure if this is a normal thing with these kind of rentals but they only give you a ‘starter’ set of goods (tp, shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion and towels) and then a small fee of you want more or buy some at the market in the lobby I guess my point is that you usually get those things from room service as part of your stay Was nice sitting on the open pavilion and enjoying a couple of meals at sunset They have two pools, technically Main one is a regular pool with an outdoor hose and then showers in the adjacent bathroom Higher level one was just a jacuzzi and a very shallow pool You will get jealous of neighbors on either side however cause the Hilton has a crazy water fall pool with decoration and the other side has gazebos all around the perimeter of their pool with a big round splash pad Would recommend

10. Rainbow Tower

  • Address: 2005 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Phone: (800) 445-8667
  • Ratings: 4.5 (672 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Rainbow Tower
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Warm rooms & suites in a colorful beachfront hotel featuring 2 restaurants & a bar.

About this hotel

Set on the beach, this colorful hotel is 2 miles from both the Honolulu Zoo and the Ala Moana Regional Park. Interstate H1 is 2 miles away.The warm rooms feature minifridges, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and flat-screen TVs, plus balconies, sitting areas, desks, and lagoon or ocean views. Relaxed suites add sofas, bedrooms, and/or dining areas. Wi-Fi is available.Amenities include outdoor pool, lagoon, and beach access. There are also 2 restaurants with relaxed dining rooms and ocean views, as well as a bar with a colorful lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 12 min walk to Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “the lagoon” 21 times
  • Guests mentioned “fireworks” 18 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anthony Smith

The check-in time wasn’t the best The views is winning I love passing out to the sound of the waves

For the price I only stayed 1 night The room quality – price ratio isn’t on point I had reservations for a bigger room elsewhere The experience was great I actually wanted to stay another night because of the nice breeze and the view Be nice if they can turn 2 corner suites into a 1 bedroom with a big tub A whole 280° view plus some


So far this is an absolutely amazing hotel Directly next to the lagoon and everything looks absolutely gorgeous There are throngs and throngs of people here which made check in pretty slow and clunky

It’s also a $50 resort fee per night plus parking fees and the parking garage is cumbersome and difficult to get to but not too bad They have a shopping village and food around every corner They have kayak and paddle boat and paddleboard rentals by the lagoon which is pretty cool

D Gnz

The only complaint I have: was checking in long n slow lines I liked the hotel n service

Our room was kept clean The hotel restaurants were highly expensive but there’s a food truck across the lagoon, the best shrimp n fish The hotel location is perfect: beachfront, lagoon , n many shops ABC stores to get food too Parking space is expensive $59 per day We didn’t use their parking garage, we found a cheaper one 1 block away I will reserve it again because of location

11. Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel Waikīkī Beach (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Opposite Honolulu Zoo and a 2-minute walk from Waikiki Beach, this bright hotel is an 8-minute walk from Kapiolani Regional Park and 1.7 miles from the Diamond Head State Monument.The modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as free Wi-Fi. Some rooms provide private balconies with city or ocean views, while suites add microwaves.Amenities include a spa, an outdoor pool and a laid-back restaurant that offers breakfast and lunch on a terrace. There’s also event space, a cafe and a poolside cocktail bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the laid-back restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 61 times
  • Guests liked the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Mercy Preston

This hotel has some pretty mixed reviews but I would definitely give it 5 stars It’s by far the best option in its price point especially considering how close it is to the beachThe rooms were small but comfortable with some nice updates and a great layout

If you are travelling alone or with just one other person, the size of the rooms is completely fine If you can, opt for rooms with views of diamond head as those views truly are unbeatableGreat restaurant and bar as well as a fantastic lobby with several shops, a dedicated employee to help you book tours, and a really good coffee shopLast but not least, it’s right across the street from the zoo For me, this is a HUGE selling point but I get that it’s not for everyoneAll in all, great stay

Lindsay Huber

Had a wonderful time staying here! The view of diamond is absolutely amazing The hotel is really pretty and great location Loved the large windows in my room

I did the yoga, which was very lovelyThe room was missing some basics There was no full length mirror, microwave, or coffee maker The restaurant and coffee shop were good, but very expensive

Tracey Badgley

Very nice hotel but it was totally different from the pictures on the website The ocean view was very difficult as you had to look up and around the wall and just above the trees to get a peek at the ocean The view of the volcano was beautiful

Most people want a cup of coffee in the morning but hard to do from the convenience of your room when there’s no coffee pot of any sort in room, no microwave either Great location and meal options available but very pricey, $30 for a burger

12. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana – Waikiki Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel in Honolulu’s Waikiki area is 8 minutes’ walk from Kahanamoku Beach and lagoon and 17 minutes’ drive from Honolulu International Airport.All rooms offer contemporary Hawaiian decor and custom-designed beds, plus private balconies with city- or sea-views, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add separate living areas and wet bars.A casual restaurant offers all-day meals and a daily happy hour. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center and outdoor pool with beach views. Additional amenities include 10 meeting rooms and a business center, plus valet parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Royal Hawaiian Center and Ala Moana Beach Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 21 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily Foreman

I didn’t think the rooms felt too dated The bed was really comfortable to sleep in and they were able to provide a pack and play for my toddler The staff was so helpful and it was easy to find someone to assist with our luggage or any questions about the hotel

As for the location, it’s perfectly situated between a few major streets with major bus routes There’s also a laundry mat just around the block that’s easy to use Overall I think this is a great place to stay if you want someplace comfortable to sleep that is nicely located to tourist activities and bus lines The only thing I wish the hotel had was a bigger fridge

Grace Grilliot

I have stayed at this particular hotel many times, but finally writing a review The hotel is in a great location, you can walk anywhere downtown from there The staff is super friendly and accommodating

We got upgraded to an ocean view room which was very nice For those not familiar with Double Tree, the cookies were delicious as usual! We received the daily food and beverage credit for being Diamond members, but the restaurants were not open when we wanted to use them, so we didn’t That was our fault, but, the hotel should make the restaurant available more often so people can hang out and have a cocktail before dinner time We had a great stay and were very happy with our room and amenities!

Quacyya Cuaresma

This hotel has a great balcony and pool area that I utilized when I didn’t want to walk to the beach The couches are great for daytime reading or watching shows, or you can hangout there at night with nice lights around you The beach is a 20 minute walk and the area felt safe

Though the water wasn’t in sight, the views are beautiful with either mountains or a nice park area This hotel isn’t a 5 star hotel (which I couldn’t afford anyways) but is fairly priced and has everything you need! Every single employee I encountered was friendly – the most friendly than any hotel I’ve ever been They greeted me and chatted every time The folks standing outside are especially awesome, especially Pedro They try to remember their guests and serve them I was very impressed and will return if I come to Oahu again!

13. 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!

14. 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!

15. 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!

16. 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

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