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16 Best 5 star hotels in Waipio, HI (2022)

5 star hotels in Waipio, HI

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

jaaks6

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

4. Luxury Retreat Hawaii Vacation Rental (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

92-102 Waialii Pl B402, Kapolei, HI 96707(808) 927-7942

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Aulani and Aunty’s Beach House
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned pools 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Christopher Burgess

Perfect getaway!We loved our stay in Diana’s condo The unit was super clean and comfortable The beds made you feel like we were at home! The views off the balcony were beautiful and relaxing

The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed, and the large cooler was perfect for carrying our stuff down to the BBQ grills I loved the kitchen appliances too The condo has a bunch of beach toys and beach chairs and beach towels! The games and videos in the cabinet by the tv were a nice touch too, for when we wanted some down time in the condo Parking was a breeze and quick and easy to get to I would love to rent this condo out again and again whenever we have time off Diana was always quick to reply to any of my questions I had throughout the booking process She even suggested snorkeling spots, grocery stores and was always so helpful

Landree Tullis

Diana’s condo is beautiful!! She met us at the front desk and made sure we we were all checked in She showed us where everything was and she is so friendly and helpful! The condo is beautifully decorated and has EVERYTHING you need and was super clean! The deck and the view of the lagoon and the sunsets are unbelievable! The complex is fabulous and the lagoons are amazing Ko Olina is a great place to stay! I hope we get to come back, and when we do, we will definitely make our reservation with Diana!

Miko Akamashi

Beautiful Location!We spent 7 nights at the condo traveling from Japan on first vacation rental adventure and were very happy with our stay! The condo is amazing – plenty of space of family of 4 There is a Target & groceries less than a 10 minute drive The lagoon is great for swimming and snorkeling especially kids & never busy

We went to Disney Aulani next door and enjoyed without having to pay high prices We really appreciated all of the beach accessories Diana provided to the condo, including snorkels coolers and beach bags My husband & I enjoyed a few evenings down at the bar and live music one night

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

Christopher

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

6. ESPACIO THE JEWEL OF WAIKIKI (5-star 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. 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 🙂

8. Sheraton Waikiki (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 2255 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Phone: (808) 922-4422
  • Ratings: 4.4 (7647 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Sheraton Waikiki
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Colorful rooms in a polished beach property with an infinity pool, a spa & 4 restaurants.

About this hotel

Overlooking Waikiki Bay, this polished beach resort is 3 miles from Diamond Head and 9 miles from Honolulu International Airport.The colorful rooms have Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies with ocean views, and separate dining areas; suites have pull-out sofas. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with free breakfast and appetizers.Dining options include Japanese, pizza and international restaurants, as well as an open-air Pacific Rim eatery. There’s also a cocktail bar, an infinity pool and a spa, plus an outdoor pool with a waterslide. Meeting space includes a 26,000 sq ft ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Royal Hawaiian Center and Duke’s Waikiki
  • Guests liked the updated rooms but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Lanai” 29 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Johnson

I absolutely loved my stay here at the Sheraton Waikiki Service from all staff members was exceptional From the time that we checked in until we checked out

I didn’t get my room service in my room but the housekeeping would leave fresh towels at my door daily when we placed the old towels outside our door…The convenience of this property is awesome If you’re looking to shop, it’s right there, the beach, it’s right there and all the restaurants within walking distance of the property There’s also some great restaurants on propertyAnd the pools were not too crowded and the beach was definitely not to crowded Get there a little early so you and get a good spot to lay out or rent you some chairs with an umbrella for the dayLastly, I have stayed at a lot of Marriott properties, this was one of the best The views, the food, the service and the location made this an outstanding and very relaxing stay

Carmen Yau

Our family of 3 had a really fabulous time at Sheraton Waikiki We love the pool and hotel complimentary activities very much Our room was very clean and housekeeping service was excellent

Shout out to Imelda who clean our room for the week, she went above and beyond to provide what we need and change our dirty towels for us We are all very happy with the stay The ocean view was fantastic and worth for the upgrade We had many meals with the nice view in our balcony

Mikey T

This is coming from a Texas point of view The hotel service was horrible, I understand your on island time, but hardly anyone that comes and stays in Waikiki is on island time Lunch at one of the places inside by the pool with only 3 tables sat down took us 45 min to get our food and it was wrong

Separate from that, the hotel treats everyone like criminals asking for passes every 2 seconds , masked, ids to move two steps The customer service is far from good for a Sheraton hotel, not even sub par Everything is extremely overpriced 25 dollars for a makers and coke in a tall glass at rum fire The rooms are very small, the bathrooms don’t look very classy at all The view is the only good part The view with all these bad things will not get me past 1 star If I wanted to vacation with super strict rules, I would go stay at my mothers place Not worth the trip

9. 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

J C

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

10. 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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11. 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

12. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Ko Olina beach, this upscale resort is a 9-minute walk from Ko Olina Golf Club and 5 miles from Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park.Airy, refined rooms with mountain or ocean views offer free WiFi, cable TV and DVD players, plus kitchenettes and balconies. The 1-to 3-bedroom villas add kitchens separate living areas.Amenities include a private beach, 3 outdoor pools and 7 hot tubs. There’s also a spa, a sauna and a fitness center with complimentary classes. Dining options include a steak and seafood restaurant, plus a bar and grill, and a poolside bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Ko Olina Golf Club and Ko Olina Lagoon 4
  • Guests mentioned “Longboard” 37 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Yanira Lopez

Beautiful location, paradise they go out of their way to give you a warm and Friendly Aloha ❤Pools are very nice and clean, lots of chairs to relax poolside, these are free to useBeach- very nice and clean, chairs with umbrellas are $40

00 per day and the cabanas are $6000 per day and they so have beach chairs with no shade, these are free to useStore on site small and has many last minute items you might need including a Starbucks ,Very nice staff!Parking- plenty of parking no need to worry about finding a spot, you have to pay as with any hotel I think it was $3200 per dayRestaurants on site are really good!The resort is absolutely gorgeous and the staff are friendly and very helpfulResort is cash less, you can use a credit card or charge to your roomCheck in was fast & efficient, they where very nice

ashley stidham

Spent a week with my kids at this resort and i honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about it From our arrival, the customer was some of the best i have ever experienced It is a beautiful resort that is super kid friendly

Multiple pools for the kids to enjoy and a reflection pool for the grown ups The lagoon beach out front was perfect for laying out, building sand castles, and just relaxing in the water There were different activities to keep everyone entertained including an outdoor movie night My only real issue with this resort is that it’s on Oahu, so any time you venture off property there is horrible trafficI would highly recommend this resort!

Karen Scott

The resort is beautiful and well kept Our villa is spacious and has plenty of space for the 7 people Even the pull out beds are comfortable

The kitchens are equipped with more than enough tools to cook a full meal or a simple snack The view from the balcony is gorgeousThere are a ton of activities daily for kids and adults The restaurants are good and the food is delicious and comes out piping hotThe beach is gorgeous and because it’s in a cove there are little to no waves and very calm You can float in a tube and fall asleep it’s so calmThe pools are refreshing and offer something for everyone A quiet pool (reflection), a toddler/volleyball pool with a beach sand entry, and another pool with varying levels that has a waterfall, cave and separate slideThe ocean is clear, you can see straight to the bottom There are fish everywhere as well It’s amazing!Fabulous resort and worth the trip!

13. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Kohola Lagoon, this sprawling Disney resort is 5 miles from Highway 1.The casual Hawaii-themed rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, plus balconies or terraces; some have ocean views. Suites add living rooms with wall beds and minifridges. Upgraded suites include extra bedrooms/bathrooms, wet bars, microwaves and whirlpool tubs. Relaxed 1- to 3-bedroom villas are also available.Amenities include outdoor pools and a spa, along with kids’ entertainment, movie nights, and pool parties with Disney characters. There are 10 dining/drinking options, including Disney character breakfasts and an adults-only pool bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean and large
  • Walking distance to Aunty’s Beach House and the Ko Olina Golf Club
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Lazy river” 170 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily palmer

Great place for a vacation stay! It’s near right on the beach and has multiple pools for all ages (lazy river, slides, infinity pool, +18 area, man-made reef for snorkeling) They have rentals for some equipment like paddle boarding The resort snorkeling also costs money, but the other areas are free!The inside is very nice

You didn’t have to walk too far for elevators and parking was pretty easy We had a suite and studio rooms, both were nice The suite had a kitchen area with utensils, plates, and glassware It also had a laundry machines in the room, a big plus of us! Any time we asked for blankets or towels, the service was fast The view from the top floors is amazing! Definitely a resort feel and very kid friendly!

Tricia Pearl

I’ve stayed here twice as a “local” to this island, each time in a standard room, once with partial ocean, another with garden view Without a doubt the reason I’m willing to pay Disney prices to stay here has nothing to do with Mickey and Minnie I stay here for the undeniable TOP LEVEL safety at the pools

As a mom who comes here with my child alone, I will pay good money for that level of lifeguard coverage since it’s impossible to have eyes on your child at all times in a property this large with slides and a lazy river Poolside food service is also invaluable for a similar reason No shuffling to a cafe to get lunch while risking losing your chairs A cast member will bring the food right to your lounge area Unfortunately, the beds in the room are not comfortable- in my opinion It’s a firm mattress on a wood platform with only sheets on top to keep you warm The first time we stayed for 3 nights I was cold and uncomfortable and slept terribly I plan on only staying one night going forward I do not see the value in losing sleep when I have the option of sleeping in my own amazing bed

Claire Doak

Beautiful resort! The staff are all so kind, lovely, and personable They really make you feel like you’re home Everything is clean and orderly

The food is fantastic! The pools, hot tubs, and beach are so fun and relaxing The location is perfect, just far enough away from Waikiki that its quiet and calm, but close enough to the activity Clearly there are hints of Disney throughout, since it is a Disney resort, but its actually quite tasteful My whole family can’t wait to go back!

14. Trump International Hotel Waikiki (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Part of the Waikiki Beach Walk complex, this luxe hotel is set in a 38-story tower. It’s 0.6 miles from Waikiki Beach and 0.4 miles from the Royal Hawaiian Center.The chic studios feature Italian marble bathrooms and kitchenettes, as well as balconies. Each also has free Wi-Fi, HDTVs, iPod docks and DVD players. The 1- to 3-bedroom suites add full kitchens, washer/dryers and wine cabinets. Room service is available 24/7.There’s a 6th-floor infinity pool, a sleek spa and a gym, plus 4 dining options and a lounge. There’s also meeting and event space, valet parking (fee), and a kids’ activity program.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Duke’s Waikiki and International Market Place
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 12 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Angelina Le

The customer service here is just awesome! The suites are nice and clean We got one of the top floors with a beautiful view looking out of the beach The only reason for the four stars is because the showers are really open and it’s so cold when you take a shower

It could be that we’re more conservative, but it’s just uncomfortable taking a shower in the open and it’s freezing cold with AC running in the room They have heated toilet seats in the master suite but no heat for an open area shower

Brady Timme

One of the absolute best hotels/resorts whatver you wish to call it we’ve ever stayed in The employees are incredibly passionate, great at what they do an wonderful conversationalists Full of vast knowledge of anything you’d ever need to know of ANY of the Islanda

If you’re staying in Waikiki This is your place Room service, the pool, the food All amazing and made for a wonderful anniversary trip

Elizabeth C

Service is 5 stars! Wonderful staff here, very friendly and always ready to helpRoom is huge, lovely, and the tub is so greatThe bed…

A rock, hard and lumpy Woke up every night with terrible back painThe pool is small, very small Like it was an after thought I would have loved to use it But it was full of children splashing and jumping off the planters We were on our 10 anniversary, so we left our kids at home with family I would suggest having adult hours Allowing the kids a lot of time, but maybe have certain hours in the day or night for adults only?

15. 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

Mali

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!

16. 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!

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