Waikiki West

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Ala Moana Hotel Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Aqua Oasis Aqua Ohia Waikiki Aqua Palms Waikiki Coconut Waikiki Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach DoubleTree Alana Hotel Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk Ewa Hotel Waikiki Halekulani Hawaiian King Hawaiian Monarch Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach Hilton Hawaiian Village Hilton Waikiki Beach Holiday Inn Express Honolulu-Waikiki Holiday Surf Hostelling International Waikiki Hotel La Croix Hotel Renew Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hyatt Regency Waikiki Ilikai Hotel & Suites Ilima Hotel Imperial Hawai‘i Resort Island Colony Kai Aloha Hotel Lotus Honolulu Luana Waikiki Marina Tower Waikiki Moana Surfrider‚ A Westin Resort New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Ohana East Ohana Waikiki Malia Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Pacific Monarch Park Shore Waikiki Pearl Hotel Waikiki Polynesian Hostel Beach Club Prince Waikiki Queen Kapiolani Hotel Ramada Plaza Waikiki Royal Grove Hotel Royal Hawaiian Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Sheraton Waikiki Shoreline Hotel Waikiki Stay Hotel Waikiki Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club The Breakers The Equus The Laylow Autograph Collection The Modern Honolulu The Regency on Beachwalk Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk Vive Hotel Waikiki Waikiki Banyan Waikiki Beach Hotel Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Waikiki Beach Tower Waikiki Beachcomber Waikiki Beachside Hostel Waikiki Beachside Hotel Waikiki Central Hotel Waikiki Circle Waikiki Grand Hotel Waikiki Parc Hotel Waikiki Resort Hotel Waikiki Sand Villa Waikiki Shore Waikiki Sunset White Sands Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel

Ala Moana Hotel

Region: Waikiki

There are two towers within this hotel—the Kona and the Waikiki towers. The property is just outside Waikiki, next door to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Business travelers and . . .

Aerial shot of Alohilani Resort in Waikiki Beach with a view of the hotel's beach and oceanarium towers.

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

Isn’t it great when a longtime hotel finally gets a ton of money thrown at it for a new look? That’s exactly what $115 million did for these . . .

Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki

Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is on a pretty busy corner. Not much in the views department—this is a utilitarian place to stay. You sleep here; you don’t hang around. And . . .

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This 16-floor building has clean, simple, modern rooms that were scheduled for upgrades at press time. The pool’s pretty small. Only corner rooms have bathtubs—the rest have . . .

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This boutique hotel has a very tranquil atmosphere, despite its location in the middle of Waikiki. A nice pool, fresh bamboo and Buddhas sprinkled about add to its appeal, which . . .

Aqua Oasis

Aqua Oasis

Region: Waikiki

This two-tower hotel has a surprisingly airy atmosphere. The lobby is a pleasant place to relax with hanging chairs and comfy sofas. The rooms have a contemporary, fresh feel . . .

Aerial shot of downtown Waikiki with outline of the Aqua Ohia hotel.

Aqua Ohia Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This building started life as a hotel, then became a college dorm, then apartments and reopened as a hotel once again in mid-2015. Like many buildings in Waikiki with . . .

Aqua Palms Waikiki

Aqua Palms Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

All rooms are studios with kitchenettes and clean, simple, island-style modern decor. Since this building is on a relatively busy street, try to get a unit that faces the . . .

Coconut Waikiki Hotel

Coconut Waikiki Hotel

Region: Waikiki

The new lobby and motto is warm, comfy and fun. It sports long tables for guests to enjoy their free full breakfast with other guests. That morning meal is quite . . .

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

Despite the name, it’s a long walk to the beach from this hotel. The common areas are chic and modern, and the 2016 room renovations have brought the design . . .

DoubleTree Alana Hotel

DoubleTree Alana Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is popular with business travelers and those who want convenient access to the Hawai‘i Convention Center a few minutes’ walk away. The rooms have been updated with . . .

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Region: Waikiki

This resort sits on top of the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping center. The Hula Tower is closest to the water, and the Aloha Tower has most of its ocean views . . .

Ewa Hotel Waikiki

Ewa Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

A small hotel (with a roof sun deck) that is in transition with newer management. In the past it’s been in pretty poor shape, but this visit left us . . .

Halekulani

Halekulani

Region: Waikiki

Wow, where do we start? This is an awesome and relaxing resort. It started as a private home back the in late 1800s and has been a hotel since 1907 . . .

Hawaiian King

Hawaiian King

Region: Waikiki

This low-rise condo building (by Waikiki standards) surrounds its pool and exudes a 1960s feel even today. The services are good here—very personalized from Winston Condos, an original . . .

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

Region: Waikiki

Well, you found it. This is the most distant hotel in Waikiki that’s technically still in Waikiki. The only thing convenient about the location is that when you’re . . .

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki located at 2330 Kuhio Ave in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

This 1973 property was formerly the Ohana Waikiki West. Like so many other recent Waikiki hotel transformations, the $110 million spent on this property in 2016 was well worth it . . .

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village

Region: Waikiki

Where do we start? We’ve reviewed every resort in Hawai‘i, and this is the biggest kahuna of them all. On a typical day they’ll have over 6 . . .

Hilton Waikiki Beach

Hilton Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

The hotel feels geared toward the business traveler with many amenities and no resort fee. Rooms are clean and very modern with their trademark Serenity beds and 42-inch TVs . . .

HolidayInn Express Honolulu - Hawaii located at 2058 Kuhio Ave in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Holiday Inn Express Honolulu-Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

Formerly the Maile Sky Court, this hotel was remodeled and rebranded in 2017 for $40 million. They did a good job of turning around a very dated property, but certain . . .

Holiday Surf

Holiday Surf

Region: Waikiki

This is a family-operated hotel, and it’s pretty no-frills. No room safes, but you can use the front desk’s. They have made upgrades, and it was . . .

Hostelling International Waikiki

Hostelling International Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This hostel located right in the heart of Waikiki is clean and well run. There’s no A/C (it does get hot—at least they have fans), but sheets . . .

Waikiki Gateway Hotel

Hotel La Croix

Region: Waikiki

This hotel—formerly the Waikiki Gateway—completed renovations in 2017, resulting in clean, modern rooms and lobby. It seems to be positioning itself as a boutique-type property, and in . . .

Hotel Renew

Hotel Renew

Region: Waikiki

This is a small hotel that is sexy, urban and chic—not typical Waikiki. The color scheme is dark, rich, warm and inviting. Literally everything was designed especially for them . . .

Aerial shot of downtown Waikiki Beach with outline of Hyatt Centric hotel.

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

This is probably the only “new” resort in Waikiki that, unlike others, wasn’t a resort before it opened in late 2016. It had a previous life as an office . . .

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is a block from the beach but kind of boxed in, so views are somewhat limited—get a room as high as you can (10 or above). The . . .

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

The Hyatt Regency is one of the bigger Waikiki resorts. It consists of two towers surrounding a huge, open atrium with gobs of shops and a three-story man-made . . .

Ilikai Hotel & Suites

Ilikai Hotel & Suites

Region: Waikiki

This resort used to consist of two towers, but only the original 26-story Ilikai Tower remains. The top four floors and the second floor—201 rooms—are part of . . .

‘ilima Hotel

Ilima Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This pink building feels like condos because all the rooms have full kitchens, but it’s run like a hotel, so we’re calling it a hotel. The decor is . . .

Imperial Hawai‘i Resort

Region: Waikiki

This timeshare property has some vacation rentals available throughout the year. The rooms could use updating since they have not changed furnishings much in all the years we have visited . . .

Island Colony

Island Colony

Region: Waikiki

This place is big with over 700 condos that are either owner occupied or rented out as vacation rentals. About 96 of the rooms are managed by Aqua, which they . . .

Kai Aloha Hotel

Kai Aloha Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This tiny, family-run resort was showing its age on our recent visit, and without a locking gate to access one-bedroom units on the second floor, you may want . . .

Lotus Honolulu

Lotus Honolulu

Region: Waikiki

A hotel separated from the ocean by other buildings. Most of the rooms have good Diamond Head views. Ocean views (if you have one) are not as striking. The ambiance . . .

Luana Waikiki

Luana Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

Although each room is individually owned, all are decorated similarly in an antique Hawaiiana theme and are nicely appointed. Rooms facing the ocean have unusually good views given the distance . . .

Marina Tower Waikiki hotel in downtown Waikiki.

Marina Tower Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This condo is kind of an odd place. This 40-story building has only four rooms per floor. The building is skinny, and rooms are small and oddly shaped. Not . . .

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Region: Waikiki

This is one of Waikiki’s most historic hotels, originally opened in 1901, and the second floor has a nice display describing the legacy of this establishment. Their three buildings . . .

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This hotel consists of two buildings: an oceanfront high rise and their Diamond Head wing (3-story walk-up). Their oceanfront category rooms are extremely intimate with the beach—they . . .

Ohana East

Ohana East

Region: Waikiki

This is a well-maintained hotel in the center of Waikiki. The furnishings are older but in decent shape. As an Ohana hotel, they cater more to families. Rooms are . . .

Ohana Waikiki Malia

Ohana Waikiki Malia

Region: Waikiki

Two towers make up this hotel—the Malia Tower and the original nine-story Luana Wing that has the 1/1 units (with kitchenettes). The Hawaiian-accented rooms are clean . . .

Aerial photo of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki.

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is right on the beach. The decor has a Hawaiian feel with all the modern amenities. The Ocean Tower is worth the extra money here. The pool area . . .

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort located at 2335 Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Region: Waikiki

This hotel’s location on the beach is fantastic, though the building design means that only a small percentage of rooms are right over the beach. They’re near the . . .

Pacific Monarch

Pacific Monarch

Region: Waikiki

These condos are individually owned, but most rooms in the Aqua rental pool have a consistent look that is light and appealing. Studios have a kitchenette and a standing-room . . .

Park Shore Waikiki

Park Shore Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is near the park and the shore, so it’s aptly named. The rooms are clean and simple but a tad small. They added smart TVs so you . . .

Aerial shot of downtown Waikiki with outline of the Pearl Hotel.

Pearl Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

Rooms are bright and modern with large, updated bathrooms. All rooms have a fridge, microwave and coffee maker; suites add two burners. Room sizes are pretty big, except for the . . .

Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

Polynesian Hostel Beach Club

Region: Waikiki

This is a pretty friendly hostel on same block as a few other hostels that we did not review, and you may want to avoid. This place has a lot . . .

Prince Waikiki Luxury Hotel in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.

Prince Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

It’s truly amazing what $55.4 million and a excellent sense of place have done for the former Hawai‘i Prince Hotel Waikiki. Everything from the lobby all the . . .

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Region: Waikiki

New management has taken over yet again at this hotel, and they have some solid plans to turn this into a more contemporary destination. We had a chance to view . . .

Ramada Plaza Waikiki

Ramada Plaza Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

A simple, clean, basic, reliable hotel. If you’re looking for a lanai, you’ll need a room near the end of the hallway from the fifth floor up. Their . . .

Royal Grove Hotel

Royal Grove Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This is a bright pink, low-rise building, and not much seems to have changed since it was built back in the 1960s. Housekeeping is daily if you pay the . . .

Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian

Region: Waikiki

The Royal is one of the premier resorts in Waikiki. Back when they built this place in 1927, there was only one other hotel—the nearby Moana. The Royal’s . . .

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Region: Waikiki

This hotel sits on the site of the summer home of Princess Ka‘iulani, crown princess of Hawai’i, who died in 1899. Pictures of her and historic information is . . .

Sheraton Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

Although there are bigger resorts, this 31-story tower is the biggest single hotel building in all Hawai‘i. It’s so big you can actually get lost in the . . .

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This hotel started life as a place for United Airlines’ staff but reopened in 2013 as a boutique-type hotel. The rooms are on the small side in sort of . . .

Stay Hotel Waikiki

Stay Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

This is an eight-story building that spent much of its life as a dormitory for University of Hawai‘i students. In 2011 it became a budget-type hotel. There . . .

Surf Jack Hotel located at 412 Lewers St in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Region: Waikiki

This hotel has a long history from bad to better to finally arrived. The latest owners worked with designers to make good use of the original bones of the hotel . . .

The Breakers

The Breakers

Region: Waikiki

An old-time, two-story low-rise from the mid-’50s that has lots of character. It’s pretty inexpensive and has a fairly tranquil, slow-paced feel. Very little . . .

The Equus

The Equus

Region: Waikiki

This is small boutique family-run hotel is very “green” (not the color, the consciousness—cleaning agents, recycling, efficient toilets, etc.). Rooms are well-furnished but not overly large; some . . .

The Laylow, Autograph Collection hotel at 2299 Kuhio Ave in Waikiki.

The Laylow Autograph Collection

Region: Waikiki

Usually when we look at a renovated hotel, we can detect the bones of the previous property. In this case, the $60 million renovations to the old Aqua Waikiki Wave . . .

The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu

Region: Waikiki

The hotel used to be part of the Ilikai Hotel next door. In 2010, after $240 million worth of renovations, it reopened as The Modern. They tout themselves as “luxurious . . .

The Regency on Beachwalk

The Regency on Beachwalk

Region: Waikiki

This older condo building was transformed into a chic, modern, intimate property. Rooms have large showers only, no tubs. Free juice and coffee in the lobby all day. Lots of . . .

Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk

Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk

Region: Waikiki

This condominium’s units are all privately owned, but about 300 are in the rental pool and are identically furnished. We went into this property thinking of the Trump properties . . .

Vive Hotel Waikiki

Vive Hotel Waikiki

Region: Waikiki

A chic, urban vibe hotel that opened in 2013. We love the huge lobby in this boutique hotel with its many comfy sofas and books and vintage board games like . . .

Waikiki Banyan

Waikiki Banyan

Region: Waikiki

This large condo complex is good for families. There’s even a playground and basketball court next to the pool on the sixth floor, and when kids under 12 arrive . . .

Waikiki Beach Hotel

Waikiki Beach Hotel

Region: Waikiki

Overall, this place feels busy and loud most of the time. The rooms are decorated with deep reds and dark chocolates—sort of a lava color scheme. Tiny lanais on . . .

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Region: Waikiki

This is the kind of place you think of when you imagine a large, very nice Hawaiian resort: tropical feel, open-air lobby and good staff. Even though it’s . . .

Waikiki Beach Tower

Waikiki Beach Tower

Region: Waikiki

A skinny condominium building (only four units per floor) with giant rooms that are almost across the street from the beach. All rooms above the 18th floor have tasty ocean . . .

Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber

Waikiki Beachcomber

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is located in the heart of Waikiki next to the International Market Place, which makes venturing out particularly convenient. The rooms are modern and clean; some are small . . .

Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Waikiki Beachside Hostel

Region: Waikiki

This one of the more lively hostels on the island. Despite the name, it ain’t beachside, and there are other hostels in this block. Some should probably be avoided . . .

Waikiki Beachside Hotel

Waikiki Beachside Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is currently closed for extensive renovations. We will be reviewing it again when it reopens in January 2019 . . .

Waikiki Central Hotel at 2431 Prince Edward St in Waikiki

Waikiki Central Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This resort is closed for remodeling and will re-open in mid 2018. We will re-review it at that time . . .

Waikiki Circle

Waikiki Circle

Region: Waikiki

This hotel is built in the shape of a Chinese lantern. Most Waikiki resorts don’t have a 13th floor because it’s considered bad luck in western culture. The . . .

Waikiki Grand Hotel

Waikiki Grand Hotel

Region: Waikiki

This condo building has Individually owned units. All have different furnishings—some interesting, some quirky island style, some dated—but all are clean. They are either hotel-type rooms (with . . .

Waikiki Parc Hotel

Waikiki Parc Hotel

Region: Waikiki

Note: The Waikiki Parc is closed for renovations until October of 2019. We will back to have a look after the dust settles. 

This hotel tends to have a modern . . .

Waikiki Resort Hotel

Waikiki Resort Hotel

Region: Waikiki

Many hotels can feel very impersonal in Waikiki, but this is an exception. Staff here on every visit we have made have always been very welcoming and warm. They clearly . . .

Waikiki Sand Villa

Waikiki Sand Villa

Region: Waikiki

This hotel consists of a tower building and a low-rise walk-up built around their pool area. Rooms are fairly ordinary, but clean with updated bedding and Washlet toilets . . .

Waikiki Shore

Waikiki Shore

Region: Waikiki

A skinny condo building with one end touching Waikiki Beach. Nearly all units face Fort DeRussy Park, which is good because the back of the building is crammed up against . . .

Waikiki Sunset

Waikiki Sunset

Region: Waikiki

Even though the condos are individually owned, the rooms all have the same pleasant decor. This is one of the nicer Astons, and the rooms are comfortably sized. Staff is . . .

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White Sands Hotel

Region: Waikiki

NOTE: This property is undergoing renovations until early October 2018. The pool will be closed from June 13th through September 12th. The hotel will remain open with work confined to . . .

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