‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach
With an infinity edge pool with a large deck and cabanas, light installations projected on its walls and hip restaurants and bars, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach is a more contemporary option. As well as being powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, it also has a 280,000-gallon oceanarium, rooftop fitness experience with sunset yoga, batting cages and tennis courts.
Prince Waikīkī also has an infinity pool, and offers floor-to-ceiling ocean views from all its guest rooms and suites, award-winning dining at its signature restaurant, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, the casual poolside Hinana Bar, and is affiliated with a 27-hole golf club.
‘Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
This landmark hotel featured in the opening sequence of the original Hawai‘i Five-O television series. The contemporary rooms provide all the comforts of home, including full-sized kitchens and premium bedding.
Luana Waikīkī Beach & Suites
Next to Fort DeRussy Beach Park and a short stroll to Waikīkī Beach, Luana Waikīkī Beach & Suites offers studios with kitchenettes and suites with full kitchens. It has a heated pool, sun deck, barbecues and a renovated gym.
The Twin Fin
Named after a surfboard with two fins, The Twin Fin hotel (formerly Aston Waikīkī Beach Hotel) has 645 guestrooms, including two-and-three-bedroom suites with décor celebrating modern surf culture, with a nod to the timeless charm of surfing’s past. Breakfast is available at the Coconut Club, located on the 21st floor, and it has three high-definition cameras that stream real-time surf conditions on a large video wall in the lobby and other locations throughout the hotel.
OUTRIGGER Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort
The beachfront OUTRIGGER Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort recently completed a US$85 million transformation, with renovated guest rooms, artwork celebrating the islands’ culture, a pool deck with cabanas and a revamped cultural centre offering activities such as hula, ‘ukulele and lei and bracelet-making lessons. Its new Wellness Wing boasts an on-site restaurant, Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, Voyager 47 Club Lounge, a state-of-the-art gym, treatment rooms and a Coral Kids’ Club, which has a strong focus on ocean conservation.
Waikīkī Beachcomber by OUTRIGGER
Located on Kalākaua Ave next to International Market Place and just steps from the beach, Waikīkī Beachcomber by OUTRIGGER has also undergone a US$35 million upgrade, with its style and design curated by a collection of local artists and influencers. It has a high-tech interactive Beachcomber Activities Lounge, restaurant and craft brewery Maui Brewing Co. and a poolside café. .
OUTRIGGER Waikīkī Beach Resort
Home to iconic beachfront eatery Duke’s Waikīkī, OUTRIGGER Waikīkī Beach Resort also has rooms overlooking the beach and Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head State Monument) and offers live music nightly at Hula Grill Waikīkī
Waikīkī Resort Hotel
Just one block back from the beach, Waikīkī Resort Hotel has a lobby bar, Surf Bar Waikīkī, and offers a free continental grab-and-go breakfast daily, a pool and 24-hour front desk service.
Holiday Inn Express Waikīkī
The Holiday Inn Express Waikīkī is three blocks back from the beach, with a free hot buffet breakfast, a pool with private cabanas, spa, gym, kids’ games room and a 5th floor deck with a nine-hole mini-golf course, shuffleboard, giant chess, ping pong and foosball.
Hilton Waikīkī Beach
Also one block from the ocean, the contemporary Hilton Waikīkī Beach has a range of guestrooms and suites and a large recreation deck with a pool, hot tub, open-air bar, cabanas with televisions and refrigerators, fire pits, and a nine-hole mini golf course. Its lobby level eatery M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant + Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving modern American cuisine.
Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
Located on the site of one of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s summer homes, Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort and Spa has Italian, seafood and steakhouse restaurants, and the Paina Waikīkī Lū‘au. It has a family pool surrounded by day beds and cabanas, an adults-only pool, a day spa, gym, and a large rooftop deck overlooking Kūhiō Beach.
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, beside Kapi‘olani Park, has fantastic views of Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head State Monument) and the ocean from its large rooms and suites, pool, and its airy restaurant, DECK. It also has a stylish café and bar, an art gallery displaying original portraits of Hawaiian royalty, a gym and offers yoga classes and lei-making workshops three mornings a week, plus a weekly running club.
Just a block back from the beach, Hotel Renew has 72 rooms, many with beach views, and offers free use of equipment such as beach chairs, towels, snorkelling gear, boogie boards and kids’ toys (subject to availability).
Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is a boutique hotel away from the hustle and bustle overlooking Kapi‘olani Park. It has an on-site restaurant Arden and offers two free glasses of wine from Wednesday to Saturday, a gym, and use of its cruiser bikes. Guests can also take part in free yoga on Saturday mornings.
Waikīkī Malia offers an affordable option in the heart of Waikīkī, with a choice of rooms and suites spread across two towers.
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
Other affordable options include the retro-inspired Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, which has a pool and a restaurant specialising in local cuisine.
The stylishly decorated The Wayfinder has a pool, a speakeasy-style bar, coffee bar and on-site poke restaurant, Redfish.
Romer Waikīkī at The Ambassador
The refurbished Romer Waikīkī at The Ambassador (formerly known as The Ambassador Hotel Waikīkī) has one of the neighbourhood’s only full-sun pool decks, Waikīkī Swim & Social Club, with live music on weekends, free pilates classes, a gym, an in-house restaurant and a courtyard restaurant opening in 2024.
Waikīkī Shore Condominium
Castle Resorts & Hotels offers the only condominium accommodation directly on Waikīkī Beach, appropriately named Waikīkī Shore Condominium. The Palms at Waikīkī overlooks Ala Moana Boulevard, while Bamboo Waikīkī Hotel celebrates Hawai‘i’s multiculturalism with décor inspired by south-east Asia.