Prince Waikiki
Prince Waikīkī

Best hotels and resorts in Waikīkī

The best thing about staying in Waikīkī is the fact that every hotel and resort is within two or three blocks of the beach – with many overlooking it!
Moana Surfrider in Waikiki
Moana Surfrider in Waikīkī

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

The grand Moana Surfrider was the first hotel built on its shores in 1901 and is known as the ‘First Lady of Waikīkī’.

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The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

This hotel, which was built in 1927 and dubbed the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’, also oozes heritage and charm.

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The pool at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
The pool at Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach

‘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.

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An oceanfront room at Prince Waikiki
An oceanfront room at Prince Waikīkī

Prince Waikīkī

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.

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The view from a balcony at Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki
The view from a balcony at Ilikai Hotel in Waikīkī

‘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.

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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.

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Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Aston Waikīkī Beach Tower

Aston Waikīkī Beach Tower

Located directly opposite the beach, this hotel has a gym, yoga room and a pool deck with a spa, barbecues and cabanas overlooking the beach.

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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.

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The Voyager 47 Club at Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort
The Voyager 47 Club at Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort

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.

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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. .

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A room at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger 1
A room at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

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

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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. 

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Play mini golf at Holiday Inn Express Waikīkī
Play mini golf at Holiday Inn Express Waikīkī

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.

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The pool at Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel
The pool at Hilton Waikīkī Beach Hotel

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.

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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.

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DECK Restaurant and Bar at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Waikiki Image Hawaii Tourism Authority Ben Ono
DECK Restaurant and Bar at Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Waikiki. Image: Hawaii Tourism Authority, Ben Ono

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.

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Hotel Renew

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).

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Lotus Honolulu

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.

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A room at Waikiki Malia
A room at Waikiki Malia

Waikīkī Malia

Waikīkī Malia offers an affordable option in the heart of Waikīkī, with a choice of rooms and suites spread across two towers.

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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.

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The Wayfinder

The stylishly decorated The Wayfinder has a pool, a speakeasy-style bar, coffee bar and on-site poke restaurant, Redfish.

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Waikīkī Swim & Social at Waikīkī Romer at the Ambassador
Waikīkī Swim & Social at Waikīkī Romer at the Ambassador

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.

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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.

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