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The best places to stay in Waikiki
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Waikiki, you have plenty of options! As a Hawaii Travel Agent, I know that planning a Hawaii vacation can be overwhelming, so make sure to check out how to plan a vacation in Oahu post to get started.
If you’re still trying to figure out which islands to visit, check out, “which island in Hawaii is best?” Now, let’s get to the 10 best places to stay in Waikiki. You can click on any of the links under the hotel name to check current pricing for your travel dates.
1. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has two towers overlooking Waikiki Beach. 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. Nightly rates begin around $275.
2. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort is one of the best places to stay in Waikiki and one of the most iconic. The 22-acre beachfront property has five high-rise buildings, 20 restaurants, a fantastic children’s program, and daily classes and activities.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort also hosts fireworks every Friday at 7:45 PM. I mentioned these fireworks in 10 free things to do on Oahu. If you’re looking for a resort with a lot of amenities with reasonable starting rates (around $275/night), the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a great option.
3. Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
The Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger was recently renovated and is a great place to stay in Waikiki due to its central location. With nightly rates starting around $225, prices at the Waikiki Beachcomber are considerably lower than the average nightly price in Hawaii (about $264/night.)
Experience a modern take on Hawaiian culture and a location steeped in music history. Amenities include poolside yoga and rotating art exhibits. I love the new decor throughout the hotel, and I am obsessed with the robes.
4. Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort, and Spa
The Moana Surfrider opened in 1901 and was the first hotel in Waikiki. It is still a popular Waikiki hotel today. The Moana Surfrider offers direct beach access, dining options, and a 24-hour fitness center. Rates begin around $250 per night.
5. Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
The Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is one of the more affordable options in Waikiki Beach. With rates beginning around $200 per night. The Aston Waikiki Circle is a relaxed hotel that is a 3-minute walk to Kuhio Beach and a 7-minute walk to the Honolulu Zoo.
6. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach offers relaxation while being located in the middle of a lively urban location. ‘Alohilani offers two restaurants conceived by internationally acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Moriomono Asia is one of the most popular places to eat in Waikiki and offers a blend of Asian and traditional western ingredients.
‘Alohilani is also home to a 280,000-gallon Oceanarium, a kids club, a saltwater infinity pool, and a shallow pool just for kids. It’s just steps from Waikiki Beach, and nightly rates start around $225.
7. Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach offers the affordable accommodations that you’d expect from a Hyatt Place. Nightly rates start at just over $200 per night. The resort fee of $21/night is much less expensive than most other Waikiki resorts and includes internet access, daily food and beverage credit, and free breakfast if you have a World of Hyatt membership.
The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is one of the best places to stay in Waikiki if you’re looking for a clean, comfortable place to sleep so that you can get out and explore.
8. Sheraton Waikiki
If you’ve read any of my other “best resorts in Hawaii” series posts, you know that I almost always recommend a Sheraton. Well, the best places to stay in Waikiki are no exception, and the Sheraton Waikiki makes the list. The Sheraton Waikiki overlooks Waikiki Bay and is a short walk from the beach.
The Sheraton Waikiki offers several restaurants, a cocktail bar, an infinity pool, and a highly-rated spa. Nightly rates at the Sheraton Waikiki begin around $300.
9. Halekulani Resort
10. The Ritz-Carlton Residences
The best places to stay in Waikiki
Are you planning an Oahu vacation and looking for more information? Check out some of my other Oahu blog posts:
- 10 best things to do on Oahu
- 10 free things to do on Oahu.
- What is the best luau in Hawaii?
- My best Hawaii travel tips
- 10 best things to do in Waikiki
- The questions you’re afraid to ask about Hawaii
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