Top 10 hotels in Hawaii, United States

June 22, 2022 Renato Branum

From volcanic landscapes to hidden waterfalls… active adventures to an energetic nightlife… a holiday on the Hawaiian Islands offers infinite experiences in one destination. Each of the six major islands – Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii – has its own distinct personality, but no matter which ones you choose, you’ll discover endless opportunities for adventure, dining, culture and relaxation.
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1. Hotel La Croix Waikiki

2070 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2048
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1412 reviews

Hotel La Croix Waikiki

Discover a variety of room accommodations tailored just for you. Our rooms are one of the most spacious in Waikiki, and include room categories including our luxurious Skyline Penthouses with soaking tubs, and our Terrace Suites with massive 200 sq. ft. + 16th floor patios. All rooms have 48-inch (or larger) flat screen TVs. We feature American Walnut hardwood flooring in all rooms, new split air conditioning units, and amenities such as refrigerators and quality bath amenities. Our hotel sits alone on the block allows our rooms to offer unobstructed views of the city, parks, Waikiki and the Ocean in wonderful panorama display.

Keep Away

Reviewed By JillylovesMark

Arrived at hotel to large queue going outside of door. It was only staffed by 2 girls, who spoke very little English. We were given a tiny room with double bed, view was of a group of palm trees, which was almost upon our little Balcony.. Feel Very Let down, it was like a students hostel, nothing worked, building going on, The advertising for this hotel was misleading, our feet got dirty walking on the floor, as the stain was coming off and onto our feet. We were disturbed by lots of noise being by the sauna and Swimming pool entrance. This was our once in a lifetime holiday in Honolulu, We envied the people in the hotel over by Waikiki Beach!!

2. Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1987
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7978 reviews

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

Immerse yourself in the welcome and warmth of genuine Hawaiian hospitality at Kā’anapali Beach Hotel, located oceanfront on the golden sands of Kā’anapali Beach. Their recent 75 million Kealaula renovation project reveals two wings with fully redesigned Premium rooms boasting modern, upgraded features interwoven with elements of traditional Hawaiian culture. It also includes a new oceanfront restaurant, Huihui, offering casual open-air dining with expansive ocean views and a menu of fresh, creative island cuisine. Guests of all ages are invited to participate in complimentary daily Hawaiian cultural activities. Conveniently located only a short stroll from multiple shopping, dining and recreational options.

From Boston

Reviewed By r0mand1130

will rate this hotel as Average - need many updates, strong smell inside rooms and hallways, good service and excellent stuff, good location and excellent green set up inside courtyard, VERY VERY EXCELLENT Breakfast - a bit pricey, place for TWO or Family with kids, Yes will return back and will stay with them again

3. Prince Waikiki

100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1436
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2413 reviews

Prince Waikiki

Hotel with modern artful design. Location center of Honolulu. Walking distance to Ala Moana Center, Waikiki, Ala Moana Beach Park, Kaka'ako neighborhood restaurants, street art and shops.

Classy hotel with friendly and helpful staff

Reviewed By Mark W

Communication with the Prince Waikiki was first rate. They were always offering to help us with anything we needed. Staff always friendly and pleased to offer assistance. We had a wonderful stay and especially enjoyed our bidet with heated seat! Only negative were the too soft pillows-could have used firmer ones. Great experience.

4. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1985 1 (808) 374-5584
Excellent
51%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9631 reviews

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Situated on 40 oceanfront acres on Ka'anapali Beach, this AAA 4-Diamond award-winning resort is an authentic Hawaiian experience set in tropical paradise. Each of 810 renovated guestrooms, 31 suites, affords Hawaiian elegance with private lanais and panoramic views. Amenities include oceanfront spa, an athletic club, half-acre pool with waterfalls and slides, golf, and tennis. Activities include Drums of the Pacific Lu'au, Tour of the Stars rooftop stargazing, cultural lessons, water sports, shopping on property and nearby, and wildlife tours with penguins, flamingos and more. World-class dining at Japengo, 'Umalu, Swan Court and Son’z—emphasize using locally grown ingredients to provide unique cuisine to suit every palate.

Beautiful

Reviewed By gracemgutierrez

We had a wonderful time on our honeymoon. The Hyatt is a great location and was very clean. Room was beautiful and modern. Food was all good - my husband was obsessed with the Korean Style wings. I loved the hummus and goat cheese. Drinks were delicious - maybe a little weak at times, but make it a double! Why not?

5. Royal Kona Resort

75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
Excellent
28%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4418 reviews

Royal Kona Resort

With its dramatic setting overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of Kona town, conveniently located just steps from many fine restaurants, shops, historical sites, and activities. Completed in 2021, guests will enjoy the $15-million renovation to the resort’s 436 guestrooms and suites, and oceanfront pool deck. Drawing inspiration from the tropical surroundings and sheer beauty of the islands the new Deluxe guestrooms and suites are designed with modern coastal inspired décor and finishes, rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, and beautiful marble wet bars outfitted with coffee makers and mini refrigerators. The relaxing open-air lobby, surrounded by a tropical saltwater fishpond, leads out to an expansive newly refinished oceanfront sundeck impressively set directly above the ocean featuring luxurious teak loungers, beach umbrellas, and pool cabanas. The Resort also offers a private sandy beach cove and sheltered saltwater swimming lagoon perfect for beginner snorkeling. Guests will find light meals and a variety of tropical beverages, including the Original Mai Tai, showcased in a world-class oceanside setting at the signature Don the Beachcomber Restaurant & Mai Tai Bar. With its open-air setting, right on the water’s edge, Don’s is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of all the activity taking place on Kailua Bay, and it’s a great place to catch a breathtaking Kona sunset. Several nights a week, the Resort is home to Kona’s best oceanfront Luau, the "Voyagers of the Pacific Luau” presented by the award-winning Tihati productions. Other resort amenities include four tennis courts available for day or evening play; rejuvenating massage and spa treatments; a fitness center; Hawaiian cultural activities; yoga classes; and a great sundry shop. Island specialists are available at the Resort’s Activities Desk to assist guests in booking tours and to recommend other island attractions, and specialists are also available on-property to assist couples with destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies. For a great location in the heart of Kailua-Kona, gracious Hawaiian hospitality and service, and the Big Island’s best value, choose the Royal Kona Resort.

Our Favorite Place on This Side of the Island

Reviewed By PegLegOctopus

This was our second stay at the Royal Kona, and we were more than pleased. The rooms are large and airy with large lanais. We were in the Ali'i tower this time, but have stayed in the Lagoon tower previously. We truly enjoyed both. The Royal Kona has that feel of what I imagined a Hawaiian resort to be - outdoor open air in most areas, right on the water, gorgeous lush landscaping. The resort is also walking distance to the bay area restaurants and shopping areas, making it super convenient! We were also thrilled to receive a bottle of champagne as an anniversary gift, which we enjoyed outside on our lanai watching the ocean. Pretty damn perfect, really.

6. Queen Kapiolani Hotel

150 Kapahulu Ave Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1402 reviews

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Named after the beloved wife of Hawaii's last reigning King, the historical Queen Kapiolani Hotel is conveniently located one block to Waikiki beach and near the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell and Waikiki Aquarium. Most upgraded rooms feature views of Diamond Head and/or the ocean and the following FREE amenities: WiFi Internet access throughout the hotel and mini-refrigerator. Additional hotel amenities include meeting and banquet facilities, pool with sun deck and restaurant with panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean.

One of the best places to stay for value.

Reviewed By krisking12

The Queen Kapiolani hotel is a great place to stay. Location is almost unbeatable. The staff all around are great and welcoming. My only complaint is the balcony’s on some rooms could use a touch up. I spent little to no time on mine but for those who do I’m sure they’d like a better and cleaner set up. Especially when paying extra for a room with a balcony. The interiors are the room are nice and upgraded then you have almost bareness on balconies.

7. Sheraton Waikiki

2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7540 reviews

Sheraton Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki is a hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii. We sit on Oahu's oceanfront and offer Khakara Spa, delicious restaurants and the largest ballroom in Waikiki. Our hotel near Diamond Head is the perfect Honolulu destination for an unforgettable wedding or honeymoon.

Only the view was worth it

Reviewed By Z3407QEjm

View good, location good, beachfront access. I was so excited to stay here only to be highly disappointed. The front desk staff were not that welcoming. Our room had broken outlets, broken mirror with tape on it, large stain on desk chair, toilet smelled, few pillows smelled--like that disgusting old musty sweat smell, dirty cups even though it was wrapped in plastic! The housekeeper turned AC off one of the days so the room was really hot when getting back after a long day. The pools close at 8pm which is ridiculous because you're on VACATION and I'm sure most people would agree on keeping it open a little longer considering the $50 per day resort fee. Most days, we explored Oahu, so we got back to resort late...would've been nice to jump in the pool after a long day. There's also a $45 per day parking fee if you self-park. Any equipment on the beach or reserved equipment at the pool had a fee. Homeless people were camped out on their beach. There weren't any convenient snack/coffee areas that stayed open late at night. So, what good is this resort fee. No one ever mentioned that there were complimentary fruits/snacks for breakfast. We even asked at check in if breakfast was free....this is the moment when the check in staff could have kindly informed us about the complimentary fruits! It would have really made this stay a little better. Since they said no, we just never went to that area. Lastly, we heard fireworks on our last night. No one mentioned anything about fireworks! Our room was to the side, so we could only see a tiny bit of the fireworks. I was actually finishing showering so by the time I got out, it was about done. It probably would've been a spectacular sight over the water, but no one mentioned this at all! This was my first time in Hawaii, was super excited about this resort, spent lot of money not just at this resort but on these islands (we also explored Big Island prior to Oahu), but I just came home feeling bummed about not getting my money's worth at this resort, so I will not be staying here again nor recommend it.

8. Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1962 1 (808) 207-9072
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

Simplicity that surprises. Tucked in the center of Waikiki is a sanctuary of serenity and refined simplicity. Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani is known for its impeccable attention to detail and warm, personalized service. Providing a home away from home and an unparalleled experience in the heart of Waikiki, the elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites feature furnishings in color palettes of white, gray, beige, and blue with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean. Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant features locally inspired menus, highlighting ingredients from the bakery. The cuisine is light and healthy, accenting each natural component to a level of distinction and island sophistication.

Amazing time at the hotel

Reviewed By sa52022

There is complementary breakfast at their sister hotel which is a large buffet spread enough to last you till beyond lunch time! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were very modern and clean. Close to everywhere

9. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7110 reviews

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Experience Waikiki as it should be at a contemporary beachfront retreat rooted in Hawaiian culture. This iconic place of healing and renewal is complemented by the latest amenities, a focus on wellness and unmatched hospitality. Newly renovated guestrooms create a modern Hawai‘i residential feel. And authentic Hawaiian culture is everywhere, from curated artwork, local activities and hands-on craft making to live music at the iconic Kani Ka Pila Grille–the best place to see award-winning contemporary Hawaiian performers in an intimate setting. Find our luxurious oceanfront hotel situated on one of the most coveted stretches of Waikiki Beach, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort places you at the heart of Oahu’s sun, sand and spirit of Aloha. The resort features all newly revitalized guestrooms and reopened to the public on April 30, 2021 after a multi-million dollar transformation. Each guest receives a heartfelt aloha and welcome greeting as a part of the award winning best service. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture with our complimentary activities which include flower lei making, learning to play the ukulele and our beachfront vow renewal ceremony. An extraordinary pool experience with the expansive pool deck, swimming pool up to 9 feet deep with 3 whirlpool spas and Private pool Cabanas. Luxuriously furnished with spectacular views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Voyager 47 club guest rooms and Suites include exclusive access to the premier Voyager 47 Club Lounge that offers complimentary breakfast and evening beverages and appetizers. And steps from our hotel, Waikiki Beach Walk® promenade is Waikiki’s center for island art, fashion and fine dining. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, sharing the arts and culture of Hawaii.

Loved it!! One of the Best in the Area

Reviewed By squinnman

Wow!! The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and the surrounding area were absolutely stunning. This hotel property is newly renovated and has some of the best customer service. All staff make an effort to address you (even by name) when they can. The rooms are very clean. The pool area and restaurant was clean and well-staffed. We were fortunate enough to have an ocean front room, so yes, the location is unbeatable and the room was awesome. It’s the people that make this resort the very best in the area. As a guest, your presence is consistently acknowledged with warmth and gracious hospitality. You can tell that they really appreciate having you, and that they will do whatever they possibly can to make your stay completely enjoyable. Voyager 47 lounge upgrade is worth it if you can get it. Looking forward to The Monkeypod Kitchen opening which will sit right on top of the stunning oceanfront beach. Can’t wait to return!!

10. Halekulani Hotel

2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1988 1 (808) 204-4231
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3101 reviews

Halekulani Hotel

Halekulani has been hosting visitors to Waikiki Beach for nearly 100 years. Today its reputation for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine is unequaled on Oahu and renowned, throughout the world.

Mr.

Reviewed By Stay-opinion

We have been staying at the Halekulani every time we visit Waikiki for over 25 years. It has never disappointed and for someone who is familiar with rating hotels based on international standards, in my opinion, it still remains one of the highest rated hotels in Waikiki.

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