Best Hotels in Honolulu

Discover all there is to know about the best hotels in Honolulu, the capital city of the beautiful American state of Hawaii.

Let’s see what are the top properties on the beach, for a romantic honeymoon and for families.

We hope to help you find a perfect solution for an amazing vacation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Best Hotels in Honolulu on the Beach

The Kahala Hotel and Resort

We’re starting with the Kahala Hotel and Resort, a 5-star structure providing a quintessential tropical island experience.

Take a look at the stunning beachfront, oceanfront, and ocean-view guest rooms, complete with a balcony or patio.

Go a step further and book one of the extraordinary suites that feature picture-perfect views and thoughtful amenities.

Signature Suites are also available and include options such as the Presidential Suite, Kahala Beach Suite, Kahala Kai Suite, and Imperial Suite.

Satisfy your cravings at the hotel’s restaurants or enjoy a private meal on your own balcony.

Choose between local specialties and international cuisine waiting for you at the Hoku’s Restaurant, Plumeria Beach House, Arancino Restaurant, the Veranda, and the beachside Seaside Grill.

First thing that comes to mind when thinking about vacation in Honolulu is of course a romantic beach. A stay at the Kahala Hotel and Resort will give you easy access to an 800-foot-long beach where you can truly relax and admire the natural beauty of the ocean.

Other fantastic services and facilities include a swimming pool, CHI fitness classes, a gym, the Kahala Spa, and a shuttle service.

The Twin Fin Hotel

Make the most of the iconic Waikiki Beach by booking a room at the 4-star Twin Fin Hotel.

This modern property is home to a variety of rooms and suites, designed to make your vacation a memorable one.

If you’re planning a big family trip, check out the two and three-bedroom suites that can sleep between seven and ten people.

They feature a step-out lanai where you can hang out with loved ones and come with a long list of functional amenities.

Couples may want to consider the spacious ocean or city-view rooms with a private balcony.

Wondering what dining options are waiting for you at the Twin Fin Hotel? Guests can choose from Tiki’s Grill & Bar, The Coconut Club, and Wolfgang Puck Express Waikiki.

For shave ice visit Kai Coconuts, while Cafe Glace serves ice cream, sorbets, and other treats.

When you’re not swimming in the ocean you can take a dip in the hotel’s pool and admire locally created art.

Take your business meeting to a whole new level by bringing your employees and colleagues to this unique place.


Another wonderful option on our list of the best hotels in Honolulu on the beach is the 5-star Halekulani.

This oceanfront property provides first-class facilities and tastefully-designed rooms, suites, and premier suites.

Depending on your preferences select from poolside rooms, garden courtyard, or ocean view rooms.

Certain accommodations feature a terrace, a lanai, a Juliet balcony, or a wrap-around balcony.

Some of the most luxurious options include the Executive Luxury Suite, Royal Suite, and Diamond Head Suite Prime.

For the utmost relaxation visit the hotel’s spa and spend some time at the heated pool or sandy beach.

Among the on-site restaurants, guests will find some pretty amazing and award-winning venues.

Halekulani is home to Earl’s at House Without A Key pool bar, the French Restaurant La Mer, Orchids, and House Without A Key.

Additional facilities include a fitness studio and a business center plus surf and stand-up paddle board demos.

Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel

Located just steps from the beach there is the 3-star Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel.

Enjoy a pleasant stay in the well-equipped standard rooms or admire the beautiful panoramas available in the ocean view rooms.

Incredible breakfast is waiting for you every day from 6 a.m. at the on-site Eggs ‘n Things. It offers a menu of delicious pancakes, wraps, eggs, burgers, and drinks.

No matter if you’re planning to lay on the beach for hours or go surfing, the location of this hotel is perfect for both.

Additionally, some of the city’s top attractions are conveniently located only minutes away from Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel.

Don’t miss the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, or Honolulu Museum of Art which are all available within easy reach.

Kaimana Beach Hotel

Those of you looking for a beachfront hotel in Honolulu should definitely check out the 3-star Kaimana Beach Hotel.

Explore the cozy guest rooms and studios designed to sleep between two and four people.

Make sure to also take a look at the oversized penthouse ocean one-bedroom suite, equipped with a kitchenette and ideal for four guests.

The on-site Hau Tree Restaurant is open from early morning till 10:00 pm and provides an extensive menu of beverages as well.

Get a delicious cup of coffee at Sunset Provisions, open from 6:30 am to 4:00 pm.

When you’re not keeping yourself active with all of the fun water activities available you might want to visit some of the city’s attractions.

Guests can walk to the Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo and the stunning Kapiolani Park are also located close by.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Providing 1,230 rooms, there is the 4-star Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa.

Take a look at the oceanfront, oceanview, and Waikiki city view guest rooms.

If you book a room with club access you’ll get to enjoy many perks waiting for you at Regency Club Lounge.

Each room comes with a private bathroom, a balcony, a mini cooler, and a Chromecast.

When it comes to suites, guests can choose from Two Queens Family Ocean Suite, Two Bedroom Ambassador Suite, One King Bed Family Ocean Suite, and One Bedroom Deluxe Suite Ocean View.

Other options include the Presidential Suite and One Bedroom Penthouse Suite.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is filled with amazing dining venues, including Shor Restaurant, and the poolside Swim Restaurant and Bar.

In terms of highlight facilities, the property provides a swimming pool, a fitness center, and an on-site spa.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Our list of the best hotels in Honolulu continues with the 4-star Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

This property features a wonderful location, modern accommodations, and a wide choice of dining and entertainment options.

Among a broad range of rooms, you’ll find solutions with a city view, partial ocean view, ocean view, and oceanfront.

Our experts’ favorites are definitely the oceanfront rooms with a jacuzzi, balcony, and in-room tea and coffee maker.

Luxury lovers have to check out the oceanfront suite that comes with club lounge access.

Moving on to in-house bars and restaurants, the resort provides Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For live music and local cuisine visit Hula Grill Waikiki and Blue Note Hawaii.

Other venues include Sunrise Shack and Pai’s Deli plus guests can order in-room dining from 7 am to 10 pm.

Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head

Another amazing beachfront hotel is the 4-star Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head. 

Couples will enjoy a romantic stay at one of the ocean-view rooms located on a high floor and guaranteeing dramatic vistas.

The two-bedroom penthouse, on the other hand, seems like an excellent option for families since it can accommodate up to six guests.

This luxurious solution features a wrap-around balcony, a kitchen, and classy furnishing.

When it’s time for dinner you can head to the on-site TBD bar and lounge and enjoy a fresh salad and a craft cocktail.

Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head is conveniently located close to many fun attractions.

Exploring Honolulu is fun and easy and some of the points of interest can even be reached on foot.

Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Park, and Honolulu Zoo are within easy reach while the Honolulu Museum of Art and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are only a short drive away.

Best Hotels in Honolulu for Honeymoon

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel

If you’re planning a honeymoon, Honolulu seems like a perfect destination and an incredibly romantic option to consider.

The first hotel we recommend for all the newlyweds is the luxurious, 5-star Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Make incredible memories in one of the elegantly furnished rooms or suites.

Some of the best solutions for couples are ocean-view suites with a bathtub, a balcony, and a kitchenette.

Enjoy extraordinary dinners with your loved one at the on-site Italian restaurant Quiora and at the Japanese Sushi Sho. The Ritz-Carlton is also home to La Vie restaurant, and Dean & DeLuca.

The in-house spa will take care of your well-being plus you can relax by the heated, adult-only infinity pool.

If you’re planning to add some sightseeing to your trip you’ll love having many points of interest located just a few miles away.

Sheraton Waikiki

Our list of the best hotels in Honolulu for a honeymoon wouldn’t be complete without the 4-star Sheraton Waikiki.

Treat yourself to a unique experience by booking one of the sophisticated suites.

Some of our favorites are the Ohana Suite, Kai Ocean Suite, and Malia Ocean Suite.

Rooms located on higher floors are also an excellent option for anyone who wants to be spoiled with beautiful views at all times.

Start your day well with a hot beverage at the on-site Honolulu Coffee. Enjoy outdoor dining at RumFire restaurant, Kai Market, or Edge of Waikiki.

There are also endless bars and restaurants available close by and serving a variety of cuisines.

Among a wide range of facilities, you’ll find a beautiful outdoor Helumoa Pool plus an infinity pool which is open for adults only.

The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Let’s take a look at the 5-star Royal Hawaiian, part of a Luxury Collection Resort, in Waikiki.

Explore the elegant rooms situated in the historic wing of the hotel, including king and double rooms.

Some of the standout options here are the Historic Garden Suite and Historic Ocean Suite which are a synonym of timeless class.

For accommodation in contemporary style see the Mailani Tower and don’t miss the Prestige Suites as well.

Kamehameha Suite will be ideal for an unforgettable honeymoon since it features a soaking tub, a lanai, and high-quality amenities.

Other exceptional options include the Ali’i Suite, Queen Ka’ahumanu Suite, and Royal Hawaiian Suite.

When it comes to dining, guests can choose between five venues. There is Azure Restaurant, Mai Tai Bar, Surf Lanai, Aha’aina Luau, and Royal Hawaiian Bakery.

In terms of facilities, the Royal Hawaiian provides two outdoor swimming pools, Abhasa Spa, shops, and self or valet parking at additional cost.

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

Another great property on our selection of the best hotels in Honolulu is the 4-star Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani.

Honeymooners must check out the oversized Ocean Suite complete with in-room artwork, a private balcony, and panoramic views.

Other accommodations available are standard rooms, rooms with mountain views, and deluxe rooms.

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani is home to Halekulani Bakery which is a perfect location for a delicious breakfast.

Another in-house venue is UMI by Vikram Garg which serves mainly seafood and is open for breakfast and dinner (from Wednesday to Sunday).

The property provides multiple opportunities for relaxation such as Vitality Pool and Sun Deck, the garden, and a fitness center.

Last but not least, you can book a treatment at SpaHalekulani so why not consider a calming couple massage in the privacy of your own room?

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Don’t miss the wonderful 5-star property our travel experts recommend – Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.

Take your vacation to a whole new level by booking the one-bedroom beachside suite with a spa-inspired bathroom, a wet bar, and a private lanai.

The seascape suite is also perfect for a honeymoon and it features a marble bathroom, a balcony, and a long selection of in-room amenities.

With endless in-house dining options, you’ll never run out of amazing spots for a pleasant breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Guests can choose from Momosan Ramen & Sake in Waikiki, Swell Restaurant and Pool Bar, Piccola Onda, Luna’s Tequila Bar, Morimoto Asia, and Makana Lani.

There are also a few locations serving coffee, ice cream, and quick snacks throughout the day.

Enjoy access to the hotel’s 5th-floor pool deck and admire the saltwater indoor Oceanarium.

Lastly, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is also home to a fitness center and Spa U’ilani.

Prince Waikiki

Providing a wide range of guest rooms and suites there is the 4-star Prince Waikiki.

Make the most of your stay thanks to a broad range of amenities. In fact, each room is equipped with a coffee maker, tea kettle, flat-screen TV, a desk, blackout blinds, and much more.

If you want to upgrade your vacation, consider booking one of the suites such as Ocean View Suite, Oceanfront Suite, and Lanai Suite. This last option features a stunning private rooftop terrace.

At Prince Waikiki, you can dine in your own room or opt for one of the fantastic restaurants available.

Check out the menus waiting for you at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, Hinana Bar, Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo, and Honolulu Coffee Company.

Experience a moment of wellness and prioritize self-care at the on-site Naio Bliss Spa.

Soak in the sun by one of the hotel’s pools. Choose between an adults-only infinity pool, a saltwater pool, and a hot tub.

Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel

Those of you planning a honeymoon should definitely take the 4-star Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel into consideration.

Have a look at rooms with a view of Waikiki or opt for the spacious Junior Suite.

The latter comes with a Keurig coffee and tea kit, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and an in-room safe. It also has its very own lanai where you can relax and spend some extra time outside.

Start your day in Honolulu the right way with an amazing breakfast at the on-site Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, open from 7 am to 9 am every day.

The dining venues don’t end here. Guests can also head to Maui Brewing Co. which is a perfect mix of live music, food, and drinks.

One more location available directly at the hotel is the Gallery serving a choice of hot and cold drinks, smoothies, sandwiches, and more.

If you love staying active on vacation you’ll be able to enjoy sunrise yoga and a fitness center.

Concierge services can assist with planning your outdoor adventures and activities as well.

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach

Last but not least on our list of the best hotels in Honolulu for a honeymoon is the 4-star Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach.

The modern facilities will make your trip incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. In fact, guests can take advantage of Moana Lani Spa which provides a broad selection of treatments.

If you need a break from leisure and laying on the beach, an outdoor pool and a fitness center are ideal for adding some movement to your stay.

The property features a number of bars and restaurants, serving local and international cuisine.

Choose between Beachhouse at the Moana, the Beach Bar, Veranda at the Beachhouse, Vintage 1901 Bar, Surfrider Cafe, and Honolulu Coffee House.

Afternoon tea service is also available from Friday to Sunday.

Best Hotels in Honolulu for Families

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Featuring an array of accommodations for small and large families is the 4-star Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.

The bungalows and one-bedroom suites can sleep up to four people.
Families of four might also want to consider the generously sized penthouse with a separate living area, BYRD bath products, and a private balcony.

Larger families should take a look at the two-bedroom suites (for six guests) and three-bedroom suites (for 8 guests).

The on-site Mahina & Sun’s restaurant is a great spot for your next meal and it provides in-room dining as well.

The hotel’s Swim Club will be loved by the entire family since it has something fun for everyone.

Kids and parents might enjoy pool time, Aqua Zumba, or poolside movies.

Make your trip to Honolulu even more special by bringing your pet along.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club is a pet-friendly property so prepare for endless adventures with your furry companion.

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Let’s discover all about the rooms and facilities available at the 4-star Shoreline Hotel Waikiki.

Some of the best solutions for families here include rooms with two double beds, perfect for four people.

Other accommodations include single rooms and the Junior Suite, complete with yoga mats, a couch, and a balcony.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at Heavenly Island Lifestyle restaurant and there is also a happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Treat your tastebuds with local, healthy delicacies, including salads, veggies, and crispy flatbread pizza.

Other facilities available at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki are a rooftop swimming pool, in-room beverage tray, and valet parking (at an extra fee).

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Find what you’re looking for among a wide array of rooms and suites available at the 4-star Queen Kapiolani Hotel.

Check out the luxurious Penthouse Suite, Grand Leahi Suite, and Junior Suite.

Select between rooms with a city view, ocean view, and Diamond Head view.

Certain rooms come with espresso pod machines which means you can prepare your own morning coffee.

The in-house Deck restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner and serves locally-inspired drinks and dishes.

Knots Coffee Roasters and Wine Bar is an excellent spot for coffee, refreshing drinks, or a quick bite.

Planning to keep on track with your exercise routine while in Honolulu? Simply head to the 24-hour fitness center, fitted with all the necessary equipment.

Imperial Hawaii Resort

In terms of 3-star hotels in Honolulu, one of the best options to consider is Imperial Hawaii Resort.

The spacious suites are ideal for a family vacation and come with all you need for a smooth and enjoyable stay. They come in different sizes and can accommodate between four and eight people.

You can cook your own meals thanks to a fully furnished kitchen, go to the on-site restaurant or enjoy a combination of both.

The hotel’s Denny’s Restaurant is open 24/7 and serves mouthwatering and nutritious dishes.

Having a relaxing stay at Imperial Hawaii Resort is easy since it features a rooftop pool, a sauna, an Aloha Therapy salon, and hot tubs. 

The property is conveniently located close to a number of tourist spots such as the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu Zoo, and Magic Island.