Hotels Waikiki Beach: 12 Best Places to Stay

Parasailing, snorkeling, and shopping, oh my! If your Hawaii vacation brings you to Honolulu, consider a stay at a Waikiki Beach hotel.

Follow along to discover the best hotels in Waikiki Beach Oahu.

Waikiki is the hub of Oahu and is by far one of the best places to visit in Hawaii. With all the attractions and activities that cater to all kinds of travelers, it’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or simply a place to experience as a solo traveler.

Fortunately, there’s accommodation on Waikiki Beach for every budget and traveler’s preference. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay or a budget-friendly oceanfront hotel, here is our list of the best Waikiki Beach hotels.

12 of the Best Waikiki Beach Hotels

1. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort feels like a village due to its size. It is, after all, Hawaii’s largest resort and is one of the largest beachfront hotels in the world. Other “Hawaii hotels Waikiki Beach” pale in comparison to Hilton Hawaiian Village when it comes to on-property activities and amenities offered.

Families will enjoy staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village due to its spacious rooms with ocean views and impressive amenities. A swimming pool with a kid-friendly water slide is only the beginning. There are five swimming pools on the property so you’ll never feel the crowd.

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A secluded manmade lagoon and the tropical gardens that are home to exotic birds are also top hits. Should you decide to stay at this luxurious resort, you’ll want to stay for a couple of days to enjoy its activities and amenities fully.

Entrance sign for Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort - Oahu, Hawaii, USA

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach

It’s not uncommon for visitors to bring their pets along to their Waikiki Beach vacations. If you wish to bring Fido along, check in at the pet-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach. Up to two pets with a maximum weight of 50 pounds per pet are allowed per room.

The room rates are not bad for a 3-5-star hotel either. Especially when tours and activities are included, like the Kualoa Ranch tour, admission to Hawaii Toy Museum, and other cultural activities.

3. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is an example of the Marriott Group’s expertise in creating world-class accommodations.

This beach front resort takes advantage of its Waikiki beach location by offering an open-air pool deck complete with a splash pad and lawn games, and a separate adults’ section with a poolside bar.

During your stay, you’ll also have access to several on-site restaurants anything from fresh seafood to classic Italian fare. And because of its brand ties, staying in this luxury Waikiki Beach resort will add points to your Marriott Bonvoy membership.

Pool view at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa - O'ahu, Hawaii, USA4. Waikiki Resort Hotel

If staying at a 5- or 4-star resort is out of budget, your next best option is the 3-star Waikiki Resort Hotel. The hotel’s rooms offer two kinds of views–city view and ocean view. Each room features modern amenities including a flatscreen TV, mini fridge, and coffee maker.

Although there is a lack of amenities compared to its neighbors along the Waikiki Beach strand, the hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Waikiki shores. Enjoy a daily continental breakfast then head straight to the beach with your beach towels and tote bag necessities.

5. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

With rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort Spa’s beachfront location is not wasted. Admire spectacular views of Waikiki Beach’s blue waters and soft sands from your room, making your stay the tranquil vacation you’ve been dreaming of.

Of all the Hawaii Waikiki beach hotels, Hyatt Regency is arguably the best resort that offers an award-winning spa. Na Ho’ola Spa is often described as an “oasis of tranquility” that offers the finest body treatments and the most relaxing health and wellness spa experiences.

So if you happen to stay at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, don’t forget to book an appointment at this spa. Guests of the hotel get priority on reservations!

evening exterior view of outdoor pool with lights reflecting on water at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii, USA

 

6. Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

The Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach is perfect for families looking for value accommodations. This 3.5-star hotel offers a family room with one king bed and two double beds so there is no need to book two separate rooms.

Guests with pets are also welcome at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel’s pet-friendly room has a maximum of two pets rule and each pet (dog or cat) must weigh a maximum of 75 pounds each.

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You might also enjoy the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool which overlooks the Oahu Waikiki Beach area. The resort fee includes 1-hour surfboard rental and morning yoga classes.

7. The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu has a great location that offers guests easy access to the Ala Moana Center shopping mecca and the powdery sands of Honolulu Waikiki Beach.

The rooms are Instagram-worthy, which are sleek and minimalist in design, and combine style and swagger with the surfer vibe that one would expect from a beachfront Waikiki beach hotel. Choose between an ocean view or a city view, a studio or a one-bedroom suite.

When not exploring nearby attractions, guests can lounge by two pools. Sunrise pool is kid-friendly, while Sunset pool is reserved for adults only.

View of the pool and several chairs to layout on with umbrellas at The Modern Honolulu in Oahu, Hawaii, USA
photo credit: Hawaii Isla 808 via Facebook

8. The Royal Hawaiian

Pink is the name of the game at The Royal Hawaiian. From its bubblegum pink facade to its pink fluffy bathrobes, there’s no question why is dubbed “The Pink Palace of the Pacific.”

This prime spot on Waikiki Beach has dominated the Waikiki shoreline for almost a century. To this day, the hotel certainly stands out among all other accommodations on the beach!

During your stay, enjoy a full-service experience at the Abhasa Spa. Afterward, grab drinks at the Instagrammable Mai Tai bar, located on the hotel’s private beach area. You might also choose to relax at the Royal Hawaiian’s outdoor swimming pool–with pink lounge chairs, of course!

Woman leaning against a pink wall surrounded by colorful hawaiian foliage at the 'pink palace' Royal Hawaiian in Oahu.
Photo Credit: The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort via Facebook

9. Moana Surfrider

Moana Surfrider, also known as “The First Lady of Waikiki,” was the very first hotel that opened on Waikiki, dating back to 1901. But don’t be fooled by the Surfrider’s age. This historic hotel hasn’t lost its touch when it comes to providing guests with comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities.

The Moana Surfrider is the only hotel on Waikiki Beach with a 17,000-square-foot oceanfront spa, the ultimate place for relaxation. Choose from a full menu of treatments, from hydrotherapy rooms to traditional Hawaiian massage.

There is plenty of water-based activities on offer, including intimate surfing lessons to ensure maximum fun and safety.

After all the adventures you’ve had outside, come home to a signature Moana Surfrider room complete with a heavenly bed, flatscreen TV, and a private balcony with a city or ocean view.

10. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is the place to be if you enjoy listening to live Hawaiian music. The Resort’s vibe is lively and jazzy, with live music every night of the week and signature cocktails with locally sourced spirits served at the renowned Kani Ka Pila Grille.

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Visitors also give kudos to the hotel’s eager-to-please staff, who you can rely on to assist your every whim while you lounge at the pool or the multiple jacuzzis. And if you’re craving your favorite coffee, just go down to the Starbucks branch in the lobby.

Aerial View of the Pool and Ocean at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - Oahu, Hawaii, USA
photo credit: Waikiki Resort Hotel via Facebook

11. Halekulani

Any decent list of “5 star hotels Waikiki Beach” will always contain the traveler favorite Halekulani. Its oceanfront rooms are to die for, especially the rooms with Waikiki Beach mountain views and the picturesque Diamond Head on the horizon.

Halekulani’s elegant atmosphere is complete with three restaurants, including the world-renowned French restaurant Le Mer, as well as a luxurious spa that offers Polynesian therapeutic rituals.

When you come to Halekulani, expect a relaxing, elevated stay in an oasis of tranquility.

12. Sheraton Waikiki

Sheraton Waikiki is the place to be for couples who want to enjoy a romantic beachfront vacation. Everything is curated to create the best experience for lovebirds, from the adults-only infinity pool with the best views on Oahu to see the sunset, to the onsite spa that offers pampering body treatments.

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The rooms at Sheraton Waikiki are fully renovated. Expect comfortable rooms and modern decor, plus a balcony that overlooks the ocean, city, or mountain view–your pick!

Blue coastline aerial view of city scape on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
photo credit: Zetong Li via Unsplash

Oahu Vacation Package

Ready to experience a tropical paradise at the world-famous Waikiki Beach? Take advantage of Waikiki Beach hotel packages on Tripster!

Whether you’re looking for luxury hotels or a budget-friendly stay, you can combine your choice of hotel with ticket attractions in this money-saving vacation package.


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Written by Nicole King

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