Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Hawaii

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Hawaii as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

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Halekulani Resort Honolulu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Frommers, CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

481 euro 428 gbp 595 usd 63070 jpy 464 cad 464 aud 4658 hkd 785 sgd 559 chf 3778 cny 4908 sek 3593 dkk 4635 nok

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Oahu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, New York Times, Fodors, Frommers

262 euro 233 gbp 324 usd 34344 jpy 252 cad 252 aud 2536 hkd 427 sgd 304 chf 2057 cny 2673 sek 1956 dkk 2523 nok

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Lonely Planet, Frommers, Telegraph

809 euro 719 gbp 999 usd 105894 jpy 779 cad 779 aud 7822 hkd 1318 sgd 939 chf 6343 cny 8241 sek 6033 dkk 7782 nok

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Kauai, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Frommers, Telegraph

249 euro 221 gbp 308 usd 32648 jpy 240 cad 240 aud 2411 hkd 406 sgd 289 chf 1955 cny 2541 sek 1860 dkk 2399 nok

Waimea Plantation Cottages Kauai, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Fodors, New York Times, Frommers

121 euro 108 gbp 150 usd 15900 jpy 117 cad 117 aud 1174 hkd 198 sgd 141 chf 952 cny 1237 sek 906 dkk 1168 nok

Turtle Bay Resort Oahu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Frommers, Telegraph

254 euro 226 gbp 314 usd 33284 jpy 244 cad 244 aud 2458 hkd 414 sgd 295 chf 1993 cny 2590 sek 1896 dkk 2446 nok

St. Regis Princeville Resort, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

469 euro 417 gbp 580 usd 61480 jpy 452 cad 452 aud 4541 hkd 765 sgd 545 chf 3683 cny 4785 sek 3503 dkk 4518 nok

The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

384 euro 342 gbp 475 usd 50350 jpy 370 cad 370 aud 3719 hkd 627 sgd 446 chf 3016 cny 3918 sek 2869 dkk 3700 nok

Moana Surfrider Westin Resort Honolulu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

225 euro 200 gbp 279 usd 29574 jpy 217 cad 217 aud 2184 hkd 368 sgd 262 chf 1771 cny 2301 sek 1685 dkk 2173 nok

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Honolulu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

CNN, New York Times

139 euro 123 gbp 172 usd 18232 jpy 134 cad 134 aud 1346 hkd 227 sgd 161 chf 1092 cny 1419 sek 1038 dkk 1339 nok

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Frommers

810 euro 720 gbp 1000 usd 106000 jpy 780 cad 780 aud 7830 hkd 1320 sgd 940 chf 6350 cny 8250 sek 6040 dkk 7790 nok

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors

344 euro 306 gbp 425 usd 45050 jpy 331 cad 331 aud 3327 hkd 561 sgd 399 chf 2698 cny 3506 sek 2567 dkk 3310 nok

Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Honolulu

Reccomended by:

New York Times

129 euro 115 gbp 160 usd 16960 jpy 124 cad 124 aud 1252 hkd 211 sgd 150 chf 1016 cny 1320 sek 966 dkk 1246 nok

Paradise Bay Resort Oahu, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

New York Times

160 euro 142 gbp 198 usd 20988 jpy 154 cad 154 aud 1550 hkd 261 sgd 186 chf 1257 cny 1633 sek 1195 dkk 1542 nok

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Honolulu, Hawaii

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222 euro 198 gbp 275 usd 29150 jpy 214 cad 214 aud 2153 hkd 363 sgd 258 chf 1746 cny 2268 sek 1661 dkk 2142 nok

Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, Hawaii

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

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What are the best areas to stay in Hawaii?

Hawaii is a state is an volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific as well as a state in the United States of America. The island is known for its beaches with golden, green, red, and black sands, tropical foliage, waterfalls, and cliffs. Some of the great areas of Hawaii are:

Black Point
Black Point is a beautiful area that is also called Diamond Head and has white sandy beaches, beautiful mansions, and wide roads. The area is the home to an illegal and infamous saltwater pool that fills with ocean water during big swells and high tide.

Pupukea is a small land division that is located close to the North Shore of Oahu. The division is the home to Waimea Bay that hosts the world famous surf competition “The Eddie” every year. The area also offers striking view to Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, as well as entire of the North Shore.

Hawaii Kai
Hawaii Kai is an up market suburban area situated on the southeastern coast of Oahu. The area has several restaurants, shops, skate parks, schools, sports fields, parks, farmers’ markets and a movie theater. The area has landmarks as China Walls and Koko Head stairs.

Lanikai is an attractive area situated on the eastern side of Oahu. The area is home to Mokulua Islands and Lanikai Beach and attracts tourists and locals. The area has numerous restaurants, shops and stunning beach parks.

Mānoa is an area located in the valley and wetter part of the island U.S. state. The area is the home to University of Hawaii at Mānoa and the University Avenue has several shops, bars, and restaurants.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Hawaii.

What is the best budget hotel in Hawaii?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Hawaii, then book Waikiki Central Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Hawaii.

What is the best boutique hotel in Hawaii?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Hawaii, you should check out The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Hawaii, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels on the islands.

What is the best luxury hotel in Hawaii?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Hawaii, then go for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Hawaii, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Hawaii?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Hawaii? Check out The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel by IH. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Hawaii.

How much does it cost to stay in a Hawaii hotel?

Hawaii is expensive. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $200 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $330 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Hawaii hotel then you can expect to pay around $630 per night.

Which Hawaii hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Honolulu, Moana Surfrider Westin Resort Honolulu or New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel Honolulu. All offer amazing views of Hawaii and the ocean according to recent customer reviews.

What are the best things to do in Hawaii?

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History. The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Price: $193.

Oahu Shark Dive. Set out from Oahu’s scenic North Shore to the depths of the big blue Pacific, where you have the chance to observe wild sharks from inside an underwater shark cage. Price: $109.

Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial Tour with Pick-Up. Skip the long lines to the Pearl Harbor attraction on a small group tour from Waikiki. Learn more about the events that led to the US joining World War II at the USS Arizona Memorial. Price: $55.

More things to do in Hawaii

About Hawaii

The island of Hawaii is famed for its diverse natural scenery, an abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, active volcanoes and a tropical climate which makes it one of the most visited places in the whole of the US and the world at large.

The island is located in the state of Hawaii of the United States where it ranks as the largest island in the whole of the US. Hawaii has been described by many as a haven of hospitality creating the perfect getaway for people looking for adventure, fun, and excitement.

The Island is just the perfect place for hospitality with its ideal setting and infrastructures. With several fascinating and interesting places such as the Akaka Falls, which is one of the tallest waterfalls on the island, East Hawaii Cultural Center and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, you are sure to have a nice time in this beautiful place.

Other places of interest on the island include the Nani Mau Gardens, the Mauna Kea Observations, the Manuka State Wayside Park, and the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, Pau Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden and Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo.

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Check out our other articles about Hawaii:
Best hostels in Hawaii
Best cheap hotels in Hawaii
Where to stay in Hawaii
Best boutique hotels in Hawaii
Best luxury hotels in Hawaii