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Ultimate Guide: Most Recommended Hotels in Waikiki

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Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Because of that, many hotel opened up to accommodate large numbers of tourists who flock in the island every year.

Waikiki is quite in demand in Hawaii. Due to its popularity, hotel owners make sure they offer nothing but the best for their guests. You will absolutely love the quality of service and their beautiful function rooms. But one distinct thing you will surely never forget is the hospitality of aloha.

Here are some of the most recommended hotels in Waikiki that you might want to check out:

Ilikai Hotel

Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is commonly remembered by its architecture. Despite being over 50 years now, it maintained its clean reputation, and distinct trademark of quality service and good facilities. Guests raved about its contemporary and chic designs. As well as the commendable comforts of each rooms that have full-sized kitchens and premium bedding. Many reviewers regard Ilikai Hotel as a luxury hotel, which is very much apt for the beauty of Hawaii.

Its location is also one of the hotel’s selling points. Because it’s just a few steps away from sandy beaches and other must visit sites. You can take a trolley bus or a complimentary shuttle outside but the timetable of this is not very frequent. Because of that walking is the best option if you’re staying in the area

Alohilani Resort

The ‘Alohilani Resort’ is the former, ‘Pacific Beach Hotel’. It’s one of the must trusted and reputable hotels in Waikiki. Approximately, it is just 200 feet away from the famous Waikiki Beach. They renovated all their rooms since its name changed. Now, they have four choices of rooms: standard, partial or full ocean view, diamond head, and premier ocean front. The hotel promises of a breathtaking view and of friendly staff to greet guest’s day in and day out.

This resort is also popular for its delicious foods —from appetizers to main course and dessert. Its location is also impeccable. And it provides a reasonable access to anything you need.


Halekulani Resort oftenly described as a beautiful hotel—from its perfect grounds, well maintained amenities and clean rooms. The staff are also one of the friendliest and most courteous in Hawaii. The location is great, 2 blocks from all the shopping, restaurants and about 10 min walk to Waikiki beach.

The hotel’s location also enables a great ocean views. It also has great access to all restaurants and shops on the main street. Their service is outstanding and the restaurants are world class. Their packages are excellent and the staff will be more than happy to serve you better.

Moana Surfrider

The very first hotel built at Waikiki over 100 years ago. It offers a lot of history among its beautiful rooms. Some of the rooms will let you watch the sunset over the ocean. Other rooms have a beautiful view of Diamond Head. The staff are very warm and welcoming that they greet guests with smiles and leis, accompanied by refreshers. The Valet service is also noteworthy, which is one thing that tourists love at the hotel. The location is great at beach’ doorstep. But even the middle of Waikiki’s shopping and dining is perfect too. What’s more good is that, they play live music during the nights at the hotels’ outdoor bar.


Another great hotel in Waikiki is the Outrigger hotel. It is located at the beach front that’s just a walking distant from the shops that guests love. From the friendly staff, great location, no wonder this hotel gets a high rating year over year. The hotel’s restaurant also offers a wide array of great food which serves guests throughout the day.

The rooms have the basic appliances like—coffee maker, refrigerator, clothes iron and ironing board and hair dryer. They also offer basic necessities like: luggage stands, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, slippers and robes..

Hyatt Centric

Hyatt Centric is one of the newest hotels in Waikiki.  It folows a contemporary design. The staff are very friendly—from the check in staff to the restaurant staff and the cleaners.

If you are planning for just a short stay, this hotel is perfect. For some guest this is also a good spot reflection and relaxation. The hotel does not have beach views. But it’s in close proximity to the beach and rooms are fairly spacious and comfortable.

Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel is popular for their infinity edge pool—which happens to be the best in Waikiki. The view from the pool is amazing. Although the rooms are more on the average, the location is great. So if you’re looking for a typical hotel experience with a good location, stay in Sheraton.