In my over 15 years of visiting the island of Oahu, I have been able to stay at many of the hotels and resorts on the island. I can say, that with few exceptions, I have found the quality of the properties and the amenities that they offer to be excellent.
Deciding at which hotel or resort to stay is a major decision for any visitor. Along with the cost of airfare, the cost of lodging is likely to be one of the biggest expenses of any trip, so making the right decision for you and your family is very important.
In this feature, I provide links to the various properties that I have either reviewed or had the chance to visit personally on one or more of my trips. I hope that you find these reviews and profiles helpful.
Centrally located at the corner of Royal Hawaiian and Kuhio Avenues and within comfortable walking distance to Waikiki Beach, shopping and exciting nightlife, the Courtyard by Marriott Waikik is also close to visitor attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Diamond Head and Ala Moana Center.
The Embassy Suites Hotel - Waikiki Beach Walk is the anchor property of the new Waikiki Beach Walk development project.
It is, quite frankly, a joy to see. With its all-suite design, the hotel is a good choice for families, business travelers, or a group of friends looking for delicious meals, unique shopping and plenty of fun nearby.
The Grand Waikikian™ is a beautiful new addition to the Hilton Hawaiian Village® property and has distinct appeal for families or couples, especially those who want to make use of the full kitchen and separate living room facilities offered in each suite.
Halekulani, on the beach at Waikiki, is a calm, sophisticated oasis that retains all of its long-held iconic charm and distinctive qualities, yet has still been able to adapt well to the hi-tech and faster paced world that we live in today.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa is really a world unto itself. It's a huge resort. In fact, it's the largest resort in Hawaii and the largest in the world outside of Las Vegas. While that size can, at first, seem a bit imposing, most guests quickly learn, as I did, that initial impressions can be so totally wrong. The Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa quickly became and remains one of my favorite resorts anywhere.
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa completed a $16 million rooms renovation in 2005. All 1,230 guest rooms have been redone, adhering to a theme of "simple Hawaiian elegance" for a true feeling of paradise in Hawaii.
Located on O'ahu's Leeward or Western Coast, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa let's guests get the feel of the outer islands without leaving Oahu. For visitors who want to get away from Waikiki and just relax, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is an excellent choice.