There are dozens of hotels in the bustling tourist city of Waikiki – but how can you tell which of these Waikiki hotels are on the beach? Even Google Maps doesn’t make that very clear sometimes! So to help you out, I’ve done a little in person digging of my own. Here is a complete list of all of the Waikiki hotels on the beach.
When Should I Stay in Waikiki?
When you should plan your trip to Waikiki is entirely dependent on your priorities. If money is a big factor, the cheapest months for Waikiki hotels on the beach – or just a trip to Hawaii in general – tend to be April, September, October, and November. Or if you don’t want it to be too busy when you visit Waikiki, those same four months would be a good choice. If weather is a major priority, November to March tends to be rainy season and April to October tends to be dry season.
My personal favorite time to be in Hawaii is April, because the weather warms up just a little bit but not too much. At the same time, the waves of summer tourists haven’t arrived yet, which means that the prices are quite a bit cheaper than they are in the summer months.
Any Tips for Booking Waikiki Hotels on the Beach?
Because the all of the hotels on this list are located both in Waikiki and along the Pacific Ocean, the price is inevitably going to be relatively high. That said, there are a couple of ways to get discounts on your stay!
If you are a Hawaii local, the majority of these Waikiki hotels on the beach offer a pretty decent discount – anywhere between 15% and 25%. While most of the time the hotels will check if you are a Hawaii local based on where you credit or debit card is registered, occasionally they simply require a local discount code (which, for these rare exceptions, can be found directly on the hotel’s website).
If you are a member of the military, there are also many opportunities for you to get discounts. In addition to the one, very reasonably priced military-only hotel in Waikiki, the majority of the other hotels also offer a 10% to 15% military discount to thank these soldiers for their services.
If you plan ahead, you may also be able to get a discount for simply your responsibility! Certain hotels offer up to a 12% discount if you book 60 days or more in advance!
Ok, I’m Ready! Tell Me About All of the Waikiki Hotels on the Beach!
When evaluating the hotels, I focus on four main aspects: proximity to the beach, amenities, restaurant, and price. On occasion, I will through in a fun fact or two.
The Prince Waikiki is not directly on Waikiki beach, BUT it is still on the water. It is located right on the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. So while you cannot walk across the street to Waikiki Beach, you’ll still have completely unobstructed ocean views of the Pacific Ocean.
With a fitness facility, a business center, a club lounge, and an infinity pool, the Prince Waikiki checks all the boxes for the amenities offered at a typical high-class hotel. There are also five restaurants and lounges within the Prince Waikiki, including the 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar and Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo.
Room rates for the Prince Waikiki start at $299 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Just like the Prince Waikiki, the Modern Honolulu is located on the Ala Wai Boat Harbor rather than directly on Waikiki Beach.
This hotel has been talked up by various famous travel sources, including Forbes Travel Guide and Thrillist. Wedding venues, multiple pools, a spa, a fitness center, yoga classes, and an ever-present commitment to sustainability all contribute to The Modern Honolulu’s reputation. Top that off with a trendy restaurant, two bars, and even an A-list Waikiki dance club called Addiction Nightclub! It’s no wonder that The Modern Honolulu has been recognized by publications across the country. So while this hotel might not be right on Waikiki Beach, it would be an amazing hotel to stay at.
Room rates for The Modern Honolulu start at $279 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites are also not located directly on Waikiki Beach, but rather on the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. It boasts a spa, fitness center, pool, sundeck, and café. It also has one restaurant, Cinnamon’s, which other location is a local favorite. Its most popular dishes are the kalua pork eggs benedict and the guava chiffon pancakes.
Room rates for the Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites start at $224 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Fun Fact #1: episodes of the 1960s hit TV show, I Dream of Jeannie, were filmed at the Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites.
Fun Fact #2: the Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites also make an appearance in the opening credits of Hawaii Five-0.
On this list, The Hilton Hawaiian Village is the first of the Waikiki hotels on the beach. It is situated directly on Kahanamoku Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Waikiki. You don’t even have to cross a street to get your feet from the tiled hotel floor to the sand!
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is also easily the largest of all of the hotels on this list. With five towers and over 3,000 rooms, there are many options to choose from within this one accommodation option alone. Plus, with five pools, a private lagoon for kayaking, a spa, a fitness center, a business center, and even a medical clinic for emergencies, the Hilton Hawaiian Village has everything. Add onto that 20 restaurants on the property, including Bali Steak & Seafood and Rainbow Lanai, you can spend your whole vacation without ever leaving the property.
Room rates for the Hilton Hawaiian Village start at $283 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Fun Fact: the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on an iconic firework show every Friday night. It actually made it onto my list of 100 things to do on Oahu!
Hale Koa Hotel – MILITARY-ONLY
The Hale Koa Hotel sits along the sandy shoreline of Kahanamoku Beach as well. However, the Hale Koa Hotel is unique, because it is a military-only hotel. Find out if you are eligible to stay at the Hale Koa Hotel here.
This hotel boasts a garden area previously used by Hawaiian royalty, as well as a pool, fitness center, and salon. There are also nine different dining options, including the oceanfront restaurant, Koko at Kalia, and the beachside Barefoot Bar.
Room rates for the Hale Koa Hotel start at $119 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
If you aren’t military but are still looking for a reasonably priced, oceanfront accommodation, Castle Waikiki Shore may be the one for you. Located on Fort DeRussy Beach, this condominium offers several boutique shops in addition to its beach front access. Within each room, there is a kitchenette or full kitchen, private balcony, and washer and dryer.
Room rates for the Castle Waikiki Shore start at $158 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is also located on Fort DeRussy Beach. For its guests, there is a business center, fitness center, spa, shops, swimming pool, and even Hawaiian cultural activity classes. While there is only one dining option, The Reef Bar & Market Grill, it is a beachfront dining experience. Do note that at this restaurant, you purchase fresh meats (steaks or seafood) and grill them yourself.
Room rates for the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort start at $219 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Halekulani is partly on Fort DeRussy Beach and partly on a separate little strip of unnamed beach. This five-star resort has a pool, fitness room, and lounge, in addition to five restaurants and bars. La Mer, the most elegant restaurant at the Halekulani, has been recognized as the finest restaurant in Honolulu. Serving French food with a local Hawaiian twist, La Mer is Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant.
Room rates for the Halekulani start at $549 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Halekulani shares the little strip of unnamed beach with the Sheraton Waikiki. This four-star hotel boasts a spa, fitness center, two pools, and a club lounge. It also has a few restaurants, including Yoshiya, a Japanese style restaurant; Hapa’s Pizza, a fusion pizza joint; and Kai Market, a breakfast and dinner buffet.
Room rates for the Sheraton Waikiki start at $297 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The bright pink hotel that draws every tourist’s eye in Waikiki is known as The Royal Hawaiian. This five-star hotel is one of the oldest on the island, as it was built in 1927 – which means it also claimed some prime real estate right on Waikiki Beach.
In addition to its pool, beach playground, and spa, The Royal Hawaiian is quite the popular wedding and wedding reception venue, either in one of its ballrooms or at its ocean lawn & terrace.
The Royal Hawaiian also has several eatery options, including The Royal Hawaiian Bakery, Surf Lanai, and the elegant Azure Restaurant & Bar. On top of all of that, this hotel also hosts a luau every Monday and Thursday evening.
Room rates for The Royal Hawaiian: Waikiki Luxury Hotel start at $427 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Now don’t get too confused. The Outrigger ReefWaikiki Beach Resort is a little bit different from the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. While they are both owned by the same Outrigger brand, they do have different amenities, restaurants, and costs.
The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is located right on Waikiki Beach. With a swimming pool, sundeck, and surfing lessons, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is one of the only Waikiki hotels on the beach that truly makes use of its oceanfront property. In addition to that, the property has five different dining options, including Duke’s, Hula Grill, and the recently-trending Sunrise Shack. And, if you’re a music lover, Blue Note Hawaii, a small but popular concert venue, is also located within the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.
Room rates for the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort start at $219 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Just like The Royal Hawaiian and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, the Moana Surfrider has also found its place along the coveted Waikiki Beach shoreline. As a matter of fact, the Moana Surfrider (originally the Moana Hotel) was the first hotel in Waikiki when it opened on March 11, 1901!
Just like many of the other hotels along Waikiki Beach, the Moana Surfrider also has a spa, pool, and fitness center. It also has quite a few locally-known restaurants, including Beachhouse at the Moana, Veranda at the Beachhouse, and Surfrider Café.
Room rates for the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa start at $311 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa has also secured itself some prime real estate on Waikiki beach. With its pool, spa, fitness center, and myriad of shops, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki truly has something for everyone. There are three restaurants at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, but the most popular is a locally-sourced breakfast buffet called SHOR.
Room rates for the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa start at $232 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel
Now don’t get confused! There are several Aston Waikiki accommodations on Waikiki beach, so if you choose to book one of them, make sure it’s the one that you want!
If you are looking for a budget(ish) option for your Waikiki beach hotel, Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel is an option for you! It is right across the street from the stunning Kuhio Beach. That said, there are minimal amenities and no restaurants on the property.
Currently, the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel is undergoing extensive renovations. The room rates for the renovated hotel are unknown at the moment.
The Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel just across the street from Kuhio Beach is the branch of the Aston Waikiki chain that is meant for more long-term stays. However, the minimum stay is only two nights, so you can still use it for your Waikiki beach vacation!
Because the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel is meant for long-term stays, there aren’t any of the typical hotel amenities. In addition, the only restaurant on the premises is Eggs ‘n’ Things.
Room rates for the Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel start at $175 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
The Aston Waikiki Beach Tower is the condominium part of the chain. Just like its next door neighbors, it is also located on Kuhio Beach. Because it is a condominium, it has certain amenities in each room, like a kitchen. There is also a fitness center, two pools, and a few different barbecue stations. There are no restaurants on the property.
Room rates for the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower start at $399 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Another one of the iconic Waikiki hotels on the beach is the Alohilani Resort. Just across Kalakaua Avenue are the stunning blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
This hotel has many unique aspects, including a restaurant by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and a 280,000-gallon oceanarium. And that is in addition to a vibrant pool, a kids’ club, a delicious brunch restaurant called Lychee, and a Waikiki beach bar called O Bar.
Room rates for the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach start at $271 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
With a clear ocean view, Waikiki Beach is just one street away from Kuhio Beach. As with many of these resorts, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has two pools, a fitness center, and a spa. This hotel’s highlight is its five delicious restaurants: Kuhio Beach Grill, Moana Terrace, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, d.k. Steak House, and Arancino di Mare.
Room rates for the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa start at $234 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
One of the lesser known Waikiki hotels on the beach is the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, situated on the shores of Kuhio Beach. This hotel has a business center, convenience store and pool. While it has quite a few places to grab a quick bite, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is the only sit-down restaurant available at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.
Room rates for the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel start at $239 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Park Shore Waikiki is another one of those hotels that is just across the street from Kuhio beach, but this time the hotel is located in a slightly quieter part of Kuhio beach. This hotel also has a few food options, including Tucker & Bevvy, the perfect place to pick up some picnic food for a fun day at the beach!
Room rates for the Park Shore Waikiki start at $179 per night, although this price does depend on the season.
Have you stayed at any of these Waikiki hotels on the beach? Tell me about it in the comments! (I promise I’ll respond!)
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