Hotels in Hawaii

Terraced 17-story hotel with a wonderfully remote location at the edge of a lagoon. A vast marina offers catamaran snorkeling and sunset sails.

Navigate this splashy playland on Waiulua Bay via mahogany canal boat or air-conditioned tram.

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Views of Mt. Waialeale and three acres of tropical flowers grown by owner/host Kathy Offley create a picturesque setting for the hillside Kakalina’s Bed & Breakfast in Kapa’a, not far from the airport in Lihue and the beach.

The only luxury resort on the North Shore; an outdoors-lover's dream, with 880 beachfront acres—plus amenities like the top-notch surfing school, horse stables, and 36-hole golf course.

Five-acre beachfront hotel with 48 rooms on the North Shore.

Choose from mountain, garden, ocean, or pool views at the Kauai Beach Resort, which sits on 25 acres of the Coconut Coast just north of Lihue. This sprawling resort features a sage-green roof, white-columned portico, and palms.

Nestled in a sheltered bay along the northerly Kohala Coast, this towering hotel offers sweeping Pacific views from almost every one of its 540 rooms and suites.

The Aqua Lotus at Diamond Head, formerly the W Waikiki, is a 50-room boutique hotel at the foot of Diamond Head and about a half-mile from the beach in Oahu’s Kapiolani Park.

There isn’t a moment on this Ritz-Carlton property when you don't feel like royalty. From the spacious rooms to the opulent spa to the enormous, three-tiered pool, everything here is topped off with an exquisite air of grandeur.

Steps from Waikiki Beach, this 72-room boutique hotel has an elegant Zen-like quality, thanks to acclaimed San Francisco–based furnishings designer Jiun Ho. Guests enter through oversize wooden doors and are greeted by water features and stone sculptures.

Owner Donna Stafford began renting eco-friendly accommodations in 2001, and her cottages, houses, apartments, and B&Bs range from smaller lodgings for one or two people to groups of 20.

Iconic, surfer-filled Waikiki—so famous that its image has even been printed on tens of thousands "aloha shirts"—is almost always full of tourists and happy beachgoers. The stretch of sand is widest, about 100 feet, in front of the bright pink Royal Hawaiian hotel.

Toward the quieter eastern end of Waikiki this family-friendly hotel packs 800-plus rooms into a high-rise across the street from the beach.