Hotels in Oahu

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One of the best things about Oahu is the sheer number of hotel options available. This means that whatever your budget (from bare-bones to superluxe)... Read More

One of the best things about Oahu is the sheer number of hotel options available. This means that whatever your budget (from bare-bones to superluxe) or preference (right in the heart of bustling Waikiki or out on the rural North Shore), you’ll find something that works. Oahu is home to Hawaii’s state capital and largest city, Honolulu, and the benefits of finding a hotel in the heart of town are many—you’ll be closer to the island’s best restaurants, and the density of businesses in Waikiki (where most of Honolulu’s hotels are located) means you’re within walking distance of the world-famous Waikiki Beach (if not directly on it) and high-end shopping. Oahu classics like the Halekulani and Royal Hawaiian are here, but so are newcomers like the funky, hip Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. On the other hand, many visitors arrive specifically to maximize time in nature and immerse themselves in a self-contained resort atmosphere. This is where properties like the North Shore’s Turtle Bay Resort and the just-opened Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina come into play. For those who want the best of both worlds, it’s also common to combine the two types of experiences to see as much of the island as possible.

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  • Aulani, A Disney Resort Hotel in Oahu Courtesy of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
    Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

    No amusement park necessary at this resort on Oahu’s western shore: the fun is in the breathtaking Hawaiian backdrop of lush rain forests and turquoise... Read More

  • Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Hotel Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
    Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

    The quality of the Four Seasons resorts on Maui, Lanai, and the Big Island meant that anticipation was high for the company's long-awaited arrival on... Read More

  • Halekulani Hotel in Oahu Noe Dewitt
    Halekulani

    The gold standard of Oahu hotels since opening in its current location in 1984, the Halekulani radiates understated luxury, from its color palette (all... Read More

  • Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel in Oahu Courtesy of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
    Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa

    Opened in 1901, the grand, white-columned Moana Surfrider still maintains its Beaux-Arts charm, exuding a traditional appeal that’s found nowhere else... Read More

  • Ritz-Carlton Residences in Oahu Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton
    Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

    This condo tower opened in April and offers nightly rates in some of the residences for those looking for a modern, slightly more urban Oahu experience... Read More

  • Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Oahu

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    Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

    Within the long string of hotels lining Waikiki Beach, the 528-room Royal Hawaiian stands out like a jewel. “The Pink Palace of the Pacific” (nicknamed... Read More

  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Oahu Courtesy of The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    The Kahala Hotel & Resort

    If you want to get away from the bustle of Waikiki, but still have easy access to the bulk of Honolulu’s best restaurants, shopping, and sights, then... Read More

  • The Modern Honolulu Hotel in Oahu Courtesy of The Modern Honolulu
    The Modern Honolulu

    Although it’s not directly on the beach, the Modern is often preferred by travelers who want a more contemporary, design-forward hotel. Superstar design... Read More

  • The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club in Oahu Courtesy of The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
    The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

    An anomaly in Waikiki, the Surfjack isn’t a high-rise luxury hotel or a mid-market mass chain. It’s a boutique hotel in the best sense, drawing almost... Read More

  • Turtle Bay Resort Hotel in Oahu Noe DeWitt
    Turtle Bay Resort

    Oahu’s famed North Shore (home to arguably the best surfing in the world) is worth more than just a day trip. This is the rural, remote side of the... Read More

  • Waikiki Parc Hotel in Oahu Courtesy of Waikiki Parc Hotel
    Waikiki Parc Hotel

    The Halekulani’s sister hotel lies just across the street from its (much more) expensive sibling. This casual, low-key property has comfortable,... Read More

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