Hotels in Waikiki
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.
The expansive Hilton Hawaiian Village, the largest resort in Hawaii, is comprised of five towers housing 3,386 guest rooms and offers on-site amenities for vacationers.
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.
With direct access to Waikiki Beach, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach resort has a decidedly Hawaiian feel, from historic canoe art at the reception desk to a sitting room library stocked with Hawaiian literature and artifacts from the Bishop Museum.
Framed by Diamond Head, one of the world’s most climbed (extinct) volcanoes, and with nearly two miles of continuous white sand and palm trees, this iconic beach—over the past 80 years its image has even been printed on tens of thousands “aloha shirts”—is almost always full of tourists and surfer