Best Hotels in Hawaii

This is a list showing the best hotels in Hawaii which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
The island of Hawaii is famed for its diverse natural scenery, an abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, active volcanoes and a tropical climate which makes it one of the most visited places in the whole of the US and the world at large. The island is located in the state of Hawaii of the United States where it ranks as the largest island in the whole of US. Hawaii has been described by many as a haven of hospitality creating the perfect getaway for people looking for adventure, fun, and excitement.
The Island is just the perfect place for hospitality with its ideal setting and infrastructures. With several fascinating and interesting places such as the Akaka Falls, which is one of the tallest waterfalls on the island, East Hawaii Cultural Center and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, you are sure to have a nice time in this beautiful place.
Other places of interest on the island include the Nani Mau Gardens, the Mauna Kea Observations, the Manuka State Wayside Park, and the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, Pau Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden and Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Hawaii.
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What are the best areas to stay in Hawaii?

Hawaii is a state is an volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific as well as a state in the United States of America. The island is known for its beaches with golden, green, red, and black sands, tropical foliage, waterfalls, and cliffs. Some of the great areas of Hawaii are:

Black Point
Black Point is a beautiful area that is also called Diamond Head and has white sandy beaches, beautiful mansions, and wide roads. The area is the home to an illegal and infamous saltwater pool that fills with ocean water during big swells and high tide.

Pupukea is a small land division that is located close to the North Shore of Oahu. The division is the home to Waimea Bay that hosts the world famous surf competition “The Eddie” every year. The area also offers striking view to Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, as well as entire of the North Shore.

Hawaii Kai
Hawaii Kai is an up market suburban area situated on the southeastern coast of Oahu. The area has several restaurants, shops, skate parks, schools, sports fields, parks, farmers’ markets and a movie theater. The area has landmarks as China Walls and Koko Head stairs.

Lanikai is an attractive area situated on the eastern side of Oahu. The area is home to Mokulua Islands and Lanikai Beach and attracts tourists and locals. The area has numerous restaurants, shops and stunning beach parks.

Mānoa is an area located in the valley and wetter part of the island U.S. state. The area is the home to University of Hawaii at Mānoa and the University Avenue has several shops, bars, and restaurants.

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Hawaii Hotels
4.2 Royal Hawaiian Hotel

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Oahu, Hawaii

Lonely Planet

“Waikiki’s original luxury hotel, this pink Spanish-Moorish-style landmark is loaded with vintage opulence, which is kept relevant by continuous subtle upgrades.”

4.5 Halekulani Hawaii

Halekulani Resort Honolulu, Hawaii


“This is one of Waikiki’s most luxurious hotels; its name means ‘house befitting heaven’. Of all the hotels in Waikiki, this one feels the most peaceful, abetted by lovely, personable service. It’s a true escape.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Hawaii.

4.6 Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii


“Beautiful views everywhere, polished wood floors, custom furnishings and linens in warm earth and cool white tones, and Hawaiian fine artwork make this resort a peaceful retreat. Ground-level rooms have outdoor garden showers.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hawaii.

4.3 Waimea Plantation Cottages

Waimea Plantation Cottages Kauai, Hawaii


“History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s. The one- to five-bedroom cottages are tucked among coconut trees along a lovely stretch of coastline.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Kauai, Hawaii.


4.4 Kahala Resort Hawaii

The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Hawaii


“Hidden away in the upscale residential neighborhood of Kahala, this elegant oceanfront hotel has played host to celebrities, princesses, the Dalai Lama, and nearly every president since Lyndon Johnson as one of Hawaii’s very first luxury resorts.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hawaii.

4.3 Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Hawaii

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii


“It still exudes upscale tranquility with an uncluttered, Asian-inspired aesthetic in spacious, modern rooms, while families relish the even larger lodgings in the Beachfront Wing and a new array of Hawaiian cultural activities.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Hawaii.