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Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
3.5 out of 5
201 Beachwalk Street, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $253 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,242 reviews)

"We absolutely loved our stay at Embassy Suites! The property was always clean, staff were very helpful and it was walking distance to everything and many beaches."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
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4.4/5Wonderful! (2,748 reviews)

"Enjoyed the free classes, the beach and pool. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus the Restaurants and shops were closed except for take out, something that was out of their control. Loved Sue at the one jewelry store before they had to shut down. She was a pleasure to work with."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $269 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (2,224 reviews)

"Hospitality was tremendously exceptional. Thanks alot from the depths of my heart. Blessings to you"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Vive Hotel Waikiki
3.5 out of 5
2426 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is $138 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,111 reviews)

"The location is perfect. 3-5 min walk to Waikiki beach (overrated, Lanakai a 30 min drive is better), 7-10 min walk to Dukes, Hula, Etc. Staff was really nice and helpful. Breakfast was VERY convenient. Not having to worry about food in the AM was great. Get there close to opening though. There is ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Vive Hotel Waikiki
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
4 out of 5
150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,389 reviews)

"It was great for the price and we had a wonderful time. Very nice and clean room. Great customer service. Would book it again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Hilton Waikiki Beach
4 out of 5
2500 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,602 reviews)
The spot

"The staff was super friendly Clean great location and pricing"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Hilton Waikiki Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
2330 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $152 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,594 reviews)
Had a great stay!!

"Had a wonderful stay!! My husband, 20 year old son, and I needed to book a one night stay at Hilton Garden Inn at Waikiki. We had to fly back to the mainland earlier than anticipated due to COVID forced lock down about to take place in Hawaii the following day. Our stay was excellent! The room was ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $287 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,527 reviews)

"Very nice modern and very clean. Customer service was great as well"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $169 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,182 reviews)

"Considering all of the problems that the COVID posed, the staff and the hotel were excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,764 reviews)

"The view was amazing , the staff was were the sweetest people ever"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Park Shore Waikiki
3.5 out of 5
2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $161 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,248 reviews)

"It was awesome as usual, CLEAN and COMFY. Definently will be staying their in the near future. Thanks for the extra pillows and blankets for the keiki's, the staff rocks, just need fix the elevator, lol"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Park Shore Waikiki
Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
2045 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI
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The price is $123 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,298 reviews)

"The stay was ok. We were at the resort during covid-19 virus outbreak. A lot of events were cancelled. I wish at least a bottle of wine was provided to us in the room to acknowledge the situation."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
4.5 out of 5
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,675 reviews)

"Pillows is so comfortable and every day the room keeps clean. If the dissatisfaction would be raised, the room space was a little bit small for 4 persons."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is $217 per night
4/5Very Good! (6,540 reviews)

"Super clean and right at the beach. Soundproof windows"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2460 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is $149 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,754 reviews)

"It was close to the beach. Food was ok. Room was nice and clean. WiFi was a little sketchy"…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Waikiki Resort Hotel
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
3 out of 5
150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $151 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,571 reviews)

"Property has an ideal location.Close to beach ,shopping,food.The view of the Ocean and city is great.All of the staff were helpful and very friendly.The cleaning staff were also super.It had security,the pool was great.We have stayed there 3 times so far.We had a fridge in our room ,a microwave would ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $180 per night
4/5Very Good! (3,195 reviews)

"This was our third stay at the resort, the rooms are a little small and the hotel has been around for a while but overall it was a good stay. Pros: location next to the zoo you can get to the freeway in a few minutes. Cons: Parking is valet and can add up $46 per day."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Stay Hotel Waikiki
3 out of 5
2424 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $107 per night
3.4/5 (1,261 reviews)
Great experience

"They were great, staff was super nice and friendly. They held our luggage before our room was ready and after check out. Room was clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Honolulu

Known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, Honolulu offers a lot for the traveler looking to book a beach vacation. There are 193 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this seaside destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the water in Honolulu, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel - 3.5-star hotel on Kuhio Beach Park. It features an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and a bar. Guests love the central location and breakfast.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort - 4-star spa resort on the beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and proximity to shopping. This resort boasts 5 outdoor pools, 4 spa tubs, and 3 pool bars. Activities include kayaking and snorkeling.

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - 4-star spa hotel on the beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a beach bar. Activities include scuba diving and sailing. Guest reviews highlight the proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.

Hilton Waikiki Beach - 4-star hotel, 3-minute walk from Kuhio Beach Park. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a poolside bar. Guests love the comfortable beds and family friendliness.

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach - 3.5-star hotel, 6-minute walk from Kuhio Beach Park. Our travelers recommend its proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

Planning Your Trip to Honolulu

If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average temperature of 66°F
  • Driest months: July, August, April, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.49 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, January, and February, with an average rainfall of 2.49 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Honolulu

After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Ala Moana Beach Park or Duke Kahanamoku Beach. Take advantage of the area's surfing and swimming, and make time for local attractions like Aloha Tower and Diamond Head. You can also pay a visit to Iolani Palace or Hawaii State Capitol for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy Honolulu for its:
  • Shopping
  • Tours

Getting Around Honolulu

To get to Honolulu, you can fly into Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. You can learn about your water travel options at the port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Honolulu like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its stunning beaches and surfing, Honolulu has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday.
What's the best place to stay near the beach in Honolulu?
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top 5-star beachfront resort with 5 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your beach trip include Park Shore Waikiki and Queen Kapiolani Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Ala Moana Beach Park or Waikiki Beach.
How many beach hotels are there in Honolulu?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 160 hotels in Honolulu for your beachside break.
What's the weather like in Honolulu?
If you’re wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 74°F. Average annual rainfall for Honolulu is 17 inches.
What is there to see and do around Honolulu?
After checking into your accommodation of choice, you’ll probably want to venture out and explore. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Waikiki Beach or Duke Kahanamoku Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s surfing and monuments, and make time for local attractions like Honolulu Harbor and Ala Moana Beach Park. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Ala Moana Center or Royal Hawaiian Center.
What's the best way to get around Honolulu?
If you’re looking to fly to Honolulu, the closest major airport is Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL), located 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. You can explore water travel options at the local port.

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