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Book Now &pay Later 100% Flexible &reschedule, No Penalties. Waikiki Oceanview
5/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Great location, comfortable condo

"This was a great base for our first visit to Oahu. We didn't rent a car and we didn't need to. The area is very walkable and easy to navigate. We loved the beautiful view from the balcony. Yoshi is a wonderful property manager and easy to reach if needed. She left clear instructions on how to access ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Book Now &pay Later 100% Flexible &reschedule, No Penalties. Waikiki Oceanview
A 'spa Feel' at the Diamond Head Beach Hotel
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great location

"The apartment was perfect for our family of 3. Walk to the beach park and easy access to Waikiki."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

A 'spa Feel' at the Diamond Head Beach Hotel
14th Floor Penthouse On Hawaii's Gold Coast At The Diamond Head Beach Hotel
4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Perfect location!

"The room was exactly what we were hoping for and exceeded our expectations!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

14th Floor Penthouse On Hawaii's Gold Coast At The Diamond Head Beach Hotel
Ocean Front Balcony, 2 Bedrooms, Full Kitchen
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Family Christmas

"Perfect location! Walk into Waikiki for all the action and enjoy unobstructed views of surfers and sunsets. My sons even watched the Friday night firework from the comfort of their beds. We were happy we booked the parking too. Never had to worry about finding a parking spot after our days exploring ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Ocean Front Balcony, 2 Bedrooms, Full Kitchen
Hawaiian Dream - 8th Floor Ocean View w/ Full Kitchen
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Great Trip

"Great place we had an awesome time. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Hawaiian Dream - 8th Floor Ocean View w/ Full Kitchen
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
5 out of 5
2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
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4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"We got here during the coronavirus. The hotel is magical, the staff is awesome well informed and adjusted to the new rules. We had a great time during this scary time..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
High Floor - Ocean View Queen Bed Studio With Kitchenette, Very Quiet Building
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
Sunsets

"Great location for sunsets"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

High Floor - Ocean View Queen Bed Studio With Kitchenette, Very Quiet Building
Comfortable Spacious and Modern - Plus Just 1min to Beach With Diamond Head View
The price is $128 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (16 reviews)
Location makes up for some shortfalls

"This property could use a little maintenance. Same as mentioned in a previous review. Loose kitchen facet, hinges on glass doors need repair - wasn’t as clean as expected. Used my umbrella as a diffuser facing the air conditioner. We are not overly fussy people, and made do. The people, overall facility, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Comfortable Spacious and Modern - Plus Just 1min to Beach With Diamond Head View
Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Remodeled beautiful room, with an amazing view. Full kitchen was a plus too."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Hilton Waikiki Beach
4 out of 5
2500 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,616 reviews)
The spot

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

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Hilton Waikiki Beach
Communal Pool & Deck, Just 1.5 Mins From Beach Plus Wifi & Beach Gear Included!
4.2/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
Cozy room

"Great location, quiet room, very accommodating staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Communal Pool & Deck, Just 1.5 Mins From Beach Plus Wifi & Beach Gear Included!
Spacious 7th Floor Queen Suite w/ Kitchenette
The price is $128 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
Reviee

"Some pictures a little deceiving could have had more outlets lots of power strips always prompt when we needed something. Overall good stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Spacious 7th Floor Queen Suite w/ Kitchenette
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $168 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Top Class location with average service

"The Positives: The location at the end of the Reserve is perfect, away from the busy & noisy Waikiki CBD. Fantastic beach and sunset view from our front balcony room. The negatives: uninspiring and unwelcoming guest service by the Reception Staff. Reaction time to a few of our requests was good. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
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! (1,687 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
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
3 out of 5
150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
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The price is $149 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,590 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
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
3.5 out of 5
120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is $159 per night
3.9/5Good! (1,360 reviews)

"Everyone makes you feel welcomed, keep up the good work."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
High Floor - 1 min to Beach , Ocean View, Kitchen
3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
Great location, not too fancy

"Great location, close to Waikiki beach and shopping. The room was on the 31st floor with a good view of the ocean and surroundings. It was nice but nothing real fancy. Parking on site was pricey but our property check in person said to park at the Waikiki Banyan a few blocks down the street for $80 ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

High Floor - 1 min to Beach , Ocean View, Kitchen
Ocean Views From Two Balcony Queen Suite / 1/2 Block to Waikiki Beach,
The price is $128 per night
3.7/5Good! (33 reviews)
Waikiki Grand is good

"Property in great location very close to beach. Nice view of diamond head and ocean. Easy to get free parking on street. You can easily walk to many restraunts and shopping. Only issue we had was Ac could not keep up and was hot in room , outside temp was probably 87 to 89 degrees every day. Also ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

Ocean Views From Two Balcony Queen Suite / 1/2 Block to Waikiki Beach,
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Guide to Honolulu Historic Hotels

When you take a Honolulu trip out of town, it is easy to pick a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your accommodation will have all the much-needed conveniences. However, staying in an in a more distinguished location can elevate your getaway. A stay in a Honolulu historic hotel still gives you a well-appointed room and one with loads of personality. Moreover, it offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Honolulu's past.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

A visit to one of these Honolulu historic accommodations can give you a feel for a historic period right from the start. With unique architectures and locations in the center of the city, you'll soon understand what makes Honolulu bucket-list worthy. Thankfully, you won't have to actually live in the past. Although these lodgings may be vintage, they have many modern amenities to help you take it easy on your trip. You'll discover your room outfitted with a comfortable bed and just about everything you'll want for a marvelous stay.

Once you've explored the hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by touring the renowned landmarks and art galleries. If you are a history buff, then you picked the right place. Honolulu has 9 historical landmarks and buildings nearby. After going to places like Hickam Field, Palm Circle Historic District, and Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses you'll be able to pen your own book on Honolulu. Oh, and don't forget to add in a visit to USS BOWFIN. Searching for more things to do in Honolulu? You can see what fellow visitors thought were worth exploring in our comment section. You'll find 9487 recommendations in our comment section on great places to enjoy brunch, more areas to visit, and what they loved most about their time in Honolulu.

Your Honolulu Hotel Is Waiting

If you are looking to get the most out of your Honolulu visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your time spent in this historic region. With Expedia having 2048 of these one-of-a-kind lodgings to select from. Rates on these Honolulu historic hotels range from $128 to $168. You are sure to find one that is perfect for you. But, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Reserve soon to get a place in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Honolulu?
A visit to the notable monuments in Honolulu will be a draw for the historian and history buff. While you’re here, you might want to visit the array of shops and bustling port. You can also take some time enjoying the scenic seaside.
What's the best accommodation in Honolulu that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Paradise Promised!! Minimum Stay Required Starting August 1st, 2019 is a top historic vacation home bookable on our site and it features private pools. Duke Kahanamoku Statue is a short 19-minute drive away. A couple of other options near historic sites include The Kahala Hotel & Resort and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki.
How many historical hotels are located in Honolulu?
In Honolulu, there are 2061 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 70 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical sites and other places in Honolulu?
Honolulu is notable for its Chinatown district and monuments, and landmarks include Iolani Palace, Aloha Tower, and Hawaiian Mission Houses. Cultural venues include Hawaii Theater, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, and Bishop Museum. Other popular sights include Ala Moana Center and Honolulu Harbor.
What is a historic hotel like in Honolulu?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll spend a night or two someplace that has a national historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be turned into a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Honolulu, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of a historic hotel tends to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Honolulu have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities, and the usual amenities found in a hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Honolulu, you won’t find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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