So you’ve decided on a trip to Hawaii, congratulations! Whether it’s your first trip to paradise or your yearly jaunt, I know you will love these islands. When choosing among hotels in Hawaii, you’ll want to make sure to do some research beforehand as every island (and even various towns on the individual islands) has its own personality. Your experience staying in a luxury hotel in Hana, Maui could be very different from a mid-range hotel or condominium in the heart of Waikiki.
Above and below this post, you’ll find widgets where you can plug in your travel dates and location information to compare various Hawaii hotels.
Here are also a few suggestions by hotel type:
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There are many factors that affect the price of Hotels in Hawaii.
Travel Dates. Traveling during peak seasons can significantly raise the cost of hotel rooms in Hawaii. In general, summer (June-August) and winter (December-April) are much busier times than the rest of the year and as hotels get filled to capacity, your chances of scoring a bargain are less and less. If it’s possible to book on the off-season you may even find package deals designed to drum up business, with extras such as free breakfast, parking, or spa treatments.
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Location. Prime beach-front hotels will often cost much more than a similar property located a block or two inland. Check out reviews for various properties and consider how much time you will actually be spending on the property. Many people will opt to fill up their days exploring the island or even lounging on the beach. If you don’t need much more than a bed and a hot shower, consider a location a bit further from the coastline and you may be rewarded with savings that you can use elsewhere. (Don’t forget to budget for mai tais!)
Amenities. Hawaii hotels can range from budget all the way up to the most luxurious accommodations. So it will take a little work to match up your budget with the amenities that you desire and those that you can live without. Just about every hotel in Hawaii will have a pool, but there are other options to consider. Would you like your hotel to have room service? Laundry? Parking facilities? Kid-friendly activities? Shopping? All of these can be factors when deciding on your home base. (And if you’d really like to have it all, you may also want to think about resort accommodations.)
You can also use the widgets at the top and bottom of the page to search for hotels and vacation packages based on your needs. Simply click on “hotels” to get started.