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Top 5 Hotels in Oahu

Hawaii is the ultimate dream vacation with many beautiful resorts and spas to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon suite, more traditional Hawaiian charm, beachfront views, or outdoor recreation, these top 5 Hotels in Oahu will make your stay on the islands one to remember.


Halekulani which means “house befitting heaven” is one of the most well respected resorts for excellent service and high style. It is ranked number 4 among luxury hotels in Hawaii according to Travel and Leisures 2008 World’s Best Awards. This beautiful and famous hotel is surrounded by Waikiki’s lush tropical garden courtyards and sits lavishly on the sands of Waikiki Beach. You can expect to pay anywhere between $405 – 705 double room or $875 for a suite.

Kahala Hotel and Resort

The Kahala Hotel and Resort features 10 grand stories overlooking the beaches near Waikiki and is just minutes from downtown Honolulu. With nearby shopping and tourist attractions this resort has something for every visitor. Expect to spend $395 upwards to $820 per night.

Royal Hawaiian

This bright pink 1920’s palazzo-style hotel is a famous resort. Opening on February 1927 on Waikiki beach, it welcomed prominent guests from around the world including some of Hollywood’s finest. It is temporarily closed until 2009 for a multi-million dollar renovation. Plan on spending $357 for an average single or double occupancy.

Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort

If you’re looking for charming elegance, the Moana Surfrider, is a classic choice. This Victorian–style hotel, called the “First Lady of Waikiki”, offers guests a taste of true Hawaiian hospitality. Situated on Waikiki beach makes shopping, dining and beach attractions all within walking distance. Rates are $296 on average per night.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

Ranked #3 by Golf.com as the Best lodging in Hawaii in 2008, this beautiful resort is located on the southwest side of the island of Oahu away from the hubbub of tourists and downtown. If you enjoy pure recreation, spa visits and golf, you’ll enjoy your stay at this relaxing beachfront resort. The rooms average around $346 per night.