Finest Waikiki, Hawaii Hotels

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Waikiki, Hawaii, is a touristy area of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. This section of the city is packed with high-end shops, fine resorts, and stretches of white beach. In its travel issue, the Los Angeles Times recommends several luxury hotels around Waikiki where you can stay for an extra-special experience while on the island.

Waikiki is the touristy area of tropical Honolulu.

Waikiki is the touristy area of tropical Honolulu.

Halekulani Hotel

The Halekulani Hotel has been situated right on the beach for nearly 100 years. The resort’s 452 guestrooms and suites all include private lanais, flat-screen LCD televisions, complimentary wireless Internet access, an in-room safe, and a welcome fruit basket. The hotel also offers amenities such as a full-service business center, a heated outdoor swimming pool that overlooks Waikiki Beach and a state-of-the-art fitness room. There are several on-site dining options, including the famed House Without a Key. The outdoor restaurant overlooking the ocean serves casual Hawaiian fare and features live music and hula dancers every evening.

Halekulani Hotel

2199 Kalia Rd.

Honolulu, HI 96815

808-923-2311

halekulani.com

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki offers 529 guestrooms and suites on its sprawling beachfront property. All rooms at the hotel feature flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet access, refrigerators, and nightly turn-down service. Many suites also include private lanais. The hotel has a fitness club, a full-service business center, and a tropical garden spa. The swimming area is equipped with three pools, a hot tub, and a water slide. Azure, one of four restaurants and bars on the premises, serves a menu of fresh, locally caught seafood.

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki

2259 Kalakaua Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96815

808-923-7311

starwoodhotels.com

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers luxurious amenities in its oceanfront property. The 306 guestrooms and 32 suites all include Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen LCD TVs, and private lanais with sliding glass doors. Prints by French artist Paul Jacoulet adorn the walls. The resort also features an outdoor swimming pool, surfing lessons, a full-service spa, and a fitness center with private personal trainers and exercise classes. Hoku’s, one of the on-site restaurants, serves contemporary island cuisine.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96816

808-739-8888

kahalaresort.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie Leigh is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago. A Loyola University New Orleans graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Leigh has worked as a copy editor, page designer and reporter for several daily newspapers and specialty publications since 2005.

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  • Hawaiian sunset image by PhotoMan fromĀ Fotolia.com

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