Honolulu is Hawaii’s capital and largest city, and as such, it is also the cultural center of the islands. Here you’ll find the spot where high-rise hotels and a bustling city center meet traditional Hawaiian culture that includes hula. The airport district offers Honolulu hotels that are well suited for early morning flights. If you’re in Hawaii for business, the downtown area is just for you. But for most travelers, the beachside resort town of Waikiki is the main attraction.
Hotels in Honolulu Hawaii and Beyond
As a general rule, hotels in Honolulu that are directly on Waikiki Beach tend to be more expensive than those further back from the Pacific and its spectacular sunsets. Accordingly, rooms that face the water or the volcanic crater, Diamond Head, usually come with an added premium. If you’re looking for hotels in Honolulu, Hawaii that are a less expensive, opt for a mountain view room that overlooks the city instead. You can also save money by using our search tool to find cheap flights to Honolulu.
For Honolulu vacation packages that include a stay in Waikiki, you’ll find most of the shopping, restaurant, and nightlife options on Kalakaua Boulevard, which is also home to the Floral Parade and many other Hawaiian festivals. From most hotels in Honolulu, you can hop on a bus to some of Honolulu’s other attractions, like Pearl Harbor, historic Chinatown, the Bishop Museum, and Iolani Palace.