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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Oahu

Aqua Palms and Spa

Oodles of extras - free internet access, continental breakfast, coffee available 'round the ... more

1850 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: moderate | spa | great value
Aqua Waikiki Wave

Slick dark-wood decor, rich coral-hued accents, and white walls give thislow-cost Waikiki hotel ... more

2299 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: family | moderate | wi-fi
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

Bright hibiscus-printed fabrics and private lanais are the hallmarks of thisfamily-friendly ... more

2750 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: family | moderate
Aston Waikiki Joy

This well-located property is tucked into a quiet side street amid the hustleand bustle of ... more

320 Lewers St.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: moderate
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Opened in August 2011, this Disney Resort is a lot more Hawaii than Disney in its design, decor, ... more

92-1185 Ali'inui Dr.
Kapolei, Oahu , HI
Tags: luxury | beach | family | disney | expensive | swimming pool
Embassy Suites Beach Walk

At Embassy Suites, which opened in 2007 to anchor Waikiki's newly unveiledBeach Walk shopping ... more

201 Beach Walk St.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: luxury | expensive

This oasis of calm in the center of Waikiki began life as a modest residential hotel in 1907. It ... more

2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | views
Hawaiiana Hotel

For a real taste of old Hawaii, check in to the Hawaiiana Hotel, a low-slung, 60-year-old ... more

260 Beach Walk
Honolulu , HI
Tags: budget | gardens
Hidden Hideaway

Whether you stay in one of the two cozy studios or singular "PeacockSuite" (with ... more

1369 Mokolea Dr.
Kailua , HI
Tags: budget | beaches | b&b
Hotel Renew

It sounds like an oxymoron: a quiet, well-priced boutique hotel a block from Waikiki Beach. Yet ... more

129 Paoakalani Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | smart luxury winner | great value | design
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

Away from the crowds in Waikiki Beach and Honolulu (about 35 minutes) sits this640-acre ... more

92-1001 Olani St.
Kapolei , HI
Tags: luxury | golf | expensive | hotel restaurant
Kahala Hotel and Resort

A mere 15-minute drive east from Waikiki, Conrad Hilton's labor of love haschanged hands many ... more

5000 Kahala Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | views
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

Built in the 1960s on a large stretch of beach near Kapiolani Park, the NewOtani has retained ... more

2863 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: moderate | great value
Ohana Beachcomber

Built in the 1970s as a full-service hotel and entertainment venue, OhanaBeachcomber has ... more

2300 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: budget | beaches
Ohana East

Located in the heart of Waikiki's main shopping district a couple of blocksfrom the beach, this ... more

150 Kaiulani Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: budget | swimming pool
Outrigger Reef on the Beach

The Outrigger lives up to its namesake immediately as you pull up out front: A massive outrigger ... more

2169 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: beach | moderate
The Royal Hawaiian

Built in 1927 in quasi-Moorish style and wrapped in acres of lush landscaping, this iconic hotel ... more

2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: luxury | beach | spa | historic
Turtle Bay Resort

There is only one resort on Oahu's North Shore, but luckily for travelers, it's a terrific one: ... more

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kahuku , HI
Tags: luxury | golf | spa | secluded | beaches
Waikiki Parc Hotel

A 2007 renovation converted this formerly nondescript hotel into a stylish297-room boutique ... more

2233 Helumoa Rd.
Honolulu , HI
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | great value

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