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Top Rated Oahu Hotels

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Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$132
4.4/5 (26 reviews)

The hotel is very nice and good serviice plus they upgraded us to a junior suite ocean view.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
Turtle Bay Resort
Turtle Bay Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI
$249
4.3/5 (621 reviews)

As always, a great trip to Turtle Bay, a must visit if you are a golfer!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts
4.5 out of 5.0 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$219
4.3/5 (109 reviews)

The location is ideal and the style of the interior design and exterior spaces are super cool.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$239
4.3/5 (407 reviews)

Room was smaller than expected, as it was a club room. Bathroom was cramped

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5.0 out of 5.0 2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$269
4.2/5 (54 reviews)

My friends and I stayed here for a few nights as our last stay before returning home. The resort is located pretty centrally to everything that Wikiki Beach has to offer and is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants in the area. The resort is beautiful, from the outdoor waiting area, to ...

Reviewed on May 5, 2019
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$171
4.2/5 (1,069 reviews)

Perfect oceanfront view. Hawaiian village shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Loved having the lualu near hotel. The Hawaiian ice cream shop was delicious.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 out of 5.0 2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$179
4.1/5 (315 reviews)

I loved the location and staff! Didn’t like that the toilet kept clogging, the bidet didn’t work and the room was falling apart (ripped wallpaper and drawers/closet smelled bad)

Reviewed on May 17, 2019
Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$159
3.9/5 (490 reviews)

It was in close proximity to everything, the staff were friendly.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
$179
3.8/5 (1,062 reviews)

Awesome hotel with friendly staff members. I will be returning soon.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

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Oahu guide

Mention the name "Oahu," and many people will instantly envision a tropical island shining with exotic flora and kissed by bright blue waves; a place where the pace of living is slow and the beaches seem endless. In general, that is a pretty accurate description, but there is even more to Oahu: this Hawaiian island is also home to the capital city of Honolulu, which is every bit as vibrant as any major city on the mainland. The third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Oahu is also home to some of the best-known sites in Hawaii, including Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.

Things to see
Unmatched views

A visit to the lighthouse on Makapuu Point is well worth the two-mile hike out of the city. Makapuu Point Lighthouse was activated in 1909 with the largest lens ever put into service on a U.S. lighthouse. The point is a popular spot for whale watching, and its panoramic views of the ocean are both beautiful and humbling. Lovers of heights shouldn?t miss Diamond Head Summit Trail, which takes visitors up to the mouth of the spectacular Diamond Head crater, as well as the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, with vistas that nearly encompass the whole island.Homage to the heroes.

Head over to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to pay respect to one of the defining moments of WWII and its heroes. The memory of 1,177 sailors and marines lost on December 7th, 1941 lives on in the USS Arizona Memorial, which is accessible via shuttle boat following the screening of a documentary in one of the on-site theaters. As part of this incredibly moving experience, visitors can read the names of all the deceased as well as those of the surviving shipmates who decided to have their ashes interred beside them.

Discovering Oahu culture

Both Honolulu's Hawaii State Art Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie showcase local culture and history. The former features the Ewa Gallery, which houses over 150 works tracing Hawaii's visual-arts during statehood, and the Diamond Head Gallery, which offers themed exhibitions. The Polynesian Cultural Center is situated along Oahu's northern shore, and offers a look into the heritage of the Hawaiian isles. In this ?living museum? you can tour traditional-style villages and witness the creation of native arts and crafts.


Where to stay
Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach, on the southern shore of Oahu, has been famous for decades as a haven for surfers, but what most people don?t know is that Hawaiian royalty enjoyed surfing there as far back as the 1800s, when the area was a royal retreat. Modern Waikiki is home to several resorts and hotels, including properties by Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt, as well as historic and independent hotels. Waikiki Beach also hosts a variety of events: from outrigger races to hula dancing and surfing competitions, guests will never run out of things to see and do in Waikiki.

North Shore and Windward Coast

For those looking to get away from the crowds, enjoy the sheer beauty of Oahu's most rugged areas, or try some of the world's most challenging waves, the scenic North Shore and Windward Coast are marvelous alternatives to the streets of Honolulu. Just an hour's drive away from the island's capital, the North Shore offers some of the island's most impressive resorts, such as Turtle Bay Resort, located near Kahuku, which extends over 840 acres. If you?re trying to stay closer to Honolulu instead, Windward Coast's Paradise Bay Resort is an excellent base for kayaking and boat excursions.

When to go

Weather-wise, there is really no bad time to visit Oahu. However, more tourists book their trips between the middle of December and the middle of April, which results in a 10 to 15 percent increase in prices during these months. Regardless, there are plenty of great reasons for visiting Oahu during the busy season. For those coming to catch the waves, it's worth knowing that surfing high season is between December and the end of February. And for those who wish to gaze at majestic ocean life, whales are more frequently spotted between November and March.

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