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Honolulu, HI: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Honolulu center point is approximately the area of University of Hawaii at Manoa and the area of Abhasa Waikiki Spa.

Welcome to Honolulu, or as the locals call it, paradise! Whether you're traveling here to relax on Waikiki Beach, absorb the Polynesian culture, or hike the trails on Diamond Head, finding the perfect hotel is important. With the right research, you can find what you need in a Honolulu hotel while still having enough money in your travel budget to enjoy everything the city has to offer.Honolulu is Hawaii's most populous city and the state capital. Situated on the island of Oahu, it's a significant hub for military defense and international business, as well as being home to a wealth of Pacific Island cuisine and culture. This sprawling city spreads along the southeastern shores of Oahu from Makapuu Point to Pearl Harbor, encompassing notable sights like Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Along the way, you'll find everything from top shopping destinations to historic landmarks. More from this guide...

"Prices in Honolulu are Greatly Affected by Seasonality"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 07-Jul-2015
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Honolulu, situated on the island of Oahu, is both the state capital of Hawaii and the main gateway from the Islands to the rest of world. It is Hawaii's most popular tourist destination, particularly among Western Americans and Japanese travelers who make up the bulk of Hawaii's vacation industry. Prices in Honolulu are greatly affected by seasonality, meaning strategic planning of when you travel to this city will greatly affect the overall cost of your trip. Prices for accommodations, flights and tours in Hawaii will traditionally rise starting in mid December and drop in mid April (with the exception of Japan's “Golden Week” of travel in early May), making winter Hawaii's busiest season. Prices for a Hawaiian vacation also tend to spike in the summer, mostly due to increased rates in airfare. If it is possible for your group, the very best time to travel to Honolulu is in either the spring or fall, when prices are at their lowest and temperatures are at their most temperate and consistent.

Honolulu Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach 400 Royal Hawaiian Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 Website
  • The Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is a high-quality Hawaiian resort located near the International Market Place, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, and the Waikiki Aquarium for the convenience of all guests. Included in the amenities for the hotel are a restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor pool, spa tub, fitness center, health spa, business center, and high-speed internet access in public areas. In addition, the Courtyard is a smoke-free property. The hotel has a total of 404 guest rooms, each room coming with pillowtop mattresses, fridges, coffee/tea makers, toiletries, LCD televisions, and video-game consoles. Housekeeping and wake-up calls are also available. 
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 18 floors in hotel
Hokele Suites Waikiki
+1-888-305-3366
412 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Cheap Resort property
  • 40 suites in hotel
  • Great room
  • All guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
Coconut Waikiki Hotel : 450 Lewers St. 450 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • 81 rooms in property
  • Location is excellent
  • Comfortable beds
From$143
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Aqua Oasis Hotel in Honolulu 320 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 3 star Resort property
  • Hotel has 44 suites
From$145
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Shoreline Hotel Waikiki - Honolulu 342 Seaside Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • 14 floors in hotel
  • AC did not work
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
From$130
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Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club 2181 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 4 star property
  • Hotel has 143 rooms
From$235
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Vive Hotel Waikiki : 2426 Kuhio Ave. 2426 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • 125 rooms in hotel
From$179
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Wyndham Waikiki Beach Walk
+1-888-690-5247
227 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Excellent family hotel
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$149
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Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Talk about an adventurer's paradise...that's the name of the game for the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, a hotel that serves the adventurous and energetic. With places like the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium close by, you can't go wrong with the Outrigger. The culture is all yours to enjoy with the extravagant style of the Outrigger, complete with outdoor pool, fitness center, and 525 guest rooms to boot. Enjoy relaxation in the midst of your Hawaiian adventure at the coffee shop/café, bar and lounge, and some high-profile limo/town car service. Nothing can outdo the Outrigger of Waikiki. Come and experience the excitement of Hawaii! 
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 30 suites
From$220
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Trump International Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu 223 Saratoga Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Imagine premium luxury a la Trump style with the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. Featuring two high-quality restaurants that only the Donald would dine in, you can imagine this piece of art has earned its five stars. When you take one look at the poolside bar with outdoor pool, you know you're in paradise in Hawaii,. Don't forget the splendor that is Hawaii with a close proximity to areas like Diamond Head and the International Market Place! Experience a business center, limo/town car service, an actual library, valet, and 462 ultra-luxurious guest rooms to provide you with the very best in quality service. 
  • Luxury 5-star Beach property
  • 10 suites in property
From$409
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The Royal Hawaiian a Luxury Collection Resort 2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Luxury 5 star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
From$225
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk : 201 Beachwalk St. 201 Beachwalk St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • You'll feel like a trusted ambassador to Hawaii with all its splendor nearby like the Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and the International Market Place -- all because of this remarkable resort, the Embassy Suites Hotel - Waikiki Beach Walk. Great for families, you're looking at the best in relaxation and fun with your standard outdoor pool plus a children's pool! Quality is certainly at its highest at this hotel. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast every day during your stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Waikiki Beach Walk!
  • Four-star Beach property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Great hotel security
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Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai : 1777 Ala Moana Blvd. 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 130 rooms in hotel
From$229
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The Modern Honolulu 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club : 1811 Ala Moana Blvd. 1811 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Luxury 5 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$250
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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Imagine trekking through the natural adventure of Hawaii, all its culture, and its wind-swept wild fantasy. You have the accurate picture in your head? Good. That about sums it up at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, sporting a beautiful canoe house as the theme. Imagine the hotel's oceanfront mezzanine as your spectacular Diamond Head view for a wedding and/or reception! How's that for fantasy? You've got the spectacular Waikiki Beach to marvel at as well with your stay at the Outrigger. And if you're interested in cuisine, don't worry; award-winning chef Chai Chaowasaree is exclusively here at the Outrigger. Now that's a true Hawaiian vacation. 
  • High end Beach property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Almost all guests found the restaurant service to be one of the best
  • Room service could have been improved
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Royal Garden at Waikiki - Honolulu 440 Olohana St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 140 rooms in property
  • Good service
  • No jacuzzi
From$99
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Skyline at Island Colony - Waikiki
+1-888-283-3404
445 Seaside Ave., Waikiki, HI 96815 ~0.78 miles south of Honolulu
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 143 rooms in property
  • Loud building works
  • Friendly service
From$116
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Holiday Inn Express Honolulu – Waikiki 2058 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Reach for your dreams higher than the sky in a place in Hawaii that can only be described as divine...Holiday Inn Express Honolulu – Waikiki, a truly heavenly hotel near the Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and Ala Moana Center. You couldn't ask for more angelic features of this Hawaiian palace with its restaurant, poolside bar, outdoor pool, spa, sauna, and even a hair salon! You have little ones in your care? No problem -- the front desk even offers cribs and rollaway beds. Imagine the splendor as you marvel at the 596 guest rooms available, and make your stay in Hawaii a memorable one at the Holiday Inn Express Honolulu – Waikiki. 
  • 3-star Resort property
  • 44 floors in hotel
From$127
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White Sands Hotel in Honolulu 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Economy Resort property
  • 3 floors in property
From$125
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Ohana Waikiki Malia 2211 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$150
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Waikiki Beach Condominium Suites : 444 Nahua St. 444 Nahua St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 3-star hotel
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Inexpensive place to stay
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Luana Waikiki - Waikiki 2045 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, HI 96815 ~0.88 miles southwest of Honolulu
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Parking should be cheaper
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
From$152
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Aqua Waikiki Pearl in Honolulu 415 Nahua St., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • More divine than pearls, ironically if you want a truly sparkling vacation in Hawaii with an easy walk to Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, or the Honolulu Zoo, you have to go with pearls! As in, the Aqua Waikiki Pearl. Talk about luxury, divinity, and beauty -- with a bar/lounge, triple-sheeting beds, LCD televisions, blackout drapes, and relaxation you have never experience anywhere else. The Aqua Waikiki Pearl gives you the splendor that is the ocean, the surf, the serenity - all in one great package. Imagine the paradise of the ocean floor, the cool sensory experience, and the radiance -- that's what you'll get at the Aqua Waikiki Pearl. 
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 72 suites in hotel
  • Most guests criticized the plain hotel
  • Parking is rare
Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach 1956 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Paying for parking
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
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When to Visit Honolulu, HI

With temperatures that rarely climb out of the 80s, Honolulu is a popular city to visit all year. However, with temperatures averaging between the 60s and 80s, low humidity, excellent surfing conditions, and whale-watching season in full swing, the months between December and April are some of the most popular times to visit. Of course, this also means it's the most expensive time to stay in Honolulu.If you're planning your trip between the months of May and August, it's possible to find some good deals on hotel rooms, especially if you arrive in early May before school lets out and families start traveling. These are the warmest months in Honolulu, with temperatures sometimes reaching above 90 degrees. However, pack some layers if you plan to hike to higher elevations because it can still be cool.The months between September and November are some of the best to visit Honolulu. Not only do temperatures usually range between the low 70s and mid-80s, crowds are lighter, so hotels charge less for rooms. However, there is a greater chance of rain during these months, so make sure you pack a raincoat.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Honolulu, HI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Honolulu

Honolulu, HI: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Honolulu, HI. Browse these illustrations to calculate the least expensive months to stay in Honolulu for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Honolulu, HI

4 Star Average Prices: $239.17

When it comes to luxury hotels in Honolulu, you have your choice of outstanding amenities with fantastic views of the ocean. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is a famous hotel facing Waikiki Beach. Known as "the First Lady of Waikiki," the hotel first opened its doors in 1901. While here, you can enjoy Victorian-style afternoon tea on the oceanside verandah, or have dinner at the Beachhouse at the Moana, the on-site restaurant that serves culinary classics while you enjoy beautiful views of Waikiki Beach.Situated directly on the beach, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is close to restaurants, shopping, and water sports, as well as a short walk away from famous attractions such as Royal Hawaiian Center, Fort DeRussy, and Honolulu Zoo. Your room will feature a furnished lanai with either city or ocean views, and includes advantages such as free wireless and wired high-speed Internet, an LCD television with premium cable channels, pay movies, and a videogame console.With marvelous views of Diamond Head and five acres along Waikiki Beach, the Halekulani is a luxurious getaway in paradise. Book an afternoon at SpaHalekulani and unwind with treatments that combine Polynesian therapeutic rituals with pure products. In the evening, head to Halekulani's award-winning, fine dining restaurant, La Mer. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean while savoring a menu that features local ingredients blended with inspiration from the south of France.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Honolulu

Affordable Hotel Options in Honolulu, HI

3 Star Average Prices: $163.32

If you're looking for an affordable hotel in Honolulu because you plan on spending more time exploring the area than in your hotel room, you have several choices. Ambassador Hotel Waikiki is within one mile of top attractions like the Honolulu Zoo, Ala Moana Center, and Royal Hawaiian Center. All rooms have free wireless Internet, a flat-panel television with cable, and balconies. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and a coffee shop.Whether you're looking for shopping, dining, sightseeing, surfing, or other beach activities, Aqua Waikiki Pearl Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Just two blocks away from Waikiki Beach, this pet-friendly hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a free newspaper, and free local calls. Upgrade to one of the suites and enjoy private lanais, separate living areas, and full kitchens.If you want to be close to the airport, book a stay at the Castle Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel. Not only is the hotel conveniently located near Honolulu International Airport, but it's also close to Keehi Lagoon Park, Kamehameha Shopping Center, and Bishop Museum. The hotel offers free benefits such as self-parking, an airport shuttle, and wireless Internet. It also features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis court, restaurant, lounge, coffee and tea in the lobby, and laundry facilities.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Honolulu

2 Star Average Prices: $150.26

Where are the real discounts in Honolulu

To get great discounts on Honolulu hotels, you just have to know where to look. AAA members can save 10 percent at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. Right across from Waikiki Beach, this beautiful hotel is also just over two miles from Diamond Head and a 15-minute walk from Waikiki Aquarium. Choose between mountain or ocean view rooms, and take advantage of amenities like balconies, 55-inch flat-screen televisions, an outdoor pool with live entertainment and a bar, a fitness center with a hot tub and a spa, and a kids' club.With several active military bases still on the island, many hotels offer discounts for service members and their families. Ewa Hotel Waikiki offers affordable rooms or suites with kitchenettes, and a military discount of 10 percent with valid ID when checking in. Even if you're not a member of the armed forces, you can take advantage of other specials, including government discounts, business discounts, and hotel and air packages.

Best Value Options in Honolulu, HI

If you're searching for mid-range hotels in Honolulu, you have plenty of choices that will meet your budget. You can stay on the beach and not spend a fortune at Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel. The Aston is only an eight-minute walk from Honolulu Zoo and four blocks from shopping at DFS Galleria and International Market Place. The Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel doesn't have an on-site restaurant, but many of the nearby eateries will deliver meals right to your room door.To stay conveniently close to many top attractions in Honolulu, consider a stay at White Sands Hotel. Here you're just a seven-minute walk from Waikiki Beach, a 15-minute walk from the Honolulu Zoo and Royal Hawaiian Center, and just over a mile from the Ala Moana Center. The resort fee at White Sands Hotel covers Wi-Fi, access to beach towels and beach chairs, shuttle service to nearby attractions, a hotel lending library, local phone calls, daily newspapers, and in-room coffee.Maile Sky Court is a high-rise hotel located near International Market Place, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and the Hawaii Convention Center. The hotel offers guest rooms, as well as suites and studios with kitchenettes. The upper-floor accommodations provide fabulous views of the ocean. Relax on the large sundeck that has an outdoor pool and spa tub, or walk three blocks to Waikiki Beach and enjoy snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, and more.

Top Honolulu, HI Destinations

Perhaps the most famous destination in Honolulu is Waikiki Beach. This white sand beach is a hot spot for visitors from around the world. Here you'll find a variety of activities from shopping, dining, and entertainment, to numerous beach activities, including surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and swimming. Since it's the main resort area for Honolulu, you'll find plenty of hotel rooms either directly on the beach or just a few blocks away.Another famous destination in Honolulu is Diamond Head. This famous landmark was formed around 300,000 years ago when a single explosion created the broad crater. Today, it's known for its scenic hiking trails and gorgeous views. If you're looking for a hotel close to Diamond Head, check out Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head. This boutique hotel offers a relaxing getaway away from the bustle of Waikiki Beach. Choose between rooms with ocean views or Diamond Head views, and take advantage of hotel activities including yoga and a selection of beach cruiser bikes you can borrow to explore the area.No matter what your plans for Honolulu include, you're sure to find a hotel that not only meets your location needs but satisfies your budget as well. From the lush slopes of Diamond Head to the white sand beaches of Waikiki, numerous hotels around the area can offer you a relaxing place away from home.

Honolulu, HI in a nutshell

Honolulu sparkles with its famous coastal area that serves as the main drag for leisure-seekers wanting a piece of that sun-drenched Hawaiian holiday. Waikiki Beach epitomizes the splendor of Oahu's great economic center. But beyond the sandy beaches and the luxury resorts, more of Honolulu's legacy unravels through downtown's landmarks. The city's legendary coastline is complemented by Honolulu's historic sites and cultural attractions. Kawaiaha'o Church and Iolani Palace are remnants of Hawaii during its days as an independent kingdom ruled by King Kamehameha The Great, whose imposing bronze figure stands in the heart of downtown. You can sample both traditional and modern Hawaiian art from a number of galleries and museums like Bishop Museum, Hawaii State Art Museum and the Contemporary Museum. Having seen Honolulu's cultural gems, discover its culinary treasures from fine restaurants across the city. Treat yourself to the freshest seafood and native ingredients served in a delightful luau bash along with traditional entertainment.

'He who can't swim is he who can't live.' 
- A popular Hawaiian proverb.

Hawaii, as we all know, is probably the best known island tourist hub in the whole wide world. The mere fact that a trip to Hawaii is harbored as a dream by millions of tourists around the world is good enough to tell us volumes about the beauty of this enchanted place where no worries seem to exist and time comes to a grinding halt. There's no life in the fast lane here. Everything works in a slow motion, as days and night conspire together to create a panorama so beautiful, you wouldn't want to return at all! 

And when it comes to Hawaii, no island is better known than the capital of the state, Honolulu. 

Located on the Oahu Island, Honolulu is the gateway to Hawaii. With the only international airport in the state being located here, it is only just that over 20 million travelers are handled by the city's airport. Although the city is less 'Hawaiian' than its brethren, mainly because of its high population density. But still, one can hope to find a good deal of respite here, than most places in the world. 

If you are making plans of visiting Honolulu in search of natural beauty and peace of mind, our only advice would be to act on it immediately, because it would be one of the best decisions of your life on the road. And before that, you would be better off going through this fact-check article about hotels in Honolulu! Happy voyage! 

Cheap Hotels in Honolulu

Being a premier tourism destination, Honolulu has more expensive resorts than cheap lodges. But that should not, by any means, deter your travel plans. If one is to look closely enough, there are enough cheap hotels to be found here. 

Waikiki Prince is our top choice in this price range, where basic amenities and comfort matter more than luxury or extravagance. Keeping the same thing in mind, Waikiki Prince prefers to keep the math simple by providing spacious rooms with good levels of comfort at great prices. Of course, you might not fall in love with its decor or food, but you get what you paid for! 

Ilima Hotel is an affordable place where you can hope to get just the sort of comfort one looks for, especially when the stay is supposed to be a short one. 

On a larger scale, Royal Grove Hotel is definitely worth checking in. It is a large establishment with over 100 rooms and a banquet hall, as well. Its low prices and convenient location add to its value, as well. 

Luxury Resorts and Spas in Honolulu

Now we are talking! The perks of being a much-sought-after tourist destination has a number of perks on the side. For example, a host of global hospitality companies have set up multiple luxury resorts in Honolulu, transforming the city into a city of palaces where luxury overflows and extravagance rules. 

Hilton Hawaiian Village is especially of note here, because it provides tourists an insight into native Hawaiian lifestyle with a supremely designed and executed theme resort. Of course, being a Hilton hotel, it features the best facilities and the prettiest decor you can think of. 

This is where luxury Honolulu hotels seem to leave behind cheap hotels in terms of popularity. In spite of their steep prices, many tourists prefer to look at them as once-in-a-lifetime sort of an experience where people usually don't seem to care much about pricing. 

Up next is Modern Honolulu, the landmark hotel in the capital. It's majestic façade and exorbitantly designed suites add a whole lot of class to your stay in Honolulu.

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach can also be given a go, if extravagance appeals to you more than class or style. Utterly ostentatious outlook of typical Trump properties is present intact in this one, delighting regular Trump fans. 

Top Things to Do/See in Honolulu

Apart from beaches (we won't talk about beaches here, as you might already know much about them), there is a whole lot to see, feel and experience in Honolulu. Pearl Harbor, for example, is the most visited naval history center in the world. Carrying scars of the battles fought in the past, it stands tall today as a naval museum and history hub. 

The USS Bowfin, a retired US Navy Vessel, stands parked next to Pearl Harbor, housing memories and interesting facts about the US Navy. 

Bishop Museum in Honolulu is a definitive museum of Hawaiian history and tradition. It houses over 2,000 artefacts that exhibit the riches of Hawaiian native culture that is dominated by the sea and waves. 

As far as natural wonders are concerned, Diamond Head should be at the top of your itinerary. It is a volcanic crater that sits atop the city, creating an effect of a silent guardian angel of the city. 

Looking for Hotels in Honolulu Near the Airport? 

Honolulu International Airport, as mentioned earlier, is a quite busy one. Although it is such a busy airport, it is located very close to Waikiki, the central business district of Honolulu. Because of this proximity, it becomes quite easy for travelers to travel directly from the airport to the city, making obsolete the need to find Honolulu hotels near the airport. 

That may come as a respite for tourists, but there's one catch. Honolulu is not really seen as a city having efficient traffic. So, even a short drive of 3 km may take you longer than you usually anticipate. 

Most Ideal Time to Visit Honolulu

September and October are two months that present you with the best possible combination of climate and economy, as airfares to Honolulu drop while hotels in Honolulu slash their nightly tariffs. 

Apart from that, a unique season of festivals in Honolulu means that you will be best poised to explore the local art, food and music culture up, close and personal! 

Verified reviews of the city: Honolulu, HI

Below are reviews of the city of Honolulu, HI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Friendly Locals"
Score 5.0 / 5

City of Honolulu was very quaint and people on street were friendly as these people not being part of a resort, they do not have to be friendly. Real test is how the locals away from the resort come in contact with you.

Arnold V., from 21-Jun-2016
"Great!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The beaches were great. Lots of great dining and shopping options. Cosmopolitan vibe.

Medha C., from 30-Jan-2016
"Amazing Beaches"
Score 5.0 / 5

The beach was my favorite part of the stay

Roxanne H., from 23-Jan-2016
"Great Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

The beach was amazing! Highly recommend visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Roxanne H., from 14-Jan-2016
"It's Hawaii! Enough Said!"
Score 5.0 / 5

A beautiful place lucky enough to visit. Friendly people too.

Len F., from 07-Sep-2015
"The Place to Keep Busy or Just Relax on the Beach"
Score 4.0 / 5

There are many things to do in the city, so you will never get bored. Public transportation is convenient and you can do a lot of walking. Swimming, shopping, local restaurants, and the Zoo is right around the corner.

Christine H., from 17-May-2015
"Whats Not To Like"
Score 5.0 / 5

Excellent food in a beautiful place.

Dr. Jack E. G., from 16-Sep-2014
"Close to many sights"
Score 4.0 / 5

Honolulu is very nice and the night life is cool. There are also lots of activities to do and everything is within walking distance in waikiki

Yannick R., from 02-Aug-2014
"Food Lovers Delight"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots of food options and convenience of shopping and the beach.

Laureen L., from 21-Jul-2014
"Don't ever want to leave."
Score 4.0 / 5

I lived there for seven years because my husband was in the military. I love everything about Honolulu, the weather, the people, the food, the beaches and all that Honolulu has to offer. My group of 34 didn't want to board the plane to come home.

Yvette J., from 15-Jul-2014
"Centralized"
Score 5.0 / 5

Waikiki is the best. Everything you need all in one area.

Audrey L., from 09-Jul-2014
"Drive Defensively!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Variety of food choices in Honolulu is very good. Traffic is horrific. Drivers are frightening. Use of signal lights and adherence to speed limits are clearly only general guidelines as neither are used / followed with regularity. Yield signs are meaningless.

Paul M., from 26-Apr-2014
"Lots to do with wonderful locals."
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved all of the sites we visited such as Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Pali Lookout, Matsumoto's Shave Ice, Ala Moana Center (my choir performed on Centerstage which was very fun). We all loved the beautiful weather, especially the tropical breeze. My group had no ground transportation so we made great use of the public buses which worked well (only $1.50 for youth). We also had the opportunity to perform in the Kawaiahao Church in a music festival which was fantastic. On our final night we attended a luau at Paradise Cove which was great. Overall, we really appreciated how friendly the people of Hawaii are, very sincere, kind, and loving.

Joel W., from 13-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Honolulu, HI shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
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