Boutique Hotels in Honolulu, HI
For the rustic traveler, the cabins at Malaekahana on Oahu's North Shore may be your dream Hawaiian vacation, but if cabins, shacks, or yurts aren't outdoorsy enough for you, you can stay in a tent at "the end of the earth!" Located in the country down a dirt road, there are barbecue grills, flush toilet, warm showers, and power outlets, so even the prissiest in your party won't grumble too much about "roughing it." Forget the hassles of applying for camping permits and stay with the Friends of Malaekahana.
Upscale without the snobbery, the Halekulani has been in the middle of the action in Waikiki for more than one-hundred years. And of course it is right on the beach. Beautiful views of Honolulu city and nightly live Hawaiian music by the pool will get your senses stimulated. The original skylight still provides a golden glow on the living room's eucalyptus floors, accentuating the warm feeling and sense of island splendor the guests continue to enjoy when staying at the "House Befitting Heaven." Every room boasts a large lanai and deep-soaking tub with glassed-in shower. Locals love the Halekulani for Orchid's and House Without a Key's Sunday Brunch.
Sleek, dark, design-forward, and Zen-infused modernity greet guests along with fresh pineapple juice at the bell desk of Hotel Renew, located a few blocks in from the beachfront and the mammoth resort hotels, near the Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park. A small property that's big on design, Hotel Renew's ambience is a cut above most others in its price class and immediate neighborhood, with dramatic lighting, striking artwork, and an intimate atmosphere. Complimentary continental breakfast, wireless internet, and newspapers.
Named for the golden Hawaiian flower, the 'Ilima Hotel colors everything a warm pink. A more economical choice near the heart of the Waikiki district, the 'Ilima's motto is: "For a small hotel, we're largely accomodating." Every room has a full kitchen and the rattan and koa wood decor you'd expect in a traditional tropical setting. They boast themselves to be family specialists and offer modest prices to help stretch your budget. Free high speed internet in every room as well.
This is Hawaii as you dreamed it would be. Take a break from big resorts and mammoth hotels when you step into your own tranquil bungalow on the beachfront. Each bungalow comes with beautiful ocean and sunset views. Choose from ten ocean front or garden view units just steps from the beach, each named after a tropical plant. Spacious one- and two- bedroom units feature full kitchens, telephones, TV, barbecues, picnic tables, hammocks and the amazing Ke Iki Beach. Your hosts, Greg Gerstenberger and family, will welcome you will open arms.