Hawai’i is far from a wallet-friendly destination, but this crop of “Affordable & Adorable” accommodations scattered across the archipelago will help stretch your vacation budget further. 🌴
4 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $135 | Website | Honolulu Airport
72 | Pets allowed, Yoga classes, Beach chairs/loungers | 0
Kaimana Beach, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Hale Koa Luau
From the chilled lemongrass towels offered at check-in to the customizable room scents at the “aroma bar,” this modern Waikīkī hotel one block away from Kuhio Beach taps all five senses to promote wellness & rejuvenation.
4 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $227 | Website | Honolulu Airport
112 | Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Pets allowed | 1
Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, Waikiki Beach, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony
Located a few minutes from Waikīkī Beach, this hotel goes big on 1960s surf vibes. From its charismatic lobby to its bungalow-inspired rooms, the “hang loose” sense of place is enlivened with beach scenes from native photographer Mark Kushimi, nautical trinkets, & vintage postcards.
3 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $135 | Website | Honolulu Airport
135 | Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Balcony/terrace | 2
Waikiki Beach, Hale Koa Luau, Royal Hawaiian Center
Designed for the “millennial-minded traveler,” the 135-room Shoreline Hotel in Waikīkī is an Instagram fever dream filled with splashy color-clashing furniture, ombre murals, bold botanical prints, & an abundance of neon lights.
4 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $229 | Website | Honolulu Airport
247 | Outdoor swimming pool, Fitness center, Outdoor fireplacein all rooms | 🍸🍴 2
Kaimana Beach, Waikiki Beach, Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony
Midcentury modern design meets Waikīkī charm at this 251-key oasis, situated in the buzzing heart of Honolulu. Its popular signature restaurant, Hideout, serves Modern Hapa Hawaiian cuisine & tropical cocktails from a photogenic rooftop perch.
3 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $219 | Website | Hilo International Airport
135 | Outdoor swimming pool, Beachfront, Spa | 2
Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Golf Course, Coconut Island Parkino, Musée de La Poste
There’s a generous supply of aloha spirit at this Big Island hotel, which boasts serene koi ponds, gardenia lei wall murals, outdoor hammocks, & wood furnishings crafted by local makers. To truly unplug, book one of the electronics-free Peaceful Rooms.
4 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $194 | Website | Honolulu Airport
315 | Outdoor swimming pool, Fitness center, Pets allowed | 1
Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Hale Koa Luau
The Queen Kapiʻolani Hotel first opened its doors in 1967. After a retro-chic redesign, the property has been revived with works local artist Nick Kuchar in the sleek lobby, pastel hues in the guestrooms, & an expansive pool deck that faces Diamond Head.
3 Stars | Starting Nightly Rate: $246 | Website | Kahului Airport
432 | Outdoor swimming pool, Beachfront, Spa | 2
Royal Kaanapali Golf Course, Drums of the Pacific Lu au, Hanakaoo Beach Park
Sited on 11 oceanfront acres, this family-friendly Maui resort offers a wealth of watersports, from surf lessons to snorkeling, as well as daily cultural classes like ‘ukulele lessons. Live Hawaiian entertainment is also offered each evening at the Huihui Restaurant.