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Honolulu

The jewel in the crown of the tropical Hawaiian islands. Marvel at breathtaking bays and volcanoes and immerse yourself in the unique Polynesian culture.

Honolulu is the perfect destination for the tropical island getaway you’ve always dreamed of. Hawaii’s stunning state capital combines a delightful mix of culture, cuisine, language and history against the backdrop of one of the world’s most exquisite tropical islands. All of this topped off, of course, with the famous Hawaiian hospitality!

You won’t have to wait long before you’re sporting a colourful lei around your neck and listening to strumming ukuleles with a cocktail in your hand. Honolulu is also the perfect base for visiting Hawaii’s world-famous beaches, with some of the Pacific’s most incredible coastlines within an easy ride of the city. Warm your bones on the beautiful white sands of Waikiki Beach, and take a dip in the cool, turquoise waters before dining out at one of the multitude of fine restaurants. If it’s great snorkelling you’re after then take a trip to Hanuama Bay Nature Reserve or Halona Beach, aptly known as Eternity Beach.

Another unmissable outdoor highlight is a hike up the Diamond Head volcano. Don’t worry, it’s long extinct, and the views from the top will take your breath away! Honolulu may be a perfect holiday destination but it is also a thriving metropolis and home to over one million people of mostly Asian descent, making it a hotbed of culinary diversity. Foodies will find no shortage of deluxe fusion eateries and low-cost noodle joints but no trip to the city would be complete without sampling some of the local Polynesian delicacies. Laulau (pork wrapped in taro leaves) and poke (a raw fish salad) are just two of the incredible taste experiences waiting to be discovered.

Downtown Honolulu also plays host to some of Hawaii’s most historic sites and best-loved cultural attractions. A stroll around this compact area is a joy, with art galleries, temples, cafés and night spots around every corner. The Ala Moana Center is particularly popular for its open-air stalls, while a visit to Iolani Palace, the U.S.’s only royal palace, is an interesting glimpse into Polynesian culture. For many visitors, the highlight of their stay is a trip to Pearl Harbor, scene of one of the most famous battles of World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial offers a poignant reminder of the site’s significance as well as views of the sunken ship.

This city’s mesmerising blend of history, culture and rare, natural splendour will make your holiday in Honolulu the tropical trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation in Honolulu

The state capital of Hawaii offers an abundance of great places to stay. Currently, you'll find 108 Honolulu hotel options listed on Expedia's hotels guide.

Enjoy some down time at the Halekulani or the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, a couple of the more high-rating hotels on the island. Alternatively, if you're after a bargain, the Marina Tower Waikiki and the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel are two of the more popular budget-friendly options.

No matter how swanky your hotel is, don't spend your holiday stuck in your room or chilling next to the pool. There are so many unforgettable experiences to be had!

Kick off your trip to Honolulu by trying out one or two of these things to do:

For a more comprehensive list of activities, check out the Honolulu things to do page.


Guide to Exploring Honolulu


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'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach NZ$508
Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020
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'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
     
    4.2 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Beautiful hotel. Clean and comfortable rooms. Perfect for couple stay.

    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach NZ$323
    Reviewed on 28 May 2020
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    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

    Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

    175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The room was large and comfortable. Nice views of ocean. But The shower had a high frequency sequel aNd the was bird put all over the lanai which made the enjoyment of the view and fresh air less enjoyable. Overall it was a very good experience

      Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$466
      Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020
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      Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

      Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

      2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
         
        4.1 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The room was excellent (Ocean Front) and the Rainbow towers is in a excellent spot close to the beach. We were there at the start jof the Covid-19 virus so things started to shut down or there was take out only, but every associated with the hotel was pleasant and very friendly. The prices I thought ...

        Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$477
        Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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        Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

        Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

        2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beach and location is perfect!. Surf was great. Staff was fun and helpful at all times. Place is showing it's age but in good shape.

          Queen Kapiolani Hotel NZ$286
          Reviewed on 1 May 2020
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          Queen Kapiolani Hotel

          Queen Kapiolani Hotel

          150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            I liked how it was not the newest item on the block it felt like Hawaii. Loved the staff they went above and beyond. Never felt like we where putting them out.

            Pacific Monarch Hotel NZ$161
            Reviewed on 26 May 2020
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            Pacific Monarch Hotel

            Pacific Monarch Hotel

            2427 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
               
              3.9 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The parking is horrible. The parking is not owned by the hotel , but it's the only parking offered at $30 a day. The towing company trolled the parking garage to find any reason to tow. I was there for 3 days and visited the tow yard twice. Costing $ 532. Both times the hotel was able to call to ...

              Ala Moana Hotel NZ$287
              Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020
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              Ala Moana Hotel

              Ala Moana Hotel

              410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
                 
                4.0 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                What I liked most was the service, everybody was willing to help, nice and friendly. Very good location, relax atmosphere. We had breakfast included and the food was very good. Our room had ocean view and the lanai was a very pleasant place to stay while getting ready for our activities. The down ...

                Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel NZ$329
                Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020
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                Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

                Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

                2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This was our third stay at the resort, the rooms are a little small and the hotel has been around for a while but overall it was a good stay. Pros: location next to the zoo you can get to the freeway in a few minutes. Cons: Parking is valet and can add up $46 per day.

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