Beach Tree Pool at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is just one of its outstanding amenities.

Photo courtesy: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Our 68 Favorite Places to Stay

From Kauai to the Big Island, here is our 2018 list of the most memorable and special places to stay.

From Kauai to the Big Island, our editors hopped from island to island in search of the most memorable and special places to stay. And, this year, we’ve broadened the scope, including hotels, resorts, cottages, vacation homes and even tree houses, with truly unique experiences that you can only get in Hawaii. Here are our 68 favorites that we have no hesitation in recommending. 

Legend: 

  • $ ($0-$199/night) 
  • $$ ($200-$299/night) 
  • $$$ ($300-$499/night) 
  • $$$$ ($500-$999/night) 
  • $$$$$ ($1000+/night) 

 

Oahu  

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Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. 
Photo courtesy: Aulani

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach 
2490 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
alohilaniresort.com 
$$$ 

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa 
92-1185 Aliinui Dr., Kapolei 
disneyaulani.com 
$$$ 

Dwell Style Mountain Retreat (Airbnb)  
Honolulu 
hawaiimagazine.com/modern 

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk  
201 Beach Walk., Waikiki 
embassysuiteswaikiki.com 
$$$ 

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina  
92-1001 Olani St., Kapolei 
fourseasons.com/oahu 
$$$$ 

Halekulani  
2199 Kalia Rd.,  Waikiki 
halekulani.com 
$$$$ 

Hilton Hawaiian Village  
2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu 
hiltonhawaiianvillage.com 
$$ 

Manoa Valley Inn  
2001 Vancouver Dr., Honolulu 
manoavalleyinn.com 
$$ 

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa  
2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
moana-surfrider.com 
$$$ 

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort  
2335 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
outriggerwaikikihotel.com 
$$$ 

Prince Waikiki 
100 Holomoana St., Waikiki 
princewaikiki.com 
$$$ 

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel 
2255 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
sheraton-waikiki.com 
$$$ 

The Kahala Hotel & Resort 
5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu 
kahalaresort.com 
$$$ 

The Laylow, Autograph Collection 
2299 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki 
laylowwaikiki.com 
$$ 

The Modern Honolulu 
1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki 
themodernhonolulu.com 
$$ 

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
383 Kalaimoku St., Waikiki 
ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/hawaii/waikiki 
$$$$ 

The Royal Hawaiian 
2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 
royal-hawaiian.com 
$$$ 

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club 
412 Lewers St.,  Waikiki 
surfjack.com 
$$ 

Turtle Bay Resort 
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku 
turtlebayresort.com 
$$$ 

 

Maui 

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The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Kaanapali is Maui's newest Starwood Hawaii resort.
Photo courtesy: Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort 
3550 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 
maui.andaz.hyatt.com 
$$$ 

Fairmont Kea Lani 
4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 
fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui
$$$$ 

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 
fourseasons.com/maui 
$$$$ 

Gingerbread House (Airbnb)  
Makawao 
hawaiimagazine.com/gingerbread 

Grand Wailea 
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 
grandwailea.com 
$$$$ 

Haiku Surf Cottage (Airbnb) 
Haiku-Pauwela 
hawaiimagazine.com/cottage 

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux 
555 Kaukahi St., Wailea 
hotelwailea.com 
$$$$ 

Hyatt Regency Maui  
200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina 
hyatt.com 
$$$$ 

Mangolani Inn* 
325 Baldwin Ave.,Paia 
mauipaia.com 
$$ 

Maui Eco Retreat Bamboo Temple  
610 Huelo Rd., Haiku 
mauiretreat.com/bamboo-temple
$$ 

Montage Kapalua Bay 
1 Bay Dr., Lahaina 
montagehotels.com/kapaluabay 
$$$$$ 

Napili Kai Beach Resort 
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Lahaina 
napilikai.com 
$$$ 

Paia Inn 
93 Hana Hwy.,Paia 
paiainn.com 
$$ 

The Inn at Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Pl.,Paia 
innatmamas.com 
$$$ 

The Plantation Inn 
174 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina 
kbhmaui.com/plantation-inn 
$$ 

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 
1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Kapalua 
ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/kapalua-maui 
$$$$ 

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas 
6 Kai Ala Dr., Lahaina 
westinkaanapali.com 
$$$$ 

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa 
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina 
westinmaui.com 
$$$ 

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Kaanapali
45 Kai Malina Pkwy., Lahaina 
westinnanea.com 
$$$$ 

Travaasa Hana 
5031 Hana Hwy., Hana 
travaasa.com/hana 
$$$$ 

 

Kauai 

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The Koa Kea Resort and Spa is a 121-room oceanfront boutique in Koloa. 
Photo courtesy: Koa Kea Resort and Spa 

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa 
1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa 
Kauai.grand.hyatt.com 
$$$$ 

Hale Lani, A Luxury Beachfront Cottage  
Kilauea 
hawaiimagazine.com/luxury 
$$$$ 

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay 
3-5920 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa 
hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com 
$$ 

Kauai Marriott Resort 
3610 Rice St., Lihue 
marriott.com 
$$$ 

Kauai Shores 
420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa 
kauaishoreshotel.com 

Koa Kea Resort & Spa 
2251 Poipu Rd., Koloa 
meritagecollection.com/koa-kea 
$$$ 

Koloa Landing Resort 
2641 Poipu Rd., Koloa 
koloalandingresort.com 
$$$ 

Sheraton Kauai Resort 
2440 Hoonani Rd., Koloa 
www.sheraton-kauai.com 
$$$ 

St. Regis Princeville Resort 
5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville 
stregisprinceville.com 
$$$$ 

The ISO 
4-796 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa 
theiso.com 
$$ 

The Palmwood 
6867 Koolau Rd., Kilauea 
thepalmwood.com 
$$$ 

Waimea Plantation Cottages 
9400 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea 
coasthotels.com 

 

Hawaii Island 

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You have your own private waterfall at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls.
Photo courtesy: The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Adventure Tree House (Airbnb) 
Mountain View 
hawaiimagazine.com/adventure 

Avocado Tree House (Airbnb) 
Pahoa 
hawaiimagazine.com/avocado 

Dreamy Tropical Tree House (Airbnb) 
Fern Forest 
hawaiimagazine.com/treehouse 
$$ 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 
72-100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona 
fourseasons.com/hualalai 
$$$$$ 

Grand Naniloa Hotel 
93 Banyan Dr., Hilo 
grandnaniloahilo.com 
$$ 

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort 
62-100 Kaunaoa Dr., Waimea 
westinhapunabeach.com
$$ 

Hawaii Volcano Tree House 
volcanotreehouse.net 
$$$ 

Hilton Waikoloa Village 
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village 
hiltonwaikoloavillage.com 
$$ 

Holualoa Inn 
76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa 
holualoainn.com 
$$ 

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel * 
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Waimea 
maunakeabeachhotel.com 
$$$$ 

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows  
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr., Waimea 
maunalani.com 
$$$ 

Phoenix House on the Lava 
Kalapana 
artistreehomes.com/phoenix-house 

Sheraton Kona & Spa at Keauhou Bay 
78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona 
sheratonkona.com 
$$ 

The Fairmont Orchid 
1 N. Kaniku Dr., Waimea 
fairmont.com/orchid-hawaii 
$$$ 

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
100 Kulaniapia Dr., Hilo 
waterfall.net 
$$ 

The Palms Cliff House Inn 
28-3514 Hawaii Belt Rd., Honomu 
palmscliffhouse.com 

 

Lanai 

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The Four Seasons Resort on Lanai impresses with both organic-inspired decor and high-tech amenities.
Photo courtesy: Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Four Seasons Resort Lanai
1 Manele Bay Rd., Lanai City 
fourseasons.com/lanai 
$$$$