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. 


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

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach 
2490 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 

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

Dwell Style Mountain Retreat (Airbnb)  

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk  
201 Beach Walk., Waikiki 

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina  
92-1001 Olani St., Kapolei 

2199 Kalia Rd.,  Waikiki 

Hilton Hawaiian Village  
2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu 

Manoa Valley Inn  
2001 Vancouver Dr., Honolulu 

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa  
2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort  
2335 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 

Prince Waikiki 
100 Holomoana St., Waikiki 

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel 
2255 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 

The Kahala Hotel & Resort 
5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu 

The Laylow, Autograph Collection 
2299 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki 

The Modern Honolulu 
1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki 

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
383 Kalaimoku St., Waikiki 

The Royal Hawaiian 
2259 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 

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

Turtle Bay Resort 
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku 



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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 

Fairmont Kea Lani 
4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 

Gingerbread House (Airbnb)  

Grand Wailea 
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea 

Haiku Surf Cottage (Airbnb) 

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux 
555 Kaukahi St., Wailea 

Hyatt Regency Maui  
200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina 

Mangolani Inn* 
325 Baldwin Ave.,Paia 

Maui Eco Retreat Bamboo Temple  
610 Huelo Rd., Haiku

Montage Kapalua Bay 
1 Bay Dr., Lahaina 

Napili Kai Beach Resort 
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Lahaina 

Paia Inn 
93 Hana Hwy.,Paia 

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

The Plantation Inn 
174 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina 

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 
1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Kapalua 

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

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

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

Travaasa Hana 
5031 Hana Hwy., Hana 



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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 

Hale Lani, A Luxury Beachfront Cottage  

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay 
3-5920 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa 

Kauai Marriott Resort 
3610 Rice St., Lihue 

Kauai Shores 
420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa 

Koa Kea Resort & Spa 
2251 Poipu Rd., Koloa 

Koloa Landing Resort 
2641 Poipu Rd., Koloa 

Sheraton Kauai Resort 
2440 Hoonani Rd., Koloa 

St. Regis Princeville Resort 
5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville 

The ISO 
4-796 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa 

The Palmwood 
6867 Koolau Rd., Kilauea 

Waimea Plantation Cottages 
9400 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea 


Hawaii Island 

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 

Avocado Tree House (Airbnb) 

Dreamy Tropical Tree House (Airbnb) 
Fern Forest 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 
72-100 Kaupulehu Dr., Kailua-Kona 

Grand Naniloa Hotel 
93 Banyan Dr., Hilo 

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

Hawaii Volcano Tree House 

Hilton Waikoloa Village 
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village 

Holualoa Inn 
76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa 

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

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

Phoenix House on the Lava 

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

The Fairmont Orchid 
1 N. Kaniku Dr., Waimea 

The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
100 Kulaniapia Dr., Hilo 

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



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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