Hipmunk City Love: Top Accommodation Near Waikiki

With sunny beaches and lush green hills backed by the pulsing city center, Honolulu offers all types of activities for visitors. One of the most popular destinations in this thriving city is Waikiki, which features a white sandy beach, easy surfing, and a slew of upscale hotels. This area can be quite expensive, so if you’re looking to be near the action without breaking the bank, follow this list of affordable accommodations near Waikiki.

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

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Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki is a fantastic mid-range option. The rooms feature a cozy bungalow theme with wooden furniture and plush linens that give the room a very tranquil vibe. There’s also an on-site saltwater pool, sauna, and hot tub, as well as a complementary shuttle into town. The real appeal to this hotel is the value you receive in such a prime location.

Waikiki Studio

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By far my favorite accommodation on this list, the Waikiki Studio incorporates the bright colors of Honolulu in an adorable, well-equipped unit. The kitchen comes with everything you need, including a coffee maker and a two-person bar to enjoy your meals. The bedding and towels are plush, and each aspect of the studio feels carefully chosen. You can enjoy the rooftop lounge with great ocean views or visit the beach just across the street. For something different, the Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, and Honolulu Zoo are all within a 5-minute walk. The hefty accommodation tax is included in the price of this Airbnb, making it a great deal.

Prestigious Royal Garden Waikiki

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This Airbnb offers brightly colored and cozy studio apartments for your stay in Waikiki. Equipped with a mini fridge and coffee maker, you’ll enjoy a lazy breakfast in your comfortable, modern room. The Prestigious Royal Garden is located just a short walk from the beach as well as the major restaurant and shopping area. But, tucked away on a less popular side street, you’ll be able to fall fast asleep in this quiet neighborhood. This Airbnb offers great value for its location and rooms.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

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Another solid mid-range option, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani features muted tones and spacious rooms that give this hotel a very airy feel. Waking up to the fantastic views in your ethereal room will definitely make you feel like you’re on vacation. Enjoy the Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and premium linens in your room before hitting the beach just a few minutes away. You can also dine at the three on-site restaurants or enjoy a cocktail next to the pool at Splash Bar. Though this hotel can be expensive during high season, they offer great low-season rates.

White Sands Hotel

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For the low-maintenance traveler, the White Sands Hotel is a great budget hotel in Waikiki. You’ll be just a block away from the beach, as well as great restaurants and shops. The rooms are a bit outdated but are well appointed and come equipped with a kitchenette. The pool is surrounded by lush green plants, giving you a tranquil oasis away from the crowded beaches. This budget hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay without the bells and whistles.


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