Hotels in Aiea, Hawaii

by Joanne Thomas
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is close to Aiea.

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is close to Aiea.

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Aiea, which is part of Honolulu, hosts a number of tourist attractions, including several miles of shoreline on Pearl Harbor, the largest indoor shopping mall in Hawaii, and Aloha Stadium, home of the NFL Pro Bowl. While Aiea is a convenient location for tourists, its lodging options are somewhat limited. They include airport hotels, apartment hotels and some big-name chain hotels, all of which cater equally to military families, business travelers and tourists.

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Harbor Arms Hotel

Harbor Arms Hotel in Aiea is designed for both business and leisure travelers seeking self-catering, residential-style accommodations. It is within walking distance of Pearl Ridge Shopping Center, Aloha Stadium and numerous military and historic sites. The hotel offers guest apartments with one or two bedrooms and a full kitchen or kitchenette stocked with pots, pans, dishes and silverware. Each apartment has a private lanai and is provided with complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to a swimming pool and sundeck. Other facilities include free parking and a laundromat on site.

Harbor Shores Apartment Hotel

Harbor Shores Apartment Hotel offers an attractive location on the shores of Pearl Harbor, within walking distance of Pearlridge Shopping Center and many restaurants. The hotel is connected to the National Historic Landmarks of Pearl Harbor by walking, jogging and biking paths. A movie theater, mini-golf course and a comedy club are also close by. All the guest apartments have two bedrooms, a full-sized kitchen and contemporary furnishings; the decor is bright and unfussy. Wireless Internet access and unlimited phone calls to the U.S. mainland and Canada are complimentary. The hotel property features an outdoor swimming pool, laundromat and barbecue area.

OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel

OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel is half a mile from Honolulu International Airport and four miles from Pearl Harbor, a convenient, central location for business travelers and vacationers alike. All 307 guest rooms, which average 300 square feet, accommodate up to four and feature cable televisions with pay-per-view movies and video games. Standard amenities include a microwave and refrigerator, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Blackout drapes help ensure a restful stay. Some useful on-site facilities include a car rental desk and a coin laundry; valet dry cleaning is also available. The hotel offers an on-site restaurant, and there is a picnic area and playground for families. A complimentary airport shuttle service is available 24 hours a day.

Best Western The Plaza Hotel

The centrally located, 274-room Best Western The Plaza Hotel offers its guests an on-site restaurant, outdoor pool, free local shuttle service and complimentary laundry valet services. It is located in a busy area with numerous shops and restaurants and is minutes from the USS Arizona Memorial. The guest rooms are decorated with muted natural tones, Hawaiian botanical motifs and pale wood furnishings. Every room features a cable television with pay-per-view movies. The on-site Plaza Cafe serves American cuisine for breakfast and dinner and offers a weekly seafood buffet. Other guest facilities include an outdoor pool and gift shop.

About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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