Oceanfront hotels in Hawaii offer the visitor a premium way to enjoy the beauty of the island lifestyle. Whether you are savoring the views with a mai tai in hand or a camera at sunset, the tradewinds will refresh you with the Aloha Spirit that Hawaii is famous for.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Iconic and graceful, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is a Waikiki landmark with its iconic pink color and Art Deco style. Considered one of the grande-dame hotels of Waikiki, the Royal Hawaiian has welcomed guests since the 1920s. With a sweeping, gracious reception area, replete with enormous bouquets of tropical flowers, a visit to the hotel must not be missed during a trip to Waikiki, whether you just have a signature mai tai at sunset or stay for the week.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Sun-drenched, white-sand beaches framed by coco palms and cooled by trades create the backdrop for the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Within walking distance of Anaehoomalu Bay, the resort offers up reliable, high-end Marriott quality in a five-star setting. Suitable for honeymooners or the entire family, the hotel features a large pool and cabana poolside service.
Kona Village Resort
Built in 1960, the Kona Village Resort offers guests a world away from the bustle of Kona's highways, hotels and shopping centers. Built on an ancient fishing village site, the resort features individual hales, all with ocean views, along 82 Kona Coast oceanfront acres. The resort's restaurant offers reasonably priced fare ($9 for the rack of lamb as of October 2010), while the resort's main building recalls the whimsy of the 1960s-tiki style. At night, stroll over to the rocks along the peaceful lagoon, where a light set up by the management attracts wild manta rays.
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel, near the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu in downtown Waikiki, is known as a favorite among locals ("kama'aina") from neighbor islands, boasting an excellent location. Directly across from the Honolulu Zoo and Kapiolani Park, the hotel offers proximity to the beach, restaurants, shops and the Waikiki Aquarium. Some rooms feature outstanding views of iconic Diamond Head. A third-floor pool and cafe, offering basic fare such as sandwiches and sodas, caters to guest comfort and convenience.
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