Suite-Type Hotels in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Diamond Head as seen from a hotel near the Ali Wai Canal

Diamond Head as seen from a hotel near the Ali Wai Canal

Diamonhead View image by Rick Chesler from

Suites offer the chance to sample the sweet life. These private havens of comfort are available in many properties throughout Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. Two examples, the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider hotels, offer decadent suites with the historic ambiance of the past. Some modern skyscrapers devote most or all of their guest space to the splendor of the suite.

Waikiki Joy Hotel

Located just three blocks from the beach, the Waikiki Joy Hotel offers guests an affordable way to experience staying in a suite. Hotel rooms are offered as well as club, junior and one-bedroom suites, but each room category is decadently furnished. All offer marble-trimmed bathrooms with in-room jetted tubs, high-end stereo systems and original artwork. The top of the line one-bedroom suites add a full kitchen, Bose speakers for the stereo system and 700 square feet of living space -- not counting the private, furnished lanai. Managed by Aston Hotels and Resorts, the Waikiki Joy offers dining at Cappucinos Café and singing at GS Karaoke Studios. Book one of the karaoke rooms and wine, dine and croon the night away. (ref 1)

Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

Embassy Suites has built their reputation by offering all suite properties with over-sized guest rooms and their signature cooked-to-order buffet breakfast. The twin towers of the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk are elegant additions to the hotel’s brand. Each tower, the Hula and the Aloha, offers 21 floors with one- and two-bedroom suites decorated in a tropical motif. Two-bedroom suites offer two full bathrooms. Fix a midnight snack in your own mini-kitchen, and then fall asleep under a colorful Hawaiian quilt after you’ve turned off your specially designed hula girl lamp. Buffet breakfast awaits at the Grand Lanai, a fourth-floor gathering area that also includes the swimming pool, hot tub and the open-all-day Pakini Bar. The nightly Manager’s Reception, offering complimentary drinks and Hawaiian appetizers called pupus, are served here as well.

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

The very name Trump International Hotel signifies luxury. Reaching 38 stories into the Waikiki sky, this tower of glass offers lavishly furnished studio guest rooms and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. All feature marble bathrooms, gourmet quality kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Honolulu skyline, Diamond Head and the Pacific. Corner two- and three-bedroom suites offer wraparound windows, giving you a panoramic view of Oahu. Enjoy a tropical beverage and a bento box sushi lunch while seated around the sixth-floor infinity pool. Sample steak and seafood at BLT Steak or try the more eclectic fare at Wai’olu. A private chef is on call if you’d like dinner prepared in your suite, as well as a personal trainer to work off the calories. Visit the Spa at Trump for a couples massage at The Spa at Trump, or opt to have the treatment in your room.

Executive Centre Hotel – Downtown Honolulu

If you’d prefer to be closer to downtown Honolulu but still want the extra space and convenience of suite living, the Executive Centre Hotel might be worth a look. The property offers studio and one-bedroom suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and dynamic views of the Waianae Mountains, the Pacific or the ever-changing Honolulu skyline. Relax in your own jetted tub or pad out to your kitchenette in your pajamas for a midnight snack. Have your groceries delivered to your room if you’d rather spend time at the pool. Continental breakfast, served in the executive lounge on the 40th floor, is included in the rates. This moderately priced resort is only four blocks from the Aloha Marketplace, Gordon Biersch Brewery and the Bikini Cantina.

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  • Diamonhead View image by Rick Chesler from