Hey all, Traveling to Hawaii next year with my family.

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harrisonlanigan Banned

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Hey all, Traveling to Hawaii next year with my family. Does anyone have any recommended hotels they have stayed at? Thanks.

p.s. budget of 4000, for a 6 night stay. Two rooms cheers.

NZFlyer

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Which island. There are several islands (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii island - the 'big' island) being the main ones and several areas within each of those islands

SC010101

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Assuming you're planning to go to Waikiki, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach is a good option for a family. The location can't be beat if you want to be in the middle of everything and depending on the time of year, prices can be very reasonable. There's a few other Outriggers but this one is in the best spot. If your budget magically increases, the Royal Hawaiian or Moana Surfrider are amazing too :)

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is a good one for families as well. A bit of a walk from the main drag but there's so many restaurants and things to do on site.

Good luck planning your trip! Hawaii is so much fun, all the islands are great places to visit. 

Aubz11

Member since 09 Aug 2014

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Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber is reasonably priced and the location is awesome. Very close to shops, restaurants & is under 5min to walk to Waikiki Beach. 

11sjw

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Given the recent dip in the exchange rate AUD4,000 or US4,000?

Not sure how many of you but we shared (two families of 3) a two bedroom self contained apartment within the Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki.  Given we weren't there much it was decent enough and more than serviceable with two separate bathrooms.

wanderlust

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Member since 09 Sep 2014

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Here are a list of hotels that would fit your budget of 2 rooms for 6 nights. You did not mention which island you will be visiting so I'll cover statewide. The following hotels have rooms in your budget as well as suites where you could have one premium room and a basic room to split the 6K instead of two identical rooms. (Oceanfront suite & City view standard room etc.) I also recommend using any loyalty you have with hotel chains for your stay. It can be wise to book directly with the hotels as they have great promotions and you can accrue points and use your elite benefits (if applicable). Keep in mind, almost all of the resorts have a mandatory resort fee from 25 to 50 dollars on average per room per day.

OAHU = You definitely want to be beachfront if you can especially if its your first time. You should stay in Waikiki area (20 minutes from HNL) and strive for a view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.

- Hyatt Regency / Outrigger Waikiki Beach / Moana Surfrider (top end) / Royal Hawaiian (top end) / Sheraton / Hilton Hawaiian Village (NOT Hilton Waikiki)

- You can also stay at Aulani Resort which is a Disney resort and paradise for kids, but its located 30 minutes from the shopping and nightlife of Waikiki & Ala Moana Shopping Center. 

- There is the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore but its isolated and you could do a day trip to the North Shore and see the beaches and return to Waikiki in the evening. 

MAUI = 

- Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea (top end) / Hyatt Andaz (top end) / Hyatt Regency / Westin Maui Resort

- The Four Seasons Wailea and Ritz-Carlton Kapalua will most likely be overbudget.

KAUAI =

- You can't go wrong with the St. Regis Princeville Resort but its the most expensive hotel on the island so see if you can afford it. Otherwise consider these options: Courtyard Marriott Coconut Beach (low end) / Outrigger Beach Resort (low end) / Sheraton Kauai / Koa Kea Hotel / Grand Hyatt (top end)

- Avoid Kauai Marriott Resort as its located in the main town and does not have the beautiful beach and foliage that Kauai is known for.

BIG ISLAND =

- Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (access to renowned Mauna Kea Resort included) / Hilton Waikoloa Village / Marriott Waikoloa / Sheraton Keauhou (no beach / volatile weather)

 

If you want to know more about one of these hotels, let me know. I have personally stayed at all of these hotels.

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