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If you’ve ever dreamed of vacationing in Hawaii but worried you might not be able to afford staying in one of the swanky seeming resorts, you no longer have to worry. The Daily Meal has scoured the internet for the most affordable Hawaiian resorts and hotels on all of the Islands that boast more than just room and board.
Think of all the things you can do with the money you save by vacationing in these resorts and hotels! You can book a spa appointment, you can taste some of the best food and drink in Hawaii, and you can visit these gorgeous Hawaiian spots that haven’t been overrun by tourists. Some of these deals are great for couples and families so grab a friend or your loved ones and head west for sun, sand, and surf!
Have you started mentally packing your suitcase yet, or what? It’s always a great time to visit Hawaii. Check out the 21 most affordable Hawaiian resorts and hotels. You can tell us “mahalo” later.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel/Yelp
The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel boasts stunning oceanfront rooms with views of white sand beaches and endless calm seas for seriously low rates. The casual and fun beach getaway consists of 654 rooms (of which 85 percent offer full or partial views of the ocean), a heated swimming pool, a sun deck, a fitness center, a meeting room, an event space, retail shops, and restaurants serving up locally sourced dishes, as well as a dedicated activities desk! Plus, it’s within walking distance to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and Kapiolani Park. Their site even has special deals for flat rates, an AARP discount, and up to 20 percent off for some longer stays!
If you’re looking for a more laid-back resort experience on a secluded beach, then the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages are the place to be. Located on the western shores of Waimea, these 60 luxe plantation-era cottages share a tranquil 27-acre tropical coconut grove along the ocean perfect for long walks in the sand or hours of uninterrupted beach reading. Thinking of bringing your family? The resort also offers snorkeling with tropical fish, sunset sailing, helicopter tours, ATV tours, zip lining, luau, and more. Plus Aston Waimea is currently having a winter escape sale for members that will give you up to 25 percent off until March 2018!
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Not only is this boutique hotel super-cute, but if you book directly on their website, they will waive the amenity fee right off the bat! This is an excellent option if you’re trying to save money on a Hawaiian vacation but still want a pool, a private lanai, and a view of the gorgeous landscape. Coconut Waikiki was even voted best Oahu boutique hotel and resort by Hawaii Magazine!
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Referred to as a “tropical paradise” and “beautiful” by some reviewers, the Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach is a real steal for its low nightly rates. This little slice of Hawaiian heaven includes a full-service spa, a fitness center, free on-site activities, a pool, and even yoga classes all accessible by booking a room. The Courtyard Kauai’i also offers three unique dining experiences at their restaurant, Voyager Lanai, their bar and grill Ma’Kai Lounge, and at their signature luau Maka’iwa.
Grand Naniloa Hotel, A DoubleTree by Hilton/Yelp
According to the hotel website, “Naniloa” translates to mean “very beautiful” — and that is exactly what this DoubleTree hotel is. The 388-room hotel has breathtaking views of Hilo and access to historic monkey pod trees, and it’s located in the birthplace of hula dancing! Guests can enjoy complimentary golfing, a restaurant buffet, and monthly entertainment for rooms starting as low as $134 a night. The Grand Naniloa is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay/Yelp
The central beachfront location of the Hilton Garden Inn not only has a protected swimming lagoon, but is also close to Wailua and Opaekaa waterfalls, parks, and historic sacred sites. This hotel in paradise has special rates for military and vets and the AARP set, a special romance package, and a bed and breakfast offer!
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The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is set on 22 acres of oceanfront, and if that isn’t enough water for you, this resort also boasts five pools (including the longest waterslide in Waikiki). The resort is also equipped with 20 restaurants and bars, including not only national chains like Benihana, Round Table Pizza, and Starbucks but also Hawaiian exclusives like Rainbow Lanai and Lappert’s Hawaii. While it may be on the more expensive end of affordable, the amenities like exotic wildlife, the spa, and concierge all make it worth every penny.
Hotel Renew markets itself as “a modern beachside boutique,” which translates to “the perfect place to stay near the beach without having to get all sandy” — an affordable getaway for travelers who would rather relax indoors. Visitors can enjoy a daily continental breakfast and juice bar, and lounge in a robe rather than get all sandy sunburned — but those interested in a quick dip in the ocean are only steps away from Waikiki beach. A-List insiders on their site save an extra 10 percent off rooms now through December 31, so get booking!
This pet-friendly hotel features sweeping views, plush bathrobes, and luxurious bath products as well as many pools, resort shops, a camp for kids, and ocean-front cabana rentals. Plan on packing your bags for at least six days because your fifth night is free!
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
“Hawaii’s most Hawaiian Hotel” is a celebration of all things Hawaiian. Their Sunday Champagne brunch was voted the best in Maui. Their open-air restaurant on the relaxing Ka’anapali Beach is under the direction of award-winning executive chef Tom Muromoto. Since it’s whale season, the resort is offering package deals for devoted whale watchers and curious first-time majestic ocean mammal viewers alike!
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After being newly renovated by its Wyndham Hotel owners, the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy features new appliances, furniture, and updated décor in all of their beach-front condos on the Royal Coconut Coast. This major steal includes an oasis pool and spa, hammocks, and barbecue grills for those who want the luxury of a resort but with the autonomy of a home-away from home.
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Resting on Kalapaki Bay, the Marriott Kauai Resort and Beach Club is the ideal family vacation destination because of its low rates, pools, and 18 holes of golf at Hokuala Golf Course. While Mom gets a facial at the full-service spa, the children can enjoy activities at the kid’s club, and Dad can take a dip in the pool. Currently their weekend rates are super-low with a promo code found here.
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Whether you stay in a villa or in a guest room at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, you are guaranteed to be surrounded by scenic beauty and ocean breezes. The stunning resort is in close proximity to famous attractions in Maui, Ka’anapali Beach, and the Lahaina Cannery Mall. The concierge can even hook you up with an area tour service by helicopter!
The eco-friendly Maui Coat hotel is the perfect spot for vacationers who want to feel like they aren’t increasing their carbon footprint when they indulge. The resort’s focus on solar energy is best exemplified through their high-efficiency solar power system, which covers 30,000 square feet of their space and decreases greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide at the hotel. In addition to their solar power system, Maui Coast also offers recycling bins throughout the facility, a water conservation program, bicycles for guest use as public transportation, reusable items, and electronic confirmations to reduce paper use. For guests staying six or more nights, the fifth night is free!
Despite its name, this laid-back resort is not just for surfers. Nestled in Napili Bay, Napili Surf Beach Resort offers 53 privately-owned condos housed in four two-story buildings. All guests can access the ocean and the solar-heated swimming pool. With gushing reviews — “Would you all shhhhh!!!!! I don't want the word to get out about this piece of heaven or we'll never be able to get reservations!” cautions one reviewer; “I've been visiting Napili Surf since the ‘70s and consider it ‘home away from home,’” says another — plus seriously affordable rates, this should top your list of places to stay.
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Voted one of “America’s Most Romantic Hotels” by Travel + Leisure, a room at the Paia Inn surprisingly won’t break your budget. Whether you’re dining at the Paia Inn’s café and juice bar or strolling through a 3-mile stretch of white sand beach, you’re bound to have a beautiful time on the northern shore of Maui. Guests can also schedule activities like snorkeling, whale watching, and surfing lessons for an added cost.
The sweetly named Pineapple Inn Maui is an affordable bed and breakfast that has been featured in the likes of Frommers Hawaii, Trip Advisor, and Lonely Planet. The four guestrooms all enjoy views of the ocean and ground gardens. For those less inclined to take a dip in the Pacific, there is also a pool and a hot tub.
Royal Kona Resort/Yelp
Besides being an awesome resort, the Royal Kona also offers awesome deals. When you book early, rooms can start as low as $149. They also offer special packages that round out to about $65 per day and offer an oceanfront room for two, complimentary breakfast buffets, complimentary rental cars, and complimentary parking. Plus it’s located on the absolutely jaw-dropping Kailua Bay and offers every amenity you can think of, from spa to sport to shopping to fine dining.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani/Yelp
The Sheraton Princess is located on the former estate of Hawaii’s last princess, which is where it gets its name. You too, will feel like royalty when you stay in this hotel as it has several affordable package deals right now (especially if you have a Starwood Guest account with any of the hotels in the Starwood family, such as Sheraton).
This enchanting bed and breakfast is located only a handful of miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Big Island’s most visited attraction. When you’re not out there exploring primal rainforests, lava tubes, desert trails, ancient petroglyphs, or active lava flows, take a relaxing soak in your cottage’s private hot tub or enjoy the fresh private breakfast prepared and delivered for you by staff. You can even schedule a private massage! The best part is that Volcano Rainforest Retreat is offering a ton of deals for December and January as well as their usual specials for same-day booking and stays of three or more nights!
Marriott’s 5-acre resort boasts rooms with ocean views, and they are currently available for 20 percent off when you stay five nights or more. The 1,310-room resort includes a spa where you can have Ayurveda treatments, a body scrub, a body wrap, and even a couple’s massage. It’s also home to a steakhouse, seafood and sushi bar, and an Italian restaurant if you find yourself craving a little carbonara on your island getaway. Still not convinced that you should be vacationing in these fabulous and affordable Hawaiian resorts? Check out the best places to eat and drink in Hawaii to tip you over the edge and into paradise.