10 Budget-Friendly Hotels In Honolulu, Hawaii - Updated 2022

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You might have put Honolulu on your bucket list. Because who doesn’t? Honolulu is the capital and largest city of Hawaii and is the main gateway of the state and different parts of the United States. The city is attractive to the eyes of the travelers, with the variety of attractions offered and interesting history.

Be prepared to immerse yourself in the city’s culture, cuisine and traditions and know more about why the city is the second safest city in the US. I know, beaches are evident in Hawaii. It is also a popular place for visitors who want to bask in the sun. And I know that you also want to unleash that inner Moana in you. But wait, are you on the lookout for accommodations on a budget? While there are plenty of amazing luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts in Honolulu, you can also save your money for more souvenirs by staying in affordable accommodations. Let’s find out with this list of the most budget-friendly accommodations near the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii!

1. Holiday Surf Hotel (from USD 292)

This property will just require you a 7-minute walk and voila! You can already feel the sand between your toes. Holiday Surf Hotel is close to numerous attractions in Honolulu including the famous Waikiki Beach. Aside from the spacious rooms and comfortable stay offered, guests can also enjoy different recreational things to do nearby such as surfing, sailing or snorkeling. If you don’t feel like exhausting yourself, you can head on to popular attractions within reach like Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park and just enjoy the scenery.

Holiday Surf Hotel (with full kitchen)

Wifi Available

Address: 2303 Ala Wai Boulevard
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift

2. White Sands Hotel Honolulu (from USD 127)

Let’s lessen the 7-minute walk offer of Holiday Surf Hotel and try this property which is just a 6-minute walk to the beach. The hotel is located two blocks from Waikiki Beach and is also near the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, one of the best shopping malls in Honolulu, for visitors who want to shop in the city. The property features an outdoor pool surrounded by a garden that the kids will surely love, plus you can also take the opportunity to relax. The hotel’s rooms are equipped with a kitchenette and a private balcony that offers a pool or city view.

White Sands Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 431 Nohonani Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

3. Ramada Plaza Waikiki (from USD 158)

Who says that you can only unleash your inner Moana at the beach in Honolulu? Luckily, there’s also a 10-minute walk shopping centre in Honolulu near the hotel which is the Ala Moana Shopping Center. What a coincidence! Aside from the property’s convenient location near the beach and a shopping centre, the amenities are also great too. Besides, the property has no resort fee!

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki

Wifi Available

Address: 1830 Ala Moana Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

4. Aqua Oasis (from USD 120)

This property is a 5-minute walk to Waikiki Beach and just across Luxury Row, an upscale shopping area. The rooms are spacious as well as the balcony. The bathroom features an oversized deep soaking tub, hand-held shower head and a hairdryer. If you plan to shop at Ala Moana shopping centre or visit Hawaii Convention Centre, this property provides a complimentary shuttle service for both. Another saving tip!

Aqua Oasis

Wifi Available

Address: 320 Lewers Street
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

5. Stay Hotel Waikiki (from USD 106)

If you are looking for a place near the beach but also want an accommodation near a zoo, you should stay in this hotel. Rooms are nicely decorated in a contemporary style and are perfect for couples and families traveling together. The kids will surely enjoy the beach as well as the Honolulu Zoo nearby just a few steps away. A budget-friendly accommodation equals budget-friendly attractions.

Stay Hotel Waikiki

Wifi Available

Address: 2424 Koa Avenue
Accommodates: 10

Parking Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Dry cleaning

6. Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki (from USD 128)

Aloha! The name of this property has been calling you, Moana! The name itself can’t wait to let you experience the beauty of Honolulu. The property is just a 6-minute walk to the beach. After an action-packed day at the beach, you can relax in their on-site spa. Rooms are completely non-smoking and feature a private balcony. The guests can also make use of the in room appliances with a coffee maker using Hawaiian made coffee. Something to try when you arrive at the property!

Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki

Wifi Available

Address: 444 Kanekapolei Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Ironing service

7. Aqua Ohia Waikiki (from USD 114)

This property might have most of the things that you will ever need during your stay in Honolulu. All rooms in this hotel are air-conditioned and feature a balcony, a kitchen with complete appliances such as a coffee machine, microwave (upon request), kitchenware, a 4 burner stove top and oven, a refrigerator, a toaster, a flat-screen TV as well as ironing facilities. Plus, you will also be able to enjoy Waikiki Beach nearby the property. It’s your home away from home!

Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites

Wifi Available

Address: 2280 Kuhio Avenue
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Aqua Palms Waikiki (from USD 169)

This hotel property is located on Ala Moana Boulevard just a 5 minutes walk to Waikiki Beach and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Guests of the property have the option to visit the Hawaii Convention Center or spend the day relaxing at Ala Moana Park or admire the stunning views of Diamond Head nearby. The hotel features an outdoor pool if you don’t want to go to the beach. A very nice hotel worth your budget!

Aqua Palms Waikiki

Wifi Available

Address: 1850 Ala Moana Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

9. Ambassador Hotel Waikiki (from USD 999)

If you are looking for a place near a surfing school, Ambassador Hotel is just a 5-minute drive to Hedemann Surf School and is a great choice for guests interested in surfing and most especially - the beach. A surfboard storage is available on site as well as a convenience store.

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

Wifi Available

Address: 2040 Kuhio Avenue
Accommodates: 6

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

10. The Equus, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member (from USD 139)

Calling all budget travelers who also want a 100% non-smoking property! This boutique hotel is the right one for you. It has an outdoor swimming pool too if you feel too lazy to go to the beach nearby. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee maker, and a compact refrigerator. Select rooms include a microwave, wet bar, city view or balcony. Smell the clean and fresh air of Honolulu not just outside the property but also in your room!

The Equus

Wifi Available

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Boulevard
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

See the light where the sky meets the sea

Honolulu is calling you! The city is a must-visit to relax and enjoy at the beach. Don’t worry because these budget hotels are to the rescue if you want to stay longer! Be sure to check out the best brunch buffets and sushi restaurants for your dining options as well.

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