10 Best Unique Hotels In Hawaii, USA - Updated 2024

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Hawaii, with an average climate of 75°F (23.9°C), is ideal for a last-minute getaway. Each island is known for pristine beaches that stretch for miles. Additionally, the Polynesian culture as well as the jungle-covered valleys and mountains attract tourists from all over the world.  Therefore, it is not surprising that Hawaii (especially the island of Kauai) is Hollywood’s preferred location for films due to its beautiful landscapes. Also, accommodations that guarantee guests the best vacation experience are aplenty in the state, be it a luxury resort or a modern hotel. However, if you prefer something that is out of the ordinary, you may opt for unique hotels. For recommendations, check out our list of the best unique hotels in Hawaii, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort (from USD 829)

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is located on Big Island’s white-sand beach of the same name. The upscale four-star hotel offers 249 rooms that feature a private lanai with an ocean view, air-conditioning, a seating area, internet access, and a refrigerator. Recharge at this resort, where superb amenities are coupled with beautiful gardens and infinite blue skies. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing are accessible from the property. Hapuna Beach State Park and Mauna Kea Beach are worth seeing, as are Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor’s Center and the Great 4-D Movie Ride.

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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive
114.08 km (70.9 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. The Laylow, Autograph Collection, Honolulu (from USD 229)

If you want to stay close to nearby attractions or seek adventure around the island, let The Laylow, Autograph Collection serve as your home base. Each of the 251 rooms of this 4-star hotel offers free WiFi, balconies or patios, and LED TVs with satellite channels. The property features nightly entertainment and shaved Hawaiian ice poolside. If swimming isn’t your thing, you can unwind on the sun terrace or relax in the garden with outdoor furniture. This hotel is located in the entertainment district and within five minutes walk of Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. Neal S.

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The Laylow, Autograph Collection

Address: 2299 Kuhio Avenue
146.75 km (91.2 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Facilities for disabled guests Fire extinguishers Terrace Air conditioning Babysitting/child services Snorkelling Lift

3. Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Honolulu (from USD 227)

Queen Kapiolani Hotel is located in the Waikiki area, and it is ideal for fun and relaxing. The hotel features 315 modern rooms and suites, and it boasts facilities such as a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. The vintage posters and classic memorabilia that adorned the reception area and corridors let you step back in time to Waikiki’s Golden Age. The Royal Art Gallery, located on the second floor, features original portraits of Hawaiian royalty, including Queen Kapiolani herself. Additionally, the lobby features contemporary work by local artists including Mike Field, Nick Kuchar, and Katie Borden. The city’s major attractions, such as Honolulu Zoo, Duke Kahanamoku Statue, and Lucoral Museum, are all nearby. If shopping is on your list, Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place are worth a visit.

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Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 150 Kapahulu Avenue
145.92 km (90.7 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

4. Kauai Shores Hotel, Kapaa (from USD 279)

Kauai Shores Hotel is an oceanfront property located in Kapaa. The hotel features 200 air-conditioned rooms with complimentary high-speed WiFi, tropical island-style, and a private balcony with spectacular views of the surrounding areas. Also, this property comes with a private beach, a beachside restaurant, and a 6-ac (2.4-ha) tropical courtyard with two outdoor pools. You can also arrange for bike tours or water-related activities if you really want to make the most of your holiday in Kapaa.

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Kauai Shores Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 420 Papaloa Road
323.55 km (201.1 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (from USD 262)

Just 2 mi ( 3.2 km) from Hilo International Airport, Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is the ideal starting point for discovering the epic natural wonders of the Big Island. Each of the 286 air-conditioned rooms includes a refrigerator, coffee machine, flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet connection, and daily housekeeping. The recently renovated hotel, which takes pride in its excellent service, promises breathtaking views of Mauna Kea Peak. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Pacific Tsunami Museum, and Gilbert Carvalho Park are some of the attractions near the hotel.

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Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 71 Banyan Drive
191.72 km (119.2 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

6. Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu (from USD 171)

Staying at Pagoda Hotel puts you in the center of the beautiful city of Honolulu, just 15 minutes from Ala Moana Shopping Center and Hawaii Convention Center. The guestrooms here all feature refrigerators, free WiFi, cable TVs, and air-conditioning. While here, guests can dine at the on-site Floating Restaurant or unwind by the koi pond. Pagoda Hotel is surrounded by well-known attractions in the city, including Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii Convention Center. Honolulu International Airport is conveniently located less than a 15-minute drive away.

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Pagoda Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1525 Rycroft Street
148.76 km (92.5 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

7. Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux (from USD 899)

Hotel Wailea Relais & Châteaux-Adults Only is an exclusive five-star property located within Maui’s most exclusive resort community. Each of the 72 guest rooms features a deep-soaking bathtub, complimentary WiFi, and a kitchenette. The hotel provides 180-degree unparalleled ocean views of three Hawaiian Islands and stunning mountains. For relaxation, this hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. In case you want to go swimming or engage in water-based activities, Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach are located nearby.

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Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux - Adults Only

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 555 Kaukahi Street
15.3 km (9.6 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, Honolulu (from USD 129)

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is a four-star boutique property in the heart of Waikiki, Honolulu. All 135 air-conditioned rooms offer free WiFi, lanais, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Apart from the Hawaiian decor, this hotel also boasts a glistening outdoor pool where guests can take a dip anytime. Alternatively, guests can also take in the views from the sun terrace. Heavenly Island Lifestyle, the on-site restaurant, offers guests a variety of dining options. While Iolani Palace and Aloha Tower are prominent attractions, guests should also plan a trip to Honolulu Zoo which is less than a mile away.

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Shoreline Hotel Waikiki - No Resort Fee

Address: 342 Seaside Avenue
146.89 km (91.3 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Lift Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas WiFi Available Thermometers for guests provided by property Safety deposit box Swimming pool Pool with view Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

9. Holua Resort, Kailua-Kona (from USD 156)

This three-star resort is near Kahalu'u Beach Park in Mauna Loa Village. This resort features 73 elegant villas equipped with full kitchens and air-conditioning. Each luxurious villa offers a private lanai or patio with an ocean, hill, or golf course view. Holua Resort’s beautiful tropical gardens, six outdoor swimming pools, and eleven tennis courts are open to tourists to enjoy. Additionally, the resort has a fitness center and outdoor barbecue areas. Captain Cook Monument and Hulihee Palace are prominent attractions, while Kahalu'u Beach Park and Magic Sands Beach showcase the area’s natural beauty.

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Holua Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street
148.8 km (92.5 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing

10. Hotel Lanai (from USD 315)

A serene plantation-inspired retreat in Lanai City’s heart, Hotel Lanai knows how to blend old-world charm with modern amenities. This historic hotel provides 11 elegant guest rooms with free WiFi and Hawaiian quilts on beds. Lanai City Bar & Grille, which is the hotel’s in-house restaurant, is the perfect spot where guests can mingle with other people. In case you are traveling with kids and need to venture further, the hotel also offers babysitting services. For a day of fun, you can avail yourself of walking tours offered by the property.

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Hotel Lanai

Wifi Available

Address: 828 Lanai Avenue
42.27 km (26.3 mi) from Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services

Experience the paradise of the Pacific

Hawaii’s tropical climate and laid-back lifestyle contribute to the state’s uniqueness. Given Hawaii’s location in the Pacific Ocean, guests can engage in a variety of water-based activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing. To make the most of your holiday, consider booking one of the best unique hotels mentioned above.

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Sarawanan is a freelance writer and enjoys reading non-fiction books. He is a film and history buff who is always curious about historic places and events. He is from a corporate background with...Read more

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