by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 28, 2019
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The 9 Best Budget Hotels in Honolulu
1. Royal Grove Waikiki – Budget
Vintage budget hotel with an outdoor pool, kitchens in some rooms, and air conditioning in most rooms. The hotel is situated a 2-minute walk (0.1 mile) from Kuhio Beach and the Waikiki Boardwalk, within steps of numerous restaurants, and a quick walk from the Royal Hawaiian Center (10 minutes, 0.5 mile) and the Honolulu Zoo (10 minutes walk, 0.5 mile).
2. The Equus – Moderate
Equestrian-themed hotel offering free polo tickets during polo season and located a 9-minute walk (0.4 mile) to Kahanamoku Beach, an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to the Ala Moana Center, and an 11-minute walk (0.5 mile) to the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. In addition to a small outdoor pool, cafe, and business center, all guest rooms have Keurig coffee makers and refrigerators, and some rooms have kitchenettes and balconies.
3. Aqua Bamboo Waikiki – Moderate
Tranquil boutique hotel located a 3-minute walk (0.2 mile) to Kuhio Beach and the Waikiki Boardwalk, a 5-minute walk (0.3 mile) to the International Market Place, and a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) to the Honolulu Zoo. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, garden, and on-site parking (fee applies). Rooms feature kitchenettes or full kitchens and balconies.
4. Ramada Plaza Waikiki – Moderate
Traditional hotel featuring an outdoor pool, fitness center, business center, coin-operated laundry facilities, and on-site parking (fee applies). Located a short walk from Kahanamoku Beach (10 minutes, 0.5 mile), the Hawaiʻi Convention Center (11 minutes, 0.5 mile), and the Ala Moana Center (13 minutes, 0.7 mile). All guest rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers; some have balconies and kitchens.
5. Coconut Waikiki Hotel – Moderate
Offering free continental breakfast, this family-friendly hotel sits less than 5 minutes on foot from a the great many restaurants and high-end shops at the Royal Hawaiian Center (4 minutes, 0.2 mile) and a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile) to Fort Derussy Beach Park. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, gym, barbecue grills, on-site parking (fee applies), and board games and play area for kids. All rooms feature balconies, while some have kitchenettes and up to two bedrooms.
6. VIVE Hotel Waikiki – Moderate
Modern hotel with free continental breakfast, located a 3-minute walk (0.1 mile) to Waikiki Beach and a 6-minute walk (0.3 mile) to the International Market Place. Amenities include beach towels and chairs, boogie boards, a welcome beverage, on-site parking (fee applies), and 24-hour coffee and tea service in the lobby. Some guest rooms have balconies and kitchenettes, all feature refrigerators and bathrooms.
7. Park Shore Waikiki – Moderate
Steps from Kuhio Beach (1-minute walk, 180 feet), Honolulu Zoo (2-minute walk, 500 feet), and Kapiʻolani Park (4-minute walk, 0.2 mile), this classic hotel features an outdoor pool, complimentary yoga classes, a business center, valet parking for a fee, and several dining options, including a Starbucks. All rooms have refrigerators, coffee makers, and balconies – some with ocean views.
8. Castle Waikiki Shore Beachfront Condominiums – Moderate
Beachfront condos with balconies, located steps to Waikiki Beach and the boardwalk and a 5-minute walk (0.3 mile) to the Royal Hawaiian Center. Additional in-unit amenities include kitchenettes or kitchens, washer/dryers, and ironing facilities, and the building offers a concierge desk, watersports rental, and on-site parking.
9. The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – Moderate
Within a few blocks of a variety of restaurants and upscale shops, this eclectic hotel has an outdoor pool with cabanas for rent, restaurant, trendy boutique, and bicycles for guest use. Located a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) to Waikiki Beach. Single queen rooms to three-bedroom suites are available, all with a balcony, refrigerator, coffee maker, and wireless speaker. The hotel staff organizes frequent social events and entertainment.