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Hawaii Vacation and Travel: The Top Five Hawaiian Hotels

15 November 2008

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of planning your vacation. What will you require of the hotel? Are you bringing children on the vacation and will you require that the hotel have services which match guests with temporary sitters, or nanny services for the parents? Does the hotel offer links to specific tourist activities within the area? Are the rooms of sufficient size, and will they fulfill the needs required for the vacation? Are you going to require spa services? Does the hotel include culinary delights found in many of the top hotels?

According to customers who have visited Hawaiian hotels throughout the islands – here are just a few of the top rated hotels with some aspects that help explain why they are worthy of such high ratings.

1.       The Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai is ranked number 1 in value, number 1 in spa services and number 1 in the category of hotels in Hawaii. The overall rank of the hotel is in the 90s, superior to many hotels on this and any other islands in Hawaii. The spa is the perfect touch of modern and tranquil with services ranging from hot stone massages to pedicures. The Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Hualalai is available at (888) 340-5662 or at www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/. Prices range from $400.00 per night and has been consistently rated in the top five for services and amenities.

2.       The hotel Halekulani in Honolulu, Oahu is rated the second top hotel on the Hawaiian Islands and is one of the top rated hotels for services in Hawaiian hotels. Vera Wang is known for designing two of the hotel’s top suites emphasizing the importance that style has on the hotel. Halekulani is one of the most popular hotels for couples to come to the Island to get married, as the romantic and stylish atmosphere is matched by no other resort on the Islands. You can find more information at www.halekulani.com or at (888) 367-2343.

3.       The Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Maui is famous for providing excellent service while offering the complete Hawaiian experience including cultural and tourist activities. You can find more information at the www.fairmont.com/kealani/ or by contacting the Fairmont team at (800) 441-1414. The kids will be enthralled with the 140 foot waterslide, and you’ll fall in love with the golf course and mountain and ocean view rooms which are a great experience for as little as $300/night. The Fairmont is rated within the top ten of Hawaiian hotels and a favorite for parents because of the safe and child-friendly suites and villas. There are four restaurants, four bars and even more things to do at this resort!  Guests are offered a complimentary canoe tour on one of the leading beaches.  The seven story property is sure to be pleasing to more than just the eye.

4.       The Ritz Carlton in Maui is a premier resort also ranked within the top ten hotels of the Hawaiian Islands. Service at the Ritz Carlton on the Island of Maui in Hawaii is top notch. It seems that there is always a staff member near to answer any questions or address any concerns of the guests staying at the resort. More information can be found at www.ritzcarlton.com or by contacting the resort at (800) 241-3333. You will love the dinking area overlooking the ocean at sunset — you can’t get much more romantic than that!

5.       The Princeville resort located in Kauai can be seen at www.princeville.com or by contacting the hotel at (800) 325-2589. Just outside of the top ten hotels in Hawaii, this is a favorite of many visitors to the Island because of the luxurious atmosphere and the close proximity to tourist destinations like the Waimea Canyon. The luxurious spa and hotel has undergone extensive renovations which will create a heightened experience for guests venturing to the authentic Hawaiian resort.


  • jamie said:

    The Princeville hotel is closed for renovation and is slated to reopen in July as a Regis Hotel. Check the hawaiiphotobank blog site which currently carries a daily report for Kauai.

  • Julie said:

    I can’t speak for the other hotels, but the Hotel Halekulani is VERY romantic. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Hawaiian experience!

  • Anne said:

    Thanks for sharing! Those hotels sound amazing… it’s lovely to be able to splash out once in a while and stay at luxury, 5 star hotels. The Four Seasons sounds fabulous- might have to save up for that one!

  • Taxi/Limo Reservation said:

    These hotels sounds like a great relaxation getaway spots! Would love to go soon! Thanks!

  • Aqeel said:

    I think the key factor in a successful trip is the choice of a good hotel. If you are lucky enough to find good hotel within your budget then you will enjoy your trip.

  • Galapagos Island Tours said:

    I’m actually planning a vacation trip up there in the next few month. Thanks for the list of hotel accommodations and insight. I’ve never been before but I’m looking forward to it. I like to scuba dive and snorkel; does anyone know what hotels are close to that type of activity.

  • Terri said:

    Thanks for all the info about the hotels. I think if I were going to plan my trip to Hawaii, I would have to stay at one of these resorts. May as well go all the way and stay at a nice place. I didn’t know where to start, thanks!

  • Cheap Air Tickets India said:

    Four Seasons Resort has a gorgeous location on enormous estate. It is amazing and the best beach resort in all of Hawaii. I spent five nights here and enjoyed every second of our stay.