5 Best Luxury Resorts in Waikiki, Hawaii | Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach, Royal Hawaiian, Kahala, more

Looking for the perfect Waikiki hotel on the beach or the best Waikiki resort for couples? Here are the 5 best luxury resorts in Waikiki, #Hawaii (in our opinion).

If we splurge on a luxury hotel in Hawaii, we expect phenomenal service, a great location, being on the beach, and a beautiful room. That isn’t asking too much for the high prices in Waikiki! So here are our top 5 favorite luxury hotels in Waikiki.

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Royal Hawaiian (our favorite hotel)
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
Moana Surfrider, Waikiki Beach
The Kahala Hotel and Resort
Halekulani Hotel

If a luxury hotel isn’t in your budget, check out our favorite Waikiki best-value hotel video:

Chapters for The Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki, Oahu:
00:00 Intro
00:26 What to expect with a Hawaii luxury hotel and resort
01:05 The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
04:15 Moana Surfrider, Waikiki Beach (a Westin property)
06:39 The Royal Hawaiian, a luxury collection resort
09:23 The Kahala Hotel & Resort
11:38 Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki Beach

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  1. You two should host my favorite you tubers Kara & Nate. They did over 100 countries in 4 years but they have never done hawaii!

  2. Love this channel so much and I know its exciting to see dolphins but please take a look at the history and living conditions of those poor dolphins. It would shock you! I went to a dolphin park when I was a child and loved it and now I'm ashamed. Please watch the cove and you may get a better understanding of why these places need to close. 🙂
    Keep up the fantastic videos!

  3. Hi Erica and Jordan! I absolutely love your videos thank you for all the great tips you share! I am heading to Oahu this June and am staying in Waikiki, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for places to rent Jet skis! Thanks in advance!

  4. I stayed at The Laylow, and The Ritz Carlton Residences. In my opinion the Laylow has better beds, but the Ritz Carlton has so much better views. I actually found out that when I stayed at Laylow, the International Marketplace had car rentals and we were able to rent one last minute 5 days for about 600 dollars.

  5. I just discovered your channel and love it! I used to travel to Hawaii 1-2 times a year, loved island hopping. But for various reasons, I haven't been there for 5 years. I am longing for it, and watching your videos are a great comfort! Your child is precious!

  6. Thanks for this video. There isn't another video like this that compares these hotels head to head!

  7. Great lists, but I would replace the Ritz Carlton Waikiki Residence with the Four Seasons Resort on Oahu only because the Ritz is part residence and not a full resort.

  8. Can you please do a video with condos or hotels with kitchens?Planning a trip in July for 3 adults and a 15 yo. and staying for 12 nights. Somewhere close to the beach and shopping. So far I’ve looked at Courtyard Marriott, Ramada, Hilton Garden Inn, Regency Beachwalk Waikiki and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Have you guys stayed at any of these hotels in the past? Any recommendations? Any assistance would be helpful. Thank you in advance.

  9. We've only been to one of your five. The Royal Hawaiian, but it took five trips with most of our time at the Stay Hotel on Koa and the Ohana Waikiki East. Both were very nice, when we decided to splurge on the Royal for a week and Trump for two days. The Royal was a garden view but still fabulous. I would go back in a heartbeat. As well, we did not have a child to be concerned with. Finally, how do some people manage an average price of over $500 a night? We paid $300 Canadian about $230 U.S for the Royal. Aloha

  10. Hi! Love your videos. We were I. Maui last week and your videos helped a lot. Especially the travel screening video. At Kahala do I need to be a guest to watch the dolphins?

  11. I stayed at the Royal Hawaiian the first time I went to Hawaii, in the 80’s. It is a great hotel. I too love the location as well as its history. I met Kareem Abdul Jabar in the lobby of the hotel. Great experience- he was really nice! I slept every night with the sliding glass door open, just so I could hear the waves crashing on the beach.

  12. Enjoyed the video, My fiancé and I are heading to Maui and Oahu for our Honeymoon in June! Your videos have helped us lots. Keep up the great work!

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