If you're planning a Hawaiian vacation, the hotel options can be overwhelming. To help keep it simple, we break things down based on your budget and the vibe you're looking for.
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Hotel: The Modern Honolulu
Vibe: Ultra hip
Price: Starting from $279/night
Description: If you're looking for a hotel that's less family oriented and more about hot 20- and 30-somethings looking to mingle, The Modern Honolulu is perfect for you. Set on the edge of Waikiki, it's still close to the hub of all the happenings without being smack dab in the middle. The hotel's lounge and club are hot spots for both locals and tourists. Rumor has it Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson partied there while in town filming "The Hunger Games."
Hotel:Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Vibe: Classic Hawaii
Price: Starting at $335/night
Description: The Royal Hawaiian isn't nicknamed "The Pink Palace" for no reason; the building and grounds are gorgeous. The establishment dates back to 1927 and is more rich in Hawaiian culture than any other hotel on the island. You'll really feel like a prince or princess staying here.
Hotel: Waikiki Parc Hotel
Vibe: Hustlin' and bustlin'
Price: Starting at $235/night
Description: A big perk of staying at the Waikiki Parc Hotel is that it's central to everything. It's right on the beach, a short walk to downtown Honolulu...it's all right there. Plus, the hotel has a Nobu and on-site surf instructors --- pretty nice perks!
Hotel: The Kahala Resort
Vibe: Uber luxe
Price: Starting at $495/night
Description: Located away from the city, The Kahala is an oasis that truly feels like paradise. Every single president has stayed here since the '60s and it's where Hollywood A-listers fequent, too. It boasts amazing amenities, such as a world-class spa and even a private lagoon with dolphins. This really is as good as it gets.