The 10 Best Hotels on Oahu That are Right on the Beach

When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a relaxing vacation in Hawaii, it’s only natural that you’d likely envision yourself on one of the Islands’ white sand beaches, maybe a Mai Tai in hand, as the rolling waves crash in the distance. Hawaii and its exquisite beaches are what bring millions of visitors to the Islands each year. Even better, many hotels, from the West side and North Shore of Oahu to bustling Waikiki, are right on the beach, enabling you to walk down to relax on the sand or jump in the ocean as long and as often as you’d like.  

Turtle Bay Resort on the island’s North Shore is a sprawling hotel that is not only beach front, but also offers many outdoor activities on the hotel grounds. 

For a luxurious, ocean front hotel, book a stay at Halekulani Hotel. It’s one of the island’s few five-star hotels. 

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in West Oahu, is a fun, kid-friendly resort that offers several Disney-themed activities but is also nearby to the island’s beautiful, and often more secluded beaches. 

Read 10Best’s list for the best hotels on Oahu giving guests stellar ocean views and easy access to the island’s best beaches. 



Waikiki Parc is a modern boutique hotel that offers guests privacy, top-notch service and close access to everything happening right now in Waikiki. The hotel is located across the street from Waikiki Beach, providing you convenient access for a...  Read More



The Outrigger Reef on the Beach is great because, as the name suggests, it is right on the beach. Suspended from the hotel's towering A-frame is Hoaloha, a restored century-old koa canoe, and the entrance features a Polynesian canoe hale, or...  Read More



The Sheraton Waikiki is located in the heart of Honolulu, and although it's a chain resort, it feels like an upscale, hip place to stay. This is because of its ocean-side, Infinity Edge pool for the adults, and the 70-foot long water slide in...  Read More

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach


Affectionally known as the First lady of Waikiki, the legendary Moana Surfrider opened in 1901 and ushered in Oahu's era of hospitality to the world. More than 100 years later, the hotel, with its grand white columns in the porte cochere has...  Read More

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
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For a true Hawaiiana hotel experience, look no further than the Royal Hawaiian, aka the Pink Palace of the Pacific. This gem was built fronting Waikiki Beach, and is Oahu's second oldest hotel, and continues to be one of its most luxurious, even...  Read More

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa


Booking a stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is treat for everyone in the family. This hotel is on Oahu's west side of the island and is roughly a 45-minute drive from Waikiki (without traffic). But with so much to do, you won't need to...  Read More

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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Staying at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, nestled in east Oahu's posh neighborhood is like an escape on your Hawaiian vacation getaway. The resort is known for its secluded beaches and its private locale--visiting celebrities and dignitaries are...  Read More



The Hilton Hawaiian Village is a destination within itself. The 22-acre resort has seven towers (some are exclusively timeshare). For the best views, book a stay at the Rainbow Tower; it's the closest to the beach. The aptly named Alii Tower has...  Read More



A stay at Halekulani Hotel doesn't get any better: it's a luxury hotel right on Waikiki Beach. At check in, you're taken on personalized tour of the hotel. In your room, a bowl of fresh fruit and the hotel's own chocolates await. The on-site...  Read More



Located on Oahu's picturesque North Shore is Turtle Bay Resort. Whether you're staying in the hotel, or book a stay in one of the resort's beach cottages or villas, you will have an ocean view. This resort is an outdoor lover's paradise, in...  Read More


Meet Tiffany Hill

Tiffany Hill has lived on Oahu’s Leeward and Windward sides, but today she calls Honolulu home. She is a writer whose work is regularly published in regional and national publications,...  More About Tiffany Hill