Unfortunately, inexpensive accommodations are few and far between on Oahu, and especially in Waikiki . . . . at least places that you’d actually want to stay in. But a good bet is the Aqua chain. Its inexpensive to moderately priced properties (from $119 a night) are managed by a Hawaii-based company. Hotels do range in quality (with furnishings from dated tropical to bright and modern), but they are generally clean, well-maintained, and regularly updated. Another plus? Free Wi-Fi! And we’d say this is the stand-out of the chain, as it’s located right in the middle of Waikiki, about a 10-minute walk from the beach. It has spacious rooms (including a 450-square-foot one that I found for just $125/night online), many with kitchenettes, and is quite well maintained.
Aqua Waikiki Pearl
415 Nahua St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Mid-Waikiki & Mauka Phone 808/954-7425 Prices $109-$189 standard double, more for larger Units 131 units Amenities Pool, kitchens or kitchenettes in many units, grill area, free Wi–Fi Web site Aqua Waikiki PearlBook a Room Now
Map415 Nahua St. Oahu
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.