Moana Surfrider

Top choice historic hotel in Waikiki

Waikiki’s most historic beachfront hotel (parts date to 1901), this grand, colonial-style establishment retains its character. Graceful yet compact guest rooms no longer retain much of their period look, having been upgraded with modern amenities and style. The resort fee is $35 a night.

A line of rocking chairs beckons on the front porch and Hawaiian artwork hangs on the walls, while wedding parties sweep through the bustling lobby every 10 minutes. It's ocean-facing courtyard has a huge and iconic banyan tree and one of Waikiki's best beachfront bars.