Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, located on the island of Oahu. It is a vibrant city that serves as a perfect gateway to the rest of the Hawaiian islands. Booking one of these Airbnb Honolulu rentals is ideal for those who want proximity to the airport, world-class restaurants and shopping, and, of course, Waikiki Beach. A Honolulu Airbnb provides a comfortable base where you can unpack, relax, and feel a home before exploring the beauty of Hawaii beaches and numerous outdoor activities. If you are planning a first trip to Hawaii here are the best accommodation options in Honolulu.
The Best Airbnbs in Honolulu Close the Airport and Waikiki Beach
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Designer five-bedroom vacation home
With a whopping five bedrooms, this huge vacation rental sleeps up to sixteen guests. The house is situated in the quiet area of Honolulu in the Nuuanu — Punchbowl neighborhood. A residential area close to downtown, this is a superb place to base yourself for a few days in the city before going out to the islands, or for a longer stay as it has the convenience of a parking space and is close to public transport links. The walkable area is safe and there are many shops and excellent restaurants close by. There’s an outdoor hot tub and a pretty little garden with outdoor lights and ample seating.
Sixteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $980 per night
Studio appartment overlooking Ala Wai harbor
Perfect for a couple or a small family, this modern studio overlooks the stunning Ala Wai harbor and is convenient for ocean excursions such as whale watching and catamaran tours. This is a functional and comfortable safe Honolulu Airbnb rental that puts you in the center of the city but offers a quiet place to relax after a long flight or before further travel. Guests have access to a shared pool with lounge chairs, umbrellas, a deck, and hot tub facilities.
Four guests, studio
Price: $808 per night
Modern two-bedroom penthouse with ocean views
This 33rd-floor penthouse is adjacent to the Ala Moana shopping mall — the state’s largest open-air mall — and features two bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a large dining room, and two living rooms. The rental also boasts six, yes six, balconies which you can enjoy the view over Honolulu in privacy. This Airbnb is within a hotel complex, which means guests are given access to the pool, gym, sauna, and other amenities. The penthouse was originally a residence for the hotel’s developer, so expect top-notch appliances and luxury touches.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $630 per night
New York style loft in the heart of Honolulu
This stunning loft is located in the business district of downtown Honolulu. It’s a short distance (under two miles) from Waikiki Beach and is surrounded by dozens of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. The layout is open-planned with upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms overlooking the downstairs living room, dining room, and outside patio area. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and the second has a queen. The loft is flooded with natural light and the view from the terrace offers guests a stunning outlook of the city’s skyline. There’s a complimentary secure parking spot within a multi-story car park and the rental grants access to a shared pool and hot tub within the complex.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $450 per night
Centrally-located one-bedroom condo in downtown Honolulu
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $283 per night
Beautifully decorated, this villa-style condo is within a resort with a pool and hot tub right outside the front door and a jacuzzi tub in the en-suite bathroom. The spacious lanai has ample seating, perfect for outdoor dining, or you can stroll to many local restaurants in the downtown area. A patio space, such as this, is a rare find in the city, so the owner has invested in making the space feel like a tropical retreat. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen that has everything you need including new stainless steel appliances, an air fryer, a rice cooker, and a Ninja blender.
One-bedroom condo within a popular hotel complex
Staying in Honolulu can be expensive especially if you are looking for a luxury hotel stay. This Airbnb solves the problem as it’s affordable and set within a hotel complex allowing guests to use facilities but have access to a kitchen which will help keep meal costs low. The hotel has a large lap pool, whirlpool hot tub and fitness center, and secure parking for patrons. Within the lobby area, there is a super restaurant and bar and a meeting area. This Airbnb is a great option for people visiting on business or those looking for somewhere comfortable to bookend a Hawaii vacation.
Five guests, one bedroom
Price: $189 per night