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16 Most Affordable Beach Resorts in Hawaii

Hawaii embodies the ultimate dream vacation for many travelers – the sparkling ocean water, the golden sand, volcano hikes, and consistently perfect weather. But if you’re not careful, this paradise can get pretty pricey. It’s easy to get caught up in the stunning beauty of Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean you have to toss your travel budget out the window. Whether you’re planning to travel to Hawaii for the first time or have an annual tradition in the islands, these are some of the most accessible and affordable beach resorts in Hawaii.

Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club – Kauai, Hawaii Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club – Kauai, Hawaii

One of the best hotels in Kauai, this resort is an absolutely amazing and affordable option. The Marriott Kauai Resort and Beach Club is designed like a royal Hawaiian estate and stretches along the scenic Kalapaki Beach. World-class amenities like golf, a day spa, a fitness center, and a 26,000-square-foot swimming pool are located on-site. This resort is also popular for business conferences because there are eight meeting rooms, event planners, a fax/printer service, and an overnight messenger service available.

Key Amenities:

  • Golf course, day spa and fitness center

  • Outdoor pool and children’s pool

  • Access to Kalapaki Beach

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Lahaina, Maui Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Lahaina, Maui

A top place to stay in Maui, Hyatt Regency becomes even more affordable when you take advantage of online packages and promotions to earn free nights. You can take advantage of lots of amenities here, including hotel shops, a full-service spa and six free-form pools with waterfalls. Many of the guest rooms have balconies and ocean views. All guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, and complimentary robes. You don’t have to venture far from your room to find entertainment because there are multiple restaurants and bars and resort activities on the premises.

Key Amenities:

  • Six pools with waterfalls and kids water playground

  • On-site spa, golf nightly luau and water activities

  • Packages and promotions for discounted rates

Marriott's Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina, Maui Marriott's Maui Ocean Club
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Marriott's Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina, Maui

Another affordable beach resort in Hawaii is Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club. Guests will enjoy resort amenities including a kitchenette, washer/dryers and balconies or patios with ocean views. There is a huge 3.5-acre pool that has slides, a children’s play area, and a spa on-site. On relaxing days, venture over to the on-site eateries of Beach Walk Market, Lokelani Pool Bar, and Longhi’s Restaurant. Conveniently located in Lahaina, this Maui beach resort is also really close to other attractions like Whalers Village, Front Street, and Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Key Amenities:

  • Villas with full kitchenettes, washer/dyers and balconies or patios

  • 3.5-acre pool with slides and children’s play area

  • On-site spa and fitness center

Twin Fin Hotel – Honolulu, Oahu Twin Fin Hotel
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Twin Fin Hotel – Honolulu, Oahu

The Twin Fin Hotel in Honolulu is a newly renovated hotel, and it also has one of the best locations you could ever hope for. Situated right along the beach, most rooms come with a beautiful ocean view. A top pick in Waikiki, this is a great hotel for families traveling in Hawaii because it’s very close to the Kuhio section, which is known to be one of the most family-friendly areas. When you stay here, you can enjoy private balconies, mini-fridges, large flat-screen TVs, and the on-site Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Family-friendly and located near Kuhio section

  • Rooms with private balconies and ocean views

  • Beach access, pool and on-site restaurants

Hilo Hawaiian Resort - Hilo Old Hawaii Charm Meets Contemporary Style on Hilo Bay
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Hilo Hawaiian Resort - Hilo

Another affordable lodging option in Hawaii is the Hilo Hawaiian Resort, which has hotel rooms and suites, plus meeting rooms. For a more affordable stay, choose one of the standard rooms rather than the one-bedroom ocean-view suites. This hotel is home to the only steakhouse in Hawaii. It looks out over the ocean and Mauna Kea. Most of the rooms have a private lanai, and all of them have refrigerators, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Check the specials and discounts page of the hotel website to learn about current deals.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with private lanais and kitchenettes

  • Oceanfront swimming pool

  • Live music and on-site activities

Molokai Shores Resort - Molokai Stunning nature and views all around
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Molokai Shores Resort - Molokai

The Molokai Shores Resort lets you experience the magic of Molokai at an affordable rate. It is on the South End and lets you really get in touch with nature and learn about the local history and culture. At the resort, you can stay in a one- or two-bedroom suite. The Kaunakakai Town Center is just a half-mile away from the resort. When you stay at this resort with Old Hawaii charm and contemporary style, you’ll have free parking.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront pool and barbecue area

  • One- and two-bedroom condos with kitchens and private balconies

  • Beach access with free parking

Maui Coast Hotel – Maui, Hawaii Maui Coast Hotel
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Maui Coast Hotel – Maui, Hawaii

One of the best budget-friendly hotels in the U.S., Maui Coast Hotel is located near a few other budget resorts and hotels, a few miles away from the pricier options. However, you can walk to the beach in just five minutes from the Maui Coast Hotel, and there are lots of restaurants nearby as well. There are spacious rooms in this hotel, which have modern furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and free laundry facilities. The pool and poolside bar are fun places to hang out at night when live bands take the stage.

Key Amenities:

  • Pool and poolside bar with live music

  • Walking distance to award-winning beach

  • Free laundry facilities and hotel shuttle

Kaimana Beach Hotel - Honolulu Kaimana Beach Hotel
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Kaimana Beach Hotel - Honolulu

You can book a room at the Kaimana Beach Hotel and enjoy an affordable stay in Hawaii. This hotel has a beachfront setting where Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean meet. Because of its unique oceanside location, it’s easy to live an island lifestyle and truly relax. There’s a restaurant here called Hau Tree that offers a casual, beach-centric menu. Exclusive offers are listed on the hotel’s website so that you can take advantage of current deals. A Kaimana Club Pass for $25 per day will get you access to beach club services, in-room perks, and exclusive activities, such as cruiser bikes, surfboard rentals, wellness classes, and cultural offerings.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront location

  • Club pass for daily fee includes beach club services and activities

  • On-site casual restaurant

Royal Kona Resort – Kailua-Kona, Big Island Royal Kona Resort
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Royal Kona Resort – Kailua-Kona, Big Island

If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in an unforgettable and convenient location, Royal Kona Resort might be exactly what you’re looking for. The grounds are lovely and the views are breathtaking. Take advantage of the on-site tennis club, swimming pool, saltwater lagoon, massage and spa center, and fitness center during your stay. This resort is within walking distance of the shopping, dining, and attractions in Kona Town. Make sure to attend a Hawaiian luau, which features a traditional underground oven presentation, an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar with cocktails, and a fire dance finale.

Key Amenities:

  • Saltwater lagoon and pool

  • On-site spa and tennis club

  • Luau with buffet and complimentary drinks

Hotel Renew – Honolulu, Oahu Hotel Renew
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Hotel Renew – Honolulu, Oahu

The Hotel Renew is a boutique hotel with a designer style and an affordable price tag. It’s easy to find your zen in the peaceful rooms, which offer calming ocean views of Waikiki and boast mid-century furnishings, fitness equipment and beverage coolers. Start your day with a cup of Kona coffee, then enjoy the grab-and-go options in the lobby if you’re heading out for an adventure like yoga in the park. Take a break at reFresh with local Hawaiian craft beers and tropical libations, or try the “Coconut Water Colada.” Beach gear and toys are also included with the amenity fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Beach gear included in amenity fee

  • Dog-friendly rooms with ocean views

  • Free yoga in the park and in-room fitness equipment

Kahana Sunset – Lahaina, Maui Kahana Sunset
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Kahana Sunset – Lahaina, Maui

You can swim, snorkel, and relax at this authentic Hawaiian resort that has oceanfront condos and a secluded sandy beach. Kahana Sunset is a great place to stay at if you want to view wildlife because whale watching and sea turtle viewing are popular nearby activities. This resort offers a daily cleaning service, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and cable TV. You can relax in the resort’s heated swimming pools and grill up some delicious dinner on the nearby gas barbecue grills next to comfy lounge chairs.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront condos with full kitchens

  • Private sandy beach

  • Resort pools on property

Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa - Kailua-Kona Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
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Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa - Kailua-Kona

Located on the Kona Coast of Hawaii, this oceanfront resort offers a refuge for the soul at an affordable price. At Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa, you’ll find oceanfront rooms and suites on 22 acres of Kona coastline and perched above the lava cliffs down below. There are luau packages that you can book at this resort, plus live music, onsite dining, and opportunities to swim with manta rays. There is a spa at this resort if you’re looking to treat yourself to a little pampering. The resort’s golf package gives you two rounds of golf at the Kona Country Club next door in addition to your stay and daily breakfast.

Key Amenities:

  • Multi-level pool with water slide

  • Luau packages and live music

  • On-site spa

Waikiki Resort Hotel - Honolulu Waikiki Resort Hotel
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Waikiki Resort Hotel - Honolulu

Situated just a minute’s walk from Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Resort Hotel is an affordable and highly recommended choice in Honolulu. There are offers here that will get you an upgrade that includes hot breakfasts, plus a military rate, advance booking promotion, and deals if you stay for five or more nights. The rooms come with 49-inch TVs, coffee and tea supplies, and other amenities. There’s also an outdoor pool and sun deck at the resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Free breakfasts included

  • Outdoor pool and sun deck

  • One minute walk to Waikiki Beach

The ISO - Kapaʻa Oceanside rooms with lovely views
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The ISO - Kapaʻa

The ISO is a boutique hotel in Kapaʻa that offers Pacific Ocean views from private lanais in the guest rooms. Daily grab-and-go breakfast is included with your stay, and there is also the Bull Shed Restaurant that serves steak, seafood, and tropical cocktails with live entertainment and oceanside seating. The hotel rooms here come with flat-screen TVs, Hawaiian coffee, air conditioning, and pillowtop beds. Deals are available on the hotel website if you prepay or are a member of the military.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront rooms with private lanais

  • Daily breakfast included with stay

  • Deals available for prepay and military

The Modern Honolulu - Honolulu The Modern Honolulu
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The Modern Honolulu - Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu is a contemporary luxury hotel that is among the more affordable ones in the area. It is a highly-rated hotel that has two pools to cool off in, fitness centers to stay in shape, and onsite dining at The Grove Restaurant & Bar. There is also a full-service spa at the resort. You can choose among ocean, partial ocean or city view rooms and suites. To help you stay within your travel budget, there are deals offered on the hotel website for locals wanting a staycation, military personnel and veterans, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • One family pool and one adults-only pool

  • Full-service spa on-site

  • Deals available for locals, military/veterans and more

Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy – Kauai, Hawaii Kauai Coast Resort
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Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy – Kauai, Hawaii

The Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy is surrounded by palm trees, tropical flowers, and beautifully landscaped grounds. It is located on eight acres of Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast and offers one and two-bedroom accommodations with beautiful scenery in all directions. You can relax at the large outdoor swimming pool, full-service ocean-side spa, hammocks, and barbeque grill and picnic area. This resort is located just a few steps away from the Coconut Marketplace which has a lot of shops and even movie theaters.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor pool with picnic area

  • Ocean-side spa

  • Eight acres of tropical gardens and beach access

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