With Waikiki right at your doorstep, why go elsewhere for a getaway? Whether you’re seeking a rejuvenating retreat or a family adventure, there’s a perfect kamaaina staycation for you. Find your place in the sun here.
Hotel Renew by Aston
Hotel Renew by Aston and HONOLULU Magazine is treating one reader to a two-night stay at this oasis.
An elegant retreat to relax and rejuvenate in style.
Hotel Renew by Aston
Modern and chic, this boutique hotel is an oasis of calm in Waikiki. Those seeking a more intimate Waikiki experience will appreciate the personalized service and thoughtful details, like a chilled towel and pineapple juice at check-in. The designer rooms evoke a Zen vibe, with little luxuries like mood lighting, eco-friendly bath products and kimono-style robes. Amenities include continental breakfast, morning coffee and tea service, an on-site lounge, and a weekly hosted mixer with signature cocktails. Want to bring your pooch along? Hotel Renew’s rooms are pet-friendly, too.
Look for the hotel’s soon-to-launch Club Renew package, which will allow guests access to a full-service fitness facility, boutique spa, two resort pools and more.
Aston’s K-Class Pass. With a stay of two or more nights, kamaaina receive a free room upgrade, free parking and free 2:00 p.m. late checkout. What’s more, all guests receive the Aloha Book, with more than $2,500 in discounts on dining, shopping, and activities.
Visit hotelrenewbyaston.com or call 800-321-2558.
Park Shore Waikiki
Action and Activities
You want: An action-packed vacation in a prime beachfront location – but without the beachfront price tag.
Where to stay: Park Shore Waikiki
Why you’ll love it: Location, location, location. Perfectly situated on the corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu, this newly renovated hotel is right in the center of the action, letting you enjoy Waikiki beach, Kapiolani park, Waikiki Shell, Waikiki Aquarium, and the Honolulu Zoo without parking hassles. Dining options within the hotel include Lulu’s Waikiki Surf Club (open-air dining with panoramic views, live music and a retro surf vibe) and Yoshitune (authentic Japanese cuisine and sake).
Can’t miss deals: Residents get a kamaaina discount of up to 12 percent off the best available room rates. Families can take advantage of the “Waikiki Land and Sea” package, which includes admission to the Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo (up to 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children); two Diamond Bakery Hawaiian Fun gift totes with a fluffy toy, and a 10 percent off coupon for Honolulu Zoo’s food, beverages and gift shop.
For more info: Visit parkshorewaikiki.com or call 1-866-536-7975.
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
You want: An affordable, family-friendly getaway with plenty of options to keep the kids entertained (plus amenities to keep things relaxing for you).
Where to stay: Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
Why you’ll love it: This is one of Waikiki’s most family-friendly condominium resorts. Parents and kids alike will love the huge recreation deck, which is complete with a playground, a putting green, a large heated pool, two hot tubs, tennis and basketball courts, a snack bar, and barbecue and picnic areas. The one-bedroom suites have full kitchens, so making your own meals is a cinch. Every young child receives a free sand pail filled with surprises at check-in. Older kids get free water bottles, and will love that there are PlayStation 2 consoles available for rent. If you still have energy left after all this, Waikiki beach is short walk away.
Can’t-miss deals: Aston’s year-round “Kids Stay, Play, & Eat FREE” program, available at all Aston properties. Keiki 17 years and younger stay free when using existing bedding. Children 12 years and younger receive free admission to local attractions and free meals at local restaurants with a paying adult using the Aloha Book, which includes more than $2,500 in discounts on dining, shopping, and activities. Plus, Aston properties’ kamaaina rates start at just $89 per night.
For more info: Visit astonwaikikibanyan.com or call 1-877-997-6667.