ULTIMATE GUIDE: HOTELS ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU, HAWAII
The north shore of Oahu offers one of the most relaxed environments in the world. Chill vibes, surf, and sunsets are a guarantee. This isn’t Waikiki so there are far fewer hotels. However, this is a comprehensive list of the most popular hotels on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
The north shore of Oahu is about an hour-long drive from Waikiki. Beaches in the area are often far less crowded and include world famous surf beaches Pipeline and Waimea Bay Beach.
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BEST HOTELS ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU, HAWAII
Turtle Bay Resort
The Turtle Bay Resort is one of the most famous resorts on the north shore of Oahu. The huge property of 880 acres boasts a private beach, crystal clear waters, white sand and even not one but two golf courses. The layout of the resort makes it possible for all guest to experience a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of their luxury room.
Activities run from the hotel include helicopter tours, snorkeling in the private lagoon, hot tub, horseback riding, hiking and the resort even has its own surf school.
Turtle Bay Resort is the biggest hotel on the north shore of Oahu with 401 guest rooms and 42 beach cottages and ocean villas. Luxury ocean villas range from $479 to $900 for four guests. Standard rooms range from $250 to $470 per night.
This is the most luxurious hotel on the north shore of Oahu and the perfect private hideaway for your dream vacation getaway to Oahu.
Prices starting from $250
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore
The Courtyard on Oahu’s north shore boasts 142 rooms, a fitness center, restaurant and outdoor pool. The lagoon style pool is the center point of the hotel and a great spot to relax after a day of exploring the island.
The hotel is incredibly new with a modern look and fresh amenities. Spacious rooms include a sitting area and a T.V.
One of the main attractions to staying at the Courtyard Marriott on the north shore of Oahu is the close proximity to the Polynesian Cultural Center, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Oahu.
Prices start from $200
Tiki Moon Villas
Another hotel on the north shore of Oahu, which is very close to the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is Tiki Moon Villas. One of their ocean front villas is the perfect way to enjoy your island getaway. The villas are walking distance to the PCC and the Turtle Bay Resort and golf courses.
Prices start from $250
Kalani Hawaii Private Lodging
Kalani Hawaii isn’t your typical hotel on the north shore of Oahu. It is a mix of all accommodation styles. Kalani Hawaii offers unique, private lodging with beach access, beautiful sunsets, and snorkeling.
Prices start from $200
Paradise Bay Resort
Paradise Bay Resort just sneaks onto the list of the best hotels on the north shore of Oahu. It is tucked away in a beautiful natural setting with spectacular views of the Koolau Mountain range and Kaneohe Bay.
It is a perfect place to escape the hustle of Waikiki and enjoy the rural country charm of Wailua Point. Relax the afternoon away by the pool or on one of their many floating docks.
A leisurely drive will transport you to Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor or the awesome surf beaches of the North Shore.
Prices start from $250
Backpackers Vacation Inn and Plantation Village
Hotels on the north shore of Oahu can be expensive. In fact accommodation on Oahu can burn a hole in your wallet quickly. However, there is an accommodation option on the Oahu’s North Shore for the budget traveler.
Backpackers Vacation Inn offers accommodation from dorm beds, private beach studios, and entire cabins right on the beach. If you are looking for a surf vacation, a chill beach vacation or a spot to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, this is the perfect spot.
Prices start from $70
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One of the best ways to find accommodation on the north shore of Oahu is to use Glamping Hub. The North Shore can be an incredibly expensive location to find a hotel and as you can see from above there are limited options available for you. Glamping hub offers a selection of private bungalows, houses and even treehouses for your stay on the North Shore of Oahu. The beauty of staying in a property from Glamping Hub is that you will find yourself in a much more homely environment.
When I stayed in my Glamping Hub Bungalow, the Hibiscus, in Hanalei, Kauai, the entire home was furnished, the bookshelves were full. Surfboards, bodyboards, and snorkels sat at the back door ready for you to enjoy down at the beach. You can view this property here.
Often you can enjoy a large family home or multiple room bungalow to fit your whole family or a bunch of friends. For a similar price to that of a small hotel room for one night, you can pick up a house with multiple rooms to accommodate your whole family or group of friends. I stayed at the popular Fern Grotto Inn, in the popular tourist town of Kapaa. I enjoyed the homely atmosphere, the outdoor grill, and backyard. These are all aspects you don’t get at a hotel!
This would be my number one recommendation for families traveling Hawaii and looking for accommodation on the North Shore of Oahu. Click Here to view the available Glamping Hub properties during your stay.
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