Which are the cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotels Hawaii? We have already reviewed the cheapest Marriott Bonvoy ski hotels along with the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Florida, now we turn our attention to Hawaii, which are the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Hawaii, and which are the cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Hawaii.
If you fly into Honolulu (HNL) you will probably head straight to the resort of Waikiki for your stay in Hawaii, but don’t miss out on the other islands as there are some fantastic Marriott Bonvoy properties in Maui, Big Island and Kawaii too.
While St Regis, Ritz-Carlton & W Bonvoy brands tend to be the most expensive Marriott hotels, pick a Westin, Delta, Sheraton or Marriott and your stay will probably be cheaper. Even cheaper are brands like Courtyard, Four Points and SpringHill Suites, which are also part of the Marriott Bonvoy brand.
For club lounges, you can choose between the Sheraton Waikiki and the Moana Surfrider, we prefer the latter. Find out which Waikiki hotels have the best club or executive lounges.
Whether you need to do a mattress run to achieve Platinum Bonvoy status, are stacking Marriott promos, or just want to take your vacation, we pick the cheapest Marriott hotels for you, so you don’t have to.
If you want to book any luxury Marriott (or other) hotel, use our luxury travel concierge. Our agents offer exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites.
Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary creakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
The cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Hawaii tends to be the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, a Rewards Category 6 hotel which comes in at under $200, $191 to be exact in September 2020. Book it as far in advance as you can to get the best rates possible, and shop around for unpopular nights. There’s never a bad time to travel to Hawaii and surely this is the ultimate hotel for a mattress run!
Experience the Aloha spirit in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii. This inviting hotel is situated one block from famous Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of some of the area’s best shopping, dining and entertainment.
Resort guests have proximity to attractions like Diamond Head, Hawaii Convention Center, the Aloha Tower and Honolulu Zoo. Well-appointed hotel rooms and suites boast free Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators, private lanais and the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience with premium linens. Work out at the 24-hour gym or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet at Pikake Terrace or sip cocktails during Happy Hour at Splash Bar.
This is a GREAT hotel in a great location! I can’t understand why it is coming in cheaper than some far less exciting options outlined below, but there you go, our cheapest hotel has a rate you should snap up and is well worth stopping by at this price.
2. Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is right on the beach and on the edge of downtown Kona. This hotel costs $195 per night in September. It is also a rewards category 4 hotel, so cheap on redemption. Island Breeze Luau showcases the culture of the Big Island right here at the Kailua-Kona hotel every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening.
As the Official Headquarters for the IRONMAN® World Championship, guests can train on the official course and stay active with the outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. There’s an onsite day spa and a poolside bar overlooking the infinity pool with ocean views. Rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs and private balconies with stunning views of Kailua Bay.
3. Courtyard Waikiki Beach
At $216 per night, the Rewards Category 6 Points Courtyard Waikiki Beach, Hawaii is one of the cheapest Marriotts in the heart of Waikiki. It is a short walk from Waikiki Beach and near to several top attractions in Honolulu, including the nearby Honolulu Zoo.
Offering newly refurbished rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, outdoor balconies and thoughtful amenities., this hotel spoils you with a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, calming spa and two refreshing outdoor pools. After a busy day in Honolulu, relax back at the hotel in their authentic Italian restaurant with freshly prepared cuisine and signature cocktails.
4. Moana Surfrider Hotel, A Westin Resort
There are a ton of Marriott hotels between $200 and $400 per night on the Hawaiian islands, so we have picked our favourites for the remainder of this article. Moana Surfrider Hotel, A Westin Resort is a Category 7 property costing from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night or $288 per night. While the Royal Hawaiian just doesn’t have the direct-facing, hanging-out-over-the-water feel on the lanai, the suites in the Moana Surfrider Tower Wing do. They are fabulous. Ocean-facing suites at the Moana Surfrider have been recently renovated and are truly stunning.
The Moana Surfrider Hotel, A Westin Resort costs from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, or $288 per night in cash, which is not a bad deal. But you get more bang and value for your point by booking The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, which is also a Rewards Category 7 hotel but costs a much higher rate of $577 per night.
The Moana Surfrider Hotel is also the same price in points as is the Wailea Beach Resort by Marriott, Maui which is another outstanding property in the luxury resort area of Wailea.
The private beach at the Moana Surfrider it is a thin strip of over-crowded beach with a small “private” area cordoned off by a rope, where you can use hotel beach chairs. This part of the beach isn’t great, but then there isn’t a Starwood or Bonvoy option in Waikiki on Oahu with anything close to a secluded, private beach feel.
The Royal Hawaiian has a larger stretch of beach with its iconic pink umbrellas so is a better choice but don’t go to Waikiki for seclusion! Go to the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua or the Wailea Beach Resort for exclusivity and seclusion.
It is the historic setting and the old fashioned architecture that makes the Moana Surfrider such a special choice in Waikiki. The hotel was actually built in 1901 and the lobby is in the original colonial building. You enter via the decked front porch lined with white wooden rocking chairs, and you step into the perfectly restored lobby.
Enormous tropical flower displays scent the lobby and guests are greeted with a lei and a glass of fruit juice. Rooms are, unfortunately, less noteworthy.
The historic and diamond rooms lack a balcony and although pleasant, they don’t enable you to sit out and enjoy the views. The best rooms here are the more modern Tower Ocean Front and Ocean View Rooms with incredible vistas. If you are not bothered about a balcony, the Historic Banyan Ocean rooms are also cute.
A couple of points worth noting for the luxury traveller. Base rooms here are small and can be musty, you really need to upgrade to a room with a balcony and views for a luxury experience. Many “City View” rooms overlook the International Marketplace to the right of the hotel from the back. The view is great, but music can be loud and can continue well past midnight.
The location, right in the centre of Waikiki beach with direct beach access, means that you couldn’t be more central. The pool is small, but the location and overall upkeep of the hotel is superb, making it a great hotel choice in Waikiki.
The Moana Surfrider and the Sheraton both have club lounges. There are great views from the Sheraton but the lounge is enclosed on a very high floor. The lounge at the Moana has an open-air section right by the beach so is the better choice. Find out the best club lounges in Waikiki.
In terms of Marriott Bonvoy hotels with the best pools in Hawaii, the pools are best at the Royal Hawaiian and the Sheraton Waikiki. The Moana Surfrider pool is rather small.
5. Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki is a Category 6 property costing from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night and $298 per night. It is a good choice for families with a fantastic pool, beachfront with super beach, and a great if slightly soul-less club lounge (if you are after a character beach club-style club lounge head over to the Moana Surfrider for a more child-free experience with outdoor seating).
The picture above is of the pool and the beach at the Sheraton Waikiki before they converted the pool into a rather impressive infinity pool. It’s a huge hotel but this means fabulous views if you are facing towards the ocean. The downside of this hotel is that it is so large that you can’t expect the personal touch, it’s too big for that!
The view from the Club Lounge is also excellent although it is just a crowded room (often full of kids) with a decent breakfast and light dinner with snacks and free-flowing self serve wine and beer in the evening. A great spread but lacking in much of a Hawaiian feel.
If you come here to enjoy the pools and beach, right on your doorstep, and a location right in the centre of the action, this hotel is a great choice! The Sheraton Waikiki also has a nice stretch of beach and is a good choice for families. By comparison, the Marriott Waikiki does not have direct beach access and is instead across the road from the beach, so not such a great choice IMHO (it is also very expensive in Sept 2020).
6. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
All the top Waikiki Marriott Bonvoy hotels are within walking distance of each other with only the Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton not being directly on the beach. The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa currently costs $322 per night in September but with this budget, there are better Marriott properties to pick.
It is a Category 6 property costing from 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night which is not cheap considering you are across the road from the beach. I stayed here a few years ago and found that although the resort offers a friendly staff and great views, the location being across the road from the beach rather than on the beach was a problem (no direct beach access) and I found the pools to be on the concrete side and crowded. Add to this that, because of the size of the surrounding buildings, the sun doesn’t get on the main pool till about lunchtime.
The daily resort fee here is around $37 per night which may upset you, but most hotels in Waikiki charge a resort fee (none of the Four Seasons do on Hawaii and neither does the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki) so you may feel a little nickel and dimed considering the hotel isn’t really a resort. This Marriott doesn’t have a club lounge either, but elite reward members get vouchers upon check-in for the complete breakfast in the newly refurbished and expanded dining room. Again, book via our luxury travel concierge for extra benefits.
7. Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing is great because of how nice and new it is and the fair price at $349 per night, but it isn’t right on the beach which is a major disadvantage. You have to walk across Poipu Beach Road/Hoonani Road and then climb down to get to the shore which is really only lava rocks, there is no sand, just black rocks which is pretty bleak. If you want a beach, you’ll have to go drive east or west to one of the public beaches.
There are 3 pools, including the Main Pool and the Lagoon Pool and every villa is luxurious with spacious lanais, plush bedding and either a full kitchen or kitchenette. But the lack of a beach within walking distance makes this hotel one of the worst Marriott Bonvoy redemptions and choices on the islands. Surely the beach is why you go to Hawaii? Also in the negative column for this resort is the resort fee of $32/night, plus there’s a “GE Tax 4.166%”.
8. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina Maui, a category 6 property and starts at 50,000 Bonvoy points per night or $378 per night. While Kaanapali Beach is not such a sophisticated resort as Wailea and Kapalua, the Sheraton is right on top of the beach and there is great snorkelling. The Ritz Carlton, by comparison, is set back away from or above the beach. This Sheraton is right on the beach with a great club lounge.
9. Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
The Royal Hawaiian is the main Luxury Collection property in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. We think it is one of the best luxury hotels in Hawaii and definitely in the top two best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Waikiki. It is also fairly priced at $380 per night.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki is also a Category 7 property costing from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. For any avid Bonvoy points collectors or spenders, this hotel is also a fantastic choice and it has its own beach!
The Royal Hawaiian opened in 1927. This “Pink Palace of the Pacific” is located slap band in the centre of the famed Waikiki Beach. With 528 rooms and suites, The Royal Hawaiian features modern comfort, indigenous accents and refined luxury.
In the Royal Beach Tower, each room provides an intimate lanai for a private vantage point of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. In the Historic Building, base rooms at the Royal Hawaiian can be musty, small and dated with no view so be warned, you might get one of these if you are redeeming points. We would always recommend booking at least one room up from the base room to avoid risking a poor stay.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Azure Restaurant, is perched along the Waikiki beachfront and serves some of the best seafood in Waikiki and in Honolulu. Even if you pay for your room here, it does not have rooms hanging right over the beach. The Surfrider is the better choice in this aspect with rooms hanging directly over the beach so it may be a better choice if the view is a deal-breaker.
Book the Royal Hawaiian via our luxury travel concierge to get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full breakfast daily for two guests at Surf Lanai restaurant
- $100 USD Resort Credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable; not valid on room rate, tax and gratuity; no cash value if not redeemed in full; excludes alcohol, Royal Hawaiian Bakery and all retail shops; may be used toward food & non-alcoholic beverages at Azure, Surf Lanai, Mai Tai Bar, Aha’aina Luau, Abhasa Spa, and Waikiki Beach Services)
- Suite bookings in the following categories will receive an additional $100 Resort Credit for a total of $200 (not combinable with promotions, same terms as above apply)
- Daily resort charge waived, benefits included
- Early check-in/late check-out
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
10. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is the most expensive by points and the nicest. It is a stunning beachfront resort on Maui with Hawaiian-inspired dining, spa, culture and activities. This is a category 7 property and starts at 60,000 Bonvoy points per night. But it is usually the cheapest Ritz-Carlton in Hawaii at a pricy $577 per night.
Kapalua, being at the northernmost point on Maui makes it wetter and windier than the rest of the Island, particularly in the winter months. If you keep driving North beyond the hotel, there are some incredible snorkelling beaches and some volcanic tide pools that the waves crash around. There is the Honolua store (ABC store) right next door to the resort that is ideal for snacks, and a complimentary shuttle up to the Plantation Course to grab an alfresco bite with great views.
While elegant, this property is classy and 5 star but it lacks a Four Seasons level of service. The bellmen don’t always come to pick up your bags and the restaurant isn’t great although the cabana and pool service is excellent, with attentive staff free sunscreen is available to everybody and cool off mist at the adult pool section.
Book The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua via our luxury travel concierge to get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits:
- Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- $100 USD Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
*benefits offered were correct as of 2020 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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