10 Best Luxury Hotels In Hawaii To Stay For Free On Points


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Everybody likes a freebie and there are some incredible hotels and resorts in Hawaii that you can stay at for free on points or rewards. This is our pick of the best choices. You may also be interested in our guides to the best Four Seasons Hotels in Hawaii and the best airline to fly to Hawaii in First Class.

It is worth noting that is may not always be the best deal booking on points as you will have to pay for extras like breakfast if you decide to eat at the resort. In locations like Waikiki, it’s easy to get out of the hotel and find a nice venue for breakfast, but at the more remote hotels like the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, you might feel that going out for breakfast is too much hassle and so the $100 or so price of breakfast is a cost that should be considered when booking on points. If you book a paid stay via our luxury travel concierge, your breakfast will usually be included.

1. Wailea Beach Resort: Marriott®, Maui

This lovely hotel is in the upmarket resort of Wailea, probably the nicest location on Maui. The Wailea Beach Resort resort is a Marriott Rewards property.

They Say: Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui welcomes guests with stunning views of the Pacific. Ideally located on the water’s edge, our family-friendly hotel invites guests to take advantage of a modern fitness centre, championship-level golf courses and our tranquil spa. The hotel boasts sparkling outdoor pools and the longest resort water slide in Hawaii. Every room and suite has been updated with ocean-inspired decor and includes mini-refrigerators, plush bedding and Wi-Fi. Large balconies and oversized lanai reveal stunning views, including vibrant sunsets and the occasional humpback whale.

We say: We stayed at this hotel before the refurb. The location is on a headland to the side of the main beachfront in Maui. There is a lovely walkway along the beach to the Waldorf and the Four Seasons Maui. Right in front of the hotel on the headland, you will find rocks rather than the beach, but the beach is only a short walk. There are a number of pools in expansive gardens, one with a fun slide for kids.

I think this is the best Marriott hotel in Hawaii because of it’s location. The biggest advantage of this hotel is that you can eat and drink in the bars and restaurants of the Four Seasons up the road whilst paying a fraction of the price when staying at the Marriott. The biggest disadvantage is that it is beach-side rather than beach front which means it might be a stroll down the hill and across the gardens to get to the beach (and a more strenuous walk back up the hill on the way back). Remember that there is a daily resort fee to stay at this resort on top of your points.

This resort costs 50,000 to 70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night plus a daily resort fee of $38 plus tax.

2. Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria Resort in Hawaii

This hotel is just up the beach from the Marriott Wailea and next door to the Four Seasons Maui. It has the most amazing pool with waterfalls and waterslides. It is ideally located just by the beach and if you don’t like the Polynesian style bars and restaurants in the hotel you can go next door and take advantage of the bars and restaurants at the Four Seasons Maui. This hotel costs a large number of Hilton Honours per night but what a way to spend them!

This is a Hilton Honors hotel costing 95,000 points per night plus reports suggest that the daily Resort Fee of $45 + tax is waived if you book with points. Availability is hard to find here so grab it if you find any!

3. Andaz Maui

We have actually compared Andaz Maui to the Ritz-Carlton Maui. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is a luxury hotel set on 15 beachfront acres. Immerse yourself in the island spirit with regional farm-to-table dining, direct access to Mokapu Beach and rooms that boast spectacular tropical views. Explore the Polynesian culture and history of Maui during the resort luau experience that features an authentic three course plated dinner hand served to your table and a premium bar with handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine.

This hotel is right on the beach, has a fun youthful vibe (suitable for all ages) and loads of ocean view rooms. It offers a great way to burn your World Of Hyatt points at a truly luxury resort.

This is a World of Hyatt Category 8 hotel so costs 35,000 to 45,000 points per night plus reports suggest that the daily Resort Fee of $48 + tax is waived if you book with points.

4. Ritz-Carlton Maui

The Ritz-Carlton Maui offers beachfront dining, Hawaiian spa treatments, luxurious poolside cabanas, cultural and recreational activities. Nestled on 54 acres, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua showcases 466 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, dark wood floors and Hawaiian-inspired artwork.

The Spa beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, and a fitness center with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment offers all levels activities from land to sea. Also featured are six dining experiences, indoor/outdoor meeting space, and lush organic garden. It is enveloped by picturesque Kapalua Resort’s two championship golf courses, dining and a century-old pineapple plantation.

This resort costs 70,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night plus a daily resort fee of $35 plus tax.

5. Hana-Maui Resort

Situated on Maui’s lush eastern coast, Hāna-Maui Resort, part of Destination by Hyatt, is a 66-acre boutique resort located along the famed “Road to Hāna” above Hāna Bay. The authentic Hawaiian retreat overlooks the Pacific Ocean and features 72 thoughtfully positioned guest rooms, suites, bungalows and luxury family residences. Each come with a private lanai, ideal for reveling in island trade winds or admiring a colorful sunrise.

Its amenity suite includes Hāna Ranch Restaurant, a wellness center, yoga pavilion, ocean-view spa and two pools. Guests can also enjoy a variety of immersive adventure and cultural experiences within the region, from helicopter tours to lava tube exploration, surfing, horseback riding, hiking, tours of the local tropical fruit farm and more. Once again, this is an option for spending your World of Hyatt points.

This is a World of Hyatt hotel and costs around 60,000 points per night.

6. Hyatt Regency Maui

The Hyatt Regency Maui is set right on Ka’anapali Beach on the west coast of Maui in Hawaii and surrounded by 40 acres of immaculately landscaped oceanfront gardens. This one is right on the beach and costs World of Hyatt points plus the resort fee. The Hyatt Regency is a great value as it’s availability is pretty open for award redemptions, especially compared to the Andaz Maui, which is the more luxurious hotel overall but is difficult to find award availability at this Andaz.

This is a World of Hyatt Category 7 hotel so costs 25,000 to 35,000 points per night plus reports suggest that the daily Resort Fee of $32 + tax is waived if you book with points.

7. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Grand Hyatt Kauaʻi Resort & Spa is set on 50 acres fronting a soothing white sand beach, the resort unfolds among lush gardens and pristine lagoons. Classic Hawaiian style architecture featuring open courtyards and walkways keeps the elegant atmosphere informal and reflective of Hawaii’s climate and culture.

Strongly committed to environmental conservation and preservation of natural resources, this luxury resort has it all from a veritable water playground with a lava-rock river pool, waterslide, and saltwater lagoon to 18-holes of championship golf at the Poipu Bay Resort. Sample the delicious flavors of the island at the resort’s restaurants. And for a Hawaiian spa experience like no other, Anara® Spa offers treatments rooted in traditional healing methods in an open-air garden setting.

This is a World of Hyatt Category 7 hotel so costs 25,000 to 35,000 points per night plus reports suggest that the daily Resort Fee of $45 + tax is waived if you book with points.

8. Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort

Steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikīkī, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent, personalized services and luxurious amenities. Features include world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, and a swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Music & Dance Hall of Fame Historical Exhibit, and more than 60 on-site boutiques.

The guestrooms are some of the largest and newest on Oahu and each has been smartly designed for guests to relax and recharge. The furniture in each room is characterized by modern lines with subtle nods to Hawaiian culture and practical considerations such as a 55” flat screen television with Chromecast as well as upgraded hi-speed Internet access and multiple outlet pods to facilitate electronic needs. The resort provides the perfect place for those who want to make the most of their island experience and connect with the heart of Hawaii.

This high rise hotel offers fabulous views and is across the road from Waikiki beach. While it is well located for the action it is not beach front, hence it’s lower position in this listing. Again, you can spend your World of Hyatt points and yes, you will also be charged a resort fee on top here.

9. Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach

The newest hotel in the revitalized heart of Waikīkī, the Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach is built for the modern traveler, offering contemporary luxury, with easy access to Waikīkī Beach and world class shopping and dining in Honolulu. Whether hunting for the colorful murals of Kaka’ako (Honolulu’s hippest neighborhood), venturing to Oahu’s North Shore to witness (or conquer) the massive surf, or exploring the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and International Market Place, make the Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach your home base during your Hawaiian adventure.

After your daily expeditions, unwind in your spacious, modern room to recharge for your next exciting day in Hawaii. Staying with the Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach means having the best accommodations, and that you will be cared for with industry leading service and genuine, local hospitality. We love the floor to ceiling windows in the rooms at the Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach, but be aware, this property is set back from the beach so you will need to take a stroll to get to the golden sands.

10. Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is located on the sunny, scenic Kohala Coast, our oceanfront resort offers a taste of the island life full of culture, poolside relaxation, and a chance to meet marine wildlife up close.

This is a Hilton Honors hotel costing from 60,000 points per night plus reports suggest that the daily Resort Fee of $45 + tax is waived if you book with points. Availability is hard to find here so grab it if you find any!

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