Boutique hotels in Hawaii

Boutique hotels in Hawaii are the topic of our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. Aloha Bruce and Emmy-winner Lanai Tabura talk about what makes them a great option for accommodations during your Hawaii vacation.

Bruce takes a minute to talk about new Alaska Air fare reductions and specials for September/October, and Hawaii Aloha Travel’s exceptional, personalized service. The conversation turns to Hawaii’s boutique hotels. Our hosts share their expert local knowledge about the boutique hotel experience in Hawaii.

Bruce notes that most boutique hotels in Hawaii are smaller than resort properties and they may have fewer on-property amenities. Service and staff and likely to be much more personal, though, and the rooms more comfortable.

Bruce and Lanai talk about a new Aqua property in Waikiki with deluxe rooms. Bruce mentions the Queen Kapiolani, and Lanai says that the New Otani Hotel is his favorite boutique hotel in Waikiki. The Laylow and Surfjack are noted for their location.

Aloha Bruce talks about Koa Kea on Kauai being refurbished after extensive and historic storm damage. Out hosts note that most hotels on Kauai are low-rise, even larger properties like the Sheraton. The Cliffs at Princeville is mentioned as a little spendy, but worth it for the quality. Koloa Landing on Kauai’s Gold Coast is also noted.
On the Big Island, Bruce and Lanai mention the King Kamehameha and the Sheraton Keahou. Lanai mentions the New Naniloa in Hilo, newly renovated and rebranded, with artwork by Kim Taylor Reece. Bruce talks about the difference between the Fairmont and Four Seasons.

Bruce mentions talks about affordable boutique hotels like The Modern in Waikiki, and Lanai recommends the Travassa in Hana, Maui for its solitude and all-inclusive packages and activities. Bruce talks about a special Hawaii Aloha Travel deal with the Luana in Waikiki, and other great offers for boutique hotels in Hawaii.

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