jamesag96
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Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:58 am

Hi all,

I am headed to Honolulu in a couple of weeks for business, and was hoping some folks on here might be able to recommend a place to stay. Are there some nice places there near the airport? My first time to Hawaii and I don't know what to expect.

Thanks.

James
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:51 am

i would recommend a hotel.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Tue Jul 30, 2002 7:10 am

You know, I hadn't thought about that, what a good idea.

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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:34 am

Do you have an expense account? Stay on Kona and commute for business  Smile
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:33 pm

Stay in Waikiki!!!

I wouldent suggest you go to the airport to take photos (if you planned to) because ALL areas with near or in the airport is guarded.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:37 am

I am looking at staying in a hotel near/on waikiki beach. I have found some great rates at several different places, but they are so packed in there I can't tell which is the better one.

Does anyone have any experience with the hotels in that area, any that you would suggest?

Regards,

James
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:59 am

Stay on the North Shore at the Turtle Bay Resort. The room prices are cheaper than the big hotels at whiskies and you have a great ocean view from every room. It has golf, tennis, horseback riding and other activities. You are also away from the crowds and traffic of Honolulu. It's very laid back on the North Shore, kind of a country setting. I highly recommend it.
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:18 am

Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore is a bad idea right now. The hotel is under renovation and is not the best place to stay at the moment. Besides it is boring there unless you just want to unwind on the beach.

Stay in Waikiki. I would recommend the Halekulani. Very expensive but well worth it. Hilton Hawaiian Village is also good. The Outrigger Waikiki is also good as are the upper end Outrigger properties.

Determine you budget and go from there.

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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:23 am

Thanks Clip.

Look forward to getting out there, though the 8 hour plane ride will suck.

Regards,
James
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:32 am

The Halekulani is great.
The Kahala Mandarian Oriental is arguably a bit better.

Both can get VERY expensive depending on the ocean view.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:42 am

I would suggest the Ilikai Hotel. Book the "Jack Lord suite." For those old enough to remember, the suite was featured in the memorable opening sequence/music of the old "Hawaii 5-0" TV show. You know, when they zoom in on Lord on the terrace of a roof top suite; he spins around like one serious bad ass!
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:44 am

8 hours on an airplane to Hawaii feels like 12 hours. Leaving on an airplane from Hawaii feels like 5 hours. You are going to love it!

Clippers top 5 things to do.

1.Visit the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
2.Rent a car and drive around and explore Oahu all day.
3.Drive to the top of Tantalus for a great view of the city.
4.Any beach, and if you can get with a surf instuctor, try surfing.
5. Relax

6-100 are also very close. Just enjoy and bring cash!

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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:48 am

Turtle Bay was having some renovation being done when I was there. It really wasn't that intrusive. Since I live in crowded S. California my idea of a vacation is being away from the crowds.
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:58 am

Thanks for the heads up. Yeah I called the Halekulani...you weren't kidding, I won't be staying there. I am looking to stay somewhere around there though, just haven't nailed it down yet, figured somewhere around 60-80 a night could do it. I'll be there for 10 days this time, and then about 3 weeks the second time around.
As for the travel tips, the Arizona is on the top of my list of things to do, and the day long drive sounds like a good idea.
They don't put weight restrictions on surf boards do they? LOL

Drinks on you Clip?

Thanks,

James
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 5:19 am

Try Schraders windward marine resort on the windward coast of Oahu. They have very reasonable rates, free breakfast (fresh guava and pineapple, donuts, cereal etc.) They also have great views and a free weekly boat ride to Kaneohe Bay where you can frolic in the clear water of sandbars  Smile If you're interested I can dig up the # for you...
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:22 am

Stay at the Hale Koa. It's relatively cheap and it's located in Ft. DeRussy next to Waikiki beach and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

BTW, There's a catch; it's owned by the U.S. government and you'll have to be in the military or associated with someone in the military.

http://www.halekoa.com/elig.htm

 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:26 am

I really don't recommend Waikiki unless thousands of people piled on top of one another is appealing to you. Especially this time of year...
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:27 am

Forgot to mention the best beaches on Oahu are Lanikai, Waimanalo, and Sunset.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:29 am

I loved the Moana Surfrider in Honolulu. It has been several years and do not know if it is still as nice.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:38 am

I just got back from Waikiki, we stayed at the Ohana Waikiki Tower. The rates are in the low 100s per night, and it's across the street from the Halekulani you mentioned.

And Waikiki beach really wasn't as crowded as people said it would be. It was rather nice.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:43 am

Hey Ben88, if it isn't too much trouble I would appreciate that number...

Thanks for all the info.

James
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 6:50 am

http://www.hawaiiscene.com/schrader/

I checked the rates they're about 75 bucks a night. You also get the fourth night free. Check out the pics of the sandbar excursion it's awesome. It's about a 20 minute drive from Waikiki and about 45 minutes from the north shore...pretty well located.
 
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:25 am

Hawaii really impressed me. My brother who lives there kept complaining about the crowds but it didn't feel crowded to me at all, even on the main beaches.
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:31 am

Wife, kid and I stayed at the Pacific Beach. Very nice (esp. in relation to the price), and the most extensive breakfast buffet I have EVER seen.

Also, the "oceanarium" in the restaurant is most impressive.
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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:08 pm

I was in HNL in Febuary and absolutely loved it. My dad practically had to drag me on the plane when it was time to go. I would reccomend the Hilton Hawaiian Village. That was really nice, but honestly I don't know what the prices are. I accompanied my dad while he was on business so they took care of that. If youre lost for something to do, and have an extra hundred some dollars, i really reccomend just getting a Hawaiian air flight from HNL to Kona or one of the other islands. Even if you don't do anything at your destination, the view from the plane is absolutley amazing. I was glued to the window the whole time. I was there during the whale migratory season and you could still see them from the plane. I was going to tour a flight school and didn't get to see all that much of Kona, but it looked really nice. Those two flights made me aware exactly what my dream job is. Flying the 717 inter island for Hawaiian air. I know that even though I will not meet the minimum requirements for either airline upon graduating from the University of North Dakota, Hawaiian air, and Aloha are the first two places that are getting my resume. You never know what can happen. I would just be in heaven. Anyway, enjoy your time in Hawaii (its really difficult not to) and sorry for getting off track.

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RE: Headed To Honolulu, Where Should I Stay?

Thu Aug 01, 2002 3:23 am

I've been to Oahu a few times but have stayed with friends so I can't recommend any hotels. If you haven't booked your flight/hotels yet, check out United's web page for Hawaii packages. http://ual.unitedvacations.com/spec/hawaii.htm I'm going to Maui in September and the deals are really good. I think airfare and 5 nights hotel in Waikiki starts around $500 leaving out of SFO. You can add a rental car too if you want. It's really expensive to rent if you haven't booked from outside Hawaii though. They apparently charge more for people without Hawaii driver licenses.

I definitely would recommend renting a car and checking out the North Shore like others have suggested. Nice scenery, and there's a famous shrimp truck/diner up there run by a former chef to some glitzy hotel that gives you excellent meals for the working man's dollar. Maybe others know the name/location. Have a great time.

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