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Bellows Air Force Station

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220 Tinker Road, ** Hotel is for Military personnel (active or retired) ONLY, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795
Bellows Air Force Station
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bellows Beach is the best we saw on Oahu, and it was so quiet since only military/Veterans can access this area. What an amazing hidden gem. The duplex cabins are nothing fancy, and had the feel of a lake cabin. But we weren't there for the accomodation since, after all, this is Hawaii! This side of the island is much... More 

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washington state
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're blessed with a military ID and its privileges you should consider visiting the lovely Bellows Recreation Center. It's technically Bellows Air Force Station and doubles as an auxiliary training base for the Marines from nearby Kaneohe (MCBH). That means the beach is off-limits except for authorized personnel. Read that to read it's safe and clean. And, it is... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something amazing about this beach. I don't know if it is the color, the fact that it isn't crowded, the magnificent waves and views, but we love visiting Bellows AFB beach when we are in Hawaii. On our next trip we plan to stay in one of the cabins.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We come here for our big family vacation. We squish 11 people into 2 cabins on the water and have a wonderful time. The cabins are simple, clean and perfect for the beach. No ac but it doesn't matter because you are coming and going all day. And the ocean breeze keeps them cool. During the weekdays you practically have... More 

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Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have stayed at Bellows Condo's annually x 3 years for Thanksgiving. They are spacious, clean, quiet and affordable. I could not ask for a better place to stay. Parking and wifi are free. Full sized kitchen that is fully stocked allows you to save money on food, and eat healthier. Beds are comfy. Only wish they had a tub... More 

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Disputanta, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Bellows has everything you could wish for on the outside. But the cabins leave alot to be desired. No air conditioning, but the breeze keeps the rooms cool. No clubs, bars, or restaurants so bring your own entertainment. I don't know if there was Internet or any other amenities. Hot showers, cold beer, and awesome sunrises.

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St. George, Utah
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16 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here twice and loved the beach literally just yards away. The water here is warm and the waves just right for two retired folks to play safely in. There is limited dining available here but ample within a short drive. The lodging itself is very dated, tired and on the side of dumpy. Housekeeping leaves much to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Sorry. Gotta have military ID to get on the property. If you do, I believe it is the best beach in Hawaii. No rocks or hard bottom. Soft sand. Body surfing/boogyboard waves. Cabins 50 yards away (same ones I stayed in 30 years ago). Two bedroom, full kitchen, couch, table, BBQ and picnic table outside. Beach shower/hose. Sunrise. Simple, not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

You're not visiting Bellows for the accommodation. These are beach cabins, and they are showing their age. There is a renovation program in place, but if it is glitz and glamour you are looking fir, you need to look elsewhere. The house keeping staff are a little hit and miss. The beach is 6 star though and the sunrises are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

If available Bellows cabins are awesome. The beach is gorgeous. Water amazing. The cabins are old base housing and you just feel like home. Bellows makes a trip to Hawaii affordable and there is several activities right on base you can do. Reservations fill up fast so plan ahead.

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