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We are a family of 5 with 3 boys aged 12, 10 and 7 and was looking for a recommendation for a place to stay whilst on Honolulu. We will be there in September and are staying for 6 nights. We are looking to limit the nightly rate to less than $300 per night, however happy to spend more if there is a highly recommended place that we should not miss out on.

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I suggest you book after the American Labor Day long September weekend. Prices will drop dramatically for lodging and rental cars. Weather will still be gorgeous!

See if you can find a nice two bedroom condo through


Most condo rentals are 1 - 2 blocks from the beach. Many offer free parking - a great saving. Most have kitchens, pools, laundry facilities, and community bbq grills..

A notable exception re location is the Waikiki Shore which is ocean front. It will exceed your budget, but may be worth it.

Happy hunting~~~~~~~~~~~

Edited: 6:35 pm, May 21, 2013
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Also there is September - good time of year. vrbo.com very good

Try http://www.aliibeachrentals.com/ - they are good and if you 'join up' on their site you can get a discount code to use when you book.


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Hi davin_wood

up until this trip (here now) we have always stayed beachfront hotels in waikiki, but this time we split our time with the waikiki banyan located on Kuhio st, and if want to save some money and have the kids enjoy pool, tennis, basketball and a putting green to me its a goer.

Quality is sacrificed but for the price you pay ( $120-$180 per night) what would you expect.

All in all it comes down to what you want from your hotel and where you want to stay.Rooms are bigger than hotels, no maid service but kitchen facility and usually get wifi and parking thrown in.

Good n bad for both.

Dont forget everything is accessible by foot or bus no matter where you stay.

Lots of condos on vrbo and flipkey, ive found their prices the most competitive.

Good luck.

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I think you should get a condo ... not only does it give you heaps more room, it means there is room for all the shopping!

This is a unit on the Beachwalk ... great location to restaurants and shops and the Bus, and a 5 minute walk to the beach.

It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms ... the second bedroom has two queen beds.

It will give you an idea what you can get through vrbo.


Good luck.

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We are currently saying at Embassy Suites with our 3 kids. These are two room suites with a sofa bed. I think we paid 321 plus taxes on a 20% off deal so a little more pricy than you are looking for but way cheaper than right on the beach. Location is fantastic and the price includes breakfast and two hours of free drinks each afternoon. The buffet breakfast is great and much easier than going out for breakfast every morning.

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