Unlike some hotels in Honolulu, the Waikiki Gateway Hotel isn’t fenced in by neighboring buildings that block scenic views. Instead, a park that’s rife with palm trees and native flora encloses the boutique hotel. The vegetation provides a serene transition between it and world-renowned Waikiki Beach, located just a quarter of a mile away.
Some of the island’s best beach views can be found from the private lanais of deluxe Waikiki-view rooms. In the morning, you’ll enjoy a breakfast of eggs and pancakes, which is included with this Groupon. In addition to the postcard-worthy Waikiki Beach, there are plenty of other nearby attractions. Since the resort is located along Kalakaua Avenue, visitors can peruse the accessories at the nearby Luxury Row.
Waikiki: White-Sand Beaches and Luxury Entertainment on the Pacific Ocean
Once a private playground for Hawaii’s ruling class, today the Honolulu neighborhood of Waikiki welcomes all visitors to white-sand beaches, sunny avenues, and cultural attractions. About a mile south of the hotel, you’ll discover the Honolulu Zoo, an expansive habitat that’s home to exotic and endangered species such as sumatran tigers and white-handed gibbons. Steps away, the Waikiki Aquarium stations itself alongside a living reef. Within the marine museum, more than 3,500 creatures of the tropical Pacific glide throughout glassed-in galleries.
Ask the hotel concierge about making the trek to Diamond Head State Monument, a 300,000-year-old saucer formed by a single explosive eruption. Hikers can walk down a 0.8-mile trail where molten lava once smoldered to ascend to the crater’s 560-foot-tall lip.