Halekulani Hotel vs Waimea Plantation Cottages

Waimea Plantation Cottages and Halekulani Hotel are both praised by travel writers. On balance, Halekulani Hotel ranks significantly better than Waimea Plantation Cottages. Halekulani Hotel comes in at 97 with endorsements from 17 reviews including Travel + Leisure, Michelin Guide and Zagat.

Halekulani Hotel
9 / 10
2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
From $530 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"Since opening in 1917 on this prime Waikiki beachfront spot, the Halekulani has grown to 454 rooms—but it still manages to feel like the most intimate, peaceful hotel on the island."
"A heavenly Waikiki Beach hotel with an award-winning spa and five restaurants and lounges." Full review
"From the moment you step into the lobby, the attention to detail and impeccable service wrap you in privilege at this beachfront location away from Waikiki's bustle." Full review
"One of the island's best hotels... formal, understated elegance." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Elegant and upscale, the Halekulani - 'House Befitting Heaven' - is Waikiki's only true luxury hotel." Full review
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Waimea Plantation Cottages
8 / 10
9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
From $216 /night
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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"That’s what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers." Full review
"Located about an hour from the Lihue Airport, this beachfront collection of vintage-themed cottages is a wonderful place to relax and renew your mind and soul."
DK Eyewitness
"Step back into old Hawai‘i at these wonderful seaside plantation cottages, set in a coconut grove at the gateway to Waimea Canyon."
"History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s." Full review
"Completely unlike any other hotel accommodation on Kauai, the upper-middle-range Waimea Plantation Cottages offers visitors a unique approach to the typical Hawaiian vacation." Full review
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