Enjoy the lilting sound of Hawaiian music at the Beach Bar. (Courtesy Marriott Waikiki Complex)
Known as the “First Lady of Waikiki,” this oceanfront hotel on Waikiki Beach is a historical landmark. First opened in 1901, the white Beaux-arts building is considered an architectural treasure, and the hotel remains as one the area’s finest hotels. Each room is elegantly designed with traditional Hawaiian décor, yet is furnished with flat-screen televisions, Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds and other state-of-the-art amenities. On property is the Spa Moana Lani, a 18,000-square foot Westin fitness facility, and the Beach Bar, where guests can enjoy drinks, meals, and Hawaiian music under the shade of the iconic Banyan tree right by the sea.