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Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

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Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

I do hope someone can help. We have 6 precious nights in Hawaii , everyone seems to head for Waikiki . Problem is we really don't like crowds , noise , high rise large hotels, and this is our action after a business trip in Las Vegas which we dont like for all the above reasons.

Where would you suggest for us to stay? We love the ocean and intend to hire a car and be out and about to see as much as we can, of the beautiful scenery and pearl harbour is high on our list

We are not into crazy night life or expensive dining we just want to see and feel the unique Beaty of Hawaii.

We ave a 250 aka night budget for our hotel and are a middle aged couple.

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1. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

Kauai or the Big Island if you aren't stuck on Oahu.

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2. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

I would see Pearl Harbor and then head to Kauai for the rest of your time. Kauai is the only main island where there is a law that no building can be taller than a coconut tree - no highrises to mar the stunning views. While the island is similar in size to Oahu, it has way less people - many beaches you will have by yourself or with few others. When are you coming? :)

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3. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

Agree, Kauai sounds like what you what....Night and Day from Waikiki.

The extra Travel time will take a bite out of your precious 6 nights.....but entirely doable.

Suggest you head directly to Kauai from LAS, then depart a day early to HNL in order to take in Pearl Harbour. You will also be handy to fly back to Oz without having an Inter-Island flight on the day of departure.

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4. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

What time of year will you travel? If not winter, you might like to stay on Oahu's north shore. There are condos near Turtle Bay and Haleiwa.

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5. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

Ditto Wanderlust's suggestions. Kaua`i would be perfect for you.

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6. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

If you decide to stay only Oahu, you might like the Ilikai, at one end of Waikiki, away from most of the nightlife noises. We enjoyed our city view from an upper floor; was called "Lagoon View". This is an older hotel with HUGE rooms (some with kitchenettes). If you ever saw the original "Hawaii Five-O" television series with Jack Lord, he would hop aboard a helicopter from the roof of the Ilikai. (Not happening today!)

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7. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

We will be in hawaii for the second week of November. We thought we would stay on Oahu because of the travelling time eating into our precious vacation although we know that the suggestions are very good and Kauai would be perfect for us. We have looked at the smaller hotels in Waikiki as an option, after a week in the Rio in Vegas we will be fed up of large hotels buildings that block the sun and general traffic a nd craziness.

We thought the Modern which is near the Ilikai . Is it quieter at that end?

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8. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

Unless you leave Waikiki, you will still be in a crowd - consider heading north on Oahu if you won't go to Kauai.

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9. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

We really appreciate the suggestions and will look at north shore. We would love to do the other island but we have 4 legs on our outward and return journeys (already booked) so adding two more flights is not an option. It's a lot of airports and hours in the air between Western Australia and Las Vegas !

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10. Re: Help 6 night vacation hotel suggestions for crowd haters

The Modern gets good reviews, but... wow, is it ever 'modern'. (Could be in Vegas.) Beware any rooms facing the street.

How about the opposite end of Waikiki, The New Otani? No pool, but a beautiful beach, and easy to get out of town to the east shore. Quiet. The Royal Hawaiian can be quiet in an ocean-facing room, despite being in the heart of Waikiki. It's beautiful, historic, couldn't be anywhere BUT Hawaii!

You might consider Turtle Bay -- an older property, on the quiet north shore of Oahu. The Polynesian Cultural Center is about the only thing nearby. (In the city you'd have Iolani Palace and the Bishop Museum.)