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“So sad to leave the Rainbow Inn, but already looking to book it for 2014” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rainbow Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Aiea B&B and Inns
oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“So sad to leave the Rainbow Inn, but already looking to book it for 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Quiet, peaceful, stunning views and very private. Most relaxing place to stay, away from the crowds. Hosts are wonderful and non-intrusive. Pool is wonderful. Stay as long as you can!!!!!
Easy access to Honolulu or the North Shore

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Certainly going to Hawaii you'd like to stay on the beach, but if you are venturing to other Hawaiian islands do it there. On Oahu, which has some nasty traffic around and within Honolulu, staying just outside the city, with a beautiful hillside view of Pearl Harbor, Rainbow Inn can't be beat.

The views from the hillside are unobstructed of the USS Arizona and USS Missouri, which are also lit up at night. It is convenient to travel throughout Oahu from here. The owners provide beach towels, chairs, umbrella, boogie board, etc., so enjoying the beaches is made very easy. Driving time to visit Pearl Harbor (10 minutes), Hanauma Bay Beach (35 minutes), and Waimea Beach Park (40 minutes), and the airport only 15 minutes away.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank NoMoreTuition
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Orange, California
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

We were only able to stay 3 nights; TOO BAD! It was the by far the best of the 2 B & B's of our stay. Near Pearl Country Club Golf and in an upscale residential area. No worries of our vehicle safety and ease of parking spot. Wish it had been warmer to use the pool just outside our front sliders. but wonderful view and full of sunlight to wake up to every morning! Full kitchen and stocked refrigerator with breakfast items were very convenient. Internet availability and flat screen TV easily viewed from the bed. Desk area for laptop and business uses. Lots of room for suitcases, golf clubs. Bathroom with useful dimmer light for nighttime safety and avoiding disturbing a sleeping partner. Comfortable bed, spacious dining table area.
Grab this if it is available! Only 1 room! Drove to the finals of the Sony Open PGA tour at Waialae, great to be away from the commercialized area of Waikiki!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RZPhyxit
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oregon
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

This has been our 8th year staying at The Rainbow Inn. Quiet and peaceful, a private pool, kitchen and stunning view of Pearl Harbor. Close to everything Oahu has to offer! Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Hawaii

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank seekingpeaceandquiet
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ottawa
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

We would highly recommend. Great attention to detail. We felt right at home and enjoyed the view very much.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank borninsudbury
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Phoenix, Arizona
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345 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rainbow Inn. It was perfectly located near Pearl Harbor and a short drive to the Honolulu/Waikiki areas. The guest room is located at the bottom of a house in the Aiea foothills above Pearl Harbor. There is a little side gate to enter and we found it very private and quiet. The view from the room was magnificent, especially at sunset. The guest room itself was very comfortable - a nice sized kitchen, comfortable bed, and large bathroom. Terri welcomed us from the start and we bumped into her one day and had a nice chat. When we return to Oahu, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TravelingSuz
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

We had such a great experience here. We'd read good reviews on this site and booked on that basis, and from my very first email communications with Terri I felt confident we made the right choice. The view and lanai are beautiful, and the room was cleaner than a hotel we later paid $300/night for! The value really cannot be beat, especially since beach essentials are provided - we always had clean beach towels in addition to bath towels, and I was mad at myself for forgetting to bring a beach bag, but there was one hanging in the beach supply area, and it was such a relief not to have to spend ten bucks on one at Target!

In addition to that, it was nice to have recommendations for local sites and businesses - this definitely made a difference in our trip. It was great having a kitchen, too, not just for breakfast but for reheating leftovers for lunch, etc. Many places on the island serve huge portions, and it was great to save money by reheating them for lunch or a snack.

I felt like there were so many little touches that made our stay special, as opposed to our stay at a chain hotel, which was not bad but didn't feel as personal and thoughtful as the attention we got at this B&B. (And I am usually someone who would prefer a chain hotel! This experience really changed my mind.)

We have so many beautiful pictures of the view and the lovely garden. Loved having the privacy of our own pool area and waking up to birdsong! We were able to get everywhere from North Shore to Waikiki in less than an hour, even in the infamous traffic.

I'm so glad we stayed here for our first trip to Hawaii and would recommend it to anyone - we really felt welcome in this beautiful home.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Jennifer F
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Additional Information about Rainbow Inn

Property: Rainbow Inn
Address: 98-1049 Mahola Pl, Aiea, Oahu, HI 96701-2816
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Aiea
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Aiea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Aiea
Rainbow Inn Hawaii/Aiea, Oahu

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