Bellows AFS is great for those looking to stay near the beach without paying Waikiki tourist prices on Oahu for rooms and parking. If you're looking for 4 star lodging with room service and fine dining, look elsewhere. We stayed at the cabins located near beach with electricity/kitchen but no AC unit.
Pros: The cabins are within walking distance of beach, and they have tile floors so that you don't track sand onto carpet. Housekeeping sweeps and mops floors every day to help keep clean. Room has a kitchen with utensils, barbecue, and outdoor hose to help you rinse sand/saltwater off after swimming in ocean. Bellows also has laundry facility and shopette if you need them.
Cons: No AC in cabins and bugs can and will get in. That being said, we kept fans on 24/7 to keep air circulating and kept food in fridge to minimize bugs entering cabin. Room actually isn't too hot if you open windows and turn on fans.
Unfortunately, we couldn't stay here for entire trip due to availability of cabins. Will definitely come back here again when opportunity presents itself. Bellows is a hidden treasure on Oahu-most people think of Waikiki when it comes to Oahu hotels for tourists on vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Bellows Air Force Station Hotel Waimanalo
- Bellows Air Force Station Waimanalo, Hawaii