Where to Stay in Hawaii on a Budget


I’ve only been back from Waikiki for a week and I already miss the towering mountains, beautiful blue sky, the perfect palm trees, and the relaxing sound of the crashing waves. (Ironic that I miss all these things even though I live at the beach right?!?!)

While on the lovely island of Oahu we stayed at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a very modern boutique hotel with classic island style. The Shoreline Hoteis located in Waikiki, Hawaii’s most famous neighborhood. It boasts a terrific location just steps from the beach. It is perfect for those who want to be in the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, but still want to be able to relax.

Many hotels, not just in Hawaii, but all over the world are known to charge a nightly resort fee for use of their amenities, resort activities, pool towels, wifi etc….but Shoreline Hotel Waikiki DOES NOT charge a resort fee! Making Shoreline Hotel one of the more inexpensive places to stay in Hawaii.

The room:

Let me start by saying Shoreline Hotel Waikiki had the BEST WIFI of any hotel I have ever stayed at. Not only was the wifi perfect, but it was also free!

We were in a room on the 12th floor (14 floors in total), which was a city view room with 2 double beds. The room was very clean and the beds were comfy.

Our room included a Keurig with 4 complimentary K-cups and tea, a fridge, microwave, a flat screen LCD television, an office desk and chair,  and a balcony overlooking the city. We had a gorgeous view of the mountains and Waikiki skyline.

Each room also has a telephone with complimentary local and toll free calls, hair dryer, ironing board, a safe, and an mp3 compatible alarm clock.


Upon arrival there were snacks and samples of the Sleepytime and Energy essential oils in our room. We used the Sleeyptime essential oil spray every night before bed and it was really relaxing. We were asleep in no time. My friend actually sprayed it on her pillow and she was always the first one asleep LOL The all natural, therapeutic oils were from a new Essential Oil Lobby Bar at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki in collaboration with Oil Miracles Hawaii. This one of a kind Lobby Bar allows visitors to relax while also maximizing their health and wellness. The essential oils can be purchased in the hotel lobby.

Delicious shortbread cookies and chocolates from the hotel staff!

Another one of my favorite things about Shoreline Hotel Waikiki was the refreshing and tasty cucumber lemon water and pineapple iced tea served in the lobby everyday. It was great to be able to cool down with these fresh drinks after coming in from the Honolulu sun. Just another way Shoreline Hotel Waikiki shows they care.


There’s also DELICIOUS complimentary fruit, coffee, and tea served in the lobby each morning.

Image attributed to TripAdvisor

There’s also an all day cafe onsite, Heavenly Waikiki, which serves local, organic, and health conscious dishes. All of the ingredients are nurtured by the lands of Hawaii.

We really enjoyed our stay at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki and definitely recommend this unique boutique hotel to anyone looking for a beautiful, modern, and inexpensive place to stay in Hawaii’s most famous neighborhood.

Happy Travels!

My trip was facilitated in part by Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, but as always all opinions are my own.

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Hi! I'm Diam, a 24 year old Ohio native who lives in Florida and is obsessed with all things travel! I've explored 30 states, 10 countries and many many islands all while knocking big adventures off of my bucket list! I hope to inspire you to start searching for travel deals (theres tons) & remember, you don't have to be rich to travel!

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