5 star hotel
Area: Waialae - Kahala, East Honolulu
4.79 mi from Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Best Rooms: Diamond Head Ocean View rooms and Koko Head Ocean Front rooms have good views of the water. The Koko Head rooms also have views of the dolphins that swim in the property's saltwater lagoon. Mountain rooms have views of the golf course, which is beautifully lit at night.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
7.77 mi from Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Best Rooms: You'll find great views of the ocean from rooms facing away from Kalakaua Ave. on floors 6 - 12.
Best Rooms: You'll find good views of the ocean from rooms facing Cartwright Rd. on higher floors. Whereas, rooms facing Kuhio Ave. offer a view of the city and mountains.
Best Rooms: The only rooms with ocean views are Premier Ocean View rooms, which look out towards the Pacific Ocean from half a block away. Unlike most hotels where corner rooms have better views, Hotel Renew's corner rooms have city views. There are two accessible rooms per floor, on floors 2 - 7: one facing the ocean and one facing the city.