It is essential to work on a budget when planning a holiday or business trip to Hawaii. For individuals looking to find affordable accommodation, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
Types of Accommodations
The cost of accommodation is primarily determined by the type of stay someone is looking for. The types of accommodations may include hotels, condos, resorts, and bed and breakfast destinations.
In Hawaii, the term “hotel” can indicate a variety of options. In most cases, a hotel offers daily housekeeping, restaurants, laundry facilities, and a pool. The luxury hotels have valet services, room services, business centers, bars, and often a few shops.
Staying in a hotel may be more convenient and private. However, hotels typically have thin walls, making it hard to block out noise from neighboring rooms. Hotel rooms are usually a short walk from the beach (with exceptions).
A resort offers everything a hotel does, with a little extra. Visitors can expect extras like beach and pool access, with beach cabanas and lounge chairs, fitness and spa centers, restaurants, lounges, bars, a 24-hour front desk, concierge and valet services, ocean activities, a business center, 24/7 room service, sport. and more.
The advantage of a resort is that there are many services available and things to do. However, the price of staying at a resort is often high. Hawaii is home to many expensive and luxurious resorts beyond most people’s price range.
These self-catering units are multiple-bedroom apartments that are suitable for families. These properties are several apartments set in either a single high-rise building or a group of low-rise units. Many of these units are near the beach.
While there are some very luxurious condos, most are affordable, especially when traveling in a group to share the costs. Condos usually have housekeeping, laundry facilities, a pool, and an on-site reception or a live-in property manager. Condos can vary in price according to location, size, and the amenities being offered.
Bed and Breakfasts
Hawaii has a wide range of places that call themselves Bed-and-Breakfasts. The advantages of traditional Bed-and-Breakfasts are its individual style and pleasant atmosphere. Bed-and-breakfasts are great places to meet other visitors, and the host is generally happy to act as your own private concierge, giving you tips on where to go and what to do.
These accommodations are usually affordable. There may be a lack of privacy and a set time for breakfast, but there will be more spending money available.
Bargaining on Prices
The rates for accommodation in Hawaii can sometimes be bargained down. The best chance to getting a price can be found at hotels and resorts. When business is slow, accommodation is generally cheaper. The prices may peak during the festive seasons. It is never a bad idea to inquire about discounted rates, long term stays, and package deals.