White Sands Hotel is an urban oasis with a vintage vibe, set in a peaceful location, 5 minutes from International Market Place and 10 minutes’ walk to Waikīkī Beach. The hotel is close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues, and in 2023, it won a TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award.

Stay in a Double or King Room with pool views, or a 1 Bedroom Bungalow Suite. The accommodations are retro-style, comfortable and spacious, featuring everything you need including a TV, mini fridge, microwave, high speed WIFi, wet bar and private lanai. Accessible Rooms are available.

When it comes to shopping, White Sands Hotel is ideally placed for retail therapy. International Market Place – home to designer boutiques, fine restaurants and cultural events is 5 minutes’ walk. There’s also Waikiki Shopping Plaza, Duke’s Lane and Royal Hawaiian Center close by.

Sip artisanal cocktails and indulge your taste buds with casual dining at Heyday – Oʻahu’s only open-air dining spot with a 60’s vibe and swing seating (try the Heyday burger and grilled coconut shrimp). Step into the Green Lady Cocktail Room – a hidden speakeasy serving craft beverages curated by the country’s leading mixologists (ask for Room 8). Or savor the flavors at Sands Café – serving fresh juices, island coffee and baked goods.

The tropical pool area and courtyard is a great place to spend serene days. Dive into the pool, relax in the hot tub, sip Mai Tai’s on a sun lounger or wander through lush gardens with a Koi fish pond. The hotel also offers weekend yoga sessions, pool parties, live Hawaiian music and guests can head to the beach for a spectacular Friday night fireworks show.

The hotel is dog friendly (and near canal walking trails), so you can bring your furry friend on vacation with you. There’s a Resort Fee of US$25 + tax per day to factor in and it’s US$40 per car per night for parking if needed.

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