Top Hawaii Hotel Picks

Looking for a hotel in Hawaii this year? Check out this year’s Travel + Leisure “World Best Awards” Readers’ Survey.


Fairmont Orchid, Big Island.

Hawaii Island

(#1)  Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii,

(#16) Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

(#20) Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

(#24) Fairmont Orchid




Beach fronting the Moana Surfrider hotel.


(#3) Halekulani

(#5) Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

(#8) Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

(#14) Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa

(#18) JW Marriott Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

(#21) Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

(#22) Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

(#23) Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

(#25) Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach


St. Regis Princeville Resort.


(#9) Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

(#12) St. Regis Princeville Resort

(#13) Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

(#19) Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach




(#4) Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele

(#6) Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay



Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.


 (#2) Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

 (#7) Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

(#10) Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

(#11) Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort,

(#15) Sheraton Maui Resort

(#17) Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.