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Photo: The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.

Searching for the perfect romantic hotel in Honolulu? Well, there’s the iconic “Pink Palace of the Pacific” (The Royal Hawaiian) and the equally iconic “First Lady of Waikiki” (Moana Surfrider), both beautiful and grand in their own right. Or, there’s the Halekulani and The Modern, both known for their romantic ambiance. The Trump International Hotel Waikiki, the only Forbes Five-Star hotel on the island, is another excellent choice. But what if you’re looking for something a little more laid back and, well, let’s be honest, less expensive?

Here are some suggestions for reasonably priced, romantic boutique hotels in Honolulu.  Prices often dip below $200 per night, but each hotel maintains a repertoire of upscale amenities to keep you and your someone special feeling, well, special. Check out the list below.

1.  Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

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Photo: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki.

Think island-chic. The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is a modern boutique hotel with a focus on simple, island-chic. With everything you need and nothing you don’t, you and your love can truly escape to your new, “island home away from home.”

Why it’s romantic: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki caters to the senses, be it the rejuvenating “Essential Oils” Lobby Bar, fresh flavors of Heavenly Island Lifestyle restaurant, or the sumptuous textures of high-grade linens.

What not to miss: Don’t miss the “Forget the Surf Package,” a chauffeured foodie tour of Honolulu. This adventure takes the two of you through Chinatown, home to Honolulu’s exploding culinary scene, as well as an authentic Japanese teahouse complete with an ancient tea ceremony.

Special Offers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki offers a “Book Direct & Save” promo where you can save 15%.

2.  Hotel Renew

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Photo: Hotel Renew.

Sexy, chic, and totally contemporary, Hotel Renew is another modern boutique hotel in Waikiki. Guests are greeted with a cold, scented towel upon arrival and encouraged to unwind each day at Lounge Renew. Happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m. daily with handcrafted cocktails and good conversation.

Why it’s romantic: The lounge-like atmosphere along with bold red and black designs evoke passion and fantasy.

What not to miss: Don’t miss the chance to consult with Hotel Renew’s very own aroma concierge to customize your room scent.

Special Offers: Book early and save! Book 30 days in advance and save up to 20% off.

3.  The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

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Photo: The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.

Come see the quieter side of Waikiki. The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel literally touches the sands of Kaimana Beach, on the coveted eastern end of Waikiki. Private lanais with panoramic views of Waikiki’s azure waters are sure to enchant.

Why it’s romantic: Along with such a superb location, guests at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel are also spoiled with romantic dining options. Enjoy brunch at award-winning Hau Tree Lanai where the eggs Benedict are as famous as the iconic hau tree. Indulge in an intimate, sunset dinner at Miyako where you can tuck away in your own private cabana and enjoy the craftsmanship and nuances of authentic Japanese food.

What not to miss: Don’t miss the opportunity to book an executive suite for the best experience, including full views of Waikiki from your bathtub!

Special Offers: For a limited time you can get a $50 dining credit, restrictions apply. Special savings for advance bookings and seniors are also available.

4.  Paradise Bay Resort

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Photo: Paradise Bay Resort.

Okay, so Paradise Bay Resort is not really located in Honolulu. However, this tropical oasis of a boutique hotel is really something quite special and worth noting. Paradise Bay Resort is the only hotel on Oʻahu’s lush eastside. It is located in an area called Kahaluʻu and overlooks stunning Kāneʻohe Bay.

Why it’s romantic: The setting is tropical. The feeling is intimate. And the accommodations, in fine wood finishing and granite, are quite exquisite.

What not to miss: Don’t miss the Saturday boat excursions out to the Kāneʻohe sandbar. You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a mystical water world. This might just be the highlight of your trip.

Special Offers: For a limited time only, book and pay now on for an ​exclusive 52% discount!