Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

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$239 per night

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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First, a disclaimer: the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is not, strictly speaking, located on the shoreline, but a few minutes’ stroll from the beach. What you get in return for that quick stroll is a hotel with an indie vibe and a relatively small scale. This is Waikiki, home of massive resorts, chain restaurants and discount clothing shops. By local standards, a hotel with 125 rooms is practically a bed-and-breakfast; intimate, stylish, and eco-conscious, the Shoreline excels at trading bloat for island beauty.

You don’t need a 24-hour fitness center with complimentary personal trainers? You don’t need a kids’ club, or seven onsite restaurants, or a staff member to spray mineral water over your body as you lie by the pool? Perfect: the Shoreline is just the ticket, and you save on the resort fees that the rest of Honolulu’s hotels pile on. Guest rooms are simple and bright, outfitted in white and natural wood, mixing modern decor and retro-inspired details like Wegner wingback chairs. Amenities include flat-screen LCD TVs and free wi-fi; bathrooms have marble countertops and oversized showers.

There’s a small swimming pool on the rooftop, and a singular dining and drinking venue, the rustic-chic Heavenly Island Lifestyle café, on the ground level. It’s open all day, so you can drop in for coffee or drinks on your way to and from the beach. And the beach, of course, is why you’re really here. The Shoreline Hotel Honolulu, it goes without saying, doesn’t have its own private beach club. But they’re more than happy to lend you a towel and point you in the right direction.

Text courtesy of Tablet Hotels

Courtesy of Adam Kane Macchia

Modern home with Outdoor, Vertical Fences, Wall, Large Pools, Tubs, Shower, Rooftop, and Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower. Photo  of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Modern home with Living Room, Coffee Tables, Wall Lighting, Sofa, Chair, Carpet Floor, End Tables, Pendant Lighting, and Table Lighting. Dan Mazzarini principal of BHDM Design who led the transformative redesign of the 56,000-square-foot, 135-room Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, looked to the beauty of local nature and wildlife, and filtered these themes through a funky neon lens for the interior design. Photo 2 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Dan Mazzarini principal of BHDM Design who led the transformative redesign of the 56,000-square-foot, 135-room Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, looked to the beauty of local nature and wildlife, and filtered these themes through a funky neon lens for the interior design.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Carpet Floor, Table Lighting, Coffee Tables, Chair, End Tables, and Wall Lighting. In the lounge area of the lobby is a 22-foot, white styrene “jungle wall” equipped with color-changing lights and decorated with rattan cage light fixtures housing paper sculptures of native Hawaiian birds. Photo 3 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

In the lounge area of the lobby is a 22-foot, white styrene “jungle wall” equipped with color-changing lights and decorated with rattan cage light fixtures housing paper sculptures of native Hawaiian birds.

Modern home with Staircase and Metal Railing. Artist DJ Neff was comissioned to do the murals at the entry, the pool deck, and along the stairwell leading up to the pool. Photo 4 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Artist DJ Neff was comissioned to do the murals at the entry, the pool deck, and along the stairwell leading up to the pool.

Modern home with Hallway. In the concierge section of the open-air lobby is a neon pink wall with “Aloha” neon signage. Photo 5 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

In the concierge section of the open-air lobby is a neon pink wall with “Aloha” neon signage.

Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Chair, Carpet Floor, Coffee Tables, Sofa, Table Lighting, and Wall Lighting. Geometric furniture combines with super-saturated colors, custom-made Acacia wood cocktail tables, a 14-foot-long sofa, modern yellow wingback chairs, and blue metal end tables to bring plenty of youthful dynamism to the space. Photo 6 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Geometric furniture combines with super-saturated colors, custom-made Acacia wood cocktail tables, a 14-foot-long sofa, modern yellow wingback chairs, and blue metal end tables to bring plenty of youthful dynamism to the space.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, End Tables, Wall Lighting, Coffee Tables, Carpet Floor, Sofa, Table Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. Live music, a "relax and refresh Photo 7 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Live music, a "relax and refresh

Modern home with Dining Room and Stools. "Our design aim for Shoreline was to create a colorful and unique experience for the millennial-minded traveler, Photo 8 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

"Our design aim for Shoreline was to create a colorful and unique experience for the millennial-minded traveler,

Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Bench, and Carpet Floor. Bright, bold colors infuse the lobby. Photo 9 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Bright, bold colors infuse the lobby.

Modern home with Hallway and Carpet Floor. A mood-lit hallway leads to the rooms. Photo 10 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

A mood-lit hallway leads to the rooms.

Modern home with Living Room, Carpet Floor, Table Lighting, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and End Tables. Three color concepts—pink, teal and blue—were used to add variety to the guest room interiors. Photo 11 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Three color concepts—pink, teal and blue—were used to add variety to the guest room interiors.

Modern home with Bedroom, Night Stands, Table Lighting, Lamps, Chair, Carpet Floor, Wall Lighting, Bed, and Dresser. Each guest room follows a color scheme of contrasting primary colors. Photo 12 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Each guest room follows a color scheme of contrasting primary colors.

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, Carpet Floor, Bed, Chair, Night Stands, Wall Lighting, Lamps, and Floor Lighting. Custom-designed carpets, drapes, furniture, bedding, and a “you are here Photo 13 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Custom-designed carpets, drapes, furniture, bedding, and a “you are here

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, Bed, Wall Lighting, Carpet Floor, and Night Stands. The custom drapery and blankets were designed by BHDM. The colorful, customized furniture are from BluDot and Missana. Photo 14 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

The custom drapery and blankets were designed by BHDM. The colorful, customized furniture are from BluDot and Missana.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Night Stands, Bed, and Carpet Floor. The sign above the bed is replicated from Dan Mazzarini's own handwriting. Photo 15 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

The sign above the bed is replicated from Dan Mazzarini's own handwriting.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Carpet Floor, Floor Lighting, Wall Lighting, Chair, and Night Stands. A warm and cheerful "Aloha Photo 16 of Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

A warm and cheerful "Aloha

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  • Adam Kane Macchia

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