The Most Pet-Friendly Hotels in Oahu, Hawaii

The Laylow Hotel is one of Oahus top spots to stay with your furry friend
The Laylow Hotel is one of Oahu's top spots to stay with your furry friend | Courtesy of The Laylow Hotel / Expedia
Charlene Fang

Want to go stand-up paddleboarding with your pooch or let Fido have fun on Hawaii’s best beaches? We’ve hounded down places to stay that welcome four-legged friends (and their owners) on the island of Oahu.

Cue the tail wags: guess who is going on vacation? Hawaii is an excellent holiday hotspot to bring your beloved pooch. While not all beaches on Oahu allow dogs, there’s plenty of open spaces and outdoor activities for you to do together. Plus, you won’t have to compromise on accommodation, as these pet-friendly hotels promise to keep both human and four-legged friends happy.

1. Hotel Renew

Budget Hotel, Independent Hotel

A mid century style communal area at Hotel Renew with sofas and blue armchairs
Courtesy of Hotel Renew / Expedia

Travelers seeking some coolness can now bring their pets to Hotel Renew. Two dogs are allowed for a modest fee, and while they can’t be left unattended, there are loads of pet-pleasing extras (comfy dog beds, treat bowls and yummy snacks) to keep them happy. While rooms don’t have balconies or outdoor spaces to roam, there are dedicated pet-friendly rooms, and the grassy Kapiolani Park is nearby to let your furry friend run free.

2. Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Chain Hotel

Communal seating area at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach with large windows and a wall of potted flowers
Courtesy of Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach / Expedia

A welcoming spot for pups and their paw-rents, the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach allows dogs up to 50lb (23kg) for an additional fee. Unlike some other properties, this place will allow you to leave your dog unattended in the room, so Fido can get comfy on the compact lanai (porch) or in the cosy living space. Housekeeping will not enter during the time you’re out, so be sure to leave a Do Not Disturb sign on the door. There’s a grassy area for pets to do their business on the property, but otherwise, dog-friendly Royal Moana Beach is a 20-minute walk away.

3. The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Resort, Hotel

Smart living room at The Kahala Hotel & Resort with cream sofas and armchairs and a view of the ocean
Courtesy of The Kahala Hotel and Resort / Expedia
You can bring Rover with you to the Kahala Hotel & Resort, provided they are under 25lb (11kg). There’ll be a chargeable cleaning fee to spruce your room post-stay, and your pooch will need to be leashed at all times. What’s off limits? The food and beverage outlets, the CHI Fitness Center and the pool areas. However, a dog bowl and special mattress are provided for your pet’s comfort, and if he or she becomes too attached to these new creature comforts, they’re available to buy and take home.

4. Paradise Bay Resort

Resort

Covered seating area at Paradise Bay Resort with view over trees and mountains
Courtesy of Paradise Bay Resort / Expedia

This idyllic hideaway welcomes your fur child with open arms and a welcome treat. Both dogs and cats are permitted, and they’ll accept two pets up to 70lb (32kg) for an additional charge. While there’s ample space on the property for them to explore, they’re not allowed to roam free. On the upside, there’s a designated pet-park area, and nearby Kaneohe Bay is an excellent area for a spot of pet-and-master stand-up paddleboarding. Be sure to book a room that’s one of the five designated to accommodate pets.

5. Tiki Moon Villas

Apartment

Every man and his best friend can bring, well, their best friend along. There are no limitations on where your dog can roam in this eight-bedroom oceanfront villa, and there’s no additional fee charged either. It’s also walkable to beaches (Laie, Laniola and Mahakea) where leashed dogs are welcome in all areas, and there are canoes and kayaks on the property, so you can go out on the water together.

6. Residence Inn Oahu Kapolei

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Large lobby area at Residence Inn Oahu Kapolei with blue and yellow carpet, blue sofas and orchids in centre of room
Courtesy of Residence Inn Oahu Kapolei / Expedia

This condo dwelling with resort-style amenities is a choice spot if you’re bringing your beloved pet on holiday. With a full kitchen inside and stores such as Foodland and Costco nearby, you’ll be able to prepare your pooch’s favorite meals. Two pets are allowed per room, and the inn prefers if you stay with your pet at all times.

7. The Laylow Hotel

Chain Hotel

A communal area at the Laylow Hotel with white sofas next to large green plants
Courtesy of the Laylow Hotel / Expedia

Not only is this urban space one of the coolest places to stay in Waikiki; it’s also incredibly pet-friendly. Custom amenities, doggy beds, water bowls and a chew toy are just some ways the Laylow welcomes you and your furry buddy. You won’t need to be stuck with your pet 24/7: so long as it’s crated, pets can be left unattended in the room. The friendly staff are also able to give recommendations on which beaches are open for Fido to have some fun.

8. The Surfjack

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Eating area at the Surfjack with sofas and metal chairs
Courtesy of the Surfjack / Expedia

Don’t feel hurt if the staff at the Surfjack treat your pet as much as they spoil you. Dogs up to 80lb (36kg) are welcomed for a fee at this trendy urban bolthole. There are many Instagrammable spots for your pooch to take some vacay snaps, and he/she will be allowed to keep you company poolside, during one of the Surfjack’s regular film sessions.

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