Great Parking Options for Waikiki Guests
Ilikai Resort Valet Parking:
Ilikai Bell Captain:
Long Term Parking (2 month min):
Red Lobster Parking:
Do You Need A Car in Waikiki?
You DO NOT need a car in Waikiki. Everything in Waikiki is within walking distance. There is little parking in Waikiki, and what parking there is, is very expensive. We recommend that all visitors rent a car for just 1-2 days after arriving to drive around the island but 80% of your time will be walking around and enjoying Waikiki.
It is recommended that you book online rather than walking up to the counter in Hawaii to rent a car. You will save around 30%. There is also an Advantage Car Rental desk right by the front desk in the lobby.
Did you know to walk from one end of Waikiki Beach to the other end is just a 25 minute walk? That is it.
Arrival: From the airport, the recommended way to get to Waikiki is to take a taxi for appx. $32 plus tip. Its fast and in just 20 minutes you are in your condo. There is a Speedie Shuttle Company that shuttles people to Waikiki Hotels, but their rates are actually higher than a taxi if you are two or more people with baggage as they charge $15.48 per person, min. 2 people, plus $10 extra for golf clubs, $8 extra for each bag over 2 per person. Plus they drive around the airport looking to fill up their vans that could make it at least an hour before you get to your condo. There is also now Uber and Lyft services at the airport at designated pick up spots.
Departure: Best way to the airport on Departure is to call Charley's Taxi at 808-233-3333 the day before and schedule your taxi to the airport. Charley's is the best taxi company we know of and is the only one that offers a flat $29 taxi ride to the airport plus tip. Charley's is also the company that has all their cars right in front of the Ilikai so if you don't reserve in advance, you can just go downstairs and grab a taxi from them near the valet.
Visiting locations on this side of the island is a snap without a car. There are tons of companies that service the whole area with super inexpensive shuttle bus service. For example, for just $11 round trip, they pick you up at the front door and take you to Hanama Bay, includes snorkel, mask and fins. Same price to the huge flea market at Aloha Stadium. Pearl Harbour is also appx. $14 round trip with shuttle bus and you get inside info from the drivers.
Check out these pages for great info on other sites in the area:
WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
OAHU GOLF COURSES
OAHU DRIVING TOUR AROUND THE ISLAND
PAID OAHU TOURS