3 Best Hotels in Central Molokai, Molokai

Hotel Molokai

$$ | 1300 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA Fodor's Choice

At this local favorite, Polynesian-style bungalows are scattered around the nicely landscaped property, many overlooking the reef and distant Lanai. Guest rooms are bright and comfortably furnished, the pool is quite pretty, and the full-service bar is a popular hangout. The independently-owned on-site restaurant, Hiro's Ohana Grill, serves lunch and dinner with live music each night. The activities desk in the lobby will book any island adventure and beach toys are available for checkout.

Pros

  • Five minutes to town
  • Some units have kitchenettes
  • Authentic Hawaiian entertainment

Cons

  • Wi-Fi can be somewhat spotty
  • Lower-priced rooms are small and plain
  • Walls can feel thin
1300 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA
808-660–3408
hotel Details
40 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Molokai Shores

$ | 1000 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA

Many of the units in this three-story condominium complex have a view of the ocean and Lanai in the distance, and there's a chance to see whales in season. One-bedroom, one-bath units (some with lofts) or two-bedroom, two-bath units all have full kitchens and furnished lanai, which look out on 4 acres of lawn. There is a two-night minimum for most units.

Pros

  • Convenient location
  • Some units upgraded
  • Near water

Cons

  • Internet can be spotty in this area
  • Units close to highway can be noisy
  • Beach is narrow and water is too shallow for swimming
1000 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA
808-460-4421
hotel Details
100 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Wavecrest

$ | 7148 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA

This 5-acre oceanfront condominium complex is convenient if you want to explore the east side of the Island—it's 13 miles east of Kaunakakai, with access to a beautiful reef, excellent snorkeling, and kayaking. Individually decorated one- and two-bedroom units all have full kitchens; each has a furnished lanai. Some have views of Maui and Lanai—be sure to ask for an updated unit when you reserve. The oceanfront pool has a covered barbecue area.

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Good value
  • Nicely maintained grounds

Cons

  • Cell and Internet service can be spotty
  • Far from shopping
  • Area sometimes gets windy
7148 Kamehameha V Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI, 96748, USA
808-460--4421
hotel Details
126 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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