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Every bit of this hotel is meant to be photographed — the signature hibiscus print accent wall behind the beds, rows of dashboard hula dancer dolls at the concierge desk, and hanging egg chairs. This hotel has a lot of personality. Nothing cookie cutter here.


The Laylow is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, delivering boutique style with the service of a luxury hotel. You can expect friendly staff, great food and drinks, and fun perks like ukulele lessons and a welcome basket full of flip flops and local snacks.


Start your morning with a Stumptown coffee or acai bowl from the retro style coffee shop. Spend the day poolside in cabanas or partially submerged lounge chairs, with complimentary shave ice all afternoon. Grab a cocktail and listen to live music in the evenings at their gorgeous rooftop restaurant and bar.  


The Laylow’s central location and laid back vibe draws a pretty diverse crowd — couples and families, young and old. 


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2299 Kūhiō Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in: After 3 pm

  • Checkout: 11 am



  • ~$350 - $450 / night

  • Resort Fee: $29

  • Valet Parking: $50 / day


  • Marukame Udon — 1 min walk

  • Kona Coffee Purveyors | b patisserie — 1 min walk

  • Maui Brewing Company — 4 min walk

  • International Marketplace — 5 min walk

  • Tim Ho Wan — 6 min walk

  • Waikiki Beach — 8 min walk

  • Honolulu Zoo — 14 min walk

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) — 20 min drive

Retro Hawaiian vibes meet modern styling in this photogenic boutique hotel. Fun amenities include poolside shave ice and a welcome basket of flip flops and goodies.

The Laylow, Autograph Collection


A hotel in The Laylow hotel, with retro wallpaper and modern furniture — Oahu, Hawaii

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  • Free WiFi. 

  • Lanai balconies with each room.

  • Comfy beds. 



  • Hideout restaurant and rooftop bar serving farm-to-table Hawaiian food and artisan cocktails. A gorgeous indoor, outdoor setup with a happy hour and live music in the evenings.

  • Hideout Coffee serving Stumptown Coffee Roasters, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Complimentary shave ice served poolside every afternoon.



  • Fire pits in the evening.

  • Saltwater pool with cabanas (first come, first serve) and partially submerged lounge chairs.

  • Pool and beach towels.

  • Welcome basket includes 2 pairs of Laylow branded “rubbah slippahs” (aka flip flops) and local snacks like taro chips, Hawaiian chocolate, Honolulu Cookie Company cookies, and Hi Chews. [And if you need different sizes of flip flops, just ask the front desk.] 

  • 24 hour gym. It’s on the smaller side, but has tons of natural light.

  • Concierge.

  • Ho‘okipa Level access (booking a room on one of the top 2 floors) includes coffee, non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks throughout the day. 

  • Complimentary beach cruisers to borrow.

  • Valet parking for a fee.

  • Gift shop that actually has some cute souvenirs

  • Personal tablets to browse the internet or watch Netflix. 


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  • Ukulele lessons. Each room comes with a ukulele for you to borrow during your visit. It’s $75 if you want to take it home.

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  • The lobby is not on the ground floor. Take the escalator to the 2nd floor. 

  • Book a room on the 15th or 16th floors and you’ll have Ho'okipa Level Access. Aka free snacks and non alcoholic beverages all day. 

  • By mid afternoon, the pool’s daybeds are all taken, but if you come by earlier you can snag one. 

  • Towels can be checked out at the gift shop. 

  • Download the Marriott Bonvoi app to get alerts when your room is ready. In some Marriott hotels, it turns your phone into a key for your room, pool, and gym. 




  • It’s not beachfront, but it’s only a 5 minute walk. 

  • Regular floor rooms (14 and below) don’t have coffee makers, but there is a coffee bar on the main level

  • Rooms have large walk in showers, but no tubs.

  • Views from the rooms are good, not great. If an incredible ocean or city view is important to you, this may not be the right place. 

  • The pool is not deep. Only about 3 ft. 

  • It’s a smoke-free property.

  • There’s only one restaurant and one pool. Great if you’re planning on getting out a lot, but not if you want a resort where you never have to leave. 

  • It can get noisy, but they provide earplugs in every room. Not uncommon in the heart of Waikiki.

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  • Crib or pack ‘n play available.



  • Max 1 pet / room. 

  • 50 pounds max. 

  • Nonrefundable $150 fee. 

  • They’ll provide a dog bed, bowl, and treats for your dog. 

  • Dogs must be on leash or crated if left alone in the room. 

  • Contact hotel for details.



  • The Laylow was fully renovated in 2017 for $60 million dollars. It was formerly the Aqua Waikiki Wave but it’s basically unrecognizable after the restoration. 

  • Won Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018 and 2019.

Last Updated 8 / 25 / 22

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