Day rooms in Honolulu
May 5, 2013 6:29 PM   Subscribe

I'm heading to Hawaii and on our first day our flight lands in Honolulu at 8am but our flight to Kauai isn't until 5pm. Are there any hotel rooms that offer day rooms you can book in advance? So far we've tried the Pacific Marina Inn, but they said they cannot advise availability until the day. We really just want somewhere we can shower and store our bags, so any other suggestions are welcome.
posted by Kris10_b to Travel & Transportation around Honolulu, HI (6 answers total)
 
The Coconut Waikiki offers a 10am check in special called the Hang 10.
posted by kathryn at 6:41 PM on May 5, 2013


Depending on your airline, it may be possible for you to take an earlier flight to Lihue. Hawaiian Airlines, for example runs several Honolulu to Lihue flights, and I have been able to get on the next departing flight (rather than the flight on my ticket) more than once.

Or, wait, do you want to spend the day in Honolulu?
posted by purpleclover at 7:15 PM on May 5, 2013


Airbnb might be something you could use cheaply in this scenario?
posted by treehorn+bunny at 8:26 PM on May 5, 2013


One option would be to drop your bags with a luggage storage service, and then bus or cab into town. Pack your swim things, jump in the sea, shower off at one of the outdoor public showers, have a nice local-style lunch, and head back to the airport, where the luggage company can reunite you with your bags in time to check-in for your Kauai flight.

Interisland flights are very relaxed, and even if you have sand between your toes and look a little unkempt, you will fit right in.
posted by nacho fries at 8:53 PM on May 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Check with your airline to see if you can buy a one-day pass to the airline club lounge. I think many of them have showers and you can store your bags. Of course, may be more expensive for the whole family than a hotel room.
posted by rainydayfilms at 5:58 AM on May 6, 2013


Thanks everyone, we're going to try calling some hotels on the day. Worst case scenario we use the luggage storage service and find a gym to shower at.
posted by Kris10_b at 5:22 PM on May 7, 2013


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