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Our GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

See an explanation of GAYOT's stars here.


Aston Kaanapali Shores (Maui)
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower (Oahu)
The Chalet Kilauea Collection (Hawaii)
Coconut Waikiki Hotel (Oahu)
The Country Goose Bed & Breakfast (Hawaii)
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach (Oahu)
Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach (Kauai)
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (Hawaii)
Destination Resorts Hawaii (Maui)
DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel (Oahu)
Embassy Suites - Waikiki Beach Walk (Oahu)
Equus Hotel (Oahu)
Hanalei Bay Resort (Kauai)
Hawaiian Oasis Bed & Breakfast (Hawaii)
Honu Kai Bed & Breakfast (Hawaii)
Hotel Lanai (Lanai)
Hotel Renew (Oahu)
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach (Oahu)
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (Oahu)
Ilikai Hotel & Suites (Oahu)
The Inn at Mama's Fish House (Maui)
Kaanapali Alii (Maui)
Ka awa Loa Plantation (Hawaii)
Kauai Beach Resort (Kauai)
Kauai Marriott Resort (Kauai)

Keauhou Beach Resort (Hawaii)
Kihei Kai Nani (Maui)
Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort (Kauai)
The Lilikoi Inn (Hawaii)
Lumeria Maui (Maui)
Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club (Oahu)
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers (Maui)
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club (Kauai)
Maui Beachfront Rentals (Maui)
Maui Coast Hotel (Maui)
Mauna Lani Point (Hawaii)
Mauna Lani Terrace (Hawaii)
OHANA East (Oahu)
Outrigger at Lae nani (Kauai)
Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona (Hawaii)
Outrigger Luana Waikiki (Oahu)
Outrigger Palms at Wailea (Maui)
Outrigger Reef on the Beach (Oahu)
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach (Oahu)
Paia Inn (Maui)
Paradise Bay Resort (Oahu)
The Plantation Inn (Maui)
Poipu Plantation Resort (Kauai)
Puunoa Beach Estates (Maui)
River Estate Guest House (Kauai)

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