I don’t like paying $20 or more for overnight parking in Waikiki. While hotel parking used to be quite inexpensive here, it’s edging up towards the unreasonable. With the car rental bargains available, it’s easy to spend more on the parking than on the car itself.
Before accepting your hotel’s charge for parking, you might want to do some checking on your own.
We typically prefer staying at one of the two ends of Waikiki (either near Ala Moana or the Zoo). This week, we’re staying close to the Zoo, and came determined to do some quick research and avoid the $120 charge for six days of hotel parking we would have otherwise incurred.
At the far end of Waikiki, near the Honolulu Zoo.
- We’ve found free parking available 24 hours a day along Montserrat Avenue, which is off of Kalakau just beyond Kapahulu.
- There’s also unlimited free parking in the lot next to the Waikiki Shell, just off Montserrat. We park here overnight.
- The Honolulu Zoo, on Kapahulu, just off of Kalakaua, has 24 hour metered marking, for just 25 cents an hour. It’s closely monitored so don’t forget to bring your quarters and watch your time.
- Nearer to central Waikiki is the Waikiki Banyan Hotel (on ‘Ohua Street), which charges $10 per day or $60 per week for unlimited parking with in/out privileges.
Near Ala Moana.
There is still free parking along the Ala Wai Canal, on Ala Wai Boulevard. We’ve heard rumors, however, that this may change to metered parking soon.
If you have suggestions on discount parking in Waikiki, we’d love to hear about them.