We will be getting off our ship and have a very late flight out of Honolulu and will have a rental car....we want to spend the day at the beach and would like to get a hotel room just for the day to shower/freshen up before our long flight back to NJ.....any suggestions for a clean reasonable room?
Try the Hilton Hawaiian Village. My wife and I are on the Celebrity Infinity to Hawaii from Ensenada on November 16. We are also from NJ and did not know what to for the day after we disembark until our evening flight home. Our TA recommended the day at the Hilton. The rate we got was so reasonable we decided to stay for two nights extra.
We've also been wondering about a good place to stay in Honolulu til our plane leaves Thanksgiving night. Did you call the HHV directly for the reasonable rate you mentioned? We have booked a day room at the Honolulu Airport Hotel - just so we can have a place to store our luggage, change our clothes, etc. However, staying on the beach would be a lot nicer if it is not too expensive - and if we can get a room even though it is a holiday.