In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Honolulu area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 43 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 9 hours researching assisted living communities in Honolulu
  • Read more than 130 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Honolulu is $4,500, which is higher than the state average of $4,375 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Honolulu, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 43 communities in the Honolulu area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Honolulu area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Hawaii Kai
Not Listed
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Assisted Living: $3,819, Independent Living: $3,844
Hawaii Kai is a luxurious, resort-style community nestled in the lush, green hills of Ka'alākei Valley. From the expansive grounds, independent and assisted living residents can see stunning water views and take a quick ride to the nearby Koko Crater and Hawai'i Kai Golf Course. Inside the large, upscale building, the facility offers high-end amenities, such as a well-stocked library, an elegant dining hall serving delicious, chef-prepared meals and an on-site chapel.
What Residents are Saying:
Visitors mention the staff's helpfulness and the appearance of the facilities as positives. One reviewer writes, "I went to Hawaii Kai, and they seemed promising. The tour was good, they did have a room available for me to take a look at, which is on the ground floor and accessible from the outside."
4.21 out of 5 stars
(83) Reviews
428 Kawaihae St.Honolulu, HI 96825
Kalakaua Gardens
Kina Ole Estate
Manoa Cottage
Manoa Senior Care
One Kalakaua Senior Living
The Plaza at Moanalua
The Plaza at Punchbowl
The Plaza at Waikiki

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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