Free WiFi Hotspots in Hawaii
Currently this list is mostly Honolulu centric but some of the places also have neighbor island locations. Several of sites listed below are linked to their wifi information pages. Some hotspots require registration and login.
While traveling throughout Hawaii, you will find that the most dominant wifi provider is Spectrum Cable. Unfortunately almost none of the Spectrum’s hotspots are free. Most require users to be subscribers to Spectrum’s cable TV or internet service. Hawaiian Telcom also hosts a growing number of wifi hotspots, but again you have to be a Hawaiian Telcom internet subscriber to use them.
A major caveat on using any public wifi site: Be careful. There are plenty of things that could go bad for you when on a public wifi network. Just use some common sense, like don’t do anything that requires access to your personal information such as bank accounts, online shopping transactions, etc. Some people have gone to the extreme to discourage the use of public wifi. You have your own freedom to weigh the risks and choose.
Quick List of Places in Hawaii with Free WiFi
Ala Moana Center
Apple Store – Ala Moana, Kahala Mall, Waikiki
Barnes & Noble – Ala Moana Center, Honolulu
Burger King Restaurants – some locations
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Don Quijote Stores – Honolulu, Pearl City, Waipahu
Foodland Farms at Ala Moana Center, Honolulu
Fed Ex Office – various locations
Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building – Honolulu HI
Hawaii State Capitol – State House, Senate, Conference Rooms, PAR
Hawaii State Public Library System – 51 public libraries statewide
Home Depot Stores
Honolulu Halé (City Hall)
Honolulu International Airport – free with ads + paid option
Hyatt Regency Hotel – Waikiki
International Market Place – Waikiki, Honolulu
Jack in the Box – Downtown Honolulu
Kahului Airport, Maui – paid only… 20¢ per minute. :O
Kaiser Permanente – Press Release, 2014.
Kaka’ako – Our Kaka’ako locations – Honolulu
Kapolei Halé (Satellite City Hall)
McDonalds Restaurants in Hawaii (statewide)
Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI
Queen’s Medical Center
Royal Hawaiian Center – Waikiki
Sam’s Club – Honolulu, Keeaumoku St.
Shirokiya Japan Village Walk – Ala Moana Center, Honolulu
Spero Spera – Honolulu
Sumo Ramen & Curry
University of Hawaii System – students, faculty, staff
Waikiki WiFi – Honolulu City & County
Yelp List of Free WiFi in Honolulu
Know of a Free WiFi hotspot not on this list? Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org