Hawaii Hawaii hotel occupancy slips statewide By Shane Nelson / November 25, 2009 Share 1 -- According to an industry survey conducted by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research, Hawaii's hotel occupancy was 63.5% for the week ending Nov. 14, off 3.9% from the same period last year. Statewide room rates sank 10.1%, to a per-night average of $157.12. Oahu fared best in terms of occupancy, slipping just .7% from last year to an islandwide average of 72.6% for the week. Room rates, however, were off 8.8%, falling to a $144.51 per-night average. Maui saw the steepest room rate decline, plunging 16.6% year over year to $188.41 per night. Valley Isle occupancy was 57.7% for the week, falling 2.8% from 2008. Occupancy figures fell furthest on Kauai, dropping 14.4% compared with last year to 51% islandwide. Room rates on the Garden Isle dipped 4.3%, to $176.16 per night. Big Island occupancy was 49.4% for the week, sinking 11%. Room rates there averaged 146.91 a night, off 4.3% year over year.