My favorite hotel when I stay in Oahu. Why' Exceptional cuisine & service. Beautiful grounds and lovely suite. I've never been disappointed here and always enjoy the serene atmosphere and scrumptious menus. Don't even think twice. Book your stay here, indulge in the creative genius of the chef at La Mer & Relax ... excellent liquor selection & wine list! The fresh fruits are delectable and walking around the resort is so so relaxing..
"One of the best hotels I've stayed at"
Absolutely stunning hotel. I stayed in an ocean view room - stunning views, beautiful room and everyone was super friendly. The food is delicious and cocktails are tasty. Everything was a 10/10 experience. Highly recommended!
"Very nice, mostly quiet hotel amid the busy Waikiki city atmosphere"
My husband and I came here for three days during our recent week-long trip to Hawaii over the Thanksgiving holiday. While Oahu in general, but especially Waikiki, is very busy and more city-like than the other islands, this hotel was nice to come back to at the end of the day since it felt a tad removed from the craziness of the city once you stepped inside. It wasn't too loud even though it was so close to everything. There isn't much privacy unless you have a suite that specifically looks out only onto the ocean. All other rooms/suites look out onto one another even if they have a garden or ocean view. But the views are pretty nice especially if you have an ocean view. And if you have a garden view then you will likely get to see a wedding or two during your stay! During our three days there we saw three even though we were there from Saturday afternoon through Tuesday morning. When speaking with the manager who escorted us to our room I inquired about weddings there out of curiosity since it was a pretty location, and he mentioned that due to their proximity to Japan they have Japanese weddings nearly every other day. So you may get to see a beautiful bride walking around taking pictures! During our time there we didn't have a chance to check out the restaurants since we have a lot of activities scheduled, but the atmosphere at the restaurants looked really lovely. I would have enjoyed an afternoon tea there since the veranda where they host this was really beautiful. There is not direct access onto the beach from the hotel pool area, but there is easy access just a short walk down the street. And there are lots of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance as well. And most activities are a quick drive from the hotel, so we were able to go see Pearl Harbor, Germaine's Luau, North Shore, and other fun places without too much trouble. If you're staying here you definitely need to go check out Leonard's bakery close by for some Malasadas one morning! And The Pig and the Lady is close by as well, a great dinner spot. The staff at the hotel was very kind and eager to assist with our needs. The valet/porter staff was especially wonderful! They were always ready with a smile and hello when we were leaving or returning, offering bottles of water and towels. And if we had to wait a little while for our vehicle to be brought around they were always pleasant to speak with. There was one gentleman in particular who connected with us because he asked us where we were from and when we said Dallas, TX he told us he was a big Dallas Cowboys fan and proceeded to talk football with my husband. What a nice touch to find something in common with a guest and make them feel welcome! Overall our trip here was very pleasant. I would have given it a 5 instead of a 4 but I didn't feel that the room and amenities were excellent. I was disappointed to not see Room Service as an option. If they do offer this it wasn't clearly available in the in-room information. But I would still certainly recommend this hotel and return myself!
"Likely optimizes the Waikiki Beach hotel experience, but not really high luxury"
We wanted to really finish seeing Hawaii and spent two weeks on three islands. I cannot think of a better hotel on Waikiki - unless the touch of history at the Royal Hawaiian puts that in first place (I'm also writing a review for them). The Halekulani is ON the beach (unlike the Trump Waikiki), but the beach is quite small. Good for them, though, as the hotels on either side have lost their beaches. The pool ends up being more enjoyable than the beach. For the wide Waikiki beach from the movies, you'd have to go farther towards Diamond Head. Our upgraded room was just typical, and the balconies face each other so there's no privacy. There's at least one wedding a day - and as the hotel is Japanese-owned, most guests are not USA-mainlanders. There are three restaurants, and two serve breakfast. We recommend the one off a menu and skip the buffet. All three serve dinner off a menu - and we recommend the mid-range one called Orchids. The higher cuisine La Mer is good but not so much better to deserve the very high prices. Every evening there is live entertainment outside, including dancers, and it's very pleasant. The Waikiki strip is very close and tons of shopping and restaurants, but don't forget that two lots east is the Army Museum of the Pacific - a must see!
"Laid back, very comfortable place!"
This hotel has the advantage to be away from traffic and chaos. It offers very good services, comfortable beds, rooms with terrific view of the ocean, very good food in his restaurants and a very pleasant hawaiian atmosphere!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM