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"a large american style hotel in an amazing position"
booked a 2 bedroom suite with was nice but nothing special great view and amazing position, right on the beach with great amenities Eat elsewhere as the food is nothing special...more diner style food so not really great if you're a foodie nothing really special about the service here, just reaches the minimum required, albeit a bit robotic... its a really big hotel so dont expect boutique style
"Great spot for sundowners at the bar"
Didn't stay at the hotel but on a recommendation my GF and I dropped into the bar for drinks about an hour before sunset. There were groups of people trying to get last minute tables (book in advance if you want to eat here) ... I said we just wanted to sit at the bar and we were shown straight through. Don't turn up in board shorts and it's a great spot to people-watch and see the sunset over a few cocktails. Great ambience in a classic, old-world Hawaiian institution.
"Great view of the sunset with a Mai Tai"
What a perfect way to end a day on Waikiki beach than with a Mai Tai watching the sunset go down in all it's creamsicle glory. The appetizers are a bit overpriced, but the atmosphere is happy, relaxed, and worry-free. SHAKA...cheers that beautiful sunset, smiles, and this delicious cocktail!
"Beautiful Historic Oceanfront Hotel."
We had an excellent time at the Moana Surfrider Hotel. My request was honored by the front desk for a room that faces the Banyan tree. This is the only hotel that I stay at when I am visiting Honolulu. It is wonderful and has the most amazing employees. We received excellent service at the Banyan Beach Bar from Craig, Peter, Marnie and Harry. This hotel is a GEM and a fabulous place to stay!
"Iconic Hotel, But All Rooms are Not Equal"
I'm originally from Hawaii and regularly stay at this iconic old Hawaii Hotel when I'm here for work and play. Location: towards the end of Waikiki and on a nice stretch of beach, not as crowded as the patch in front of park across from the Hyatt. Common Areas: refurbished building but with all the old Aloha charm. Rocking chairs on the Lanai, Banyan tree in the courtyard. Airy and open lobby with lots of comfy seating both inside and in the back porch. Room Types: This is the most important decision to manage your expectations. I've always booked directly on the SPG website, so I know exactly he kind of room and in which wing it will be. All the rooms are updated but vary in size and feel. Tower Wing: This is the newest addition and is a high rise structure. Typically the most expensive room type. Pros: Rooms are huge and all have an outdoor covered balcony with space for seating outside. Bathrooms are also large and has tub. High floors are also very quiet. It's also closest to the Spa, gym and club lounge. Cons: Rooms are decorated in the standard Westin white, so it doesn't have the unique Hawaii charm. I always try to stay here for because of the room size and quietness. Diamond Wing: This is in the old building extension in a low rise structure. Rooms are medium in size and has a indoor balconey. Part of the main room has wood floors and there are rocking chairs in the area to mimic an outdoor patio, but it's in the room. The slider doors are large and opens but it's essentially a floor-to-ceiling window with railing, no actual outdoor space to sit. Pro: room has more Hawaii charm and in a charming structure. Cons: Bathrooms are tiny overall, 1/2 the size of Tower rooms and shower only. There's only room for one in the bathroom. Rest of room is average in size but comfortable for 2 people. Lower floors can be noisy as the ocean view rooms overlook the patio below used for weddings and events. If no other choice, will pick this room type. Banyan Wing: this is usually the lowest priced room. It's in the original building and in a low rise structure. Pros: Rooms are decorated with the most Hawaiian feel. Ocean view rooms have a picturesque view of Diamond Head. Cozy window seat. Cons: Rooms are the smallest of the 3, even by NYC standards and not much space to store luggage. Practically, the room is only comfortable for 1 person. The bathrooms are also tiny and only has a shower. Very little counter space for toiletry. For the price, this is not a great value. I avoid this room type as much as possible. Staff: efficient and warm. Know me by name now and very helpful. Hotels are very full right now, so book early to avoid escalating rates.
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