"the best place to stay in honolulu"
let's be clear, the halekulani is expensive but it is the best option!!. The old adage you get what you pay for. the rooms are nice and well appointed. my room was a partial ocean view with a balcony done in all white. the room was comfortable, but not overwhelming. the bathroom lage and modern with their own brand of amentties they say with local ingredients i liked that the room is not the reason to stay here but rather the service. they have a can do attitude. they are there to please the guest. i especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet which tried to incorporate local products like cocunut syrup for the pancakes. i liked that they had fresh squeezed pineapple juice. service was very attentive. the location is the best. while not a full beach, the pool is beautiful with lots of chaise lounges and attentive service. free suntan lotion. a short walk to the main drag and all the best stores are there. i was there on a wednesday night and they had a guest cocktail party with sushi and drinks. it was an opportunity to meet the GM. he runs a great operation this is your best option for high end luxury in honololu
"Superb location, excellent service, great food, small rooms"
Halekulani is one of the nicest hotels in Waikiki- the location is right smack in the center of everything so you don't need a car once you get there. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, all with superb service and high quality food. The hotel itself is a bit outdated though, and the rooms are quite small. The bathroom is TINY and the shower is so small you can barely get two people in there. Barely enough space to open 2 carry on suitcases and in fact, I had to walk through the closet to get into the bathroom. Service is outstanding, but if you're not staying around the hotel it's not really worth it. There is just one oval shaped pool and practically no beach access so if you're looking to be on the beach, this probably isn't the best bet. Overall great, but not outstanding.
"Beautiful, serene experience!"
Everything about this property is first class. From the setting right on Waikiki to the views and service....impeccable! The staff, from front desk to housekeeping is trained to cater to customers and their wellbeing, they anticipate your every need. Everything about the atmosphere is calming, very welcomed when coming in after a hectic day on the streets of Honolulu! The restaurants are great, as are the spa services. The pool is gorgeous with a big orchid imprinted on the bottom. Of course all these luxuries come at a price, but it is worth the splurge.
"As close to perfect as it gets!"
Halekulani means “a house befitting of heaven”, and this is truly an appropriate name for this wonderful hotel. From the moment we walked into the lobby, until they waved us goodbye as we drove away, everything was as close to perfect as it gets. The property is beautiful and the guest rooms are spacious, modern, and extremely comfortable. Our room had a wonderful ocean view looking towards Diamond Head. The service was at all times and in all venues, warm, friendly, very professional and very competent. Although the hotel was very busy, the ambiance is quiet and very peaceful. The three restaurants are all oceanfront and excellent. They range from the casual House Without a Key, to the beautiful mid-range Orchids, to the very elegant and formal La Mer (with its stunning adjacent L’Aperitif Bar). Each evening Hawaiian music performed oceanside is heard at all three restaurants. After dinner, cocktails at the Lewers Lounge is a special treat with wonderful live jazz. The beautiful pool is centrally located, and service there is also terrific. We have stayed at many five star hotels, and the Halekulani is clearly one of the very best. It’s obviously not inexpensive, but considering how special the hotel is, we considered the cost to be money well spent, and good value. We can recommend the Halekulani without reservation and cannot wait to return.
We had our wedding here and the staff were AMAZING! first class, old school, friendly, 5 star service. I will list my experiences by number, as they all need individual mentioning. 1. ALL restaurant and bars: first class service. Great quality food and cocktails. Not to forget the never ending supply of kettle chips 😄 2. Reception staff: Very genuine friendly service. Always helpful. 3. Hotel rooms, grounds and facilities: I dont think I need to mention anything....pictures say it all. It's beautiful and classy. I know its pricey but, if you can afford it, its the way to go. Worth the money. 4. Our wedding: we had our wedding here and it was picture perfect! Living in Sydney Australia, having a wedding at Halakulani worked out cheaper and with 5 star quality venue and service. Our co coordinator Joel, was so down to earth but professional and organised at the same time. Catered to our needs and so accommodating. Special mention to our manager for our reception and ceremony, John, life saver, hero! He followed me around with cold water, slippers...what ever I needed without being seen or in my way. How did he do it!!! Food was great too! In case you can't tell what im getting at....The service is spectacular. We have tried every beachside hotel bar along Waikiki and none even came close to the level of service you get at Halakulani. Great job Halekulani!
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