Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
What We Love
- Prime oceanfront location on a peaceful corner of western Oahu
- The many options for relaxation or entertainment, including five restaurants and lounges, four pools, a vast spa and fitness complex, and on-site activities
- Getting a vanilla-and-sandalwood body exfoliation in an outdoor cabana at the on-site Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre
What To Know
- There’s both family-friendly and adults-only amenities, including a kiddie pool and lagoon equipped with water toys as well as a secluded beach and the spa’s 62-foot lap pool
- A fleet of vehicles (including a helicopter, 75-foot yacht, and several BMWs) are available for transports and activities
- Guests have access to the Ko Olina Golf Club and its 18-hole course designed by Ted Robinson
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Formerly a JW Marriott property, this fully renovated resort is one of the island’s most upscale and multi-faceted, with enough space and amenities to cater to honeymooning couples, families seeking kid-friendly services, or groups of friends on an active getaway. A highlight of the property is a vast wellness center offering traditional Hawaiian treatments and a 10,000-square-foot fitness complex with five tennis courts. Oahu has no shortage of outdoor entertainment, from deep-sea fishing to surfing and cliff jumping, all of which can be booked through the Four Seasons’ concierges.
The resort’s 371 spacious rooms, averaging more than 600 square feet, have a polished yet easygoing look defined by comfortable contemporary furnishings in neutral colors and a smattering of rustic elements like wooden slats on the walls and carpets simulating jute. Nearly all of them face the Pacific Ocean, seen through vast windows and balconies. Other nice bonuses: tech elements like iPads from which to order room service and electronic toilets inside the spa-like marble bathrooms.
Seafood features prominently at the hotel’s five restaurants and lounges (all with open-air seating and either ocean or pool views), especially at the beachfront Fish House, where the menu of Hawaiian grilled lobster, baked oysters, and fish sandwiches goes hand in hand with a toes-in-the-sand vibe. Elsewhere on the property, Noe serves handmade pastas, La Hiki specializes in pan-Asian small plates, and Waterman Bar & Grill offers light lunches inspired by local food-truck fare.
Set within the 642-acre Ko Olina resort community in western Oahu, an upscale suburban area with a golf club and private marina, the hotel is conveniently located less than 20 miles away from Honolulu International Airport.
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After the stay at this hotel we were wondering how come we did not stay at this chain before! Sure enough it is our first choice from now on!
A perfect 10 for everything!
The room was unbelievable, we had partial ocean view (really? looked like best view of all!), with the pool and the bay in front of us, amazing view, especially at night!
Stayed at Four Seasons Ko Olina with 2 little kids over the 4th of July weekend. . The place is heavenly. We were upgraded to ocean Front room and the views were spectacular. They had personalized bath toys for my 2 boys, and some plush toys for them to sleep with.
The housekeeping was exceptional- they would pull out the sleeper sofa for my kids every evening so we didn't have to.
One night we had some leftover lunch for dinner and wanted to warm up our food and they brought a microwave, plates and silverware to our room!!
All the sand toys, life jackets were free to use- the service at the beach and pool was luxurious. Never had to wait- somebody was always there to assist.
True meaning of luxury. We had really felt spoiled and my children loved every moment of it.
Thank you Four Seasons for making out stay so memorable.
This resort is still struggling to find its way. This is our 3rd time staying here and though the rooms are gorgeous and the adult pool is nice, the food and service are very mediocre. The lack of ambiance in the lobby detracts from the experience, and the odd new bar/ lounge hidden in a tiny room upstairs seems like a strange choice when there's a massive empty lobby which feels way too sterile but has plenty of room for a lobby lounge (like the Maui FS).
There are some stand out employees-- Ash (or maybe it's Ashley) who works in kids club/ pool restaurant; Brooke, server at La Hiki; and a girl who is youngish and probably Hawaiian who is a pool server (can't remember her name) who started there last June or July (2017).
Unfortunately didn't get to Mina's Fish House because apparently we didn't make a booking early enough, so even though we booked 2 rooms for 4 nights at the hotel, they could not find a way for us to dine there. Same for Noe, we tried to get a booking 2 different nights-- yes one of those was July 4th, but were unsuccessful. I'm not sure at the end of the day if they were actually full, so maybe they are not booking to capacity?
Additional dining notes: The cocktails we ordered throughout our stay were okay, but not a great selection and not very delicious. And sadly, the breakfast buffet was not good-- poorly maintained when we arrived at 10am, cold eggs benedict, empty trays where dumplings had been but were never refilled, etc. Something I think the resort should consider is that many guests are coming from Australia or New Zealand where due to time change we may hit breakfast later than others, but at 10am with a 10:30 posted closing, the buffet shouldn't be this sparse. Suggestion-- maybe having the buffet go to 11am would be helpful-- this is what FS Maui does.
Overall, it's such a gorgeous property, but they haven't been able to find a way to warm the place up-- and putting a massive canoe in your face as you enter the lobby, where floral arrangements had been in the past, didn't help. But I think they need to put some music and lounge-y type stuff in the lobby and train a lot of the staff to the FS standards before they can compete with the other FS Hawaii resorts.
The resort is lovely and all the restaurants have fabulous food. It’s difficult to pick a favorite as they are each different and equally delicious. The service was top notch as expected which is way we spend the extra money to stay at Four Seasons when possible. This is our second trip to Oahu and fourth to the Hawaiiian islands. The end May/early June time frame was off peak so the adult pool was never completely full.
We like staying away from the busier downtown area of Honolulu and Waikiki beach. This does mean you have a longer drive to most sights and traffic can be an issue. Just plan accordingly and stay away from rush hour.
My 20-year-old daughter and I finished our Hawaiian vacation at the Four Seasons. While we were only there two nights, we felt like absolute queens. From the moment we were greeted with leis to the welcome drinks, Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina goes the extra mile. Upon arrival at the resort, I contacted Guest Services regarding our restrictive diets. (vegan, gluten free, oil free) I was immediately put in contact with the hotel's executive chef, Chef Richard. I emailed him a dinner request, and received a warm response within the hour. Chef Richard enthusiastically created two separate dinners with creativity and originality that we had not yet experienced in luxury in-room dining. As we were eating breakfast on our last day, Chef Richard took time out of his day to meet us. What a treat! Dining aside, the resort is absolutely gorgeous. It is set along a strew of oceanfront properties, with the Four Seasons being the superb end resort. The adults-only pool provided us with relaxation and tranquility that we needed from an adventurous week at the North Shore. Despite our last-minute spa reservations, we were able to receive massages during our stay. The facilities are top-notch and include a steam room, sauna, hot and plunge pools, along with a lap pool on another floor. Having stayed at several Four Seasons properties, we expected excellent service. However, the Four Seasons Ko Olina employees exceeded those expectations. Lenora at La Hiki Kitchen paid special attention to my daughter's breakfast requests. A young male room service attendant happily greeted us upon bringing our delicious dinners. I could go on and on about this pampering playground, but needless to say we will be back!