What We Love
- Five restaurant and lounge options
- Top-notch personalized service
- Views of Diamond Head from the Vera Wang-designed Halekulani Suite
What To Know
- The resort was renovated in 2012
- While there are plenty of indulgent services, family-friendly activities are limited
- The atmosphere is formal and classy
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When your name translates to “house befitting heaven,” there are some high standards to be met. Halekulani exceeds those standards with personalized service. In July 2012 Halekulani completed the upgrades to all guestrooms and suites, reinvigorating the hotel’s accommodations in harmony with its original, unique design themes, all built around its legendary “seven shades of white” interior color palette. Each of Halekulani’s three restaurants offers its own distinct style amid stunning views of the sea. Select from La Mer for luxurious fine dining, Orchids for casual elegance, or House Without A Key for a relaxed ambience to enjoy the sunset.
In the Area
Ever since Duke Kahanamoku started teaching malihini (newcomers) to surf, Waikiki has been the best place on Oahu to learn the ancient Hawaiian art of wave riding. Hans Hedemann Surf School will have you hanging ten in no time. To eat like a local, amble down Kapahulu Avenue and stop at Leonard’s Bakery for hot malasadas (Portuguese-style doughnuts), Waiola Shave Ice stand, Haili’s Hawaiian Foods or the Rainbow Drive-In, President Obama’s childhood favorite. Blazed by the U.S. military in 1908, the mile-long path up Diamond Head, an extinct volcano, passes concrete bunkers and barrels through a 225-foot tunnel before reaching the panoramic summit. On the beach, university-run Waikiki Aquarium harbors a diversity of marine critters, from tanks of glowing jellyfish and giant clams to endangered Hawaiian monk seals.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Halekulani for 7 days and every minute was wonderful! The hotel staff are incredibly helpful especially with recommendations as well as planning out day trips around the island. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and situated in the best location. We would highly recommend this hotel!
Just got back from staying at this facility for 3 days. The rooms were immaculate, crisp bedding, very good mattresses. Batrooms were spottless with plenty quality soaps, shampoos etc. Towels were great, big and absorbent. Televisions were flat screens and plent of variety, bottledwater was provided daily. Housekeeping was just excellent, can't say enough for our housekeeper. There were two eating facilities on the property and both were of very good quality. We used valet parking, very fast and efficient. All hotel personnel were friendly as could be, helpful in all areas. Highly recommend this facility, no complaints at all.
This hotel was an oasis within the craziness of Waikiki beach. The hotel was very upscale and beautiful. Simple yet elegant. Service was amazing. The rooms were beautiful with large balconies with comfortable furniture. The small touches were amazing -sentimental gifts on your bed at turndown, concierge that was always attentive and offered to help with things that really we should have done ourselves, beautiful pool with lots of available seating and umbrellas, great breakfast buffet. I've stayed at a lot of top end resorts, and this hotel compares with the best of them. I highly recommend it. Not a single complaint.
From go to whoa this hotel, its staff and its facilities were outstanding. A very earlier check- in for jet lagged travellers to the complimentary use of the town car when leaving were touches not often experienced in even 5 star properties.
Add to this cocktails with the general manager on a Wednesday night and one has a perfect location for bunnies or pleasure.
Our stay at the Halekulani Hotel was a fantastic. The staff go above and beyond expectations. The staff booked all our tours and were incredibly attentive to all our needs. The only criticism I could make is that the bathrooms are a little small. But the room we had with an ocean view was wonderful and I would not stay anywhere else in Waikiki!