Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
What We Love
- Guests can choose between three wings, one housed in the original 1901 classic hotel
- Waikiki’s only beachfront spa
- The array of al fresco dining options
- The beach and pool are in a prime spot, with Diamond Head and Pacific Ocean views
What To Know
- A daily resort fee of around $32 is charged to each room and includes access to fitness classes and WiFi
- Pets are not allowed
- Reservations are recommended for the spa and the Verandah afternoon tea
- Children are well catered-for at the hotel's Poppins Day Care
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Known as “The First Lady of Waikiki,” this legendary stay–in all its Victorian glory–is a Honolulu landmark, updated for the 21st century with amenities like a freshwater pool, world-class beachfront spa, and sleek fitness center. The resort makes the most of its storied history, retaining Old World rituals like afternoon tea (complete with posh finger sandwiches and scones) at the Verandah. Dining venues are of the breezy al fresco variety, apart from the Bin1901 piano bar, located near the grand staircase in the building’s historic wing, which serves handcrafted cocktails and wines from a globe-trotting list.
In the Area
O’ahu contains a wealth of diversions, and one way to see them all is to embark on a day-long tour of the island by coach with Discover Hawaii Tours, taking in legendary big-surf beaches and secluded, little-known spots. Alternately, lace up your hiking boots and explore the lush volcanic rainforest on a two-mile roundtrip guided hike to a stunning 200-foot drop waterfall. Don’t leave the island without experiencing a traditional luau–one of the most popular is Paradise Cove, featuring a buffet and entertainment set on 12 oceanfront acres.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel, enthusiastic and helpful staff, great location. The rooms are beautiful and the whole place is spotless, views good and the location on Waikiki Beach is perfect. This is a busy area of town so if you want something very quiet, head elsewhere. Otherwise, not a single complaint. Feels like home from the moment you walk in, albeit with a friendly concierge and right on the beach. Would stay again.
My family enjoys their high tea. We've experienced them in Europe, Asia, North America and now Hawaii. The Veranda at the Moana Surfrider offers an outstanding afternoon tea. Local flavours with traditional favourites are beautifully presented on a three tiered plate. Everything was very fresh and obviously prepared with skill. The service was the attentive but non intrusive. We never felt rushed. Sitting on the open veranda under the banyon tree while watching the scene on Waikai beach was delightful. Highly recommend.
From the moment you arrive the unhelpful concierge makes sure you feel like a bother. We as a couple where placed in a 2xdouble bed room besides booking a king. The aircon is noisey and no cutlery and to get some you have to pay $20 and it took 30minutes to get some, cutlery is a basic in all hotels how is it ok to make people pay. This hotel looks nice but the bathroom we had had black mould growing on the roof and it was cracking. For a Westin Hotel this is the worst I have stayed in and I would recommend staying at The Royal Hawaiian down the road, slightly cheaper, bigger rooms, better service and not as noisy. I won’t be staying here again.