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
- 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
Dropped in for few drinks and tuna pokes. Seaview was nice and the place offered nice live music (skilful singer/guitarist). My tuna poke caused me a stomach ache, so there might have been something wrong in the tunas handling process. No problem with another portion with tuna poke. Expensive place of course.
The Hotel is the oldest Hotel on the Waikiki Beach area. But, the hotel has been keep up nice over the years. They have parking for your car across the street in another Hotel parking lot. They have lovely rocking chairs to sit on to watch the public walk by in front of the hotel. They have a really small pool where it is hard to get a chair since they don't have many chairs near the pool. They do have a nice workout room overlooking the front of the hotel and you can watch the public drive by the front of the hotel. They have a Spa on the second floor. The hotel has many floors if my memory is correct 21 floors. The Hotel is right on the beach.where you can go surfing. The surfing is one of the nicest areas on the island to go surfing. The water is not deep and you can go out many yards before the water gets deep. The Hotel does I think about 40 weddings a day on the property. They have a nice grassy area for weddings overlooking the ocean. They have a nice Restaurant over looking the ocean and pool area. They have a large lobby to listen to a gentleman play music nightly on the piano. The have washers and dryers downstairs in the basement where you pay to do the washing and drying of your clothes. They have meeting rooms for large groups. We where there in the second week of June and that week each year they have parades on the street right in front of the hotel. You can rent umbrellas and chairs for the beach. You are in walking distance to all the stores in the area for shopping. Many Restaurants in walking distance from the Hotel.
We visited #Beachhousemoana briefly to enjoy a beachfront cocktail and got the best customer service experience of our stay in Waikiki. Our waitress Kat was welcoming, friendly, attentive and also a wee bit fun! Just what we needed for our day in the sun. Thanks Kat for showing us how American hospitality should be!!!
Awesome hotel! We always stay here, when we come to Oahu. The breakfast buffet is by far the best in the area. The Victorian style hotel is historic and unbelievably Gorgeous. If you want to stay at the very best hotel, this is definitely it.
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is everything that was described on our brochure... and more... it reminded me of a beautiful elegant old hawaiian plantation. This theme was carried throughout. There is a huge porch out front with serveral unique comfy rocking chairs in keeping with the theme of a plantation... if you were lucky,you would enjoy that breeze that came across in the afternoon. Walking thru the patio/pool/beach bar/snack bar you will step right onto the sand. Every meal delicious with the friendly servers adding to our awesome dining experience. Every room with balcony and ocean View. All in all we highly recommend this hotel.