Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is in the heart of Honolulu, walking distance from Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. This 4-star resort is close to University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head.
Make yourself at home in one of the 524 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished lanais. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This hotel has an awesome location right across from the International Market Place and right on Waikiki beach. Although it is a bit older, it had been renovated and was very clean and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and the water pressure was perfect. The staff were incredible. They were always smiling, willing to please and wanted to make sure that you were looked after. They would call us by our names all the time and made an effort to get to know us.
For us, it was well worth upgrading to the Voyageur 47 Club as a delicious breakfast and a 2 hour happy hour each day was included in the price. There was a wide variety of food and drinks (including wine and beer), and it was really good. It also allowed us to take the Waikiki Connection Trolley for free which we took to Diamond Head and the shopping centre.
Duke's Bar was a super busy place, and people loved going there. They had live music, and the food there was really good. Drink's to take to the pool were a bit pricey ($14 for a Moscow Mule). There is a little deli close to the pool that sells sandwiches, salads, drinks etc. The sandwiches were very very good.
We preferred to sit on the beach, and it was $60.00 to rent 2 loungers and an umbrella each day. If you plan to hang out at the beach for more than 3 or 4 days, you might save money by buying your own little lawn chairs and an umbrella, and then give it away when you leave. The beach itself is clean, and I did not notice anyone ever smoking on it.
The only 2 things that we did not like were that due to liquor licensing, you were only allowed to buy 1 drink at a time to take out to the pool, unless the bartender seen both of you earlier that day. It was explained that it was the bartenders discretion as they did not want to be over-serving an intoxicated person. This does not make sense because if you seen me at 9:30 am and not again for the rest of the day, they have no idea how much I have had to drink as they do not see who is drinking the drinks. At most events such as concerts and such, there is a 2 drink limit. The other thing was that we did hear the road noise quite a bit. We had a partial ocean view room. Neither of these 2 things were enough to spoil our trip in any way. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Great Paddleboard rentals
$35 - 2 hours
$70 - all day
Nice boards, watch the rocks on the right of the beach. Good leashes and good spot to ride around. If you are new to SUP beware of the waves. Good spot on the beach right by Dukes.
Mai Tais are great here! Junior was super helpful and very fun with the do-it-yourself grilling. All the servers were superb! Will definitely come back for more. Not the cheapest establishment, but the views and service make it worth it.
The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is such a pretty resort. When we arrived, we were greeted graciously and once they knew who we were, we were addressed by our names the entire time, just like we'd been there before. The guest services desk is not like your run-of the mill Holiday Inn! You're greeted with a tropical soda drink, moist towel and a smile while you are checked in to your room. Our room had an ocean view from the balcony, but wasn't right on the ocean. We didn't go on the balcony much anyways. Next time we may just save a few $$ and get a city view. The room was huge and we received a nice Outrigger bag on our bed when we arrived. It was great to use at the beach to take down our personal things, since we hadn't packed one for that usage.
The Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has two great choices for restaurants, the Hula Grill and Duke's. Both were great. We had breakfast on the balcony of Hula Grill with a great view of Diamondhead and the ocean. The view was worth the cost, though for a touristy place to eat it wasn't crazy expensive. We had joined the Discovery club when we reserved our room and got 15% off the bill. Not bad!
We visited the other Outrigger Waikiki Resort during our stay and had a great meal (and happy hour!) with an even better view of the ocean (I know, I didn't think it was possible!). The pool at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort was small and on the beach, but the other Outrigger Reef Resort's pool was larger (though not on the beach).
I liked everything about the stay at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort except the cost of late check out. It's $25 an hour, so if you need that, make sure you budget for it.
The resort is right on the main drag where you can go shopping or find other great places to eat. The Outrigger, also, has a trolley that will take you on a circuit to see the Aquarium, the zoo, Diamondhead park, and huge shopping mall (where you can also find a Walmart! - where there are many of the same touristy things you find in the tourist shops, but at Walmart prices. Just sayin'.).
I visited the Outrigger Waikiki for a quick 3 day trip. It was the first visit to Hawaii for my son and myself. I was a bit overwhelmed when the shuttle stopped in the MIDDLE of the main strip and let us off. The decor of the entryway of the Outrigger was elegant yet understated and the size of the hotel is a bit misleading from the front. It actually spans quite a bit of the block with multiple points of entry. The largest plus about the resort was that it is literally on the beach that is what makes this location worthwhile. I had been warned that Waikiki is crowded and the warnings were completely correct. Finding a spot on the beach that is not awash with people is a challenge. Check-in was completely lovely, we were greeted with a welcome and a cold towel and refreshing drink while sitting in comfy chairs to get all the requisite materials. The elevators came to be one of the banes of my existence during our stay. They have the system where you use your room key, input your floor and get assigned an elevator. In theory, this is great for security purposes, in application, it can lead to long waits for elevators. I was on one of the lower floors so I decided to take the stairs down-that was a huge mistake. The stairway is not necessarily meant for guest use and many of the floors had no exit out so I ended up on the ground floor at beach level (the signage was pretty much nonexistent) so I muddled my way through to an exit that was creepy at best. The room itself is outfitted with dark woods and is lamplit. We had a "partial" ocean view and I found the balcony and the view to be a quaint and relaxing spot to sit. Our room was right over some of the social areas/restaurants so it did take some time at night for things to quiet down. I had looked at some of the traveler's photos and had some trepidation about the rooms and the bathrooms. The bathroom was fine, there were no noticeable signs of wear and tear, I am a stickler for cleanliness and clean grout and this bathroom passed that test. The shower is small and the "bathtub" is one that could only be used by small children since it was half-size. The rug was the only area that showed some wear and the refrigerator was actually in the bathroom (it took some looking to figure that out as I have never had one placed there before in any hotel I have stayed in). As I mentioned previously the biggest plus in this hotel is its location to the beach. I was not able to visit any of the onsite restaurants as they were all packed no matter what time of day I stopped by and I did not relish the thought of waiting for an inordinate amount of time to be seated. I did get carry-out from Dukes and found it to be satisfactory but nothing outstanding. There is a mall directly across from the hotel and every upscale designer you can imagine seems to have a storefront within a two block radius. If you come to Waikiki to shop this is definitely the location for you( and I mean copious amounts of money shopping). There were no eateries that I found to be in the "cheap" range even the coffeehouses had small mocha's for $6. I found food to be my greatest expense. My son had no problem catching Lyft's/Uber's to visit friends on the island and we found it easy to get around. There is a trolley for hotel guests that picks you up about two blocks away. I did visit on a rainy day and found the lines to be too long for all of them no matter what direction (I found that they are shared by numerous hotels) since this was supposed to be my relaxing vacation I chose to avoid the line frustration. The beach was gorgeous but crowded and the hotel staff were all smiles and welcome consistently. My room was never cleaned by housekeeping during my stay. On my first morning they knocked around 9 am and I asked her to come back. They came back late in the afternoon when we had come to take a nap so we just got fresh towels. The next day I was gone from 7am-1pm and the room was not clean, I saw the housekeeping staff in the hall and asked if they were going to come in as I was leaving they said yes but when I returned later in the afternoon they had not been into clean. By this time I had trash overflowing, it was a repeat on my last day, I checked with them in the hall and was told they were coming but no one ever did. There was also a roach like bug in the bathroom that was disgusting to find but I figured it was an anomaly and kept it moving. The hot-tub (that I really wanted to use after a long day of walking) was closed almost every day of my trip all day. The only time I saw it open was Saturday morning in the rain with a few couples in it. Overall the accommodations were nice, no great "wow" factor and there was no experience that made it above average. It is a great hotel for shopping and beach access.