The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
What We Love
- Admiring the views of Waikiki—the town and the beach—from the 8th-floor infinity pool
- Sampling delicacies at the on-site Dean & Deluca emporium, BLT Market, and Sushi Sho restaurants
- Getting a full-body hawaiian treatment at the spa, complete with foot soap and scalp massage
What To Know
- Children are welcome, but there are no special kid activities or pools
- Waikiki Beach is less than a half mile away
- No smoking is allowed anywhere on the resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Although not technically a hotel, this tower overlooking Waikiki Beach offers nightly rates for some of its 307 residences, which range from 463-square-foot kitchenette studios to generous three-bedroom apartments. All have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Pacific Ocean and were decorated in an urban yet summery style by designer Jon Brent, who chose rich fabrics in off-white and gray hues complemented by polished wood furnishings and white Tibetan marble for the spacious bathrooms. New York City-based Guerin Glass Architects designed the striking building, which features fin-like geometric details on its facade and sweeping, glass-clad common areas. A highlight of the property is an 8th-floor infinity pool with views of Waikiki’s lush landscape backed by the water—making up for the hotel’s lack of direct beach access. The food program is equally noteworthy: an outpost of Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Market, which serves farm-fresh ingredients, is the main restaurant, while Sushi Sho, a 10-seat venue covered in local koa wood, serves chef Keiji Nakazawa’s sophisticated Edomae-style sushi, where the fish is aged for up to two weeks. Rounding out these great options is Hawaii’s first Dean & Deluca market.
In the Area
A visit to Waikiki Beach, just minutes from the resort, is a must, but don’t miss out on the legendary surf culture of Oahu’s North Shore, about an hour away by car. On the way there, stop at the 1962 USS Arizona Memorial, site of the pivotal attack on Pearl Harbor. Back in town, check out the Honolulu Museum of Art, whose permanent collection consists of more than 50,000 Asian, American, and European works, including thousands of pieces representing Polynesia’s culture. Shoppers will be happy to know that the Ritz-Carlton is right behind Luxury Row, a tree-studded lane whose tenants include names like Chanel, Miu Miu, and Coach. For a more casual shopping experience, head to the open-air Waikiki Beach Walk, home to beach-friendly brands like Quicksilver and Island Sole.
How to Get There
This place certainly ticks all the boxes,and them some. We arrived early in the morning, and checked in,and although we were not able to get our room till later in the day, they did everything they could to expedite the process. We were greeted like family from the moment we walked in with a lovely fresh lei of orchids, and a welcome drink. Every single time we left or came back to the hotel,the staff were always greeting us with a smile. The accomodation was perfect, we had a two bedroom apartment on the 27th floor, 360 degree views were awesome. The petal drop at sunset on the friday was nice, but must be a bit of a pain for the staff to clean up every time.
We mentioned that our shower handle was loose on departing one day, and upon return that afternoon, everything was fixed.
We had cocktails down by the pool - pool service is great, the pool is only shallow, 3 1/2 feet - 4 ft deep, but very pleasant to swim in, private cabana's available if you want, complementary apples and iced fruit water every where you turn ... honestly, I could go on and on, this place is wonderful and if you get a chance to stay here ... then do it !!!
We stayed here for 8 nights in a studio room with kitchenette. It was a good sized room, sunny all day, lovely kingsized bed. Nice balcony with table & chairs, sea view. The bathroom was a good size, the toilet was amazing - like a bidet & loo all in one, best loo I have ever used. Toiletries replenished every day. A very good fitness centre. Only downside was the swimming pool on 6th floor was overlooked by all rooms, & there were some pretty noisy families in it. We were on 11th floor & the noise travelled up & if you were out on your balcony reading, it rather spoiled the peace & quiet.
My husband and I stayed here in August-September 2018. We traveled to Honolulu for our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. The location is in Waikiki and everything is within walking distance. The customer service far exceeded my expectations from greeting us with drinks when we arrived to remembering and greeting us by name each a hotel employee saw us. It's pricey to stay here but definitely worth it!
When coming to Waikiki area, it’s a challenge to find relaxation. The Ritz-Carlton Residences provide a nice location convenient for shopping, a tranquil pool and restaurant all supported by a great team focused on meeting your personal needs.
Located on the north end of the Waikiki area overlooking the park, you have a wonderful view of the ocean and sunset. The lobby and restaurant are on the 8th floor with pool just below providing great views and quiet for a relaxing day in the sun.
Rooms well equipped with washer and dryer, open floor plans and the furnishings you expect from a modern high end hotel.
When looking to enjoy Honolulu with a bit of peaceful happiness, Ritz-Carlton delivers.
Im lucky enough to visit Waikiki quite frequently, and this time I chose to stay at The Ritz Carlton, accommodation nice, staff very good, but we had an incident by someone on a lower floor, and we had to evacuate, and I was on the 25th floor, and in the middle of the nite had to go down to lower level, and when all ok had to go up 10 floors, this was not good. The hotel did put a note under our doors apologising, my concern was I was travelling on my own and no one checked if I was ok. My daily cleaning girls were great and they did apologise. The hotel is ok , but not up to luxury that Ive had in other hotels in Waikiki.