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
Beautiful hotel. Nice facilities, pool and gym. The bathrooms are laid out a bit weird without doors for showers. Also, the hotel tries to be eco friendly, but they use tons of plastic and very small bottles of water. It would be nice if a leading hotel can be more eco friendly these days.
We stayed in the new tower, 22nd floor, so we had a great view of the ocean and beach. Two new pools and a new restaurant and Ritz service that is unmatched. Loved the staff, the food very good with great views.
I have stayed 984 nights in the last 8 years earning top status for Marriott/SPG now Bonvoy and at least 800+ nights at Hilton over the same time period. With that experience I have to say, this Ritz outclassed them all. Every individual that we crossed paths with was courteous, polite, sincere and went out of their way to make us feel important.
I cannot express in words how privileged we felt to have been guests at this amazing property.
Our room, the gym, the property, the valet, the staff at the pool, the lobby bar/restaurant and most importantly the employees - thank you for going above and beyond and truly making our Honeymoon feel important.
Your sister property on Maui needs to visit and take a ton of notes on how to treat guests.
Highly recommend this property when in Oahu.
We are here for 8 days. Stayed at many Ritz, from Berlin, Budapest, Atlanta, Dallas to New Orleans. We were excited that Waikiki finally has a Ritz. Known for their level of service. But that falls short of this place. They do not keep their word and promises to their customers. We are the perfect customers who like to enjoy our experience and spend at the hotel. I think the manager needs to remind and train some fellow teams members on the Ritz credo daily! This is not a five star. I would not recommend this place. Very disappointed from day one. Checked into our room with a dirty carpet. Made several request for a newspaper which they promised a few days ago and haven’t received.
The rooms are spacious and modern. The premier suite included 1.5 baths (great for couples and families), oven, microwave, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, silverware and cooking utensils. There is also a washer and dryer in the unit so you don't have to over-pack. 55 inch tv's in the bedroom and living room. Beautiful grounds as well. Pricey, but worth every dollar.