Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

2365 Kalakaua Avenue | Honolulu, HI 96815  [SEE MAP]Honolulu, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Great location at the heart of Waikiki Beach
Small rooms

Opened in 1901, the Moana Surfrider was the first hotel to grace Waikiki's shores. And though the rooms here may be smaller than you'd find at other area hotels, this hotel hasn't lost its touch when it comes to pleasing Honolulu visitors. Previous guests describe this Westin-affiliated hotel as charming and accommodations here house everything you'd expect, including Westin's signature Heavenly beds, flat-screen TVs and, in some cases, private balconies. Though many claim to have enjoyed their stay here, recent travelers are quick to gripe about Moana Surfrider's high room rates; however, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can use points to cover the tab. Plus, the cost of this hotel covers access to live hula performances and the on-site pool. And for an additional fee, you can indulge in spa treatments at the Moana Lani Spa or top-notch cuisine and beverages at one of four restaurants and bars.

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Location
Honolulu, HI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 793 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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The refurbished Surfrider has oceanfront suites with two separate lanai, one for sunrise and another for sunset viewing.

Frommer's

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This is Waikiki's oldest hotel, built in 1901. Even after more than 100 years, multiple renovations, and the construction of two towers in the '50s and '60s, the hotel has managed to retain its original and still-grand Beaux Arts main building.

Oyster.com

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Small rooms are offset by impressive public spaces, including an outdoor courtyard with live nightly music beneath a sweeping banyan tree, and an enormous spa and fitness center.

Travel + Leisure

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Meticulously restored 1901 Beaux-Arts property — the first hotel on Waikiki Beach — with an Old Hawaii vibe (afternoon tea is de rigueur), plus one of Waikiki's only beachfront spas.

Condé Nast Traveler

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This Hawaiian paradise has a porch that beckons guests out of their rooms—but not much further. The hotel is one of Waikiki's most historic, having opened in 1901; despite renovations and rebranding, it has maintained its classic appeal.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 5956 have reviewed the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5956 reviews 4.0 (based on 5956 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are housed in three towers and all feature traditional Hawaiian artwork and decor with dark hardwood and neutral color palettes. All guest rooms feature signature Westin Heavenly Beds, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffee makers with complimentary Kona coffee and tea, and Westin's signature White Tea bath amenities. Daily resort fee of $31.41 includes self-parking, basic Internet, daily yoga and water aerobics classes, cultural activities like lei-making lessons, a short surf lesson, a keepsake photo and more.
  • Rooms in the original Banyan Wing are smaller and don't offer many balconies while all rooms in the newly renovated Tower Wing offer two lanais
  • "Stay at One, Dine at All" program allows guests to dine at sister properties and sign those charges to their guest room

Standard room size210 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The oldest hotel in Waikiki, the Moana Surfrider is a Beaux Arts beauty with a spacious porch overlooking its majestic banyan tree and the beach. A pod of spinner dolphins that call this stretch of water home can often be seen swimming in the water directly in front of the hotel. Located 9 miles southeast of Honolulu International Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Shell, Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Zoo.
  • About 2 miles north of Diamond Head
  • Bus and trolley transportation within walking distance
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Moana Surfrider features four dining options. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served on The Veranda, which is shaded by the historic banyan tree. In the evening, The Veranda becomes The Beachhouse, which offers fine dining for dinner specializing in steaks and seafood. If that's a bit pricey for your tastes, try Vintage 1901 for signature cocktails and craft beer along with small plates and desserts.The Surfrider Café offers breakfast and lunch al fresco style and the Beach Bar serves tropical beverages and appetizers from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Room service offered 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Snack Shop offers grab-and-go items
  • Children's menus available; kids 5 and younger eat free

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

The Moana Surfrider's children's program, Poppins Keiki Hawaii, is located at sister property, the Sheraton Waikiki, in an oceanfront suite. In addition to indoor activities, the program includes water activities and special field trips like visits to the nearby zoo. The program offers full- and half-day programming.
  • Licensed by the state of Hawaii
  • Lunch not provided but may be ordered for additional charge through room service
  • Children up to 12 years of age welcome
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The 24-hour WestinWORKOUT fitness facility is situated on the second floor of the Tower Wing, next to the spa, and features cardio and weight-training equipment. The daily resort fee includes complimentary yoga and acqua aerobics classes. All kinds of water activities from catamaran sails and canoe rides to surf lessons are available on the beach from Aloha Beach Service for an additional fee.
  • Must purchase daily pass to spa ($50) to access whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Moana Surfrider has 10,782 square feet of indoor meeting space, as well as a few unique outdoor event spaces that include the hotel's private beach area. In addition to meeting planners, the hotel offers a multilingual staff, audiovisual and catering services, currency exchange and an on-site ATM machine. The resort also has a business center with desktops and printers, as well as a Wi-Fi lounge.
  • Can accommodate up to 275 guests theater-style
  • Outdoor lighting and sound system for evening events

Number of meeting rooms3

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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