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Halekulani

5 stars
2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815-1988
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
30 reviews
Great experience!

The staff was amazing. The amenities were great. No complaints!! They made our honeymoon experience... See full review

  • Mindy N.
  • Oct 20, 2014
Amazing!

Phenomenal hotel and service. A great escape from Waikiki! See full review

  • Jagg
  • Jul 7, 2014
Century-old opulence and five-star service on the beach in Waikiki

Opened as a compound of beachfront-bungalow guesthouses more than 100 years ago, Halekulani ("house befitting heaven") now comprises five luxury buildings and more than 450 rooms with fine dining and services to match. The hotel's early-20th-Century beginnings infuse its island spirit. However, modern touches include a fleet of luxury rental cars and a host of opulent suites -- including one designed by Vera Wang -- offering 24-hour butler service and more. The majority of the rooms serve up ocean views, and the hotel is but a few steps from Waikiki's best shops and restaurants.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, exclusive Halekulani private label wines and classic cocktails with Halekulani's General Manager and hotel staff every Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Evening resort attire requested.

Highlights
  • Travel in style in one of the hotel's Bentley, Lotus or Maserati rental cars
  • Take in artist and author seminars and performances via the resort's "Halekulani Living" program
  • La Mer, Halekulani's French fine-dining restaurant, has long enjoyed a AAA 5-diamond rating
Location
Just steps from shopping and dining attraction, Waikiki Beach Walk, and around the corner from the luxury boutiques of Royal Hawaiian Center and happenings of Kalakaua Ave., Halekulani is ideally located in Waikiki. Half a block away, a large park features the free U.S. Army Museum. The beach fronting the hotel is petite, but a long, wide beach picks up just next door.
Rooms

Guest rooms start at 519 square feet and offer flat-screen TVs, Sony MP3 docking stations, entertainment centers, Wi-Fi, deep soaking tubs, pure-cotton robes, and twice-daily housekeeping. Nearly all have ocean views. At the top end, the Royal Suite boasts more than 4,000 square feet of luxury.

Dining
Each Halekulani's restaurants offers stunning views of the sea. At House Without a Key, enjoy glamorous ocean and Diamond Head vistas and casual patio dining (with live Hawaiian music every evening). Orchids emphasizes contemporary seafood cuisine, and Sunday brunch is a must. La Mer has been ranked numerous times as a five-diamond AAA restaurant. The Neoclassic French cuisine is complemented by exquisite teak decor and impeccable service. Complete your evening at the Lewers Lounge, a Manhattan-swank nook featuring live jazz.
Recreation
  • Free fitness classes, including yoga, cardio and aquatic
  • Heated oceanfront swimming pool with personal attendants on call
  • Catamaran rides from the adjacent beachfront
  • SpaHalekulani, a full-service spa and salon offering an exclusive line of products inspired by Polynesia
Transportation
  • Honolulu International Airport (8.7 mi/14 km)
Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach Walk (fronting hotel)
  • U.S. Army Museum (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (1.7 mi/2.7 km)

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Halekulani Rooms

Ocean View Room
Ocean View Room with one king or twin beds, down duvet and pillows with Egyptian cotton bed linen, balcony with ocean front view, soaking tub and seperate glassed-in shower, marble vanity, 100% cotton bathrobes, complimentary private label toiletries, seperate sitting area, mini refrigerator, 27 inch flat screen cable T.V., DVD/CD entertainment center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, three telephones, turndown service, complimentary newspaper, complimentary Halekulani chocolates and fruit basket.
Diamond Head Ocean Front Room
Diamond Head Ocean Front Room with one king or two twin beds, balcony with ocean front view, down duvet and pillows with Egyptian cotton bed linen, soaking tub and seperate glassed-in shower, marble vanity, 100% cotton bathrobes, complimentary private label toiletries, seperate sitting area, mini refrigerator, 27 inch flat screen cable T.V., DVD/CD entertainment center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, three telephones, turndown service, complimentary newspaper, complimentary Halekulani chocolates and fruit basket.
Partial Ocean View Room
Partial Ocean View Room with one king or two twin beds, balcony with partial ocean view, down duvet cover and pillows with Egyptian cotton bed linen, soaking tub and seperate glassed-in shower, marble vanity, 100% cotton bathrobes, complimentary private label toiletries, seperate sitting area, mini refrigerator, 27 inch flat screen cable T.V., DVD/CD entertainment center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, three telephones, turndown service, complimentary newspaper, complimentary Halekulani chocolates and fruit basket.
Garden/Courtyard View Room
Garden/Courtyard View Room with one king or two twin beds, down duvet cover and pillows with Egyptian cotton bed linen, balcony with garden or courtyard view, soaking tub, seperate glassed-in shower, marble vanity, 100% cotton bathrobes, complimentary private label toiletries, seperate sitting area, mini refrigerator, 27 inch flat screen cable T.V., DVD/CD entertainment center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, three telephones, turndown service, complimentary newspaper, complimentary Halekulani chocolates and fruit basket.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.2 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.4 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.1 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.3 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.1 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.4 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.5 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.6 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.2 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.4 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.5 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.7 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.1 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.2 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.3 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.1 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.4 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.5 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.6 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2.6 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.7 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Irvin Park: 2.9 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 2.9 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 2.9 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.1 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.2 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.4 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.4 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.9 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.1 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.2 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.8 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.2 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 9.2 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.3 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.7 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.7 mi
  • USS Missouri: 9.7 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 10 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.1 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 10.2 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 10.2 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.7 mi

Dining

La Mer
Perhaps nowhere is the Halekulani spirit captured more than at La Mer. That's because La Mer is more than just a restaurant. It is Halekulani's finest and Hawaii's only Five Diamond Restaurant. The internationally acclaimed menu features Neoclassic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic oceanfront views. Fresh island ingredients are uniquely blended in dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France to produce a dining experience unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Menus are pre-selected, with a choice of entrees offered to satisfy individual preference. An award-winning wine list is also available to complement these fine foods. Open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
House Without A Key
Immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel, House Without A Key is Halekulani's popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment. One of the favored traditions of the original Halekulani - cocktails and Hawaiian music under the century old Kiawe tree has been faithfully preserved here. Open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lewers Lounge
The newly redesigned Lewers Lounge is the rebirth of a great lounge with fabulous cocktails, tempting appetizers and desserts, and live entertainment. The perfect spot for early evening cocktails or after-dinner drinks. Lewers is open nightly from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Orchids
Orchids is Halekulani's casually elegant oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a profusion of brightly-colored tropical orchids. Creative seafood specialties are presented throughout the day in a relaxed setting. Specialties include ahi-seared sashimi with cajun spices, island-raised moi with hearts of palm, and oriental style steamed onaga.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for Halekulani

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ohio
May 31, 2011

Excellent from the word go!

Atmosphere was exquisite. They have thought of every detail! We attended Germaine's luau while in Honolulu and loved it. Also, went on the Atlantis submarine to see the coral and fish native to the area. Absolutely mesmerizing. This was the vacation of a lifetime!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Diamond Head was a Long Walk of the first order!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mindy N.
Business
Orange County, CA
Oct 20, 2014

Great experience!

The staff was amazing. The amenities were great. No complaints!! They made our honeymoon experience fabulous. I only wish we were located a little more centered in Waikiki as this hotel is on the west end. But otherwise a wonderful hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to Ruth's Chris steak house, Roy's restaurant and other great eateries. However, if you want to enjoy some of the good local food, it's a farther walk or a short cab ride. This area is for more main stream food and shopping, geared towards tourists.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jagg
Business
California
Jul 7, 2014

Amazing!

Phenomenal hotel and service. A great escape from Waikiki!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CTHoya
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 15, 2014

great for first anniversary

great time here for our first wedding anniversary; excellent service all around; the only criticism I can bring to bear is that the fancy restaurant La Mer is a quite overpriced for what they serve you from a quality and portion size perspective

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

weekend music groups playing on the patio from 5PM onwards are fantastic (weekday offerings are still good, but the good ones come in on the weekend)

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Genevievegg48
Business
Western, MA
Jan 15, 2014

Incredible experience, ultimate relaxation

I can't say enough good things about our stay at this hotel - it far exceeded my expectations. Upon first booking this I was a little wary because this hotel doesn't have it's own beach, there is direct beach access, and you can most certainly sit on the beach but there are no chairs and no way to order drinks, lunch, etc out there. This is not an issue at all we found the view of the ocean from the pool breathtaking, the poolside service exceptional, and could access the beach at any point in our day for a walk or to enjoy the water whenever we liked. At the Halekulani they anticipate what you need before you even need it, brining you ice water, fresh cut fruit, and ice cream as a complimentary service poolside throughout the day. We had a partial ocean view from our room that was stunning, the rooms have also just been renovated and they are very clean and comfortable. My only single issue was with the AC sometimes at night it would go off and wake me up because the room would be begin to warm so I would get up and turn it back onto high and it would be fine for the rest of the night. This was such a minor issue I did not even call the front desk about it. That is the only single negative comment I have. The staff is super friendly and does whatever they can to please you. Best place to stay in Waikiki and will be going back for sure - I already miss it!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Juni
Business
Busan South Korea
Jul 25, 2013

Outstanding

The quality was outstanding and location was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kearney
Business
Los Altos Hills, CA
May 22, 2013

Pampered Guests

From check in to check out, the Halekulani staff were gracious and respectful. Brunch at Orchids was the highlight. Beautiful setting. Room near pool and the weddings was a downside, but the ocean view was beautiful. next time, we'll request a room a little further away from the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Orchids sunday brunch with fresh fruit, fish. and high-end meats (prime rib, suckling pig) topped by fresh-squeezed passion fruit mimosa.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aussie Mate
Business
Australia
Mar 2, 2013

Great place to Stay

Position was excellent right on the beach but not in the crowd Easy access to all Honolulu has to Offer

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJ from LA
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 19, 2013

Perfect every time

My wife and I have been several times and its always perfect

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lydia Chen
Business
New York, NY, USA
Jan 26, 2012

Fantastic ocean view and incredible private beach!

I like the view from balcony, the location: a lot great restaurants are in the walking distanse, the staff are nice and kind, the room especially the bathroom are wonderful and the robe are awesome as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go eat at Egg's N Thing for breakfast or brunch! Recommend the Hawaii Loco Moco, the best you can get!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Coral Reef Girl
Business
Bay Area, CA
Nov 27, 2011

Family Wedding Trip

The hotel was highly touted but did not live up to its reputation. Two pet peeves I have in any hotel are 1)NOISY construction and workmen leering through the windows, and 2)NO COFFEE IN THE ROOM. You have to walk down to the restaurant and get coffee from an urn. Also our room safe made a lot of noise in the middle of the night. It was very $$$$$$$ and a beautiful location but the rooms needed some tweaking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Denny's across the street

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