$520 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 13, 2014 Check-out: Dec 14, 2014

Halekulani

5 stars
2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815-1988
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
One of Hawaii's most luxurious hotels, Halekulani exhibits grand elegance situated on Waikiki Beach, within walking distance of shops, recreation, restaurants, and Honolulu nightlife one mile from the Hawaii Convention Center. Each superbly appointed room has a spacious balcony with panoramic views.

Halekulani has been hosting visitors to Waikiki Beach for nearly 100 years. Today its reputation for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine is unequaled on Oahu and renowned throughout the world.

The story of Halekulani begins just after the turn of the 20th century, with the construction of a small hotel consisting of a simple beachfront home and five tiny bungalows. In 1917, Juliet and Clifford Kimball purchased the hotel and gradually expanded the operation, establishing it as a stylish resort for wealthy vacationers. They named it Halekulani, or "House Befitting Heaven."

Halekulani remains faithful to the spirit and tradition of the past while constantly rising to astounding levels of service and comfort. The refurbished Main Building, tastefully preserved and upgraded, still serves as the hotel's primary dining and gathering spot. Today, nearly 100 years after its birth, the living room's skylight still provides a golden glow on the original eucalyptus floors, accentuating the warm feeling and sense of island splendor guests continue to enjoy when staying at the "House Befitting Heaven."

Award-winning chefs create one-of-a-kind dishes from Hawaii's freshest, most delectable ingredients. Each of Halekulani's three restaurants offers its own distinct style amid stunning views of the sea.

With an uncompromising commitment to your health, Halekulani offers an extensive co-ed fitness room complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Hotel fitness consultants offer regularly-scheduled power stretch/cardio pump workouts, and professional in-room massages can also be arranged through the concierge.

Gray's Beach, which fronts Halekulani, was known to early Hawaiians for its healing waters or Kawehewehe. The healing tradition of this beach continues today with SpaHalekulani, the first spa to fully explore the cultures of the Pacific Islands, including Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti, providing total rejuvenation of the spirit.

In keeping with Halekulani's tradition of serene accommodations and trademark hospitality, SpaHalekulani provides guests with a unique, all-enveloping spa experience. Their goal is to create a new, positive sense of well-being on the outside that also permeates within. The end result is a respite that is cultural, emotional and spiritual, and it is accomplished only through the entire staff's commitment to the tradition of hospitality and timeless grace that is Halekulani.

A full menu of massages, body and facial therapies, and hair and nail care services is available to you. The spa features seven relaxation suites, including two tandem suites for couples, one of which can be transformed into a bridal room. Plus, there are steam showers, therapy beds, personal lockers, private restroom facilities and an outdoor relaxation area.

Whether you are in search of a vacation escape, meeting, wedding or other special event, Halekulani is an oasis famous for gracious hospitality, with service prompt and polished.

The Halekulani will be embarking on a refreshment project of it's guestrooms, roofs and some back of the house infrastructure area from September 2, 2011 through July 6, 2012 (Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm). In order to minimize the impact on our valued guests, certain floors will be closed off with a buffer between guest occupied rooms and rooms being refurbished.

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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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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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
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
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

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
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
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burke, Virginia
Jan 10, 2010

Great place when you can get a good deal

The view from our hotel room was breathtaking. We could see Diamond Head and the ocean. We were able to enjoy the nightly music on our private balcony. The staff was knowledgeable about the local area and were willing to accommodate requests. They offered special activities for children age 5 and older. They were also able to arrange a baby sitter for my son (age 4). I was able to charge the cost for the sitter directly to my hotel bill.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The zoo and the aquarium are worth seeing. Both are in walking distance for adults and older children. Younger children would have difficulty. The aquarium is small, but the zoo does require a lot of walking.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Aug 29, 2009

Halekulani

Let's get this fact out first: It's very pricey! Once you get over the sticker shock, you'll realize that this is the IT place in Waikiki. First class service. The on site restaurants are great. There are many other great options near Waikiki area all within walking distance. The pool are can be better and bigger, limited beach front access, but I love every minute of my time there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many noodle shops near Waikiki area. It's worth checking them out.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
California
Sep 19, 2009

Good

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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
I heart Honolulu
Business
San Francisco, CA
Dec 5, 2010

Awesome Hotel

This hotel is clean and well maintained. Very friendly staff and great breakfast. Just be ready to spend $$, but totally worth it if you are into upscale resorts.

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

There are great places to eat very close by.

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