$525 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 20, 2015 Check-out: Aug 22, 2015

Halekulani

5 stars
View map of 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815-1988

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
29 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

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.

General
  • 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)
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.
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.
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.

Property features
  • 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
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
Nearby attractions
  • 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
  • From 16 Mar 2015 to 28 Apr 2015, House Without a Key restaurant will be closed for breakfast and lunch. During this perios, Orchids will provide buffet breakfast in addition to normal breakfast service. Lunch in Orchids will be a combination of the House Without a Key and Orchids lunch menus. Attire for these meals will be the House Without a Key dress code. On Sundays, House Without a Key Breakfast buffet will be available in Kalia & Kiawe rooms. Works will be done from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. 
  • 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.
Entertainment

Century-old opulence and five-star service on the beach in Waikiki

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
Policies
  • From 16 Mar 2015 to 28 Apr 2015, House Without a Key restaurant will be closed for breakfast and lunch. During this perios, Orchids will provide buffet breakfast in addition to normal breakfast service. Lunch in Orchids will be a combination of the House Without a Key and Orchids lunch menus. Attire for these meals will be the House Without a Key dress code. On Sundays, House Without a Key Breakfast buffet will be available in Kalia & Kiawe rooms. Works will be done from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. 
  • 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.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5

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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.2 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
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.2 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
  • Byodo In Temple: 10.8 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Halekulani

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 29
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Halekulani

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
IL
May 16, 2011

excellent service

While I was staying there, unfortunately everyday did rainy. but I could stay the hotel more happier. because there are good food and kindly service and comfortable room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Halekulani

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dodger18
Business
Camas, WA
Jan 3, 2011

5 Star Service, 3 1/2 Star Hotel

First, the service at this hotel is top notch, except at the pool. The pool attendants were just okay but not as friendly and assertive as the rest of the hotel/restaurant staff we came across. However, one particular pool attendant flat out lied to me and I called him on this later in the day. It was in regards to a table that had been "reserved." For 4 hours, no one had showed up to enjoy the location. I was told the table belonged to the group of six people next to it (their kids). Well, the table of 6 were Australians (white) and the people who finally showed up for the empty table were Japanese. And no, they didn't know each other. Shame on the pool attendant for lying. Completely unacceptable in my book especially considering the hotel has a no reservation policy (no holding spots) at the pool. Our hotel room had a fantastic view of the ocean but was closest to the street. Yes, it was the least expensive room but still at a 5 Star price. The room was VERY dated. I suppose much of what is in Waikiki is dated though I'm sure some places have been recently renovated. Not the Halekulani however. I felt like I stepped back into the late 70s or early 80s. The bathroom was all white square tile. And there were NO outlets. Let me say that again. Not a single electrical outlet was located in the bathroom. And this is supposed to be a 5 Star hotel. Hardly. I've stayed at many 5 Star hotels around the world and even in Hawaii. This hotel is certainly not up there with the rest. Don't get me wrong. This is a decent place but not 5 Star. I would hate to see what a 3 Star is like in Honolulu. Yikes. I would not recommend this hotel to a friend. I would recommend you spend a little more and visit the Four Seasons in Maui for a true 5 Star experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If staying at this hotel and you enjoy Sushi, you must walk across the street and eat at Nobu. The Black Cod Mis, Rock Shrimp Tempura and fish are phenomenal. It is expensive but worth every penny.

Review of Halekulani

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jun 21, 2010

Great trip

By far the best hotel I have ever stayed in!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Halekulani

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seannie Depp
Business
Long Beach, CA
May 31, 2010

Impeccable Service on Waikiki

The location and service were first rate. We had a room overlooking Waikiki beach; it was beautiful. The service was the best I have ever experienced. In-room registration, maid service twice a day, fantastic concierge, and great pool service. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nico's restaurant at Pier 38 is great food in a very casual atmosphere.

Review of Halekulani

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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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