$300 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 29, 2014 Check-out: Nov 30, 2014

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

4 stars
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
270 reviews
Moana Hawaii getaway

This is a hotel we always dreamed of staying at and be able to sit in the rocking chairs on the... See full review

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  • Nov 23, 2014
Honolulu at it's best

The Sheraton I want to Surfrider is the nicest hotel you could stay in! It's centered right in the... See full review

  • Kjmakai
  • Oct 7, 2014
'The First Lady of Waikiki' was constructed at the turn of the 20th century, and the Moana Surfrider lives up to her elegant name as a Waikiki beachfront property. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to a signature Westin elixir, a fragrant flower lei, and a refreshingly chilled towel. Catch a great night's sleep on your Westin Heavenly Bed, and soak up traditional Hawaiian healing techniques and treatments inside Waikiki's only beachfront spa. High-end toiletries, superior linens, and comfortable bathrobes adorn the accommodations, while the refurbished lobby features hardwood floors, along with new fixtures and fittings.
Key facts
  • Guestrooms inside three wings: Diamond Wing, Banyan Wing and Tower Wing
  • Moana Lani Spa
  • Bars and restaurants: Beachhouse at the Moana, Bin1901, Veranda at the Beachhouse, Beach Bar
  • Wedding venue facilities
  • Meeting spaces and conference area
  • Banyan Courtyard
Neighborhood
The central Waikiki location of the Moana Surfrider Westin Resort and Spa affords visitors easy access to a range of beach-related activities. Snorkeling adventures, surf lessons, and outrigger canoe rides can be experienced within steps of the resort. After riding the waves, enjoy six floors of retail therapy and eateries at the Waikiki Shopping Plaza down the street.
Hints and tips
The Banyan Courtyard is a popular place to relax under the trees while sipping umbrella drinks and enjoying live music, along with occasional hula dancing.

Book a room in the Tower Wing for balcony views.

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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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa Rooms

Ocean View Room
Enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from your spacious guest room. The contemporary Hawaiian decor is complemented by two double or king size Heavenly Beds, a 32 inch flat screen TV, a comfortable chair, a writing desk (with high-speed internet access available at an extra charge) and chair, and a hardwood dresser. The bathrooms feature Westin's Heavenly BathEamenities. Additional features include a coffee maker, cable TV, and a refrigerator.
City View Room
Enjoy sweeping views of Honolulu from your spacious and newly renovated guest room. The contemporary decor is complemented by a king size Heavenly Beds, Flat Screen 32 inch TV, a comfortable chair, a writing desk (with HSIA - surcharge) and chair, a hardwood dresser, and modern tile-floored baths with heavenly bath with granite counters - all accented in a Hawaiian motif. (264 square feet). Additional features include coffee maker, cable, and refrigerator.
Banyan Classic Ocean Club
All guests booking this category will have access to the Beach Club.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • International Market Place: 0.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.8 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.6 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.7 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.1 mi
  • Damien Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.7 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.8 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 0.8 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 0.9 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 1.6 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 2.7 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 2.8 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2.9 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 3 mi
  • Washington Place: 3 mi
  • Irvin Park: 3.2 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 3.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 3.3 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 3.3 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 3.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 3.6 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 3.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 3.7 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 4.2 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 4.2 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4.9 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.1 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 8.4 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 8.8 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 9.3 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 9.4 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.4 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 9.5 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 9.7 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 9.7 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 9.9 mi
  • USS Missouri: 10.1 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 10.2 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 10.5 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.5 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 10.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Ballroom provides the flexibility to comfortably accommodate groups of up to 250. Our private beach area also allows you to have the perfect sunset Barbecue for a group of up to 75 persons.

Dining

The Veranda
Offering an oceanfront and guest-centric breakfast, Banyan Veranda also offers a traditional yet savvy during our Afternoon Tea in homage to a long established tradition here at the Moana. Breakfast will be available Monday-Friday from 6 - 11 am Afternoon Tea will be available Monday - Friday 12:00 - 3:00 pm
The Beach Bar
Located just steps away from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach, the oceanfront Beach Bar is an ideal setting for enjoying the Waikiki scenery while sipping on your favorite tropical beverage, or nibbling on delicious grilled pupus (appetizers).

Open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; hot grilled appetizers and other selections available from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
beachhouse at the Moana
beachhouse is Moana's premier dinner concept a contemporary Island-style steakhouse. Guests will be treated to exceptional cuisine in an oceanfront surrounding that replenishes the spirit. Life, like food, usually needs a little spice. The menu at beachhouse delivers culinary delights for every palette. The top of the food chain starts here! Dinner service 5:30-10pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1202

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 (270)

Ratings and reviews for Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
270 out of 270
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alexandcolleen
Business
Okinawa, Japan
May 13, 2012

Great, quiet, friendly hotel!

The Moana Surfrider is a great hotel and we will definitely stay there again. We spent 6 nights there for a babymoon and loved everything about it. The rooms are clean, updated, and very comfortable. You simply cannot beat the amaziog beds and bedding (even available for purchase!). We never heard a sound from any other room and as a result of booking online, got a free night and free breakfast every morning. The buffet is fantastic and was worth over $70 each morning and we got it for free. Huge benefit when you look at the price of similar hotels. The resort fee of $25 a day is a bit of a pain, but you get a huge list of benefits from water in your room every day, basic surf lessons, free self-parking, etc. and they don't nickle and dime you instead. We found the price of the hotel was great when you look at all the benefits you get. Free loaner towels for the beach, lots of chairs around the pool and by the beach, and its 50 feet to the water. The valet is $15 a day on top of the resort fee, but worth every penny. They are fast, efficient, friendly, and will gladly park and retrieve your car 50 times a day for the set price. Self-parking is only a block away, but valet is so worth it. One other great thing they have are "hospitality suites" at check-in that you can use to shower and change while waiting for your room to beceome available in case your flight gets you in way before 1500. Its free and they just recommend you use them for 45 minutes or less, so others can use them too. We got changed, gave them our bags, and hit the beach until check-in time. Our room turned out to be delayed by about 30 minutes, so they fixed it by upgrading the room and giving us free drink vouchers. Couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience!

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

The beach bar at the Westin is great for drinks and light food. Would highly recommend a short walk next door to the outrigger to eat at "Chuck's" or the "Hula Grill" for dinner. Short waits compared to other restaurants and excellent food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlotte Traveler
Business
Charlotte, nc
May 13, 2012

Wonderful experience

Loved everything about the resort except for the rooms. We had the diamond tower, oceanfront and was pretty shabby. Especially the bathroom which was small and in desperate need of remodeling.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Japengo at the Hyatt has a great happy hour! plus their sushi was amazing!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
santivalles
Business
los banos, ca
May 7, 2012

A peaceful stay

From the time I arrived at the hotel until the time i left, the staff made me feel really special. I got a nut lei greeting when i arrived, free breakfast daily at their reataurant, not a continental breakfast. a great breakfast with the whole works. The room was beautiful, as well as the view. It really could'nt get any better. unless it was free, but that is the only way. The hotel was more of a 6 star rating in my book. It was very beautiful and elegant. My stay was very peaceful and relaxing.

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

rotating restaurant

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Review of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Enderwy
Business
Seattle, WA
May 7, 2012

Great location but otherwise blah

The location was amazing but that was the only thing worth the price. Nice hotel but overall blah.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Golden Week Travelers
Business
Tokyo, Japan
May 6, 2012

Great location in Honolulu

This hotel was in a great location -- on Waikiki beach and central to Honolulu shopping. Service was so-so though and the air conditioning in the restaurant and in the room was unbelievably loud and blowy. Food in the main restaurant was also not remarkable.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Try lunch under the Banyan tree in the back of the hotel on the beach Thai Cobb salad was really good. If you want a top end dinner, though, look elsewhere.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RafaelaD
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
May 2, 2012

Honeymoon

It was a nice experience. The hotel was on the beach and close to all the shops!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Duke's

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Review of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Forever Hawaiian
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2012

5th trip to Moana Surhrider

This was our 5th trip to MS. Every time my family stays there, we fell like we are truly on vacation. The location can not be any better, center of Waikiki & all the shops and restaurants are within walking distance. We have stayed Halekulani, Kahala, & Ihilani, but this hotel beats them all. Some may say the hotel is a bit old & out dated, but that's the beauty of it. With over hundred year old banyan tree in the center of the bar, it is truly amazing. Unfortunately, Waikiki beach was up for a major sand overhaul, and we could not enjoy the beach enough.

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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Review of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anne R.
Business
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Apr 22, 2012

Beautiful, historic hotel

Beautiful, historic hotel in wonderful location. Minutes away from shopping and restaurants. We had a fantastic time! Would highly recommend the Moana's breakfast buffet -- wonderful food and great service. Hotel has many wonderful touches to make sure guests enjoy Hawaii, for example, lei making and crafts every day with local Hawaiian fellow named Nathan. Note to the Moana Surfrider: never discontinue the lei making and Hawaiian crafts with Nathan, because he absolutely made our trip -- the kids loved the leis and crafts! Nathan was also wonderful with giving us tips on things to do and see on the island (Nathan is a great ambassador for Oahu!). Would recommend taking the historic tour of the hotel, also. Would stay at the Moana Surfrider again in a heartbeat. Only critique: lack of hot tub (this is the only thing that we felt was missing).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
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
Rinker
Business
Baytown, TX, USA
Apr 17, 2012

Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel

Great Hotel and Great location on Waikiki Beach. Tower Wing view could not be any better! Beach and DiamondHead. Across the street is the International Market Place.

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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Review of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pearls
Business
St Petersburg, Fl
Apr 8, 2012

Beautiful Hotel

Hotel is beautiful and you are not going to find a more comfortable bed. The only advice is bring money, things at hotel is very expensive. They say private beach, but it is not, and you are charged to use lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach($50) Location could not be better, walk to all shopping areas and lots of eating places.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

All high end shops, One or two stores for cheaper gifts

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