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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5 stars
5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-5498
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
42 reviews
Perfect location.

Perfect location. Very friendly staff. Room is spacious, quite and comfortable. See full review

  • Finally vacation
  • Nov 23, 2013
Unbelievable!!!

It can be a little tricky finding the resort but once you arrive you will not want to leave! The... See full review

  • Jeri's great adventure
  • May 24, 2013
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special. This luxurious oceanfront resort features 338 rooms and suites, five stylish restaurants and a world-class spa. Visit the leisure facilities, Fitness Center, lush tropical gardens and the private lagoon with their own resident dolphins. The Hotels 26,000 square foot natural lagoon is home to six Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Quest trainers offer daily education programs where guests can experience these animals up-close, and understand what makes them unique. At the Kahala Hotel & Resort you have the chance to have face-to-face, in-water contact with these intelligent and most fascinating creatures. The encounter gives guests an unforgettable glimpse into the lives of dolphins in an enchanted environment that blends fun, inspiration and education. As Hawaii's most luxurious and secluded beachfront hotel & resort, the tradition of impeccable service will make your vacation at the Kahala Hotel & Resort memorable in every way. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is renowned throughout the islands for the sheer opulence of its rooms and suites for the innovation of its restaurants and the grandeur of its facilities. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you'll find that its their dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart. The 2012 Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards recently named The Kahala Hotel & Resort among 25 top resort on Oahu. 'Staff are polished, and with a warmth that's rare. Gold List, Conde Nast Traveler 2011-2012.

Hotel Map

21.2711 -157.7769
Area served
Honolulu, Waikiki
Nearby airports
HNL - Honolulu International Airport
Area description
Set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort is in Honolulu's plush Kahala district.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Rooms

Ocean View
Ocean View rooms are amongst the most spectacular in the islands with a setting overlooking the mesmerizing blue of the Pacific Ocean. Rooms are newly decorated in Kahala Chic style with light Island colors and luxurious refinements. These rooms feature a Sealy Stearns Foster memory foam pillow top bed with custom designed goose down duvets and fine linen. All rooms have an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, refrigerator and personal bar, 40-inch flat screen LCD TV with remote control, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror, air conditioning and a tropical ceiling fan. There is a working desk with lamp, desk level outlets and complimentary wireless high speed internet access.
Ocean View Lanai
Ocean View Lanai rooms are amongst the most spectacular in the islands with a setting overlooking the mesmerizing blue of the Pacific Ocean. Overly spacious rooms feature large balconies, inviting lounge furniture and floor to ceiling windows. These rooms feature a memory foam pillow top king bed or two double beds with custom designed goose down duvets and fine linen. All rooms have an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, refrigerator and personal bar, 40-inch flat screen LCD TV, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror, air conditioning and a tropical ceiling fan. There is a working desk with lamp, desk level outlets and complimentary wireless high speed internet access.
Scenic
The Kahala Scenic rooms are unique with their panoramic vistas of the lush Ko'olau Mountains and the serene setting of Waialae greens. Spacious rooms and bathrooms have been remodeled in light tropical Kahala Chic pastel tones with a luxury residential feel. Scenic rooms feature a Sealy Stearns Foster memory foam pillow top king bed with a custom designed goose down duvet and fine linen. It has a luxurious bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination, a wardrobe closet, a vanity sink area, Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, refrigerator and personal bar, 40-inch flat screen LCD TV with remote control, in-room movies, complimentary wireless high speed internet access, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror, air conditioning and a tropical ceiling fan. Services include daily newspaper and nightly turndown service.
Mountain Lanai
The Mountain Lanai rooms have expansive balconies with panoramic vistas of the lush Ko'olau Mountains and the serene setting of the Waialae greens. They feature a Sealy Stearns Foster memory foam pillow top king bed or two double beds with custom designed goose down duvets and fine linen. It has an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, refrigerator and personal bar, 40-inch flat screen LCD TV with remote control, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror, air conditioning and a tropical ceiling fan. There is a working desk with lamp, desk level outlets and complimentary wireless high speed internet access.
Garden
Garden rooms face the greens of the exclusive Waialae Golf Course. These rooms are spacious with furnishings in classic Kahala Chic style and floor to ceiling windows and feature a relaxing king bed with custom designed goose down duvets and fine linen. All rooms have an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, remote control TV, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD player, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror and air conditioning. There is a working desk with lamp and complimentary high speed internet access. Services include daily newspaper and nightly turndown service. The Garden room averages approximately 550 square feet.
Dolphin Lanai
Dolphin Lanai rooms are located in the two-story Dolphin Lagoon Wing and overlook the home of our playful resident Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. These rooms open onto a lanai or outdoor patio with floor to ceiling windows. They feature a relaxing king bed or two double beds with custom designed goose down duvets and fine linen. All rooms have an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, remote control TV, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD player, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, and make-up mirror and air conditioning. There is a working desk with lamp and complimentary high speed internet access. Services include daily newspaper and nightly turndown service. The Dolphin Lanai room averages approximately 550 square feet.
1 Bedroom Suites
These beautiful suites feature 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds, and only guests who have chosen 1 bedroom suites receive the following special amenities: Limo - round trip limo pick-up & drop off to the airport VIP - Greeting upon arrival Concierge - escort by suite concierge Personalized stationary Packing & unpacking services Complimentary pressing upon arrival; Morning coffee with newspaper; Late afternoon cocktail service with pupus; Nightly VIP turndown.
Mountain
Mountain rooms are unique with their panoramic vistas of the lush Ko'olau Mountains and the serene setting of Waialae greens. Mountain rooms feature a Sealy Stearns Foster memory foam pillow top king bed or two double beds, with a custom designed goose down duvet and fine linen. It has an over-sized bathroom with dual wardrobe closets, two separate vanity areas, a glass shower and deep-soaking bathtub, with Tommy Bahamas Hotel Collection bath amenities, Frette towels, as well as plush chenille bathrobes and slippers, refrigerator and personal bar, 40-inch flat screen LCD TV with remote control, in-room movies, two-line telephone, clock/radio/CD with MP3 player connection, one-cup coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, make-up mirror, air conditioning and a tropical ceiling fan. There is a working desk with lamp, desk level outlets and complimentary wireless high speed internet access. Services include daily newspaper and nightly turndown service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Nearby points of interest

  • Waialae Country Club: 0.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 2.7 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 2.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 2.7 mi
  • Damien Museum: 3 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 3.1 mi
  • International Market Place: 3.2 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 3.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 3.7 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 3.7 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 5.1 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 5.2 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 0.4 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 2.7 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 2.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 2.7 mi
  • Damien Museum: 3 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 3.1 mi
  • International Market Place: 3.2 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 3.6 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 3.7 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 3.7 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 5.1 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 5.2 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 5.6 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 5.7 mi
  • Washington Place: 5.8 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 5.8 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 5.8 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 5.8 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 5.9 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 6 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 6 mi
  • Irvin Park: 6.2 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 6.2 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 6.2 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 6.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 6.2 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 6.2 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 6.5 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 6.5 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 6.5 mi
  • Sandy Beach: 6.7 mi
  • Wawamalu Beach: 7 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 7.2 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 7.4 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 7.4 mi
  • Sea Life Park Hawai: 7.9 mi
  • Makapuu Beach: 8 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 9.3 mi
  • Lanikai Beach: 9.3 mi
  • Byodo In Temple: 11.8 mi
  • Valley of the Temples: 11.8 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 12 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
There are venues. And then there's The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Whatever the event you have in mind, you can rest assured that when you plan your meeting or conference here, every detail will be flawlessly executed. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the ideal venue for board meetings, incentive groups and conferences. And as with everything about a stay here, you can depend on us to make it run as smoothly as possible. There is a fully equipped Business Center on site, with a range of first class facilities which are at your service. Facilities include: Secretarial services Photocopies Facsimile services Cellular phone and fax machine rentals Internet services Conference facilities Computer workstations Mail and postage facilities

Dining

The Veranda
The Veranda takes patrons back to another time when life was more leisurely and meeting with friends for tea and conversation was a daily affair. The comfortable lounge overlooks the Dolphin Lagoon with a choice of both indoor and al fresco seating. Large, upholstered chairs are perfect for lingering over a cocktail or just escaping with a good book, as palm leaf motifs and island-inspired furnishings transport you to that other time. Our Afternoon Tea is a tradition, after a day out discovering Oahu. It is also a popular venue for special occasions and showers. Afternoon Tea includes your choice of Harney & Sons Tea or 100% Kona Peaberry coffee with pastries.
Hoku's
Hoku's at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is heralded for its innovative fusion fare which melds Hawaiian, Asian and European flavors. Consistently ranked as one of Hawaii's best restaurants, Hoku's recently underwent a makeover and unveiled a new menu. With a twist on contemporary Island cuisine, Hoku's returns to the basics and revamps the classics. The menu has been expanded to include an exotic variety of new dishes, such as Slow Braised Kahuku Pork Belly, Pancetta Crusted Onaga, and Salt Crusted Rack of Wisconsin Lamb, served tableside. The cuisine is fresh, light, and innovative. Ingredients are a mix of fresh locally grown produce and imports from abroad. Hoku's has a breathtaking beachside setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from every table in the multi-level dining room. Also competing for guest's attention is the open kitchen featuring fiery hot woks, a kiawe wood grill, and tandoori and wood-burning ovens.
Plumeria Beach House
On the edge of the white sands of Kahala, the oceanside Plumeria Beach House is our open-air, all day dining restaurant. Guests will enjoy Hawaii's beautiful sunshine and stunning coastal view at the Plumeria Beach House. The restaurant is bathed in warm, natural earth tones reminiscent of a comfortable island home, with indoor and outdoor terraces taking full advantage of breezy trade winds. It's an ideal choice for casual dining, quiet meetings and cocktails at sunset, like our famous Mai Tai and specialties like Mango Madness or the popular Lava Flow. In keeping with the restaurant's promise of keeping things fresh, the dishes are updated seasonally. The expanded a la carte menu features signature items such as The Kahala Burger using certified angus ground beef with a fried egg, white cheddar cheese, guacamole, bacon, thinly sliced onions served with french fries and popular items such as Kahala Thin Pancakes and Grilled Ahi Sandwich.
Seaside Grill
With a direct view of the Pacific Ocean, Seaside Grill is perfect for lunch after a relaxing morning at the pool, a swim with the Dolphins, beach activities or a shopping excursion to Waikiki. Lunch is served at beachside tables, with views of the ocean and beach activity. Menus include fresh bounty from local waters, sandwiches and salads, hamburgers and delectable desserts, all served with refreshing drinks from the poolside bar. Seaside Grill is available in the evening for private functions and special celebrations.

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

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
orange Ca
Sep 10, 2009

Disappoionted

I had stayed at the hotel several times over the years and saddened by the gradual decline of a great hotel .Despite the recent renovation ,the bed was too soft and the pillows are not supportive.The only attraction that make me returning to this hotel has been early morning beach walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J be gone
San Diego, CA
Feb 11, 2013

Quinicental Hawaii

First impressions were terrific! Greeted by an awesome staff as soon as you arrive. Then you walk into the lobby, gorgeous! The rooms were large, comfortable and had great views. The highlights have to be the views from the room and the staff. They were amazing, I haven't ever felt so catered to before. There suggestions for food and what/where to go were dead on. Without a doubt I plan on staying here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jeri's great adventure
Santa Cruz, Ca
May 24, 2013

Unbelievable!!!

It can be a little tricky finding the resort but once you arrive you will not want to leave! The service is above and beyond what we had expected. The restaurants were fantastic and the Dolphin Quest was a great experience too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Finally vacation
New York, NY
Nov 23, 2013

Perfect location.

Perfect location. Very friendly staff. Room is spacious, quite and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Columbia, MO
May 31, 2009

Paradise in paradise

We enjoyed the beach, the pool and veranda especially. The dolphins were a great pleasure to watch. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was very peaceful and beautiful. I am glad we stayed here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Stay away from tourist areas and check out local restaurants, markets, and the farmers market near community college was fabulous.

Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Missouri
Jul 22, 2010

Great hotel!

The hotel was excellent. When [...], the hotel went out of their way to make sure we had a room (they were completely booked!) The staff was very friendly and always went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Indiana
Feb 16, 2011

Kahala just beautiful

We were looking for a relaxing quiet beach with excellent dining, and found both at the Kahala. Especially enjoyed lunch on the beach, and the calm water. We never had trouble finding a comfortable private lounger and the beautiful setting is undistracted by crowds or noise- just lovely! The beds are especially comfortable, best we have experienced in many travels. Many nice touches- like popsicles and smoothies on the beach, fruit drink in the lobby, and free shuttles to malls and Waikiki.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

$15 for an amazing continental buffet available every morning.

Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas, TX
Jun 21, 2007

AA++++resort for ALL!!

Everything about this resort is first class. It is for family or just a get away for the parents, this resort lacks nothing!You can go downtown for the night life and then retreat to your 5 star quiet resort and enjoy your private beach, and the food is over the top!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Everything is just a short drive away. Make sure you eat the breakfast buffet.

Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bbgirl505
San Gabriel, CA
May 24, 2009

Excellent Hotel

The location of the hotel is away from the Waikiki strip. If you like quietness, this is the hotel for you. It is not crowded on the beach, which I liked the most. The rooms are very nice and if you forgot to bring your toothbrush, shaver, etc. they have it in the room. When we arrived at the hotel, they greeted us with a lei and a cool minty towelette to wipe our hands and face. They helped with our luggage and valet our car (a bit pricey to valet or self park a car). Our rooms were ready for us but we had to stop by the front desk to register. That's when we found out that there was a small mistake with the rooms. They gave us 2 rooms with 2 double size beds when we wanted 1 room with a king size bed and the other room with 2 double size beds. It was no biggie. People make mistakes. The supervisor came by to help us out. She worked her magic and gave us an upgrade to a mountain view room and a partial ocean view room. Besides the small mistake with the rooms, this is an excellent hotel. The staffs are super nice and friendly. They greet us when we leave for the day and greet us when we come back for the night. They asked if we need directions to anywhere or beach towels if we are heading out to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Kahala Mall is about 5 minutes away, if you want to grab a quick lunch or do some shopping.

Review of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Palos Heights, *
Jul 28, 2008

peaceful , tranquil, all together great

the hotel was a great experiance for the both of us. i wish i could take the bed home that was in the room. seeing the dolpins every day was amazing. for anyone looking for a good time with or with out family you need 2 spend time at the kahala on owahu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

there are three restaurants in the hotel and offer a bit of everything to taste. the resaurants on the oceans front had food and a veiw to die for.

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