Turtle Bay Resort

4 stars
View map of 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI 96731

Hotel Overview

4.3 /5
Overall score
92%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9
Del Webb, the real estate mogul and one-time New York Yankees owner, opened Turtle Bay Resort in 1972 and ever since then, it's been entertaining guests with an involving line-up of activities, from surfing lessons and making your own flower-leis to learning how to play the ukulele. Add to this the two chlorine-free swimming pools, water slide, trails for hiking and biking, and championship golf courses, and it's no wonder that Turtle Bay draws sizable crowds. Wicker and natural woods contrast with brighter shades indoors, while the verdant north shore of Oahu provides all the views you need from the terrace restaurant, Ola. Nalu Kinetic Spa provides ocean panoramas, a massage table that simulates the sensation of floating at sea, and calming hot-stone treatments.
Location
It's worth staying at this Hawaiian resort just for the surroundings. Turtle Bay is found in a section of Oahu's famed North Shore known for its unique rock formations, spectacular surfing beaches, and the majestic green sea turtles for which it is named. Near to both Kawela Bay Beach Park and the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, the Kamehameha Highway leads southeast from the hotel to the Polynesian Cultural Center, for those seeking signs of modern civilization.
Highlights
  • 443 guestrooms
  • 6 floors
  • Valet parking
  • 5 restaurants: Pa'akai, North Shore Kula Grille, Hang Ten Bar & Grill, Ola Restaurant and Lei Lei's Bar & Grill
  • Lounge/bars: Lobby Lounge and Surfer, The Bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop and cafĂ©
  • On-site golf course
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/conference room
Policies
Be sure to enjoy one of the many free events that are featured every week, from spoken word nights to beach parties and film showings.

Drop in to hear amazing stories from professional surfers at Surfer, The Bar, in between mouthfuls of spicy Hawaiian seafood.

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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Turtle Bay Resort Rooms

Ocean Villas
Our villas make the perfect resort home; elegantly furnished with a masterful blend of luxury and elegance. The Ocean Villas are unsurpassed by anything that the island of Oahu has ever seen in oceanfront resort accommodations. The entryway leads to a gourmet kitchen, which is adjacent to a spacious living/dining area. The master bedroom is furnished with 1 king bed; each guest room has 1 queen bed and the living room has a queen sized sofa sleeper. Enjoy exclusive amenities such as the Ocean Villa pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard, and barbeque area.
Partial Ocean View
One king or two double beds. Partial Oceanview located on the second floor. 478 square feet. Complimentary wireless Internet access, compact refrigerator, coffeemaker, and cable TV with HBO, pay movies, and video games (surcharge). A daily resort fee covers local phone calls, weekday newspaper delivery, and in-room safe. Non-smoking only. One king or two double beds.
ADA Accesible Oceanfront King
Our ADA accessible ocean front room includes a king sized bed. An automatic wide door ensures easy and smooth access into the spacious 478 feet dwelling. Grab bars for comfort and security are located throughout the roomy restroom. The tub includes a shower bench and handheld shower head to ensure ease. The double lanai door is equipped with a ramp. The closet is wheel chair accessible with a low clothing rack. A portable hearing device that alerts guests with vibrations or visual cues when there is a phone call or someone is at the door is available upon request. Lamps are touch activated for easy use. The closed-captioning option is available for television viewing.
ADA Accessible Oceanside Cottage
One king or two queen beds. Inside, find polished Brazilian walnut floors leading to a large, multi-level beach retreat with 15-foot ceilings and king poster beds. Luxuriate in a Kallista deep-soak tub or take care of business using wireless Internet access. Let our exclusive cottage concierge tend to your every need. Room includes location near handicap parking stalls, ADA accessible ramp to cottage, automatic wheel chair accessible door, ramp in cottage to access multi-levels, double lanai door with ramp for wheel chair access to lanai, spacious ADA accessible bathroom, roll-in shower, handheld showerhead, low tub, grab bars throughout the bathroom, touch activated lights, ADA accessible closet, closed-captioning option for television, and a portable hearing device that alerts guests with vibrations or visual cues when there is a phone call or someone is at the door is available upon request.
Ocean View
Beautiful views of the ocean and resort, a full bath with vanity, wireless Internet access, telephone with two lines and data port and sleep two to four. Two double queen beds or a king size bed
Oceanfront
Small Balcony with Full View Of Turtle Bay And Hawaiian Sunrises with Two Queen Beds. Studio type room with two queen beds and a bathroom featuring marble tiled floor.
Ocean Front Beach Cottage
The Beach Cottages at Turtle Bay Resort are grouped in clusters of six and situated along the west shore of beautiful Turtle Bay. The cottages are equipped with large marble bathrooms featuring Kallista deep-soak tubs, freestanding glass showers, and private, enclosed toilets.
Deluxe Oceanfront
Full Balcony Offering Spectacular Ocean Views and Hawaiian Sunsets with Two Queen Beds Studio-type room with two queen beds and a bathroom featuring marble tiled floor.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

21.698 -157.9903
Area served
North Shore, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kawela Bay, Kuilima Cove, Turtle Bay.
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport-HNL
Area description
About an hour from Honolulu, Turtle Bay Resort is set against a landscape of cattle pastures, plantation homes, lush windward valleys and the scenic, world-famous surfing beaches of Oahu's Fabled North Shore. Both laidback and vibrant, the North Shore attracts millions of visitors each year and offers a variety of colorful cafes and shops. You'll also be a few minutes' drive from the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Dining

Lei Lei's Bar and Grill
Mouthwatering dishes and a laid back atmosphere make Lei Lei's a famous local haunt on O'ahu's Fabled North Shore. Talk Story with entertaining manager and host Ian. The excellent dishes and service is what brings regulars from the surf and movie industry here Dinner features a menu brimming over with entrees of fresh, succulent seafood, savory beef, chicken and pork prepared to perfection. Signature dishes include slow-roasted prime rib, ginger soy Ahi and our warm bacon dressing spinach salad. Compliment the meal with a selection from our extensive wine list. Lei Lei's is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served weekdays starting at 7:00 a.m. and on weekends starting at 6:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. Dinner seating begins at 5:00 p.m. with the last seating at 10:00 p.m. Live soloist music is played every Thursday and Sunday nights from 6:00 p.m.
Pa'akai
A fresh twist on locally sourced dining. Pa'akai - or "sea salt" in the Hawaiian language, reflecting Hawaii's numerous seaside salt beds - features sea-to-table cuisine. Pa'akai's menu highlights the best in fresh local fish, farm-raised lobster, Kauai prawns, sea asparagus, seaweed and sea salt produced in Hawaii.
North Shore Kula Grille
The ancient Hawaiians divided their land into three sections: Mauka, kula and makai - or mountains, midland and the sea - known as ahupua 'a. It is the kula lands, primarily used for agriculture, that now serve as the inspiration for the North Shore Kula Grille. A place where farm-to-table thinking is behind every ingredient on our menu.
Lobby Lounge
At the Lobby Lounge, you will find friendly service, exotic cocktails and a diverse menu to satisfy all of your cravings. Enjoy freshly brewed Coffees, Latts, Cappuccinos, Espresso Drinks, Smoothies, Beer, Wine, and Handcrafted Cocktails like the Pupukea Lychee and the Skinny Lilikoi Chi Chi. Signature dishes include Citrus Ponzu Calamari and Grilled Kahuku Honey & Mango Glazed Chicken.
Ola
Enjoy contemporary island cuisine with the sand between your toes. The only restaurant on O'ahu located literally on the beach, Ola is an experience for all the senses. The concept, cuisine and atmosphere of the open-aired restaurant that literally sits on the beach is summed up in its name, "Ola" which means "life, living, healthy and alive." Chef Fred DeAngelo delights guests with his innovative cuisine.
Surfer, The Bar
Forget dark wood paneling and marble bar-tops, Surfer has its own very original look and feel. And although the bartender can fastidiously make your favorite cocktail, the drink of choice here is a 16-ounce pint of ice-cold beer, many of them local small-batch brews. Sure the food is fresh, flavorful, sometimes spicy Hawaiian comfort food, prepared by white-hat chefs in the acclaimed resort kitchen. But food, beverage and dcor are not the real reasons why the audience - locals, guests of the hotel and word travelers - gather here.
The Point
Enjoy tropical drinks surfside at the outdoor The Point. Stop by for a refreshing break and one of the island's best Mai Tai's. Relax to the sounds of the surf while you discover why Turtle Bay Resort has received awards for "Hotel with the Best View." Every night of the week you will find something special happening here. You may find a Drum Circle, a keiki hula halau, live Hawaiian Style music, Fish Fries, or Fire Knife Dancers and every day at sunset you have a chance to order The Point signature drink, the "Green Flash".

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Conference Center at Turtle Bay Resort has more than 28,000 square feet of event and pre-function space perfect for group sizes up to 600 indoors and 2000 outdoors. An experienced conference servicing team is available to assist with all program needs including menu planning, technology support and recreational activities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (602)

Ratings and reviews for Turtle Bay Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
602 out of 602
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hawaii Dave
Business
San Antonio, Texas
May 11, 2009

Great location/Lots of rough edges

The location and view is beautiful. However I was a bit disappointed with the Turtle Bay Resort. I've stayed at other Prefrerred Hotels and was expecting the same experience. The Turtle Bay Resort has a lot of rough edges: - Poor paint job in the room - looks like someone has tried to patch the walls. They need to break down and repaint them. - Bathroom - cabinets falling apart, paint peeling in the bath tub from a poor refinishing job. - Dirty chairs in the room - Beds were old and very basic. Something you would expect to find at a Motel 6 - Staff was just ok, did not go out of their way. At the evening buffet we were served by 4 different people with very slow service. Not worth the $30 for the buffet as the food was just average. In general the food at the resort was just ok and way over priced.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

I would plan to dine outside of the Hotel. The food options at the resort are limited, just average, and way overpriced for what you get.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Whitnit
Business
Dallas, Texas
May 11, 2009

Turtle Bay Resort

My friend and I decided to go to Hawaii for an early 30th birthday celebration. We were so glad that we stayed on the North Shore, away from the craziness of Waikiki. The view from the first room wasn't great & AC wasn't working correctly, but we asked for a different room and immediately got one. The view was awesome! Definitely rent a car. It is easy and convenient to get around that way. For four people, we had a 4 door soft top Jeep--fit us and the luggage! The drive down to Pearl Harbor and Honolulu wasn't bad. It took about an hour, but was very scenic. We stayed on the North Shore the majority of the time. It was very relaxing and peaceful there. Definitely mellowed us out! Places to go.... Shop in the town of Haliewa, about 20 minutes away. Eat at Banzai Sushi and Haliewa Joe's while there. Cholo's was decent Mexican food, but we only ate there for Cinco de Mayo. On the drive to Haliewa, there is an AWESOME place called Ted's. They have great garlic shrimp, chocolate haupia pie, and chocolate eclairs. We thought there shrimp were lots better than Giovanni's shrimp truck. At the resort, Ola's was the best restaurant! The butterfish was great. Lei Lei's was good too. Palm Terrace was for breakfast the last day. Don't give them credit cards at Palm Terrace--they may lose it. Luckily, they found mine, but our whole table was comped for breakfast. There are some great hikes around there, the best one we went on was Maunawilli Falls. It was on the east side, about 30-45 minutes drive from hotel. Climb up over the falls and you get to see another fall and a beautiful lagoon. There is also a hike near the YMCA camp , where the LOST others camp is. Immediately across from that small beach, walk along until you see a trail in the tall grass. You can see a trail, just look. It was well worth the hike to look out over the mountain. People rock climb up there too. Hawaii was wonderful and I can't wait to go back. Hope I could give y'all some good ideas about where to go.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

About 20 minute drive. FYI, the town shuts down around 9:00.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ventura California
May 10, 2009

Awesome Loaction

The location and grounds of this resort are excellent. The staff went out of there way to make sure we were happy. The rooms could stand to be refurbished soon.

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

Business

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SMaKdab
Business
Lexington Park, MD
May 9, 2009

Best Location in Oahu

The resort is beautifully landscaped and is by far the best location in Oahu. Our view was of the ocean waves on the Turtle Bay side. We could even see it when lying in bed. When we were at the resort, we spent time at the pool and swimming in the other bay which is also a nice place for simple snorkeling. The resort staff was very friendly. The rooms however are a little dated and could use a fresh coat of paint and some modern furnishings including a shower big enough for two. This trip was one of our best.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

2 Hints: North Shore is quiet & Waikiki is not. About half the places are cash only, so bring cash and go shopping at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet :o)

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler Queen
Business
Canada
May 8, 2009

Amazing!

I loved everything about the hotel, but one thing. The room service was to expensive and there is a delivery charge of $4!! Which i thought was weird since you just walking it our room not driving! Other then that, this is such a beautiful hotel, and its neat to stay there cause there has been meany movies and tv shows filmed there! Ppl where very nice and just a great atmosphere to be in!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

There is not much night life on the north side of the island! You for sure have to go to Honolulu! But for sure rent a car then its fun to do anything!

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LA to Oahu
Business
Los Angeles, CA
May 8, 2009

Los Angeles to Oahu

Peaceful and relaxing enviornment - staff was very friendly and accomodating - especially Melissa at the front desk!! Hey Melissa!!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Stop and buy some breakfast food / snacks to keep in your room - hotel restaurants are a little pricey.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler Queen
Business
Canada
May 8, 2009

Amazing!

I loved everything about the hotel, but one thing. The room service was to expensive and there is a delivery charge of $4!! Which i thought was weird since you just walking it our room not driving! Other then that, this is such a beautiful hotel, and its neat to stay there cause there has been meany movies and tv shows filmed there! Ppl where very nice and just a great atmosphere to be in!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

There is not much night life on the north side of the island! You for sure have to go to Honolulu! But for sure rent a car then its fun to do anything!

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mr. R
Business
Walnut, CA
May 5, 2009

Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle bay was a true disappointment!!! Over priced, and rude staff. Needs a real makeover. I thought I was stuck in the 1970's. Facilitities are old, and dirty. The only decent area of the resort were the ocean front rooms.

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

Business

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Moorestown, NJ
May 5, 2009

The perfect Hawaiian vacation

Turtle Bay is a perfect location. All rooms face the ocean. You can snorkel, swim or surf right outside of your room. The pool is warm with a nice bar. You can walk the property and easily find an isolated beautiful beach that you have all to yourself. The is great mountain hiking within 30 minutes drive and the resort has tennis courts and 2 golf courses. The restaurants are excellent, though expensive. Get a package with the breakfast buffet included (it is excellent and saves alot of money, gratuity included). There are many shrimp trucks near the property where you can get a reasonably priced meal for lunch or dinner if you don't want to eat at the resort.All the staff were nice and the service was exceptional. I have never had better service at any restaurant, and they were all good. You definitely need a car. Since the flights back to the States leave at night, you can visit Pearl Harbor after you check out the last day and will have plenty of time. Honolulu is only 45 minutes away.You can also stop and visit Wakiki. There is really minimal nightlife at Turtle Bay so if you want that, stay a few days in Wakiki. You can't beat Turtle Bay for a relaxing, "away from it all resort" with all the amenities. Since it is on a point on the North Shore you can see the sun rise and set over the ocean every day. I will definitely return.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Get the morning buffet breakfast in a package. It is great and enough to last you until dinner.

Review of Turtle Bay Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
yorkville, illinois
May 5, 2009

Just ok

The hotel rooms are very disappointing, they really need repair paint and do some maintenance. The location is wonderful, if you are not someone who likes the city life. The food at the hotel is average and you are better of eating in one of the surrounding towns.

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

Business

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