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Beautiful location, staff are friendly. Love dolphins lagoon room, will come back

Every time I come back I feel so relaxed being there!

This hotel is beautiful. It feels like it’s from a different era, almost, but modernized and responsibly outfitted. Every possible amenity is offered and the staff is unbelievably kind and helpful. The on-site restaurants are delicious, prompt, creative, and staffed with lovely people. The beach is stunning and away from some of the chaos of other places. The views are breathtaking and I will absolutely go back again.

Didn't like all the dogs everywhere

The property was beautiful. The staff at every level was top notch.

The grand old lady is showing her age and under attack by neighbors demanding beach space. Some of the exclusivity and luxury has gone missing probably due to COVID-19 and the ensuing decline in American lifestyle quality overall. It’s sad.

The beach is wonderful and the ocean view is spectacular. I like it that it's a private beach and not too many people sharing it. The pool is rather small and it was filled with children so I didn't use it that much. My room has the mountain view and facing the golf course and that was nice as well. Very quiet with broad view without much distraction.

Loved the location and property. Needs some updating as paint, carpeting, etc. have aged. Would definitely return to this resort.

Beautiful resort right on a gorgeous stretch of beach. Employees were friendly and attentive. Upgraded room was worth it! And having Dolphin Quest right there on site meant even if you didn’t actually book that activity (we did…it was awesome), you got to see the dolphins every day. Several great restaurants right there on the property; three miles from downtown Honolulu so it felt private but was an easy Uber or shuttle ride into the city for shopping, site-seeing, etc. Can’t wait to go back!

I have no negative words to say about this property.. This was probably the best hotel/resort stay that I've ever had. The service was excellent and the property was amazing!

Excellent resort located in a beautiful, unspoiled area of Oahu! From the accommodations to the superior staff to the gorgeous view, the Kahala offers a picture-perfect Hawaiian vacation just 10 minutes from Waikiki.

The property was well maintained! The support check in phone service with the external agency was terrible! Called 12 times in a row with my phone and call the 13th time with a different phone and finally got through. Then answered my questions, I then called 4 times and NO ANSWER at all each time!!!!

I always love the location of the resort. Away from busy Waikiki and next to the golf club. I booked an ocean view and the first night I thought I could smell cigarette smoke and wheat in our room, The third night was really awful that the smoke was coming from the adjoining door-It was too strong that it went all the way to the hallway I have to call concierge and they sent security. Staff sent us fruits for that incident and offered to change our rooms. Overall, we loved the seafood buffet at Plumeria and the beach. The furniture foam covers needs some change, you can see old stains.

reckless loud kids under no control, staff did nothing. there should be an adult hour at the pool, even tho there isa kiddie pool, the kids use th big pool. honestly, there are so many things under utilized - i could give you a list... its a shame.

Kahala Ave Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Eastern Honolulu within a mile (2 km) of Kahala Mall, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Diamond Head. This 338-room, 5-star resort has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Get your fill of Italian cuisine for lunch, or dinner at Arancino at the Kahala, one of 5 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the ocean views at Hokus. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

40-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers are other standard amenities.


Property features

The Kahala Hotel & Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Parking is USD 40 per night (USD 40 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 195 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach resort include a gym, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Room, Ocean Front View (No Resort Fee)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Mountain View (Scenic, No Resort Fee)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 3

Exclusive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Tower (No Resort Fee)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite (Imperial, No Resort Fee)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Everyone (27) Couples (9) Family (11)
5
Everyone

Beautiful location, staff are friendly. Love dolphins lagoon room, will come back

By on Nov 13, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2022

Aloha Oanh, Thank you for staying with us. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the feedback. Looking forward to see you again. Mahalo

5
Family

Every time I come back I feel so relaxed being there!

By on Nov 12, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2022

Aloha, Eva! That is our objective. So pleased to hear!

5
Partner Couples

This hotel is beautiful. It feels like it’s from a different era, almost, but modernized and responsibly outfitted. Every possible amenity is offered and the staff is unbelievably kind and helpful. The on-site restaurants are delicious, prompt, creative, and staffed with lovely people. The beach is stunning and away from some of the chaos of other places. The views are breathtaking and I will absolutely go back again.

By on Oct 2, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2022

Aloha, Morgan! Well ... our hotel was built in 1965, so we kinda are from a different era. Many guests refer to us as classic elegance or casual luxury. We are fine with either definition. We simply hope to be a restful and rejuvenating stay for each guest. Mahalo for sharing!

4
Partner Couples

Didn't like all the dogs everywhere

By on Oct 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2022

Aloha, Tyler! Mahalo for joining us. We trust your visit was to expectations otherwise.

5
Family

The property was beautiful. The staff at every level was top notch.

By on Aug 27, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2022

Mahalo, Rozalia!

4
Family with small children

The grand old lady is showing her age and under attack by neighbors demanding beach space. Some of the exclusivity and luxury has gone missing probably due to COVID-19 and the ensuing decline in American lifestyle quality overall. It’s sad.

By , from Chico on Aug 19, 2022

5
Family

The beach is wonderful and the ocean view is spectacular. I like it that it's a private beach and not too many people sharing it. The pool is rather small and it was filled with children so I didn't use it that much. My room has the mountain view and facing the golf course and that was nice as well. Very quiet with broad view without much distraction.

By on Jul 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2022

Aloha, Phuong! Delighted you had a great visit. Appreciate you sharing your experience.

4
Partner Couples

Loved the location and property. Needs some updating as paint, carpeting, etc. have aged. Would definitely return to this resort.

By on Jul 9, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2022

Mahalo for joining us, Damita!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 12, 2022

5
Partner Couples

Beautiful resort right on a gorgeous stretch of beach. Employees were friendly and attentive. Upgraded room was worth it! And having Dolphin Quest right there on site meant even if you didn’t actually book that activity (we did…it was awesome), you got to see the dolphins every day. Several great restaurants right there on the property; three miles from downtown Honolulu so it felt private but was an easy Uber or shuttle ride into the city for shopping, site-seeing, etc. Can’t wait to go back!

By on Sep 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2021

Aloha, Megan. Mahalo for visiting The Kahala!

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
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