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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I feel the rooms were fairly small and we had a very nice room with king and couch pull out but our one bedroom room in koOlina Marriot was much larger x3 and 150 less. Nevertheless everyone was very nice and the pool area was fun i was a bit shocked and disappointed the Rainbow Reef was an extra charge. We enjoyed the evening character buffe. My aunt warned us parking is too $$$ so we parked at Marriott since we double booked the rooms . We loved the characters. That was a great experience Thank you.

Aulani was a great hotel to spend a few nights at. My husband and I were there with our two boys. The boys loved the swimming pools, slides, Aunty’s Beach House, and spotting some Disney Characters once in a while.

An amazing paradise resort for families with small children. A place where everything within steps.. saturated within Hawaii most amazing peaceful lagoon pools floting river volcano slides hot spa beach activities fine dining and coctails reach. and best fir the parents is Auntie’s beach club for children so adult can take some time off to relax too.

Overall Disney Aulani is one of the happiest places on earth! The hotel staff is extremely accommodating. The resort has many activities for families to enjoy. The best part is the kids club takes kids three and up. The only negative thing that we experienced on our trip, the pillows were a little too hard on the bed. With that being said our trip was absolutely amazing!!

Expect to wait in lines for everything: towels, activities, meet Disney characters, food, etc. I found this hotel to be stressful and not relaxing. For example, to sign the kiss up for activities you were supposed to go to the kids clubhouse at 8 am according to the itinerary for the day. We got there at 8 and there were about 50 parents in line already. When I checked in with the staff they said the activity was already full and The sign up began at 7:30. First of all how was I supposed to know that when the posted sign up one was 8 am. Second who wants to wait in line on your vacation at 6:30 am? I paid 600/ night for this hotel. I'm sure part of this rate were the activities that we weren't able to partake in. Some of the pool areas were dirty. The showers in the lounge that was available to use after you couldn't use your room were clogged with hair. Apparently the showers hadn't been cleaned in a while. That amount of hair doesn't accumulate overnight. My request for late check out was denied. My request for a different room location other than the ground floor was denied We went to character breakfast. Be prepared to wait in multiple lines. We had to wait in line to see Mickey before breakfast. Then we had to be seated. Then we had to wait for the characters come to our table during breakfast. With two young children all the waiting was stressful. Breakfast turned out to be a 2 hour ordeal. I would not recommend this hotel if you want to relax.

This hotel is perfect for those with small kids who love Disney characters. The restaurant option is very limited and not as good as other Hawaiian hotels at this price. We went to Four Seasons next door for better dining experience. The pools and slides are great. Had lots of fun with my daughters... 4th of July fireworks were amazing! Disney Luau was quite good, but expensive like all Disney things.

This was my grandsons graduation gift. He had a wonderful time. Awesome place. Mahalo for all the staff support.

Can't not be better!!! They upgraded us to partial ocean view studio but I asked about upgrade to one bed room, they offered $50/night but it has a garden view . Room was great.

Always great at disney. Rooms were good size. We loved the pools. The shows were awesome and as always safe for the kiddos

We stayed for 6 days, it was wondeful...my son had a blast....he didn't want to leave the pool or beach area..my wife and I enjoyed it aswell..Lazy River awesome...

Only disappointment was no movies to rent or premium channels. Need to bring DVDs. Otherwise, beautiful, luxurious, property, children are plentiful but seem to be well behaved for some reason. Never seemed too crowded. Buffet was spendy but disappointing for the price. Get to pools early if you want a good lounge. The beautiful settings make up for any shortcomings. It's a huge property, they do a great job!

Everything about this hotel was great. Both me and my son enjoyed the vacation. Restaurants were nice, beach was lovely and pools and slides were awesome. You definitely feel the Disney magic here. Loved it. Will be back for sure...

Our family like Aulani a lot because of the location. It's away from the busy Waikiki area but at the same time we are able to do what we wanted to do and was able to explore other areas too by driving. My daughter enjoyed Aunty's beach house a lot. The only downfall is $35 for parking.

We have returned to Aulani four times and love it each time. Tip 1: during holiday periods, get to the pool early in the morning to make sure you get a good deck chair near the amazing pools. Tip 2: make your restaurant reservations in advance through the hotel's website.

Lazy river was fun even mom went on it twice was kinda of disappointed first night did not see any Disney characters but the next morning we saw them all Great time thanks

This was my second trip to the resort as the first one was exceptional. I was disappointed at the customer service this time around. Last time I got a room with 2 queens and when I asked for one king, they were open to helping me find something that would work. This time around, they said there wasn't any availability and there wasn't an apology or any effort to try to make my stay better. Some, not all of the employee weren't as friendly as before. The first time (2012), everyone was in a great mood and very friendly. This time, some employees gave us attitude seemed like they did not want to be there. I used to tell all of my friends and family about the resort, but this time, i'm reconsidering it. Not sure if I will go back now. It's unfortunate.

Disney thinks of everything for the kiddos. We had a great time!

Disney thinks of everything for vacationers with children. Being new to parenthood and this being our daughter's first trip I was very nervous, but Aulani was amazing!

Dreams do come true in this aulani disney resort. We had a great time. Mahalo!!

Very fun and beautiful hotel and will be coming back soon.

92-1185 Ali inui Drive Kapolei HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 3 outdoor pools

Located in Ko Olina within a 5-minute walk of Ko Olina Golf Club, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Ko Olina Marina. This 359-room, 4.5-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a free water park. It's on the beach and also within a 15-minute drive of Hawaiian Railway Society and Ka Makana Ali'i - The Center for West Oahu.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: AMA AMA specializes in Hawaiian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Makahiki offers relaxing pool views. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa's 359 rooms are individually decorated and provide furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.


Property features

Awarded Travel & Leisure 500 status in 2016, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa features a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a free water park. Parking is available for USD 37 per night (USD 37 per night for valet parking), and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a lazy river, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Room options

Standard Room, View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Garden View, Poolside

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Aulani

Everyone (11) Couples (9) Family (19)
4

ezpensive

Everyone
Sophia gets a hug!

I feel the rooms were fairly small and we had a very nice room with king and couch pull out but our one bedroom room in koOlina Marriot was much larger x3 and 150 less. Nevertheless everyone was very nice and the pool area was fun i was a bit shocked and disappointed the Rainbow Reef was an extra charge. We enjoyed the evening character buffe. My aunt warned us parking is too $$$ so we parked at Marriott since we double booked the rooms . We loved the characters. That was a great experience Thank you.

By , from Oregon on Nov 24, 2017

5

disney hawaii

Everyone

Aulani was a great hotel to spend a few nights at. My husband and I were there with our two boys. The boys loved the swimming pools, slides, Aunty’s Beach House, and spotting some Disney Characters once in a while.

By , from Portland on Nov 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Mahalo for choosing Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa!

4
Everyone

An amazing paradise resort for families with small children. A place where everything within steps.. saturated within Hawaii most amazing peaceful lagoon pools floting river volcano slides hot spa beach activities fine dining and coctails reach. and best fir the parents is Auntie’s beach club for children so adult can take some time off to relax too.

By , from Los Angeles CA on Oct 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Mahalo for choosing Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa!

4

family paradise!

Everyone

Overall Disney Aulani is one of the happiest places on earth! The hotel staff is extremely accommodating. The resort has many activities for families to enjoy. The best part is the kids club takes kids three and up. The only negative thing that we experienced on our trip, the pillows were a little too hard on the bed. With that being said our trip was absolutely amazing!!

By on Sep 10, 2017

2

lines, lines, lines

Everyone

Expect to wait in lines for everything: towels, activities, meet Disney characters, food, etc. I found this hotel to be stressful and not relaxing. For example, to sign the kiss up for activities you were supposed to go to the kids clubhouse at 8 am according to the itinerary for the day. We got there at 8 and there were about 50 parents in line already. When I checked in with the staff they said the activity was already full and The sign up began at 7:30. First of all how was I supposed to know that when the posted sign up one was 8 am. Second who wants to wait in line on your vacation at 6:30 am? I paid 600/ night for this hotel. I'm sure part of this rate were the activities that we weren't able to partake in. Some of the pool areas were dirty. The showers in the lounge that was available to use after you couldn't use your room were clogged with hair. Apparently the showers hadn't been cleaned in a while. That amount of hair doesn't accumulate overnight. My request for late check out was denied. My request for a different room location other than the ground floor was denied We went to character breakfast. Be prepared to wait in multiple lines. We had to wait in line to see Mickey before breakfast. Then we had to be seated. Then we had to wait for the characters come to our table during breakfast. With two young children all the waiting was stressful. Breakfast turned out to be a 2 hour ordeal. I would not recommend this hotel if you want to relax.

By , from IL on Sep 3, 2017

4

nice family hotel...disney knows how to do it righ

Everyone

This hotel is perfect for those with small kids who love Disney characters. The restaurant option is very limited and not as good as other Hawaiian hotels at this price. We went to Four Seasons next door for better dining experience. The pools and slides are great. Had lots of fun with my daughters... 4th of July fireworks were amazing! Disney Luau was quite good, but expensive like all Disney things.

By , from Irvine, CA on Jul 8, 2017

5

great place

Everyone

This was my grandsons graduation gift. He had a wonderful time. Awesome place. Mahalo for all the staff support.

By on May 24, 2017

5

disney hotel experience

Everyone

Can't not be better!!! They upgraded us to partial ocean view studio but I asked about upgrade to one bed room, they offered $50/night but it has a garden view . Room was great.

By on Sep 5, 2016

5
Everyone

Always great at disney. Rooms were good size. We loved the pools. The shows were awesome and as always safe for the kiddos

By on Jul 10, 2016

5

very relaxing environment

Everyone

We stayed for 6 days, it was wondeful...my son had a blast....he didn't want to leave the pool or beach area..my wife and I enjoyed it aswell..Lazy River awesome...

By , from Burbank, CA on May 19, 2016