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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was scary and it was one of these big roach and I scream ! My husband took s photo and then he hit the bug with he tv remote Then we call the front desk manager and he came up and said he will switch room for us. They switch us to a different room !

This hotel has everything we can ask for as far as a less crowded gate away. Great for kids as well. Only thing I recommend is eating outside of the hotel it can be pricy

This was our second stay at Kahala. The swimming was fabulous, no big waves or riptides. So much to do. Staff were always eager to help and couldn't have been nicer. It was however quite crowded with lots of small infants and children which made breakfast chaotic with small children cutting into lines and helping themselves to food often using their hands. There was also some construction and the breakfast room was moved twice.

Unforgettable ocean views, good mountain and gulf course view from my room as well, very roomy unit and hotel staff were very helpful, oh the shuttle services were also very handy.

Loved staying here. Friendly staff, convenient shuttle, beautiful beach, sting rays and dolphins!

This is by far the best hotel that I have experienced. Located at a quiet place, apart from the Honolulu, nice views, beautiful beach, and excellent attractions. You can check out dolphins here, which is awesome.

Our stay at the Kahala Hotel and Resort was wonderful. The service was top notch. Everyone took the time out to make you feel like they were glad you chose to stay at the resort. We loved the dolphin lagoon and the pool area. The beach was also great.

Amazing hotel to relax and be away from craziness of Waikiki. But if you have teenagers this might be too quiet and boring for their taste. Not much activities for teenagers. Also it's a distance from downtown. Their shuttle schedule needs to start earlier and last pick up should be when downtown closes. Our family loved the hotel and staff, but we like to go back and forth to Waikiki, so we had to use taxi often and the cost added up.

This was my first trip to Hawaii with my finance & we had a wonderful stay at the kahala. Our room was the ocean front suite. The suite was beautiful, and the bed was beyond comfortable. We had two bathrooms. Master bath had a bidet with heated toilet seat (a plus). Gorgeous view of the beach and diamond head. Maids came twice a day. Great restaurants in the resort. Out door pool with tiki bar. You can interact with dolphins. Scenery is beautiful, with breathtaking taking sunsets. Not a golfer but a full PGA tour golf course is across the from the hotel. Kahala is very peaceful and less busy compared to other hotels in the city. I would love to come back again.

This is one of the best hotels in the area. It is well known for its standaed and quality. My family and I loved the hotel. Most beautiful dolphins l8ve in the lagoon. Staff are very friendly and helpful

Really super, would do it again, loved it all in all. Very private, great service, all was as expected or even better.

Very nice location, paradise at it's best. After reviewing and reading a lot of other hotels, this one was my choice and I'm happy it was. Super beach, where you can walk and walk, clean, friendly, good food, it was all great. Would do it again in a heart beat and I'm usually, rather hard to please. Go and enjoy.

We stayed at this resort for our honeymoon, and absolutely enjoyed our time here. Staff were friendly and helpful, private beach was great, room was very comfortable and nicely furnished. If I had to nitpick, some small gripes: - Location is a bit out of the way. If you want to walk out your door to shops and entertainment, then this is not the place for you. - And to make the location worse, the on-site parking fees are exorbitant! - Meals at the on-site restaurants are expensive! But to be expected I suppose. - Resort is well maintained and still grand, but is starting to show its age, and probably needs a major refurbishment in the next few years.

Near perfect. Food and parking were overpriced with few alternative options.

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

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!

Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. Loved the dolphins. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Gave us directions to a beautiful view of the city. Restaurants are a little expensive, but nice. The beach was lovely, just a few steps away from our room.

My daughter and I spent 5 days at the Kahala. It was a perfect place. We loved the private beach, and the pool, while small, is perfect for the size of the hotel. We wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We rarely left the hotel and really enjoyed our meals at the Plumeria Beach House and Hoku's. The staff was very nice and friendly. We will definitely stay here again.

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!

5000 Kahala Ave Honolulu HI

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Kahala, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is adjacent to Kahala Beach and within a few miles (5 km) of Diamond Head. This 338-room, 5-star resort has 5 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. On the beach, it's also near Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants, including Arancino at the Kahala, which specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, and Hokus with pleasing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 338 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. 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 also standard.


Property features

Guests of The Kahala Hotel & Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Parking is USD 32 per night (USD 32 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD $185 per vehicle one-way. 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 fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Standard Room, Oceanfront

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room (Dolphin Lagoon View)

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Ocean View

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Everyone (5) Couples (27) Business (4) Family (15) Friends (2) Other (1)
5

great experience!

Everyone

This hotel has everything we can ask for as far as a less crowded gate away. Great for kids as well. Only thing I recommend is eating outside of the hotel it can be pricy

By on May 13, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Nice photo! Glad you had a great stay with us. Mahalo.

5
Everyone

This was our second stay at Kahala. The swimming was fabulous, no big waves or riptides. So much to do. Staff were always eager to help and couldn't have been nicer. It was however quite crowded with lots of small infants and children which made breakfast chaotic with small children cutting into lines and helping themselves to food often using their hands. There was also some construction and the breakfast room was moved twice.

By , from Boston on Mar 20, 2017

5

nice resort by the ocean

Everyone

Unforgettable ocean views, good mountain and gulf course view from my room as well, very roomy unit and hotel staff were very helpful, oh the shuttle services were also very handy.

By , from la on Feb 12, 2017

5

first class service, food, entertainment and room

Everyone
Nicely appointed room 9th floor ocean view Awesome rainbow

By , from Sacramento on Oct 22, 2016

5

nice quiet stay.

Everyone

Loved staying here. Friendly staff, convenient shuttle, beautiful beach, sting rays and dolphins!

By on Jul 15, 2016

5

best for honeymoon

Couples

This is by far the best hotel that I have experienced. Located at a quiet place, apart from the Honolulu, nice views, beautiful beach, and excellent attractions. You can check out dolphins here, which is awesome.

By on Dec 19, 2015

5

beautiful hotel and resort

Families

Our stay at the Kahala Hotel and Resort was wonderful. The service was top notch. Everyone took the time out to make you feel like they were glad you chose to stay at the resort. We loved the dolphin lagoon and the pool area. The beach was also great.

By on Jun 17, 2015

5

worth it!!!!

Families

Amazing hotel to relax and be away from craziness of Waikiki. But if you have teenagers this might be too quiet and boring for their taste. Not much activities for teenagers. Also it's a distance from downtown. Their shuttle schedule needs to start earlier and last pick up should be when downtown closes. Our family loved the hotel and staff, but we like to go back and forth to Waikiki, so we had to use taxi often and the cost added up.

By on Jun 16, 2015

5

my 1st hawaii trip

Couples

This was my first trip to Hawaii with my finance & we had a wonderful stay at the kahala. Our room was the ocean front suite. The suite was beautiful, and the bed was beyond comfortable. We had two bathrooms. Master bath had a bidet with heated toilet seat (a plus). Gorgeous view of the beach and diamond head. Maids came twice a day. Great restaurants in the resort. Out door pool with tiki bar. You can interact with dolphins. Scenery is beautiful, with breathtaking taking sunsets. Not a golfer but a full PGA tour golf course is across the from the hotel. Kahala is very peaceful and less busy compared to other hotels in the city. I would love to come back again.

By on Jan 26, 2015

5

best in honolulu

Families

This is one of the best hotels in the area. It is well known for its standaed and quality. My family and I loved the hotel. Most beautiful dolphins l8ve in the lagoon. Staff are very friendly and helpful

By on Jan 21, 2015