Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, Oahu

Virgin rating

The hotel

Pure paradise if you’re heading to Hawaii for its beaches, Alohilani boasts contemporary design and is steps from Waikiki Beach’s exclusive ‘Kuhio’ stretch. You can be snorkelling, surfing or swimming just moments after you arrive. If that’s not enough water, Alohilani Resort’s 280,000 gallon Oceanarium is filled with Hawaiian reef fishes, creating a soothing setting for drinks at O Bar and island breakfasts at Lychee. And, if your aquatic thirst still isn’t quenched, the fifth floor pool deck’s an impeccably chic setting, with its infinity pool, paddling pool, bar, overstuffed teak loungers, driftwood sculptures, and ocean views. You could even splash out on a cabana or water lounger. By night, it’s a magical space with lanterns, fire pits, and live music, ideal after dining in one of its two restaurants led by world-famous ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto.

Amenities

  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Across the street from Waikiki Beach. 4 miles from downtown Honolulu.

Hotel information

839 guest rooms on 38 floors. All with 50" flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave*, hairdryer, safe and WiFi*. Standard Rooms are located on the lower floors and with city views, most have a balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms offer partial views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains and Waikiki from a sitting balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms offer side views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains and Waikiki from a sitting balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Diamond Head Ocean View Rooms are located on the upper floors with spectacular views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premier Ocean Front Rooms offer views of the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki Beach from a sitting balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Morimoto Asia (Asian-influenced cuisine), Momosan by Morimoto (casual ramen restaurant, coming soon), Lychee (breakfast buffet), O Bar and Lounge overlooking the Oceanarium and Swell Bar. Outdoor pool and tennis courts, fitness centre and spa*. 28,000 gallon two-storey lobby Oceanarium. Shopping arcade with 25 boutiques. Kids' club* (ages 5–12). Self parking $40 per day, Valet parking $45 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee $45 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi (in-room and throughout the property) - Two welcome drinks in O Bar - Eco-friendly logo water bottle, refillable at purified water stations throughout the hotel - In-room Keurig coffee makers with Alohailani's custom special blend coffee and tea - 24-hour self-service work space with complimentary boarding pass printing and copy services - Surfboard storage: self-serve locking surfboard racks with unlimited use during stay - Unlimited local and 60 minutes long distance/international telephone calls - Daily local newspaper available at Front Desk. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Jun 30, 2022 Ns1975

My family and I spent 7 nights at the beautiful Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. We had the Premier Oceanfront Queen room with Club access. After reading several reviews I do have to admit I was very skeptical. Our check in process was very, very slow it took us over and hr to check in, because only 2 people were working at the desk. The hotel… Read more
My family and I spent 7 nights at the beautiful Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. We had the Premier Oceanfront Queen room with Club access. After reading several reviews I do have to admit I was very skeptical. Our check in process was very, very slow it took us over and hr to check in, because only 2 people were working at the desk. The hotel location is great, our ocean view was outstanding, the hotel is also very clean and the staff is also very friendly. The staff mostly keeps in contact by text messages. The bathroom is on the smaller side, our shower never drained properly during our stay, after complaining twice we were just over it. Housekeeping comes every 3 days, which we were kk with. My family and I were gone on that 3rd day on a tour from 7 am to 5:00pm. Upon arrival to our room we noticed our room was never serviced. After contacting the front desk we were told that housekeeping an come up to 6pm. When they she did finally arrived we were getting ready for dinner she was not a very happy camper she never serviced our room, she handed us some clean towels and a roll of toilet paper with a lot of attitude and left. I fully understand a lot of businesses are still very understaffed due to Covid, but you are still charging regular prices in some cases prices are even higher, and as guests we are not being given the same service. Longboard club access is great and the staff is amazing. The staff at the pool area is not very warm and welcoming. Read less
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Jun 25, 2022 cherie_hakman44 Princeville, Hawaii

I am writing about the excellent service I had from the lovely Australian girl named Erin up on the beautiful outdoor Swell Bar at the Alohilani hotel....She is such a hard worker and just so friendly and welcoming.. she's definitely "on it" thats for sure..... A great employee, and they are very lucky to have her.... I visit Honolulu often as I'm… Read more
I am writing about the excellent service I had from the lovely Australian girl named Erin up on the beautiful outdoor Swell Bar at the Alohilani hotel....She is such a hard worker and just so friendly and welcoming.. she's definitely "on it" thats for sure..... A great employee, and they are very lucky to have her.... I visit Honolulu often as I'm from the outer island of Kauai, and always stay at the Alohilani ... Erin played a huge part in making my last visit special.. I didn't need to leave the hotel for sunset drinks and a light dinner and for me this is perfect.. Thank you Erin... Read less
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Jun 24, 2022 steelers368643 Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Great place to stay close to the beach, valet service totally worth every penny! Laundry service was glad to have it when my son got sick and the staff was super helpful in bringing new bedding to our room when my son got sick in bed!
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Jun 20, 2022 Angelicat0830boricua

Wow and wow this place amazing. But the server Erin was incredible she was so intentive with us recommended the chicken bacon avocado flatbread. She was incredible we did not have to wait long for our food much. She was on it with switched out the ice buckets, refilled all the juices that came with the bottles. she was an amazing I cannot wait… Read more
Wow and wow this place amazing. But the server Erin was incredible she was so intentive with us recommended the chicken bacon avocado flatbread. She was incredible we did not have to wait long for our food much. She was on it with switched out the ice buckets, refilled all the juices that came with the bottles. she was an amazing I cannot wait to request her next month definitely recommend her as a server. I love hearing her Australian accent. She also recommended the live music on other nights. Definitely I recommend Erin next time you go to Swell. Make Reservations for the firepit for sure!! Read less
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Jun 14, 2022 Ramin P

Hotel is OK, but definitely not a 5-star resort! I’d give it a 5/5 for a 3-star resort. We paid a premium over the partial ocean view room, but we basically ended up in a partial view room. When we complained they said the room was ocean view and for a better view we need to upgrade to a higher room. We were supposed to get perks and upgrades… Read more
Hotel is OK, but definitely not a 5-star resort! I’d give it a 5/5 for a 3-star resort. We paid a premium over the partial ocean view room, but we basically ended up in a partial view room. When we complained they said the room was ocean view and for a better view we need to upgrade to a higher room. We were supposed to get perks and upgrades with Amex’s Fine Hotels program that we never got! They claimed that they do room service every other day to be green, and they never even showed up every other day either! We had to look for the usual basic amenities like shampoo and stuff, since we got one of each and they were never refilled. Reception and employees are ok for a standard hotel but nothing outstanding for a 4/5-star hotel! Location is good, and you pay only for the premium location! Don’t expect anything outstanding in the hotel! Read less