Aulani, A Disney Hotel & Resort

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

The magic of Disney meets the splendour of Hawaii at the Aulani. Relaxed yet regal, highlights include a white sandy beach, tropical gardens, luxurious lagoons and sparkling waterfalls. There’s also the most incredible water complex on-site with winding paths to explore, twisting through misty caverns and lava rocks, thrilling water slides, an interactive play area and 4 whirlpool spas, 2 of which are placed to capture perfectly the Hawaiian sunset! There are water sports in abundance on the beach as well as your own private snorkelling lagoon – Rainbow Reef – offering you close encounters with Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish, Tangs and many, many more. Aunty’s Beach House is a uniquely themed kids’ club with a whole range of exciting activities including traditional wildlife and nature excursions, Hawaiian games, video games, arts and crafts and, of course, Disney movies galore! Whilst younger members of the family are busy, treat yourself to a spa visit, soaking up the serene atmosphere that prevails and waving any lingering cares goodbye. There’s also a state-of-the-art health club with cardio equipment to keep you trim, yoga and tai chi classes. Four restaurants incorporate a fusion of flavours from round the world, using the finest local ingredients to tantalise your taste buds. Whether it’s an intimate sit-down dinner that appeals at the end of the day or a more casual form of dining, Aulani caters for all!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access

Where is it

At Ko Olina, overlooking a perfect stretch of sandy bay with shallow beach and calm waters.

Hotel information

246 hotel rooms, all with air-conditioning, lanai, flat screen TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, WiFi*, DVD/CD system, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. Standard View Rooms with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Island/Garden View Rooms offer at least a partial view of the mountains, spa or landscaping from the room or balcony. They have 2 queen-size beds or one king-size bed and one queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Poolside Garden View Rooms includes at least a partial view of the pool, courtyards, water features or landscaping from the room or balcony. They have 2 queen-size beds or one king-size bed and one queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds or one king-size bed and one queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

4 restaurants including ‘AMA‘AMA (open-air dining), Makahiki (buffet, Disney character breakfast available), Wailana Pool Bar (adults-only), Ulu Cafe and 2 lounges. Pool complex including Waikolohe Stream with waterslides, Waikolohe main pool, Wailana Pool (relaxation pool), Rainbow Reef (private snorkelling lagoon), Menehune Bridge (interactive play area for young children) and 4 whirlpool spas. ‘Ohana Disney Movie Nights (select nights, weather permitting). Fitness centre. Spa with 15 treatment rooms*. Aunty’s Beach House (kids’ club)*. Babysitting service*. 24-hour room service*. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Concierge service. Self-parking and valet parking $37 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

100% non-smoking hotel.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced, Underwhelming

Jan 25, 2020 Fr0g7 San Diego, California

Completely underwhelmed by our experience compared to the price we paid for this hotel (even at a 40% off promotion) The beds were absolutely terrible. Hard lumpy pillows, too soft mattress and no blankets or comforter. The beds seriously just had sheets on them! Never seen that at a hotel before, much less a high end resort. Garbage wifi. … Read more
Completely underwhelmed by our experience compared to the price we paid for this hotel (even at a 40% off promotion) The beds were absolutely terrible. Hard lumpy pillows, too soft mattress and no blankets or comforter. The beds seriously just had sheets on them! Never seen that at a hotel before, much less a high end resort. Garbage wifi. Had to use cellular data the whole trip because the wifi was so slow. Okay food. Much better dining experiences at the shopping center across the street or next door at the four seasons. We had a character dinner and breakfast, dinner at Ama Ama and grab and go food from Aulani, all of which were underwhelming and overpriced. Mina's fish House at the 4 seasons is better for a fancy dinner, Monkeypod across the street is better for a regular dinner, and Vintage Coffee and, Eggs N things across the street both have better coffees a breakfasts. The Character breakfasts and dinners require a reservation. We tried to go once without and they took our name down and called 2 hours later - for a breakfast buffet! The experience when you do have a reservation is this: wait in line to check in at the hostess stand, directed to another line to wait 15 minutes for a character photo. Go over to another waiting area and be brought to your table. Buffet food. 3 more characters visit your table. Breakfast every day we were at the hotel always had the same characters - Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy. Not sure if the dinner characters ever changed up, but when we went it was Donald, Daisy, Pluto and Stitch. Maybe it would be worth the $55 per person if our 4 year old was more into the characters, but she just wanted to know why they wouldn't talk and why Pluto was walking on 2 feet. We did enjoy the lazy river, slides and water play areas. The beach view is nice and you can see sunset over the water. Overall we did have some fun but the hotel left much to be desired and we'll stay elsewhere on future Hawaii visits. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Two weeks of minimal Disney

Jan 23, 2020 jerseymariner Rio Grande, New Jersey

We spent two weeks here on our first visit to Hawaii, using DVC member points to stay in an ocean view studio, and overall it was good. The resort itself if beautiful, and the room large and well appointed. For experienced Disney World visitors we found that character appearances and pricing were the most "Disney" parts of the stay. The place is a… Read more
We spent two weeks here on our first visit to Hawaii, using DVC member points to stay in an ocean view studio, and overall it was good. The resort itself if beautiful, and the room large and well appointed. For experienced Disney World visitors we found that character appearances and pricing were the most "Disney" parts of the stay. The place is a bit under equipped with dining and indoor activities, and since our first week was kind of rainy that really showed when no one wanted to be out in the pools. The staff was efficient, and anything we asked for we got with smiles. The pools and lazy river are well maintained. The good: free parking for the first week when we had the car; free local shuttle for the second week when we didn't; free tokens for the laundry; very accommodating front desk and housekeeping staff. Not so good: man-made beach is more gravel than sand; limited locations for refills on the $20 cups; ridiculous pricing for drinks/food; very limited hours on that too; no bars open before 10am. Still, a great stay overall. Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 JasonFromArizona Arizona

Ive always generally had pretty good experiences at Disney hotels and parks bit this property is by far their best!! Accommodations were comfortable, service was above and beyond plus the hotel just made you feel happy and upbeat. I look forward to being able to return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Aulani Is A Fabulous Destination, Especially For DVC Members

Jan 19, 2020 NHWanderlust NH

If your goal in visiting Oahu is to enjoy the gorgeous weather, swim in crystal clear waters, immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture, be close to both Honolulu/Waikiki and the beautiful beaches, AND have all the amenities of a world class resort - then Aulani has it all! Not to mention a fabulous spa and all sorts of entertainment for young… Read more
If your goal in visiting Oahu is to enjoy the gorgeous weather, swim in crystal clear waters, immerse yourself in the Hawaiian culture, be close to both Honolulu/Waikiki and the beautiful beaches, AND have all the amenities of a world class resort - then Aulani has it all! Not to mention a fabulous spa and all sorts of entertainment for young and old, just as you would expect from a Disney property. This is our 3rd visit and we still love it here. There have been some changes since we first visited in 2012, but the basic resort accommodations and Aloha spirit are still evident. A real treat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top Notch Service

Jan 18, 2020 slandry1042 Schodack Landing, New York

A trip to Aulani was a Christmas surprise for our boys. The service was top notch from the moment we arrived! The staff is always willing to help and does it with a smile on their faces! The resort was extremely clean, maintenance, housekeeping and ground staff are constantly cleaning up and making sure things look perfect! The digital scavenger… Read more
A trip to Aulani was a Christmas surprise for our boys. The service was top notch from the moment we arrived! The staff is always willing to help and does it with a smile on their faces! The resort was extremely clean, maintenance, housekeeping and ground staff are constantly cleaning up and making sure things look perfect! The digital scavenger hunt was outstanding, not only did my boys look forward to the next stop but, so did I! We booked several excursions through the resort and were extremely happy with each of those as well. I won’t lie, this was by far the most expensive trip we have ever taken as a family but, that’s to be said for everything in Hawaii. It was worth every penny! Read less