Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

Take in the rich heritage and stately décor of ‘The First Lady of Waikiki’. Something of a legendary resort, it cleverly combines turn-of the-century Victorian elegance with modern luxuries. Relax by the pool area, under the shade of the historic banyan tree, or on the hotel's private section of beach. Dining is a treat here — from the oceanfront setting of Beachhouse at the Moana to the delightful island tradition of afternoon tea at the Veranda at the Beachhouse. For a pre-dinner glass of wine or artisan beer, head to Vintage 1901 overlooking the banyan tree, or enjoy a tropical drink with live entertainment at The Beach Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Surfing

Where is it

On a prime stretch of Waikiki Beach, opposite International Marketplace, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.

Hotel information

793 rooms on 21 floors in 3 buildings. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV with pay-per-view films, high-speed Internet access*, alarm/clock radio, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, The Heavenly Bed®, hair dryer, iron and board. Double Banyan City Rooms or Double City View Diamond Rooms with 1 king-size Heavenly Bed®, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Deluxe Tower City Room, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Double Tower Partial Ocean View Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Double Banyan Classic Ocean Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Double Deluxe Ocean Diamond Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Double Deluxe Ocean Tower Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premier Ocean View Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Beachhouse at the Moana (oceanfront fine dining, open for dinner), Veranda at the Beachhouse (breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea), Surfrider Café (healthy breakfast and lunch), The Beach Bar (tropical drinks and casual Hawaiian cuisine for lunch and dinner), Vintage 1901 (wine, artisan beer and savoury bites). Beach Pool. Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin* (with steam room and relaxation lounge). WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Facility. Water sports rentals*. Hawaiian arts and crafts activities. Range of daytime/nighttime entertainment. Babysitting*. Room service*. Self-parking $35, valet parking $45, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Standard WiFi in guest room and lobby - 2 bottles of water per day - One 4"x 6" colour photograph per room - Local and long distance phone calls - Children eat free from children's menus at designated outlets with paying adult - Intro to surfing lesson on beach (10-15 minutes) - Moana historical tour (Mon, Wed) - Ki Kilo Lani yoga class, daily - Morning Ho’ala sunrise ceremony (Wed only) – Aqua aerobics class (selected days) - Shopping, dining and spa discounts. 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.

This hotel is non-smoking throughout.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ultimate Waikiki Resort

May 2, 2021 Doc_Ang62 Bayville, New Jersey

We loved our 4 nights at this lovely beachfront Waikiki resort. It had an “Old Hawaii” vibe and all the staff were so friendly. The beach was beautiful and the pool refreshing. The poolside bar had excellent drinks and snacks. The room was very comfortable, and we could walk almost anywhere. Definitely an excellent choice!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So accommodating, great location

May 1, 2021 SaraM353 San Francisco, California

I am claustrophobic in elevators so I wasn’t sure I’d find anywhere to stay in high-rise ridden Waikiki. We called a few hotels in advance to ask about the stairs situations and chose Moana Surfrider because they were by far the most helpful. It’s nice that the Banyan area of the hotel is not a high rise, unlike pretty much every other lodging in… Read more
I am claustrophobic in elevators so I wasn’t sure I’d find anywhere to stay in high-rise ridden Waikiki. We called a few hotels in advance to ask about the stairs situations and chose Moana Surfrider because they were by far the most helpful. It’s nice that the Banyan area of the hotel is not a high rise, unlike pretty much every other lodging in Waikiki. They accommodated me by allowing me to stay on their 2nd floor, which can be accessed via stairs. Our room was small but made up for it with the most incredible ocean views. Huge windows with uninterrupted views of the ocean from both sides of the room, including a view right from bed. For those booking in the Banyan wing, I’m not sure it’s worth it if you’re not ocean view because of the small size. Loved the historic setting, the pool and the central beachfront location. Resort fee and high parking fee are what you’d expect for the area so while annoying, I can’t really complain. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Historic Hotel is a Hidden Gem

Apr 15, 2021 Deborah621 Gulf Breeze, Florida

My husband & I stayed in this beautiful historic hotel from 3-28-21 until 4-4-21 and enjoyed every second! Right in the center of Waikiki, it is perfectly located for sunrises & sunsets, all the water sports, shopping, restaurants and tours. The Beach bar has excellent food & live music every night. The views of the Ocean & Diamond Head are… Read more
My husband & I stayed in this beautiful historic hotel from 3-28-21 until 4-4-21 and enjoyed every second! Right in the center of Waikiki, it is perfectly located for sunrises & sunsets, all the water sports, shopping, restaurants and tours. The Beach bar has excellent food & live music every night. The views of the Ocean & Diamond Head are incredible & watching the daily surfing adventures from here is unbeatable. Never had an issue getting a cab or having to explain where it was as it's been on this beach since 1901! The staff is friendly & accommodating with out being pretentious or interfering. Room 596 is spacious & well appointed, with 2 balconies, it's perfectly positioned for morning coffee & sunrises and romantic sunsets with Champagne. The bed was extremely comfortable -important to one who has difficulty sleeping in hotels. Don't miss a walk through history on the 2nd floor where,at the top of a beautiful staircase, is a small museum Gallery showcasing the hotels long history!-it's amazing! Our new home when in Oahu! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AMAZING LOCATION with history access to beach and great coffee!

Apr 14, 2021 Tina S

This is a beautiful hotel built in 1901. there is the classic section of rooms for those that will be at the pool most of the time and want to go back in time a little when they come back and lay their head on pillow. Just beautiful! The tower has slightly larger rooms so you can do yoga in the room if you want. But no worries, there is… Read more
This is a beautiful hotel built in 1901. there is the classic section of rooms for those that will be at the pool most of the time and want to go back in time a little when they come back and lay their head on pillow. Just beautiful! The tower has slightly larger rooms so you can do yoga in the room if you want. But no worries, there is complimentary group yoga on the beach front everyday if you are in a smaller room. Reserve beach chairs as soon as you register or day before, as you would expect they are in high demand. Not really a kids kind of place recommend outrigger or other hotel for kids, this is a couple, honeymoon, anniversary or just a sexy get away place, quiet relaxing and luxurious! I would come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Special Property and Lovely Staff

Mar 22, 2021 Corina37

We had a BEAUTIFUL dinner watching the sunset, eating great food, and enjoying the great service (our waiter was Shawn and her really just made our night). We were set to fly out the next morning. Instead we changed our flights and booked a night at the Moana! You couldn’t possibly have a better location on Wakiki Beach (and due to covid we… Read more
We had a BEAUTIFUL dinner watching the sunset, eating great food, and enjoying the great service (our waiter was Shawn and her really just made our night). We were set to fly out the next morning. Instead we changed our flights and booked a night at the Moana! You couldn’t possibly have a better location on Wakiki Beach (and due to covid we practically had the beach to ourselves). Each and every member of the staff we interacted with were SO NICE. They were just accommodating and kind to our kids. They seem to really just get it that people are vacation and look for ways to make their guests feel special. The queen of this was Nancy, who served us our poolside breakfast and we just totally adored. Our son has a food allergy and she was over the top considerate, ran to get something specific for him from another part of the property. He’s 6 and felt really special that she did this. We left our vacation (the first 6 days had been at Aulani) on such a wonderful note. I encourage any Aulani goers to carve out a night or two here before the flight home, you won’t be sorry! Read less