The Kahala

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

The Kahala has always been one of Hawaii's top hotels, with a celebrity guest list that's included nearly every president since Richard Nixon! Even Cond Nasté Traveller thinks it has the 'Best Rooms and Restaurants in the US'. And when you get there you'll see why. Your spacious room will overlook either the ocean, mountain or lagoon. There's a beautiful pool area to relax by and even the fitness centre has ocean views to give you a boost. When it comes to eating here, you can choose between four stylish restaurants - the award-winning Hoku's, with its innovative fusion menu, comes highly recommended.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

Nestled on an exclusive crescent ivory sand beach, just east of Diamond Head on the island of Oahu.

Hotel information

338 rooms on 10 floors with 3 lifts. Newly renovated rooms all with air-conditioning, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, plush bathrobes, large bathrooms with Floris amenities, and hairdryer. Scenic Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (up to 17 years). Only rooms on the ground floor have a terrace.

Ocean View Rooms and Partial Ocean View Rooms, Ocean Front Rooms have a Juliet balcony. Ocean View Lanai Rooms, Ocean Front Lanai Rooms, Scenic with Lanai Rooms and Partial Ocean View Lanai Rooms, have full balconies with furniture and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (up to 17 years).

4 restaurants: Hoku's (fine dining), Plumeria Beach House (à la carte and buffet), The Veranda (afternoon tea) and Seaside Grill. Swimming pool. Use of beachside chi health energy fitness centre with steam rooms, Jacuzzi and dry sauna. Award-winning spa suites. Water sports* including surfing* and scuba diving*. Keiki kids' club*. Guests are welcomed with a cool towel and Aloha lei at check in. Business centre. There is a free shuttle service to Waikiki with its shops, bars and restaurants. Valet or self-parking $32 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.

Please note: There's a $8 daily donation for the Koa Tree Planting Fund (payable locally, subject to change).

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Aug 17, 2020 christyhU3504WY

Our ocean front suite was spectacular! The view was totally amazing. I didn’t want to leave the room. We spent a lot of time just cruising on the balcony, The espresso machine and deep soaking tub were also a hit. It was a perfect anniversary escape and I would highly recommend it.
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Aug 9, 2020 smccm0 Honolulu, Hawaii

Great weekend staycation. The staff throughout are very welcoming and accommodating. Terrific dining for all occasions - we especially enjoyed the live music. Beautiful property with gorgeous ocean views. Guest rooms are incredibly spacious and wonderful. The poolside and beach front cabanas are a great way to spend the day. It was a nice escape… Read more
Great weekend staycation. The staff throughout are very welcoming and accommodating. Terrific dining for all occasions - we especially enjoyed the live music. Beautiful property with gorgeous ocean views. Guest rooms are incredibly spacious and wonderful. The poolside and beach front cabanas are a great way to spend the day. It was a nice escape from the busy city. Definitely will stay again and recommend to friends and family. Read less
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Aug 3, 2020 E2415VZrichardf

A staycation break, luxury accommodations, great service and dining was spectacular. Chef Mizukami provides an impressive dining experiences at all three restaurants, adding new menu items to a few traditional selections. Most important is that we felt safe in this COVID 19 world with the health practices the hotel implemented. Awesome stay.
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Jul 23, 2020 ceciderr Honolulu, HI

We stayed at the Kahala Hotel for my birthday celebration. The staff, specially Wendy Nagaishi from Concierge, went above and beyond to make it special. Wendy is wonderful! From her personalized service to her attention to details, Wendy ensured that all aspects of our stay was well taken care of. She has made our stay-cation memorable. The room… Read more
We stayed at the Kahala Hotel for my birthday celebration. The staff, specially Wendy Nagaishi from Concierge, went above and beyond to make it special. Wendy is wonderful! From her personalized service to her attention to details, Wendy ensured that all aspects of our stay was well taken care of. She has made our stay-cation memorable. The room was impeccable; we enjoyed the dolphin view and the serenity of their beach front location. Service through out the property was top notch. We visited the Plumeria Beach House a few times and would highly recommend it. The Kahala should definitely be recognized for providing luxury service despite current situation with COVID-19 concerns. They make the guests feel at ease with the abundance of safety precautions for all guests. We look forward to many more stays! Read less
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Jul 22, 2020 thehighbishop Honolulu, Hawaii

Unreal! My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and could not have been more impressed. Especially during this covid time we really felt like our health and safety was a huge priority. The hospitality is unmatched and even though we are local we felt treated with the utmost care and attention. The food was sensational,… Read more
Unreal! My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and could not have been more impressed. Especially during this covid time we really felt like our health and safety was a huge priority. The hospitality is unmatched and even though we are local we felt treated with the utmost care and attention. The food was sensational, reasonably priced and was top notch at all times. They have a great variety of dining experiences to choose from as well which makes it even more awesome. The beach is also like your own private stretch since the hotel is located just off the beaten path. Perfect location for watching the sunrise and stunning views! And dont forget the dolphins! It was my wife's first time and we had so much fun. Great photos taken by the staff as well. Hands down best hotel on the island and a truly unforgettable experience we will treasure for the rest of our lives! Read less