The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Honolulu, Oahu

The hotel

As its name hints, Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club’s philosophy is all about getting you into Hawaii’s aqua-infused soul. You'll soon discover how life here centres around the pool. It’s the setting for al fresco big-screen movies. It’s the venue for ‘talk story sessions’, where interesting local personalities host poolside chats. And it’s where you can taste locally sourced food, reinvented by Honolulu-born chef Ed Kenney. With a timeless design, you'll be surrounded by vividly painted metal and heritage furnishings, accessorised with bold prints and a bit of vintage Hawaii. And its spirit follows suit: completely casual, it mixes an ‘anything goes’ attitude with a desire to get you into ‘real Hawaii’, putting on surf lessons and inviting island musicians to play mellow live sounds.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A few blocks from Waikiki beach, in a more laid-back spot in the Waikiki Beach zone. It’s less than 2 miles from Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head, a 10-minute drive from the urban-meets-bohemian neighbourhood of Kaka’ako, and a 15-minute drive from downtown Honolulu’s dining and nightlife. Transfer time to Honolulu International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

112 rooms and suites on 10 floors with 2 lifts. All with private lanai, air-conditioning, 40-50” flat-screen TV, SOUNDFREAQ wireless speaker and alarm, WiFi*, telephone, fridge, local snack basket, Caffe Luxxe coffee, hairdryer and safe. Iron and ironing board on request. One Room Bungalows are 285 sq ft, and have 1 king-size, 1 queen-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

One Bedroom Suites are 480 sq ft, and have a separate bedroom, a living area, and 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Bedroom Suites are 612 sq ft, and have 2 bedrooms, a separate living area, and 2 king-size beds and a sofa bed, or 1 queen-size and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Three Bedroom Suites are 914 sq ft, and have 3 bedrooms, and 1 king-size, 1 queen-size, and 2 double beds, or 1 queen-size and 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults.

Mahina & Sun’s (island home-cooking menu with local and organic ingredients, grab-n-go breakfasts, light poolside lunches, and full dinners, bar, weekly live music in Mahina Lounge). In-room cocktail service. Olive & Oliver (beach-themed shop with clothing, accessories, and coffee bar). Swimming pool (weekly live music and DJs, seasonal). Cabanas. Swim Club (with poolside entertainment, including open-air movies, and ‘talk story’ sessions with local creatives). Mini-library (with board game and book rentals). Cultural events (including live soul and jazz, surf lessons*, range of off-site authentic experiences*). WiFi*. Valet parking $39 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $25–$35 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - $10 dinner credit at Mahina & Sun’s restaurant – Morning signature blend coffee - Local snacks in room on arrival - Local and toll-free calls – WiFi - Use of bicycles - Use of Swim Club beach chairs, tote and towels - Reef-safe sunscreen in Swim Club – Daily local newspaper – Experiences and events (including Aloha Fridays, Lauhala bracelet making and fresh flower lei making). 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very glad we cancelled our reservation at the Hyatt!

Jan 10, 2020 aknyc89

My cousin and I stayed at the Surfjack for 7 nights and it was one of my favorite hotels of all time. Originally I had booked us at the Hyatt close by and I am so glad I cancelled it. The Surfjack has so much charm and uniqueness that the entire vibe enhances the already great vibe of being in paradise. The room with 2 double beds was a perfect… Read more
My cousin and I stayed at the Surfjack for 7 nights and it was one of my favorite hotels of all time. Originally I had booked us at the Hyatt close by and I am so glad I cancelled it. The Surfjack has so much charm and uniqueness that the entire vibe enhances the already great vibe of being in paradise. The room with 2 double beds was a perfect size for 2 people. Lots of closet space and EXCELLENT bath products. And the pillows. What brand are they?! I need them. Incredible nights sleep except for some nights with crazy wind but no one can control that. The food in the restaurant was excellent and we got credited back $70 after the trip for eating there. The staff were very accommodating and kind- shout out to Sal and Whitney for the help throughout. They do not have a business center BUT if you email them what you need print outs if they will do it free of charge. The hotel also has cute little Amenities throughout like sun block, infused water, coffee, etc. Highly recommend!!! Read less
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Jan 8, 2020 lllevelss

Lynette and Staff/Family. We had a wonderful time in Hawaii/Waikiki and at your fantastic boutique hotel. Everyone there was a joy to meet. The entertainment (i.e Kelly Boy, DJ Kyle Woods and others) were so entertaining. Everyone made you feel so at home. Your family and staff (i.e. Cheryl, Jordyn, Tiki, Sai and others) were so cool and… Read more
Lynette and Staff/Family. We had a wonderful time in Hawaii/Waikiki and at your fantastic boutique hotel. Everyone there was a joy to meet. The entertainment (i.e Kelly Boy, DJ Kyle Woods and others) were so entertaining. Everyone made you feel so at home. Your family and staff (i.e. Cheryl, Jordyn, Tiki, Sai and others) were so cool and accommodating. Everyone there seemed like family and we will certainly be back and stay at the SurfJack Hotel & Swim Club upon our return. Bless you all and have a happy new year in 2020 ll! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great boutique hotel in a good location

Jan 4, 2020 H4026DDjc

Great newly renovated boutique hotel, did the important things right and well! Visited with a group of friends and everyone found the experience to be awesome! Live music by the pool and the relaxing area was perfect for group to relax after a long day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I will return over and over

Jan 2, 2020 dfabia273485 Fort Collins, Colorado

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. All that we needed was available in the hotel or near by. Loved all the common area to hang out. Felt like being in someone’s house. I do wish the restaurant was a bit more affordable, especially the continental breakfast. Everything was clean and always plenary of towels. Even with the heavy rain we could sit… Read more
Everyone was so friendly and helpful. All that we needed was available in the hotel or near by. Loved all the common area to hang out. Felt like being in someone’s house. I do wish the restaurant was a bit more affordable, especially the continental breakfast. Everything was clean and always plenary of towels. Even with the heavy rain we could sit and play cards and enjoyed the downpour. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just ok

Dec 30, 2019 SPGLover Chicago, Illinois

Nice staff but we won’t return- the room was just ok, and the bathroom by the elevators smells terrible of chemicals / fragrance. Need to get a door on that, as we felt completely sick every time we went past it.