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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (854)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in Waikiki

Nov 16, 2019 DSRichardson881 Sydney, Australia

Stayed here for a week in early November. It’s a great place with friendly staff and a nice restaurant attached. I really appreciated the front desk staff in particular. My room was a little on the small side but very clean and comfortable - one small thing - I would have appreciated a full length mirror in the room. The Surfjack is close to all… Read more
Stayed here for a week in early November. It’s a great place with friendly staff and a nice restaurant attached. I really appreciated the front desk staff in particular. My room was a little on the small side but very clean and comfortable - one small thing - I would have appreciated a full length mirror in the room. The Surfjack is close to all the action in Waikiki but doesn’t feel as impersonal as some other hotels. Would recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome hotel

Nov 8, 2019 deontam2019

Stayed here for 5 nights and it was an awesome experience. Conveniently located near plenty of shops, eateries, and of course Waikiki beach. The staff was very welcoming and showing true aloha spirit. I will be staying here next time; they have set the hotel staying bar Hawaii for the island of Oahu.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place in hawaii

Nov 7, 2019 ritnib

When coming to Hawaii this should be your only option! From check in to check out you will be in love with this place! Great food, great service, great rooms, great food, just a amazing great time. The place to be
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing!!!!

Nov 7, 2019 Ralph M

My beautiful wife, myself and a few friends was staying in a different hotel that was not to our standards. So we were directed to The Surfjack and we was not disappointed. From the moment we pulled up the energy was felt. The customer service was like no other. They really treat you like you are family. Also being in a prime location was a plus.… Read more
My beautiful wife, myself and a few friends was staying in a different hotel that was not to our standards. So we were directed to The Surfjack and we was not disappointed. From the moment we pulled up the energy was felt. The customer service was like no other. They really treat you like you are family. Also being in a prime location was a plus. We stayed in a two bedroom that felt like Hawaii!!!! I highly recommend staying at the surf jack in you find yourself In Waikiki. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I wish you were here!

Nov 7, 2019 jimesem530

We booked a different hotel originally and when we arrived it was not what we expected. We reached out to Surfjack and they were able to accommodate our party at very short notice. The staff and very kind and helpful. The service exceeded our expectation and the rooms are a really nice size. Very clean and smells great! We are in a 2 bedroom… Read more
We booked a different hotel originally and when we arrived it was not what we expected. We reached out to Surfjack and they were able to accommodate our party at very short notice. The staff and very kind and helpful. The service exceeded our expectation and the rooms are a really nice size. Very clean and smells great! We are in a 2 bedroom suite. I definitely recommend this hotel. Read less