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. That’s why 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 provide poolside conversations. It’s the spot for board games from the mini-library. And it’s a place to taste locally sourced fare reinvented by famed Honolulu-born chef Ed Kenney. Near Waikiki Beach and shopping, its design is timeless Hawaii, with smooth wood, vividly painted metal, and heritage furnishings accessorised with bold prints and vintage Hawaiian finds. 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, this hotel sits in a more laid-back spot in the Waikiki Beach zone. It’s less than 2 miles from Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head, 10-minute drive from the urban-meets-bohemian neighbourhood of Kaka’ako, and 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, safe, hairdryer and daily local paper. An iron and board is available 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 retail space featuring 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, tote and towel rentals). 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 $35 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: - Board game and book rentals - Daily Caffe Luxxe coffee - Daily local newspaper - Local and toll free calls - Local snack basket - Swim Club tote and towels - WiFi - In-room safe - Use of bicycles. 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 Great location and Aloha spirit

Sep 16, 2019 carlcraft Stockholm, Sweden

We stayed here for one week in September 18 and had a great stay. This is a modern place with great standard for the price in Waikiki (everything is expensive). Very nice staff and it feels very Hawaiian. Clean fun rooms with some elements of surfing. A smaller pool that we didn't use we always went to the beach that is just a short walk from the… Read more
We stayed here for one week in September 18 and had a great stay. This is a modern place with great standard for the price in Waikiki (everything is expensive). Very nice staff and it feels very Hawaiian. Clean fun rooms with some elements of surfing. A smaller pool that we didn't use we always went to the beach that is just a short walk from the Hotel. Close to busses if you want to move around. Very close to shopping and restaurants. Remember that you will have to pay a tax when you check-out on all hotels around. This Hotel also had great live music almost every day, great food and drinks (also expensive) but again, everything is in Hawaii. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect escape!

Sep 10, 2019 melrt

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club was the perfect escape for a much needed vacation! If you want a more laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere, this is the place. The staff are some of the best I have seen in their business. They make you feel like family as soon as you check in to the time you regretfully have to check out. With added perks of… Read more
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club was the perfect escape for a much needed vacation! If you want a more laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere, this is the place. The staff are some of the best I have seen in their business. They make you feel like family as soon as you check in to the time you regretfully have to check out. With added perks of free coffee, sunscreen, beach bags to use during your stay and wonderful music by the pool each night, we couldn't have asked for a better time. The bed was so comfortable and the rooms were kept very clean. The restaurant food was very good. In fact, we ate there a couple of nights during our stay to enjoy the wonderful musicians. We are already looking forward to going back! Mahalo to all of the Surfjack Staff! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome, Renovated Hotel with Great Pool/ Restaurant

Sep 8, 2019 Brandon B Warwick, Rhode Island

The open air of the central area is awesome. The front desk, restaurant, and pool are all in the same open-air area on the ground floor. We ate breakfast at the restaurant on back to back days because the food was so good. During the late afternoon, there is a good happy hour deal. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and nicely decorated. Highly… Read more
The open air of the central area is awesome. The front desk, restaurant, and pool are all in the same open-air area on the ground floor. We ate breakfast at the restaurant on back to back days because the food was so good. During the late afternoon, there is a good happy hour deal. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and nicely decorated. Highly recommend this hotel. Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 477toddt Phoenix, Arizona

Mixed a little business with a few days of vacation. The room was great, food was excellent, the staff was responsive to anything we needed and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Great family atmosphere around the pool. Music every night with top tier musicians. Perfect place to get away. We will be back hopefully for many years to… Read more
Mixed a little business with a few days of vacation. The room was great, food was excellent, the staff was responsive to anything we needed and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Great family atmosphere around the pool. Music every night with top tier musicians. Perfect place to get away. We will be back hopefully for many years to come. Lynette your staff are the best. Thank You Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 nlangh747127

Great hotel in a central area with lots of cool perks added during our stay! Loved the pool, dinner credit, sunscreen and water in the lobby, as well as a cute beach bag that we could use. Would recommend to family and friends.