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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Jul 10, 2020 636sandyi

Thank you Surfjack! As always time spent at this hotel is such a beautiful experience. The staff is more than friendly and courteous, every person shines Aloha, the entertainment and food a solid 10+! Thank you that during this season of Covid, every staff member wore masks and when not swimming and/or eating, hotel guests wore masks as well. And… Read more
Thank you Surfjack! As always time spent at this hotel is such a beautiful experience. The staff is more than friendly and courteous, every person shines Aloha, the entertainment and food a solid 10+! Thank you that during this season of Covid, every staff member wore masks and when not swimming and/or eating, hotel guests wore masks as well. And even with masks, everyone who stayed there or worked there were pleasant, friendly, with positive attitudes making my stay more than pleasant. Yeah, we had to wear masks but the hearts and personalities would shine through! I participated in the dance party and stayed for the island entertainment by Kellie Boy DeLima and the next day with Dustin Parks. Wearing masks made it a little challenging but sitting to rest In between remedied the situation, it was fun. And both singers were exceptional, high quality entertainment. And the sliders, fries, the happy hour menu perfected the evening. Thank you to every staff member, and to fellow guests, you all made my stay fun, enjoyable, that even having to wear masks, it eventually didn’t matter because of the pouring of Aloha And Love, the great food, cleanliness of the rooms and environment, and the beautiful music of the islands, topped off with the happy hour menu, such an incredible time. It’s all about what we focus on; I was concerned about wearing a mask and all the heaviness of Covid, but you my surprise it all didn’t matter! It’s all about what we focus on, the hearts of the people around us, to enjoy, dance, eat delicious food, and have have restful sleep. I love the pillows by the way! I loved it all, thank you so much! What makes Surfjack different from other hotels is that you walk in and have an “experience,” you are swept up in the Aloha and Love, the beauty of Hawaii through its people, it’s food, and an incredible place that feels like home with an upgrade. Thank you again, can wait for a return. Will he sharing with friends to encourage them to stay over or dine to enjoy the experience of Hawaii at Surfjack, Bravo!!! Read less
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Jul 1, 2020 TheBCLLShow Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

I’ve stayed here in the past and loved it. Starting to show more wear and tear since the last I stayed 3 years ago. If you have any concerns about contracting Covid-19, do not stay here. Only half of the staff were wearing masks and maybe 10% of the guests were wearing masks in any of the public areas including the lobby, poolside, hallways and… Read more
I’ve stayed here in the past and loved it. Starting to show more wear and tear since the last I stayed 3 years ago. If you have any concerns about contracting Covid-19, do not stay here. Only half of the staff were wearing masks and maybe 10% of the guests were wearing masks in any of the public areas including the lobby, poolside, hallways and even the elevators. No social distancing especially in the pool. Many people from the mainland blatantly breaking their 14 day quarantines. Place is literally a hotspot in waiting. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible hotel with the best staff!! Ill only stay at The Surfjack Hotel if im in Waikiki from now on! The best!!

Jun 16, 2020 351howardk

The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The 1 bedroom suite is awesome! Dog lovers will love this place and large dogs are welcomed. The pool is incredible and Friday nights by the pool dancing is awesome as well as the nightly live music is super intimate. The staff is what makes this place extremely special and they all make you feel like… Read more
The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The 1 bedroom suite is awesome! Dog lovers will love this place and large dogs are welcomed. The pool is incredible and Friday nights by the pool dancing is awesome as well as the nightly live music is super intimate. The staff is what makes this place extremely special and they all make you feel like your a part of the family. The ALOHA SPIRIT is genuine at The Surfjack! Read less
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Jun 15, 2020 TylerM312 Santa Barbara, CA

Shout out to Sai and the many wonderful employees at Surfjack. We hope your islands are opened back up sooner than later so that we can come visit as often as possible and show our baby boy where he was born!
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May 27, 2020 Y6627YOleslieg

We are a military family leaving the island and stayed here for 10 nights. We loved our stay at Surfjack and the days went by too fast. The staff was so friendly and made our family feel right at home. Highly recommend staying here!