Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club

Phone (808) 679-4700
4.5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 92-161 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707
Hotel and timeshare property located in the Ko Olina resort.

Features
• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel
• Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Resort
• Property: BBQs Available • Property: Dining On Site
• Property: Laundry On Site • Property: Stores On Site
• Room: Coffee Maker • Room: Hair Dryer
• Room: Iron & Board • Room: Kitchens Available
• Room: Mini Fridge • Room: Safe
• Recreation: Gear Rentals • Recreation: Hot Tub
• Recreation: Pool • Recreation: Water Slides
• Internet: Free In Lobby • Internet: Free In Room
• Parking: Paid Self Park • Parking: Paid Valet

Matt Anderson's Take
Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club is a hotel and timeshare property located in the Ko Olina Resort, across the street from the Ko Olina Golf Club, in the Kapolei area of O'ahu. It's located right on Ko Olina Lagoon 3 (Nai'a Lagoon) so you'll be just steps away from one of the best (albeit man-made) beaches in Hawaii which offers clear waters and is nicely protected from the open ocean. Kids will love the beach but don't expect anything more than ripples in terms of waves here.


Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club resort is pretty large and offers two main restaurants (Longhi's and Longboards) and has a small gift shop / marketplace where you can buy pricey sodas, ice cream, chips, and quick bites to eat. Our advice on the marketplace is to walk (or drive) to the Island Country Markets in the main Ko Olina Station & Center retail area where you'll find better (though not great) prices or to drive a mile and a half east to the main Kapolei shopping area where you will find Target, Costco, Safeway, Walmart, etc.


The hotel has a few really nice and large pool areas, one of which has a fun water slide that kids will love. You'll find several hot tubs throughout the property as well. Because they sell timeshares here, you'll even find other amenities such as BBQ grills that you can use to cook up some dinner and save a few dollars. The entire property is really nice and very lush, exactly what you would want and expect from a Hawaiian vacation. Waterfalls, koi ponds, and drinks with umbrellas in them. It's all here.


We do wish the pool areas were a bit better. They're certainly nice and large but can get a little crowded on busy days. I never understand why hotel developers don't spend more money on pool areas because they are always over used and don't have enough areas to play in. For example, there is a water slide here and it is fun but it's also not very big and there is only one. A place of this size should have 3-4 slides of varying sizes and a lazy river.


Need to cool down? You'll find some pretty tasty shave ice at the little towel hut near the lagoon. It's surprisingly good and even the smallest size is quite large. Grab your shave ice and hit the beach (you'll find free beach chairs you can use already setup).


There are several different room options which include your basic hotel room up to large suites and rooms with kitchens. Rates will vary based on the time of year but you can expect to pay around $350 per night for the cheapest room and it will go up quickly from there. It's not cheap unless you compare it Aulani A Disney Resort And Spa down the street which is likely to be several hundred dollars more per night!


Overall, the rooms are very nice, new feeling, and clean. We also like that the entire hotel is smoke free. Of course, they do have designated outdoor smoking areas and they all tend to be in the worst possible spots that are upwind of everyone else.

Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club has also hopped on resort fee train (see Hotel & Resort Fees & Taxes). For example, you'll pay just over $30.00 per night to park a car there (valet or self-park, either way you'll pay it). Keep in mind that this isn't Waikiki where you can walk to anything you want. Once you leave the Ko Olina Resort you will want to have a car to get around.


The staff here were very friendly and helpful but we did run into the timeshare sales people far too often. If I'm interested in a timeshare (which will never happen) I'll be sure to let you know so please stop trying to sell me on one when I stay at your hotel.


Overall, this is a very nice hotel to stay at and is likely to be the best hotel deal in the Ko Olina Resort for normal vacation stays of a week or so. It's a great place for kids as well (even if not as fun as nearby Aulani A Disney Resort And Spa) but we can't help but wish the pool area was better than it is.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
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This is a really nice hotel in a resort area that's trying to compete with Aulani, The Four Seasons, and the Atlantis Resort. Since it can't compete with those other resorts on features and amenities it instead competes on price. So you get the best deal in Ko Olina even if you don't get all of the added fun.

So what does that mean? It means that this hotel is perfect for the person who isn't a Disney freak and doesn't need the ultra luxurious treatment of other resorts. It's for those who want something really nice with a great beach, pools, food options, but want to save a few bucks (few being the relative word here).

I like to see the parking fee removed and prices at the restaurants and marketplace dropped down to slightly more reasonable levels. It annoys me that they charge such high prices still. There was a time that they could get away with this but Ko Olina has a lot of high end food options now so it needs cheaper options now.
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Filomena L
Joined: Sep 2017
Reviews: 10
Likes Received: 0
This is where we stayed for most of our trip as the price was within our budget and it got us in the Ko Olina resort where we wanted to be. The beaches here are amazing and the pools they have are nice too, one even has a slide.

The restaurants at the hotel and those around it are great but things do get pricey fast if you're not careful. The hotel is beautiful and very well kept up so everything was super clean. All around wonderful place to stay.
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Cindy--6061
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 19
Likes Received: 0
Great resort. I am a timeshare owner and have stayed here twice. LOVE the lagoons within walking distance from the resort; love walking the trail up to other resorts. Great facilities, pool, units are beautiful. Within walking distance to a little shopping center where there are a couple of restaurants and little shops.
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Amanda B
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 5
Likes Received: 0
A relaxing and beautiful resort, lots of places to grab food or coffee with fun pools and an amazing sheltered beach. It's easy to spend days just at the resort if you don't want to rent a car as it is a close enough walk to many attractions.
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Kim--4309
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
Stayed here for 2 weeks during our move to Hawaii. It's a beautiful hotel. Rooms are oversized, clean, with beautiful views. The restaurants are great. Both the steak house and the beach bar have great food and drinks. The pool is a good size, but the lagoon is even better. There are grills all over the property, so you can save some money and buy your own food and grill it, then hang out on the beach with a drink in hand. It's an ideal spot for a vacation away from Waikiki. There's also several other restaurants nearby, which is always a plus. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Nola Y
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 7
Likes Received: 0
Great resort. I was surprised at how nice this Marriott is. Large resort with several pools, hot tubs, areas you can grill, little market store, a few restaurants, and best of all a beautiful beach area.

The beach here is amazing and just steps away from the resort. It's a perfect beach for kids with very gentle waves and shallow water. Everything about this resort screams tropical Hawaiian vacation and we certainly enjoyed ours.
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celine
Joined: Aug 2013
Reviews: 16
Likes Received: 5
This is a great hotel with a friendly staff and lots of stuff to do. The lagoon outside your back door is a huge benefit but the pool areas and slide are very nice as well. There are restaurants on site with a bar (loved the hidden hot tub by the bar!!!) as well as a small market store and even a mini Starbucks (limited menu). 

We really had a good time, as did the kids. It's not cheap and the pool area could use more slides or something to set it apart a bit more. We'd probably stay here again because it was nice but with the Disney hotel in the same area we may try that next time as well since their pool area looks better.
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