Moana Surfrider - A Westin Resort & Spa

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Phone (808) 922-3111
Address 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Famous, historical luxury hotel right on Waikiki Beach.

• Building: High Rise • Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Resort • Property: Dining On Site • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board • Room: Mini Fridge • Room: Safe • Recreation: Pool
• Internet: Free In Room • Parking: Free Self Park • Parking: Paid Valet

The full name of this resort is a mouthful: Moana Surfer - A Westin Resort & Spa - Waikiki Beach. Tack on the fact that it is "A Starwood Hotel & Resort" and it's a big one to remember but you only need to know it as the Moana Surfrider.

The Moana Surfrider has an excellent Waikiki location and this place is an icon of Honolulu and Waikiki. It's right in the middle of it all and right on Royal-Moana Beach @ Waikiki and right next to Waikiki Beach (Main / Center). Step out the back of the hotel, burry feet in sand, relax. Repeat as necessary.

This is an upscale luxury style hotel but it's also family friendly. The property is split into three buildings which they call the Diamond Wing, Banyan Wing, and Tower Wing. Some rooms might be smaller than others and not all will have lanais so make sure you are booking the room you want here.

You will pay a daily resort fee of around $31 (see Hotel & Resort Fees & Taxes) that includes wireless Internet in your room (and lobby) and self parking (no cars over 6'5" in height!). Valet parking is available but costs extra. They'll also toss in free local calls, two free glasses of wine on arrival, a mini surfing lesson, yoga classes, and a "kids under 5 eat free" deal at selected onsite restaurants. It's certainly more than most resort fees offer.

If you are looking to get pampered then you'll probably love the Moana Lani Spa. There is a basic pool here but it's a little on the small side and a little on the boring side. But you're probably here more for Royal-Moana Beach @ Waikiki than the a pool anyhow!

Like most things in Waikiki, everything feels a little packed in and crowded here. There isn't much in the way of any open space and the outdoor area (pool area, etc) feels a bit on the small side.

Dining options here include Beachhouse At The Moana for oceanfront fine dining, Surfrider Cafe, the outdoor Beach Bar, and the wine-centric lounge Vintage 1901.