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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Period grandeur right on the beach

The 'First Lady of Waikiki' waits to welcome you in old world style to Hawaii! This historical hotel is close to world class shopping, dining and cultural activities plus water sports can be arranged nearby. How about some snorkelling or a submarine trip to complete your stay? Look forward to enjoying the sunshine on the Banyan Veranda while savouring a traditional English afternoon tea or a dinner cruise as the sun sets. With a beautiful beach spa and recently renovated rooms, this is a great choice for a stylish and well-located break.  Please see facilities for details of local resort fees.

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Guide Price

 €3,019  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 6271 Reviews
North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Elegant main building dates from 1901
  • Beachfront spa and fitness centre
  • Set right on the beach
  • Dolphin Connection Program
  • Idyllic courtyard with historic Banyan Tree

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 793 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport
  • Learn to surf on Waikiki Beach
  • Explore Diamond Head
  • Visit Kualoa Ranch to see where the movies are made
  • Visit historic Pearl Harbor
6271 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3132
  • Very Good 1741
  • Average 722
  • Poor 343
  • Terrible 333

What to Expect

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Jan 22, 2020

Trip down Memory Lane

Seattle, Washington

Returned after 29 years, honeymooned on this beautiful property back then and now I brought my 2 adult children with us. Booked an Ocean front room that did not disappoint! The lull of the waves made for a very pleasant sleep. The room was not grand but it was immaculate. There were 2 rocking chairs facing the beautiful waters of Waikiki. The only downside was the very tiny bathroom, no real vanity , the water pressure on the rain shower was good. Be prepared, the food and beverage is expensive, more so than 29 years ago. There is ample food and restaurants outside the hotel. There are also several trolleys that can be taken just right outside the hotel for a nominal fee. The afternoon and evening performers were actually very good! One of them was Bruno Mars' uncle, he resembled Bruno in voice and appearance, very nice guy -Johnny Valentine. There are activities throughout the week and don't forget to explore the 2nd floor beyond the majestic staircase. There is a mini museum dedicated to the hotel. Exercise room was a nice size with good equipment, they also had 2 Pelotan bikes but they were always occupied. Daily morning yoga was complimentary and they were good with the exception of one elderly instructor. Downside: Most staff was very pleasant and helpful especially the housekeepers and Ken, the wait staff at the Veranda. He was an incredibly hard worker. He was running back and forth servicing everyone all night long. There was only 2 staff members that were unpleasant: I had a very rude and temperamental older yoga instructor. She pointed her finger at me when she didn't like my pose and snipped at me that I should take Yoga 101. There was no skill level posted on the hotel activity schedule for this class. Her lack of Namaste was appalling as well as her ignorance regarding customer service. The second staff that was unfortunately unengaged in her duties was a young woman manning the concierge desk. She looked welcoming, with her hair swept up in a bun with a flower; however she was not. I had spoken with her several times and the last encounter, she crossed her arms as if she was to say "now what do you want"? She begrudgingly gave me a bus map of Waikiki and told me "FYI these are the last ones I have left". I bit my tongue, I wanted to say to her "well figured it out and get more, that's your job". By the way these are the same folks that sold my family a tour of the island to the Macadamia nut factory and the Dole plantation for a total of $390. If you are looking for a bit of history, do not purchase. The tour company basically unloads the bus to these places directly to the gift shop, there's nothing historical about it. It is a beautiful property. Just prepare yourself for some sticker shock. I did rent an umbrella with 2 chairs for $65 day. Another guest went to the local target and purchased a beach umbrella for $21 since she was going to be here for a week. The beach is public so she just used the umbrella on the beach-brilliant!
Jan 20, 2020

The Moana brings you back in time

Los Angeles, California

I obtained a package deal on Hawaiian Airlines that basically resulted in a free flight. My larger room with a city vIew, and king bed was $400/night inc airfare. Normally the room by itself is $400/night. The Moana is the oldest hotel in Waikīkī, opening its doors in 1901. Its on the beach and across from the International Market Place (Kalakaua side). Positives: National Landmark hotel located right on the beach with a great view of Diamond Head. Big room and nice view from the lanai; Toto washlet w/ remote control; Quiet room; Harry, Peter, Marnie, Clayton & Sean the bartenders at the Beach Bar showed a lot of aloha. I love this bar bc of guys like this; Friendly staff; Negatives: Small TV; You don't need your card key to access your floor at night; Closet is in the bathroom. There is enuf room for an armoire; Shower looks like one you would find in a cheap hotel; No mouthwash; Hard to get a chair or cabana, despite paying a $37 resort fee daily. They should do 1/2 day rentals to discourage peeps from hogging the foregoing all day, and only using for a couple of hours; I ordered calamari at the Beach Bar, and it took almost one hour to arrive despite Harry asking where my food was. A Mgr took over and my food arrived, but it was lukewarm; Despite some negatives, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The Moana is emblematic of the Aloha spirit. I felt like a mō'ī (king) here.
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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa


WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Facility

The WestinWORKOUT® fitness facility has state-of-the-art equipment and offers daily fitness classesOpen 24 hours daily

a group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a beach

Swimming Pool

The Pool is situated in the heart of the Moana, the Banyan Court. Overlooking Waikiki Beach.Open hoursDaily: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winter: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Summer: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin

This is a tranquil place where Hawaiian healing traditions and innovative spa rituals inspire the spirit and become one. A spa blessed with history, whose home is the First Lady of Waikiki, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. She rests on the natural healing spring, 'Apuakehau, flowing from Manoa valley into our beautiful oceanfront. This spring that once gave life to Waikiki beach now gives life to our spa. Join us at this place where massage nourishes.

Resort Fee

A mandatory resort fee of $31.41 including tax per room per night will be charged locally, subject to change without notice. Resort fee includes: wireless internet in guestrooms and lobby, self parking for one vehicle, unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls, collections of Waikiki savings booklet, Moana Historical Tour (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), Free 4x8 professional keepsake, Ki Kilo Yoga class (daily), children 5 and under eat for free from Children's Menu in designated dining outlets for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner with paying adult, aqua aerobics (daily), faily cultural activities to include lei making, historical tours, hula lessons, ukulele lessons etc

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