Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

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An icon of old-world luxury and Hawaiian grace, the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa, was built in 1901 and has undergone a $21 million renovation. Enjoy "Heavenly" amenities and products, historical tours, and a lei greeting upon arrival.
Location: Beachfront on Kalakaua Ave, 9 miles from Honolulu Int'l Airport

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  • Shannon M : San Diego, California
If you're into history here is the place...

Nothing can beat the nostalgia of the Moana Surfrider built 1901. Don't miss the tour on the 2nd level of the lobby with period pieces and photographs of a bygone era. The Banyan tree is a wonder worth pondering - especially at night when it's all lit up! New towers do have larger rooms (by far). The historic towers rooms are lovely and fine for one (tight for 2). Westin does it right with their famous Heavenly bed and nice details to help you sleep or workout on the road. You can learn to surf or just enjoy poolside service and the views. This darling property is always teaming with people - weddings and more. Finally, the food at the Beach house is excellent. View fantastic and service very good. Pricey but that's what you'd expect here. They do need to fix the parking situation - valet almost always full, and they sometimes won't let guests park with visitors if they're busy so you park 2 blocks away in a crappy garage and walk - not at all ideal, and for $45/day to park, that's outrageous. Other than that, nice slice of heaven!

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Don't like the soft bed, but prime beautiful location

Loved the location with Waikiki beach directly in front of you and the main shopping strip all around you, never long to get anywhere. The building is beautiful, classic architecture and a gourgeous poolside courtyard under a huge banyan tree. Practical for families as parents can rest on poolside lounges while kids are in the beach or pool a few meters away. I thought the rooms where actually a decent size (Diamond Ocean View, 2 double beds) considering some reviews, however not happy with the beds at all. They were so soft that one person moves/turns and the other person gets moved like on a water bed. So didn't get much sleep at all in the 2 nights we stayed due to this. I know the double bed is probably standard in Waikiki but should be at least 1 queen for adults in my opinion as double is just too narrow (ok for kids), and a king bed is unnecessary big. Air con is also quite loud for this level star hotel. If they changed the beds I would come back,

  • Dink8781 : New York
A very solid Starwood property

We spent two nights in Oahu, both at the Moana Surfrider. The property lies on iconic Waikiki Beach, which is stunning all in itself. Be forewarned that the beach itself is quite crowded. The hotel is very nice, it's architecture interesting yet cozy...reminds me of a large Victorian home with rocking chairs on the porch. Rooms were clean and adequate, but the star of this property is the shared space. Make sure you watch the sunset over Waikiki!

  • asim77 : orange county, ca
Room 238 Smells Like Urine

First night in Waikiki after a delayed flight, was looking forward to my first time staying a night at the Moana Surfrider. We are normally lucky enough to stay at the Royal Hawaiian, but they were booked our first night for some crazy convention. I've been a Starwood Gold Preferred Guest for a good 15 years or more now. I've stayed nights at quite possibly a hundred of their hotels. One thing I can say for certain. I have never stayed in a room that had the foul stench of urine exuding from all areas of the room. I mean it was intolerable. Believe you me I'm not accustomed to complaining about rooms often, but this was for certain a pee pee or mildew smell. We came in at around midnight and were happy to finally have some rest. I knew it was a classic hotel. What I didn't know was my room was going to smell. Like pee. I called down to the front desk and politely complained and asked if there was any other room available. Unfortunately there wasn't. He sent a housekeeping crew to come up and try to assess the issue. He came up and sprayed some solvent around the carpets. That was it. The room now smelled like pee and lysol. And listen brother, the lysol didn't last long because the room was smelling like a men's room at LAX again in 2 min. For a prominent Starwood property like this to have an issue like this and not have it dealt with is unacceptable. I'm certain I'm not the only one who has had this issue. If you will be in room 238 in the near future I suggest you try elsewhere.

  • Juan Carlos V : Zapopan, Mexico
Great place

We definitely enjoyed this hotel very much, the breakfast buffet, the views from our room, the service, location, beach, everything was excellent. Although the rooms are small we had a nice stay at Honolulu, if we return to the city we may be arriving to this hotel again, great job!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 794 Rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool
  • Kids club (fee)
  • Fitness centre (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Concierge
  • Tour desk
  • Business centre
  • Wedding services
  • Internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Parking (fee)
  • Valet parking (fee)
  • Shops
Vibrant Waikiki View room includes:
  • One king or two double beds
  • Views of the city
  • A/C
  • TV / in-room movies (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee-maker
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Internet (fee)
  • Lanai (subject to availability)
  • Maximum occupancy of 4
Tower Partial Ocean includes same as above with: Partial ocean view, Lanai,  located in the Tower Wing. Maximum occupancy of 4.
More room classes are available, please inquire.
For the Kids - Kids club is available for a fee.
Stay at One, Dine at All - Guests staying at any one of the four Starwood Hotels in Waikiki can enjoy dining, shows, oceanfront entertainment options, fitness centre, and spa, and simply sign the charges back to their room. Please note pool privileges are not included in this program. Guests may only enjoy the pool at the hotel where they are registered.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort
    Honolulu,United States

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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5041

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.