The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.
Location: Beachfront, 30 minute drive from the airport and 10 minute walk to Waikiki Beach.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Natasha H :

The Kahala is a special place. It is paradise on earth, from the incredible breakfast (how will I survive without thin pancakes?) to the gorgeous beach, everyone who makes lunch and the day fun (Christina, Alicia, Sean and the team) before the tough decision of dinner. The rooms are gorgeous, like everything else - somehow being absolutely modern while feeling the same and like home over the last 40 years. The days passed so quickly and I can’t wait to return to our Kahala ohana. Mahalo.

  • Renee C :
Paradise Found !!

Luxurious!!! Located on a beautiful secluded beach, away from the rat-race of Waikiki. The Kahala Hotel is a great get-away. Very peaceful!Rooms are generously sized. The staff of the hotel is amazing! Kerry Kuhl is the BEST !!!! She understands the needs of clientele. Many celebrities and VIP's stay here.We had the greatest time! Highly recommend!

  • Rose_Poupre : Tokyo, Japan
Classic elegance

I like the calm atmosphere of Kahala (comparing to waikiki) Their restaurants are very good, the beach is tranquil and the service is very good.The staff is very friendly and nice. It would be great if the hotel had toys to let the kids play on the beach instead of just selling.

  • Eric H : Kent, Washington
December Vacation

This place is off the charts and is a great destination with a very nice quite beach, excellent service all around, nice pool and out door bar. It is expensive not sure if it's worth the price but over all it was a great experience. Just may not ever go back due to the cost....

  • Lon_Sg_Syd_traveller : Sydney, Australia
Very nice but overpriced

The Kahala is a formerly grand and discreet hotel attracting all US Presidents since LBJ (not yet Trump), other world leaders and celebrities. There is a wall of photos of such guests which is fun to view. Apart from the Obamas, however, who do still put in appearances, this hotel has dropped off a bit, with the decor and maintenance showing as much, and yet the prices are still high.The staff at the front and bell desks, concierge, formal restaurants and bar tend to be very nice, with some standouts including Gary the bus driver who is a gentleman with a large amount of local knowledge. The pool and main restaurant staff are a little harder to deal with as they are busy - ask the wrong person for an item of cutlery and the response is a harried "I'll get your server". Regrettably, you'll be told that things can't be done (e.g. a table in the pool bar area), but $50 later they can be done. Guests then get competitive.The "beach front" rooms are that in name only. You'll face a six-deep throng of deck chairs to wade through to get to the sea. That would be fine if only there was adequate disclosure beforehand. To be fair to the hotel, we understand the State government has apparently changed the law regarding public access to the beach, and this has affected hotel layouts and planning in that area.The carpets in some of the bedrooms are in dire need of a steam clean, while others are fine. Paint is peeling in some areas of the hotel but not others. It needs a bit more work.We had a good time and the hotel is a nice place to stay. But given the above issues, the prices that they charge are too steep in the circumstances. There is more work to be done before the hotel is comparable with the Halekulani and Trump hotels.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 5 a la carte restaurants ( Grill, Japanese )
  • 1 pool
  • Four private pool cabanas available by reservation
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Internet access
  • Bicycles
  • Introductory Surfing lessons
  • Keiki ClubHawaiian culture classes
  • Designer shopping arcade
Hotel rooms include:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • LCD Flat Screen Television
  • Stereo
  • Coffee maker
  • Desk and chair
  • Maximum occupancy of 4
For the Kids - Mini-Club available for a fee. Open year-round.
Bonus - Welcome cool towel at check in, Aloha lei, Morning coffee service in the lobby and Resort shopping shuttle to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki and Kahala Mall.

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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    Honolulu,United States

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411

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.