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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 91 hotels in Honolulu
Travellers' Choice
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a secluded beach just ten minutes from the world class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. This legendary hideaway resort in Honolulu's plush Kahala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Wanderer174440 wrote a review 25 Feb
2 contributions
The property is outdated but okay, but once I got to the back of it, I changed my mind and didn’t want to stay another minute. Four dolphins circling aimlessly in tiny ponds for the entertainment of people. These practices are outlawed in most countries, but I guess they are not in the US. I will not be supporting this. Will never return for any reason.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jan H wrote a review Jan 2021
Honolulu, Hawaii96 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I recently spent three full days and 2 nights at the entirely lovely The Kahala Hotel and Resort. I was nervous for it to be my first hotel stay since covid. However, as a Hawaii resident, I was excited for the opportunity to "staycation" at a property I had never stayed at. It turns out, I had nothing to worry about. The Kahala's covid protocol are impeccable, and the hotel has done an amazing job at helping to create a peaceful environment from check in all the way to check-out. Right now, the crowd is not big, so it was ideal for peaceful time at the pool as well as the quiet beach not overrun with people. The salon was renovated within the last year and had great covid safety protocol. I got my feet done with their "fancy" pedicure, my first pedicure since March! It felt amazing, the woman who did my pedicure was amazing, the massage chair was amazing, and the whole environment was calm. They even let me order an iced coffee while there and room service brought it to me. We got an upgrade to one of their gorgeous suites, and it was so amazing we didn't really feel the need to leave the property for the whole three days. Also, and this cannot be overstated, by someone who loves the option for room service, even pre-pandemic ... The Kahala = one of the last remaining hotel properties that still knows how to do room service right! By that I mean, so many hotels are cutting costs, not doing the whole presentation, etc. I remember when room service used to feel like a special indulgent treat. Many places are not that way anymore. The Kahala is the exception, with covid protocol in place. White table service, heating compartments, real glasses for water/drink, etc. They bring it in but due to covid they can't set the whole thing up, which was totally fine. We ate room service three times because it was safe, we had a great view from our suite, and the food lost zero quality from eating at an actual restaurant. They have these special chocolate covered mac nuts they sell in their gift shop that are super tasty and fresh. We spent a lot of time watching the dolphins, even when there was no visitor activity going on. We went on two of their slow nights, so Hoku's and the Veranda were not open - but that didn't even matter to us. The property was beautifully decorated for Christmas and there were a lot of Christmas photo ops! This is a GREAT option for visitors and for locals like us, if you don't want to be in the middle of Waikiki, especially during the pandemic. I can't wait to go back. And, as a local, I found out that I can go to their spa even if I'm not staying there. I have not felt safe going anywhere for a pedicure, and now I have a spot. Even if it's more expensive than at a regular place out of a hotel, it's worth it and I will just space it out farther in between. I look forward to also trying their massage services! Lastly, the suites (I'm not sure about the standard rooms) have a great soaking tub and they provide you with free bath salts! Super relaxing!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Aloha, Jan. We appreciate you choosing The Kahala for your 'staycation.' Mahalo nui loa for the most comprehensive and gracious report on your visit. Please join us again!
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We4Loves2Travel wrote a review 24 Feb
Honolulu, Hawaii1 contribution
From the moment my family arrived at the hotel we were greeted and welcomed by the bell/valet staff and had a quick and easy check in process with Kuu she gave us different info on the hotel amenities and offerings. We Quickly found our room with a beautiful view and was off to explore around the hotel. During our stay we were met by different staff from the concierge team of Wendy and Dean who sanitized and help fit us for bikes and helmets so we could bike around the resort and neighborhood. Brian and Jesse from the pool area who helped us locate and set up pool loungers for us. And even excellent service from Jamie the Spa manager and to Heather my massage therapist (one of the best massages I’ve had), and we we’re fortunate enough to meet the manager James who was so helpful and more than welcoming and he really showed the meaning of Aloha to our family. Would definitely stay here again!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
GoPlacesABong808 wrote a review 23 Feb
Oahu, Hawaii2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank You The Kahala Resort for hosting us during our stay-cation to help us with our Wedding Anniversary and my Birthday Weekend!!! Our time out in your property was wonderful. Hoku's 8 Course Tasting Menu was memorable as our servers>>>>Jared and Rodel were the perfect addition to the evening of wonderful food and libations. Their knowledge of the dishes being served and delightful side stories were great. The Kahala Resort keeps with superb service not only for visitors but for Local Guests...Can't say enough. Hope my family and friends will give this small but exceptionally intimate resort a try whenever they are in Oahu and want to get away from the hustle of Waikiki. Peace
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha! We are always delighted to host our kama'aina and off-island frends for such important special occasions. Our resort has a rich heritage for hosting wedding anniversary and birthday occasions. Mahalo nui loa for sharing your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Keith W wrote a review 20 Feb
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The most amazing place..the most amazing people. Quiet beach, incredible food, the very very best service. No place like it! The rooms are absolutely beautiful. The front desk and concierge and valet staff go way above and beyond. Don't choose another hotel...trust this review!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Your gracious words regarding our staff is rewarding and sincerely appreciated. We are pleased you had a grand experience! Mahalo.
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US$383 - US$594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include ‪Diamond Head State Monument (3.3 km), Waikiki Beach (5.0 km), and Experience Nutridge (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Yes, a parking garage and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet E's Cafe, Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha, and Honolulu Cookie Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Kahala Hotel & Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Kahala Hotel & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Kahala Hotel & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.