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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.


#3 of 92 hotels in Honolulu
Travelers' 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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hot tub
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 Center 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 / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Amy T wrote a review 16 Jun
Columbia, South Carolina73 contributions14 helpful votes
The Kahala is a piece of heaven situated in a neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We were lucky enough to get the #813 suite with a beautiful view of sunrises, the beach and dolphin lagoon. This was my birthday trip and they treated me like a queen. Linda and Ricky at the front desk were amazing. Christina at the pool bar had great tips for beaches and hiking. We were only there for four nights but they were the best four of our trip. If you need to get into the Waikiki, it's a quick little drive if you avoid rush hour. You're only minutes away from Diamond Head and a short beautiful drive to Makapu'u Light House
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded yesterday
Aloha and happy birthday, Amy! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for pointing out the fun things to do right around The Kahala. A drive up the coast to Makapu'u and just past it is breathtaking! Mahalo for sharing.
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MsWanderlust718 wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York41 contributions81 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I'm one of those people who take hotels/vacations very seriously. I read all the TripAdvisor reviews and look at pictures. When booking my birthday vacation I went back and forth on which hotel in Oahu to book. I was reticent to stay at the Kahala only due to the distance between the hotel and Waikiki. As it was to be my first time in Oahu, I naively thought I wanted to stay at a hotel closer to Waikiki. What made me decide to book the Kahala was the reviews about the service, the beach, the fact that the hotel doesn't have resort fees, doesn't charge for beach chairs and the size of the rooms. Let me tell you, I AM SO HAPPY I BOOKED THIS PLACE. I honestly can't stay enough good things. Everything about this hotel was top notch. The service was outstanding. The concierge upgraded my room for my birthday, helped my boyfriend plan a few special surprises for my day and made sure I had a great time. All of the staff from the valet to the front desk are more than helpful. The beach is so clean and quiet. The Kahala neighborhood makes you feel like you're on a resort. Very upscale and luxury. The Dolphin experience, while expensive, was well worth the time and money. The rooms were large. The water pressure in the bathroom fantastic. The Royal Pine drink at the bar....AMAZING. We also rented a Porsche through the hotel for the day which ended up being cheaper than what Hertz was quoting for a Kia Soul. Ubers from the hotel to everywhere we wanted to go were not expensive at all. Waikiki was such a hot busy mess that it felt so good to come back to our oasis at the Kahala. I can't wait to come back to the hotel and stay here. For sure a 5 star property. We will return. P.S. Great COVID protocols
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the ocean or of diamond head. Do the dolphin experience.
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4 Helpful votes
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 5 weeks ago
Aloha! Mahalo nui loa for the considerate and glowing remarks. Appreciate you noting the contrast between The Kahala and the Waikiki hotel options. We are a true resort, meaning we have a completely self-contained experience ... yet just minutes away from city or natural adventures! Thanks for taking the time to share your visit!
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twoman04 wrote a review 15 Jun
Ladera Ranch, CA335 contributions98 helpful votes
We leave tomorrow so I thought while everything is fresh i would write a review of this beautiful resort. I am not giving it a 5 star because it needs to be remodeled but the resort itself is stunning. We stayed here back in 2005 and I don’t think they have done much at all since our last visit. If they did a full remodel it would be 5 star worthy…. We originally planned to take our kids to Bora Bora but with the covid laws last minute we booked Hawaii. I wanted to be close to Waikiki for dinner and activities but i didn’t want to be with all the people so the Kahala is the perfect location. The service is pretty good but could be better at the pool and beach area but again it’s covid year so i know everything has changed. The plumeria restaurant had some maintenance issues so they moved it into the ball room. It was not the same but hey it wasn’t their fault right, some plumbing issue i believe. We ended up booking the golf- slight ocean view rooms and i wouldn’t book this room again. Every morning we were woken up at 5:30 am by them cleaning and cutting the golf course grass, it was annoying 😂. Next time, if there is a next time we will book a ocean view room. The room itself is lovely and perfect for what we need but again they are old and there are cracks in the tiles in the bathroom and the carpet has stains. Kahala spend the money and remodel this beautiful resort, it needs it!!! I would recommend the resort, it has a lot of potential and overall is beautiful and you can’t beat the location. If you don’t like to be around huge crowds this is the place to be!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha. Mahalo for your recommendation! We hope to serve you again in the future.
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amtann wrote a review 13 Jun
Punta del Este, Uruguay68 contributions69 helpful votes
Just arrived. Starving after the covid check at the airport. No restaurants open at 8:30pm. This is literally worse than a motel. Because a motel at least has a Circle K next door. Just not worth visiting until this Covid BS is done.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Aloha. Thank you for choosing The Kahala! So disappointing that our team didn't offer some solutions for your late arrival. Mahalo for bringing to our attention.
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Willandmel2021 wrote a review 13 Jun
Kaneohe, Hawaii1 contribution
Although pricey, the food, amenities were very good. But the personnel were very polite, helpful, informative, and friendly. Hoku’s restaurant is very romantic. Has exciting food. And the servers are excellent. The Beachside poolside grill is very convenient and also has good food and drinks. Pool and beachside services are very helpful and polite.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Kahala Resort Hawaii, General Manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Mahalo for joining us! Your comments are valued.
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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 Maguro Spot.
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.