4.2 out of 5

"Was a relaxing and wonderful stay. Sorry it was a short stay. I " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 05 May 2017

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Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront resort near Waikiki Beach

On the beach

At this Waikiki resort, you'll be well placed to visit Waikiki Beach and International Market Place, both steps away. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

This luxury resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-out, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool and unwind at the beach bar and poolside bar.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 791 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Banyan, Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$284 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Tower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View, Tower

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach

Everyone (10)
5 out of 5
Beautiful and welcoming. Always have loved the Moana!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2019 by Guest Experience Team

Aloha, Mahalo for choosing to stay with us at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. We are delighted to hear you had loved your stay with us. At the Moana, our associates take pride in continuing the traditions of providing unique Hawaiian hospitality for our guests. It is their passion to personalize experiences, exceed expectations, and share the aloha spirit and beauty of our island. We hope the memories and personal encounters during your stay will be fondly remembered until your next stay. Me Ke Aloha Pumehana (with warm aloha), Karen W. Guest Experience Team

3 out of 5
The hotel, for being older, is nice. Our room was comfortable and roomy enough for 2. When we arrived the room was somewhat clean. There was a glove left behind and the shower curtain had a foul smell. The staff was friendly and helpful, but it was hard to ingnore the protesting that was going on. We were woken up each morning right at 7:00 o’clock to someone on a bullhorn, protesters chanting and drumming. The protesters didn’t bother us as we were entering or leaving the hotel except for on the last day when we were trying to drive in to get our luggage. One of the protesters was purposely standing in the driveway talking to another protester on the other side. I think it would’ve been helpful if Travelocity would let its customers know if there was something as this going on. I do suggest this hotel due to its location and historical beauty, just make sure the employee strike is over. I’m sure our room would’ve been cleaner if it wasn’t for shortage of employees.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2018 by Guest Experience Team

Aloha, Mahalo for choosing to stay with us at the Moana Surfrider, the First Lady of Waikiki. We apologize that your stay was less than enjoyable due to the labor disruption which included the noise levels. On the other hand, we are delighted to hear that despite this you had enjoyed the Moana's central location and historic charm. We do hope to welcome you back one day in the future so you may enjoy the true Moana experience. Mahalo, Karen W.Guest Experience Team

3 out of 5

Somewhat comfortable

Pros: On the ocean; beautiful lobby, great location; staff friendly and helpful.
Cons: Clean the rooms better. Pay your staff higher wages and get better cleaners.
Location: Tons of shopping and restaurants. Many places to spend your hard-earned cash.
We had an ocean view and a tiny balcony. Balcony would not fit a chair of any kind. The beds had deep depressions - not comfortable. The bedding was clean and soft. The towels were sticky feeling and not clean. One bath towel had deep dirty smudges all over it. The shower was not clean. The top of the desk was extremely dusty. Their was a wad of hair stuck under the electronic notepad provided by the hotel. yuck. The bathroom is small and there is no where to set your toothbrush, etc. On our first night the people in the room next door yelled and screamed until 4:00 a.m. On our last night a family with two very small children arrived at 10 pm. Their kids cried and yelled and the Mom made it worse by yelling and screaming back. I asked them to keep quiet. They did not apologize, just shut the door in my face. I was polite; they were not. The hotel lobby is beautiful; fresh flowers and plants everywhere. The rooms are not that great. The food is EXTREMELY expensive and not that good. Don't eat here. Explore the restaurants all around the hotel within walking distance. Great location, but again, if the room had been cleaner, they would get a higher rating.

Posted by , from Florida on Nov 4, 2017

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5 out of 5


Was a relaxing and wonderful stay. Sorry it was a short stay. I

Posted by on May 5, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 8, 2017 by Kristen K. - Moana Surfrider Guest Experience Team

Aloha, Thank you for choosing the Moana Surfrider. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo!

4 out of 5

Beautiful old hotel. Pity about the queue.

Pros: Beauty (old hotel) and location (right on beach).
Cons: More front desk staff. Queues on every day at all times. We had to wait 30 mins to check in and 20 mins just to checkout.
Location: Waikiki is excellent. Beach. Try Roys or Toaramini for restaurants.
This is a beautiful old hotel right on the beach in Waikiki. Most is good - including location, hotel and rooms. Only negatives are: * Huge queues for check in and check out (they really need more front desk staff). After a long flight its torture. * Rooms are tight on the small size. Maybe to be expected for old hotel. Note to management: Fix the bug in express check out to allow people entitled to late checkout to express check out. If you are having staffing problems as you obviously are, this would help.

Posted by , from Colorado on Apr 22, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2016 by Brittani

Aloha Peter, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our beachfront location and historic beauty. We apologize that you had to wait so long to check in and out. I have let the respective manager know and we will also be correcting the express check out feature. Mahalo for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Mahalo, Guest Experience Team

5 out of 5

Great Hawaiian hospitality.

Customer service at this hotel was excellent. Location on beach was excellent, close to many shops and restaurants. We received a complimentary family photo shoot and 3 pics as part of our resort fee. Staff held our bags all afternoon after check out and gave us use of a hospitality room to shower and freshen up before our flight at 10pm. Also a historic hotel in Waikiki. Highly recommend.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel on the beach

Pros: On the beach
Cons: no jacuzzi
Location: in the middle of waikiki
Enjoyed my stay, hotel is right on beach, nice facilities. Tower room had great ocean view. Lee at pool is fantastic.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Sep 28, 2015

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3 out of 5

Too pricey, but for what?

The parking attendants were not unless you looked like you had money We did not get our leis upon arrival as did everyone else, on the parking ticket it requested that you call before getting your car, I did but when I went to get the car, they acted as though that was the first they heard of it and did not have it up front When I talked to the man at the restaurant he answered our questions curtly and acted as though we were bothering him Activities person did not seemed to happy to help Front desk people, two men, I dealt with were inviting and nice especially the one thst checked me in I dont understand resort fees, what do they cover? I saw nothing special, use to be whatever was at the hotel was included in the room rate Hot and humid in lobby,I know the doors were open but does no one know about ceiling fans in hawaii?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Surfrider Moana Hotel, Waikiki

Pros: Hotel Staff Poolside service Well equipped gym - great hours,
Cons: Television remote did not work easily (who has time to watch tv in Hawaii anyway)
Location: Near dozens of restaurants (including hotel restaurants) On the beach - you can't get closer (no streets to cross)
For the second consecutive year my sisters and I stayed at the beautiful Surfrider Moana Hotel on Waikiki. The hotel's location is just perfect - right in the middle of everything. The staff is outstanding - very helpful and they go above and beyond to be accommodating. The rooms were very clean and well stocked with all of the necessary ammentities. Bed linen so comfortable - just like in a spa! I've stayed at other Hawaiian hotels, and this is by far the BEST! I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Jun 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful historical hotel right on the beach.

Moana Surfrider is top class. If you want the finest accomodations then this is your stay. The beachside bar is pure therapy with live music and breaking waves to serenade you. Tranquility at its best.

Posted by , from Texas on May 5, 2015

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About the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach

Location 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach like an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. This luxury resort also offers a sauna and a rooftop terrace. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Honolulu resort.

  • 791 guestrooms or units
  • 21 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1901
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) (16 km / 9.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach offers 791 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Honolulu resort provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Gaming console
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11 AM.

Beachhouse at the moana - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Veranda at the beachhouse - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Surfrider Cafe - This café serves light fare only. Open daily.

Beach Bar - This beachfront bar serves light fare only.

Vintage 1901 - This piano bar serves light fare only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, now includes the Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin. The Moana Lani Spa rests atop the natural healing spring, 'Apuakehau, that gave life to Waikiki beach. An expansive 18,000-square-foot spa features 16 treatment rooms, 2 oceanfront couples' massage rooms with large soaking tubs, and balconies overlooking Diamond Head and the Pacific. The Moana Lani Boutique is adjacent to the spa, and offers guests the chance to purchase spa products and souvenirs after getting a spa service. After a morning of replenishment, guests can enjoy their private, roped-off sandy beach, with direct access from the property, with amenities such as lounge chairs and water sports equipment (fees may apply). A banyan tree shades the freshwater pool.

Waikiki Beach, adjacent, offers many beach activities including snorkeling, catamaran sails, and canoe paddling; the resort can arrange these activities (surcharges may apply). A surfing school is also nearby (surcharge). Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, offers signing privileges for dining, entertainment, and facilities (except pools) at 3 partner Starwood properties in Waikiki.

Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's complimentary Westin Workout program, with state of the art equipment that provides a range of full-body exercises geared for travelers. If you're a runner, enjoy

running maps provided by the resort in partnership with Runners Magazine with towels and cold water in the lobby.

Daily activities can be arranged at the resort, such as excursions to the Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Zoo; beach activities; and arts-and-crafts sessions (surcharges). Within 1 mile are a public golf course, and the tennis courts and jogging paths of Kapiolani Park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests booked in Penthouse (Ocean), Suite, or Club room categories include access to the Beach Club Lounge for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children age 12 and younger per room. Fees apply for additional registered adult and/or child. Children age 5 and younger are complimentary with a paid adult.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Tax ID - GE-069-973-6064-01


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 38.74 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 31.41 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 31.41 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 16.00 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 35.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.