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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kapolei, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa In Hawai`i Hotel provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa guests have access to a concierge and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and breakfast. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Close to some of Kapolei's most popular landmarks, such as Ihilani Spa (0.1 mi) and Ko Olina Marina (0.7 mi), Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including My Cafe, UlU Café, and Kalapawai Cafe & Deli, all of which are a short distance from Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa In Hawai`i Hotel.

Best of all, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa makes it easy to experience some great Kapolei attractions like Kahe Point Beach Park, which is a popular park.

Enjoy your stay in Kapolei!

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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
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Game room
Water park
Canoeing offsite
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Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Lynn S wrote a review 27 Feb
Brownsburg, Indiana355 contributions62 helpful votes
This is a beautiful resort located on the lagoon of Ko’Olina on the Island of Oahu. It definitely reflects the culture of Hawaii. Ko’Olina is a quiet area away from the bustling Waikiki traffic. The restaurants at Aulani were nice. The food was tasty and plentiful. The touch of Disney was nicely incorporated, but the Hawaiian culture was definitely magnified throughout the resort and in the offerings at the restaurants. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. It was fun to see the Disney Characters throughout the day and the Pool Parties were fun for the kids. Disney enthusiasts will enjoy the touch of Disney but it definitely is not the focus. If you are looking for a kid free/ family unfriendly resort then you should look elsewhere. This is a wonderful place for people to go with a multigenerational family because there is something for everyone. We definitely plan to return!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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ilovetotravel1995 wrote a review Jan 2024
South Jordan, Utah72 contributions56 helpful votes
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Aloha! Disney magic Hawaiian style! Three words. It was fantastic! My husband and I took a 28th anniversary trip to the islands. Our very last night, we decided to splurge and do one night at Aulani to see what it was like. So worth it! We checked in early about 12:00 and our room was ready so that was awesome! Our room was immaculately clean and thoughtfully decorated Disney style. We had a partial ocean view and a beautiful, private lanai. Beds are SO comfy. This is true of the Disneyland Hotel and Grand Californian Hotels in Anaheim too. Best night of sleep we had our whole trip. AC worked great. Bathroom is large and had a separate toilet area. Tub is huge! Plugs are plentiful and USB chargers. Big TV with casting available from any device. WiFi is included. We were going to rent a car but decided not too last minute. We did however ask about EV charges as we’re going to be renting an electric car. They had several plug ins free of charge. The beach was beautiful and so calm for kids and families alike. Plenty of chairs available. The pool areas look so fun and they were bustling with kids and families. We found a quiet pool off on the side which wasn’t busy at all and very shady. Lifeguards are at each pool and are very attentive. There are water refill stations so bring water bottles. Prices are typical for a resort and Disney. A kids meal is about $3 more than CA in the states. A pizza at Ulu’s is $20 but could easily feed 4 kids or 2-3 adults. We also were able to do a late check out the following day - which is just 1:00 hour later- and then we stored our luggage, and went to the spa. The spa was AMAZING! if you love spas and being pampered, Disney does a great job! You’ll love it! You also have an 60 min prior to your appointment to enjoy the spa amenities too. Everyone was so kind and professional. After our time at the spa, we took advantage of the Lounge which is a room you can reserve a time to shower and get ready for those taking a late flight like us. The lounge had just 2 showers, 2 bathrooms, and 2 sinks in the mens and womens locker rooms. There are also couches and tables to hang out while you wait for family to finish. There were probably about 10 people in the womens locker room when I was there so a bit crowded. I had to wait for a turn with the showers. The teens took a while! Plan on taking a quick shower, and then changing in the bathroom stall and getting out of there. It was crazy! But grateful they had the option. We ate a Roy’s and Monkeypod nearby for dinners. The staff is happy to take you in the golf cart too! Overall, we loved it! One of the best resorts we’ve ever been too! Crowded but Disney does crowds the best! If you want a quiet resort, this may not be it. The Four Seasons next door shares and beach with Aulani and it looked very chill. Kids and families are plentiful at Disney.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mom M wrote a review 26 Feb
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We spent 5 nights at Aulani with our kiddos (ages 5 and 8) in Feb 2024. Aulani will be a hard no for us in the future. The good: The employees are fantastic, lovely people. Our son loved the Rainbow Reef and it was a good introduction to snorkeling for a kid who is intimidated by the ocean. The Moana character/cast member was fantastic and my daughter loved seeing her. The kids loved kid karaoke and the pools. The bad: They pack this hotel to the absolute gills and it is just too crowded, loud, etc to be remotely enjoyable. There were theme-park style lines for towels, elevators, bathrooms, food, etc. We couldn't get dinner reservations or access most of the kid activities advertised because all were already reserved upon arrival. It was impossible to get pool chairs or find seating. The set-up of the water park made it difficult to keep tabs on your kids as there are many, small cordoned-off areas of play out of line of sight. There was so much chlorine in the pool that my legs are peeling and our kids' eyes burned every night, even if they used goggles. A standard sized bottle of water in the cafe by the pool was $5. A nearly inedible pasta with soup and dessert was $75. The price gouging was really shameless, even for Disney. While we have checked Aulani off the list, my advice to other parents is this: if you feel the need to go check this out for your kids, book literally anywhere else for your stay and book Aulani for one night. You can use the pool and facilities for two days, let your kids get their water park / Disney fix, and then go recover and relax for the rest of your vacation. We ran into two families we knew when we were there and they both scheduled their trips that way and wished we had done the same. We walked to nearby hotels (Marriott, Four Seasons) for as many meals as we could just to get a break from the chaos. Even the Four Seasons food prices were more reasonable. I've never written a bad review before, but this was a huge financial and time investment for our family and I feel compelled to let other families know what they are signing up for! If the hotel was half as crowded and we could have taken advantage of the advertised kid activities it may have redeemed some of the other negatives. Hope this helps!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Carrie D wrote a review 22 Feb
San Diego, California30 contributions6 helpful votes
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This was our first trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort and overall it’s a great place if 1. You have children with you 2. You are ok with spending A LOT of money on food. 3. You are a DVC member and use points to book (the prices are way too high in my opinion to justify). It was just myself and my husband, and honestly the only reason we stayed there vs another resort in Oahu is because we are DVC members, we wanted to try it at least once, and we needed to use up points before they expired. Check-In & Rooms - Check in was relatively fast and efficient. However, our 1st room was in the Ewa tower, 6th floor with a view/balcony facing inward towards the pool area. This meant that the view of the ocean was barely visible due to all the high trees and the noise from the pool/lazy river area was loud. So after we had dinner the 1st night, we asked to be moved to a different room. The 2nd room (8th floor, Waianae Tower) was better for us b/c it was on the outer side. This left us with a view of some ocean, but mostly the Four Seasons next door, but it was better for us b/c it was quieter. That is until trying to sleep at night - there was a constant beeping noise, probably from the Four Seasons. I understand Aulani can’t control this - but it was super annoying and made it difficult to sleep. Other than that, the room was very nice & clean. Pool/Beach Areas - Unfortunately, we were there during the taping of American Idol (apparently every year in early Feb). This meant that a large section of adult only lounge chairs was roped off, plus the set-up on the beach, which caused even more crowded areas and not being able to get away from all the little kids. The lounge chairs are packed way too close together (you can’t even step in between them). The chairs by the pool are ok because they have a little padding, but on the beach they are quite hard and on an incline, so not comfortable to sit on for long periods. Also, I found the pool towels to be quite rough on the skin. I am sensitive to which fabrics I wear and I wish I would have brought my own beach towel. The lazy river is nice, but of the 4-5 hot tubs, only 1 of them was actually hot, and the adult only one was lukewarm at best. A;l the hot tubs were crowded at all times. Food - We didn’t eat much at the resort due mostly to the prices. I know that prices on the islands are higher, but the prices at Aulani are even more. The lunches we had were fine, but nothing special. Definitely stop at a grocery store and pick up drinks, snacks or simple things to make in your room. Bring a refillable water bottle. There is an ice machine & water at the Ulu Cafe for refills. I recommend MonkeyPod Kitchen, 808 Craft House, Kalapawai Cafe & Deli, & Roy’s for dinner. Overall, the resort is just too crowded and crammed and not a relaxing experience. I did enjoy the walking/running path that is about 1.5 miles in between Four Seasons and Marriott resorts. Of course we knew there would be a lot of little kids there, but were hoping to be able to separate ourselves a bit. We did have a rental car, so we were able to eat outside of the resort, visit Pearl Harbor, visit Ko Hona Rum Distillery (fabulous) and tour the island.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Angelique M wrote a review 19 Feb
Fort Lauderdale, Florida69 contributions31 helpful votes
Overall great stay at Aulani. We were there for four nights as a family of mom, dad, and 2 boys ages 9 and 12. I was able to check in on my app and bypass the front desk. We arrived at the hotel around 2pm and luckily I had received a message that our room was ready. We had a 1BR villa, super well appointed with full kitchen and W/D combo. The pullout sofa was memory foam and comfortable. The boys took turns sleeping in the twin pulldown bed under the living room TV. They loved the novelty! King bed was comfortable and it was nice having two separate sinks and a separate tub and shower. We had an island view, really more of a parking garage view, so we spent no time on the balcony. The resort is big and for mid February, it was VERY busy, maybe because of President’s Day weekend. Just like with our experiences with Disney Parks now though, I don’t know that there is a quiet period anymore! We ordered takeout from Off the Hook our first evening. Decent food, definitely pricey for what you get. We mostly ordered adult beverages from that restaurant though. Ulu Cafe is a great grab and go option though and would be good for any meal. Expect Hawaii/Disney prices. For breakfast every morning, I walked across the street to Island Country market, which still has expensive prices compared to back home, but not as painful as at Aulani. We didn’t eat any sit down meals at Aulani. We went to Four Seasons twice (Mina’s and Noe) and then across the street to Monkeypod for our last dinner. Reservations are highly highly recommended for those places. There are photographers who will take your family’s photos at sunset on the beach. We only did this one day, so we only paid $25 for all of the photos! Highly enjoyed our stay: it’s away from the craziness of Waikiki, but it’s also a trek away from other attractions on the island, so I’d recommend a car. Older kids might get bored after a while but it’s a nice resort to come home to after exploring other parts of Oahu for the day. Overall, a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Island Country Market at the shops across the street is a good option for snacks, meals, souvenirs.
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ColoTraveler2001 wrote a review 18 Feb
Boulder, Colorado29 contributions70 helpful votes
Unbeknownst to us, the Aulani apparently hosts American Idol filming annually during a week in February. For a special family vacation, we chose Aulani only because we were able to book a Grand Villa (at full price) 11 months in advance that directly faced the beach and ocean. Aulani notified us in late November that a TV show would be filming during our February visit on a segment of the beach. The show was not identified, and nothing was said about music and bright lights. Of course, by then it was too late for us to change plans anyway. Bottom line, the American Idol production was incredibly intrusive. We suffered very loud music between about 11 am and 8:30 pm every day. We had to keep balcony doors closed to reduce the noise level enough for conversation and for small children to nap. Sound level near some of the pools was also extremely loud at times. Moreover, after the music stopped in the evening, sporadic night-time spotlights from different directions sometimes made our balcony further unusable. A lot of guests were very annoyed by the filming, in part because crews were everywhere, for example filming in the store, conducting interviews, and blocking key pathways when moving equipment and running electrical cables. They also took complete possession of a prime deck area not on the beach. Clearly Aulani chooses not to be upfront, open, and timely in notifying guests. When we asked if we might be due some compensation for our disappointing experience, we were rather abruptly told that this was not negotiable and that we should have asked for a different room – as if any of the rooms with a great view would not also have great noise. If you love American Idol, book one of the expensive rooms facing the water. If you prefer quiet but must go in February, book a room overlooking the luau grounds. During other months, Aulani is really quite a wonderful place for small children, though not very attuned to the Hawaii experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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twistedwheelnut wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester201 contributions175 helpful votes
Mostly, this is a good hotel, with a few Disney things thrown in. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. There are a few places to eat and drink. The quality was slightly better than I was expecting; certainly better than at a Disney park. Be aware that bars and restaurants shut quite early, I guess that's because it's a family resort. Disappointed that in this day and age, when we are trying to be more sustainable, Disney are serving food on disposable plates with disposable cutlery. Across the road is a nice bar, and also shops selling proper coffee. The beach is in a sheltered cove, with barriers to the ocean, so it felt very safe.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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goduke2016 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois66 contributions58 helpful votes
Overall great resort. We really appreciated the character experiences (as did our kids). The grounds were beautiful and well kept. The gym was great. The pools were terrific! Our kids had a blast. The staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. Just a few areas of improvement: 1. The food is not the best for kids (there was no place to get food like grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese pizza, etc for small kids). Additionally, it was difficult to get grab/go food (a must for people with small kids). 2. The rooms were not the most kid friendly. For example the dining table had an edge sticking out into the hallway that our son almost hit his head on several times. There were no good places in the rooms to change diapers. 3. The resort should work on better communication with guests. We had kids who nap during the day, and we had several phone calls from the spa and housekeeping that woke up our kids. Perhaps messages could be sent via text or the Aulani app? Overall however, great Hawaii getaway, and we hope to return if we are able to get a good deal on a two bedroom villa..
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Date of stay: January 2024
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teamguinness wrote a review Jan 2024
North Andover, Massachusetts9 contributions9 helpful votes
Great hotel, great staff, great food, great location, not a lot of negatives to Disney Aulani. We stayed 8 nights post Christmas through New Years in a 1 bedroom poolside room. Perfect room location on the ground floor walk out sliding door to the lazy river with quick access to Cafe Ulu. We highly recommend Cafe Ulu. Their food was very high quality, though pricey, and definitely recommend the refillable mug. We had a rental car and explored the island every day, but it was nice to come back to a great hotel in the afternoon. Olelo was our favorite restaurant. We went there multiple times for dinner without a reservation, a nice upscale, but casual patio, with live music and very good food. The beach is an amazing lagoon shared with the Four Seasons Hotel (so you know its good!) . I watched the sunset every night, treading water in the lagoon with the kids as the sun went down. Amazing location. Only negative is the focus on DVC sales. It wreaks of profiteering and cheapens the resort. Let the people relax and enjoy their vacation. The sales approach is gentle enough, but still has the feel of a used car lot. Other than that, we loved Disney Aulani. Will hopefully return someday.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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907JLeMay wrote a review Jan 2024
Anchorage, Alaska149 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent vacation resort with attention paid to the details. Our room was spacious and clean. The resort grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. We enjoyed spending our days lounging on the chairs at the beach. We also enjoyed eating at AMA AMA at sunset to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Which popular attractions are close to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Ko Olina Lagoons (0.4 km), KA WA‘A, a Luau at Aulani (0.04 km), and Ihilani Spa (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Country Markets at Ko Olina #87, Roy's Restaurant, and Monkeypod Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.