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5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
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#8 of 94 hotels in Honolulu
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Diving
Water sport equipment rentals
Tennis court offsite
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Njhickey wrote a review 5 Feb
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed in an ocean view room with lanai and were swept away by the view when we deposited ourselves into the room after a long haul flight. The staff were terrific in advance, helping us with car transfers and dining reservations so we were all set for our 4 nights. The location is fabulous, the beach wonderful, the restaurants excellent and the pool great. But you know all that, don’t you? This is the famous Kahala! We enjoyed perusing the wall of photos of previous celebrity guests who have stayed over the years. It would be remiss not to mention the dolphins because we overlooked the lagoon. As someone with mixed feelings, which I’m sure are shared by many, I researched Dolphin Quest, the dolphins in this particular lagoon and observed staff treatment of them. There is no question they are treated with love and care. Most are multi-generational, the lagoon being their home. Each day is different, as we could see. Some days are activity based. Others involve rest. Too much to say in one review but I did so much enjoy my fourth floor observation of these wonderful, intelligent and sensitive beings. A special experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the wonderful feedback. Mahalo for sharing!
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pthuman wrote a review Nov 2022
Oakton, Virginia3 contributions2 helpful votes
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You will not be disappointed! Excellent service in every regard. Facilities are very well kept. Everyone is so friendly. Food is pretty good, however expensive for average lunch burgers and pizza. Did not try the premier restaurant Hoku, but it looked very nice. Dolphin experience is a must.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Mahalo for sharing! Pleased you had a great visit!
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nagsteve wrote a review 3 Feb
Seattle, Washington78 contributions77 helpful votes
I met up with some friends who were at the Kahala. They were friends of an entertainer there, I had come for drinks and dinner. I debated whether to book a stay there and I am glad I did not. For the hype, yes the service was excellent, however the property did not appeal to me. I was surprised to see that it appeared dated. This may be intentional to give off a 70's vibe. I regretted to see the dolphins, they were enclosed in such a small lagoon. The beach although private was quite small as well. I ordered a drink and a tossed salad. The salad was literally a cup of lettuce with a vinaigrette dressing. For the price point it was ridiculous. I am accustomed to a broad range of dining and travel experiences from mid range to luxury, so I think I have a broad perspective of what is reasonable and a good value. I am glad others enjoy the property and dining facilities, this was not for me.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
Aloha! Apologies we did not meet your expectations while you were here with us. We appreciate the feedback. Mahalo for your patronage.
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ScottnLeslie wrote a review Jan 2023
Pebble Beach, California1 contribution
We’ve been coming off and on to Kahala since it was the Mandarin Oriental and we’ve never been disappointed. The property is classic elegant Hawaii, and the staff go the extra mile in every way. Special call out to Kalehua checking is in with a smile and making us feel special as return guests. Also to Plumeria wait staff, and the Spa masseuses for exceptional service. A long awaited return to one of our favorites after the last 3 plus years of pandemic. Couldn’t have been more needed and helping us rebalance life at long last.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you so much for the kind words, and the special mentioning of Kalehua at the front desk! Hope to see you back soon!
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JALL_517 wrote a review Jan 2023
California185 contributions132 helpful votes
Love the location and staff, but the hotel is showing wear and tear. Chipped paint everywhere, torn furniture, stains on carpet, etc. The hotel was open during COVID, but perhaps a missed opportunity to refresh the rooms and public areas. We stayed on a package that included breakfast. The buffet is decent, but should have more options and higher quality for the price. Would prefer to have an allowance that can be used to order off the menu rather than only the buffet
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Mahalo for joining us! Appreciate the feedback.
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Snazzy888 wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
A big thanks to YUKI at reception. Without all your efforts and kindness, our stay would not have occurred. You were a delight to deal with, moving heaven and earth to ensure our reservation. You are an absolute asset to the hotel. If I was in the hotel business, I would hire you. Also thank you Alejandra and all the crew at Dolphin Quest. You and those majestic dolphins make the magic happen. We were overwhelmed by how friendly all the staff were and delighted to find an establishment that still offers good old-fashioned service and a smile. Thank you, Daniela
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Responded 1 week ago
Aloha! Appreciate the gracious comments on behalf of our hard-working team. Pleased you had a pleasant stay! Mahalo.
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cheri2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
Pensacola, Florida1 contribution
ALL staff were extremely courteous and professional. While we did not end up using much of the amenities on property, the front desk, bell staff, and valet were exceptional and kind. The valet service was the best I had ever experienced and an outstanding reflection of the resort's culture and Ohana. The great staff made for a great visit!
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Aloha, Cheri! Pleased you had a great experience! Mahalo for sharing.
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jennyfer2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Kalehua at the front desk was the most fabulous and made our stay so special! All of the staff are gracious and so helpful making you feel truly pampered. The dolphins were a bonus treat to see each morning.
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Aloha! Mahalo for taking time to share your visit. Delighted you enjoyed!
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Jenny162 wrote a review Jan 2023
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
All the services were excellent! The pillows are kind of high, so I used big towels instead of pillows. This is my third time staying at Kahala Hotel. The scenery around the hotel is so beautiful and peaceful. I came here to rest my mind and body after being very busy career life. The Kahala Hotel completely satisfied it all.
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Aloha, Jenny! Glad we were able to help provide a place to rest and rejuvenate! Mahalo for providing such feedback!
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eb0wen1 wrote a review Jan 2023
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho1 contribution
Thank you to the Kahala staff that made our stay very enjoyable and relaxing everyone was extremely friendly and helpful my wife and I are sure to come back and recommend the Kahala to our friends and family that seek fun in the sun.
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Mahalo! Pleased that you enjoyed and we are honored by your recommendation!
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PRICE RANGE
$691 - $796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
338
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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 The Magical Mystery Show at Hilton Waikiki Beach (5.0 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 STRIPSTEAK Waikiki.
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.
Does The Kahala Hotel & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers airport transportation 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.