• Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Stay at the iconic Kahala

When built in 1964 The Kahala was the world’s most expensive hotel project, eclipsing other properties in terms of size, comfort and quality. Now, more than 50 years later, the resort is an iconic luxury destination that has hosted every single President of the United States since Lyndon B Johnson. With a prime beachfront location on Honolulu and a diverse array of facilities to keep you occupied, this is one of the finest Hawaiian resorts around.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£2,199 per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
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Tripadvisor rating 3500 Reviews
North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Iconic landmark property
  • Prime setting on Honolulu beachfront

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 338 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approximately 20 minutes from Oahu International Airport
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • Beach
  • Approximately 20 minutes from Oahu International Airport
  • Swim with Dolphins in the Hotels Dolphin Quest
  • View the Island from above on a Helicopter excursion
  • Visit Pearl Harbor on an Island Tour
3500 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2545
  • Very Good 591
  • Average 202
  • Poor 89
  • Terrible 73

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Oct 10, 2019

Quiet retreat from busy Honolulu

I enjoy this property immensely - it's a gorgeous hotel in a quiet upscale neighborhood. A few minutes and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Closer to Hanauma Bay than staying in town. Plenty of restaurants in the Kahala area.
Oct 02, 2019

Lovely old hotel on a stunning stretch of beach

Vancouver Island, Canada

The setting of this hotel is perfect if you are looking to get away from the craziness of Waikiki beach. It is a lovely historic hotel on a gorgeous stretch of very private beach with water shallow and sandy with no waves, so perfect for kids and people like me who can’t swim very well! The service here is excellent and the staff so nice. The room is very large and beds comfortable. They might want to update the carpets though, as they are a little tired. When we first arrived I was a little disappointed by the fact that our ocean view lanai room faced the ocean, but had a big parking garage in front of it and generators that hummed all day long. However, the manager Song met with us and showed us some other rooms and tried to make us happy. In the end, we decided to stay in our room because we had settled in by then and tried to just look past the parking garage. The staff can’t be faulted at all, just a poorly designed hotel that was built a long time ago. We ended up really enjoying our time here and will miss it when we head home soon. Mahalo to all the wonderful staff at the Kahalo.
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The Kahala Hotel & Resort


Private Beach

Spend a day on the silky ivory sands of this secluded private beachfront. Stretching 800 feet in length and featuring loungers and towel, this is a great place to go for those seeking to relax.

Dolphin Quest

A beautiful family of bottlenose dolphins are homed in the resort's 26,000 square foot natural lagoon, offering a breathtaking educational experience for guests, with face-to-face in-water interactions making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Outdoor Pool

Surrounded by palm trees and ringed by a sun terrace with comfortable loungers, this lively pool area is one of the most popular places within the resort and is perfect for cooling off during a hot Hawaiian day.

The Kahala Spa

This authentic wood-panelled spa centre offers a luxuriously indulgent environment for relaxation and wellness treatments. Floral lotions, varied massages and private treatment rooms ensure that you can enjoy a moment of serenity all to yourself.

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