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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Period grandeur right on the beach

The 'First Lady of Waikiki' waits to welcome you in old world style to Hawaii! This historical hotel is close to world class shopping, dining and cultural activities plus water sports can be arranged nearby. How about some snorkelling or a submarine trip to complete your stay? Look forward to enjoying the sunshine on the Banyan Veranda while savouring a traditional English afternoon tea or a dinner cruise as the sun sets. With a beautiful beach spa and recently renovated rooms, this is a great choice for a stylish and well-located break.  Please see facilities for details of local resort fees.

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Guide Price

 £2,299  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 6267 Reviews
North Shore

Hotel highlights

  • Elegant main building dates from 1901
  • Beachfront spa and fitness centre
  • Set right on the beach
  • Dolphin Connection Program
  • Idyllic courtyard with historic Banyan Tree

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 793 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport
  • Learn to surf on Waikiki Beach
  • Explore Diamond Head
  • Visit Kualoa Ranch to see where the movies are made
  • Visit historic Pearl Harbor
6267 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3132
  • Very Good 1738
  • Average 722
  • Poor 343
  • Terrible 332

What to Expect

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Jan 17, 2020

High tea on the veranda!

Ottawa, Canada

What a pleasant afternoon we had today.....enjoying the food, the view and the exceptional service at Westin Moana in Waikiki!!! High tea is served daily between 11:30 -14:30. I would recommend making a reservation and kindly ask for a table closest to the beach as you can admire the spectacular scenery on Waikiki beach. Definitely a special outing if you enjoy the traditional particulars of high tea.
Jan 17, 2020

Great hotel but don’t expect special recognition for Platinum Marriot members. 

Los Angeles, California

The Moana Surfrider is one of my favorite hotels in Waikiki. It’s a beautiful plantation style hotel and the oldest hotel in Waikiki built in 1901. The location is in the heart of Waikiki on the beach which can’t be beat. Marriot Platinum members do get use of the Club Lounge and the spa. Breakfast and Happy Hour are served in the Club lounge which is right on the beach. The spa is beautiful and it also overlooks Waikiki beach. Unfortunately there are a few negatives which soured my stay as a Marriot Platinum member. The worst thing is the front desk. There is usually a line for Marriot elite members and sometimes there is nobody to help and at the most there is only one elite check-in person. If you have any questions, you inevitably wait.  At check-in, I was“upgraded” to a room with no view from the room, only a partial side ocean view from the lanai. I changed rooms to a Diamond Tower ocean view and it was much better.  Also at check-in, I was never asked if I wanted the measly 1,000 points (worth about $6) or a local gift. I had to go back and ask for it. There is no more restaurant breakfast for Platinum members. While the Club Lounge buffet is sufficient, the restaurant is a few notches above.  Marriot Platinum members still get use of the spa facilities which is very nice but the steam room wasn’t working the first day when I went.  I asked for a 4:00 pm late check-out and got a 1:00 pm late check-out.  I’ve stayed at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani many times and the buffet breakfast is better but overall the Moana Surfrider is a much better hotel.There were many annoyances at the Moana Surfrider but it’s still hard to beat “The Grand Old Lady of Waikiki.”
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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa


WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Facility

The Westin WORKOUT & fitness facility has state-of-the-art equipment and offers daily fitness classes. Open 24 hours daily

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Swimming Pool

The Pool is situated in the heart of the Moana, the Banyan Court. Overlooking Waikiki Beach.Open hours Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winter: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Summer: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin

This is a tranquil place where Hawaiian healing traditions and innovative spa rituals inspire the spirit and become one. A spa blessed with history, whose home is the First Lady of Waikiki, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. She rests on the natural healing spring, 'Apuakehau, flowing from Manoa valley into our beautiful oceanfront. This spring that once gave life to Waikiki beach now gives life to our spa. Join us at this place where massage nourishes.

Resort Fee

A mandatory resort fee of $34.55 including tax per room per night will be charged locally, subject to change without notice. Resort fee includes: wireless internet in guestrooms and lobby, self parking for one vehicle, unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls, collections of Waikiki savings booklet, Moana Historical Tour (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), Free 4x8 professional keepsake, Ki Kilo Yoga class (daily), children 5 and under eat for free from Children's Menu in designated dining outlets for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner with paying adult, aqua aerobics (daily), daily cultural activities to include lei making, historical tours, hula lessons, ukulele lessons etc

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