Rated 5 out of 5 by lj62 Outstanding Features
This hotel was built in early 1901 and is a beautiful building inside and out.
14. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gail Great location
A lovely, historic , property with character and wonderful staff .
5. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beyondthebar Yes Please
The most beautiful and comforting hotel on Waikiki. Staff was great. Views of the surfers and sunsets couldn't be beat. I'll be back next year!!
4. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MMC63 Great atmosphere
Chose this hotel based on it's historic nature & were not disappointed. Wonderful old time atmosphere throughout the original building. The Beach Bar and other areas had great atmosphere as well, it really made it a special trip.
Staff were very friendly & helpful.
4. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vins27 Best beach side hotel!
I made advanced reservation over 3 months ahead I'm glad I did. Hotel was fully booked because of four weddings on my 5 days stay there. Besides being SPG Gold and check-in early, I also paid small upgrade fees to get double beds with partial oceanview on 7th floor. It's really worth it, just do all you can to get oceanview room, it's really gorgeous and worth it.
Only down side is there's no parking lot and you must park across street with its sister hotel chain. Besides that everything is perfect and for sure will stay here again next time I come back.
2. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sam37 Staff
We thought that the concierge and transportation staff were especially helpful, making our stay more care free and enjoyable.
1. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyN Great experience at the Surfrider
We had a great experience at the Moana Surfrider recently. We arrived very early at the hotel, having disembarked from the Pride of America cruise ship at 9:30am. Both of us were not feeling well so I hoped they would at least have a place to leave our luggage. The man behind the counter was most helpful and allowed us to check in right away, in the Banyan historic wing, with a city view room. When we arrived at the room, it did in indeed have a city view but only if you craned your neck out the window and to the left. The predominant view was a narrow slice of Waikiki Beach, sand, and palm trees. Most restful and the best "city view" room I've had. We were in the room by 10am.
The room itself is fairly standard Westin, with good quality linens, comfortable bed, updated bath. The historic nature of the Banyan wing made for one little quirk, our bedroom window shutter had to be closed before you could enter the bathroom. Other than that, the room was perfect.
We also asked for a late checkout, and were surprised when they allowed us to check out at 4pm. We were so grateful, since we continued to fell awful (flu) for the 3 days we were there.
The staff were all genuinely helpful and kind. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
Be sure to check out the 2nd floor of the Banyan wing, over the lobby. There are lots of interesting historic artifacts, including quite a bit on Duke Kahanamoku.
Room Tip: Banyan wing city view room (room 402) had a great view of the beach.
1. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AUnugget SPG Membership at its best!
SPG benefits really do pay off. Even during peak times the staff makes every effort to provide the SPG member with great perks. We were immediately upgraded from the standard room to an ocean front room. Our trip home was an evening flight and we asked for a later check-out time, if available. We were quickly accommodated to a 4PM check-out. SPG membership helped us maximize our travel experience to Waikiki, Hawaii.
1. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FiveStarTraveller I will keep coming back....
I love this hotel. This was the second time I had stayed here and it reminded me again of everything I love about both Westin hotels and Hawaii. As soon as you enter this hotel you feel at home, greeted with a Lei and the unique smell (lemongrass?) that can be attributed to Westin Resorts.
I feel relaxed as soon as I enter this environment and a trip to the spa helped add to this. The scenic spa lounge area mixed with great service and a relaxing massage helped to de-stress and get into full relaxation mode.
This hotel has the perfect location, right on the beach with the juxtaposition of the main shopping street out the back. We were lucky to secure a corner view room. After arriving in the early morning from a 10-hour flight, the hotel was helpful in finding a room for us ahead of check-in time. The room offered both a view of the beach down to Diamond Head as well as a view out to sea. Although the rooms are on the small side, the view and location well compensated for this.
The bars and restaurants were up to par with the additional benefit of the sounds of the Ukulele wafting from the bar area onto the beach making for the perfect chill out zone.
• Location, Location, Location
Opportunities for improvement:
• Room size in Banyan Tree Wing
I would highly recommend a visit to the Westin Moana Surfrider.
Stayed: December 2012
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1. April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Talkdoc Historical and Classy
I love the historical feel to the hotel. It gives me goose bumps just knowing that I get to stay in the first hotel that was built in Waikiki 112 years ago. The staff is friendly and helpful. Location is perfect. Food is amazing!
30. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pfco Great 12 hours in Waikiki
I was only there 12 hours from arrival to departure at 5am, but a great place for a 12 hour stay! Nothing wrong, everything right and you don't need to leave the hotel - beach, beach bar, music, nice staff. AS for the Starwood amenities, I'm a business traveler and nothing they offered worked in 12 hours I was there - a complimentary internet is not enough with my wifi card to help though I appreciated the 2 free bottles of water very much.
30. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanG Lovely Historic Hotel
We enjoyed our stay.immensely. The service was outstanding, particularly the welcome leis and complimentary wine tasting. We also enjoyed dining on the veranda while listening to the musicians and the ocean .The ambience was so relaxing, from the shade of the banyan tree on the terrace to the piano bar in the lounge. We will definitely return. We had a wonderful time at the Moana Surfrider!
26. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JFSR This Place is a Hawaiian Gem!
My son and I recently traveled to Hawaii for his college spring break. He knew his Mom and Dad liked the Moana, but he wasn't sure if the old Hotel would be the right one for him.
Well, we enjoyed everything about this special place! People watching from the porch rocking chairs, Hawaiian music under the Banyon tree, history rooms on the second floor, dinner on the veranda, an amazing room w balcony overlooking Diamond Head with the beach at our feet. This Hotel is like no other, harkening back to an elegant and simple time. Hotel guests were from around the world and consisted of couples and families both young and old.
My son want's to stay here again, with his whole family, when we return this summer.
Thank you to everyone serving the guests at "The Moana". Through you all, Waikiki's First Lady has never looked so good!
22. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSS7 This hotel has a great features
This hotel is in perfect location
19. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe33 Elegant Charm
If you're looking for a hotel with the glamour and charm of the early 2oth century, this is the only place to stay in Honolulu. There's a reason they call this the Grand Old Lady and it is obvious from the moment you drive up and enter this lobby. It has all the sophisticated charm and all the modern amenties to separate it from all the others in it's class.
17. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCJ10 This hotel is the best for relaxing and enjoying the buzz of Waikiki
We visit this hotel many times and what makes it special is that we are not just treated like a number, we are welcomed back and always taken care of, The service is excellent.
14. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by thebrads The Staff
Exception Staff!!! From the front desk, to the pool,to the beach crew....all great people!
13. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KDFL Perfect Stay!!!
I'm a Lifetime SPG Platinum who stays in Starwood properties throughout the world. From the moment I checked in with Irene at the front desk and spoke with Aki the concierge, I knew they would do everything possible to insure a perfect stay and they did.
The new Tower rooms have been completely renovated and are very luxurious and a good size for Honolulu. The ocean and diamond head views are incredible.
The Veranda restaurant and pool food and service were very good and Peter our breakfast server and Hayes at the pool were excellent.
I've stayed in this hotel on four or five occasions since it has become a Westin and overall this was the best stay yet.
12. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skiff Vacation Stay
Had issue with WiFi connectivity that did not get resolved. Network cable did not work in the room.
Breakfast for platinum has only continental option.
11. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KDBOSTON Best Starwood Hotel Ever
The Moana Surfrider is the most well oiled Resort ever!
Upon check in received a Platinum upgrade to an Ocean View Room in the Tower Wing. Additionally, the hotel has implemented several programs of further recognize gold/platinum guests such as discounts on food/spa across the Starwood resorts in Honolulu.
Every detail in architecture and maintenance at this hotel is monitored frequently and it is kept beautiful.
The staff exudes Aloha in every way possible. From check in to breakfast to drinks at the bar, service is impeccable and friendly. Chris and Peter at the Beach Bar are extremely friendly and great resources for local grinds.
Don't consider staying else where on Waikiki!
Extremely satisfied and want to live here!
10. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 40th seaside view
Loved the amenities, didn't expect all the available activities. Staff was very friendly, helpful, air conditioner had problems upon arrival, got fixed quickly, problems next day, took longer & 2 workers. Toilet freaked out my husband. Loved the surprise he had, Like the fact that safe was up higher. Didnot appreciate the note saying if we wanted more coffee we could pay for it! Really at that room rate??? Loved the history, the music every night.
7. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John213 Great hotel
Great hotel with a great location on Waikiki. Convenient walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Staff is friendly and helpful.
6. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roberton Grand old hotel
The Tower Wing is excellent. All the staff are very helpful and efficient. The Veranda is a great place to eat.
The older part of the hotel has a lot of history.
6. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by curt TV channels lacking
I was very disappointed to discover that a Westin hotel in Hawaii did not have the GOLF channel
1. März 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CM16 Love this hotel
One of the best things about Waikiki. Gorgeous old hotel loaded with charm.
28. Februar 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don109 Another Great Stay
Right from the start at arrival with a greeting at the front door, I knew this was going to be another good stay at the Moana. It feels so good to be back and see the same familiar faces of staff, many of whom will also remember you in spite of dealing with thousands of other guests throughout the year. I noticed right away that the beautiful flower arrangements in lobby are back and the whole property is looking as good as ever. Very gracious and helpful front desk to accommodate a couple of requests I had made. Thanks Gloria and Mo and staff at the beach services, relaxing under an umbrella at the beach is made so very easy by these people and the wonderful beach bar staff that will run a cool refreshment out to you. Caught a few sunsets at the Beach Bar with family and friends, ahh, so nice. Had some wonderful food as well, coconut waffles in the morning are great and I can personally recommend the pomegranate glazed lamb chops, they were delicious. Overall, I love the Moana for its history, staff, and location in the heart of Waikiki. Relax on the inside and action on the outside. Thanks for a great stay.
28. Februar 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colorado Great location
Quiet ! On the beach ! Excellent Staff !
23. Februar 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by herberger Location, Location, Location
This is our second time at the Surfrider. We will stay again. Best location, great staff, and just beautiful. I really like the fact you now offer self parking and free internet. The $25.00 daily charge is worth every penny. Mahalo
21. Februar 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deme Could not be better
This was the first stop when we moved to Hawaii 55 years ago. It was lovely then and has retained all of that old Hawaiian charm today. I can not imagine a more friendly efficient staff or a more beautiful setting. It was a perfect place to celebrate my wife's 80th birthday.
20. Februar 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PS13 Perfect blend elegance and modern beach vacation
Great hotel with a rich history and a strong presence right in the middle of all of the action on Waikiki beach. I continue to come back to the same hotel!
19. Februar 2013