Rated 5 out of 5 by Barbi127 Grand Lady of Waikiki
This is hotel really lives up to its grand reputation. From the moment of arrival the staff greets guests with respect. Everyone working in the hotel was fun and exemplified the aloha spirit. We had the best time. Our room was lovely. The view from the 20th floor was spectacular. There was a rainbow on the hill past the city and sunset on the beach.
Halloween was so much fun. This is the best location on the beach and the street.
11. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenniferthetraveler Hawaiian Culture with Modern Comfort
If you are looking for a piece of authentic Hawaii then look no further than the Moana. She is a grand, stately reminder of Hawaii before she was discovered by hordes of tourists. The original part of the hotel contains a museum with many original and unique pieces of art and history. If you are looking for a hotel that has character then you will want a room in the original wing - but be warned that the rooms tend to be on the small side and there are no balconies. If you want the character and luxury of this property but are looking for more modern upgrades then ask for a tower room. Regardless of where your room is be prepared to take a step back in time and enjoy the ambiance of the Moana.
9. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMTx We enjoyed our stay
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay.. Our favorite aspect was ending our day sitting in the rocking chairs having a glass of champagne!
8. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joey54 This hotel has great features
Everything was great. Our check in girl was very helpful and accommodating.Great room.
6. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinCO Awesome!!
This hotel is so beautiful. Our room was lovely. The food is excellent, I think we ate all of our meals here. Having the breakfasts included in the price is a real bargain. This has to be the prettiest location on Waikiki Beach!
5. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulu11 Getaway for 2
Love this place.
I took the one I love for a holiday, our first. Everything was perfect.
Staff are attentive however not overbearing, the building and the interior are just magnificent. Sitting on the veranda, rocking watching the world cruise by.
Enjoying great food over looking the pacific.
Great advise on tours/activities and concierge that go that extra mile.
This hotel visually represents what it is, grand.
4. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by hayward We Loved This Hotel
If WE come back to honolulu ,we will be back at the Moana Surfrider. Simply the best hotel we could have stayed at. Everything was just great.
1. November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julie742 This hotel is paradise in paradise.
The architecture of this historical hotel is just lovely and the banyon terrace overlooking the sea is a perfect place to watch the sun set while enjoying a cocktail. The staff is attentive, without being annoying, and very friendly, without being intrusive. I have now stayed twice at the Moana Surfrider and definately hope to return.
30. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent!!
There is nothing about this hotel not to like - wonderful location, staff, food and service.
29. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bine17 beatiful hotel
wondeful oldstyle hotel, we had a great time
28. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Keep Coming Back
We stay at the Surfrider twice a year and will keep coming back. The historic wing is wonderful, staff are excellent (especially Gloria and Moe at the pool), location is perfect, breakfast buffet can't be beat, and the music. Best place in Hawaii.
27. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by California54 Gorgeous Hotel
What I love most about this hotel is the ambience. From the porch with the rocking chairs to the outside bar area and beach it is wonderful. For the first time we ate both lunch and dinner at the Beach House. Both were amazing and we rate the meals as the best of our 10 day vacation including the 7 days we were in Maui. Great job by all the staff.
27. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by janenz One thousand percent the best
We stayed at the Moana Surfrider after a long European holiday staying in a range of hotels of variable quality. We were really wanting to have some luxury after that, as we were on our way home to New Zealand to go back to solving our wearisome earthquake problems.
From the very moment we stepped into the hotel, we experienced the most amazing friendliness and kind service. Our initial awe at the beautiful lobby was quickly followed up by a kind and caring desk check in. We were tired after a 30 hour flight from Rome, so our desk clerk offered us water while we waited, saw to our booking quickly and effectively, advised us we had been upgraded (yay!) and allowed us to get quickly to our room.
The room was simply beautiful - a Diamond wing full ocean view double room with 2 exceptionally comfortable beds (as we were travelling with our 2 children aged 11 and 15). We stayed 6 nights in it, and everyday it was serviced to the highest level by the lovely housekeeping staff. We never felt it was too small for the 4 of us. We really can't say enough about those beds and pillows! Divine!
We found the food and service in the hotel to be of the very best quality. A couple of times we went out to other restaurants, only to be underwhelmed or disappointed and vowing to only eat or drink at the Moana. The staff were 100% friendly and highly professional in their service. We really enjoyed their friendly approach and their clear enjoyment of their jobs was infectious. The tone of the hotel's staff culture was clearly a very happy one.
Overall, we can't say enough what a brilliant stay we had. We will certainly be back as soon as we can.
27. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by skim730 So perfect you don't know why...
Moana Surfrider is one of those places where you just melt into paradise and you don't quite realize what that thing is and it's... the feeling of being absolutely carefree.
We're here right now in an ocean-view suite (rm 561) in the "old" part of the hotel which is just gorgeous. Huge old-school counter-weighted windows allow for the ocean breeze to flow in, the plantation shutters and decor create ambiance without being garish and tropical-flower-land.
There is music all the time! From the live entertainment at lunch time and dinner in the Beach House to the music piped through the speakers all throughout the resort, the soft Hawaiian-style tunes just add to the huge smile that you can't get rid of on your face.
Service is impeccable. As a frequent business and pleasure traveler, I've stayed at all kinds of places and there's really nothing lacking here. No one is intrusive, it's very, very comfortable and warm.
Highly recommend breakfast brunch at the Beach House. High end foods and ingredients, super fresh and healthy choices abound. Delicious and again - perfectly beautiful atmosphere under the giant banyan tree!!! It's well worth the price per person. If you have points, consider cashing some in for a free daily continental breakfast which will take 1/2 off each buffet breakfast cost.
Beach is private and beautiful. It could use a little sand added into the built-up portion but can't complain about how clean and convenient it is to have a private beach. Recommend not renting chairs from the hotel as it's a bit exorbitant for 1 or 2 people. If you're going to be here for a few days, go to the ABC store across the street for a couple of cheap beach chairs and umbrella if you really need them.
Can't wait to come back!!!
24. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by saw309 Larry and Carol
As always we had a fantastic stay the Moanoa Surfrider. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our favorite spot was the pool area,where Gloria and her staff treat us like we are special!!!!
Great job,keep up the good work.
18. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizM531 Beautiful hotel!
Beautiful hotel, amazing location, the room and facilities were very comfortable. My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and the room was wonderful. Our maid even shaped our leis into hearts which was a very sweet touch. The spa was lovely and I'd absolutely go back
13. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SamAndJanet2012 Always a Nice Experience
No need to leave the hotel. Everything we wanted from this trip was there...the beach and the banyan bar...what more do you need?
12. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by snake99 Great location
We have a wonderful stay for our 2nd honeymoon. Location ot beach and rest of Waikiki is excellant. Your entire staff was most kind and graceful.
11. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motheroftwo What's up with Polyester Sheets?
Lovely hotel; great service and perfect location. The trademark "Heavenly Bed" was very comfortable, however I found it odd that the hotel dressed it's heavenly bed in sheets made from 40% polyester. The synthetic sheets looked nice and neat but it felt uncomfortable and sweaty to sleep in. The in-room movie system was not working during our stay which disappointed our kids. With that said, the hotel staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Also worth mentioning that the hotel photographer was very accommodating and allowed us to go to several shooting locations, took extra pictures and made every effort to please us and we ended up with a perfect family photo we plan to use for our Christmas card. Also, worth mentioning -The coffee house in the hotel outside the hotel lobby makes amazing lattes!
10. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by churdo Perfect!
This was the perfect location and stay for us. We had attentive staff (in-room dining, service express, front desk, beach bar, Veranda, pool) as well as an uber comfortable room.
As a frequent Waikiki visitor (even though I'm local), I can appreciate the great location with close proximity to everything. While I had breakfast and drinks in the hotel (BTW, Veranda breakfast is probably one of the greatest and best-known deals in all of Waikiki at $30 for buffet with an ocean view in the most historic building in Waikiki), I was also able to walk easily to some of my other favorite spots: Hula Grill, Gyu-kaku, Genius Lounge, Arancino di Mare, Duke's, Edge Bar, Mai Tai Bar, Yogurtland, the list goes on...)
9. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuqui The Great Hotel by Waikiki
Our stay was very pleasant. This was the fourth year in a row that we have stayed there and it has become our home away from home.
9. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cabelly Great Stay
This was our 8th or 9th time at this hotel and we are always made to feel like we are part of a family. The beach crew knows by name as does the people cleaning our room. We keep coming back because of the people who work there and how we are treated. The hotel is always well kept.
8. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tiflyn20 This hotel offers extraordinary service!
The hotel staff went above and beyond in helping us any way possible....the service is amazing!!
8. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by app24 Best atmosphere of any hotel ever!
We have stayed at the Moana 8 times and have never had a bad experience. If you enjoy romantic and historic hotels the Moana is for you.
7. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dragonflylady This hotel is an elegant Victorian style
This is our 3rd time staying at this elegant Victorian style hotel...we just love it. Everything was a perfect get away for my family and I. Thank You Moana Surfrider!
7. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoJoe Great facility / location food
Our son's wedding was held here, great location! Food and facilities were great. Noisy but the young ones loved it! The staff sent our luggage to the wrong room (finally got it 2 hrs later, after complaining several times) and had to re-register since we stayed longer than the wedding rate window allowed, although we were told we wouldn't have to do this. Staff not coordinated on this. If one wants to be in the midst of Waikiki, this is it! 23
4. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad48 Elegant,gracious,accommodating,and (!) casual
Everyone bent over backwards to make our stay restful and pleasing...and we felt it!!!
4. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick25 Great Hotel - Room had a musty smell
The floor was damp by the frig, which caused the room to smell musty.
2. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by David57 Hawaiian Comfort
This hotel was a highlight of my vacation in Hawai. The hotel was so quite and full of the spirit and style of Hawaii. The staff was so helpful and the room was the best. Its a great place to stay and is so comviemient to some great shoppng.
2. Oktober 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kluv2cruz Classically beautiful hotel
The Moana Surfrider is a beautiful hotel and we had a lovely stay. Loved watching all the weddings!
30. September 2012