Rated 2 out of 5 by zrkeating Not so happy 4'th
Our stay started by checking in to an "upgraded" room because of my Platinum status. We were told it was in the historic section of the hotel with a view of the beach. I'm not a big person and could barely fit into this room, it was literally a closet with a king sized bed stuffed in the middle. Our view was from a window awkwardly placed in the corner, and if you stood on the random side couch and strained your neck to the as far as you could, you could make out some ocean through the trees. While the room across the hall was twice as big with a balcony (same class of room), so much for being a platinum member. The customer service was far below what I have come to expect from a Westin property, both at the front desk and in the Beach Club. The worst part was that three different members of the staff told us that we could see the fireworks from the hotel and the beach out front, which was not even close to correct. One person didn't even know it was the 4'th of July! Will be staying at the Sheraton in Honolulu if I stay with Starwood after that abhorrent experience.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaD Charming
Lovely hotel. Great Location, Very friendly and accomadating staff...especially pool bartenders! Wish pool was alittle bigger. Could get very crowded at times .Enjoyed our stay and if ever traveling to Honolulu again I will choose to stay at Moana Surfrider.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wanderlust Staff Excellence
The staff, from all departments, was wonderful! The courtesy displayed and their professionalism was remarkable. They displayed the "Aloha Spirit" each day. Everyone we encountered during our stay far exceeded our expectations. What a wonderful experience!
May 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shanow27 Room was too small for 2 people
Disappointing stay, room too small and situated on a floor that was very loud with staff coming and going. was disappointed to be a SPG and be put in such a room that was like a shoebox for 2 people. very disappointing experience for such an amazing hotel.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jill33 Moana Surfrider
This hotel if full of history and makes a great base for exploring the Island. So many varieties of rooms to suit all requirements. Breakfast near the beach is a good start to the day. The beach bar at night is a bonus especially when there is live music.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler Best SPG property yet
I stay at SPG properties very frequently and have also visited the SPG Bora Bora resorts. The Moana Surfrider outperformed my expectations and the staff was phenomenal! This has been my favorite hotel to date. Thank you very much for an amazing vacation!
June 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spyder Lovely historic hotel
The hotel location is perfect and the lobby itself is fabulous, and the banyan tree lanai picturesque.
That having been said the Spg recognition was very poor, but that seems to be the case at most Starwood hotels.
I would still heartily recommend it.
December 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by moxi disappoint one night
Usually like staying in the "original"
buidlings with character; but the first
night we were in the front - on the
street - so noisy - and the wind blew
the windows panes and shutters
rattled - all night - didn't sleep - we
moved to tower - much better.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amy70 A beautiful experience
We stayed 2 nights before our cruise & 1 night after. Staff very friendly & helpful at all times. Happy to extend us a few hours on our last day as our plane was not leaving till later. Just a wonderful experience, simply beautiful place to be pampered.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carol42 We keep going back
It's a big hotel but doesn't seem hectic like other big hotels in Waikiki. We love the umbellas on the beach where we have our private space. The staff goes out of their way to be friendly and accomodating. We will keep going back once or twice a year.
February 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RKent A Bit Disappointed
The room and the facilities are beautiful and I could not have asked for a better view. That said, the shower was leaking and had rust on it, the television in the sitting room did not receive two of the three major networks ( ABC and CBS). This was reported to the front desk ( a note was made on his pad of paper) but was never checked nor corrected. The AC in the sleeping room had a setting that varied over 6 degrees. The AC in the main sitting room was more consistent.
Perhaps the main complaint lies in the lack of room sound-proofing. The exterior patios and the bands playing on the beach are clearly audible even when the doors are totally shut and locked.
The staff at the hotel were all extremely friendly and helpful with the exception of the non-reporting of the TV cable situation and a front desk individual telling me I was going to receive a 30% discount on my meals ( but failing to mention that the discount did not apply to dinner).
Given a room rate of $1,155 per night I expect better than that. The hotel should run like a Swiss watch at those prices.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by none525 We always stay at this hotel.
Once again, we had a great experience. The hotel is historic and beautiful. The banyan court has great drinks and friendly staff. The formal restaurant is excellent. Very good live music.
July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Room did not meet the quality of hotel name
The beach and housekeeping staff were the only elements of the Moana that met the hotel's longstanding name for quality in Waikiki. The room was a huge disappointment. We have family in Honolulu and travel regularly; we'll not return to the hotel.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KPope The staff and location are postcard worthy
The Moana Surfrider was an excellent hotel. Suggestion would be to stay in the Tower if you can. Banyan you can hear the early/late beach goers. Staff from the valet, to the front desk, the food & beverage areas were great.
June 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whyanicknamethatsdumb Best on Waikik hotel strip
I went and saw a number of hotels during my time in Honolulu and this was by far the most modern and had the best position on Waikiki beach.
Bed was fantastic, although with ALL US hotels there was no minim bar.... ARGH
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Champ1 Waikiki's Finest
An amazing hotel with a wonderful ambience,great location and VERY professional staff in every department.
Our home away from home.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomasAT I love this hotel
This is my second stay at this hotel this year and I was once again delighted by its charm, location and the service provided by its staff. I was greeted by name at reception on check-in and similarly recognized by the housekeeper on my departure.
November 23, 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.
October 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joshua The Heart of Waikiki
Moana Surfrider Hotel is the Heart of Waikiki it has the history and the first class service and facilities that you would expect and a little more.
Absolutely fantastic place to stay, would recommend everyone to stay there when visiting Hawaii.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucian Moana Surfrider is an amazing place to live in
All the amenities that this resort includes make you feel you are in paradise. The resort completes the Hawaii experience and is not separated from the beach and the ocean but tied together.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BakkFam Love this hotel
Another wonderful experience at the Moana Surfrider.
Gloria, out at the beach, is an exceptional person - always making sure our stay is top knotch, always friendly, happy, kind - Thank you Gloria! One of the many reasons we will be back.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 moana surfrider
We loved the hotel as usual,and would always recommend it.Absolutely, I would stay again.I feel pampered ,comfortable and secure at the Moana Surfrider.I feel it is such a unique experience,not just another hotel ..not just 'a place to stay'.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevo38 Great Location, Excellent facilities and even better service
The staff at the Westin Moama Surfrider are helpful, friendly and quietly attend to any detail to make your stay seamless and enjoyable.
The breakfast is superb and the rooms spacious and luxurious.
We will definitely be back!
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TKcali2013 Perfect for Waikiki
Perfect for Waikiki
We stayed in the tower and upgraded to a suite. The overall experience was wonderful- the location was very convenient (we brought our 8 month old son), the staff was helpful, and the room was clean and had a great view.
May 6, 2013
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.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikazuki first time Hawaii
It was first time to visit Hawaii for my family.
This hotel was excellent to stay Waikiki.
It was convenient for shopping and beach.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DorisandBob Great location and history
This hotel is located in a perfect spot in Waikiki. The hotel is beautiful and the history is incredible. We love the rocking chairs out in front of the hotel on the porch. Looking at all the old pictures bring you back in time. Beautiful.
October 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FlyIntl There are better Waikiki Hotels
Hotel Management said their policy does not include the bed type you reserved (even if directly with their website). The rooms are penetrated by noise from the bar, the music, the midnight cleaning so do not expect a relaxing beach resort.
January 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJ123 Excellent location but overpriced
Excellent location & views from room (ocean-queen-historic) were fabulous. You are in the midst of all activity in Waikiki. Very clean rooms; Service quality was poor; hotel staff seemed to be pre-occupied with organizing wedding parties.
February 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jerry2013 Love the Moana
One of the reasons we stay at the Moana is due to the execellent Staff. Especially Chris at the Beach Bar and Nancy in food services. I just wish Roxanne and staff had not lost my records so I would recieve better benefits
October 28, 2013