Hotel Overview

Built in 1901, this historic hotel was the first property constructed on the world-famous Waikiki Beach. Often referred to as the "First Lady of Waikiki," this upscale island getaway offers "Stay At One, Dine At All" dining privileges at all of the Starwood sister properties in Waikiki, a pampering oceanfront spa, romantic wedding services, remarkable restaurants and lovely guestrooms that feature 24-hour room service, Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® and modern flat-screen televisions. Appealing to honeymooners and couples in love, this resort is a charming oasis of romantic sunsets, personalized services and breathtaking views.


Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1901
Last Renovation: 2013
Accessible rooms: 16
All rooms non-smoking: 453
Floors: 17
Total rooms: 453


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $35 (self) + tax or $45 + tax (valet) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $37.00 + tax per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee - A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:
** WiFi premium access in guestrooms and public areas
* MiFi Rental - unlimited high speed internet on the island (1 Mifi per room per stay)
* "Collections of Waikiki" savings booklet
* Moana Shopping tote bag
* One (1) 4"x6" photo per room per stay through SharpShooter Imaging
* Complimentary one day rental of GoPro Camera (1 per stay per room)
* Unlimited local, long distance, toll free and international telephone calls
* Children 5 and under eat free from breakfast buffet at Veranda and from children's menu in designated outlets with one paying adult.  Children 6-12 eat free from breakfast buffet at Veranda and designated outlet with one paying adult per child.
* Sea Life Park - Buy one, get one free admission
* $5 discount on admission to the guided Iolana Palace tour
* Complimentary 15-minute surfing instruction - sand demonstration
* Guest activities, lei making, hula lessons, historical tour
* Daily yoga classes, bi-weekly aquacise and RunWestin
* Spend $100 and receive $20 at the Moana Lani Spa
* Morning Ho’ala

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 6214 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Rude Staff | Overpriced | Outdated Moldy Rooms

    From the moment you arrive the unhelpful concierge makes sure you feel like a bother. We as a couple where placed in a 2xdouble bed room besides booking a king. The aircon is noisey and no cutlery and to get some you have to pay $20 and it took 30minutes to get some, cutlery is a basic in all hotels how is it ok to make people pay. This hotel looks nice but the bathroom we had had black mould growing on the roof and it was cracking. For a Westin Hotel this is the worst I have stayed in and I would recommend staying at The Royal Hawaiian down the road, slightly cheaper, bigger rooms, better service and not as noisy. I won’t be staying here again.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    a great place for a relaxing drink

    Everytime we visit Honolulu we make it a point to stap at the Moana Surfrider to have a drink and relax under the banyon tree This time we also enjoyed having lunch. The service was great. The food was good. The price is on the high side

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    In the heart of Waikiki

    When we first came to Hawaii around 8 years ago this was one place we said we would love to stay at! We booked two nights at the end of our three week vacation and were nicely greeted with leis and our luggage handled for us! Check in was very quick and the lady very nice and helpful! The hotel has an old charm to it and really makes you feel like you are in Hawaii! Loved people watching on the rocking chairs out front as it was Halloween!! The room itself was quite small and hard to get things sorted with our three large cases! The other negative was that it smelled really funky which of course may be due to the age of the hotel. Nonetheless housekeeping were very nice and room was cleaned very well. Breakfast was mediocre, my husband wasn’t impressed with the buffet at all and my egg white omelette was just okay! Disappointed they couldn’t make my cuppucino! Overall we had a nice stay and loved watching the sunset on Waikiki beach. The music in the evening was also really nice with a margarita or three. The location is everything!! Would come back some day but for a night or two only!

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrific central location. Classy

    From the moment we got checked in by a very friendly lady to the moment we checked out 6 days later, we were met with nothing but courteous people. A beautifull 1901 built hotel set on Waikiki beach. We had a room with a partial sea view, surprisingly had a balcony which gave us great sights of the beach and rearwards to the mountains. The room was spacious, coffee making facilities included. It is cleaned to perfection daily. Made our trip to Honolulu even better. Nothing seems to much trouble for the staff.

    Nov 07, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Poor customer service

    My family stayed here for 2 nights and our arrival experience was terrible. We never feel the warm welcome. We never got leis. Valet never greeted us aloha. And when its time for check-in, front desk agent1 wasn’t that helpful knowing I have some issue on my papers, knowing I’m traveling with my kids whose very tired and wants to rest. There’s no anticipation on this hotel I must say. I still need to ask for crib even though they know I have a 1 year and 11 months old baby. Staff never say hi or aloha. Is this the norm here.? Not returning on this hotel.

    Nov 06, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319