Hotel Overview

Located just across the street from legendary Waikiki Beach, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, welcomes you to all the beauty that Waikiki has to offer. Featuring comfortable family-friendly rooms with sweeping oceanfront views and a one-of-kind indoor Oceanarium - the only one of its kind - Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach provides a unique setting sure to make your stay all the more memorable.

The fascinating Oceanarium, built in 1979, has become a popular Honolulu area attraction. The three-story, 280,000-gallon, larger-than-life aquarium provides incredible views of nearly 400 fish from more than 70 different species of Indo-Pacific marine life. Don't miss this unique Waikiki Beach experience, offering an incredible glimpse into the marine life of Hawaii and the surrounding ocean. The hotel's team of divers feed the Oceanarium fish several times a day, to the delight of guests and restaurant patrons.

Regarding its location, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is a hotel oasis in the heart of Waikiki, on land owned by Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani. The hotel is a wonderful home base as it is steps away from the beach, as well as Waikiki's buzzing culinary scene, high-end shopping and vibrant nightlife. The hotel is also located nine miles from Honolulu Airport, four miles from downtown, and two blocks away from the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, and the Waikiki Aquarium.

Perfect for couples, families, and frequent travelers, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach offers welcoming accommodations. Choose from 839 comfortable rooms and suites with sitting balconies and traditional Hawaiian dŽcor, dramatic ocean views and unlimited access to all the sun, surf, shopping and dining that make so Honolulu alluring.

Welcome to one of the best pools in Waikiki. Swell Pool & Bar is the place to be in Waikiki. The stunning 5th floor pool deck offers a poolside experience like no other. Relax in the saltwater infinity pool overlooking Waikiki beach. Reserve a private cabana for the ultimate in poolside luxury. Hungry? Enjoy a variety of options on the extensive menu from pupus, salads, sandwiches & more, as well as signature drinks.


Across the street from Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1979
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 14
Floors: 38
Total rooms: 837


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory In support of the Highgate Charitable Foundation (HCF), the hotel will be applying a one-time $5.00 fee to all guest folios on the day of arrival (this will be charged on the first night only). All reservations are opted-in unless the guest opts out at registration prior to checkout.
Advisory A minimum Carbon Neutrality Fee of $1.17 + tax per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Fees are subject to change without prior notice. Carbon Neutrality Fee nightly fee to account for carbon off-set of a family of four. 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 mandatory Resort Amenity Fee of $50.00 (plus tax) per room, per day 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. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory The hotel credit card processing fee of 2% will be assessed on all credit and debit card transactions. • The processing fee will apply to all charges including but not limited to: - Guest room charges - Incidental charges - Restaurant charges, including all Food & Beverage, Catering & Banquet charges - Gratuity charges - All Taxes • No credit card processing fee will be assessed on payments made by cash, check, electronic check, bank wire or ACH
Advisory A minimum valet parking fee of $55.00 plus tax per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. For valet parking, the 1st night is part of resort fee. Parking fees are 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 self parking fee of $48 plus Tax per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. For valet parking, the 1st night is part of resort fee. Parking fees are 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.

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:
Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source. Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates upon arrival and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.

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 daily resort fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:

• Bottled Water: Two complimentary locally-sourced bottles of water per room, per stay. Purified water stations also available in resort lobby

• Fitness Center: Daily access to Fit Waikiki Wellness Center.

• Hawaiian Cultural Classes: Classes includes Queen’s legacy tour, lei making, hula lessons and Hawaiian lessons

• Honolulu Museum of Art: Enjoy complimentary entry for two guests to the Honolulu Museum of Art when you show your guests room key, Reservations are quired by calling 808.532.8700

• In-Room Coffee: Enjoy a selection of signature ‘Alohilani coffee by Hawaiian paradise Coffee and tea from the convenience of your guest room

• Internet Access: Wireless high speed internet access in guest rooms and throughout the resort

• Local Newspaper: Available daily at Guest Services

• Oceanarium Educational Program: Conducted by the ‘Alohilani Oceanarium dive team. See daily event listing for details

• Parking: Pay for Self-Parking and be upgraded to Valet Parking service for the first night of our stay

• Phone Calls: Unlimited local calls and up to 60 minutes long distance/international telephone calls per day

• Portable Phone Charges: Available for use from Guest Services

• Self-service 24-hour workplace: Complimentary boarding pass printing and copying services

• Spa Service Credit: $20.00 per room per stay at Fit Waikiki. Please note spa services must be reserved. Contact 808.921.6171 for reservations. 

• Surfboard Storage: Self-serve locking surfboard racks with unlimited use during your stay (subject to availability)

• Tennis Courts: Access to ‘Alohilani’s 9th floor rooftop tennis courts. Tennis equipment available at Fit Waikiki.

• Beach Candy: Guests can select from a wide range of items from Beach Candy store located at Twin Fin hotel located at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue to further enhance their beach and ocean experience. Each night of stay (with a fully paid resort fee) every guest room will receive 3 daily credits that can be applied towards rentals to include: Surfboards, Paddleboards, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys and more! Guests reserve their rentals using their daily credits upon arrival to the resort. Other activities at Beach Candy such as Fitness Classes, Surf Lessons and more can be booked at an additional cost.

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 2585 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    DON’T Waste your money

    Go somewhere else. Staff was not helpful when I checked in and had to chase down someone to come and clean our room. Just a horrible experience overall. There was no hot water and I had to bathe my infant in cold water.. not very good at communicating.

    Apr 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honolulu vacation

    I loved the dining amenities at this hotel. I also loved the fitness and pool area. I had a few issues with check in and also being able to access my room during my stay. That being said, the staff was incredible at helping me out. They’re very attentive! The hotel cleaning staff was amazing too! Overall great experience

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stay somewhere else

    There are a lot of hotels in Waikiki and you really shouldn't waste your time with this one. It looks nice from the outside and the staff is friendly, but that is just lipstick on a pig. Our room had no hand towels or wash cloths. The refrigerator was broken. The luggage rack was broken. The USB ports by the bed didn't work. Internet didn't work for the first day. They did fix these things, but this tells you the quality of the room and attention to detail. When housekeeping cleaned the room two days later, they took away the wash cloths that we had to specially request and didn't replace them. Don't even go to the 9th floor "sports deck". There were empty glasses and food containers, tennis and baseballs strewn everywhere, the batting cage (which was a great idea) looked inoperable - rusty, no instructions, etc. It looked like a ghost town. The hotel systems were "down" when we checked in, which made the check-in process long, but they managed to charge the resort fee on our credit card. We were supposed to get $25/night Resort Credit to eat/drink at certain establishments. Because the system was "down", we couldn't charge to the room. The hotel staff said to just bring a receipt to the front desk and they would credit the card used for the Resort Fee. Upon check-out, they were unable to provide us with a printed statement. They said they would email one to us, which never happened and the $75 Resort Credit ($25 x 3), never got credited back. There are so many other hotels - you can do better than this one.

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY! The Alohilani was the 3rd hotel I stayed in in Honolulu, and it was the worst! It's probably the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The best way to describe it would be that it's like an attractive person with no substance. The service is horrible. Nobody speaks to you, not folks outside who I assume are “greeters” or the gym and restaurant staff. The breakfast was so bad I forfeited my complimentary breakfast perk and went to another hotel for breakfast. The staff is clearly not trained in relationship management. The front desk was not friendly or helpful; it took 20 minutes for housekeeping to bring clean towels, the elevators broke down, and the fire-department had to get people out. The rooms smelled moldy, and the carpets looked like they hadn't been clean in years. The bathroom is a functional nightmare. This place is a money grab. Don't let the pretty lobby and fish tank fool you. This place is horrible at best.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Computer system is down. We were sent to another property that’s not as nice.

    The whole computer system was down when we arrived at the hotel. The Alohilani sent us to the Twin Fin. The property is not as nice. Apparently the computer system at the Alohilani has been down for three days. I’m incredibly disappointed to have been sent to a lesser property. Now I’m going to have to spend the better part of my trip fighting with the credit card company to get my prepaid stay reimbursed. This is unacceptable beyond reason. The very least the Alohilani could have done was to put us up at a comperababule property.

    Mar 28, 2024

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