Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Free night & daily breakfast for two (restricted to specific categories). No Resort Fee. Celebrations Package: daily buffet breakfast for two plus a $100 Resort Credit for every 3-night stay.
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property utilizes seawater cooling instead of cooling towers to lower carbon dioxide emissions, energy, and water consumption. Guestrooms also feature low-flow showerheads, toilets, and sink aerators to reduce water consumption. LED ceiling lights are located throughout the property.

Biological pest controls are used in lieu of chemicals with all landscaping endeavors, while vermicomposting reduces the amount of green-waste from kitchen areas. By-products are then used as a nutrient rich organic fertilizer within herb and vegetable gardens. Waste cooking oil is collected and processed into biodiesel fuel, and wet waste from kitchens go to pig farmers for feed in an effort to reduce landfill waste. Disposable containers are also made from biodegradable corn-based products.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a white sand beach just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki, Oahu. The Kahala is the only beachfront resort in Kahala, Oahu's most prestigious residential area. This legendary hideaway is a favorite with presidents, international royalty, and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.

This luxurious oceanfront resort features 338 rooms and suites, five stylish restaurants and a world-class spa. Visit the leisure facilities, CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center, lush tropical gardens and a 26,000 square foot private lagoon, home to the Resort's playful resident dolphins. Take advantage of complete water and beach activities, including kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards, outrigger canoe tours, fishing tours, and surfing. As Hawaii's most luxurious and secluded beachfront Oahu hotel & resort, a tradition of impeccable service will make your vacation memorable in every way.

This hotel is situated on 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds; encompassing 800 feet of secluded beachfront and a number of exotic natural lagoons. Guest rooms feature panoramic views of the lagoon, ocean or the beautiful Koolau Mountains. The Kahala continues to set itself apart from other Hawaii resorts with Kahala Chic rooms and suites designed to provide guests with a true sense of luxury and refinement, and to ensure guest comfort in every way. With its endearing staff, new look accommodations and its unique beachfront location, shouldn't you be at The Kahala soon?

Under the direction of Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala Hotel & Resort embraces a diverse blend of trends and cultural influences. Complementing the creative fare, the resort's four venues each offer their own unique ambiance and style, making for a variety of dining experiences.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is renowned throughout the islands for the sheer opulence of its rooms and suites; for the innovation of its restaurants; and the grandeur of its facilities. But above all, it is a dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart. You will find that they have prepared everything to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Location

Ten Minutes from Waikiki
Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1964
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 9
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 338

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $32 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 Guaranteed Connecting Rooms Charge: Connecting rooms must be requested only at time of booking. Call the hotel directly (1-800-367-2525) for availability to guarantee. Hotel will not accept notations on rooming list or emails without previous confirmation on the phone (no exceptions.) A one-time flat fee of $250.00, plus 13.962% tax regardless of length of stay.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3425 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect family getaway spot

    My wife and I have stayed at the Kahala several times in the past few years, usually traveling with my in-laws. This most recent time we all took my baby daughter to the Kahala to celebrate her first birthday. It’s a wonderful place to stay for families, with plenty of kid-friendly accommodations and places to roam around. As would be expected for a resort on Oahu, the beach is beautiful, and not too crowded since it’s a bit removed from Honolulu. The rooms are comfortable, although the mattresses are a bit too soft for our tastes. The rooms included breakfast at the restaurant buffet, which was well-done as restaurant buffets go, with a wide array of options. Definitely try the thin crepes. You’re on vacation, and they’re worth it. The concierge was very helpful in arranging daytime activities, recommending among other things a drive up the east coast of the island that was breathtaking. Also, since it was our baby’s first birthday, we took advantage of the photography services offered by Pacific Dream Photography. They did a wonderful job. Our photographer, Macy, was especially good with our baby, bringing out her absolute best. Keep in mind that the photo packages are pricey, and unfortunately the price lists they provide are somewhat deceptive in terms of showing the full price. Fortunately the representative was understanding, and we were able to work out a package that was suitable for us. All told, we’ve been very pleased with the Kahala, and look forward to many return visits in the future.

    Jun 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Elegant, understated, luxurious, gorgeous, perfect hotel

    I will not go back to Oahu if we cannot stay at the Kahala. It is sheer perfection. The staff are incredible, the food is terrific and the ambiance in every setting is sublime. it is a place you can relax and call home, albeit a very luxurious and indulgent home. The grounds are well planned and gorgeous. The beach is beautiful, the water is easy to get into and out of, there is no rush for beach chairs. We came here 3 years ago and were looking forward to when we could next come. We will not wait so long next time. We are coming back next year. The circle drive up to the front door is so welcoming with shallow long steps up into the side of the hotel. The lobby, reception area and front room next to the Veranda are gorgeous and just invite you to sit down and have a drink and enjoy the tropical breeze blowing through the hotel. I agree with the title another reviewer gave it, so I will close with it: BEST OF THE BEST.

    Jun 15, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best of the Best!

    5 Full stars no question. The grounds, room and staff all stand out as a cut above all others. Best beach, Resturant, food, the Brunch is to die for. Highly recomend this a a great couples or family get away...Ron & Ana

    Jun 15, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Outstanding - trio of a lifetime

    Stopped here just over a week ago with my husband as part of our three week honeymoon trip, this hotel was by far our favourite. From start to finish the staff were phenomenal and would go above and beyond to meet our expectations. We booked a dolphin lanai room which was breathtaking, we spent many hours watching the dolphins pass by our feet. The hotel sits in a quiet location with its very own beach. The pool staff deserve a lot of credit for how hard they work to make everyone feel comfortable around the pool and beach. You can’t explain the pure paradise and credit this place truly deserves, book up and see it for yourself.

    Jun 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best travel experience ever

    Absolutely amazing experience! My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and couldn’t have had a better time over the 10 days we were there. FIVE BIG STARS ALL AROUND!! The property itself is stunning with a beautiful secluded beach, gorgeous gardens everywhere, a great pool area, and a completely unique and amazing dolphin and green turtle sanctuary where a group of highly trained marine biologists offer educational and specialized emersion programs for hotel guests and visitors. A real highlight of the property! There are a number of outstanding restaurants on the property including Arancino’s for incredible Italian fare and Huko’s for more traditional Hawaiian cuisine. We highly recommend both! As much as we could go on about the physical features of the property, by far the most noticeable feature was the incredible service and hospitality we received from virtually every member of the resort team. From check in where Steve Tabiolo, Director of Front Office Operations, personally handled our accommodations, placing us in a beautiful ocean front suite with a great lanai, to Carlos Penaherrera, Guest Services Supervisor, who very politely helped us with a number of requests, to Anji at the pool bar and Dean at the concierge desk, both who gave us great recommendations of places to go and restaurants to try, the exceptional attention to detail and personal attention we received from every resort staff member we encountered made this trip one of the very best experiences we have enjoyed. We can’t wait to go back!!

    Jun 14, 2019
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