Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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.


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


Hotel Details

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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 3514 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spectacular service and location

    We are finishing a five night stay at the Kahala and our expectations have been exceeded. As regular travelers to Hawaii, the Kahala rates in the top 1% of of our trips. The location is ideal with a serene vibe and view of the water. What really elevates the Kahala is the service. Bart was very responsive and professional with our pre-trip requests. All of our requests were meticulously taken care of without reminders. The twice daily housekeeping service was perfect and Delia, our evening turn-down attendant, was delightful. We were out of the room during the day and did not get a chance to meet the daytime attendant, but the room was serviced just as nicely. From afternoon tea and drinks on the Veranda (the manager greeted us by name each time) to room service, our stay was fabulous from beginning to end. We are sorry to be leaving tomorrow and will return.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    friendly luxury

    -From Daneen at checkin through my housekeepers Jamaica and Marylou, the service was outstanding -The 2 room Fitness Center is excellent as is the steam and sauna -The hotel body lotion is high quality -The orchid wall gorgeous, with a chocolate orchid! We enjoyed out stay

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely Staycation

    It was our first stay ever at the Kahala. The hotel is located in an exclusive neighborhood with guests who are generally gracious and mature. It has grand decor and everyone loves their orchid staircase! We took advantage of the 55th anniversary kama'aina special and it was a very memorable stay! Our 8th floor ocean front room is very spacious, classy and has a spectacular view. We were welcomed with chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate macadamia nut clusters, fruits and pastries, and a bottle of chilled brut for our special occasion! We had dinner at the Plumeria. The sushi platter was excellent, the miso butter fish was slightly undercooked but you can tell it is fresh. We loved the salad and dessert table. I wish I had room to try every piece of dessert! It was very relaxing to watch the changing colors of sunset over dinner without young children running around or the rowdiness of Waikiki. I soaked in the jacuzzi and tried the steam room after dinner. It was quiet and clean, and I feel safe on the property. Our room was probably near the loading dock and I could hear machinery noise by around 5 am in the morning. But it was fine since we needed to get up to watched sunrise at the kissing point. We took spectacular 360 pictures of God's beautiful creation. It was breathtaking! The breakfast buffet is included in our room special. It is one of the better breakfast buffets with AYCE miso butterfish, omelet station, ono thin pancakes, fresh fruits, pastries, lox of bagels, and all the fine breakfast offerings you can imagine! It was a perfect stay, and we would do it again! Mahalo to the staff of the Kahala!

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not so great service

    We stayed 8 nights for our honeymoon. Room was right above the restaurant on the second floor. view of cars drop off/ pick up at the hotel entrance, gray asphalt view everyday. As we checked in, a couple next to us had free upgrade of room. In a room, there was a bottle of champagne to welcome us, which was nice, so they new it was our honeymoon. We asked 6 umbrellas for my beach wedding at concierge, night before the big day. A Japanese female agent refused that each room has 1-2 umbrellas and that’s it. I pursued its for wedding, we don’t have time to go to shopping, it’s for tomorrow AM. she reluctantly called front door /bell boy dep. to keep aside some for us for tomorrow AM, then next morning it was all gone. Non available for our wedding. BTW The rehearsal dinner at Halekulani, they told us to please take umbrella and all 16 of us got free without asking (rain was done for the night so we returned all of them). What difference in customer care! Daily coffee replenished, one day we had half open one, squashed ones that looks like they been discarded, they put it as if they were new. $500 a night hotel, really? I love Hawaii and Kahala beach, really regret to pick this hotel for our honeymoon. If you are not super rich or famous you are not treated well here is my impression they gave me. We will not return to Kahala hotel for our years to come anniversaries.

    Nov 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Resort in Hawai

    The Kahala Hotel and Resort, is One of the most exclusive, romantic and beautiful hotel in Hawái. The rooms are beautiful decorated. The service is excelent, and the beach is quiet and lovely. It’s the best option if you are traveling in cupple.

    Nov 05, 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