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 Based on 3466 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Hotel I have stayed at.

    What words can I use for this place. Excellent. Superb. Absolutely delightful. Wonderful. EVERYTHING about this hotel was exceptional. it had fantastic service, an awesome beach fantastic food. A spacious and airy room which was perfect for me and my family of 4. Wonderful. Best hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Is 6 stars possible?

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The BEST Staff & Hotel Experience on Oahu!

    I'm a local wedding planner on Oahu, and used The Kahala to book a room block for the family of my bride & groom. While we were not using The Kahala for the actual wedding, the staff at The Kahala still treated us like VIPs from start to finish. I was able to check in with the booking department frequently and always received very quick responses. When it came to dropping off Welcome Baskets to our guests rooms, they didn't even blink an eye and handled getting each guest a basket in their room (which the guests adored!). After my guests checked in, the Mother of Bride was concerned about finding a private space to play some bridge with her friends while they were staying there, and the Kahala team gave her great advice and suggestions on how/where to do this. I cannot express enough my gratitude for The Kahala taking care of my guests like their own family, and I am not a lifelong fan of this hotel. Special thanks to Kelly, Susan, James (the concierge with the mostest!) & Janice!

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Plumeria Restaurant

    I'm fortunate to have friends who live near the Kahala Resort. We make at least 2 trips to the Plumeria Restaurant at least twice when I visit. The service is outstanding and the food sublime. The portions are generous and presentations are quite generous. The restaurant is an open air beach side venue with both outside and inside service.

    Aug 07, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bad start but after that it was great

    We had a difficult start to our stay at the Kahala. We came from the Four Seasons on the Big Island and it was an oasis with the most attentive service. So when we arrived at the Kahala we had expected the same type of service. Not so much. No bell man seemed interested when our taxi pulled up so we carried our own luggage through the busy lobby to the not so well marked reception desk. We waited in line and then while the person behind the desk was friendly she was not particularly helpful. We arrived around noon and our room was not ready. This was a big disappointment since we were only in Oahu for two nights so we had only a day and a half to enjoy the resort. We had planned to go to our room and head off to the beach and explore. They offered us the use of the hospitality suite while we waited for our room to be ready (after the bellman had already stored our luggage). The reception desk did not really give us directions to the hospitality suite or how it worked. So we had to figure out how to get our bags from the bellman and find the hospitality suite. The hospitality suite only had two small changing rooms (which were in use) so we had to change in the bathroom. It was less than ideal. Then we had to get the bellman back to store our luggage again. It was a hot and annoying start to the stay. When we got to the pool/beach area it was chaotic and busy. It was not what we had expected. We had lunch and played in the ocean and it made us feel a bit better but not really relaxed. We finally got our room at three. Which was just enough time to get changed and ready for our 4pm dolphin experience. The dolphin experience was awesome. We had a great time. And our room was excellent (1217 overlooking the dolphin pond). The room was large and spacious. The housekeeping was also super efficient. They got us extra towels within 5 minutes of asking for them and also got us a pull away bed - also within minutes of asking. I would highly recommend the rooms overlooking the dolphins. We were on the second floor and from our balcony had an excellent view of the dolphins swimming. In the morning we had fun watching them playing with each other for hours. Room service breakfast was fast and good. And the service at the beach was great. We did not get to the beach until around 10:30 so I was worried we would not find a place to sit in the shade. No need to worry. They found us four chairs in the shade under some trees on a grassy part of the beach. It was a lovely day at the beach. The water is great for kids. Not much sea life to look at but an easy place for kids to play safely in the ocean. On the whole we enjoyed our stay but would not plan for an relaxing check in and I would not plan on the hospitality suite being all that hospitable.

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Birthday Getaway!

    Quiet and beautiful with views that g one for miles. On-site dining was great and the staff a delight. A bit remote if you want the nightlife of Honolulu, but that's not why you're here, right? Easy to get out an explore the island if you don't want to deal with the city.

    Aug 06, 2019
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