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Get an overview of this hotelOceanfront historic resort, First Lady of Waikiki

On Waikiki Beach

Facing famed Waikiki Beach, this 1901 hotel—the first built in Waikiki—opens to Kalakaua Avenue, is 1 block from shopping, and 4 miles from Chinatown and downtown Honolulu.

Afternoon tea

Moana Surfrider serves Victorian-style afternoon tea on a seaside verandah and offers oceanfront dining. A sundeck surrounds a freshwater pool and a section of the beach is reserved for hotel guests.

Modern island decor

Guestrooms at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa feature Westin Heavenly Beds, island decor, writing desks, flat-screen TVs with cable and movie channels, and high-speed Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Rooted in an era of steamships and Martin Denny music, the oceanfront Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in central Waikiki offers afternoon tea, oceanfront dining with Hawaiian entertainment, and a sundeck and swimming pool under a banyan tree.

The onsite spa offers massages and beauty treatments. Signing privileges for dining, entertainment, and facilities (except pools) are allowed at 3 other Sheraton hotels in Waikiki. The nearby Sheraton Waikiki, for example, offers a fitness center, a children's program (ages 5–12), and a 24-hour business center (surcharges).

The Polynesian music and dance show, “Creation-A Polynesian Journey,” features a spectacle of volcanic eruptions, pristine island landscapes, extraordinary ocean scenes, the art of hula showcased in its many artistic forms, vibrant costumes, and epic theatrical journeys through dance.

The daily resort fee includes the following amenities and services: High-speed Internet access in the guestroom; self-parking for 1 vehicle; free local calls and up to 60 minutes of long distance and international calls per day; a Collections of Waikiki savings booklet; Moana Historical Tour (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday); daily aqua aerobics and yoga classes; daily cultural activities, such as hula lessons, lei making, and ukulele lessons; and children age 5 and younger eat free when dining from the children's menu in designated dining outlets with a paying adult (1 free child per 1 paying adult).

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Beach bar 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Total number of rooms - 791 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1901 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Laundry facilities  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Snack bar/deli  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Slippers 
  • Television 
  • Turndown service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Beachhouse at the Moana - Situated on Waikiki beach, this restaurant has island estate ambiance with Victorian accents. Featuring Pennsylvania Amish Raised Angus and American Wagyu (Kobe-style) steaks, seafood, and menu items using Hawaii's fresh produce. Open evenings for dinner.

The Veranda - In the shade of a historic banyan tree with an ambiance of yesteryear. Cushioned wicker chairs, ocean views. Leisurely à la carte breakfast, refined lunches, and afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream.

Beach Bar - Poolside, in the shade of the Banyan tree, with gentle Hawaiian entertainment every evening. Guests can watch sunsets with drinks and grilled pupus (appetizers). Open from 10:30AM daily.

Surfrider Café - Just steps away from the beach, the Sunrider Café serves specialty coffees, signature fresh-pressed juices and acai bowls, pastries, island fruit bowls, and freshly prepared salads and sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients.

Vintage 1901 - located on the veranda overlooking the magnificent banyan tree, is the new wine-centric lounge at the Moana Surfrider offering a stellar collection of wine, five different wine flights, “Signature Sassy Spike Sangria” a fine collection of artisan beers, as well as savory bites from Chef David Lukela.

Nearby Things to Do

The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, now includes the Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin. The Moana Lani Spa rests atop the natural healing spring, 'Apuakehau, that gave life to Waikiki beach. An expansive 18,000-square-foot spa features 16 treatment rooms, 2 oceanfront couples' massage rooms with large soaking tubs, and balconies overlooking Diamond Head and the Pacific. The Moana Lani Boutique is adjacent to the spa, and offers guests the chance to purchase spa products and souvenirs after getting a spa service. After a morning of replenishment, guests can enjoy their private, roped-off sandy beach, with direct access from the property, with amenities such as lounge chairs and water sports equipment (fees may apply). A sundeck shaded by a banyan tree surrounds the freshwater pool.

Waikiki Beach, adjacent, offers many beach activities including snorkeling, catamaran sails, and canoe paddling; the resort can arrange these activities (surcharges may apply). A surfing school is also nearby (surcharge). Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, offers signing privileges for dining, entertainment, and facilities (except pools) at three partner Starwood properties in Waikiki: The Sheraton Waikiki, Princess Kaiulani, and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.

Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's complimentary Westin Workout program, with state of the art equipment that provides a range of full-body exercises geared for travelers. If you're a runner, enjoy running maps provided by the resort in partnership with Runners Magazine with towels and cold water in the lobby.

Daily activities can be arranged at the resort, such as excursions to the Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Zoo; beach activities; and arts-and-crafts sessions (surcharges). Within 1 mile are a public golf course, and the tennis courts and jogging paths of Kapiolani Park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Guests booked in Penthouse (Ocean), Suite, or Club room categories include access to the Beach Club Lounge for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children age 12 and younger per room. Fees apply for additional registered adult and/or child. Children age 5 and younger are complimentary with a paid adult.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 31.41 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 31.41 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 16.00 per person (one way)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 15 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Complimentary meals for children 12 and younger

One child per room, per paying adult will enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet at the Beach Side Cafe. Offer combinable with Sunsational Savings.

Complimentary meals offer valid from the buffet only.

Endless Escapes

The "Escape" room categories (only those with the word "Escape” in the title) are a rate-based room category and include no value-adds. No minimum length of stay required.

Not valid with any other offers.

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