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On a sandy beach

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located on a secluded crescent beach in the exclusive Kahala area of Honolulu, only 4 miles from Waikiki Beach.

Swim with dolphins

Guests at the Kahala can swim and interact with the hotel's dolphins, who share residence with exotic fish and sea turtles in a 26,000-square-foot saltwater lagoon.

Ocean view

Rooms at this luxury Honolulu hotel offer hand-woven Tibetan carpets, teak floors, and mahogany furnishings. Sliding-glass doors open to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Ko'olau Mountain Range, Diamond Head and Koko Head craters, or the Dolphin Lagoon.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Kahala Hotel and Resort is composed of two 10-story towers and a two-story Dolphin Lagoon Terrace. A three-story lobby provides plush seating amid white beams, tall drapes, and wooden shutters.

Every imaginable facility and service is available for a relaxed, luxurious vacation: a fitness center offering personal training, aquatic exercise, and yoga, with separate men's and women's quarters with saunas, steam rooms, and spas; a Keiki Club for children ages 5–12, offering half- and full-day sessions of Hawaiian culture and activities; exclusive shops and boutiques, including children's store Li'l Nell's; complimentary shuttles to nearby shopping; and complimentary activities such as seasonal Hawaiian cultural programs. Garage parking is available on site (surcharge) and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is available.

The Kahala Hotel offers fine cuisine and drinks through 5 restaurants and bars. Hoku's restaurant consistently wins acclaim for its contemporary Island cuisine, which melds Hawaiian, Asian, and European flavors. For classic burgers and drinks, relax at the Seaside Grill. Italian and Mediterranean venues are on site, as well as a lovely poolside bar serving drinks.

With new standards for luxury and the latest trends in spa treatments, The Kahala Spa with garden view boasts a suite of nine spacious treatment rooms — each with their own relaxation area, glass-enclosed shower and deep soak tub for the ultimate in privacy and serenity during your spa experience. The Kahala Spa Signature Massages and Rituals all begin with the ritual of Ho’omaka, a cleansing and relaxing foot massage that sets a pampering tone for your very personalized spa adventure. Choose from a wide variety of treatments including aromatherapy treatments, body scrubs, body wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, designed to heal, relax, detoxify, rejuvenate and renew. Couples treatments and bridal or birthday spa parties may also be reserved. The spa also has a boutique.

Live piano music fills the room each night from Tuesday to Saturday at The Veranda. Enjoy cocktails and late night snacks, and perhaps a twirl around the dance floor.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 13000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1208 
  • Direct access to private beach 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Picnic area 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 338 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
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Where to Eat

Hoku's - Hoku's consistently wins acclaim for its contemporary Island cuisine, which melds Hawaiian, Asian, and European flavors prepared with finesse and served with style. Renovated June 2006, the hotel features bright furnishings, Italian bone china, and Christofle silver. Updated menu items include Slow Braised Kahuku Pork Belly, Pancetta Crusted Onaga, and Salt Crusted Rack of Wisconsin Lamb, served tableside. Old favorites such as the Crisp Whole Island Fish still remain. Thanks to a multi-level layout, all diners receive ocean-view seats, but may be distracted from the view by the open kitchen featuring fiery hot woks, a kiawe wood grill, and tandoori and wood-burning ovens. Hoku's serves dinner and Sunday brunch.

Arancino at the Kahala - Italian restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and drinks. Children's menu and al fresco dining is available.

Plumeria Beach House - Renowned for its Kahala Burger, this casual beachside café features bountiful buffets and off-the-menu choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with live Hawaiian music at sunset.

The Veranda - Designed in classic plantation style, the comfortable lounge overlooks the Dolphin Lagoon with a choice of both indoor and al fresco seating. Perfect for lingering over a cocktail or just escaping with a good book, as palm leaf motifs and island-inspired furnishings transport you to that other time. Our Afternoon Tea is a tradition, after a day out discovering Oahu. It is also a popular venue for special occasions and showers.

Seaside Grill - With a direct view of the Pacific Ocean, this restaurant is perfect for lunch or afternoon cocktails. Also features classic burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

Arancino - Serves Italian cuisine including antipasti, pasta, and pizza.

Room service is available 24 hours.

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Nearby Things to Do

Guests can spend their time at The Kahala Hotel & Resort doing a range of activities, including beach yoga, pilates and swimming at the hotel's private beach.

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

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

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed

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.

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Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD $38.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD $165 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: USD 28 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night
  • Pet fee: USD $150.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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