Ratings based on 1,114 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from dallas

Right on the beach

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Location: Steps away from the beach. It’s literally right behind the hotel. There are restaurants and shops within a few hundred feet of this hotel.
This is a fantastic hotel with great amenities. The staff pay attention to the small details that make for a cozy, welcomed stay. We didn’t bother renting a car since most of the restaurants and shopping were nearby. We used Uber/Lyft/Taxi for getting to hiking locations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, USA

Quiet Elegance on Waikiki Beach

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Pros: The amazingly attentive staff, the beautifully-maintained property, sundown at House Without a Key overlooking Diamond Head.
Cons: In-room seating is a bit slim. There is a desk chair and short love seat. If in-room lounging is your thing, you might consider upgrading to a suite.
Location: Feels secluded but in the heart of it all. Even the smallish beach feels private while being connected to the rest of Waikiki via public walkways.
Halekulani offers "the best of both worlds." The property itself is a quiet peaceful enclave where the sound of waves crashing on the beach lull you to sleep at night, and the smell of plumeria subtly fills the air of the beautifully-manicured gardens. There are no water slides and sunscreen-slathered tiki bars here - Halekulani is a fantastic escape from the grind of everyday life. Yet, step outside the front doors and the best Waikiki shopping and entertainment is right out front, as the Royal Hawaiian Center winds its way along Lewers Street and Kalakaula Avenue. The food and entertainment options on the property are fantastic. Their terrace restaurant and bar, House Without a Key is probably among the best places on earth (and certainly on Waikiki) to enjoy sundowners, while wonderfully-talented performers sing the best Hawaiian music and perform traditional hula. The late-night lounge, Lewers, has fantastic performers in an equally-fantastic setting. The fine-dining restaurant, La Mer is just stunningly beautiful for it's nostalgic Hawaiian feel and location overlooking the Pacific (and has a great bar, if you aren't willing to commit to the full menu), and their main restaurant, Orchids has great food and fantastic thoughtful staff. Speaking of the staff - everyone at Halekulani is incredible. They go to lengths to remember your names and preferences, and go out of their way - proactively - to try to make your stay as relaxing and delightful as possible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dallas

Perfect

Posted Oct 5, 2017
You could not ask for a more lovely Waikiki experience as the hotel, staff, dining and amenities were simply perfect.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Arizona

Fantastic getaway

Posted Sep 24, 2017
Top notch hotel in every category. There isn't a better place to relax and be pampered on Waikiki Beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 10, 2017
Loved everything about the hotel. Best trip of my life
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 30, 2017
Best place to stay in Oahu-Best Mai Tai and perfect overall .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Exceptional, highest standards, and perfection!

Posted Aug 15, 2017
This is a remarkable hotel that met all expectations. They are detail-oriented and make sure that your stay is perfect. Not one problem at any point. Staff is friendly, rooms are spotless (housekeeping came 2x a day). Nothing short of perfection!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Fantastic location. Great staff and facility's. Buffet breakfast not the best
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL

Beautiful hotel, with outstanding staff!

Posted Jul 27, 2017
The entire experience was A+ from the time I arrived to check out.
5 out of 5
by Jade

Luxury in paradise

Posted Jul 21, 2017 on Hotels
Made a last minute decision to stay at the Halekulani and was so happy to stay for a night. From the moment we walked in- felt important. Valet took the bags from car, check in was a breeze, check in staff came and showed us our room and amenities. We enjoyed the fruit and swam in pool that night and enjoyed our view of Waikiki sunset. We ordered room service and came in about 30 min and he presentation was appetizing. We had the breakfast buffet: international selection with Hawaiian touches. Swam in pool one more time and was able to hold luggage in storage for a few hours while we did some shopping in the area.