Hotel overview

Celebrate the best of Honolulu from Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach. Widely known as the "First Lady of Waikiki," our historic hotel first opened its doors in 1901 and offers a seamless blend of Victorian elegance and contemporary comfort. Boasting an unbeatable beachfront location, we're just steps from the immaculate shores of legendary Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of Honolulu's most beloved shopping, dining and entertainment attractions. For your convenience, we provide three distinct, sophisticated room layouts, each one overflowing with thoughtful amenities. In addition, our hotel features a towering banyan tree, a shimmering outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, the only beachfront spa in Waikiki and six on-site bars and restaurants. Host an event with us here in Honolulu to take advantage of stunning outdoor venues and top-quality planning and catering. Allow Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach to raise the bar for beachfront luxury.

Property information

Year Built: 1901
Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 21
Nonsmoking rooms: 791
Suites: 42
Total rooms: 749
Total rooms and suites: 791

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $35 (self) + tax or $45 + tax (valet) 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 Prices are based on single or double occupancy. Additional occupants may incur a charge of $120 plus tax, per person, per night. These charges as well as the Resort Fees will be collected upon check-in by the hotel and are subject to change without notice.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $42 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 6319 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Oahu Hawaii

    This place is my vision of Paradise! Total first class service at the Moana. Outdoor dining. Pool and clean beach with frozen drinks from the pool bar! Hawaiian Weather. Gorgeous scenery... Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach from our outdoor balcony. Can’t wait to return. For couples or Families this has it all! Well worth the flying time.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It ain’t Texas!...

    After reading reviews that were all over the place, we eventually trusted our travel agent who has similar tastes as ours and obtained a reservation at the Moana Surfrider. In the booking of our room some 9 months before this our first ever trip to Hawaii, a request was made for a corner room in the historic Banyan Wing. Knowing this was “the” original hotel admittedly carried a certain attractive allure. Yes, upon arrival from the airport, the entryway was crazy busy with guests, valets, bellmen, and street-walking passersby swarming about the hotel entrance. There was equal chaos leading to the check-in desk as we maneuvered our own luggage around hotel employees and other guests—with no one offering assistance. The stone-faced front desk clerk that eventually waved us forward seemed inordinately brusque—perhaps it was the end of her shift and ready to head home. Speaking very hurriedly with an obviously tired memorized greeting, she seemed annoyed by our request for clarification of one of the points she made—promptly pushing a mass produced handout toward us along with our keycard, indicating “this would answer all our questions” before briskly turning away from us to signal that was the end of our encounter. Stumbling toward an elevator, once again dragging our bags behind, we were lucky that this lift carried us to our assigned floor—crossing our fingers the entire way that our room would be acceptable. Opening the door, indeed a corner room as we had requested greeted us with a lovely beachside view draped by the landmark banyan tree. While the room was smaller than we typically are accustomed in Texas, it was certainly adequate particularly since there was room to open our luggage and still navigate the room without tripping. The flower-themed colors & decor did provide a certain Old World Hawaiian charm to the room! The double bed was comfortable and the room clean although definitely of “vintage construction”. Our bathroom was relatively small but bearably ample for our modest needs. While it quickly fogged up while taking a shower, our sleeping quarters did not seem to be particularly muggy or humid in comparison. There was a beach party outside on our first night, spirited by throbbing music with heavy bass lasting past midnight; however, with ear plugs and travel weary bodies we finally drifted off to sleep. Upon awakening the next morning as the morning sun peaked through the window shutters, my wife turned and asked me what did I think about Hawaii and the Moana Surfrider so far? My reply was simply: “This ain’t Texas!”

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Beach and Pool Service

    We travel to Waikiki a few times a year. Always stay at the Moana Surfrider. They have the best location on the beach if you love to surf, standup paddle, snorkel or just swim in the crystal clear water. On top of all that, the staff at the pool side towel desk are the most friendly people we have ever met at any hotel. Gloria is always smiling, Moe is alway friendly and Lee is always ready to tell a joke and gives the best local restaurant recommendations any traveler could ask for. Take my advice and don’t bother looking for anywhere else to stay if you are planning a trip to Waikiki.

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Free historical tour of the hotel

    This hotel opened on March 11, 1901, and was the first hotel built in Waikiki. This is an hour-long free historical tour and is offered every Monday and Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. No booking required and the meeting area is on the second-floor lobby of the Moana’s Banyan Wing. We really enjoyed this tour run by the very knowlegeable Ms Kehaulani Kam. This tour coincided with the hotel's 119th birthday. After the tour we went downstairs for the hotels birthday celebration and indulged in free champagne and cupcakes ansd a speach by the hotel manager. We also met one of the surfboard manufacturers of the original timber surfboards. Its a great free activity to do in Honolulu.

    Mar 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel in GREAT location!

    Dating back to 1901 this is a classy hotel very smartly presented. Right on the famous beach with a beautiful garden bar with a stunning Banyan Tree at its heart. The beach overlooks the beach offering great drinks and snacks. The restaurant is exquisite offering fabulous outside dining as well as inside. Don’t stay anywhere else!

    Mar 19, 2020