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Hotel overview

Step back in time at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach. Widely known as the "First Lady of Waikiki," our historic Honolulu hotel first opened its doors in 1901, offering a seamless blend of Victorian elegance and contemporary comfort. Boasting an unbeatable location, our Honolulu resort spans 600 feet of oceanfront shoreline on legendary Waikiki Beach. Located at the very center of Waikiki?s vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment attractions, the resort features three distinct wings: the historic Banyan Wing, the airy Diamond Wing, and the contemporary Tower Wing. Our hotel in Oahu is renowned for its famous banyan tree, oceanfront pool, fitness center and wellness classes, the only award-winning beachfront spa in Waikiki, and six restaurants and dining options. Host an event with us in Honolulu to take advantage of stunning outdoor venues. Allow the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, to create timeless traditions of 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 details

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

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.
Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $45 (plus tax) per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are 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 A minimum valet parking fee of $55 (plus tax) per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are 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 Children Rollaway Charge per night is $115 plus 17.962%

General policies & fine print

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

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 6827 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location but needs some work

    Very nice common areas and convenient location. However Tower rooms have all balconies closed off due to some safety/maintenance issues. Hallways and room on our floor had the smell of mildew. Bathrooms still use shower curtains. There is no power cord or plug near one side of bed for any electronics. A $42/day resort fee is mandatory and includes items that I would argue are rarely used by guests. A hotel at this price point should be doing much better.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Exceptional Hotel

    This hotel is an absolute gem located in the heart of Waikiki with direct access to the beach. The hotel staff was incredible from the bell desk, front desk to the concierge service. We stayed for a week in one of the oceanfront rooms in the Diamond tower and man the view was to die for (room 3616). Note: Diamond tower is the only tower that has access to balconies at the moment. All other towers have no balcony access due to a recent incident. Although the pool is not the largest, it is large enough to enjoy yourself. Getting a lounge chair by the pool is extremely challenging and you have to get there around 7:00 am to claim them or else they are all gone by 7:30 am. The waitress at the pool, Cayla, was especially exceptional. She went above and beyond to ensure my family was taken care of. She checked on us numerous times throughout the day and ensured the wifey and kids had all the drinks and food they wanted and remembered us by name. Incredible service! My only recommendation for the staff would be to not allow guest to put towels on the chairs at 7:00 and leave for the next 3-4 hours. It’s rude and not fair to guests who are at the pool and are looking for a place to sit. They should actively remove the towels and their belongings if someone is not there for over 1-2 hours. The beach is just gorgeous and the sand in front of the hotel is like butter with absolutely no rocks (beaches elsewhere can be a bit rocky at shore). Bell desk and the guys at the valet were amazing as well. They had a minivan taxi at the hotel at all times which was super convenient. Additionally, there is parking space right in front of the hotel for rideshare vehicles to pull-in. The restaurants on the property are amazing and have an incredible view but be ready to pay an arm and a leg. IT IS EXPENSIVE. Holy moly it’s pricey. There are many restaurants nearby that are amazing: Hulu Grill and Duke’s Waikiki are both beachfront restaurants and the food is amazing!!! My only complaint was that upon check-in, I mentioned that it’s my wife’s 40th birthday and I requested balloons and flowers sent to the room on her birthday. Although the request was entered, the cleaning staff forgot to deliver it. I had to follow up the next day which was very disappointing. They delivered it a day late. Overall, this is an incredible hotel in the heart of Waikiki. I’d highly recommend it if you don’t mind paying 3x for everything. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Jun 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Almost perfect!

    we have been there for 2 weeks and everything was on top: spacious room, everything was very clean, room service was perfect and attentive, food was wonderful....marriott bonvoy members get some more benefits too.... The Hotel itself is so beautiful...

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful resort on the beach in a great location!

    This is a beautiful hotel right on the beach. It was actually the 1st hotel in the state of Hawai'i. The room was small but comfortable. Marriott bedding is the absolute best in my opinion. The location is perfect. The place was clean. The bar was usually hopping but I had no problem getting a seat and the prices for drinks was typical. I found the pool to be too small for the resort and I could not get a chair the entire week. Some folks just came down and reserved then showed up much later - I am sure there is something they can do about that. I would have loved to sit by the pool for a couple of hours at least once during my stay. The $40 for a waffle at the restaurant is outrageous but lucky for me a very short walk down the beach there was a $10 breakfast special every day. There was a water leak in my ceiling which was repaired swiftly but I thought there would be consideration but NO. Anyway, all in all a very nice trip at a very beautiful hotel. BTW there is an ABC store right across the street where you can buy fresh fruit and coffee and just about anything else you need at super reasonable prices including alcohol. The resort fee did not include anything that I was interested in. Needs some improvement for sure. Check in staff was super nice and friendly but I cannot remember his name. Housekeeping also super good.

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    As bad as we feared!

    This is our 4th day here. As many reviewers have said, the tiny pool has no consistent rules about reserving lounge chairs. After two days of not being able to get a chair, I succumbed to the “put your towel down at 7 a.m.” in order to have a seat yesterday. Chair was totally in sun by 11 a.m., so decided to choose one on the other side today at 7 a.m., to have shade in the afternoon. Sat in sun until noon, left to have lunch, came back before 3:00 to find someone else had been “given” our chairs by the pool desk. Beach chairs and an umbrella are $100/day, a pool cabana $200! A hamburger is $30, and a gin and tonic close to $20! Our room is so tiny that we run into the bed when opening the door. Only good thing I can say about this hotel is that the public spaces are very beautiful.

    Jun 14, 2024