The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, O'ahu, HI 96816, United States
+1 808 739 8888
C$ 231

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based on 369 reviews

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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Sun 11/12

About The Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • Resort Room
    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

In 1964, the Kahala Hotel quickly became a Hawaiian icon housing a lot of A-listers and Presidents. The Kahala Hotel and Resort is a posh property with lush grounds and celebrity clientele, but it’s still appropriate for a family-friendly stay.

The oceanfront Kahala Hotel and Resort is situated on the island’s priciest areas in Oahu’s posh Kahala neighborhood. There’s not much within walking distance, but guests are just a five-minute drive from grocery stores, a movie theater, and restaurants. The crater park that defines the shoreline, Diamond Head State Monument, is an eight-minute drive and offers fabulous views of Waikiki and Honolulu from its peak. Roughly a 20-minute drive will lead guests to Waikiki, central Honolulu, and The Hanauma Bay State Nature Preserve.

Amenities at the resort focus solely on vacationers with a gorgeous, secluded beach, oceanfront saltwater pool, hot tub, and small kids’ pool. A large ocean-view gym offers state-of-the-art equipment, classes, a steam room, and sauna. In addition, the Kahala Spa offers standard spa services. One of the hotel's most popular features is its Dolphin Quest, where guests can have a once-in-a-lifetime interactive dolphin experience. There are four on-site restaurants, two are oceanfront and offer international menus, sandwiches, and quick bites.

The guest room at Kahala are big and classy with a mix of sizes and décor. All rooms feature common amenities such as air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and iHomes. Other conveniences and room standards include coffeemakers with free coffee and tea, mini-fridges, bottled water, luggage stands, robes, slippers, hairdryers, and much more. The huge granite accented bathrooms are as glorious as the rooms with upgraded toiletries, glass showers, soaking tubs, and much more.

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King Rooms(C$ 231 - C$ 970)
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C$ 231/night

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Executive Rooms(C$ 369)
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Resort Rooms(C$ 765 - C$ 4,290)
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Standard Rooms(C$ 614 - C$ 1,311)
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C$ 615/night

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Queen Rooms(C$ 243)
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C$ 243/night

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Double Rooms(C$ 865 - C$ 2,132)
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Amenities at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • Private beach
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Horse riding
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Wine glasses
  • Packed lunches
  • Fruits
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Grill
  • Balcony

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' club
  • Swimming pool toys

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service
  • Secured parking
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Reviews of The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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10.0 Excellent
The staff was so helpful, from the concierge to the front desk staff. We forgot to request a late checkout and had staff help us feel comfortable all day before leaving for a red eye late in the night. Food was great at all restaurants. The resort is about a 15-20 min ride from Waikiki. Spa services were amazing. Standard king room was spacious for the two of us. Had daily housekeeping without request. Toto bidets in each room. Everything was wonderful and we would love to come back!
9.7 Excellent
Pros:The food is excellent. While parts of the facility are outdated, it is well maintained and the attentive staff makes up for the slightly dated appearance. The beach is awesome.
Cons:The pool should be larger. The poolside menu could use some more pizazz and creativity.
8.8 Great
Pros:Private beach means it is never overcrowded. Friendly, professional staff. Dolphin Lagoon a must experience for kids. Big, comfortable room with comfortable bed, nice bath amenities. All toilets have a bidet, which is a nice surprise. Beautiful grounds and atmosphere.
Cons:Above average humidity for this time of year. We were told it was due to the El Nino from winter. Small pool (and number of chaise lounges) that can get crowded quickly. Food from the Seaside Grill and Plumeria is overpriced and okay, at best. Drinks overpriced, but tastes great.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Kahala is located close enough to the city action yet far enough away where it's remote. Though the pool area was relatively small, it was never crowed. The dolphin lagoon and sea turtle exhibit was quite amazing. Beach was also gorgeous and calm. No complaints about the Kahala. Would definitely visit again.
Cons:Wish there was good snorkeling right around there but that's asking for too much!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The staff and growns are amazing
Cons:The dolidpin and turtle tanks, way to small for them to live


5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, O'ahu, HI 96816

What's nearby

  • Shangri La2.7 km
  • Diamond Head State Monument3.2 km
  • St. Augustine by-the-sea5.1 km
  • Kuhio Beach Park5.2 km
  • U.S. Army Museum6.2 km
  • Fort DeRussy6.2 km
  • Puu Ualakaa State Park7 km
  • Lyon Arboretum7.3 km
  • Magic Island7.6 km
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve8 km
  • Manoa Falls8.2 km
  • Honolulu Museum of Art8.5 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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FAQs when booking at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located at 5000 Kahala Avenue in Kuliouou-Kalani Iki, 9.7 km from the centre of Honolulu. Shangri La is the closest landmark to The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

  • Yes, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort is 16.7 km from Honolulu. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is 30.9 km from Kapolei Kalaeloa.

  • Yes, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

9.7 km

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Distance to airport

16.7 km