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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I've been home a week and want to go back; Second visit, stayed 6 nights. I only gave The Moana a very good last year, due to some room and employee (1) issues. I had to re-review because it was FABULOUS! We had ocean front rooms in the Diamond wing. I said in the review that the location of the...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us and for being a returning guest of “The First Lady of Waikiki.” We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Tower Wing Partial Ocean View guestroom. Views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, as seen from our Tower Wing are simply breathtaking and not to be...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 9 August 2013

My friend (she already wrote her comments here, and quite accurately too) and I arrived after booking 4 nights at this hotel. The room we were given (3411) was a diamond city view room in a boldly advertised luxury hotel! The room was anything but. I had had better accommodations at a Motel 6!!! We had booked the room through...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and for being our guest. We are sorry to hear of your concerns regarding your Diamond Wing guestroom and we sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. The concerns you mentioned are not representative of our standards. If you wish to address this matter further please feel free to...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Amazing beachfront location. The room was fine, but the way the label and categorize rooms is not forthcoming at best. I had a "partial ocean view category", that looked directly into the adjacent highrise. No sunlight in the room at all. You could only see a little of the ocean if you stepped out onto the tip of the balcony...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for sharing your concerns with us. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations and for any discomfort you experienced while being our guest. We greatly appreciate your feedback for it addresses certain issues that might otherwise not have been brought to our attention. We are currently in the process of resolving the issue and we thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Was so excited to be staying at the iconic Moana surf rider last month but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The exterior and lobby are beautiful and the rooms are tasteful but small (although that was not unexpected). We were in the older part of the hotel and chose a city room which was noisy but I...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are sorry to hear of your concerns and we apologize for any inconveniences you encountered while being our guest. We are sorry you found the daily resort fee of $31 to be inopportune for it includes a number of beneficial opportunities such as daily parking for one vehicle, unlimited domestic...

Richmond, British Columbia
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We decided to splurge, my friend and I, at this "luxury" hotel. She hadn't been to O'ahu and therefore hadn't had the Waikiki "experience". Imagine our disgust upon entering our room in the Diamond wing. The stench (something deeply mouldy) assailed our nostrils. The size of the tiny room (3411) we could accept but not the peeling wallpaper, stained arm...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and for being our guest. We are sorry to hear of your concerns regarding your Diamond Wing guestroom and we sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. The concerns you mentioned are not representative of our standards and if you wish to address this matter further please feel free...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is the second time that I have stayed at the Moana Surfrider. You can't beat the location, right on the beach. The shops and restaurants close by are amazing. The extra charges all add up - resort fee, room tax and occupancy tax are all added on top of the advertised room rate. The atmosphere around the lobby and...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for being a returning guest of the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. As you mentioned, we are located directly on the beach in the heart of Waikiki providing our guests with easy access to all...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Avoid. Dreadful service, dreadful room, dreadful prices, bland food, dreadful experience. The noise from the air conditioning on the hotel opposite our toon was like a jet engine going 24/7, after a complaint they sent some ear plugs!

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share with us. We are sorry to hear of your concerns regarding your recent stay at “The First Lady of Waikiki,” and we sincerely apologize for any discomfort you experienced while being our guest. If you wish to address your concerns further please feel free to reach out to us at 374guestexperienceteam@westin.com....

Fremont, California
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We took our 13 yr. old to Hawaii for the first time and we chose The Moana and Waikiki Beach. We were very pleased w/ our choice. Great location, excellence in service and cuisine. We would go back again! We were not so thrilled w/ the resort fee. The free wine really sucks. The wine steward is making a meritage...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for sharing you experience with us. We are so happy you chose to spend your first trip to Hawai’i here at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. We established the daily resort fee to offer a number of beneficial opportunities, such as daily parking for one vehicle, unlimited domestic telephone calls, one hour on international telephone...

Austin, TX
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed at the Moana Surfrider in part because of its reputation and in part because of the history (the first hotel in Waikiki). Although the rooms are small, they are adequate for our needs (we don't spend a lot of time in our room) and was very clean. As a Starwood preferred gold, we were upgraded to an ocean...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for sharing with us and for being our guest. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay here at “The First Lady of Waikiki.” We always try and go above and beyond for our loyal SPG members and upgrade them whenever possible. Views of Waikiki Beach from our Tower Wing are simple breathtaking and...

Athens, GA
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Beautiful hotel, amazing location, great service. We stayed in the older part. The rooms were fine, and a great quiet place to crash as you try to fight jet lag. The housekeeper, Jenna, was the best housekeeper I have met. She worked with our crazy schedules and kept the room looking great. The hotel is located on the busy shopping...

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Moana S, Guest Experience Team at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for sharing with us and for being our guest. So happy to hear you enjoyed your historic guestroom in the Banyan Wing. Rooms in our Banyan Wing are intimately sized and so charming and most representative of the Hawai’i of yesteryear. Our staff is filled with the aloha spirit and love to treat our guests like extended...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, in Waikiki Beach on Oahu, HI. Visit Moana Lani Spa; or host a wedding on our rooftop terrace, or a meeting in our 10,000sq ft of event space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Address: 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5041
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: $461 - $934 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 791
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Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort And Spa
Moana Surfrider, a Westin Hotel Honolulu
Westin Moana Surfrider
Moana Surfrider Westin Resort
Westin Honolulu
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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa Honolulu, Hawaii
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#12 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#18 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#22 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#31 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Diamond wing for full ocean views.”
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“I stayed on an upper floor, with an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles jkerm, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were on the 11th floor facing the ocean and it was fantastic. AC worked, TV worked, nice bathroom, everything was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Athenasmommy, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 1465 partial view of the ocean, however can be loud due to the Duke restaurant live bands every night. We like music so did not mind”
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