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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Just stayed at Moana for thanksgiving with friends. Hotel Is very nice first hotel built on Waikiki. We stayed in the Diamond wing which was okay , only thing is there is one elevator that holds 5 person at the time therefore you have to wait for elevator to arrive quite a bit. The room was nice and clean however...

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

Aloha Peter, Mahalo for your review. Our popular Beach Bar is a great spot to visit to enjoy the Hawaiian sunset while sipping on a mai tai. We also offer daily entertainment with Hawaii's best musicians. Our newly renovated Diamond Wing guestrooms offer modernized amenities including our Westin Heavenly Bed, Westin Heavenly Shower and rocking chairs to enjoy the breathtaking...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Booked a 5 night package to Waikiki through Expedia. Was willing to stay in least expensive room to stay at the Moana Surfride,r which has by far the best location on Waikiki. Beautiful, the First Lady of Waikiki is steps to beach, steps to all shops and restaurants and an inviting lobby to relax in. Two years ago I met...

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

Aloha Linda, Mahalo for your review. At the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa we strive to exceed the expectations of our guests, so am delighted to hear it was "unexpected". Also, please extend our gratitude to Mr. Lee who was so kind to donate the videos he had from the 1950's. It's amazing how much things have progressed...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

We were booked to stay at the Moana but on arrival we were told that unfortunately the hotel had been oversold, and would it be ok if we were upgraded to the Royal Hawaiian - we thought we had struck gold but on arrival, the other hotel just did not have the atmosphere/friendliness/socialization that the Moana did - so on...

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

Aloha Stacey, Mahalo for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy you had such a "proper vacation". We pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service, so am pleased to hear that you were a recipient of our Aloha Spirit. Stephen is one of our star performers and goes out of his way to ensure all our guests are...

Prague, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 November 2013

A group of friends and myself spent several days at Moana Surfrider, 2 families from our party stayed for long 2 weeks there. Moana is one of the most romantic places you can imagine when coming over to Honolulu and definitely one of the most beautiful hotels I have visited so far (I do travel a lot and have seen...

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

Aloha Barbara, Thank you for your inquiry. We sincerely apologize for the concerns regarding our dining venues. The concerns you mentioned are uncharacteristic of our standards and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We value your feedback for it gives us the opportunity to address and improve upon certain areas that might not have...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The most beautiful hotel you will ever see in your life, clean, pleasant friendly and helpful staff. Do not forget to order the " fish tacos" they are just the best you can ever have. Location was excellent as well. Walking distance to all shops activities and attractions. you cant go wrong at this hotel.

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

Aloha, Mahalo for your wonderful comments. The historical ambiance of the "First Lady of Waikiki" represents the magnificent beauty of yesteryear which many of our guests, like yourself have come to love. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed our popular fish tacos from our award-winning Beach Bar. We highly recommend ordering our Ahi Poke Nachos on your next...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Moana SurfRider is one of the first hotel in Waikiki beach. It's a beautiful hotel with a really nice bar-garden, with a grand tree in the center and live Hawaiian music, before accessing to the beach. From the beach you can see a really nice view of Waikiki beach. Close to the road where you can take all the...

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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 experience with us. As you mentioned, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa was the first hotel built in Waikiki and it is our history that sets us apart from neighboring hotels and resorts. We try to convey a sense of “old world” charm today with services like Afternoon Tea on the Veranda....

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Loved this hotel. Grand old building! We stayed in the historic wing ( which meant it was old) but we just loved it! We encountered a little problem with a smell on our 2nd day, hotel staff. Fixed this immediately. Beach access ( not all hotels in Waikiki have this) was super handy and the beach bar/ restaurant was lovely....

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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 experience with us. As you may know, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa was the first hotel built in Waikiki and we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your historic Banyan Wing guestroom. We try to remind our guests of the simplicities of yesteryear with our porte-cochere rocking chairs...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2013

My husband & I have been to Waikiki a number of times & I've always loved the stunning building at the Moana Surfrider... But this was our first stay. After 4 nights we've decided it's a property best admired from afar. Look closely and it's quite underwhelming. Our room was dark and dingy with cheap amenities in the bathroom. We've...

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

Aloha, Thank you for your comments. We are so sorry to hear you were underwhelmed with your recent stay here at the “First Lady of Waikiki” and we apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our company credo is “First Lady, First Class” and we aspire to provide a first class experience to each and every one of our guests. If...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2013

The Westin Moana Surfrider is a beautiful property. Here are some key points to consider before staying here: 1. It is in the middle of the action in Waikiki. The front door opens to the main strip of shopping, while the back door opens on to a tree shaded courtyard and pool area fronting the beach. 2. The hotel has...

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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. As you mentioned, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is located directly on the beach in the heart of Waikiki with many great shops and restaurants located nearby. Built over a hundred years ago and commonly referred to as the “First Lady of Waikiki,” we try to remind our...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We recently made our third visit to the Moana and while we have enjoyed the previous two visits this one was even better! From check in to check out everything was taken care of in a friendly and professional manner. All of our Starwood Platinum guest benefits were explained and provided with ease. We stayed in the tower for the...

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

Aloha, We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed you recent stay with us and we would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. So happy to hear you enjoyed your Tower Wing guestroom. Views of Waikiki Beach as seen from our Tower Wing are spectacular and not to be missed! As you mentioned, we...

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $450 - $756 (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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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#10 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#13 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#15 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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“Ask for a room in the historic section of the hotel”
PaulCorb, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of Diamondhead - SO WORTH IT!”
265kaits, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is a tower to this hotel with ocean and partial ocean views. We had full ocean, but were in the older part of the hotel; enjoyed it.”
efchapin, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a court yard room ,view of the beach, able to relax in our room ,have a couple of drinks, listen to the music from the court yard”
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“We LOVED the ocean view room!”
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