Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 6336 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Ultimate Waikiki Resort

    Reviewed by Doc_Ang62(Bayville, New Jersey) on May 02, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We loved our 4 nights at this lovely beachfront Waikiki resort. It had an “Old Hawaii” vibe and all the staff were so friendly. The beach was beautiful and the pool refreshing. The poolside bar had excellent drinks and snacks. The room was very comfortable, and we could walk almost anywhere. Definitely an excellent choice!

    So accommodating, great location

    Reviewed by SaraM353(San Francisco, California) on May 01, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I am claustrophobic in elevators so I wasn’t sure I’d find anywhere to stay in high-rise ridden Waikiki. We called a few hotels in advance to ask about the stairs situations and chose Moana Surfrider because they were by far the most helpful. It’s nice that the Banyan area of the hotel is not a high rise, unlike pretty much every other lodging in Waikiki. They accommodated me by allowing me to stay on their 2nd floor, which can be accessed via stairs. Our room was small but made up for it with the most incredible ocean views. Huge windows with uninterrupted views of the ocean from both sides of the room, including a view right from bed. For those booking in the Banyan wing, I’m not sure it’s worth it if you’re not ocean view because of the small size. Loved the historic setting, the pool and the central beachfront location. Resort fee and high parking fee are what you’d expect for the area so while annoying, I can’t really complain.

    Historic Hotel is a Hidden Gem

    Reviewed by Deborah621(Gulf Breeze, Florida) on Apr 15, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My husband & I stayed in this beautiful historic hotel from 3-28-21 until 4-4-21 and enjoyed every second! Right in the center of Waikiki, it is perfectly located for sunrises & sunsets, all the water sports, shopping, restaurants and tours. The Beach bar has excellent food & live music every night. The views of the Ocean & Diamond Head are incredible & watching the daily surfing adventures from here is unbeatable. Never had an issue getting a cab or having to explain where it was as it's been on this beach since 1901! The staff is friendly & accommodating with out being pretentious or interfering. Room 596 is spacious & well appointed, with 2 balconies, it's perfectly positioned for morning coffee & sunrises and romantic sunsets with Champagne. The bed was extremely comfortable -important to one who has difficulty sleeping in hotels. Don't miss a walk through history on the 2nd floor where,at the top of a beautiful staircase, is a small museum Gallery showcasing the hotels long history!-it's amazing! Our new home when in Oahu!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    AMAZING LOCATION with history access to beach and great coffee!

    Reviewed by Tina S() on Apr 14, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is a beautiful hotel built in 1901. there is the classic section of rooms for those that will be at the pool most of the time and want to go back in time a little when they come back and lay their head on pillow. Just beautiful! The tower has slightly larger rooms so you can do yoga in the room if you want. But no worries, there is complimentary group yoga on the beach front everyday if you are in a smaller room. Reserve beach chairs as soon as you register or day before, as you would expect they are in high demand. Not really a kids kind of place recommend outrigger or other hotel for kids, this is a couple, honeymoon, anniversary or just a sexy get away place, quiet relaxing and luxurious! I would come back.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Special Property and Lovely Staff

    Reviewed by Corina37() on Mar 22, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We had a BEAUTIFUL dinner watching the sunset, eating great food, and enjoying the great service (our waiter was Shawn and her really just made our night). We were set to fly out the next morning. Instead we changed our flights and booked a night at the Moana! You couldn’t possibly have a better location on Wakiki Beach (and due to covid we practically had the beach to ourselves). Each and every member of the staff we interacted with were SO NICE. They were just accommodating and kind to our kids. They seem to really just get it that people are vacation and look for ways to make their guests feel special. The queen of this was Nancy, who served us our poolside breakfast and we just totally adored. Our son has a food allergy and she was over the top considerate, ran to get something specific for him from another part of the property. He’s 6 and felt really special that she did this. We left our vacation (the first 6 days had been at Aulani) on such a wonderful note. I encourage any Aulani goers to carve out a night or two here before the flight home, you won’t be sorry!