Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 6169 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Amazing Waikiki Beach Views

    Reviewed by Villette N(Denton, Texas) on May 05, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Enjoyed a one week stay at OWB last week of April 2021. Booked ocean view but accepted upgrade offer for ocean front and landed a balcony on the 3rd floor (not Voyager club) which overlooks Duke’s patio and the pool in addition to the beach. If you are adverse to noise, I wouldn’t recommend a lower floor OF room because there is live music at Duke’s daily until 10PM and you can hear the ocean waves all night, both of which WE enjoyed. We really enjoyed the amazing ocean views. Room was well maintained with traditional décor, comfy bed and pillows, and housekeeping did an awesome job daily. There is a safe, a refrigerator, 4 cup drip coffeemaker, huge closet, and lots of drawers. It is located right in between the Westin Moana Surfrider and the pink Royal Hawaiian resort, so you can easily access their bars, restaurants and public beach services as well. We did not use the pool but it doesn’t open until 9 and worse, you can’t use that side of the building to reach the beach or the showers at all since they have it closed off. But you can get clean towels there daily 9-9. It is a very small pool, usually full of kids, and there is no hot tub. We mostly visited the beach and beach activities desk where you can rent a setup of 2 chairs and umbrella set up for $63 per day charged to your room. The desk opens at 8 but on busy days you will want to be in line before then to ensure you get one or can select your location. They also have surfboards and floats among other water activity options. If you want to buy your own float they are less than $10 at the ABC store across the street from the hotel. Waikiki beach is probably they clearest, cleanest critter free beach I’ve visited. It is shallow a long way out and aside from a very few rocky areas is very kind to your feet. Alcohol is not technically permitted on HI beaches but you can discreetly bring a cooler bag with cans from the ABC store and use tumblers or plastic cups without any issues. We dined a few times at Hula Grill and Duke’s and both were good though resort pricey. Ordered lunch from Duke’s Paku take out window once until we discovered Pais Deli which was excellent for a beach day lunch. Did not care for the menu at Sunshine Shack coffee bar, and instead frequented the Honolulu Coffee shop in front of Moana Surfrider right next door for a better selection of drinks and breakfast bites each morning, and they open at 6 whereas Sunshine didn’t open until 7. Tip: nearly all coffee shops nearby can get long lines after 7 so get out early to beat the crowds. Overall opinion of the resort, we loved it and we would return if the price was right. We got a nice deal due to slow travel due to covid but at the end of the day I would not pay the “normal rates” for this resort. I do believe they may be planning to renovate later this year as I saw some low, low rates mid to late summer. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Rental car: Highly recommend using HUI to rent cars by the hour or day. You don’t pay for parking, gas, or insurance with HUI. There are half a dozen available in the parking garage of the International Marketplace across from the resort. Just be sure to reserve at least a week or more prior to your trip to ensure you can get a car at the times you want one. There is a Hertz in the Hyatt a block from OWB but we cancelled that reservation and used HUI instead once we determined paying resort parking would have made it cost more. We also used Uber or Lyft and a taxi a few times. Excursions we did: Island Circle Tour – it was OK but I would not pay more than $100 for one (check Groupon). There are numerous operators but all essentially do the same stops. Experience Nutridge luau – awesome, highly recommend, 50 people or less intimate luau experience. Makani Catamaran – we did a 2 hour daytime sail and it was fun but definitely wished we had more time. Diamondhead hike – 2 mile 570 foot elevation hike, it is a tough hike but worth the views at the top. Kualoa Ranch tour – we did a jungle adventure tour. This and the catamaran were included on the Go City Oahu pass we had. Restaurants off site we tried: Tommy Bahama – get there 2-5 for a great happy hour food and drink specials. Waikiki Brewing – the one downtown has excellent bbq plates. Yardhouse – great food and the best collection of local brews (and non). Appetitto – get there 3-6 for a great happy hour food and drink specials. Maui Brewing – really good burger but just OK beers. Fumi’s shrimp – part of the island tour and REALLY good. Beware if you want to try Romy’s Shrimp on your own as they have a 45 minute wait for a simple shrimp plate, so either call ahead or try Fumi’s instead. The locals call Giovanni’s shrimp truck a tourist trap so we didn’t try it. We felt the same about Masumoto’s shaved ice. COVID NOTES as of April 2021: Make sure you check and follow the COVID rules on Hawaii’s travel website. The line at the airport to be checked in with your results and QR code was LONG, nearly an hour, when we arrived on American Airlines. United Airlines performed this check prior to arriving in HI so those passengers got to head straight to baggage claim. We needed to log into our Safe Travels account at the hotel and also for one of our tours during our stay so be prepared for that. If you plan to travel interstate be sure to check the interstate guidelines as another test may be required to enter certain islands.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    The "everything in one" place to stay!

    Reviewed by 259adeley() on May 03, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This hotel is my favorite hotel now! I'm Kamaaina (resident of Oahu) and have chosen to do my Staycations here. It has excellent service from your arrival with the warm greetings of the Valet, to the front desk who make sure you are comfortable with the room you are staying in, to the housekeepers who keep the rooms sanitized & well supplied, and then the warm Aloha extended on your departure! There's a pool and the beach is right there too! They have one of the best restaurants- Dukes! It has live entertainment from morning till night. They have great food and a breakfast buffet on the weekends. The hotel is also centralized to some of the best shopping malls in Waikiki. You gotta stay there!

    Adele Yoshikawa

    Reviewed by 744adeley() on Apr 30, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is my 3rd visit since November. I'm Kamaaina and love going there for Staycations! It's my favorite hotel to stay at now! Excellent service from the arrival, the Valet Staff who are so friendly & care for your property, to the front desk workers who make sure you are happy with your room, then housekeeping that makes sure everything is clean & well supplied and then the departing staff that make you feel appreciated where you want to return! The hotel has great shops and restaurants. I love Dukes which has an excellent menu especially the breakfast buffet and live music! So much Aloha showed on the property!!!

    We Will Be Back!

    Reviewed by patrickqin(Phoenix, Arizona) on Apr 26, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Where do I begin? Had one of the best trips of my life to Oahu and the Outrigger recently. It really is such a great hotel with amazing views and staff. Still in disbelief at how the ocean was literally right outside my room every morning and night! Here are some of my main points: PRO’s: -Amazing ocean front views; picture perfect all day long -Very friendly staff -Housekeeping was top notch -Safety was a priority re: Covid. No concerns about contracting the virus. -Food in the restaurants is stellar. Highly recommend the breakfast burrito. Drinks are overpriced...but that’s Oahu for you. -Beds are so comfortable! -high tech elevators. Very secure. -Great location CON’s: -Valet is required, and expensive, if you have a car. I recommend not having one. $40/night is ridiculous. -Walls are thin. We had neighbors partying every night who couldn’t care less about keeping us up. Not the hotel’s fault though; people are simply rude, selfish and unkind.

    Solid Hotel

    Reviewed by Brittany P() on Apr 24, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We stayed in this hotel for our honeymoon and were upgraded to a partial ocean view and given a bottle of Prosecco - so the customer service was awesome! The location is great - I know a lot of people say staying in Waikiki is "touristy" and "loud" but our room on the 8th floor was quiet and in a very convenient location. All of the restaurants around it are fantastic, including Duke's on the street level. it's right on the beach but also has a pool if that is more your thing. The pool is right on the beach as well so you can lounge poolside and take a dip in the ocean. I really enjoyed our stay here, only docked 1 star because the room was small and the finishes are outdated (yellowing tub and counter etc.) but you're not in Hawaii to stay in your room, anyway!