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  • 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
  • 1 (888) 271-2681


Maureen M

This is a must to do at least once while visiting Waikiki. To sit beneath the Kiawe tree in The House Without A Key on the beach of Waikiki and listen to authentic Hawaiian music played by a Hawaiian band and graced by a beautiful hula dancer. Enjoy a Maitai or drink of your choice and inhale the balmy air from the ocean as you watch the sun go down. It doesn't get any better than this.

Erinn Abragar

I attended a wedding at the hotel and also stayed there. The servers provided first class service. They were very professional but also friendly, taking the time to joke and talk stories with the guests. The room my friend and I stayed in was immaculate with a spectacular view of the pool and the beach. Coffee lovers... Great news! The hotel offers free coffee in the lobby.


Have been lucky enough to stay here in the past. The service is attentive and efficient. My Uncle and Aunt are staying here and the view from the room is a postcard for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau.

jen shu

probably my favourite hotel on the island. sunday brunch here is incredible (book well in advance).

Fran V.

A beautiful hotel located along the beach in Honolulu. I came here to attend a wedding. Guests were welcomed on the ground floor and then we were asked to go upstairs where the ballroom was located. The hotel is very close to Waikiki and there are several restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Ryan @ OnyxHotels

As much as I love the location of this 5-star resort, I have found that 4-star resorts in the neighborhood provide a better value, in my opinion. This hotel has amazing food/restaurants, but you don't have to stay there to enjoy that. The pool is tiny. The staff is OK, but when they messed up a reservation for me, they were not quick to resolve the situation. I have had better stays at the Kahala (also 5-stars but in a slightly removed location) and the Royal Hawaiian, which is almost next door.

Mel S Wong

The Halekulani is one of the best (although many would argue that it IS the best) hotels in stay in the Waikiki area. I love the serene and zen like surroundings but there is very little beach out front…but that's ok too…there is still plenty of beach in close proximity. The service at this hotel I have say is impeccable and welcoming.


One of the oldest hotels on the strip of Waikiki these hotel has a beautiful outdoor bar lounge where they hold nightly entertainment plus delicious eats from appetizers to main course. Come check out the scenic sunset with wine in hand and appetizers for the evening.

Sara Benson

Such a beautiful resort, right on the beach in Waikiki. Elegant and at the same time modern, the Halekulani will steal your honeymooner heart with its designer suites, opulent spa and cool stone tiled hallways lit by softly glowing lanterns at night. Even if you're not staying here, you'll want to make time to come by for a drink and to catch the sunset hula dancer (a former Miss Hawaii) and live Hawaiian music in the hotel's open-air courtyard, the House Without a Key.

Kelly G.

I received a gift certificate to use for their Spa services and I couldn't have had a better experience - especially for my husband's first time for a massage!

I called in to schedule our massages and Ryan was SO accommodating! Even though we were to have separate massages, he booked us in a couples room at no extra charge. He also graciously applied the Kama'aina discount to our services! My gift certificate covered everything with a little left over. Ryan also explained that valet was covered!

Day of we pull up to valet - the spa is to your immediate left when coming from the vehicle entrance. We were asked to fill out the initial health form and then introduced to our masseuses. They escorted us to a nearby couple's suit and sat us at the lanai for our initial foot massage.

Massage was great. What was even better was the bathroom for our use after the massage! It was humungous - complete with HUGE whirlpool tub, walk in shower and separate commode. To complete the services, we were escorted to a reserved lounging area and was served tea (hot or cold) with a mochi ice cream.

Felt completely relaxed and no pressure to leave. Awesome service. Awesome experience. Definitely a great place to experience a couple's massage!

Joanne Bautista

We came here as a family a couple months ago and LOVED IT!!! :) before we came I'd read that it wasn't really a family hotel, but I'd beg to differ. The service was perfect for anyone, from couples to our family and the kiddies were delighted by the little gifts they got. The beach is also great for small kids because it's relatively small, so there are no long walks. The restaurant is somewhat of a splurge but when you're in Waikiki, there's really no worries on the food front. Heavenly beds and large rooms rounded out our perfect vacaction

Jeffrey Tong

Classy hotel, great for weddings. Old school but right on the beach. Quite pricey.

Malia Yoshioka

Love Lewers Lounge for live jazz. Classic cocktails and great ambience. You can also order absinthe and nibble in bar bites before you call it a night!

Jin Yoo-Kim

I didn't stay here but I came here for a friend's post wedding farewell brunch. this place is exquisite. the food is amazing and the coconut cake is delicious! the banquet room has a great indoor/outdoor feel and it overlooks the beach.

Belinda Ma

Elegant, charming and sophisticated. This gem in the middle of Waikiki offers a quiet, calm retreat in the middle of the chaos of Waikiki Beach. the gorgeous grounds and impeccable service are all yours for a small fortune if you choose to stay here or you can have an elegant, romantic dinner at the House Without A Key Restaurant. The views are unparalleled but the sunset views might be blocked during certain times of the year from this outstanding property.


A beautiful, high class hotel right at the beach in Waikiki. It has a smaller pool than other large hotels, but the beach is right there in front of the hotel for a swim and tanning session. No obstructions. Just clear views of the ocean and Diamond Head beyond.
The restaurants and high quality customer service were also notable. Be sure to check out La Mer for dinner and Orchids for brunch buffet. It's one of my favorite hotels in Waikiki!

Fatima Mahimwala

Amazing Rooms over looking the ocean and outstanding service. Only thing I would have liked a bit better was a private beach only for the hotel. Great access to all the shopping around as well.

Yen Phan

Beautiful and stunning hotel! They really pay attention to details, the carpets and pool have orchid designs, the lobby check-in area smells of exotic flowers, and the grounds are so well manicured. It's really worth the money to stay, dine, and enjoy Halekulani.

Jan Mathison

This is a high end place the pool lit up at night is wonderful. If you have deep pockets stay here its a 10!

Janice Chan

The hotel was sparkling clean and the service was over the top. Upon arrival, they greet you and made sure you were well taken care of whether you're a VIP guest or not. I love that they left different treats on our bed everyday and on our last day, they gave us cute wooden key chains to take home. It's just those warm little gestures that made everything more complete.

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