Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a family paradise with a touch of magic—where everyone can enjoy amazing adventures, both together and on their own.
Adults, teens and kids each have their own special places here. And there's plenty of family fun, too. Spend the day at the greatest pools in all of Hawai?i. Stroll down to the secluded cove for a day at the beach. Or do some exploring with guided excursions and activities. Then, enjoy an evening of incredible dining and spectacular entertainment.
You're invited to discover this unforgettable dream destination in Hawai?i—created by the people who know families best.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating7025 reviews
Phenomenal venue & experience. Aulaini’s attention to detail is off the charts. The accommodations are so well designed. Our unit offered 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a living room and a kitchen. So perfect for a group. Wonderful food and restaurants, incredible pools & private lagoon & beach. It’s been an incredible vacation.
If you love Disney you have to visit !
This was absolutely the best resort I've very visited! If you love Disney then aulani certainly brings the magic. First things first, the resort check in begins at 4pm however we arrived at 9am and were able to drop our bags, get our wrist bands and use all the resources. On top of that as soon as our room was ready at 11:30 they let us have early check in! The check out day you can use the facilities as long as you like and even use a courtesy room before you go. The room itself was clean, spacious and a perfect mix of Disney and hawaiin themed. The elevators even play hawaiin covers of your favourite Disney classics! There is a number of gorgeous pools, the lazy river was a particular favourite of ours, and two surprisingly thrilling, fun watersides. Perfect for either adults or children. It was easy to get a bed wherever you wanted and staff were great at freeing up any beds that were claimed but not in use. The dining here is also fab, and varied. There are a number of quick service options which were fairly priced (for hawaii prices anyway!). Everything was tasty and of course there were micky shaped options. We didn't access the nighttime restaraunts but did enjoy the luau. All the staff were super friendly and helpful all over the resort and made you feel super welcome. A big highlight too was how many characters were present ! If you have kids, or are big kids like us, you'll love meeting all the friends wandering around the resort. Overall no complaints!
Lacks the Disney magic; not what'd you'd expect if you've ever been to World or on a Disney cruise
Background: Family here (parents in low 40s, 2 kids between 7yrs and 15yrs). We spent 3 nights at Disney Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai`i Hotel. Overall theme: It’s ok. Beyond love what Disney has to offer but I went in expecting the Disney magic and it fell very short. Food was subpar, accommodations were average, very light on Disney characters, pricey for what they offer. No where near what World and Disney cruises brings to the table. Happy to check it off the list but wouldn’t go again. Here is the breakdown: Transfers – Booked via Costco and used the free transfers. Awesome experience roundtrip. No wait, easy to find and we were on our way. Check in- Numerous Disney employees but no offer to handle luggage. Not too picky about this as it is but pointing it out. Room - No major complaints here. Clean upon arrival. A bit small when you think about guests + luggage but generally speaking no different than other hotels. Food- This was disappointing. Couple of snack shops (Mama’s Snack Stop and Papalua Shaved Ice, closed daily at 5pm! Pools meanwhile are open til 9p. Not sure why these closed so early but the one place where you can get finger foods like fries/mozzarella sticks etc closed too early. For sit down dining, the two main restaurants (AMA-AMA & MAKAHIKI) only offer prix-fixe dinner menus, meaning you pay a set price and you get a 3 or 4 course dinner. Family of 4 (2a 2k) will spent close to $200-$250 for the meal. We are vegetarian so for us, only one option on the menu. Don’t mind spending the $ (we are at Disney after all) but as usual with Disney really everywhere, lack of options for vegetarians. We didn’t eat here. The other three restaurants (Off the Hook, Olelo Room, & ULU Café) were fine. Off the Hook will at times get busy so a bit hard to get a table. Olelo Room offered sushi dishes and cocktails which was great but again very limited in vegetarian choices. ULU café is more order and go but problem is there is no designated area to sit and eat. So if you get a pizza, you’ll likely need to take it back to the room or eat by the pool chairs. ULU Café was great for breakfast as was Off the Hook. Overall, nothing terrible but it was clear that the main venues for dinner meals had set menus and no options to have that true, sit down, a la carte experience. Being a huge Disney fan, I just wish they figure out the food situation for vegetarians across all their theme parks/hotels/resorts/etc. Pools - Solid. Clean. Kids and adults had a great time. Infinity pools, quiet pools, hot tubs, couple water slides, lazy river. Kids Club- Huge surprise here. If you’ve even been on a Disney Cruise, don’t expect the Aulani kids club to come anywhere near that experience. First off, it’s only open for like 5-6 hours a day and what even more disappointing, it closes around 2pm or 3pm. So no dropping off kids after dinner til midnight while adults can enjoy drinks. Secondly, you can only reserve spots that are 1.5 hours long. In other words, you can’t just drop them off whenever you want. You have to pick a time slot. We used it only once. Kids did love the experience but how is this place not a drop off/pick up at any point during open hours??? And closing at 2pm daily?? Beaches- Nice secluded area just for Disney. Clean sands, waters were clear, lots of seating. Good stuff if you’re a beach goer. Bars - Nice bars. Olelo room had a ton of options for mixed cocktails. Get a table there and listen to the live music in the evenings. Lots of friendly staff walking around the pools that will take your drink/food orders. Overall, planned a Hawaii trip (Maui + Oahu) and definitely wanted to make sure we stayed at Aulani. Now that we did, we wouldn’t go back. There were a few charaters walking around but again for some reason no characters after like 2-3pm. For the dollars we spent, and I know Disney is very expensive in general, it lacked the one thing Disney typically nails: magic. Go if you are that family (and we are 😊) that wants to check out all the Disney destinations. But if you are not, tough one to recommend.
Disney in Hawaii!
Disney, Disney,Disney! We were there five nights and loved it. Our 17 year old loves all things Disney and this resort did not disappoint. The pools are beautiful but crowded and it’s difficult to find pool chairs unless your up at 7am but hey we made it work. The beach is manmade so no waves but it’s beautiful. The entire staff was accommodating and friendly. We even were able to rent a car at the hotel so that’s super convenient. Would definitely recommend for younger children there are plenty of character experiences. Pool cabanas are nice and attendant was attentive—expensive though and hard to get. We suggest book those months in advance. We were only able to get one one day due to someone canceling. Hope to be able to visit again!!
This is infuriating! Trip Advisor fails to display any prices whatsoever, and when I made an overseas call to the hotel
This is infuriating! Trip Advisor fails to display any prices whatsoever, and when I made an overseas call to the hotel from Dubai, they had the nerve to apologize and then claim they couldn't provide me with the prices for the specific dates I needed. Absolutely exasperating!