The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located on the island of Oahu just ten minutes from Waikiki, in the most prestigious residential area known as Kahala. The resort is situated among exotic gardens complete with a waterfall and lagoon which is home to fun-loving Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and an array of tropical fish. The property sits on a secluded crescent shaped beach overlooking both Diamond Head and Koko Head craters.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort features 338-rooms, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Ko’olau Mountain Range, and the quiet tranquility of the resort’s Dolphin Lagoon. The legendary resort was originally built by Conrad Hilton who fashioned it as a secluded, exclusive retreat away from the boom of Waikiki. After it opened in 1964, it was soon embraced by the Hollywood community and became a magnet for celebrities and wealthy world travelers seeking a luxurious and private hideaway. Today, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is still a gathering place for the glitterati. In addition, families, couples and even business travelers have also discovered the virtues of this world-class resort.


Ten Minutes from Waikiki
Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1964
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 9
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 338


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Guaranteed Connecting Rooms Charge: Connecting rooms must be requested only at time of booking. Call the hotel directly (1-800-367-2525) for availability to guarantee. Hotel will not accept notations on rooming list or emails without previous confirmation on the phone (no exceptions.) A one-time flat fee of $250.00, plus 14.97% tax regardless of length of stay.
Advisory A minimum Self parking fee of $50.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - 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. 

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4613 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful service

    Have stayed at the Kahala several times and each time is wonderful, even magical (think about strolling to breakfast just after sunrise and stopping to watch the dolphins swimming in the pools!). This stay started with a couple of bumps but the staff handled them with grace. Really can’t say enough about how much this place captures the aloha spirit!

    Jun 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Resort

    Wonderful resort - so much fun to watch the dolphins and enjoy the pool and beach. Great service in all restaurants and all around the property. The spa was amazing and one of the best I've ever been to. Thanks for a great vacation!

    Jun 06, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sustainable Sanctuary

    We loved our stay at the Kahala. What made it really special to us was their sustainability and cultural programs thorough KISKA. We also loved learning about and interacting with rescued dolphins. We appreciate that this wasn’t just a roadside attraction, they are taking good care of the animals that cannot live in the wild. These programs set the Kahala a part from other hotels.

    Jun 05, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    When you want the best in luxury and true O’hana, chose The Kahala.

    We will never again stay anywhere other than The Kahala Resort when visiting Oahu. The rooms are spotlessly clean, beds are comfortable, the beach is quiet and not crowded. Beyond the normal “need to know” things in a review, let’s get to the actual heart of this resort. It is the most amazing property if you would like a peaceful vacation. The best of the best food will be found here. Plumeria Beach House has the best breakfast and Hoku’s will “wow” you from the second you walk in the door through days and weeks after you leave. As far as the resort itself, serenity and beauty beyond compare. The only thing that beats the beauty of the resort are the hearts of the staff. My daughter ended up having a life threatening medical emergency while staying there. It was just she and I, which should have made me feel helpless being so far away from home and not knowing what to do on one of the worst and scariest days of my life. Instead, the staff acted like extended family and friends. They checked on us frequently, going above and beyond even what I would expect from true family and friends. We felt safe and cared for and secure enough to continue our vacation knowing should anything else happen, we had support that would be there at a moments notice to do whatever they could to help. Words can not describe the appreciation in this Mom’s heart for the entire staff of the Kahala! (Auntie Carolyn, Emily will be taking you up on your offer should she decide on UofH for college in a couple of years!) We stayed an extra night in the top hotel on Waikiki, just to experience the vibe of Waikiki beach and both my daughter and I wished we would have just stayed an extra day at the Kahala. My daughter offered up some pretty hefty exchanges back home to be able to get back to the Kahala for our birthdays again next year even though it was suppose to be a one and done type trip for us. The Kahala has become our new home away from home and we can’t wait to get back!

    Jun 04, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This was a dream come true! I met Francis from the Kahala and he had mentioned the 60th anniversary special! I snapped at the opportunity and it was indeed so magical! I have always wanted to stay at the Hotel and especially the lagoon room! It was an absolute joy! And seriously everyone at the hotel was super nice and attentive!!

    Jun 02, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319