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.

Location

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 A minimum parking fee of $40.00 (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.
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.

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 4372 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location and staff, but in need of renovation

    Love the location and staff, but the hotel is showing wear and tear. Chipped paint everywhere, torn furniture, stains on carpet, etc. The hotel was open during COVID, but perhaps a missed opportunity to refresh the rooms and public areas. We stayed on a package that included breakfast. The buffet is decent, but should have more options and higher quality for the price. Would prefer to have an allowance that can be used to order off the menu rather than only the buffet

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    YUKI the star at the amazing Kahala Hotel

    A big thanks to YUKI at reception. Without all your efforts and kindness, our stay would not have occurred. You were a delight to deal with, moving heaven and earth to ensure our reservation. You are an absolute asset to the hotel. If I was in the hotel business, I would hire you. Also thank you Alejandra and all the crew at Dolphin Quest. You and those majestic dolphins make the magic happen. We were overwhelmed by how friendly all the staff were and delighted to find an establishment that still offers good old-fashioned service and a smile. Thank you, Daniela

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kahala Hotel… Luxury hotel or a Motel?

    It’s really OUTDATED and DIRTY! Overcharged for the condition of the room. I’m guessing the interior is unchanged from the 70’s. But the staffs are nice. Room service though is quite fast and efficient.

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very Welcoming

    ALL staff were extremely courteous and professional. While we did not end up using much of the amenities on property, the front desk, bell staff, and valet were exceptional and kind. The valet service was the best I had ever experienced and an outstanding reflection of the resort's culture and Ohana. The great staff made for a great visit!

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful property with exceptional service

    Kalehua at the front desk was the most fabulous and made our stay so special! All of the staff are gracious and so helpful making you feel truly pampered. The dolphins were a bonus treat to see each morning.

    Jan 29, 2023
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