Surfing was cultivated in our backyard and the lifestyle it embodies is central to who we are. Waikiki is famous for its beautiful beaches and we’re steps away from them. But you’ll be just as drawn to the timeless charm and laid-back vibe as the The Twin Fin Hotel welcomes you here.
We’re a retreat. A place to relax and take in the beauty of Waikiki’s iconic sights and rolling swells, from sunrise to sunset. We’re a gathering place to connect with others and share memorable, meaningful moments. We’re a hub for discovering local music, art, and a lasting connection with our island community. And with stunning, front-row views of Waikiki Beach, we’re a place to reflect on the events of the day. And plan the adventures that lie ahead.
LocationAcross the street from Waikiki Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• In-room internet (includes Wi-Fi and wired, up to 4 devices)
• Reef friendly sunscreen lotion, upon request
• Two (2) bottles of water per stay, refillable at our filtered water stations
• Pool Towels for day use
• Daily Cultural Activities. Coming soon.
• Fitness Center, open daily 5:30 am – 10:00 pm for hotel guests with a valid room key.
• Keurig Coffee Maker in room (coffee replenished daily)
• Toll Free, Local Calls and complimentary domestic and international calls
• In-room Safe
• Discounts at Restaurants & Retailers in the hotel
• Beach Candy: Guests can select from a wide range of items from Beach Candy store located at Twin Fin hotel located at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue to further enhance their beach and ocean experience. Each night of stay (with a fully paid resort fee) every guest room will receive 3 daily credits that can be applied towards rentals to include: Surfboards, Paddleboards, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Toys and more! Guests reserve their rentals using their daily credits upon arrival to the resort. Other activities at Beach Candy such as Fitness Classes, Surf Lessons and more can be booked at an additional cost.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating149 reviews
Perfect location. Efficient, friendly staff.
Had a wonderful time. The location was perfect, literally steps from nice restaurants, shops, and the beach. Our room was tidy and had a beautiful ocean view. The room needed a bit of paint but other than that we were more than satisfied. Staff was friendly and efficient. I plan on staying there next time. I would recommend this property to anyone.
40th anniversary trip through tour company Trafalgar
Very dated hotel. Several in our group found bed bugs in their rooms. The rooms needed serious updating. Breakfasts were just ok. You got your choice of 3 meals. Staff for the breakfasts were awesome. I would not recommend staying there other than it’s within walking distance to the zoo and beach. The mattresses were also horrible.
Standard room but a great location
We stayed at the Twin Fin April 2023. The hotel room is standard but came with many amenities. They provide towels to take with you to the beach. The beach (Waikiki) is right across the street. The particular area of the beach has a break wall so the water is calm. The hotel provides 3 free rentals from Beach Candy (paddle boards, surfboards, chairs, umbrellas, etc.) Tiki's is a bar on the 2nd floor by the pool area with outdoor seating overlooking the street/ocean.
Okay place, cheap if you don't care about how nice the rooms are
The staff was wonderful. The rooms had mold on the walls and looked to have been remodeled by applying new paint improperly. The towels were cheap. The patio door had been repaired by duct tape. Location was great as it was towards the end of the main street away from the popular part of Waikiki but still walking distance to all the shops. The area was very loud with people screaming all hours of the night and honking starting at 5am.
Not 4 star, economy rooms
We stayed at The Twin Fin Sunday-Friday but as soon as we opened the door the room & air felt "wet", like it had rained over the weekend & the glass sliding door had been left open. We immed. asked front desk for us to have a different room, Hailey was very nice apologized & directed us to see another standard room on the 12th floor. That room was actually the same condition but smaller so we declined & returned to our room on the 7th floor. We adjusted the air/heat control on the wall to either dry out or air out the room overnight. The room was a basic economy room, 2 double beds, tv etc. No table or chairs to sit, eat or read our maps etc at, only the bed surface. Small fridge had not been completely emptied, bathroom upgrade was obviously just a coat of white paint -could still see the rust and dingy caulk showing through. We were a family of 3 adults but there were only 2 bath towels & 2 wash cloths, you`d expect 4 and hand towels so we had to ask for them. There was 1 ceiling light above the door but in the room none other than 2 wall sconce lights above the bed so the room was always very dim. Do not believe the views shown on websites -maybe the suits get a good view but the view we got of "Diamond Head" was like the bottom part of it then 75% of the hotel next doors balconies -ours didnt even have chairs. The beds & pillows were very soft and comfy, not the latex foam type (thankfully). At 5 am my asthmas flared up cos of the bad air quality (we`ve stayed at other beachside hotels, Galveston TX, Jersey Shore NJ, Cancun MX & the room did not feel like this. Went back down to front desk (figured the rooms HVAC had been set to not allow us to change heat or air much) to ask for a dehumidifier or fan. Andrea apologized and said shed send up a osculating tower fan which we left on when we went out for the day. When we returned that afternoon the room felt so much fresher & actually dry! Later we asked Hee at the front desk about a better view of Diamondhead but they didn`t have any available (an extra $20 a day, oceanfront was $40 a day). This hotel has the 4 star rating maybe because it has a outdoor restaurant/bar, swimming pool, exercise room, proximity to other high end hotels/attractions/ Diamondhead. Other upgraded rooms im sure had more going for them but our standard room was like a economy room so if that`s what passes for a 4 star hotel we will NOT stay here when we visit Oahu again. The best it had going for it was the great young staff members, the beds and it being at the end of the main Kalakaua Ave that was within walking distance of everything/across from the beach & not noisy. There`s a nice seating area to chill-out at where the valet parking is and also a store. When we checked in there was that additional $48 per day fee to pay for this underwhelming room..