The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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Description
Located in Honolulu, this beachfront resort is close to Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium. Other area attractions include Waikiki Beach.

Features.
Recreational amenities include an

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outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. There is a full service health spa on site. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers audio visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Honolulu property has event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and exhibit space. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a library, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge.

Guestrooms.
There are 338 guestrooms at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. 40 inch LCD televisions have DVD/VCRs and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking: US$ 25 per night
  • Valet parking: US$ 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Airport Transfer
Childcare
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Bathtub
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Located away from the bustle of Waikiki, this luxury hotel is a home for stingrays, turtles, dolphins, and colorful tropical fish! Check out the waterfall and beachfront property!

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Fort Worth, Texas

This is THE BEST PLACE TO STAY!!! CLASS, FINE CALIBER OF PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, ROMANTIC, PEACEFUL, GREAT BEAUTIFUL ROOMS, SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS...A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN...
Makes A Person Feel That They Are in A PERFECT SECLUSION PLACE! FIVE STARS PLUS!!!

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

This hotel is beautiful. It has some of the best restaurants. It's pretty secluded, so it's a good way to get away from everything.

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New Delhi, India

they have 2 poor dolphins in pools on site which i simply cant condone. my room which was on the ground level constantly had streams of ants even after complaints were made to management. for the price, the hotel simply wasnt good enough. and it's far away from most things

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Local from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

This is a wonderful little Boutique Hotel with great restaurants. It is only 5 miles from our house so you could go for a sunset cocktail.

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Austin, Texas

This is a lovely 5-star resort, located just east of Honolulu. The grounds are lovely, the beach is very private, they have dolphins on-property, and the staff is amazing. The rooms are updated, and there is plenty to enjoy with on-site golf and spa.

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Local from Honolulu

i attended a wedding here and it's a really nice resort away from the busy waikiki area. an attraction there is the dolphins in their pool, you can swim with the dolphins (for a fee). it's beautiful grounds faces southeast side of the island, with views of koko head in the background.

the lobby is grand and beautiful. orchids and exotic flowers decorate the staircase leading downstairs to the ballrooms. the buffet i had at the wedding was magnificent, one of the best yet. this is a great location for someone who wants a relaxing and secluded resort stay, but still within close distance to waikiki and downtown honolulu for activities, restaurants, and tours.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

The Kahala is one of Hawaii’s legendary hotels, built in the early 1960s to welcome everyone from presidents to celebrities—and it still does. The hotel is exquisitely, femininely opulent, with a beachfront location in one of Oahu’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The location really does make it feel like a sanctuary—nowhere else on Oahu will you find a luxury hotel away from Waikiki yet close enough to have all the advantages of the city. You can’t go to The Kahala without visiting the resident dolphins in the lagoon fronting the low-rise rooms. Another major draw is the (very expensive—but worth it) Hoku’s restaurant—make a reservation early enough to enjoy the sunset. The hotel also has an elegant full spa. If you want mind-blowing, straight-on ocean views, book a south-facing room in the tower—the highest floor you can get.

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SF Bay Area, Western US

The Kahala is a grand old hotel with it's own private beach on the other side of Diamond Head, so it is not on Waikiki Beach. But this is the rich side of the island, the Kahala side, with multi-million dollar homes. The hotel is full service, and prior to be the Kahala, may years (decades) ago it was the Kahala HIlton, and later the Mandarin Oriental. For long time it had its own seawater pond where Dolphins were kept and shown, run by Dolphin Quest, and you could swim and hold the dolphins. The pool complex is on the beach and you can eat food there, get a Cabana, or easily watch the kids play in the waters.

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Elkton

The brunch at this resort is very solid and the kids will love seeing the dolphins in the "Dolphin Experience" pool.

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You can walk the beach to get to the hotel and have a cocktail at sunset. It is less than 1 mile by car or walk.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

Stunning! The hotel is so perfect, I almost don't know what else to say.
The rooms are modern and chic, so comfortable you feel at home, immediately. It is not in the heart of Waikiki, about five minutes by hotel shuttle or car. You don't ever feel like you are in a city but the availability to go out and be so close is appealing. The two best things about this amazing hotel? Most of the employees have been with the property for years, impeccable service. The other reason is the Dolphin Experience, right on property. They even have Dolphin Experience Rooms overlooking the pools. Perfect for families, romance or just a beautiful getaway.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

Go and see the dolphin feedings or swim with them at 11:00AM, 2:00PM and 3:00PM

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Emeryville, California, USA

I had the pleasure of staying here the night before a wedding on the premises. While the rooms are not as opulent as one would imagine a $700+/night hotel would be, our room was tastefully decorated (hard to find in Hawaii!) and relaxing. The bathroom is spacious, with two vanities and two closets on either end, a tub, a shower, and a toilet with its own tiny "room." Our room had a large patio overlooking the golf course, which isn't the best of views, but it was nice to have the option of fresh air. Whenever we called for anything, it came almost instantly. Everyone we dealt with was pleasant!

The grounds are gorgeous, and you can see why celebrities can stay here for weeks at a time. (At the time I visited, Kanye West had just checked out after a month-long stay.) There is a large, private beach, a pool, a sting ray pond and a dolphin lagoon. I haven't seen anything like it. The lobby is quite grand, and since I visited in December, there was a gigantic Christmas tree in the center, with a more playful one just a few feet away with chairs positioned for children to have their picture taken. The hallways and lower lobby also had several Christmas trees, and the stairways were opulently decorated, too.

As for the wedding, the coordinator assigned to the bride seemed to have everything under control and the event went smoothly. The four-course meal prepared by the hotel was the best wedding food I've ever had, by a mile. Apparently the head chef wasn't pleased with one of the courses and apologized to the bride after the event, but I couldn't even tell that anything was wrong.

Overall, this place will set you back a pretty penny, but you can tell that a lot of work goes into maintaining the facilities and training only the best of staffs.

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Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

i didn't stay here - i came here for my friend's wedding and this hotel is absolutely amazing. i think kanye and kim were staying there when we were there. there are private beaches along the hotel and beautiful tiny islands bobbing on the water. the pool area has sea turtles, dolphins just swimming about. there is a man made waterfall, and restaurants and banquet rooms. What a divine hotel!

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Beautiful Hawaii. Less crowded compared to the other hotels as it is hidden. Cafe is great for brunch by the beach.

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Local from Honolulu, Hawaii

The Veranda for Hoku's Brunch on Sunday is a great option for being away from the hustle and bustle of the main dining took where the food is stationed. Casually elegant and surprisingly cool during the summer.

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Merriam, Kansas, USA
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Try the Sunday brunch buffet. A little bit more expensive than the Waikiki buffets, but the food quality is worth it! After brunch walk outside and see the dolphins.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

Amazing Dolphin pool where you can see the dolphins from your room as well. Private beach and newly renovated rooms. Absolutely stunning!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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In terms of luxurious Hawaii hotels, I think the Kahala Hotel & Resort takes the gold-plated cake. While I haven't stayed here (and probably never will, given the high cost), I have visited and dined on premises, and I had an amazing time.

Dolphins swim through the main lagoon. Whether they are happy or not, I don't know. That is a different issue. It doesn't help that it looks like they're always smiling. Visitors can swim with them for a fee. I don't think most other hotels can claim that of themselves.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Shopping on site
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Direct access to private beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Children's pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Deep soaking bathtub
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 338
  • Number of floors - 10
The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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