Fodor's Expert Review Halekulani

2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA Fodor's Choice

Its name translates to the "house befitting heaven," and this beachfront haven does, indeed, seem like a slice of heaven thanks to impeccable service and spacious guest rooms that are artfully appointed with marble and wood, neutral color schemes, modern furniture, updated technology, and bathrooms that have oversize soaking tubs as well as showers. The large heated pool features a stunning orchid mosaic, created using more than a million glass tiles, and there are jaw-dropping ocean views from a large lanai. Fine-dining options here include Orchids, which hosts a popular Sunday brunch, and the award-winning La Mer, with its beautiful Diamond Head views. Book a day of divine pampering at the SpaHalekulani, and settle in for sunset drinks, Hawaiian music, and hula at the House Without A Key or a handcrafted cocktail and live jazz at the chic Lewers Lounge.

PROS

  • Heavenly interior and exterior spaces
  • Award-winning spa and wonderful bars and restaurants
  • No resort fee

CONS

  • Might feel a bit formal for Waikiki
  • Narrow beachfront with little room for sunbathing
  • Lofty room rates

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 808-923–2311-direct to hotel | 800-367–2343-reservations toll-free

HOTEL DETAILS

453 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals