Fodor's Expert Review Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach

2365 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA Fodor's Choice

Waikiki's oldest hotel is still a wedding and honeymoon favorite, with a sweeping main staircase and Victorian furnishings in its historic (and expensive) Moana Wing and more contemporary rooms in its 1950s-era Diamond Head Tower and refurbished Surfrider Tower, where oceanfront suites have two separate lanai—one for sunrise and another for sunset. Relaxation here involves lounging on the private beach or in a pool cabana, taking afternoon tea on the veranda, indulging in a treatment at the Moana Lani Spa, or enjoying beach or street views from rocking chairs on the main lobby's front or back porches. Enjoy live music and hula at the Banyan Court each evening, or dine at the oceanfront Beachhouse at the Moana. Don't miss the prized banyan tree, which dates from the hotel's early days. Note that rooms vary in each of the property's towers, so ask specific questions when booking. The hefty resort fee covers cultural activities, yoga classes, and Wi-Fi.


  • Elegant, historic property
  • Lovely beach bar that often features live music
  • Can't beat the location


  • You'll likely dodge bridal parties in the lobby
  • Resort fee is $42 per day
  • Expensive parking ($35 per day for self-parking across the street)




Phones: 808-922–3111 | 866-716–8112-toll-free


791 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals