Fodor's Expert Review Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA

Outrigger's star property sits on one of the finest sections of Waikiki Beach and is a visitor favorite for its array of cultural activites, live music, dining options, and bar scene. Guest rooms in the 16-story, no-smoking resort have lanai that offer either ocean or Waikiki-skyline views and soundproof windows. The popular Duke's Waikiki delivers the quintessential beach bar vibe and hosts famed Grammy-nominated Hawaiian musician Henry Kapono every Sunday afternoon for a rollicking good time around the pool. The scene is so iconic that Kapono sings about it—Duke's on Sundays. Blue Note Hawaii offers top-shelf local, national, and international music talent nightly, including jazz greats, rhythm and blues, and old-time music legends. Chuck's Steak House, a Waikiki landmark since 1967, recently closed, and the Outrigger's Voyager 47 Club is slated to fill the prime location in late 2018. Waikiki Plantation Spa offers Hawaiian seaweed wraps, hot stone massages, and wedding packages—all from the hotel's penthouse. Like the music legends performing at Blue Note, the property has aged well, holding on to its signature guest service and a location that delivers just as it should.


  • the best bar on the beach is downstairs
  • free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • on-site coin-operated laundry
  • the best beach bar in Waikiki
  • shopping, activities, and services abound on the property


  • the lobby feels a bit like an airport with so many people using it as a throughway to the beach
  • valet parking is $35 a day
  • valet parking is $38 per day
  • the property has aged, which can sometimes be felt in guest-room decor


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Phones: 808-923–0711 | 808-956–4262 | 800-442–7304


527 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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