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, a location that—along with an array of cultural and dining options and great live-music and bar scenes—make it a favorite. Guest rooms in the 16-story resort have lanai with either ocean or Waikiki-skyline views and soundproof windows. Duke's Waikiki, a quintessential beach bar, 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 in a song titled "Dukes on Sundays." The Blue Note Hawaii offers nightly jazz, rhythm-and-blues, or other music by top-shelf local, national, and international artists. The Outrigger's Voyager 47 Club, a spacious, indoor-outdoor, ocean-view lounge, serves continental breakfast, happy hour beverages, and snacks to guests who upgrade for access. Take a break from all the buzz with a Hawaiian seaweed wrap, a hot stone massage, or some other treatment in the rooftop spa.


  • the best beach bar in Waikiki
  • on-site activities and amenities (including a spa) abound
  • excellent lounge that's worth splurging on an upgrade to access


  • a busy property (often used as a pedestrian throughway to the beach)
  • resort fee is $40 per day
  • rooms are dated




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


525 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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