The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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14 expert recommendations


Andrew Harper 91.0

Hidden away in an upscale residential neighborhood, this distinguished property is situated on a secluded cove on Oahu’s pristine coastline just 15 minutes from hectic Waikiki. Full review →



Serene, secluded and gloriously luxurious, the Kahala is where the see and be seen go for leave-me-be time.



Set on a sheltered beach just a ten-minute drive from Waikiki... You really never need to leave the property.


Condé Nast Traveler 84.8

Opened in 1964 by Conrad Hilton, this ten-story property is in a residential area at the foot of Diamond Head. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

On a great swimming beach and close to plenty of golf, this resort is perhaps best known for its lagoon, where guests can mix with bottlenose dolphins through the Dolphin Encounters program.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Hidden away in the upscale residential neighborhood of Kahala... one of Hawaii's very first luxury resorts. Full review →

If you're a golf fan visiting the second week of January, ask for a room overlooking the course for a bird's-eye view of the PGA Sony Open from your lanai.

Forbes Travel Guide 92

Besides powdery beaches and beautiful views, the classic Kahala Hotel and Resort... offers a 26,000-square-foot lagoon occupied by Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Full review →


Frommer's 34

In one of Oahu's most prestigious residential areas, the Kahala offers the peace and serenity of a neighbor-island vacation, but with the conveniences of Waikiki just a 10-minute drive away. Full review →


Gayot 49

This hotel stands apart from the pack of finer hotels on Oahu for a number of reasons, beginning with its location. Full review →



The Kahala Hotel & Resort sits just 10 minutes from the bustle of Waikiki but feels like a serene self-contained oasis. Full review →

Or you can choose to just laze in a cabana off by the calm water.

Star Service Tick 5

Service is equally commendable, yet the creatively fashioned digs here are among the loveliest in the islands, competing even with the units at Four Seasons' sibs on Lanai and the Big Island. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

The Kahala . . . remains the epitome of island luxury and a retreat for famously discerning guests. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

If you want to get away from the bustle of Waikiki, but still have easy access to the bulk of Honolulu’s best restaurants, shopping, and sights, then the Kahala is a no-brainer Full review →


Zagat 4.5

The staff at this "serene" Honolulu "oasis" delivers "first-class treatment from arrival to departure" in a "beautiful" beachside setting overlooking a "lagoon with dolphins".

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5 Star Hotel kahalaresort.com

5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816

Contact (808) 739-8888
  • Family Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Beachfront
  • Accessible

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