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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
Aloha and E Komo Mai to the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation for over 110 years. This landmark resort combines turn of the century Moana traditions with ultimate Hawaiian hospitality and modern Westin luxuries. Indulge your senses at our award winning restaurant, spa and evening rituals. We look forward to sharing with you the very special spirit of the “First Lady of Waikiki”.
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- In the ocean fronting quieter sections of the beach, away from the central area, Hawaiian green sea turtles may pop their heads above the water.
What to Expect:
- The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, offers relaxation and renewal for weary travelers. Known throughout the world as “The First Lady of Waikiki,” the legendary resort combines turn-of the-century Victorian elegance with modern Westin amenities and luxuries. Built in 1901, the resort is an oceanfront oasis located in the heart of Waikiki offering replenishment at the only ocean front spa in Waikiki, gourmet cuisine at The Beachhouse at the Moana, and sits within walking distance of superb shopping, nightlife and attractions.
- Afternoons, Waikiki's most historic Veranda becomes the setting for traditional afternoon tea. Three times a week (Mon, Wed & Fri), a resort historian gives guests a guided tour and lesson on the history of the resort. On the Moana Beach, fronting the resort and located beyond the pool, a section has been roped off for guests of the Moana Surfrider where delicious food, beverages and even Mai Tai’s are served. The resort also offers Waikiki’s only oceanfront spa, an award winning restaurant, and is walking distance to world class shopping, nightlife and various attractions.
2365 Kalakaua Ave.
Airport:Honolulu International HNL
The 794 guestrooms in the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa are divided over the six-floor Banyan building, the 21-floor Tower, and the seven-story Diamond wing. A majority of the Banyan rooms do not have balconies, but the large windows can be opened. All Tower rooms have furnished balconies and Diamond Ocean rooms all have French balconies.
- Vibrant Waikiki View -
These guestrooms feature one King, Queen or two Double beds and have views of the vibrant city of Waikiki. The decor found in these rooms include all Westin amenities and luxuries, complemented by the world famous Heavenly Bed, a 32" Flat Screen TV, a comfortable chair, desk & chair, tiled floors, granite sinks with Heavenly bath and amenities. A majority of these guestrooms do not feature lanais with average size ranging between 270 to 324 square feet. These guestrooms are located in the all wings (Diamond, Banyan and Tower)
- Tower Partial Ocean B -
With comfortable accommodations for two to four guests, this spacious guest room features either one king or two double beds. Enhanced features include the Heavenly Bed, 32’ flat screen TVs with movie channels, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, Heavenly bath amenities, and a private balcony with an partial ocean view.
- Banyan Classic Ocean -
This historic category features intimate and elegant guest rooms decorated with fine wood furnishings and contain king or double/double bedding. All rooms include Westin amenities and luxuries, complemented by the Heavenly Bed, a 32" Flat Screen TV, a comfortable chair, a writing desk & chair, tiled floors, granite sinks with heavenly bath and amenities.
- Diamond Deluxe Ocean -
The Westin decor theme extends to the Diamond Wing and the Deluxe Ocean category. These rooms offer Heavenly king or double/double bedding, a comfortable chair, working desk, high-speed Internet access, 32” flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, Heavenly bath amenities, and a private French style balcony.
- Tower Premier Ocean -
This highly demanded category offers amazing views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach and either a king or two double beds, comfortable chair, a desk, high-speed Internet access, 32” flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, Heavenly bath amenities, and furnished private balcony.
- Tower Suite -
The elegant parlor area of the Tower Suite features a wet bar, a four-person dining table, and a sitting area with a sofa and chairs. The bedroom comes with a Heavenly King bed, comfortable chair, working desk, high-speed Internet access, 32” flat screen TV’s (in bedroom and parlor), and gorgeous views of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach from multiple balconies.
- Air conditioning
- Cable/satellite TV
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Internet access - dial-up
- Internet access - high speed
- Internet access - surcharge
- Iron/ironing board
- Makeup mirror
- Non-smoking rooms
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channel(s)
- Rollaway beds
- Shower/tub combination
- Turndown service
- Video-game console
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Window opens
Harking back to the days of the Hawaii Calls radio program, which was broadcast from the Moana Surfrider for 40 years, the hotel hosts a concert in the open-air Banyan Court every second Thursday of each month. Featured artists include Holunape, Pali, Makana, Marlene Sai - one of Hawaii's most well-known entertainers, and Raiatea Helm - the 18-year-old singing sensation. There is no admission charge; appetizers and cocktails will be available for purchase. Or, reservations can be made for a sunset dinner on the Banyan Veranda overlooking the courtyard. Further details can be obtained at check-in.
Rooted in an era of steamships and Martin Denny music, the oceanfront Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa in central Waikiki offers afternoon tea, oceanfront dining with Hawaiian entertainment, and a sundeck and swimming pool under a banyan tree. The resort offers a complimentary guided historic tour three times a week. The hotel provides 24-hour airport shuttle service, by request (surcharge).
Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharge). Signing privileges for dining, entertainment, and facilities (except pools) are allowed at three other Sheraton hotels in Waikiki. The adjacent Sheraton Waikiki, for example, offers a fitness center, a children's program (ages 5-12), and a business center at (surcharges).
$25 per 24-hour period. Covered parking garage.
Fees do not include tax and are subject to change without prior notification.
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
- Beauty services
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or cafe´
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge desk
- Concierge services
- Conference room(s)
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Event catering
- Exhibit space
- Express check-in/check-out
- Full-service health spa
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Internet access in public areas - wireless
- Laundry facilities
- Laundry service
- Medical assistance available
- Meeting room(s) (small groups)
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (surcharge)
- Parking (valet)
- Parking garage
- Poolside bar
- Private beach
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Suitable for children
- Supervised child care/activities
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Tour assistance
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Wedding services
- Wheelchair accessible
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges.
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
- 11 AM
The Moana Surfrider in offers an eclectic dining experience with three restaurants.
The Banyan VerandaIn the shade of a historic banyan tree, an ambiance of yesteryear. Cushioned wicker chairs, ocean views. Leisurely à la carte breakfast, afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream, sunset cocktails, Sunday brunch, romantic dinners.
The Beachhouse at the MoanaThe ambiance is tranquil and relaxing amidst the backdrop of the Moana’s lovely Victorian architecture. Serving the finest quality steaks, fresh seafood and island-inspired cuisine utilizing the freshest Hawaii ingredients.
Beach BarPoolside, in the shade of the Banyan tree, with gentle Hawaiian entertainment every evening. Guests watch sunsets with drinks and grilled pupus. Open from midmorning until mid-evening.
The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa has a private, roped-off beach, with amenities such as lounge chairs and watersports equipment (fees may apply). A sundeck shaded by a banyan tree surrounds a medium-sized freshwater pool.
Guests can enjoy the 24-hour Westin Workout fitness facility; and rejuvenating wellness treatments at the new Moana Lani Spa, the only ocean front spa in Waikiki.
Waikiki Beach, adjacent, offers many watersports and beach activities, including snorkeling, catamaran sails, and canoe paddling; the resort can arrange these activities (surcharges may apply). A surfing school is also nearby (surcharge). The Sheraton Moana Surf offers signing privileges for dining, entertainment, and facilities (except pools) at three partner properties in Waikiki.
Guest have full access to the fitness center and children's programs at the Sheraton Waikïkï. Within one mile are a public golf course, and the tennis courts and jogging paths of Kapiolani Park.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the Moana Surfrider; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals
- Boat launch
- Golf - driving range
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Motor boating
- Pilates classes/instruction
- Rowing or canoeing
- Running track/path
- Scooter/Moped Rentals
- Scuba diving
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Yoga classes/instruction
- Ocean Promotion Plus
- Daily breakfast for two
Suite Life in Paradise
- Suite Life in Paradise
- A reduced room rate
- Daily breakfast for two (In-Room Dining or Beach House buffet)
- Two (2) Reserved Chairs & Umbrella on Moana’s private beach daily
- Daily access to the Beach Club at Moana (for two adults and two children - 17 and under)
- One (1) Historical Moana Surfrider book (per room, per stay)
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