by Whitney Rife
Halekulani is a luxury hotel situated five acres of Waikiki Beach. Grounds are landscaped with courtyards and lush gardens. Spacious rooms feature personal terraces and sitting areas with loveseats and coffee tables. Kids can bring their favorite movie to pop in the DVD player at night. Suites typically include additional terraces, powder rooms or wet bars. Fashionista families can get excited about the Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani. The one-of-a-kind specialty suite was styled by the prominent designer herself. The suite is arguably as gorgeous as the scenery.
Halekulani hosts three restaurants: Orchids, La Mer and House Without A Key. Orchids is the most family-friendly option with a more casual atmosphere. The restaurant’s Sunday Brunch has been called the best in Hawaii. A large orchid-themed, freshwater pool overlooks the beach. Halekulani typically offers family packages.
Our Editor Loves
- Large pool & beach onsite
- Orchids Restaurant
- Luxurious rooms and suites
You could stay anywhere in paradise and enjoy it but if you want to experience it then stay here! Imagine having dinner by the ocean with a cool breeze while former Miss Hawaii is dancing to authentic Hawaiian music. The food spectacular and the service I have yet to experience anywhere else in Hawaii. The only regret I have ever had there was leaving.
by Jo-Anne A
This is what Halekulani means and is what you’ll see at this wonderful hotel. My husband and I just spent a week at the Halekulani. We were there with our teenaged sons in 2012. The hotel has not changed. It’s simply elegant and peaceful, which can be a wonderful escape from the noise of Waikiki beach. The service is first class, from housekeeping to poolside. The concierge desk is very helpful and recommended wonderful outings (Shangri-La and Kamaka Ukulele). The spa has wonderful service. Restaurants are great. If you have time, take the hotel tour with Hi’inani. She covers not only the history of the property but the city of Honolulu too. To us, this is the only hotel in Honolulu. Try the Mai-tai poolside!