We stayed at the Outrigger Reef for the first part of our Hawaiian Honeymoon: September 19-24, 2013 in a partial ocean view room. The Outrigger Reef is an excellent hotel and I would definitely recommend it. We took a cab from the airport (from other peoples recommendations on trip advisor) which was $40 plus tip. The driver gave us a coupon for a $30 for the trip back.
When we pulled up in our cab the bell staff immediately gave us attention and by the time we got to the front desk they had all of our stuff ready for check-in. As it was our honeymoon they had a bottle of champagne in our room the next day (we arrived late the first night) As mentioned you do need to use your room key to go up in the elevator- did not find it to be inconvenient.
The room was very clean and the king sized bed was very comfortable. I found it to be very quiet for a hotel of its size. The poolside entertainment was nice to listen to from our balcony. I found the sand at Waikiki to be very coarse after visiting the beaches on Maui.
We used the services of the activities desk- and yes the dreaded Wyndham timeshare people. The activities guy was great for last minute tours- but later found that we could have found the exact same tour for cheaper elsewhere. We did the Paradise Cove Luau and the Ocean Joy Snorkeling and Dolphin adventure- both of which were well worth the money... see my other reviews on those. We did do the timeshare presentation in exchange for the free breakfast buffet at the Shorebird and a $125 activities credit. I have done timeshare presentations in the past and this one was definitely more professional than the ones in Vegas. If you are willing to give up 2 hours of your vacation then why not try it out!
The Shorebird restaurant was amazing. The $15 breakfast buffet was delicious. It also provided the entertainment of watching the servers squirt water at the shorebirds who were after your meal- note: do not leave your food unattended or else your food will be theirs! We also ordered off the menu and were very pleased with the food... and $3.50 Mai tais :)
The hotel itself is located in a very convenient spot on Waikiki. We were able to walk everywhere, including the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Tour companies picked us up in front of the Embassy Suites which is literally just out front of the Outrigger Reef.
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Reef On The Beach Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Reef Beach
- Outrigger Honolulu
- Honolulu Outrigger
- Outrigger Reef On The Beach Hawaii/Honolulu