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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Molokai
Certificate of Excellence
Enjoy an authentic Hawaiian experience at our resort located on Kamiloloa Beach adjacent to Hawaii's only barrier reef. Our Ocean Front resort offers the ideal setting for your authentic Hawaiian experience. Take in a sunset at our Oceanside restaurant opened for dining experiences during lunch and dinner. Learn about the island while touring a schedule tour with our Activities Desk. Pick-up last minute souvenirs at our gift shop open daily 9 am to 5 pm.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Hotel Molokai is now one of my favorite places. Thank you SO much to Sonja who helped me book a room at 6:30 in the morning as I made my way out of a West end condo that wasn't fit to sleep in. She really saved my entire trip. Thank you also to Michael for making it possible for me to stay in my preferred room and attending to every minute detail to ensure that my stay was perfect. I loved everything about my ocean view room. I was able to listen to the waves meeting the shore from either my bed, or my patio. I had either a cat or a chicken hanging out with me any time I was on the patio. The restaurant, pool, and staff were all great. I'll admit that I was a little scared for a minute or two after landing in this tiny plane, retrieving my rental car from a long row of very overgrown weeds, assessing the grocery store (which really is fine once you get used to it, but does not resemble my local Whole Foods even the slightest bit), and finding my way out to the West end of the island in the dark without any streetlights to a smoldering condo I wouldn't be able to relax or feel clean in. Staying at Hotel Molokai was not just the right decision, but a blessing as I didn't have a prior reservation. I highly recommend this hotel, and can't wait to return.
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Response from Metacoastal M, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Molokai
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, Jlynbarton for taking time to post your review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. All of us at Hotel Molokai are dedicated to ensuring our guests feel welcome and at home. It's true, Molokai is not the "typical" Hawaiian tourist resort-type destination; however, that is what makes the Friendly Isle special. This really is a place to unplug, relax and see some beautiful things that you cannot find elsewhere. As you know, few things are more relaxing than the sound of the waves and the brilliant sunsets over the ocean. We hope that you will return to Molokai, and when you do, we look forward to seeing you again.
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About 10 years ago, I came to Moloka’i for the mule ride down to Kalaupapa. I stayed an extra day in a B and B but stopped at the Hotel Molokai for a lunch. I swore if I ever got back I would stay here. And I did! It is a lovely place and the people that work here are so kind and helpful. My room was right on the water, and it was super to sit on my lanai in the evenings and gaze across the water at the island of Lana’i! Rooms were immaculate; mine had a microwave, refrigerator, fan, and AC. The bed was incredibly comfortable. Each day the housekeepers made the room pristine. The location of this hotel is ideal because you are right by the major town and within easy access of either the west coast. to really enjoy this island, it is best to get a car; you can drive all over the island and visit some beautiful beaches as well as just appreciate the landscape. Alamo at the airport was awesome for my needs. Friday evening there was a hula performance which added extra pleasure to the great dinner I had in the restaurant (independently owned). I did visit Kaulapapa again; mules weren’t going so I took a 5 minute flight from topside to the peninsula. I highly recommend visiting this site. It is a national park, but a guided tour is required as there are still a few patients remaining. If you are looking for a look at what most of Hawaii might have been like in the past, this island is the place to be. And the Hotel Molokai is the place to stay! I am coming back some day.
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Response from Metacoastal M, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Molokai
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are glad that you came to stay with us. It is always our pleasure to help ensure our guests feel at home here on the Friendly Isle. And, as this is the birthplace of the hula, we are especially happy that you had a chance to experience it first hand at Hiro's. It sounds as if you took time to really enjoy everything that Molokai is all about. We look forward to seeing you again some day soon.
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We have visited the four major Hawaiian Islands and decided to a 4 day side trip to explore Molokai on the way to Maui. Hotel Molokai is the only hotel on the island worth staying at and they know it. The office is very poor at responding to questions about the island. My first request 3 months prior to the stay was ignored. Two weeks before I got a response to a second email saying that they were having Internet problems and the activities desk would respond – I am still waiting to hear from them! We rented the air-conditioned suite above the restaurant. The balcony was very pleasant with a nice sea view; the suite was spacious clean and well equipped. It is only accessible by a narrow staircase and so not suitable for the mobility impaired. The only negative was the industrial extractor fan from the kitchen below that would rumble and vibrate between 7am and 8 am, light sleepers beware. The hotel does not serve breakfast so it is unclear why the fan is on a timer that’s starts early in the morning. We ate at the restaurant for a lunch and two dinners. The meals were good but a bit pricy, however live music accompanied dinner. There are limited dining options on the island. The beach is rocky and narrow and not conducive for strolling, in fact, the whole island has very limited white sand beaches. We were very disappointed that the trail to the Leper colony was closed because of landslides. The people on the island were friendly and laid back! There are no traffic lights on the whole island and it was interesting to walk around and look at the shops in the main town. Molokai gives a sense of what the Hawaiian Islands were like before Tourism and is worthwhile for a couple day visit before going to one of the other islands. The Hotel Molokai needs to up it’s game to current resort standards. I am not certain that we would return to the island as we have been to a lot of out of the way places in Mexico, the Caribbean, and French Polynesia that have more natural beauty with a similar vibe.
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Response from Metacoastal M, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Molokai
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha FunOnly. Thank you for taking time to post your review. Your feedback is important to us and we are dedicated to ensuring our guests enjoy their time here on Molokai. We regret any lag in response time to your inquiries - and will take steps to improve in any way we can. It is important to note that that the activities desk, the gift shop and the restaurant are independently owned businesses the hotel does not manage. We are glad that you enjoyed spending time with our friendly people. While the beach here in front of the hotel is narrow, it is a beautiful place to relax and watch the sunset.The island has many beautiful white sand beaches, including Papohaku (Three Mile Beach), on the west end, is one of the largest white sand beaches in all of Hawaii. From there you can enjoy distant views of Diamond Head. Molokai is not a resort island. In fact, that is what our residents and the vast majority of visitors treasure. Here you can see the world's tallest sea cliffs, wonder at Hawaii's tallest waterfalls, explore the sacred Halawa Valley, snorkel Hawaii's only barrier reef, and experience the real Hawaii. This is a place to unplug and recharge.
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Hotel Molokai is a lovely place with a variety of rooms, outdoor swimming pool and a nice restaurant. The whole hotel complex has many hummocks scattered around, some native trees and birds and it has such a relaxing and welcoming feel to it. The central location is great and the ocean view from the restaurant is just simply amazing. The staff at the hotel is friendly and very helpful, especially Kanani, from the front desk, has been fabulous and very supportive.
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Response from Metacoastal M, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Molokai
Responded Jun 13, 2019
Aloha, Veronika. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. We are very happy your stay has been enjoyable. Our entire staff is dedicated ensuring our guests feel welcome and at home. Molokai is a beautiful place to spend time relaxing and recharging. Oceanfront hammocks, tropical breezes and beautiful views are a great way to do that. We hope that you will return again and stay with us.
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People on the island are awesome: From Kanani and Doreen at Hotel Molokai (only hotel on the island), to Jimmy/Philippe (auto rental) and kohl (only scooter rental on the island). If u need to unwind/unplug, this is the place to go. Few landmarks to visit, few restaurants to eat-in...and then RELAX. Except for the rooster that won’t shut-the-F-up, it’s a great recharge vacations. We’ll definitely be back! Mahalo, Mark
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Response from Metacoastal M, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Molokai
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Aloha, Mark. We are so glad that you could really experience what Molokai is all about: relaxing, reconnecting and recharging. Our staff takes great pride in helping to ensure all of our guests feel welcome and at home here on the Friendly Isle. We'll do our best to talk to the rooster... : )
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$140 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiMolokaiKaunakakai
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