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“Fabulous hotel literally on the beach, absolutely spotless but pool not toddler friendly.” 5 of 5 stars
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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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“Fabulous hotel literally on the beach, absolutely spotless but pool not toddler friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is in a fantastic location. Literally on the beach. Shore Bird is delicious, definitely go there for lunch. The rooms were spotless and very roomy I found, and we travelled with our 2 toddler boys (2&4) and we only had a room with 2 double beds. Plenty of room. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Also very handy having Starbucks within the hotel. Extremely handy early in the morning! Also loved the convenience store downstairs too. Large coin laundry in the basement, great added bonus when travelling with little kids. The only negative I could find, which only really applies to families with little kids, the pool doesn't have a shallow end for little toddlers, so we lived on the beach or up at the lagoon near the Hilton Hawaiian Village. And the pool was also freezing. Just keep that in mind. Other than that, well done Outrigger Reef!

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time during our stay at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach during the 2013 Chinese New Year vacation.

The location is just perfect: the Hotel is directly on the beach (you literally walk from the Hotel onto the beach, cannot be closer) of Waikiki with great weather and calm seas. And after a day on the beach it is only a 10 min walk to the main boulevard with exclusive shops and many restaurants. The Hardrock cafe is within 5 min walking distance (which is quite convenient after a few cocktails ;-)). We also liked it that the Hotel was at the end of the line of Hotels on the beach, that made it a bit more quiet around its beach.

They Hotel has 3 restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner which left us with plenty choice. The Hotel also has many amenities such as a pool, gym and shops. I tried the gym and found it very complete, clean with all equipment in good working condition.

The staff was very friendly throughout our stay. For instance when we arrived and our room was not ready yet (we arrived at 9am and official checking time is not until 3pm), and the Hotel staff provided us with a temporary room for 30 min so we could change and get a shower to freshen up. You can also book excursions or rent a car through the activities desk in the Hotel. The room was clean, spacious and offered partial ocean view as promised. The room style is a bit outdated perhaps.

If we ever make it back to Hawaii then the Outrigger Reef on the beach Hotel will be our first choice!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not an awful hotel , although first thing they did was try to get us on some time share deal - I was not impressed!! Location is great but after spending time at Lava Lava Beach Club on Big Island, I am glad we are only here for a couple of days, enough for a dinner cruise and Pearl Harbour tour. Staff are great (apart from Time Share Girl) - just depends what you are looking for. Me? I prefer laid back peace & quiet! But unless you go, you'll never know!!!! And we have to go home via Honolulu so why not make the most of it.

Room Tip: Ocean View - well yes but over dirty roof tops and there's not much room on balcony. Pool is qui...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

My brother and I enjoyed our first visit to Hawaii January 20-31, 2013. We stayed at the Outrigger Reef On The Beach. Our partial ocean view room on the 14th floor was very nice. Sue, our housekeeper did a great job of taking care of our room and was quite personable. We enjoyed the on site restaurants and had a lot of fun grilling our own steak on our last night at the Shore Bird. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the Outrigger Reef on the Beach and would definitely stay there again. The whole trip was great!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Stayed for 7 nights at the outrigger. The atmosphere of the hotel was very relaxed. All the staff were helpful and polite. It is literally steps from the beach with amazing views. Really lovely stay and would definitely come back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Alot of hotels in Waikiki don't have direct access to the beach. This hotel is ON the beach. You walk down 5 steps from the hotel & you are on the sandy beach. This beach is nice and sandy not like the beaches on the Big Island.

The rooms are spacious and clean and best of all free wifi AND free long distance calling anywhere in North America! I was there for Superbowl weekend and it was busy but the wait staff in the restaurant were excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I stay in Waikiki often and have stayed at many of the big chains here (Hilton, Prince, Sheraton, Moana, Ala Moana) and the Outrigger Reef is my favorite.

Pros: The rooms are nicer with free wifi. Clean. Great location. Great breakfast in the pool bar area. Starbucks on site. Music at the bar in the evenings is nice.

Cons: no free newspaper and valet service is spotty. When I pulled in at 4am after long flight with a 16 month old, no one was there to help me with car or luggage and twice since then I have pulled in and there was no one available to take my keys/car. Pool is on the small side. I stay here all of the time but there is no loyalty program.

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Property: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Address: 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 639
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