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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
hamilton, ontario
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We thought it was very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We travelled with our adult children and booked two partial ocean rooms. We requested connecting rooms, both with king beds but one of the rooms had two beds. The service, ambience, and food was very good. The hotel is in a terrific location close to shopping and restaurants. The beach has a difficult access to the water as its rocky. We discovered on our last day that if you simply walk towards the Hilton, its much better!
The hotel itself has a very charming Hawaiian theme which we loved. We had a noise issue as our third floor rooms overlooked the terrace of the banquet center. There were two weddings when we were there, one of which ended at 10 which we were ok with but the second one disturbed us until one am. We called down several times and were told they were supposed to finish up by 10 and security would check, etc. it took several calls. However, we spoke with Meali Richardson, (Guest services manager) the next morning who refunded us the two nights. We had not asked for any refund and were grateful for the understanding she showed. We'd suggest that folks who like it quiet at night be very careful as to their room location. We'd go back but would book an ocean front room on a higher floor.
Maid service was good but often late in the day.
All in all we really enjoyed our time there and would recommend this hotel. Oahu is beautiful and there is a lot to see. A trip into the interior is wonderful.

Room Tip: If you like quiet, ask for a room on a higher floor away from the pool and banquet center.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank lovemallorca
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Aloha from the Outrigger Reef on the Beach!

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay.

Please accept our sincere apologies regarding the noise complaints from the wedding events that were scheduled during your stay. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and unsurpassed guest service and are concerned about this situation. We have addressed this matter with our Banquets Department & have taken measures to avoid a similar situation from happening again.

It is quite unfortunate that our room did not meet your expectations. Our connecting rooms are set up with one room king bed & the other 2 beds. The hotel does not have 2 rooms that connect that have king beds in each room. Although we make every attempt to meet the expectations of our guests, occasionally we are not able to provide all of our guests with exactly what they desire.

We are concerned that you felt our housekeeping services were inadequate but I will be sure to share your feedback with the staff. I am also happy you sought assistance from our Manager, Meali`i, & she was able to find a resolution for you in a quick & efficient manner so that you could continue enjoying your family vacation.

I sincerely hope that you are now assured of our intent and will allow us to serve you in the future.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stopped for 3 nights and we were not disappointed. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and are of a good size. Facilities are excellent, restaurants, pool spa, gym etc, Would definitely stop here again, Have ready previous reviews where people say it is busy and too many tourists. Not sure what you are expected to expect at one of the most popular hotels in Hawaii?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We just arrived and have a few more days here. but first impressions, it's not a bad hotel. People are nice, rooms are clean with plenty of room really compared to a lot in Waikiki.
Wifi great, elevators fast and the pool is adequate.
But the extra ocean view we paid for is a little poor in the tower we are in.
Apparently this class of room stretches along the hotel, so if like us you are toward the street, if you lean out your balcony and look to your right, you can catch a glimpse. I am told there are other superior ocean view rooms in the tower toward the beach for which you pay the same, but I guess there is a little less 'rubber necking'.
So my advice is either pay ocean view but make sure it is in the tower close to the beach, or maybe don't bother and pay for a regular room.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Aloha Darren W,
We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent/current stay.

Please accept our sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction with your room assignment.

It is quite unfortunate that our room did not meet your expectations. Although we make every attempt to meet the expectations of our guests, occasionally we are not able to provide all of our guests with exactly what they desire.

Our ocean view rooms are primarily located in 2 different areas of the hotel with two different perspectives.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. It is good to know that you found the rooms comfortable, the Wifi great, the pool adequate & the staff friendly. I will definitely share these comments with them.

We do hope that you choose the Outrigger Reef on the Beach as your destination of choice if you visit our beautiful islands again.
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Willowick, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in June for two nights. It was two nights too many. They were not very friendly when we checked in they never told us that you need to use your room key in the elevator. When we got to our room we could not believe that it was a partial ocean view. We went to the front desk and were given another room. The view was a little better, but not by much, if you leaned over the railing and looked to the right you could see the ocean. Not to happy about the view since we booked this trip months in advance. It was mainly the view of the hotel next door and to the left was the city. The pool is in the middle of the hotel where everyone walks through to get to the beach. The staff was not that friendly, only the bellman. They were great and very helpful to us.
We should have stayed next door at the Halekulani, beautiful and quiet. We did go over there to see if they had any rooms. They were booked. If you are booking through Pleasant Holiday they do not have a rep there and if they book the car with Hertz you will have to walk around 15 mins to get your car and if you are late Hertz will give your car away.
Overall the room was clean and the bed was nice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Wejoy
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Aloha Wejoy,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay.

Please accept our sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction with your overall stay with us. We will share your comments with our staff & use it as a training tool.

It is always our goal to have each of our guests be satisfied with our services and accommodations, and feel good about recommending our hotel to their friends and acquaintances. While we did not achieve this goal during your stay, I sincerely hope that you are now assured of our intent and will allow us to serve you in the future.

Mahalo!
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Manasquan, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great location...Right on the beach, and in walking distance to everything. Beautiful hotel, love the grounds, very open and airy, first floor is all open, no walls, so really nice breezes...Grounds are well kept, with waterfall and nice pool, cute tiki bar by pool....Love that you walk right onto beach....and the restaurants at hotel have awesome views. Only downfall is big coral reef at hotel, so tough on your feet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank JoAnne W
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Aloha JoAnne W,
Thank you for your review and for choosing Outrigger Reef! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We also love our tropical trade winds and open-air spaces.
We hope to welcome you back to our islands in the near future.
A hui hou!
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Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you like to be in the middle of things, then this is the hotel you should stay at. Room was typical of a resort hotel. The only complaint that I had about the room was the softness of the beds. I think that they should take a hint from the Hilton chain on bedding. Other that than, our stay there was wonderful. Everyone from the bellman and front desk personnel to housekeeping were wonderful and were spot on if you needed anything. The atmosphere here is wonderful. A plus to the stay was that free wi-fi was offered and there was no other resort fees unlike some of the other hotels. Shops galore was in a short walking distance from the hotel. If you are looking for the place to be---this is it. You cant' go wrong with Outrigger.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank Joe F
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Maple, Canada
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is the place for you if you love the action, but want to be away from it...but not too far away.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in an oceanview room. Room was typical, comfortable bed.
We had breakfast included and on our first morning tried the buffet and found it very disappointing. They didn't even have toast! We ate at the 2 other sit down options for breakfast and they were great. Coming from Maui we were a bit disappointed in the beach. Very small area to sit on the sand, and if you wanted a chair you had to pay. Pool area was ok, and chairs there were free. We just found everything very crowded. We had a rental car and also found the cost of the valet to be too high at $35 a night.
Included was free wifi and calls to North America...we did take advantage of that.
Step outside of the hotel and shopping/restaurants are within walking distance. Wear comfy shoes. We did an enormous amount of walking.
Overall a good downtown hotel. We just found we didn't enjoy the very busy atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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6 Thank pinksmartie25
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic 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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