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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Sudbury,ON
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495 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Still a good place to stay but watch out for the time share salespeople”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was our 3rd visit and we still like the rooms and hotel. The beach isn't good for swimming but nice for walking. The pool is good and the restaurants O.K. BUT
When we booked a couple of cruises we were given almost no good information and no choices, and then we were shuffled across to a Wyndham properties timeshare desk and persuaded by a refund of $159 on the cruises to attend a 2 hour time share pressure talk. If you want to book cruises, go online and do it for yourself.

Room Tip: Avoid the ocean views - the worst Karaoke in the world blares out right by your room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I've just returned from a 9 night stay at the Outrigger Reed and it was fabulous. I was in an oceanfront room and I highly recommend it. Sleeping and waking to the sound if waves is truly special. The feel of the hotel is modern hawaiian and the staff were friendly and extremely accommodating. Lori, the lovely housekeeper on the 6th floor was so friendly and kind. I had moved to another room and had left items behind. She remembered where I was going because we had been talking, and brought the items to me herself with a smile. Thank you to the hotel staff for a wonderful holiday. I can't wait to go back !

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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OutriggerReefHotel, Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Aloha Kitsa T,
Thank you for the privilege of hosting you and thank you for sharing your review of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. All of our rooms are nice, but you are right…the oceanfront rooms are truly special, as they have a direct view of the beach and ocean. Thank you also for mentioning Lori, your housekeeper. We acknowledged her at our morning briefing by reading your comment aloud and she was so thrilled that she made a lasting impression on you. She also remembered you and said she will be happy to host you again when you return. Hope you can return soon. Aloha and Mahalo!
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Rushford, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is exactly how we wanted our Hawaiian experience to start-it felt very Hawaiian. Hotel is beautiful and right on Waikiki Beach with beautiful sunsets, view of Diamond Head, close to walk downtown for shopping (and shops right in the hotel), spacious and clean room with good-sized balcony, excellent service, 3 excellent restaurant/bars to choose from, pool, 3 hot tubs, spa, wide open lobby to the outside, beach and water equipment available. Their breakfast buffet was wonderful in the Shore Bird Restaurant and Bar. That was our favorite place to eat. Get there early for breakfast for a front row seat to watch and listen to the ocean right in front of you. Bus stops near by, wide variety of island tours available to book right in the hotel lobby. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our stay was all positive.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for choosing the Outrigger Reef and all the wonderful comments about the service and the location of the hotel. The décor of the hotel represents a collection of designs, artifacts used by Hawaiians. Others items are designed to represent the sail of an Outrigger Canoe. Koa wood is used thru the entire property for its rich color and as it was commonly used by our Kupuna.
Each restaurant on property provides a different experience. Kani Ka Pila restaurant Casual dining with live Hawaiian Music, Ocean House great dining experience by the beach, similar to Shorebird provides a great dining experience while enjoying the sunset. Aloha!
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Came back for the fourth time December 2013. Again found the same welcoming staff at the front
Desk as well as the porters. Spent New Year's Eve on balcony watching fireworks.
The room was great, partial ocean view- I could enjoy the city, the beach and the pool
Below. Thanks to the staff including Luana who showed my daughters some hawaiian
Culture in the classes she held. The waiters by the pool were very attentive.
Shore bird restaurant is lovely for dinner drinks or our favourite karaoke. The rooms are serviced
Everyday and they do a great job, very clean.
I would definitely go back. Missed this place as soon as I left!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Aloha and thank you coming back and for choosing to bring in 2014 at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach!

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor! Our entire staff takes great pride in enhancing our guests’ experience and I will definitely share your positive feedback with them. We’re also happy you were able to participate in our Complimentary Aloha Program classes along with dining at our beautiful beachfront restaurant.

Mahalo nui loa and we hope to see you again really soon!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a couple nights at the Outrigger. It's expensive, but right on the beach. Very friendly service. Large room, but had 2 double beds even though we requested a king. I got the feeling that they didn't have many king rooms. Ours had an ocean view -- not direct, but angled. Also, nice view of Diamond Head. With 3 restaurants, you basically never have to leave the property. Also, many shops on site.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel in your review you recently submitted with Trip Advisor. It is indeed gratifying to know that the efforts of our staff do not go unrecognized. We are always pleased when our guests take the time to share their experiences, both positive and negative. Like any other resort we have our challenges, and our guests feedback provides us with valuable insights regarding the quality of our service and facilities.
We apologize for not being able to provide you with a King bed as you requested. We do everything we can to accommodate all requests, even when the request is not guaranteed. We hope that the incredible view of Diamond Head made up for the shortfall.
Rest assured we will pass your kind words on to all concerned. All of our staff think of our guests as old friends who should not stay away too long, so we hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach for another visit very soon.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have run in the Honolulu marathon four times and had a great time. The race is amazing!
I had pick the outrigger reef , because of the location . The hotel is right around the corner
from the marathon expo and a short walk to the starting line of the marathon. My first time
there the staff made me feel very at ease. The room were great and cleanning staff always
did a terrific job. Had breakfast at the Shore Bird restaurant every morning , The staff was
alway kind and helpful, and the food & coffee were great. The pool area was clean , and a
fun atmosphere .The beach area is well maintained with access to chairs, beach umbrellas
It is a family friendy part of the beach. Everything in walkiki is in walking distance . It is a great
place to stay and I hope to go back soon

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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OutriggerReefHotel, Front Office Manager at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Aloha,

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest here at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. We “thank you” for the positive review & we will definitely share your comments with the staff. I am delighted to know that you found the rooms to be clean & comfortable & the facilities met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful shores of Waikiki in the future.

Mahalo nui loa,
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very convenient. Locale. With the best portion of the entire beach.
The beach front staff were amazing.
Very clean. And lots of action at dukes restaurant every night.
A secure place to stay for women traveling together.
The top floor restaurant. Has an excellent. Happy hour and salad bar.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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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:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 639
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