The Westin Moana Surfrider is located in the heart of Honolulu’s iconic Waikiki area, right along the beautiful coastline of Waikiki Bay, just steps away from Waikiki Beach and numerous other favorite area attractions. This spacious hotel takes up 21 floors, and is home to some 749 individual guestrooms and 42 distinctive suites. Westin Moana Surfrider combines the best of the old and the new: it is a historic hotel, built over a century ago, that has been entirely renovated recently. As a result, you’ll find here a significant variety of appealing hotelwide amenities such as a 24/7 fitness center, an outdoor pool with private beach access, a full-service, in-house spa, and some 6 distinct dining options located right on-site.
Westin Moana Surfrider Ambiance
First opened in 1901, the Westin Moana Surfrider is proudly known today as “The First Lady of Waikiki”—a nickname that recognizes both this grand facility’s historical importance and general air of stately charm. The exterior of the property is strikingly elegant. A beautiful courtyard area greets you as you approach the hotel’s main entrance; there you’ll find a building-wide porch laid out with rows of rocking chairs—while nearby you’ll find a massive, breathtaking Banyan tree whose age can only be guessed at. Just inside the hotel is the primary lobby space. This villa-like entryway evokes a sense of calm and serenity; with the ocean just steps behind you at your back, and an air of luxury pervading the space right in front of you, everything points toward a relaxing stay. Still, even as the vibe here is one of escape, there are still highly modern touches around:
all public areas of the hotel, including the lobby, provide you with access to complimentary wireless Internet service—and the facility itself has nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting space available on-site.
Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel Rooms
There are numerous sorts of different accommodations available at Westin Moana Surfrider—in fact, as a guest here you’ll have nearly two-dozen distinct types of rooms and suites from which to choose! For individual guestrooms, these options anywhere from “Diamond City” rooms—which have some 270 square feet of space and come with either two double beds or one king bed—to “Tower” rooms that are nearly 350 square feet in size and feature lovely ocean views. Many other room styles are available, too—and you will also find here a number of luxurious suites in a variety of shapes and sizes.
In-room décor at Westin Moana Surfrider varies according to the type of room selected, but tends toward subtlety. More often than not here, the room’s color scheme is a soft tan or light yellow; carpets and wallpapers, when they have a pattern, consist of simple geometric patterns. You’ll find small art prints in gold frames unobtrusively occupying parts of certain walls throughout many rooms.
Standard guestrooms at Westin Moana Surfrider are stocked with an assortment of in-room amenities. Each room comes with its own tea/coffeemaker, as well as a mini-fridge. You’ll also find a small desk (with accompanying chair) surrounded by ample electrical outlets; high-speed Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee. A high-definition, flat-screen television—that shows several premium movie channels at no extra charge—sits on a wood dresser in the middle of the room.
The typical individual guestroom bathroom here is small but functional. Most bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination with modern, up-to-date fixtures. Sink and vanity shapes and sizes vary widely from room-to-room, but each one usually comes with complimentary bath products and a hair dryer. During your stay you’ll even be able to take advantage of a complimentary robe and slippers ensemble.
Westin Moana Surfrider Amenities
As a guest of Westin Moana Surfrider, you’ll have access to a significant number of attractive hotelwide amenities. Here you’ll find a full-service business center, coin-operated laundry services, an on-site barber/beauty shop, as well as a selection of accessible rooms available upon request. There’s even a small gift shop/convenience store found in-house where you can pick up a cute souvenir, grab a late-night snack, or procure a forgotten essential—like, say, sunscreen.
You’ll also find here a fitness center and outdoor pool. The fitness center is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. It has a nice allotment of modern exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, weight machines, free weights, and more; there’s even complimentary water and towels. A real hotel highlight is the outdoor pool and private beach area—both of which are flanked with plentiful lounge chairs and umbrellas. You won’t want to miss the chance to dip your toes in the water or soak up some sun in this beautiful, relaxing setting.
Westin Moana Surfrider is also home to its very own on-site spa, called Moana Lani Spa. This luxurious oceanside spa is open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00pm. They specialize in combining contemporary spa techniques with traditional Hawaiian healing practices. Many different treatments are offered, including such favorites as massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, body wraps, and more.
In addition to offering room-service dining and a daily buffet breakfast, there are 6 distinctive dining experiences at Westin Moana Surfrider. Beachhouse at the Moana is open for dinner (reservations are recommended); the menu focuses on island-inspired classics—think modern takes on fresh seafood and high-end steaks in a refined, oceanside setting. Casual options here include Surfrider Café—which is open for breakfast and lunch, serving healthy dishes that can be taken on-the-go—and Beach Bar—open for lunch and dinner, with a focus on delightful drinks and tasty appetizers served before a background of live music. Other on-site dining options include the wine bar, Vintage 1901; Veranda at the Beachhouse, which specializes in tea-service all throughout the day; and the private Beach Club Lounge.
Westin Moana Surfrider – Waikiki Beach Honolulu Neighborhood
Located in the beautiful city of Honolulu, Westin Moana Surfrider occupies a prime spot right on the coast of gorgeous Waikiki Bay along the southeastern side of the island of O’ahu. As a guest of Westin Moana Surfrider, you’ll staying in a facility that has easy access to a great many of the area’s most popular attractions. These local favorites include the Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu Museum of Art, ‘Iolani Palace, Diamond Head Beach Park, Waikiki Aquarium, Magic Island, and Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center. Other suitable accommodations found nearby include Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, and Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, while Turtle Bay Resort is slightly farther afield, on the other side of the island.
How is it Ecofriendly?
Westin Moana Surfrider is owned and operated by the Marriott International family of hotels. Marriott International has long demonstrated an awareness of the importance of being a responsible corporate presence throughout the communities in which its properties are located; in recent times, more and more of this socially responsible awareness has been directed toward efforts geared at increasing sustainability in all facets of its hotel operations. Across its portfolio, Marriott International has been working to build sustainable, ecofriendly elements into the very design of its many facilities; to that end, approximately 150 of its hotels are now LEED-certified, while almost 2,000 of its hotels have earned the prestigious TripAdvisor GreenLeaders badge. Likewise, Marriott International has made a strong commitment to protecting the world’s precious natural resources by, over the past decade, dedicating a significant portion of its philanthropic endeavors to conservation causes.
At the level of individual hotels like Westin Moana Surfrider, the past decade has seen a massive reduction in energy usage, water usage, and hotel waste. By installing energy-efficient appliances and “shutting down” various guestrooms when they are not in use, they’ve cut energy usage by over 13% since 2007. Through the installation of low-flow toilets, faucets, and shower fixtures, water usage is down over 10% during a similar period of time. Overall, in-house greenhouse-gas emissions have been cut nearly 15% in just the past decade.