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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great location, good value and excellent service”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is my 'go to' hotel when in Waikiki. Good value, clean comfortable rooms and excellent service! The partial ocean view rooms are wonderful with juliette balconies where you can enjoy your morning tea or coffee from the coffee machine provided in the room (or Starbucks if someone is willing to make the run to the lobby!) or a glass of wine later in the day from the bottle that you stored in the mini fridge later in the day. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. Stop at the Wyndham desk to get a $20 off for a spa visit sans obligation. Head down to the beach front in the morning and rent a beach chair from Bruno, beach concierge extraordinaire who will set you up in the perfect spot and make sure that your time spent on the beach is perfect. Yes it costs money to rent the beach chairs and umbrellas but it's worth it. $30 for a 1/2 day and nobody was rushing us out of our chairs when 'time was up'. Spend the morning at the beach when the pool is typically in the shade and then move up to poolside for happy hour. Say hello to Ray or Eddie in the K'an a pali bar poolside. Eddie makes an awesome margarita on the rocks and both Ray and Eddie go out of their way to make your time at the bar great. There is usually a little band that plays which just adds to the atmosphere. Don't forget to check out the daily activities sheet in case you want to learn how to play the ukele! There is always something happening.

All in all this is a great spot for solo travellers, couples or families. I always enjoy coming back to the Outrigger Reef as I know I'm guaranteed satisifaction with the hotel and a great time while I'm in Waikiki!

Room Tip: Ask for partial ocean view --it's worth it -- Overlooking the pool is great, mostly quiet and en...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is our third stay @ outrigger reef on the beach.The location is insane.
We are a family of 4 and being close to restaurants and amenities are extremely important (especially feeding a couple of teenagers)
The hotel was extremely professional when we requested a specific room ,we called the hotel prior to our stay and they blocked the room for us....extremely impressed!
We would def stay here again and again...and trust me I am picky...Aloha

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Good location, close to restaurants and shopping. Reception staff and housekeeping staff helpful and friendly. Some of the porters were not very helpful as we were travelling with 20 other family members. The rooms are a little dated and the double beds are not very big, we had to share a room with our oldest daughter, the rooms are small. Housekeeping were very helpful in helping me get back some things that were left in our room on our return to Australia.

Room Tip: Definitely get queen or king sized beds if you like more room when sleeping.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed for 7 days after staying on the other side of the island. When we arrived we could check in straight away at 11am. We were offered an upgrade so went to see the room first then took the offer as it was to a 1 bedroom suite with great views for not much more, a great idea to offer at check in. We were happy from when we walked in, the room was clean and not outdated as you read about some resorts in Waikiki. There was heaps of space for us, 2 adults and 2 kids, with a view of the pool and the ocean. The room had a small fridge and microwave, not sure on the microwave as there was no cutlery or plates. The pool is a great size with 3 spas and there was never a problem in getting a deck chair. The pool had sun from mid morning to late afternoon which you could not tell from the photo as there is another building right next to it but that was not a problem. Right on the beach and close to shops, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there longer next time as we walked along the beach and most of the other resort pools were packed to over flowing. This one was a hidden gem.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Outrigger Reef is in the perfect location - right on the beachfront at the quieter end of Waikki Beach. The hotel itself has lovely rooms although our room was a little dark as it faced the hotel next door. If staying here I would suggest you book either an Oviedo room or one overlooking the pool. The two restaurants were lovely in particular The Ocean House Restaurant for breakfast offered a lot of fresh choices and reasonably priced. I preferred this to the buffet breakfast at The Shore Bird.
The only negative was the people who were hawking facial cream from one of the shops in the lobby. They were quite aggressive and persistent and they were there every time I walked passed to exit the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the pool or of a view of the ocean
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Modesto, California
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Great atmosphere, great location on the beach and within walking distance to shopping and good restaurants. Staff is excellent, very welcoming. Excellent restaurants on premises....Shore Bird was my favorite. I've never been disappointed staying here.

Room Tip: 5th floor "City View" gave us a view of the ocean, pool and the night lights of the city.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

The location of this hotel was perfect! Close to all shopping within walking distance. Also the hotel is right on the beach. The rooms are very spacious with great views. My only problem we had was the room next to us the smoke alarm went off at midnight. The front desk said someone must of been smoking. She didn't even apologize. I guess they must be used to having the smoke alarms go off as if it was a normal routine for them. Overall the hotel was great!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Address: 2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#7 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#8 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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Hotel Class:4 star — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 639
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