Holiday Surf Hotel  3 stars

2303 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, United States, 96815  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Large, comfortable bed - Balcony overlooked the pool - Around great bars and eateries
  • Rooms are very nice - Huge bathroom - Amazing tub - Lovely view
  • Hotel is ok - Our room was cleaned everyday - Kitchen with all necessities
  • Close to the international market - Room was a little run down but clean - Clean bed
  • Office staff was very helpful - Several blocks from the beach - Hotel needs some updating


The comfortable 3-star Holiday Surf Hotel is set in a beach area minutes away from Puu Ualakaa State Park, Waikiki Aquarium and Diamond Head Theatre. Founded in 1960, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2009.

US Army Museum of Hawaii, Statue of Duke Kahanamoku and Royal Hawaiian Theater Legends in Concert Waikiki are located just 600m from the venue. Honolulu city center is 4km away.

Honolulu International airport is 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.


This property has 30 guestrooms including One-Bedroom Quadruple Room, One-Bedroom Annex Room and One-Bedroom Room appointed with cable TV, ironing facilities, air conditioning, a microwave and a kitchenette. Other comforts include kitchenware, a toaster and an oven for self catering.


An ironing service and laundry as well as free parking, a designated smoking area and a lift are available at the hotel.


Guests can go in for tennis, sailing and golf at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 20.94 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   30.

City Center Honolulu - 2.0 mi
Airports Honolulu International (HNL) - 6.8 mi, Molokai (MKK) - 47.8 mi
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants Duke's Waikiki (cuisine: American) - 1500 ft, Marukame Udon Waikiki - 700 ft
Beaches Waikiki Beach - 2400 ft, Kawehewehe - 3000 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Beach access
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Terrace
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV



from 1500 hours


until 1100 hours

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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          Holiday Surf Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Outrigger Entertainment Inc
            700 ft
          • Great Life Tours
            1700 ft
          • Magic of Polynesia
            2000 ft
          • Hawaii Imax Theater
            2000 ft
          • Honolulu Zoo
            2000 ft
          • Waikiki Beach
            2300 ft
          • Honolulu Time Walks
            5000 ft
          Popular areas
          • Fort DeRussy
            3300 ft
          Convention centers
          • Honolulu Convention Center
            4600 ft
          Shopping areas
          • International Marketplace
            1000 ft
          • Waikiki Theatres
            1700 ft
          • Waikiki Gun Club
            3300 ft
          • Fun Factory
            4600 ft
          • Stan Sheriff Center
            5000 ft
          • Art on the Zoo Fence
            700 ft
          • Damien Museum
            1700 ft
          • Waikiki Aquarium
            3700 ft
          • USS Missouri Memorial
            4000 ft
          • Honolulu Paki Community Park
            3000 ft
          • Honolulu Stadium / Old stadium park
            4000 ft
          • Honolulu City Crane Park
            4000 ft
          • Honolulu City Kapiolani Park
            4600 ft
          • Honolulu City Kanewai Comm PK
            5000 ft
          • Waikiki Shell
            3300 ft
          Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
          • Zootique
            2300 ft
          • Hale Koa Luau
            3300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Waikiki Aquarium
            1.1 mi
            2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
          • Kaimana Beach
            1.2 mi
            Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
          • Sans Souci Beach Park
            1.2 mi
            2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
          • Kapiolani Park
            1.3 mi
            3902 Paki Ave., Honolulu
          • Ala Moana Beach Park
            1.5 mi
            1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

          Near the hotel

          • King's Guard Museum
            1500 ft
            King's Village Shopping Center, Honolulu
          • Waikiki Beach
            2400 ft
            Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu
          • Teddy Bear World Hawaii
            1900 ft
            2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
          • Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
            2800 ft
            130 Ohua Ave, Honolulu
          • US Army Museum of Hawaii
            3100 ft
            2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu
          • Kawehewehe
            3000 ft
            Honolulu, Oahu, HI
          • Fort DeRussy Beach Park
            3200 ft
            Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Duke's Waikiki

            82% likes this, based on 2715 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 2 - USD 32

            1500 ft
            Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 116

            Phone: 808-922-2268

          • Marukame Udon Waikiki

            81% likes this, based on 634 reviews

            700 ft
            2310 Kuhio Ave

            Phone: (808) 931-6000 ‎

          • Honolulu Tavern

            79% likes this, based on 27 reviews
            Cuisine: Pub

            500 ft
            417 Nohonani St

            Phone: 808-922-5539

          • Cheesecake Factory

            77% likes this, based on 2159 reviews
            Cuisine: American

            1600 ft
            2301 Kalakaua Ave

            Phone: 808-924-5001

          • Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs

            65% likes this, based on 248 reviews
            Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Hawaiian
            Price Range: USD 6 - USD 11

            800 ft
            2301 Kuhio Avenue # 2

            Phone: 808 924-7887

          Holiday Surf Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Surf Hotel

          Average guest rating

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          Based on 260 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Group of friends

            my room was OK, another room assigned to a friend was very poor, have a good look at the room before committing also WI-FI inter net is not free, but $9 per day! be prepaired.

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          • Family with children

            Save for money. Good location

            Too noisy. Can not sleep well occasionally.

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          • Couple

            Location is good and the price is decent for central Waikiki.

            Seems like a family-run business and one of the men was far from pleasant. The rest of the family (young daughter, grandma) were very nice but this one gentleman couldn't have made it any clearer that he didn't want to help us. The hotel is super super old and could use major renos--the shower was falling apart and the room is really old- fashioned. The kitchen is listed as well-equipped but definitely far from it--nothing to wash dishes and random cutlery from someone's house.... Cleanliness was fine for us but we were wondering if other rooms are better.....

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Clean rooms, full kitchen in room, view from balcony, location.

            Sub-par air conditioner.

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          • Family with children

            Price, location, size of room, full kitchen, staff very helpful/nice

            Older furnishings/decor. Lots of street noise, noisy air conditioner.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The staff was very friendly and helpful.

            The street noises got a little loud at times.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            It is close to the Waikiki Beach and Ala Wai Canal

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            I like Holiday Surf Hotel for the room rate was suit for me and my budget. It's closeness to the International Market and Waikiki area is good for a little walk. A good jogging route and good view for canoe practice and golf course. A bus route is also closing by and its accessible to the other attractions. It is also not far from the zoo and waikiki aquarium.

            Nothing - I was happy to have my daughter who just graduated from high school to spend few nights sleeping in a hotel in the Waikiki area for the first time in her life. It was another part of her completion of high school gift.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The location was excellent and the price was unbeatable. Best part is they accept debit which was great for a person with no credit card.

            You get want you pay for but I knew that going in so nothing caught me by surprise. The only thing is families come from other countries so they will cook and do the everyday thing so be prepared for some smells and loud people.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Location was the only positive. Very old, smelly place, old tv and facilities. Would not stay there again.

            Not sure why they take an extra deposit of us$150 as there isn't much to damage there, the place is so run down. Staff not very bright, or helpful. Spoiled our stay in Honolulu a fair bit.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Affordable and even though it is 3 blocks to the beach, it was a really quick walk, with lots of interesting stuff on the way.

            I did not like that the hotel advertised a full kitchen, yet barely had the necessities needed to cook a meal. Not even baking sheets for the oven. Also, it was advertised that each room had a DVD player, which we definitely didn't have. Also, I paid an extra $25 for wireless internet, which only worked one time. Every other time I tried to log in, the connection was so slow my internet connection would time out. Finally, the water in our room was turned off with no notice, and when it came back on, the water came out of the faucet brown. Disgusting. No way I would ever stay at this hotel again.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Great value, very nice staff, decent location

            The carpet in our room could use a cleaning/shampoo.. almost seemed sticky.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Did not like anything about my stay. Checked out after the first night and checked into a different hotel.

            The condition of the room we stayed in leaves much to be desired. Mildew caked onto the windows and window sill; paint peeling off of the walls, cracks all over the bathroom sink; mildew in the shower, bed pillows that were just a tad softer than rocks; stains on couch. Would not recommend this hotel for anyone.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Those who expect fancy facilities, will be disappointed. However, if you travel with a family and need a simple suite with a functioning kitchennette, in the walking distance from the beach and all the transportation, this is a great place for you.

            Internet is provided only for a fee. Calls also must be paid for. So that means you have to walk to Starbucks and use the connection there (3 min) and walk to a telephone booth.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Manager helped us with any difficulties we had. The modest price for 16 nights. The staff were always very helpful.

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