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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Right on the beach with a private cove and calm waters
  • The pool area feels like a water park with a lazy river that winds past hanging bridges and water slides
  • Outdoor Disney movies, fireside storytelling and a saltwater snorkeling lagoon are fun on-site activities, even for adults
  • The kids club is included in your stay, so parents have time to unwind at the Olelo Room bar

"Enchanting resort" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

Honolulu International Airport is a half an hour by car. A taxi will run around $85 each way, so renting a car might be a better option. Self parking and valet parking cost $35 per day.

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Overview

From fireside, starlit storytelling to themed pools and outdoor Disney movie screenings, the Aulani, A Disney Resort, overflows with family-friendly fun. Named the #1 Top Family Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in 2014, even parents will find plenty to do at this 4.5-star resort, (though there's less to do for teens).

Snap a photo-op with Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses at the hearty buffet breakfast spread, then watch as the kids flock to the water park-like pool area, where water slides and a lazy river extend to the sands of Ko Olina Beach. The private saltwater snorkeling lagoon -- full of exotic fish -- is a favorite of kids and parents alike, though be prepared for an additional entrance fee (price varies depending on activity). A 2013 renovation expanded the 21-acre property, offering up more space to escape to shady cabanas at the adults-only pool area while the kids play in Aunty's Beach House, the counselor-supervised kids club (included with your stay). 

The interiors are as detailed as the activities, with hand-painted murals bordering stained-glass windows in the massive thatched-roof lobby. Pineapple-print duvets (with secret hidden Mickey's) cover hand-carved wooden beds. Guest rooms are on the smaller-side though, especially for families. Suites come with one and a half baths and are a better option for those traveling in larger groups. 

The resort quiets down at night as the kids head to bed, but the Olelo Room stays open until 11 p.m. with live music nightly on the patio. Although there's likely everything you need at the hotel, it's a trek to get around the island, so you're better off staying elsewhere if your main goal is to explore Oahu. 

From the press:
  • "One of the best lodging choices for families" -- Frommer's
  • "Aulani receives high praise from previous guests, who describe this Disney hotel as relaxed and lovely" -- U.S News Report 
  • "Disney's first property in Hawaii is an enchanting resort" -- Fodor's

Amenities

General

  • Games room
  • Pool bar
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in or checkout.

  • Self parking fee: USD 37 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 37 per night (in/out privileges)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Renovations and Closures
The following facilities will be closed until 07 November 2015 (date subject to change):
  • Swimming pool
  • One of the swimming pools

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