Turtle Bay Resort
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 91%Family Travelers
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Nightlife Lovers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
- 57%Local Culture
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- Turtle Bay ResortMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersAdventure TravelersDec 10, 2013
This places is awesome! Most beautiful resort on the North Shore of Oahu. The waves surround this resort and when they are huge it has such an incredible energy around it! We slept with the doors open so we can hear the pounding surf at night. The rooms, pool, and staff are awesome! You will love it! I will stay there again for sure!Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Feb 02, 2014
If you've seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you're familiar with the grander side of the Turtle Bay Resort. Thankfully, the hotel also offers a more reasonable, traditional hotel section for the non-millionaires.
Turtle Bay Resort is one of the finer hotels away from Waikiki. It caters to a crowd looking to get away from the craziness of the city. There's plenty to do here, from golfing to swimming in Turtle Bay.
If you like the North Shore, this would be your luxury hotel of choice, as you couldn't possibly get further north than this.Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Feb 02, 2014
One of the only hotels/resort on the north side of the island, it's situated between the cove and golf course. It's so relaxing walking through the hotel, strolling through the golf course and resort grounds. High end restaurants located inside, and a plus with the new Surfer, The Bar hangout place, where surf celebs usually are invited as guests to their special events. The beach is free, and occasionally hold surf competitions. The hotel staff are friendly and maid service is great!
remember Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it's filmed there!Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Jun 17, 2014
This is the only hotel on the North Shore.
A great place to be based if you are interested in watching susurfers or surfing competitions.
The hotel is nice but the bungalow suites are the best!
This restaurant's offer lots of choices and its a good thing because it is a bit isolated.
If you do stay out there I suggest a rental car as it will make exploring much more pleasureable.Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 20, 2013
Coming to this beach for a day visit will cost you just $5 for parking (or entry is free if you take the bus or get here by bicycle). And that's a bargain for such dazzling white sand and aquamarine coves calm enough for swimming and snorkeling. But the resort is showing its age badly, and the hotel rooms are overpriced. If you do want to base yourself here, try for an independent vacation rental condo.Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesJul 14, 2013
We stayed here last year and could not have been happier so we decided to come again. Turtle Bay on north shore is the best place you could stay on this island outside of a beach front rental property. Waikiki is so incredibly full of people and cars it reminds me of the mall on Christmas eve; you get none of that here.
So the only thing I had to say I wasn't incredibly amazed by were the rooms. They're adequate and big enough, just a little older feeling. Some may knock a star off for this, but I remain satisfied because the view you get from the lanai is priceless.
With that said the hotel is renovating all of its rooms one wing at a time, so keep that in mind when they're finished in six months or so. It looks like room rates are going up as well with the renovated rooms so we might not be back next year to see what all the fuss is about.
Food is pricey but I hear it's pretty good. I would rather explore the island and find somewhere locals like to eat which are easy to get to in both directions leaving the resort.
- Turtle Bay ResortFeb 03, 2013
Great Hotel indeed! Rooms are spacious and beautiful inside with local decorative.
Each rooms has a balcony and over looking the Pacific Ocean. Sunsets and serene beauty is what I'm after here, it's so worth it.
The best time to be here during the off season where you can enjoy the view, almost like to having your own private beach. This is one of my favorite place to unwind.
- Turtle Bay ResortJun 26, 2014
Nice hotel everyone has an ocean view. I saw a dolphin outside my window. If you walk around a bit you can see sea turtles coming up for air. Very nice cafe and pool. Only flaws are the place is a bit old but fixed up and not really near anything.
- Turtle Bay ResortJun 26, 2014
Considering I have lived here on Oahu for more years than I can count, I actually don't remember how many times I have stayed here over the last 15 years from the time it was the Turtle Bay Hilton until it was privately taken over and called the Turtle bay Resort. I feel sorry for all the miss guided foolish visitors who assume what you see in movies is real life...Really? Mainlanders are not that stupid are they? They don't truly base a choice of destination off a Hollywood movie do they? I also can't imagine miss informed visitors (NOT FROM HAWAII) that put the Turtle Bay Resort in the same category as THE GRAND WAILEA or FAIRMONT KEA LANI on Maui...That would just be...well, stupid. I have stayed at both on Maui and you JUST CAN'T put those 3 resorts in the same sentence...EVER! Listen, that's NOT a bad thing, it's just a fact.
This Resort ISN'T a "hang out at the resort the entire time" type of place. It's seriously not big like many other luxurious Resorts, but lets be honest, Turtle Bay Resort isn't luxurious. The rooms are good, but they could use a little love...not a lot, but some. The Heavenly Bed and Pillows are GREAT, the Views GREAT, The bathroom and shower area is GREAT. It's the Little things, however that need help, The problem here is there are no DETAILS, you know what I mean? Nicer lanai furniture, outlets on the lanai, more in the room, the room felt empty in some areas, some paint work would be helpful in the room as well. Better WI-FI connection would be nice, I had a bad connection most of my stay. Do you really need to charge us $3.50 to drink the $1.00 bottled water in the bathroom...Really? If there is a Resort fee you can't include the water in that fee, but you do include the coffee?...man, who isn't doing this these days...I don't like it, who does, but almost everyone does it and I know why. I explain all the things the State and hotels do to guests on my Website, but I don't have the space to post it all here. You have to deal with it unfortunately. When it comes to the external side of the resort...One side of the resort is the pool, slide, small man made waterfall, Jacuzzi and Pool Bar area. The other side is the Bay, Kuilima Cove with Ola restaurant on the beach...this isn't the best sand beach, and it is actually rocky once you enter the water, but know that Kuilima is one of the best Coves for snorkeling and you can see Honu Sea Turtles in the cove. The Bay is also well protected by the Corel Reef so it is safe all year even during HIGH SURF SEASON in winter. If you want to get away and go for a BEAUTIFUL WALK/HIKE head along the ocean on the pool side and follow it for about 60mins or so until you come to the amazing KAWELA BAY (read my review on the Kawela bay)...a true Paradise for you and your loved one to be alone. This area is a secret Hawaiian burial ground and the location for many Hollywood movies as well as many Lost episodes.
Listen, I got the Kama'aina RATE $219.00 for a KING DELUX OCEAN SUNSET VIEW, on the FLY...with no reservations...to me...That was a DEAL and reasonable for the over all experience so no major complaints from me, but I do understand when visitors may say it's a little too much for what they get...If you are paying $300 a night or more, plus room taxes and resort fees on top of that, yeah...not cool, not cool at all!
I have eaten at every single place on this property and the following 3 places are worth mentioning:
*LEI LEI'S: Best food, Great service, best prices for what you get and the best overall dinner experience located on the Golf Course, away from the main resort.
*21 DEGREES NORTH: Great food, Great service, Fine dining, a little too pricey for my taste, but I would go again. Birthdays, special occasions while you are staying at the resort, this is a good choice, more personal than Lei Lei's.
*OLA: Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere while eating right on the sand of the beach on Kuilima Cove, acceptable prices.
So what is my final conclusion after all the many visits over the years, this past week being my last actual hands on experience here....Well, I like the place...I always have. If I was asked...But Wayde, do you love it there? Man...Yes, I do...I just do...it's not perfect, there are issues here and there. A little too costly here and there, but it's the North Shore of Oahu guys...There's a DEEP HISTORY here and that's just not because of all my experiences here, but also this place and this location...I just enjoy my time here and always seem to overlook the little stupid things that can drive other egotistical idiots mad...Not me. Will I come back here again...Always and forever. As long as The Turtle Bay Resorts stands and has a room for me I will return. I always do.Recommended for:
- Turtle Bay ResortMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Famous for Hollywood movies and locally famous for a on-island 'getaway' for urban dwellers the Turtle Bay Hilton is a classic. Look for fun long weekend with Blues music, wine and food as well as other interesting events and festivals.
- Turtle Bay ResortJul 05, 2012
Take a drive and go to this beautiful spot. I don't know if I would stay here because it is so far away from anything. But walk out onto the rocks while your there and watch the sea turtles swim by. Awesome. The food is great and it's worth the trip.
- Turtle Bay ResortJun 20, 2014
I think this hotel to be probably the best on the island. I stayed in a bungalow as the hotel was at capacity and the piping to our bathroom was off; there was a plus! Major Plus, as there is a huge difference not only in quality of room, but in comfort as well at Turtle Bay. I would say it is time for a renovation; in hotel years they are way overdue!
The views were spectacular and amazing from the bungalow. You could hear the ocean whistling every night that I sat outside on the porch to relax. It was my own piece of heaven. Truly it was. As serene as my alcove at Turtle Bay was, I was even more overcome when I walked over to the rocks couple yards away from our Bungalow to find huge ocean Turtles just hanging out.
- Turtle Bay ResortJul 04, 2012
This is a bit pricey but it's worth the money. They have a huge area on one side, with pools, tiki bar etc. overlooking the ocean and the surf break. You can sit in the hot tub, and get sprayed from the waves crashing along the rocks while you sit an adult beverage. Sometimes you can catch some surfers going at it. On the other side is the bay, and yes, there are turtles in it if you get lucky. You can get snorkel gear from the hotel (I think it was free of charge) and paddle around looking for the little guys, and see the fish. The beach on the bay is nice and there is also a restaurant with outdoor dinning. It's called Lola's I think, and the butterfish is amazing!!! Tiki torches at night and very, very romantic atmosphere.
Dining options at Turtle Bay Resort include 6 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include 2 spa tubs. Also located on site are an outdoor
There are 443 guestrooms at Turtle Bay Resort. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Notifications and Fees:
- There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.
- Resort fee: US$ 25 per room, per night
- Use of fitness center or health club
- Use of sporting facilities or equipment
- Internet access
- Phone calls
- In room coffee
- Self parking
- Additional inclusions
Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Game Room
- Car Rental Desk
- Handicap Accessible
Excellent!1776 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for golfers.
- Hotel95% thought it was clean.
- Service91% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Ambiance90% were fond of the entertainment options.
- Beach86% appreciated the clean beach.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 84%.
- Location80% liked the proximity to sightseeing.