My favorite hotel in Waikiki is the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Outrigger has refurbished “The Reef” quite a few times in the last 10 years or so. However, this time was a major renovation with over $110 million in improvements. Immediately upon arriving repeat guests will notice the new tropical wood entry. The pool area and sundeck have been upgraded. The Reef had quite a few rooms that were small and some that had really small bathrooms. These rooms have been consolidated and expanded to more appropriate sizes. However, those lowest priced “no-view” rooms still have No View and should be avoided. Choose city or pool view rooms or better when making reservations.
Never fear, the popular Shorebird Restaurant and Bar is still serving up those drinks and raw pieces of meat. They call it the “Thrill of the Grill” where guest cook their own meat. Repeat and new guests alike will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the renovation. The Outrigger Reef will continue as one of the most popular hotels in Waikiki.
Aloha & Mahalo,