The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with large lanais offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku lagoon and beach. Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness room, poolside massage treatments, meeting rooms, rooftop restaurant and more.
The open air main lobby and courtyard is a delightful spot to sit and relax and enjoy the view. You can wander through the courtyard which leads to the pool or a walkway to the beach. The enlarged pool area is a terrific spot to watch sunsets. Don’t miss the Friday night Hawaiian torch lighting ceremony, an Ilikai tradition going back 35 years. There is a Weekly Manager’s Reception on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
For an unparalleled view of downtown Honolulu, Waikiki, the mountains, the ocean and everything in between, have dinner at Sarento’s, a wonderful Italian restaurant on top of the Ilikai. The view from any angle is simply stunning. Sarento’s serves up gourmet Italian dishes and traditional Mediterranean flavors in an elegantly fashioned high-rise setting of colorful murals and marble. Sarento’s is open only for dinner, from Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30 pm – 9 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
You can hop on The Bus and be at Ala Moana Center or Ward Center in just minutes, or go in the opposite direction and be in the heart of Waikiki in the same amount of time. The views are fabulous, the atmosphere is one of casual elegance, the staff is not only professional, but also caring. These are the things that make a hotel special and the Ilikai has them all.