The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Waikiki's new tranquil oasis
Tucked away from buzzing Waikiki, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach offers a tranquil and private oasis near Honolulu’s Luxury Row, a strip that features the likes of Tiffany & Co., Gucci and Miu Miu.

When you turn the corner in the eighth-floor lobby, you’re struck with Pacific views and warm breezes in the open-air space. It's a picture-perfect glimpse of Hawaii. Then you’ll notice a leather-wrapped front desk, where an attentive staff member stands ready to welcome you with an "Aloha."

But the vistas and luxe touches don’t stop in the alfresco lobby — you’ll find them in the rooms at the Ritz-Carlton’s first Oahu hotel.

The modern residential-style rooms and suites will feel like home: Most have fully equipped kitchens (boasting dishes, a knife set, refrigerators and dishwashers) and washing machines. But unlike home, your stay here comes with sterling Ritz-Carlton service and perks.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • We loved the spacious, apartment-like accommodations and homey touches like kitchenettes or full kitchens with hardwood floors and dining room tables.
  • You will eat well everywhere in the luxury hotel, from Italian restaurant Quiora to the upscale deli from New York’s Dean & DeLuca.
  • Sushi Sho is one of the most exclusive restaurants in town. The only U.S. outpost of sushi master Keiji Nakazawa’s famed Tokyo restaurant offers two nightly seatings for the omakase dinner (a multi-course menu chosen by the chef).
  • Each tower has one of Waikiki’s highest infinity pools, affording vistas of the ocean and Fort DeRussy park. Wood-lined cabanas come with a daybed, flat-screen TV, safe, beverages and an assortment of snacks (including chips, candy and more) as well as sunscreen.
  • Hawaiian healing methods and ingredients dominate the menu at Oahu’s first Ritz-Carlton Spa. Try the Huki Huki: Renew, which employs the sacred ki plant to drain toxins and tension and includes a mud wrap, lomi lomi massage and scalp treatment.
Things to Know
  • The Oahu hotel is not on the beach. However, it’s only a five-minute stroll from the water. Stop by the concierge for a beach kit — a tote packed with a towel and bottled water.
  • If you want to nab one of the 10 coveted seats at Sushi Sho, book well in advance. The restaurant only takes reservations over the phone from 2 to 10:30 p.m. daily.
The Rooms
  • All residences come with separate living rooms and pullout couches. Kitchens are outfitted with Miele appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerators and dishwashers.
  • Every room has sliding glass doors that open to a spacious balcony and prime Pacific and Waikiki vistas.
  • The stylish, contemporary accommodations have two different color palettes: warm greens and yellow recall a more land-based theme, and the cool blues and grays nod to the ocean.
  • Expect top-of-the-line amenities, including LED smart TVs with a Netflix and Hulu platform in the living room and bedroom; luxurious Frette linens; and washer-dryers with detergent — which really come in handy for families and longer-stay guests.
  • Limestone bathrooms have peekaboo tubs, separate showers, electronic Toto toilets and an array of Diptyque bath products.
The Restaurants
  • At Dean & DeLuca’s first Hawaii market, pick up gourmet provisions or head upstairs to the bar and linger over wine and sugar-sprinkled mango lavosh smeared with creamy Delice de Bourgogne. Also try the housemade sodas, which come in Hawaiian flavors, like the sweet-spicy pineapple chipotle.
  • La Vie specializes in modern French cuisine. The multi-course meals feature luxurious ingredients like foie gras, truffles and caviar, along with local produce.
  • Quiora turns out comforting, satisfying handmade pastas and other Italian dishes. The alfresco tables provide lovely city views and daily live music adds to the ambiance.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
383 Kalaimoku Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
HNL (16-22 min)  
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