In February of 2024, it was announced that the Trump International Hotel in Waikiki would be taken over by Hilton as a part of their LXR collection of high-end resorts. As a result, the name of the property is no longer be associated with the President. From here on in it is known as Ka La’i Waikiki Beach. The hotel remains as elegant as ever, although the resort will undergo remodeling at the onset of 2025. Aptly named, ‘Ka la’i is the Hawaiian expression for peaceful calm and serene, which is what you will experience upon your stay at the resort. That being said, how do you ensure that this experience begins from the moment you arrive on the island via the Honolulu International Airport corridor? You most certainly want to set the tone for a memorable and relaxing vacation from the minute you and your party touchdown on the tarmac.
While amenities are bountiful at the rebranded accommodation (boutique shopping, business center, fitness center, meeting rooms, on-site restaurant, spa, etc.) there is one glaring omission:
From the Hilton Ka La’i Waikiki Beach website
That’s correct – the resort does not provide shuttle service from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Furthermore, Valet parking is $40/night, which is one of a number of reasons to not rent a vehicle from HNL. Save the rental for after you have arrived in Waikiki, seeing as you won’t be using the vehicle until the day after, or even later than that. You’ll save one full day on a car rental fees (generally $250-300 from HNL) and one day of valet service. Your appreciation for finer accommodations needn’t infer that you like throwing money away on inconveniences. Fret not, as there is a more convenient car rental (when compared to the costly and time consuming option at HNL) on Beach Walk Road which is on the backside of the Ka La’i.
So how are you to get from HNL to the resort? You’ve come to the right place. We’re proud to be the very FIRST to announce dedicated Ka La’i Waikiki Beach airport shuttle service. You can book your HNL pickup right now by calling 1-800-929-1219 or complete this form (24-hours in advance) or read below first for more information.
Call 1-800-929-1219 Now to Book by Phone
Your Direct, Private, Affordable Flat Rate Shuttle Service from Honolulu Airport to the Ka La’i Waikiki Beach Resort
Your professional driver and will be waiting median-curbside, outside of your arriving airline’s designated baggage claim. He will greet you and your party with a fresh lei (if you pre-book this option) and will load your luggage/carry-ons while you buckle into the spacious air-conditioned comforts of a new Sienna minivan. Unless you request, there are no stops along the way. We will take you directly from the airport to the Ka La’i Waikiki Beach Resort.
This is not a shared (with strangers) shuttle. The service is for you and your party alone. This equates less wait time and no uncomfortable small talk with other visitors.
Low Flat Rate
As mentioned above, you may appreciate the finer things in life when it comes to the likes of hotels and resorts, but that fact does not indicate that you enjoying throwing away cash. Quite the contrary. As someone who understands the value of hard-earned money, you demand direct and private transport that remains cost efficient. After all, it’s only a 20-30 minute drive from HNL to Ka La’i. Considering this, you’ll be pleased to know that our flat rate for a party of four (or fewer) is just $45!
All that you need to do is call us 24-hours before the arrival of your flight to book your pickup. From there, you have peace of mind that we’ll be waiting on-site to pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to Ka La’i Waikiki Beach Resort. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 to confirm your reservation (no deposit required).
*Note: We also offer transportation from the Ka La’i Waikiki Beach to the airport, as needed.