If you’ve stayed in Waikiki Beach before, then you know Outrigger Hotels & Resorts’ properties. Upscale offerings include resorts such as the Waikiki Beachcomber along with the Outrigger Waikiki Beach and Outrigger Reef. However, there is a more budget-friendly and lesser-known option under the same hotelier label that is located along Kaʻiulani Ave next to the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. It’s the Ohana Waikiki East by Outrigger. The hotel offers the same great service and convenience that the hotelier is known for, without digging deep into your pocketbook. This is why you’ve chosen to stay at the Ohana Waikiki East, and why you’re looking for an equally efficient means of getting from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the accommodation. You’ve come to the right place. Let’s review!
Best Way to Get to the Ohana Waikiki East (by Outrigger) from HNL and What to Expect Upon Arrival
Private, Direct, Flat-Rate Shuttle from HNL
If you walkup to the Bell Desk at the Ohana Waikiki East (once you’ve arrived, that is) you may see a sign indicating that the property has an airport shuttle for a seemingly low price. Those prices are per person, which means that it’s for a shared shuttle. Once you add-up the cost for each person in your party, the price is no longer budget friendly. Moreover, it’s a shared shuttle that’s packed with strangers. After all that has happened over the last two years, hardly anyone takes a shared shuttle from HNL anymore, not when you can enjoy your own private and direct shuttle for one low $40 flat rate. That flat rate includes all traditional luggage and carryons, and up to four passengers.
Furthermore, your private transportation is within a clean, spacious, comfortable, and air-conditioned Toyota Sienna minivan. In addition, your professional and commercially licensed driver (unlike Uber/Lyft) will meet you outside of baggage claim, offer a lei greeting if desired, and whisk you off to the Ohana Waikiki East with time to spare.
Time to Spare?
Carrying over from our concluding words above, you may arrive hours ahead of your hotel check-in time. Should you toil away at HNL after arrival and come later instead? Not at all!
While the lobby area is smaller (pictured above) compared to other expansive Outrigger properties, there is an on-site Hawaiian Aroma Caffe. This cafe chain is the BEST on the south shore of Oahu. They have a location at the Ilikai Hotel, another at the aforementioned Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, and one conveniently (for you) tucked into the Ohana Waikiki East, with an entrance at street level and second floor lobby level. You can easily spend an hour or two in this cozy (and surfy) cafe which boasts an expansive menu while hotel staff stores your luggage prior to check-in. Alternatively (or in addition to) you can simply walk down to Kalakaua Avenue and explore Waikiki Beach which is a one-minute stroll away from the hotel.
All you need to do is give us 24-hours notice before the arrival of your flight. Once booked, we’ll pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to the hotel. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 or complete the form found here.
*Note: We also offer transportation from Ohana Waikiki East to the airport, for your return home.