The Wayfinder Hotel (formerly the Waikiki Sand Villa) has been reimagined and renovated into a unique boutique-style hotel on Ala Wai Boulevard and the famous waterway it follows at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. It is home to 288 studios, rooms, and suites in seven varieties, most with private lanais. Originally built in 1969 in the “brutalist” style, there is nothing at all brutal about this gem of a property within walking distance of virtually all of Waikiki’s most popular attractions.
The modernized Wayfinder Hotel has embraced style in addition to substance, and it offers unique and eclectic tropical designs and features that set it apart from “cookie-cutter” accommodations that comprise a large majority of Waikiki’s room inventory. It has been featured in dozens of prestigious national and international publications, including New York Times STYLE, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue¸ Glamour, and Forbes.
Delicious, stylish onsite drinks and dining
The dining options at the Wayfinder include the B-Side Coffee Bar for gourmet coffee and tea selections, breakfast options, fresh pastries, and packable lunches and beach snacks. The Wayfinder’s Redfish restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner fare that pays homage to Hawaii’s most beloved local foods. Salads, poke bowls, and burgers are excellent casual dishes, and Redfish excels in specialty dishes like Kalua Pig Fried Rice, Hibachi Grilled Chicken, and a Bone-In Char Sui Porkchop. The Lost & Found is a chic, poolside speakeasy that specializes in superb service, handcrafted cocktails, and an assortment of creative poke bowls.
Nearby attractions and activities close to the Waikiki’s International Marketplace, the Honolulu Zoo, and world-famous Waikiki Beach, the Wayfinder is an intimate, ideal property for Waikiki visitors with a sense of style and a fondness for adventure. Onsite activities at the Wayfinder you’ll find activities like the Ehu Kai Stretch & Workout, live music at Poolside Vibes events. Personal offsite tours are also available, as well as the Kako ‘O Oiwi Farm Aina Experience, which offers a chance to volunteer and learn at a working Oahu farm.