Review: Hotel Molokai, Hawaii

If Hotel Molokai were any closer to the water, it would be considered a floating hotel. Literally steps from the Pacific Ocean, resting on the shores of Kamiloloa Beach, this Polynesian-styled hotel offers 57 air-conditioned rooms in Molokai, Hawaii.

"Hotel Molokai"
Hotel Molokai in Hawaii. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

Four ocean front rooms offer the best views, while standard rooms deliver the best value. Kitchenette rooms sleep up to four people – ideal for families or couples traveling together on vacation.

Authentic Hawaii

With Polynesian decor and shake roofs, the boutique Hotel Molokai is popular with locals and island visitors. Time your stay with a Friday night and you’ll experience Na kapuna – the elder’s jam poolside with guitar and ukulele. The singing and dancing takes place from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“We’re all about service,” says Hotel Molokai General Manager Michael Drew.

"Hotel Molokai" pool
Take a dip in the pool. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown
"Kamiloloa Beach", Molokai, Hawaii
Kamiloloa Beach steps from your room. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown
sunrise, "Hotel Molokai", Hawaii
Molokai sunrise. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

There is a $5.00 daily resort fee, but it includes internet, a computer kiosk in the lobby, free phone calls to anywhere in the United States, a light continental breakfast, movie lending library and the use of snorkel gear and beach towels. I liked the hammocks scattered about the property, the swimming pool and the Philosophy bathroom products.

"Hotel Molokai" king room
Ocean front king room. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

My king ocean front room, #136, rented for $269. per night. Check the website for current pricing and special package deals for this authentic Hawaiian hotel.
Insider Tip
Let manager Michael Drew buy you a drink on Monday evening at the hotel bar next to Kamiloloa Beach. For additional insider tips follow Northern California Travel Writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter and Hotel Molokai on Twitter @hotelmolokai.

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Relax in Molokai. Photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown

If You Go:
Hotel Molokai (808) 553-5347 or (877) 553-5347
1300 Kamehameha V Highway
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Hotel review, photos and video courtesy of Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Molokai Visitors Bureau, however, all opinions are my own.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Hotel Molokai, Hawaii”

  1. I stayed here in February of 2012 and Michael Drew was so nice to us. I cannot wait to go back. Rooms were wonderful and so were all the staff there.

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