The Wayfinder has all the retro vibes you need for the perfect beach vacay.

This New Waikiki Hotel Is the Surf Shack of Your Wildest Dreams

Read McKendree

A new boutique lifestyle hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii has officially opened its doors, and the only thing that’s more exciting than its supremely adorable surf-y decor is the partnership with the island’s most iconic poke grocer, Foodland, for the second location of their Redfish Poke Bar restaurant. At Wayfinder Waikiki, travelers can rest their heads just a 5-minute walk from the beach. It doesn’t get more dreamy than that.

Wayfinder Waikiki guest room

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The groovy, 228-room property includes a 70-foot saltwater lagoon pool, a tropical speakeasy and pool bar, and a shop carrying seasonal apparel and artwork by local artisans.

The saltwater pool at Wayfinder Waikiki

Mariko Reed

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Honolulu-based studio The Vanguard Theory designed the tropically-inspired interiors, resulting in a playfully fresh space marked by vibrant colors and patterns and lush foliage. They drew on native Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Filipino culture to seamlessly bring the spaces together honoring the unique fabric of the islands themselves.

Pool House Studio room at Wayfinder Waikiki

Jen Ellenburg

To get a true sense of local culture, guests can book in for ukulele and Hula lessons, Lauhala weaving, and a floral arranging class. That experience extends down to the food, too. Like we mentioned before, the hotel is also home to the second location of Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland, which will be open all day, offering fresh made-to-order bowls and cocktails.

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Food at Redfish Poke Bar

Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland / Chris Rohrer

Redfish at the Wayfinder Waikiki

Mariko Reed

Rooms start at $157, (California residents get a discount). You can book here.

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