Aulani Villas & Views -- Updated 03/21/2017

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  1. wdrl

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    Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, is the 11th resort in the Disney Vacation Club system. The first phase of the resort opened on August 29, 2011, and the second phase opened on November 15, 2011. The third and final phase opened Winter 2013.

    Aulani has 459 DVC Vacation Homes and 8 Hotel Rooms. The DVC Vacation Homes include 20 three-bedroom Grand Villas, 1 dedicated studio, and 438 two-bedroom villas, of which 246 can be configured as 'lock off' 'villas, meaning they can be booked as two-bedroom villas, studios, or one-bedroom villas.

    Aulani has four different view categories. Standard View includes either a view of the conference center, parking lot, or parking garage from the room or balcony. Island View includes at least a partial view of the mountains, spa, or landscaping from the room or balcony. Pool View includes at least a partial view of the pool, courtyards, water features, or landscaping from the room or balcony. Ocean View includes at least a partial view of the ocean from the room or balcony.

    The following chart shows the number and type of villas in each phase by view category.

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    Phase 1 is in the Ewa Building and is adjacent to Aulani's lobby. The even numbered villas face Aulani's pool and the ocean. The odd numbered villas face the convention center, the street, and the island. There are 73 Vacation Homes in Phase 1 of the Ewa Building, but no Grand Villas

    Phase 2 is in the Waianae Building and is on the left side of the resort when looking from the ocean. The even numbered villas face Aulani's pool and the ocean. The odd numbered villas face outward and the upper floors have ocean views. Phase 2 has 11 Grand Villas which are on the end cap of the Waianae Building and face the ocean.

    Phase 3, which started to be used in early October 2012, is the largest of Aulani's three phases. It is an L-shaped building that is on the right side of the resort when looking from the ocean. The short wing, which is closer to the lobby, has even numbered villas that face the island or the ocean, and odd numbered villas that face other structures or the island. The Phase 3 long wing has even numbered villas that face Aulani's pool and ocean, and odd numbered villas that face the island. There are also a few odd numbered villas on the higher floors that face the ocean. Phase 3 has 10 Grand Villas which are on the end cap of the Phase 3 Building.

    The following diagrams show the View category for each villa. Column headers indicate the type of accommodation, such a Grand Villa, dedicated two-bedroom, or lock off two-bedroom. Note: The 8 Aulani Hotel Rooms are located in the Hotel Wing of the resort and do not appear on the charts below. These rooms are classified as Standard View and face the parking garage.

    There is symmetry in the layout of most of the villas at Aulani, resulting in the same type of accommodation stacked on top of each other. For example, in the Waianae Building, the villas with room numbers ending in '02' are all dedicated two-bedroom villas. The exception is with villas 164 and 264 in the Phase 3 Building. They are dedicated two-bedroom villas, while the other villas numbered xx64 on the floors above are lock off two bedroom villas.

    When looking at the diagrams, note that the Waianae Building and the long wing of the Phase 3 Building are tapered. The parts closest to the lobby extend to the 16th floor, but the buildings taper down to the 14th floor and the 11th floor as they approach the ocean.

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    Aulani Waianae Phase 2.PNG



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    Aulani Ewa Phase 3.PNG




    When you visit Aulani, it would be helpful if you post photos of the view from your villa to this thread.

    If you have any questions, or if you notice any discrepancies or errors in these diagrams, please let me know.

    Quick Links to Specific Posts (Click on Villa Number to Jump to Post):


    (Note: Some of these posts are on the Disboards DVC Resorts board and some are on the DVCNews Forum board.)


    Villa 110: Pool View Studio
    Villa 170/172: Pool View Lock-off Two-Bedroom
    Villa 174: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 180: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 201: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 204: Pool View Studio
    Villa 208: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 209: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 272: Pool View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 278:
    Pool View Studio
    Villa 289: Standard View Grand Villa
    Villa 303: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 304: Pool View Studio
    Villa 310: Pool View Studio More Photos
    Villa 312: Pool View One-Bedroom New Photos
    Villa 313
    : Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 356: Pool View Studio
    Villa 363: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 377: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 385: Island View Studio
    Villa 406: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 412: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 452: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 453: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 456: Pool View Studio Note: Handicapped Accessible
    Villa 457
    : Standard View Studio
    Villa 458: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 461: Standard View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 482: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 501: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 504: Pool View Studio. More photos here.
    Villa 506: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 505/507: Island View Two-Bedroom Lock-off (505 Studio/507 1BR)
    Villa 508: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 510: Pool View Studio
    Villa 551: Standard View Two-Bedroom Dedicated
    Villa 552: Pool View One-Bedroom More photos.
    Villa 565: Standard View Studio
    Villa 566: Island View Studio
    Villa 567: Standard View Studio
    Villa 567/569: Standard View Lock-off Two-Bedroom More photos.
    Villa 570: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 574: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 576/578: Pool View Two-Bedroom Lock-off (576 1BR/578 Studio)
    Villa 577/579: Island View Two-Bedroom Lock-off
    Villa 586: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 601: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 603: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 608: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 612: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 651: Standard View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 657: Standard View Studio
    Villa 660: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; more photos here
    Villa 670/672
    : Ocean View Two-Bedroom Lockoff
    Villa 671: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 676: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 677: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 752: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 758: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 759: Standard View One-Bedroom. More photos added
    Villa 765: Standard View Studio
    Villa 769: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 771: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 777: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 780: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 787: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 801: Ocean View Grand Villa; more photos here; and Video, too!
    Villa 804: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 808: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom Note: Handicap Accessible Villa
    Villa 812
    : Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 813: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 851: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 857: Island View Studio
    Villa 870: Ocean View One-Bedroom Note: Handicap Accessible Villa
    Villa 876
    : Ocean View One Bedroom
    Villa 881: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 886: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 901: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 906: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 910: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 911: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 913: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 950: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 964: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 969: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 973: Island View Studio
    Villa 975: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 977: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 978: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 982: Ocean View One-Bedroom; more photos
    Villa 1001: Ocean View Three-Bedroom Grand Villa
    Villa 1002: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1003: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1006: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1007: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1008: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1051: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1052: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1054: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1060: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom (has extended balcony)
    Villa 1070: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1074: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1077: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1084: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1106: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1152: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1154: Ocean View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 1173: Island View Studio
    Villa 1174: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1180: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1189: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 1204: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1250: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1252: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1258: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1268: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1272: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1275: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1276: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1282: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1284: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1402: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1406: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1407: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1410: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1450: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1454: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1456/1458: Ocean View Lockoff Two-Bedroom; more photos; even more photos
    Villa 1471: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1474: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; more photos
    Villa 1478: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1479: Island View Studio
    Villa 1482: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1485: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1510: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1512: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1550: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; More photos
    Villa 1552
    : Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1568: Ocean View One-Bedroom; additional photo
    Villa 1571: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1573: Island View Studio
    Villa 1574: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1576: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1577: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1578: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1581: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1610: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1612: Ocean View One-Bedroom; more photos of Villa #1612
    Villa 1652/1654
    : Ocean View Lock-off Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1655: Island View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 1656: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1661: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1670: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1671: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1673: Island View Studio
    Villa 1674: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1675: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1677: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1678: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1680: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom

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    List of Handicapped Accessible Villas

    Villa #301 - Ocean View Grand Villa; Accessible Tub
    Villa #456 - Pool View Studio; Roll in Shower
    Villa #512 - Pool View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #558 - Pool View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #559 - Standard View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #757 - Standard View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #772 - Ocean View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #808 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #809 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #859 - Island View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #870 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #875 - Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1057 - Island View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1072 - Ocean View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1073 - Island View Studio; Roll in Shower
    Villa #1108 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #1109 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1112 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #1158 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1159 - Island View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1175 - Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub



    Aulani Hotel Views (non-DVC villas):

    Hotel 540: Pool View
    Hotel 840: Ocean View
    Hotel 1030: Ocean View
    Hotel 1530: Ocean View

    NEW: Click here for photos of Aulani's eight poolside cabanas

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  2. OKW Lover

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    Thank you Mod's for making this a sticky! :woohoo:

    Such great info here which should help folks trying to decide what category room to book and a location to request.
     
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    Room 1275 2 Bedroom Villa-Island Garden View IMG_0437.JPG
     
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    Thanks for contributing your photo, jodybird511! It appears you had a very good view from your villa of Aulani's new luau.
     
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    Indeed! We were able to watch the luau and the outdoor movies from our balcony!
     
  7. mal.disneystateofmind

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    We are headed here in august for our honeymoon! I can't wait!!! :mickeyjum
     
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    We are heading back to Aulani in March and have a pool view booked. Will post pics when we are there!
     
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    Our view of rm 660. I loved the long balcony! Would it have been nicer to be a few stories higher? Sure, but it was still great. We had a great view of the fireworks show. I don't know if it is a common thing or for the special corporate party happening on the lawn but it was great! It was also great to star gaze.
     
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    @Janrantoo2 thanks for that picture. We regularly get questions about how high you need to be to see over the trees at Aulani and this is a great illustration that floor 7 or higher is the answer. At least until the trees get taller.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your photo, Janrantoo2!

    Villa #660 was already on the list, but we welcome more photos. Sometimes, links to photos are lost over time so its always nice to have extra photos available. Also, views can change over time, such as trees or shrubs growing over time, so its interesting to see if the views are different over the years.
     
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    Fireworks? Were you there for new years?
     
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    Here's our view from 1674, an ocean view dedicated 2-bedroom.

    View from living room balcony:
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    Looking over the railing:
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    View from our master bedroom balcony:
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    Still looks fine if you look out over the balcony:
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    Wasn't a problem for us because we spent most of the time on the living room balcony.
     
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    Here's also some photos from Room 906, a 1-Bedroom Ocean View, from a previous trip:
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  15. mrp4352

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    Our room (1276, a one-bedroom ocean view) is in the Ewe tower (the left one when you're looking at the ocean from the lobby) on the 12th floor, we had a fantastic ocean view.

    Looking across the resort:

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    Sunset from our lanai.

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    We had booked a one-bedroom – but we were surprised it was a king!

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    Even the towel Mickeys are Hawaiian!

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    Cool Mickey surfer dude lamp (and bonus picture of me!)

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    Looking off to the right at the lobby from the lanai off the bedroom (this room has two that aren’t connected – the other one is off the living room. It’s just a solid wall separating the two – I wonder why they don’t open it up to be one huge balcony?)

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    Eve’s bed is folded up behind the beautiful angel fish carving on the entertainment center.

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    We didn’t use it – but the sofa folds out, too.

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    Another reason we chose a one-bedroom – the kitchen!

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    Cool detail on the lamp – it only shows when the lamp is turned on! I want one of these lamp shades!

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    Nice. Especially that sunset shot.
     
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    We just returned home, had a 2-bedroom lock off pool view rooms 312/310. It's on the lobby floor, very convenient location! This was the view from the master bedroom balcony.

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    i am in process of booking a one bedroom villa ocean view with DVC, any recommendations on which room to choose from?
     
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    I just want to say thank you for this thread. We just got back from an 8 night stay. I used my DVC points and booked an ocean view studio. Based on the info here I requested the EWA building and asked for a higher floor. We got what I asked for, room 1456, and the view was amazing. I loved sitting out on the balcony in the morning and watching the kids in the pools and lazy river and watching the paddle boarders in the cove.
     
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    That sounds great! Do you have pictures of the view you could share?
     
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    view from our balcony
     
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