Hawaii Ruby On Rails Conference - Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii - October 4-6 2009

The Conference On The Beach

Enjoy the conference, and the aloha of the Islands, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Located in Waikiki, Oahu and steps from the beach, the Marriott Waikiki is a beautiful and relaxing hotel.

Waikiki Marriott


The conference will validate parking at the Marriott Waikiki. Self parking is $8, and valet is $12 with validation. Be sure to validate at the conference registration desk! You can park for up to 14 hours, so plenty of time to hang out at the Official Pau Hana Party. If you self park, you must pay for your parking at the hotel lobby front desk before you go down to your car.


The below map is of Waikiki, and we’ve marked the Conference Venue in yellow. We’ve also marked many of the surrounding hotels to make it easy to find something perfect. As you can see from the map, there are numerous options within walking distance of the Marriott.

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Official Conference Travel Partners

Aloha on Rails has partnered with Hawaii Aloha Travel to offer spectacular deals and services for attendees. We looked around, and found that Hawaii Aloha Travel is friendliest, geekiest, and best-deal-finding travel specialists based here in Hawaii. All of Hawaii Aloha Travel’s agents live, work, and play here in the islands, and they know Hawaii better than anyone. Want to find a good deal? Curious how to make this trip the best vacation ever? Want insider tips for Hawaii? We recommend you call 1-800-843-8771 and tell them that Aloha on Rails sent you. Save yourself the time and effort, let Hawaii Aloha Travel find you an amazing deal.

(Note: Aloha on Rails has no financial relationship with Hawaii Aloha Travel. We are partnering with HAT to help you get the best conference and vacation experience possible!)

Tour the Marriott Waikiki

History of Waikiki and the Marriott Waikiki:

Overview of the Marriott Waikiki:

If the Marriott is sold out, or not your style, the Aston Waikiki is right next door:

Travel Deals

If you are traveling here, you should know that it’s never been a better time to visit Hawaii. Hotels and airlines really want your business, so now is the time to come to Hawaii.

If you are new to Hawaii, need personalized service, or don’t have the time to continually search the web, we recommend working with Hawaii Aloha Travel. We have partnered with the best (and geek friendly!) travel agents on the island. There are many benefits to working with HAT, the least is they all live, work, and play in the islands and are briefed on Aloha on Rails.

Other travel sites that may work well are Beat of Hawaii, Kayak, and Yapta.

Note, Aloha on Rails is not affiliated with or receives any compensation from any of the web sites mentioned here.

First Time to Hawaii?

Excellent! You won’t be disappointed. Aloha on Rails is held in Waikiki, which is on Oahu, or The Gathering Place. Honolulu, our capitol, is also on Oahu. Oahu is often considered to have the most widely varying options for activities and landmarks. You’ll find the famous North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, of course Waikiki, the beaches of Kailua and Lanikai, and countless outdoor activities. The shopping is fantastic in Waikiki and our beautiful Ala Moana mall.

If you’re flying to Hawaii, you should strongly consider visiting one or more other outer islands. Each island is special and tells a unique story. By visiting more than just Oahu, you’ll get the full Hawaiian experience. There are inter-island flights running all day to take you to Maui, Hawaii (The Big Island), Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai. You’re sure to find the experience you are looking for.


You might be interested in surfing lessons, sea kayaking with turtles, or waterfall hikes.

To help you get started planning your trip, we’ve compiled a list of recommended attractions, sites, and activities.

We found a great list of activities and site for each island. This list is put together for a tour of the Hawaiian islands for a group of prominent bloggers, dubbed a Social Media Tour.

Questions on how to get the most out of your Hawaii travels? Don’t hesitate to ask via the comments or by sending us an email.