Hale Mānoa

view of the mountains from Hale Manoa1711 East-West Road
Front desk telephone: 808-944-7960
Front desk hours: 24 hours



Hale Mānoa principally houses the Center's international residential community of graduate students and professional participants. Like Jefferson Hall, it was designed by internationally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei. It is named for Mānoa Valley, home to the East-West Center campus.

Hale Manoa mid-rise dorm
Hale Mānoa, above. At top: the Ko’olau mountains at the back of Mānoa valley from the dorm's top floor. Below: sunset clouds over Diamond Head from a Hale Mānoa open-air dining area.


Hale Mānoa is a 13-story dormitory serviced by two elevators, its floors or units are designated for male-only or female-only room assignments. Other areas are for coeducational living where married couples are accommodated in double rooms.

Rooms are arranged into living units, with each unit consisting of two double and five single rooms. All rooms have telephone service and WiFi. Each living unit has shared bathroom/toilet facilities. Towel packets are available at the front desk for a nominal charge. Shared kitchen facilities and coin-operated laundry machines are located on each floor. In addition, residents have access to lounges for TV viewing and small meetings or social functions. Hale Mānoa is not air conditioned.



Cooking in the dorms should be confined to kitchens (see Resident Code of Conduct). Students residents have the option (it is not required) of participating in a meal program through UH (see A variety of food outlets and cuisines is available on the UH campus, some in campus facilities and others in food trucks. At the Center, coffee and limited food items are available during the school year in front of Burns Hall at the corner of East-West Road and Dole Street. Groceries and a variety of food outlets are available in Mānoa Marketplace (in the valley north of the Center) and in the commercial center of Mo’ili’ili (the neighborhood south of the Center), along King and Beretania streets.




Eligible students are East-West Center scholarship recipients and Affiliate Program participants, as well as successful applicants to the Special Housing Program.

For more information, including application forms and rates, go to Graduate Student Housing.

Visitor housing requires sponsorship by Center staff, participants, or alumni.


Hale Mānoa single room

Eligibility may also be satisfied by an educational affiliation or sponsorship. Children accompanied by parents are allowed to reside only in Lincoln Hall.



Reservations are normally confirmed six months prior to arrival on a space-available basis. Allow at least one working day to process reservation requests. Visitors are limited to a maximum stay of 20 nights.

For more information, including a visitor request form, go to Visitor Housing.



 International Conference Center at EWC

Conference Attendees
A limited number of rooms are available for conference housing with priority given to groups whose objectives and interests complement the East-West Center mission.

Conferences/groups eligible for housing must have an educational or non-profit affiliation/sponsorship. Reservations are normally confirmed up to a year in advance.



For more information, go to Conference Housing.


Rates for Visitors and Conference Attendees


double bed
Double room


Rates are subject to change.

Single room $40.00 per night
Double room (single or double occupancy) $55.00 per night

Contact & Reservation Information

East-West Center
Housing Office
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii  96848-1711
Telephone: (808) 944-7805
FAX: (808) 944-7790
Email: [email protected]