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“Another great week at the Ko'Olina” 5 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   92 - 161 Waipahe Place, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707   |  
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Nassau, New York
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“Another great week at the Ko'Olina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Just got home yesterday (sigh) from another week spent at the Ko'Olina Beach Club. Love it! The grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The rooms are just beautiful and, as usual with Marriott, you can't hear anything from the surrounding rooms. I don't know how they have those rooms insulated, but you feel like you are in your own home! We own a Penthouse room at this resort, so we were on the 16th floor of the new building. Simply beautiful. The one thing that I noticed is the relaxed pace that everything moves at. We also own in Aruba, and the HUGE difference, for those who know Aruba, is that at the Ko'Olina, you don't need to wake up at 5:30 AM to go down and reserve your pool chairs! Even during President's Week, we would go down to the pool at 8:00 or even later, and there were plenty of chairs! Not sure if it's because the resort is so spread out, or if there's just more to do and see on the Island that not many people spend their time by the pool...whatever the reason, it's NICE! One of the waiters by the pool said that they were at 100% capacity, but boy it didn't feel like it. The resort area is about 30 - 40 minutes away from Waikiki/Honolulu, so it's close enough to get to if you want, but also far enough away to be away from all the hustle and bustle. It's truly paradise! We spent most of our time at the pool and not the beach because in February, the Pacific is COLD!! The pool water was just so nice comfortable.
They've also built up the resort area a little more, so across the street from the J.W. is a new shopping center with a few restaurants, an ice cream shop, and some stores, so if you need anything, you don't need to go out of your way to get it. Also, about a 5 minute drive away is Costco, Target, Walmart, Safeway...anything you'd need. Good idea to get there and do some shopping at the Safeway or wherever you like, to stock up your kitchen. There are grills on the property as well, so you don't have to dine out each night if you don't want to. We grilled 2 nights that we were there, and the grills overlook the beach, so you see a beautiful sunset while you are cooking dinner. Miss it already!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Tampa, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We just returned from this resort and had a wonderful time. The resort is one of the most beautiful we have stayed at. Multiple pools to enjoy from the kids pool with the walk in beach to the reflection pool which was designated a quiet area for older guest to relax and enjoy without splashing and noise. Resort is on the beach with a man made lagoon that is safe for ocean swimming. While snorkleing, my husband saw numerous fish, crabs on the rocks and a green turtle. During our stay a Hawaiian Monk Seal beached itself on the shore for sunning. Several local volunteers came to stay with "Bill" (he had been tagged) and educated visitors on the indigenous seals as well to protect him from visitors trying to get to close. Another pregnant Monk Seal was beached at one of the other lagoons. That was a rare experience! Wonderful walking areas that linked all the resorts in Ko Olina on the beach side. They have a "Linger Longer" service that allows you to check out timely on last day but stay on grounds and enjoy the resort by offering a locker key. Our flight was in the evening so we stayed the day and was able to shower and dress for the flight home. We had a hotel/studio room with small efficiency kitchen that we obtained through our time share exchange (lockout bedroom of a larger villa). It was an adequate size room for two but would be crowded for 4. Very comfortable king bed and sofa was comfortable. We are used to having a one bedroom for time share exchange but was unable to get a one bedroom as we were there during peak season My only complaint was that our room was on the backside of resort and overlooking the parking garage so we were unable to enjoy the balcony. Staff was unable to accommodate a room exchange due to occupancy rate. All staff were super friendly, grounds were well maintained, manicured and clean. A+++++ for this resort!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairburn, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was my second stay at this hotel. The service was great! The staff was helpful and they went out of their way to make sure my family had the best experience. The food was awesome. The front desk staff went out of there way to satisfy our needs.
The concierge staff helped me arrange a dinner for 18 on the Northshore. That was amazing because I could not remember the name of the restaurant I dined in two years before.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I go to ProBowl every year for the last 10 years. I always stayed in Waikiki where the action is.
This year, I was enticed to seek more peace and relaxation. The Marriott Ko Olina offers that.
If you are searching for a place where you want relaxation and away from crowds then this place is one of the best. The beach is only for the guests and its very secluded. The only thing I didnt like about this hotel is the lack of options for dining after a certain time of the evening. You also need a car to get to places. The hotel is a time share property so most units are equipped with a kitchen, refrigerator and microwave. I wish they have room service though.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved the Ko Olina! Oceanfront 14th floor, spectacular view. We had a 2 bedroom, (1 King & 2 doubles). We were supposed to have 2 kings and the staff came and put the beds together and made sure we were comfortable with the accomadations. The room was very clean, bed was semi-comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with all supplies. The elevators were fast, no waiting even though we were almost at the top of the building. The marketplace had quite a variety of items to choose from (clothes, food, sundries). Nice music in the afternoon. The only thing that was a issue was the wifi internet, you had to sign in over and over because it would loose connection. Very relaxing place!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southern California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We booked a room here for a long weekend. Our room was the lockout bedroom of a larger villa. It was in very good condition. The sunsets were gorgeous and the grounds were beautifully landscaped.

- Wi-fi works well in the rooms.
- Lockout rooms have a tiny safe. Your iPad or laptop will not fit.
- As other reviewers have noted, ocean view rooms might include a view of the parking lot too. Ours did, as the parking lot was in the foreground and the ocean in the distance.
- If you get one of these lockout rooms, the TV is recessed in a cabinet, you can't see the full screen from the bed.
- The hotel staff is friendly and helpful.
- Would stay here again, but would plan on making my own meals or eating off property.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This year was our third stay at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. We love it there! Our kids are now 8 and 10 so able to explore the resort on their own a little bit. They went down to some of the many kid's club activities (such as lawn games and various craft projects) without us. They also hit the ping pong tables and pool table. The pools and beach were excellent as always. I say this property is 4.5 stars. It's not a 5 star but it's nice. Rooms are spacious if you get the timeshare apartment style units. We had a 3 bedroom which was for us 4 along with the studio side (3rd bedroom) for grandma and grandpa. It really is the best way to travel as the full kitchen is awesome!

Complaints: The 10:00 check out for the timeshare is a bit early and our room was not ready at the 4:00 check-in. The wi-fi system disconnects you every day or two which is odd. Also, the restaurants on property are very mediocre at best. Chucks is a very over-priced steak house with decent food. Longboards has a nice view and good drinks; let's just leave it there.

I should add, regarding food, off property, but just a short walk, we enjoyed Just Tacos and twice went to Monkeypod which we loved. Also had a few meals down at Disney Aulani which was great for our gluten free eaters as they had many options.

Room Tip: Ocean view is worth the money as the mountain view can be a refinery view which isn't so great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 92 - 161 Waipahe Place, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Kapolei
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kapolei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 949
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