My wife and recently stayed here for our honeymoon in November 2012. Definitely enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to others. The staff are very friendly, personable and helpful - certainly a standout of the experience. We were upgraded to an ocean view suite (had booked an ocean view room), which had a kitchenette, very large and spacious bathroom, lounge area, desk and queen size bed. The room was very clean and had high quality finishes.
We had drinks and food at the Ocean View Lounge on the lobby level (level 6) which provides great views over the ocean and city skyline - certainly worth a drink over sunset. Conveniently happy hour is 3pm - 6pm (sunsets around 5.45pm). We ordered some "tapas" during happy hour, priced at around $8-12/plate, they were huge! Very good quality food, and massive portions, we didn't need to end up having dinner. As they are currently celebrating their 3rd anniversary for the hotel, they provided guests with a $50 voucher to use at any of their bars and restaurants/room service. You can surprisingly stretch this pretty far during happy hour! We were also greeted with a bottle of sparkling wine and box of Honolulu Cookies as it was our honeymoon - a nice touch.
We paid around $295/night which was good value. The location is fairly good, only a 2 minute walk to beach, or about 7 minute walk to the popular spot on the beach (in front of the royal Hawaiian Hotel). It is located just of Honolulu's Rodeo Drive (Kalakaua Avenue), plenty of shopping and places to eat.
The only thing lacking at this hotel really was the pool area - pretty underwhelming. It features an infinity pool which overlooks the treetops to the ocean, but there is only one very small spa and that's about all it boasts. We stayed at a resort in Maui and coming to Trump the following week we were disappointed by the pool area here (used it only once only because we thought we should try it out). Although it's unfair to compare a hotel to a resort, Trump Tower could have certainly done better here. Having said that, the beach is only moments away which is where you spend most of your time! The hotel provides fancy little beach bags packed with towels, fruit, sunscreen and water - again a nice touch.
We went for dinner at Morimoto while we were staying in Honolulu - the restaurant is located inside "The Modern" hotel, only 15 minute walk from Trump Tower. The Modern has a great pool area - check it out if you happen to be walking by or have dinner there. But they are disadvantages by not being close to the beach (so they need a better pool area).
The concierge service is very helpful and friendly.
Don't expect a resort, it's a hotel - but a very good one. If you were a family, I'd probably stay somewhere with a better pool area to entertain the kids. But I think this is great for Solo, Business and Couples. It's a great hotel and worth staying at! Thanks to everyone at Trump Tower for helping us celebrate a great honeymoon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why save the best for last when you can have it all the time? And why stay anywhere else in Hawaii when you can stay at Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®? This Hawaii luxury hotel is part of the Waikiki Beach Walk development offering vibrant entertainment, exclusive boutiques and world-class restaurants, making it one of the premier Honolulu hotels. Add the simple fact that Waikiki's famous white sand beaches are just steps away, it becomes the perfect respite for your next Hawaiian getaway.Trump Waikiki offers all of the exceptional amenities and superior services of the Trump Hotel Collection to help guests live the life Hawaiian style. A 6th-floor infinity pool with an expansive lanai deck, world-class indoor and al fresco dining, The Spa at Trump® and signature services of Trump Attaché - only the best will do at our luxury hotel. This is paradise, after all ... more less
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