We had a large room on the 22nd floor (paid 9$/night extra for this) with a balcony and a great view (though partially obstructed by the Hilton) view of Waikiki beach. The hotel itself is on the north/west edge of Waikiki with easy access to the Ala Moana Shopping Mall. The rate we paid was much less than what other well reviewed hotels in the area seemed to be charging and we booked directly with the hotel. We also paid 25$/day +tips for valet parking to save time and hassle with less expensive options.
Ironically, the Waikiki area was of little interest to us, so we would usually leave the area in the morning. This ended up working well because we were usually going against the flow of traffic.
This is a large hotel with lots of people, so everything feels a bit rushed and hectic, but I think that's normal for the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ilikai Hotel & Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach. With our hospitality fee for all stays beginning August 1, 2014, Ilikai Hotel & Suites allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, Water in Lobby, and a Weekly Manager's Reception. You'll also enjoy the heated swimming pool, fitness room, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilikai Hotel And Suites
- Ilikai Hotel Hawaii
- Ilikai Honolulu
- Ilikai Hotel & Suites Hawaii/Honolulu