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Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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richmond, va
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8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quick stay but beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We only stayed at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa for a few hours. We had a long layover in HNL and didn't want to spend it at the airport. We called the resort that same day and asked if they had day rooms. They really didn't but since we were Platinum members, they only charged us $99 for the room which we really appreciated. Took a cab over to the property (about $40) and were blown away by how close it was to everything, including the beach! They even upgraded us to an awesome room with a spectacular view of the Ocean. We were so bummed that we couldn't spend more time there. We walked around for several hours in downtown Waikiki (LOTS of shopping nearby). What a great location! They also gave us a coupon so we only had to pay $29 to get back to the airport. The service was great, location was great and our room was fabulous. I can't thank them enough!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Garnett, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay here. We were given a lovely room in the front building of the hotel which over looked the pool. The room was large, clean and comfortable. It had a large balcony. It was always cleaned, even the days when we slept in. The pool was lovely. It always had loungers available. The pool was never crowded. The towel hut was right by the pool and were plentiful and easy to get. There was free internet in the lobby area. Internet in the room was I think $14.95 a day. We were not charged the resort fee.
The area of the hotel is the best. Not in the ultra busy section of Waikiki but a little further down where it is less crowded and quieter. The beach is right across the street from the hotel. Lots of places to eat and shop. I can't recommend this hotel enough. All the staff were great from bell boys to cleaning ladies.

Room Tip: Get a room in the front building of the hotel. Also, the corner rooms are great because they have t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a standard 3 star hotel with some very nice, albeit not luxurious accommodations. Lots of shops and amenites on the property.Our partial ocean view room actually had a better view than the full ocean view room at Hilton Hawaiian Village we had, we really enjoyed the balcony and spent a couple of sunsets and a sunrises enjoying the view of the ocean and Diamond Head. Rooms are very standard, nothing spectacular, but the room service was quick, beds were comfortable, and walls are thick- never once did we hear a peep from any neighbors. double beds are small, need to upgrade to queens!

Room Tip: partial ocean view facing east above 20th floor for best views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I have spent the last 16 days here. The accommodations were nice, and yes drapes are dated. However, the room was sufficient, clean and comfortable. Hotel is accessibly to the entire Waikiki area by walking. The real issue in my opinion is the all the homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk right outside of the Hotel. This seems to be a major problem for the Waikiki area. I have never seen such a noticeable increase of homeless people in a resort area since our last visit in 2000. Would probably recommend a different Island if you want to avoid this kind of experience on your holiday.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

It's not right on the beach, you have to walk across the street to get there. Oh the horror. The beds were very comfortable, the staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had a great view of the ocean, and it was listed as partial view. One day the sunset was spectacular and the staff were pointing it out to the patrons. The staff was even taking pictures of it. The breakfast was good, fairly basic omelet/breakfast bar fare. The bar by the swimming pool was nice and had a fairly good band that played.

Room Tip: Our partial view was great from the balcony, cheaper than full view and still breathtaking.
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hotel was clean and efficient. Rooms were ok, not bad not amazing. Location was good. Across the road from the beach a short walk from the aquarium/zoo or shopping. Service was actually very good, much better than previous Marriott experiences. The staff were friendly and helpful. The concierge desk made our lives much easier.

As a general Hawaii comment, I'm not sure that paying extra for ocean view is really worth it. There is so much to do that spending time sitting on a cramped balcony doesn't seem like a great idea, but that's just a personal view.

In fact my only real objection was to the compulsory 25 US dollar charge they applied every day we stayed. The charge gained us a number of benefits which we would not have chosen to paid for. I booked through hotels.com who mentioned it in the small print rather than the headline cost (more fool me for not paying attention). However, the whole action felt disingenuous, if a charge is compulsory I think it should be included in the upfront price. Had I factored the additional cost in I would have stayed at The Modern instead. I guess this falls into the classic buyer beware situation.

However, that frustration aside, we enjoyed the stay very much and were impressed with the hotel staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stayed at this hotel and we were so disappointed - it is in need of a remodel. Carpet in our room had major stains on it. The drapes were definitely out of date. The bathroom counter and sink were granite but it was chipped. There was stuff on the wall next to the mirror that looked like someone had flossed their teeth - not sure why a maid wouldn't have cleaned it off! Bathroom was small with a bathtub and toilet - tub had nice Grohe fixtures, but the old sliding door was really in sad shape - needed to be sanded and repainted.
Hotel charged us an extra $25.00/day for a resort fee - couldn't seem to find the resort in the hotel. It seems that they are looking for any way to make extra money.
We won't stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms was very noisy from the traffic outside - they need to put double paned windows in the rooms...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#31 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#40 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#40 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 1310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA fronts the best stretch of Waikiki Beach. Conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, the hotel offers 1,310 refurbished guest rooms and suites with private lanai providing spectacular views of world-famous Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. Other amenities include Kuhio Beach Grill, featuring the best in Pacific Rim cuisine; Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar and d.k Steak House; Arancino di Mare Italian Restaurant; newly redesigned Moana Terrace, offering live Hawaiian entertainment nightly; Seattle’s Best Coffee; Paul Brown’s Spa Olakino * Salon; a surf school; two freshwater, heated swimming pools; 10-person whirlpool; new 3,000 sq. ft. 24-hour fitness center; business center with 24-hour Internet access; high-speed and wireless Internet access throughout the resort’s guest rooms and public spaces; shops and boutiques; and Hawaiian cultural activities. ... more   less 
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