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“A great hotel in an amazing location.” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #46 of 82 Hotels in Honolulu
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“A great hotel in an amazing location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. From the beginning the staff were friendly and helpful. A young lady named Shermaine checked us in and made us feel immediately at home. Our gold status led us to an ocean view room. Our room was on the 23 floor. The 5 elevators that service our building are quick.and efficient. The balcony on our room took some getting used to, as the height was a little dizzying. You are minutes from Waikiki beach or one of a number of pools.

The rooms are a little dated but fine with everything necessary for a great time. The walls are a little thin with noise carrying. One odd issue was that the Aston hotel next door had someone singing at 7:30am every morning. Loud and seemingly out of key it was obnoxious. Nothing the Marriott can do much about but something to be aware of.

Lots of shops and even a laundry on premises prove helpful. Tons of shops and restaurants near by.

We will gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
    4 of 5 stars
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Orwell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed here only one night because we flew in a day early to take a cruise. The hotel was beautiful, The outside pool are was stunning and the food at the out side resturant overlooking the street was really good. I hope to someday get the chance to go back and spen more then one day.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed at the Waikiki Beach Marriot pre- and post cruise. Pre-cruise, because of a glitch we were upgraded to the "K" tower with a room with a view of both Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. The room was large and nicely furnished. The hotel has enough rerstaurants and shops to satisfy everyone and every budget. The post cruise room was in the "P" tower and had less space, older furnishing and a musty smell. There was a balcony as well with a view of Diamond Head and ther hotels across the street. What we couldn't understand was that you could hear street noises at all times from both rooms. One was on the 5th floor, the other 25th!!! One would think that hotels would have sound proofed windows.
The hotel is almost at the end of the beach strip, but is not so far that you cannot walk to the "action". Tours companies pick up at the back entrance to the hotel or across the street at the Aston Wakiki Beach. It was convenient and adequate because when you come down to it, you don't go to Hawaii to sit in your hotel room!

Room Tip: Stay in the "K" Tower. The rooms are newer.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

stayed for 12 nights here last november - a fantastic hotel with terrific rooms and infrastructure. friendly and helpful staff and a great location - as schwarzenneger (Is that how u spell it??) says I'LL BE Back! for sure

Room Tip: if u want to maximise the sun on your balcony ask for a gable front room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The room, and furnishings had obviously seen better times. But the room was still generally clean by western standards.
It's right on Kalakua Ave. so it has the Waikiki beachfront at its doorsteps.
Dining choices outside the hotel are aplenty.

Room Tip: A beach view or pool view room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed ten nights .Spacious, clean rooms and very comfortable beds.Fabulous amenities. The lobby area was very beautiful and the hotel is steps from the beach.I would return here again for the right price.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel one night in Dec. and one night in Jan on stopovers headed to the Far East. As you expect from the location that this is a resort hotel and is very large with large pool and many amenities resort related. As most resorts due in this area they will charge you a $26 "Resort Fee" which is not included in your quoted rate. Since I normally only stay one night and depart early in the morning the hotel kindly waives the resort fee when asked as I do not have time to use the recreational facilities. The tower rooms a very nice and comfortable with a terrific view. When in Waikiki I always stay at this location unless I a here for a few days the I stay out at Ko Olina resort. The Sansei Sushi restaurant is fantastic with a wide selection of sushi and seafood. Hotel staff is always very friendly and helpful. Wireless Internet is available in the rooms however varies with different sections of the hotel.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

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
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#34 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#41 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#41 Family 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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Also Known As:
Waikiki Beach Marriott Hotel Honolulu
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort And Spa
Marriott Waikiki Beach
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