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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)   |  
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“Fabulous holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We arrived early after long flight from Sydney, our booked room wasnt ready but the friendly efficient front desk staff quickly changed our room so we could get in early which was much appreciated. We were on 28th floor Diamond Head Tower with partial ocean view. The room was nice, views of the ocean and the city were good, it was a bit noisy some nights till about 10pm.The buffet breakfast was so fantastic that
we did not need lunch most days. The breakfast staff were friendly and helpful. Great location for shopping, dinner by the pool and cocktails at sunset. Want to go again.

Room Tip: Comfortable beds clean rooms, a bit noisy some nights till about 10pm
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for the review. We are so pleased to read that you had such a wonderful stay. We have shared your comments with our food & beverage team. We hope to serve you again in the future.

Mahalo
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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
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Initially we were a bit overwhelmed by the size of this hotel, however my partner soon got to grips with the layout so I just followed him. Check in was good and was given a complimentary voucher for a bottle of champagne as we were celebrating birthdays.

Our room was on 17th floor and has a fabulous view of the beech and street. Really spacious room with a fabulous king size bed which was sooo comfy! Slight downside was when we arrived mid afternoon the was some loud drilling happening somewhere in the hotel which wasn't quite the relaxing ideal we had. Must say however that as we were out and about every day we only heard it a couple more times so didn't spoil anything. On the plus side, housekeeping was excellent with plenty of fresh towels etc.

Had read reviews about issues with long waits for lifts but have to say that we had no problems at all.

Buffett breakfast at Shor restaurant was lovely - great choice and fresh whatever time we went. Also had dinner there one night which was gorgeous. Waiter, sorry cant remember his name but he came from San Francisco, was really attentive and gave us lots of info regarding menu and made it a lovely evening.

All in all, staff really friendly and a great place to stay and would return if we get the chance to revisit Waikiki.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for the post. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We forwarded your comments to our management for sharing with their teams. We do hope to serve you again.

Mahalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki from Nov1-3 on the beginning of an island hopping trip of Hawaii. Was somewhat disappointed at arrival. It is soooo crowed at the drop off point that it's overwhelming after a 10 hour flight. Once inside the lobby area is beautiful with an amazing waterfall. The check in staff was wonderful. Our room was a little lackluster, but since we were only staying 2 nights we also didn't splurge on the best. Our view stunk (again we didn't pay for a view) but it was ok for 2 nights.
We arrived rather late and ate at the Japengo restuarant. It was fabulous. Great service even though they were getting ready to close and we received a chilled bottle of champagne for the room since we were traveling for my 50th birthday.
I didn't care for what I saw in Oahu generally. It is very crowded with a lot of traffic to go even a small distance. Being from NY it seemed like 5th avenue with a beach, although a beautiful beach, waikiki is very crowded.
We were booked for a tour to Pearl Harbour which was fouled up and at the last second we spoke to the conceirge who was very kind and got us transportation to pearl harbour saving our only day in Oahu.
After returning to the resort, we had the best time at the pool for happy hour. They had a hula/fire dancer show in the lobby and the best happy hour drinks/prices that we saw in our entire trip. They had a band from 6-8ish and it was the best "nightlife" we experienced on our 11 day vacation. Overall the hotel was nice for the area, I just didn't care for the crowded atmoshpere.

Room Tip: Only grip was that there is a mini bar in room, however it is not stocked. I would have easily paid...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to read that on more than one occasion it seems as though our staff and/or services stepped in to improve your stay. We have shared these comments with our managers. We regret that your vision of Oahu is less than favorable. Honolulu is a busy city. We hope that when you did travel the island you found special points of interest in each area that you went that will provide you with good memories of your time on the island.

Mahalo
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Lovely property and excellent staff. Upgraded to club floor given regency status. DH tower 37th floor with excellent views! The check in staff particularly James was very attentive! Great location and central to great shops and sights. The concierge team were very good as were the regency club lounge! Happy wife = happy life and she was happy!

Would return without hesitation and management to be complimented.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for the review. We have shared your comments with our team. We look forward to serving you again.

Mahalo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel just didnt do it for me. We had stayed at the Sheraton the previous week before renting a house on the north shore so came back to Waikiki and had the Hyatt booked for our last 3 nights. To say it was a dissapointment is an understatement. For the money there was absolutely no comparison with the Sheraton and we really regretted our decision to "try something different"

The cost of the room was ridiculous when you compare the views between the 2 hotels and the facilities at the property. We had paid for a Deluxe Ocean View and the view was more city then ocean. A huge disappointment.

The lobby is a weird set up. You have to go to the 2nd level to check in. Not easy with bags and boards, etc. It had a very tired 70's style hawaiin timber decor to it. It wasnt horrible it just didnt cut it for the money.

Our room was comfortable. The bathroom has the bath and toilet seperate to the sink which is functional but this area was carpeted and the carpet was all dirty i suspect from makeup spills etc. Just felt a bit grotty to me.

The pool area is a huge let down. It is TINY. Did have a massage in the day spa. This was lovely. The happy hour cocktails were also a hit!

The location is OK being across from the Duke statue but this is very busy. It just didnt feel as resorty as the other property. Also of a night there was a lot of ladies of the night out and about on the corner of the hotel. This was a bit of a shock to me as previously to this, nowhere in Waikiki I had felt this seediness before so to be really in your face at the front of the hotel made me cringe. It just wasnt a pleasant place to finish our family holiday.

I think we had been too spoilt up the other end of Waikiki beach and so I clearly have a preference now! But you need to stay in a place to get a feel for it.

Room Tip: Ocean view is more city than ocean
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay. We regret that you were not satisfied with your visit and we can assure you that we have forwarded your comments to our team. Your comments regarding the public street areas is cause for us to share this with our director of security. We have a fully functional security team on property that operate all hours of the day and evening and so we have directed their attention to your comments. It is hard to recognize from your post if you contacted the hotel or just made an observation. If you did contact the appropriate personnel we hope that you were satisfied with the outcome of the services they provided. Thank you again for reviewing your stay. We will review your comments closely.

Mahalo
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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were staying at this hotel for the first time and Andy at the front desk suggested that we see a sunset on the island of Honolulu. So he upgraded us to the 33rd floor and the Sunset was AMAZING!!!

PS
Love the parrots in the lobby as well!!

Room Tip: This location is perfect for anyone that wants to be right across from the beach high end shopping.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for the review. Andy gets a lot of positive reviews both online and here at the hotel. We thank you for sharing your great story and we have forwarded it to his supervisors to share as well.

Mahalo
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Montana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had a fantastic week at the Hyatt during the month of October. It is a huge hotel, but I was never overwhelmed by the facility and all of the people. Our room was clean and comfortable. We had an ocean front room with incredible views of the sunset each evening. Being an early riser, I enjoyed watching the early a.m. surfers head out each morning with my cup of coffee on the lanai. The bathrooms could use a little updating. But, that wasn't a big deal.

The restaurants were wonderful. We had delicious breakfasts each morning at Shor. The omelet bar and fresh fruit was the best. On our way back to our room, we would pick up our Tommy Bahama "pack" chairs, with beach towels, to take to the beach each day. On the way back from the beach we would return our chairs to the pool and stop in at SWIM. A perfect place for cocktails, appetizers, or lunch! Dinners at both Japengo and Shor were absolutely delicious. Japengo's sushi was so fresh and good. I would order the fresh catch of the day when dining at Shor. (Try the Gelato for dessert!)

I enjoyed the Na Ho'ola Spa. I spent an afternoon being pampered there. It was lovely. The staff was excellent, and the service provided was well worth the money spent.

Something we noticed and mentioned to those that worked at the hotel, especially the wait staff at all three restaurants.....everyone seemed SO HAPPY!! Not only were they happy, they were just plain friendly!! Obviously they enjoyed their work and the management that they worked for.

We definitely would return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Aloha,

Thank you for the review. We have shared your kind remarks with our team. We hope to serve you again in the future.

Mahalo
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Address: 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#25 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surround yourself with the magnificence and beauty of Hawaii at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Our welcoming Waikiki hotel offers the ultimate combination of personalized service, outstanding amenities and a perfect location close to all that embodies our island. Stroll to such landmarks as Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium from our spectacular setting fronting Waikiki Beach ... more   less 
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