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“Comfortable stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

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Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   175 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815   |  
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“Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We love Hyatt hotels. We usually stay at the Regency Resort, but decided to stay at this newly renovated Hyatt Place since we could save a bundle of money.

This is a hotel not a resort. It's important to understand that you won't have a resort fee here which can add up to over $150 for the week at most resorts. That saved us a bundle. Waikiki has a lot to offer as far as food, spas and beach access within a short walk( 2-10minutes) that we didn't feel we missed anything by opting to stay at this hotel over a huge resort.

The Room:
The room was very clean and new! No mold or beat up furniture. The bed was super comfortable and the pillows were perfect just like our favorite Hyatt Regency Resorts. Our room was on the small side, but perfect for a couple and we don't stay in the room for much other than sleeping anyway. There is no bathtub, only a shower which worked fine for us. We got the City View room which ended up being a very obstructed ocean view. The decor and room styling is very modern, but warm and comfy.

The patio faced an apartment which would have been a problem if we could use the balcony and chairs, but it was so noisy when we opened the doors. This is not just this hotel so I don't see it as a negative. Waikiki is a loud place and you can't really escape it! I've stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki and it was the same thing.

The Service:
The room was always cleaned and clean towels were replenished. The front desk is friendly and welcoming and happy to serve you in any way possible. The bar was surprisingly well used and although we didn't have a drink, people seemed to be enjoying them self and conversation with the bartender.

Free Breakfast:
My husband and I thought it was good. It wasn't an outstanding 5 star breakfast, but it was really tasty and they had some good options including yogurt, fruit, pastries, cereal, miso soup, rice, bagels, English muffins and two different hot options each day. The photos on their website of the breakfast sandwich don't do them justice, they taste amazing!!! It's a free breakfast, your wallet will enjoy this in Waikiki! It's also easy to just get your day started and get going especially when you have a tour and can't wait at a restaurant. Overall It was well worth having!!

Location:
The only reason I give it a 4 star. It's a nice stroll down to the beach which is a 2 minute walk. It's a calm swimmable spot. Very nice. However, it's kind of a long walk to the main shopping and popular dinner spots. It isn't an ocean front resort and doesn't claim to be, but after a few days we felt the walk began to get a little tiring. Wouldn't make or break a stay, but something to consider.

There is a parking garage with in and out rights caddy corner from this hotel. It's $80 for the week. Hyatt parking can fill up so it's a good option.

There is an ABC store a block down, a board rental spot across the street in the Marriot and a nice place for dinner at the end of the block overlooking the beach.

Other details:
We only had to wait for the elevator once or twice, but never more than a 2 minute wait. Not a problem at all.

Free wi-fi was fast and there is a convenient wi-fi station where you can use the computers and printer so you don't have to bring your own.

Pool was small, but not a lot of people use it so you may have it to yourself. it's super clean and they have chairs and towels. You can take the towels down to the beach as well.

Overall, it's a great hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend this hotel especially to those who travel on a budget, but like the same quality of service, comfort and cleanliness that you would get at a larger resort.

Good job Hyatt Place for living up to Hyatt Regency Resort standards!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Aloha Nicole_Serna,
Mahalo for sharing your detailed review with us and choosing us over the Hyatt Regency. Fellow TripAdvisor readers will truly welcome your tips and pointers about our hotel. We pride ourselves on our affordable rates, quality service and pristine accommodations. Your compliments are greatly appreciated, and we love hearing that we are living up to Hyatt Regency standards! It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

arrived very early after long flight 10am check in was easy and upgraded to better room deluxe king ocean view as platinum member room good view and huge clean room

room comes with free wifi and breakfast all good I
haven't had a bad Hyatt experience yet

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's a nice hotel, very close to everything, walking distance to the International Market. The only negative thing is during breakfast it was like a zoo. Too many people in the breakfast lounge area. But, overall not bad. There is a laundry room which is very convenient to have. And there are trolleys a few steps away from the hotel that takes you to the Ala Moana mall.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I would stay again if the price was right (sub $250 per night). The clean, pretty recently remodeled rooms are what makes this place worthwhile. I actually think the location is pretty good as well, but may be too far away for some people's needs.

The elevators are way too slow in the tower closest to the front desk. Try to stay in the other one. You could do a lot worse in Honolulu at this price. Just don't expect a resort, because that it is not.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed here for one night on business. Easy walk to the beach. Plenty to do. Lots is shopping options with in walking distance. Rooms were good. Lobby is open air, and very nice. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again. Was a little pricey, but everything in Hawaii is.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We normally stay at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, but decided to try the Hyatt Place as it was cheaper. We also picked it for its free breakfast and free wi-fi. The holel is located 2 blocks away from Waikiki Beach, but we did manage to get an peek-a-boo ocean view. The rooms are small, but cozy. The balcony is very small and not very usable. The a/c didn't cool the room as it couldn't keep up with the sun from the southern exposure. The employees were nice and the food at the free breakfast was fresh and plentiful. The hotel only has 6 self-parking spots which fill up by noon, so we were forced to pay extra to use valet parking. After bringing this to the attention of the manager, the manager only charged us the self-parking cost. (I have Diamond status with Hyatt, so I don't know if the manager would have been as accomodating without this.) If you don't have a car and don't mind not being right on the beach, the Hyatt Place is an nice hotel. But if you have a car and want a clear view of the ocean and Waikiki Beach, I recommend the Hyatt Regency Waikiki instead. I will return to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach on my next stay to Hawaii.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Aloha Paul_Quick,
Mahalo for your review and choosing to stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. We understand that our hotel is not fit for everyone, but we truly appreciate you giving us a chance! Despite the trouble you had with the parking situation, it seems you had the opportunity to enjoy our complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet, free WiFi and friendly aloha spirit. We wish you safe travels!
Mahalo nui loa,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

At $329 per night out family of 5 was able to stay in a single room.

The hotel functioned very well for our needs. It is not a resort. It is a city hotel. There is a small pool. The beach is a 2 block walk. There are good restaurants near by though we typically ventured farther out for meals.

It was very clean. Rooms were up to date and nice. Elevators were slow. Valet service was excellent. The public spaces are minimal.

There is a nice outdoor dining area for morning breakfast and the food is excellent. But it is crowded and it was a bit of a pain to get a table.

There is a nice little convenience store attached with food, drinks, beach items etc.

I will mention without judgment that this hotel caters to Asian travelers and I believe well over half of the guests were from Japan. I noticed that there were special items at breakfast, Japanese speaking staff, and the store carried many items intended for Asian clients.

Overall I would recommend this hotel. We did our beach resort on Maui during this trip and certainly enjoyed it much more. But Hyatt Place Waikiki met our needs for a conveniently located reasonably priced base for our Oahu adventures.

Stayed July 2013
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Aloha austinmdpedi,
Mahalo for your review. It gives us great pleasure to read that our hotel exceeded your expectations. Thank you very kindly for recommending our hotel to fellow readers and travelers.
Mahalo nui loa,
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Address: 175 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI HI 96815
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#20 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 426
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is conveniently located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and just a 3-minute walk to the golden sands of Waikiki Beach, the 100% smoke-free Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is a spring board to many activities and attractions for the visitor on the go. Complimentary a.M. Kitchen Skillet™ breakfast available in our Guest Kitchen, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, waffles, French toast, pancakes and oatmeal, and Asian specialties. New Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 with mouthwatering options including our signature flatbreads & more. Intimate Bakery Cafe serves Starbucks(R) specialty coffees & teas, premium beers, wines & cocktails. Signature cocktails include: Mai Tai, Pina Coloda or Mojito. Complimentary 24-hour Stay Fit(R) fitness center with Life Fitness(R) cardio equipment located on the third floor. Sliding door access to the pool deck. Self parking: $25 daily fee. Valet parking: $30 daily fee. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ocean Resort Honolulu
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki Honolulu
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Ocean Resort Hawaii
Hawaii Ocean Resort
Ocean Resort Waikiki
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