I stayed one night to make an early work related appointment more manageable. The online directions from the airport are easy to follow. It was easy to pull-up and hand my keys over to the valet ($29/day with NO other options...not too atypical for the area). My greeting at the front desk was fantastic and my HHgold got me upgraded from a king room to a penthouse suite. It was FANTASTIC in this instance to have the dining/conference table in my room to spread out and do last minute work. The bed was VERY comfortable and decor was fresh and modern. I had a light meal at the restaurant that night which was perfectly tasty and well priced.
To address the negatives written by previous reviewers- the bath: yes, its slightly small and NOT meant for more than one person BUT I am an average height woman and found there to be no issues with sitting comfortably in the tub. In fact, I really appreciated how deep the tub was and enjoyed having a jacuzzi bath in my room. The shower is also very nice and the shower head is on an aesthetically pleasing sliding rod to fit even the tallest people. The tile scheme was very pleasant and everything was CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!
Location- its about a 5 minute walk to the start of all the big shopping in Waikiki, a 5 minute walk to the beach, and I felt completely safe walking as a single woman.
Although I enjoyed my upgraded room, I did use a standard room as part of their hospitality suite (so if you have a later flight you can still wash up before heading off) and it was also clean, well decorated and relatively spacious.
The negatives- the pool is a simple but functional pool with plenty of chaise chairs...some of the beachfront places have more creative pools (not a big deal to me...). Its pet friendly WHICH I THINK IS GREAT!!! but there was a yappy dog next door to me. I called once to notify the front desk which did not seem to do much to help the situation. Luckily I was exhausted and the bed was REALLY comfortable....once I was asleep, I slept through the night like a baby (i hardly EVER sleep through an entire night!). For allergy sufferers, I saw firsthand the steam-vac type of industrial machine head into the neighboring room the next day and despite being an animal lover, I am allergic and I had NO issues.
There were a couple of minor hiccups (dog barking/confusion around the hospitality suite) along the way for me but the manager was wonderful at check-out and I am already trying to plan a leisure trip back. Thank you for helping my visit for work run smoothly at a great cost (room price of $119+taxes etc)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki is a newly renovated chic boutique hotel located at the entrance to Waikiki in Honolulu, HI. The hotel is within a short walk of the beach, shopping and dining and one of the closest hotels to Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Shopping Center. After a multi-million dollar redesign rooms now feature the Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience, bathrooms offering walk-in glass showers with oversized "rain" showerheads, large state-of-the-art high definition flat screen televisions with side panels for easy laptop connectivity, comfortable ergonomic workstations for our business travelers, and multiple outlets for electronic devices. Both wired and wireless high speed internet is available in all rooms for a charge and complimentary wireless high speed internet is available in the lobby area. During your stay you can also enjoy complimentary in-room coffee makers with coffee service, complimentary safe and movies on demand. Bedding offered is either one king bed or two queen-sized beds and all rooms have a lanai (balcony) and either city/mountain or ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Honolulu
- DoubleTree By Hilton Alana Waikiki Hawaii/Honolulu