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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Waikoloa
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“WHAT AN EXPERIENCE !!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a classy, yet the most friendly resort I have ever been to. My wife and I spent New Years Eve and the next week at this Marriott, enjoying every minute. The staff couldn't be more cordial, helpful, and knowledgeable, from the "welcome back" and big smile from the valet to the wait staff. Dining was exceptional and the Luau, held Wednesday and Saturday evenings was the best I had ever seen! Ocean view room was a bit small, but well laid out. Close to several great shopping areas one can walk to. We will be back

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I surprised my wife for her birthday with a trip to the Big Island. We stayed 6 nights at the Waikaloa Beach Marriott. This was the second trip to the Big Island for both of us. She had previously stayed at the Waikaloa Beach Hilton and I had stayed at the King Kamehameha Courtyard in Kona when we came with our parents in high school. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott was a step up from the Courtyard, and a slight step below the Hilton.

After visiting the Hilton, the Marriott was more of my pace. I was surprised Disney didn't snap up the Hilton for its Hawai'i property. There was a tram and boat that take you to the hotel towers, a man-made beach, and water sports in a man-made lake, and a chance to swim with Florida bottle nose dolphins. The Marriott offers access to the public beach bordering the property, several pools, a great restaurant, a nice spa and shops, and had a little bit more laid back atmosphere. My wife and I spent several days laying at the beach (we can go to pools anywhere), and loved the natural atmosphere of the hotel. Our room was sufficient, but we didn't spend much time there. The hotel staff added a nice touch by having a birthday cake and card in the room when we checked in. The orientation I attended the first morning provided great ideas of things to do while visiting, and the tip for the best location to get coffee and macadamia nuts on the island (Captain Cook Trading Co.). I will be placing orders for years to come!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I will preface this review by saying that due to a rental car mix-up, we were forced to find accommodation for a couple of nights that didn't require a car. The Marriott was one of the only remaining available options during the busy holiday season. You can get to and from the Marriott from the Kona airport via shuttle, and then once you're at the hotel, you can walk 3 minutes across the street to a number of restaurants. It's well situated if you don't have transportation (which is otherwise critical on the Big Island).

Having said that, the hotel is average on every front. The decor is more Marriott than Hawaii, with no particular charm. The pool area is perfectly reasonable, though not exceptional in any way. If you want guaranteed shade, you must pay $50 for a "cabana" which is a glorified tarp over a few lounge chairs, along with a few canned refreshments and potato chips, but provides no privacy or seclusion. Our room was adequate, though small, but it could have been a room in Indianapolis or Houston.

The unfortunate part of our stay was the terrible and terribly overpriced food. On the night we arrived, it was so late that we opted for a quick dinner in the main restaurant. We paid $38 for a seafood pasta that was almost inedible and gave pasta a bad name. Fortunately breakfast was included in our rate, or we would have been paying $29 each for an overpriced buffet. The coffee was literally undrinkable, and the spread included a lot of options, all of which were subpar. The fruit was unwashed; my fresh strawberries were covered in dirt.

There are so many other lovely lodging options on the Big Island; this place is no different from staying on the beach in Florida.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spent 11 days with our two adult children (they had their own room) and had a great time. Got off to a rough start with an iffy room (tired/dirty room, noisy air conditioner. rusty bathtub, noisy neighbours and paperthin walls). Thanks to terrific General Manager (Annette) we were able to switch rooms the next day by upgrading to a cabana unit (extra cost but worth every dollar). Kids kept their room and managed fine. Beds were terrific! Although all rooms (except cabanas) are oddly designed (shoji screen between bathroom and bedroom)and ready for a reno, the rest of the facility was in pretty good shape. Enjoyed running on paths and nearby roads, and the fitness facility was small but fine. Lots of choice in pools, and main /adult pool was thankfully warm water.Easy access to a short but nice beach which was great for walking. A little tough wading into the ocean due to rough rocks/lava, but eventually found good places to enter. Food onsite generally just ok for price (Christmas Day buffet iffy/expensive but morning brunches pretty good), but lots of nearby restaurants to choose from (Lava Lava beach restaurant (great atmosphere) and Roy's (amazing food) both stood out); avoid Three Fat Pigs and Merrimans Mediterranean). Except for one day when service by the pool was terrible (apparently short staffed), the service was generally excellent (special mention to Elizabeth (hostess), Evelyn (brunch waitress), Asia (concierge)). Walked through nearby Hilton (no beach to speak of, everything spread out so need to take slow tram), and so glad we chose Marriott instead. Shopping at Kings Shoppes (across street) and Queens Market (one block away) was really handy with lots of variety. Tried helicoptor tour (loved it), swimming with Manta Rays (iffy) and Sunset Cruise (nothing special but great staff). Particularly enjoyed spectacular sunsets from room balcony every night. Much like the rooms, beach toys (snorkel, kayaks, paddleboards) and beach chairs were also a little tired. Be prepared to get up early to save pool umbrellas and/or chairs. Would have loved a windsurfer but not available. We try to never go to the same place twice, but would definitely make an exception for this Marriott.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Its a bit out of the way and amongst the lava fields so don't be shocked by that. I highly suggest you go to the informational breakfast they have the morning after you arrive to learn about all the lovely things to do that the island has to offer. staying here you're in a good location to visit all over the isalnd but you're not in the thick of it...that seems to be a bit further south in Kona Proper. But we got to see and do everything! The bathroom was a bit smaller than we're used to and the tub/shower was very disappointing but if you're going to be out most of the time then save some $$ staying here. However, I must say our view was fantastic...we had ocean view and it was worth it. I've never seen such amazing sunsets!! The grounds, pool and beach are great!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I've stayed here years ago and still love it. This hotel is on the nicest beach on the Big Island...called A Bay. The grounds are superb. And the beach is quiet and what you expect a Hawaiian island paradise to look like. Don't let the drive through the desolate moonscape, as you drive there, sway you. You will be impressed! An 'ocean view' room overlooks a courtyard and then on to the ocean. To me, this was a quieter room than the 'Ocean front' room, which overlooks the pool, and the bar. Sometimes there will be loud music there due to a luau or music being played. The beach is not directly under the hotel... you have to take a very short stroll to get there, so you won't hear the waves from the room. Be careful you don't step on a sea turtle on the beach. The law states you sent to disturb or touch them. And no, they aren't dead. If you watch... They take breaths every few minutes or so. If you walk out onto the little jetty,you can sometimes see the sea turtles swimming, and I've even seen three sting rays swim by. If you luck out on the sea turtles, drive north on the highway as you leave Waikoloa and stop in at Puako. Park across from the Catholic Church at the beach access and go walk on the rocks. The turtles are plentiful in the pools there. The decor at this hotel is retro. I like it. Not too fond of the platform beds.... Don't feel as luxurious as the old for some reason. But love sitting out on the lanai and looking out at the view. This hotel has ancient fish ponds, and a cat sanctuary, and petroglyphs on the grounds. Look for bright, mustard-colored finch pairs on the grass. And the Queen's shopping center is just across the street. There is a little grocery store with limited choices, but you can find sushi or a hotdog or sandwich for cheap.... Plus tons of souvenirs. Look for the pond in the back of the shopping center, and do yourself a favor and order shrimp and fries at the little window in the back. A hidden treasure. The trolley stops right in front of the hotel and will take you down the road to the King's shopping center. There is a Starbucks and Macaroni Grill, and a big grocery store that the locals shop at. The. Marriott has coffee and scones in the foyer. When you check in, you get a coupon for either a couple Mai tai's at the bar, or two coffees at the coffee shop. The $25/ day you pay to park is worth it to make sure your car is safe. There are break-ins on occasion elsewhere. This island has nine different ecosystems on it. Something for everyone. If you drive around the island, make sure you go to Akaka falls... Not just because it is fun to say. It's beautiful, too! You will find something that takes your breath away, if you come to the Big Island. There is nothing like Hawaii at Christmas!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We met here for a family reunion around Christmas 2013. The hotel was just right for us. Although it did not have the super high end appearance and amenities of some resorts, it served everyone's needs and allowed us to have a nice time relaxing and enjoying the big island. The pool is beautiful, with a water slide and a heated infinity pool. The pool did not seem crowded. There are kids here, but not as many as I have seen at other resorts. The sun is very intense and the pool experience would be improved with more umbrellas or canopies to provide some shade.

The lobby and the lanai are spacious and did not seem crowded even though the hotel was at capacity while we were here. The gym was crowded most mornings and early evenings. Generally there are enough machines, although there was often a wait for the elliptical machines.

The beach was pretty, with turtles coming up now and then. The shave-ice vendor was nice.

Food in the one on site restaurant was "ok." Specialty dinners were buffet style and very expensive and nothing special. Other local dining options are available. Make sure you rent a car. The coffee shop was open only for a few hours in the morning. Cheap take out options are available at the Queen's Marketplace, which is a short walk from the hotel.

The overall decor at the Marriott is nice. The hotel is not brand new or the latest designs, but nothing really to complain about. The guest room TVs were excellent--large screen and full HD picture. Wifi worked well enough, but was spotty on occasion.

This hotel would benefit from more planned activities like hula classes, lei-making, etc. The classes are offered, but they filled up quickly and were not available on most days.

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Property: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Waikoloa
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Waikoloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 555
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation will find it all at the luxurious Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located on a sandy, swimmable beach along the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. This beachfront resort offers contemporary elegant guestrooms featuring private lanais, oceanview dining, heated infinity pool, two children’s pools, waterslide, ocean activities, Mandara Spa, world class golf and is within walking distance of shopping and dining at the Kings' Shops & Queens’ MarketPlace. ... more   less 
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