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Review of The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort

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The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
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“5 star all the way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2006

Can't fault the Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Waikoloa beach resort. Beautiful rooms with a massive onsuite bathroom. The ground floor units walk right out to the golf course. The resort is very quiet with some great pools. Minimal beach which is down at the Hilton hotel. Friendly staff and a fun Mahalo night - singing and hula.

  • Liked — Beautiful resort
  • Disliked — distance to beach
  • Tips/Secrets — you need a car
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2006

We stayed at the Bay Club in May through Hilton Grand Vacations. Our original reservation was for a new HGV unit, but we were "relocated" to the Bay Club due to construction delays. We were a little apprehensive after reading reviews here, but followed the suggestion to request a remodeled unit. And it was great! Very large, especially for we four adults. It was freshly painted, and most of the furniture seemed pretty new, too. The two bedrooms are separated by the living area, providing more than adequate privacy. We were in a corner unit on the top (third) floor, and our large, L-shaped lanai was wonderful. (Lots of beautiful birds thought so, too. We always kept binoculars with us!) We faced the golf course, and also had a wonderful view of the mountains.

The negatives were minor compared to the comfort of the condo:
- Sticky Kitchen cabinets (I felt compelled to wash my hands each time I opened a cabinet or drawer)
- The king bed in the master bedroom was past its useful life (it sagged)

We would definitely return here. May was a great time as occupancy seemed pretty low so it was quiet. (A minor irritant: mid-stay an occupant next door on the lower floor was smoking a cigar on the lanai in the mornings, so we had to close our windows to prevent the smoke from entering our condo, especially our bedroom. Yuck!) These condos are older & larger than the new HGV condos, and the lanais are also much larger. We all preferred Bay Club!

If you want beach to walk on, it's not around here. (Too much lava.) The Hilton resort is huge & interesting, kind of like a tropical Disneyland. It was a 10-minute walk from our condo, so an easy diversion.

One more thing: the snack bar by the main pool made the best MaiTai I had on the Big Island!

16 Thank TrishD
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Property: The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
Address: 69-450 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5706
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Waikoloa
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Waikoloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort is a spectacular hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii and is designed to be an ideal Hawaiian haven in the heart of Waikoloa. Superbly situated adjacent to championship golf courses, the premier location of the Bay Club resort provides an unsurpassed vacation setting. Hawaii visitors staying at the Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort will enjoy spacious one- and two-bedroom suites which incorporate a casually elegant tropical style and feature a superb variety of upscale amenities and furnishings. The suites offer all of the convenience of home including separate living and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and private lanai. ... more   less 
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