We just returned from 10 days in Oahu, with 8 nights at the Hale Koa resort and 2 nights at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
Positives: Beautiful grounds, great rates for Waikiki Beach area, rooms are large and comfortable with nice balconies, room service available from on-site restaurants is only an additional $1 charge, two uncrowded pools with plenty of beach chairs, spacious uncrowded beach, located next door to Hilton Hawaiin Village with many additional shopping and eating choices, activities desk to help schedule tours and services, quick and convenient check-in/out, PX on grounds, Barefoot Beach Bar with disco nights, good island drinks (Lava Flow was my fav), nice fitness center with classes and trainers available, good tennis courts and overall staff is friendly and helpful!
Negatives: No coffee maker in rooms, On-site restaurants are just ok (Bibas and Koko's Cafe), Entertainment in Warriors Lounge is aimed at the older crowd (which is fine because our retirees deserve it!), pools close at 8pm and finally the beds are pretty hard but more comfortable than the Pacific Beach Hotel's beds.
Overall, it was a great stay and I wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of this wonderful benefit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hale Koa Hotel offers an impeccable blend of service and travel value for the active and retired military traveler searching for the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it offers great prices and unmatched value found in any major travel destination. The Hale Koa offers leisure dining, great Polynesian entertainment, and relaxation in a tropical garden, ocean-front oasis. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Koa Hotel Oahu
- Hale Hotel Koa
- Hale Koa Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu