This was our first family trip to Oahu. We've previously gone to Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. We thought that this urban retreat might be a fun change.
Having selected this hotel from TripAdvisor reviewers like you set our expectations pretty high. Everything we read about his place is pretty accurate so I won't repeat it. Let me tell you about some of the things that really set this place apart from the competition and some things we didn't expect. From the second you arrive you are greeted at the driveway with a warm welcome with a sense of urgency and high energy. Upstairs on the 5th floor lobby, the check in is serene and calm but highly efficient. Things I loved: the big room and bathroom, the quietness, the frequent housekeeping, great security, free wifi and tasteful décor. Not to mention the huge fluffy towels and large bottles of shampoo and large bars of soap. The refrigerator had a super cold freezer so we could buy our favorite ice cream treats at the ABC store down the street and bring it back. All the bottled water you needed at no charge. Loved the way the phone was answered before the first ring finished and how I never waited in line for service. Anytime you entered a public space with a puzzled look on your face, someone was there asking if you needed help. The beach bags were great. Some folks complain about the lack of a large outdoor pool. Well, for us not having the big resort pool meant not having to deal with tons of folks fighting over some lounge chairs with towels with lots of kids running noisily around. The long infinity pool is really beautiful and peaceful, lots of roomy comfy loungers and our two daughters loved it. Easy walk to the beach and we did it often. Thought the breakfast buffet at In-Yo was pricey at $33 for adults ($25 if you pre buy it) and $16 for kids ($13 if you pre buy it) but after the first time, it was so nice we went back again. Beautiful layout of freshness and lots of selection. Check out my pictures.
Things that might have been a bit disappointing: the sofa pull out bed wasn't that comfortable, you could feel the springs. For kids it's fine if they are light because the springs wouldn't be felt through the bedding and mattress but it might be uncomfortable for an adult. Drawers are a bit small but lots of closet space. could use some more towel racks or hooks in the bathroom.
But it was the hundreds of other details that we appreciated and voted the best Hawaiian experience by our entire family. We'll most likely return here next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trump International Hotel Waikiki has been rated the #1 TripAdvisor Waikiki hotel since October 2010 and is the first and only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel on the island of Oahu. As part of the Waikiki Beach Walk development offering vibrant entertainment, exclusive boutiques and world-class restaurants, it is one of the premier luxury hotels in Waikiki, Hawaii. Add the simple fact that Waikiki's famous white sand beaches are just steps away, it becomes the perfect respite for your next Hawaiian getaway. Trump Waikiki offers all of the exceptional amenities and superior services of the Trump Hotels to help guests live the life Hawaiian style. A 6th-floor infinity pool with an expansive lanai deck, world-class indoor and al fresco dining, The Spa at Trump® and signature services of Trump Attache - only the best will do at our luxury hotel. This is paradise, after all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trump International Hotel Waikiki Hawaii/Honolulu