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“Dated decor, standard room, GREAT location”

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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Ranked #25 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Depending on what makes you comfortable on vacation this may or may not be your thing. The hotel is HUGE, like Vegas-huge. It may take you time to get down to the valet (let me add the valet staff was always courteous and helpful and I used them a lot--tipped them maybe every-other visit). And with a huge property comes crowds of people. Actually Waikiki is just plain crowded everywhere. But you may encounter long lines at the coffee place downstairs (Kimobean--it's good), and at the front desk, and you may have to wait a couple cycles to catch an elevator. The halls and rooms look like they were built in the '80's as far as décor go. Needs an update. But there's nothing wrong with them. Fairly large sized standard room. Comes with basics (mini-fridge, empty, hair dryer, balcony, etc) so I wasn't needing anything. The pool/hot tub area was attractive, but crowded. The customer service was above average, very helpful staff at the pool with towels for my extra large group. I have no concrete complaints here. We loved being able to walk down the "strip" in front of our hotel, all the shopping, restaurants, beach right across the street. We never ate at the restaurants in the hotel, other than coffee at Kimobean, so I cannot talk about them, other than the Japanese restaurant looked good. Lots of weddings going on in the lobby--we must've seen a wedding every hour for awhile there. Our room faced the Kings Village shopping area which always seemed to have some singer/concert at night, but it went quiet like clockwork at 10pm so I wondered if there is some regulation about noise. Also there is a farmers market every M,F 4-9pm at Kings Village, directly behind hotel. A good option as far as quality/quantity and price for baked goods, snacks.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are noisy at night until 10pm--there seems to be a 10pm cut-off for noise in Waiki...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad that you enjoyed Waikiki, our location, and our services. We have noted your comments regarding the size and decor of the property and will share them with our management team.

Mahalo

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were up graded to an Ocean View room as soon as we checked in, the Hyatt is in a great location across the road from the beach and just a stroll to shops and cafes. We had a great holiday and if I went back I would not stay anywhere else. Our view was great and our room was cleaned every day and they really looked after us and were very friendly.

Room Tip: Ocean view room has a great view of the ocean
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sharon C
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

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Thank you for the review. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Mahalo

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We planned this trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
We have always found the Hyatt Waikiki to be the most wonderful location to stay.
To our disappointment we incurred renovations for the entire stay which included the pool being inaccessible for our first day. I feel if you are paying to stay at a 4.5 rated hotel you should be advised that you will incur renovations. Our first room had the balcony locked for no access and huge cables hanging down obstructing our view of the beach. Fortunately we were moved to a partial ocean view room after much negotiation by my husband. We are also Hyatt Gold Passport members. On our visit to Waikiki we will find accomodation at a new resort.

Room Tip: Partial ocean in the Ewa tower is excellent as you have a beach and street view. Of an eveving it i...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank kerrie231260
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for reviewing your stay. We regret that your visit was not what you had expected. There is some facade work being done on property however the pool is not included in any work. It was most likely undergoing a routine cleaning when you arrived and we regret that you were unable to use it until the following day. We have shared your comments regarding the difficulty of moving rooms with our Front Desk Manager. We do value all of our guest feedback and will review your post closely.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was by far the best service hotel I have used. I stay at dozens of hotels every year, and this one far exceeded my expectations. Everyone from the valet to the pool guy was friendly and went out of their way for service. We even enjoyed the Expedia desk guy who gave us very good advice and never tried to sell us on anything. We didn't have a flight out until 10 pm that night, so they let us use a room to shower and clean up well after our check out time. They never tried to nickle and dime us for anything. Don't be cheap and just grab any room. Get a room with ocean view and maybe splurge for the regency club. We were able to watch fireworks on a Friday night from our balcony. The beach is across the street and there is plenty of shopping and eating within walking distance. The bathroom is a little dated but very very clean. Bed was comfortable and we were able to open the balcony door and rest to the sounds of the ocean.

Room Tip: Grab at ocean view room. We stayed on the 35th floor. Amazing! Try to get away from the elevators, t...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jerry G
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for the great review. We hope you will stay with us again in the future.

Mahalo

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We enjoyed staying at this hotel. Our room was enormous and very clean. Service was good and breakfast was fine. The nice thing was being able to have your eggs/ omelette cooked in front of you. The best part of breakfast was the setting. - a lovely outdoor area ,overlooking Waikiki beach. The tour desk was very helpful and the location of this hotel was fabulous. If you have small children, I guess it would be better to be on the beach side but for us it didn't matter. You can hire beach chairs free of charge from pool area and walk across the road to the beach. The lunch by the pool was great and this hotel was good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank michellew28
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed many of our services and we will certainly send your praise for the omelet station to our SHOR team.

Mahalo

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

From our first contact at check in we had nothing but friendly, prompt and professional service from all the staff we dealt with. We were upgraded to a deluxe ocean view room on the 34th floor (great viewing spot for the fireworks display) and as others have said, the bathroom was a bit dated but it was spotlessly clean and the bedroom was huge. At 10.30 on a Saturday night the toilet started overflowing - the maintenance man appeared within 15 minutes to fix it - great service. Lots of choices at breakfast and we never had to queue more than 5 minutes for a table though we tended to be there after 10am. We had one breakfast at 6am and it was far busier then than later in the morning. When we booked there was a special rate of $18 for the resort fee rather than $25, and the check in staff said we could reduce it by 30% if we signed up to the Hyatt Passport - so we did. Our only quibble is about signage - the porter was nowhere to be seen when we arrived and we wandered about getting increasingly frustrated trying to find the lift to get to reception with our suitcases. We looked for it during our week there but never found it. If you can get a deal like we did, the Hyatt is a good choice.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for the review. We regret that your arrival was spent looking for check-in. We will share your comments with our team for further discussion. We have added new signage to the main arrival area however your review will help in assessing the guest experience. We are pleased that the rest of your stay you had many pleasant experiences. We hope you will stay with us again in the future.

Mahalo

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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

When we first got there our travel agent failed to tell us would have to pay 25$ per night we stayed plus a 50$ deposit for each night you stayed just in case u wrecked the place. Which according to the reception staff was compulsory.. Even if we didn't use the stuff that was offered. Considering we had already been there for 2 weeks and out off money thankfully the lady waived the 25$ fee and we only had to pay 50$ and she gave us a room upgrade that made our day! It's good to see good staff that can turn a tourists horrible day into a good one! Thank you! I still think you should revise the 25$ fee tho.. Seems ridiculous :) had a wonderful 3 nights at the Hyatt none the less.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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2  Thank Sarah8923
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lvans, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Aloha,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your stay. We regret there was any confusion upon check-in however we are also glad to read that the attendant who served you was able to make amends. Your comments have been forwarded to our Front Desk Manager for further review and discussion with the team.

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Address: 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3233
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#9 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#11 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#14 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#25 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: $258 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 1230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience all the excitement of Waikiki from one incredible location. Steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent personalized services and luxurious amenities including world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and more than 60 on-site boutiques. The resort provides the perfect place for those who want to make the most of their island experience and connect with the heart of Hawaii. ... more   less 
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