My wife and I travel a lot and enjoy a nice hotel. We wanted to see the sights of Honolulu prior to heading over to our usual hang-out in Kona (Big Island), so I used some Hilton Honor points, some Expedia (TD Visa) dollars, and a little cash to fund 4 nights at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
We requested and got an ocean view room in the Rainbow Tower. I called the hotel a couple days prior to arriving to ensure my reservation was correct and set up back to back...i got great service from the front desk (thanks Donna).
The room was nice (great bed) but we much prefer a double sink in the bathroom, the view was nice, and overall we enjoyed our stay. The $30 per room per day resort fee is a disappointing thing however.
The complex has several towers that surround the restaurants, pools, ABC stores, and some nice shopping. The beach is very nice.
It took a couple days to learn where everything around the complex was located, but we managed. It is a very busy resort, so plan ahead, make reservations in advance if you can. The same goes when dining off the resort...we were not able to get into a couple different restaurants for dinner because we left it too late to make a reservation.
The hotel complex was much like Honolulu itself...very busy, a bit expensive, and popular with Asian tourists (mostly from Japan). Coming from Canada to visit Honolulu for the first time I was amazed by the number of Japanese tourists and the way the city's shops and stores cater to them...it was impressive. The high-end shopping in Honolulu is amazing and the traffic sucks to be perfectly honest. Be sure to set up a ride to and from the airport with Hawaii23 Transporation. They took good care of us.
I don't think we'll return to Honolulu for a long time because we prefer the quieter parts of Hawaii, however, if we did return we would consider the Hilton Hawaiin Village again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is nestled on 22 oceanfront acres offering the best value with more amenities than any other hotel in Waikiki. Imagine five spectacular pools and the largest beach front Super Pool, best waterslides in Waikiki, surfing lessons, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon for kayak and stand-up paddleboard fun. We have the only pier on Waikiki Beach which provides easy access to catamaran rides and Atlantis submarine adventures. The resort is home to Waikiki's only 5 night a week Waikiki Starlight Luau, a full-service, award-winning children's program for kids ages 5-12. Mandara Spa and over 20 restaurants and lounges, 90 shops and services, daily cultural activities, nightly entertainment and lush tropical gardens, and waterfalls. Every Friday night we light the skies with our Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Hotel Honolulu
- Hilton Hotel Honolulu
- Hilton Honolulu
- Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Hawaii/Honolulu