We stayed here for 3 nights with Family in one of the Suites as part of a larger vacation to Oahu and the Big Island.
Last time we were here, we stayed at the Ali Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village – the Room and Tower were superb, but you can’t disguise how big/impersonal the HHV is, a fact I was reminded of, when went down there one evening for a Firework show by the beach.
The Doubletree is what I consider the Hilton Hawaiian Villages “Little Brother” – its 10mins walk from the HHV and the beaches, and you can easily get to the other parts of downtown Honolulu, either walking, driving or taking the “Trolley” buses. There are several stores and places to eat within the area, either local or one of the chains – although if you are a Red Lobster fan, be prepared for a wait, I was told the one by the Hotel is the only one in the area.
Because it is smaller, it almost has a boutique feel to it, a big plus is that getting to/from the room and out and about was quick and east.
Granted the Hotel Building is a little older, but it has had a renovation recently and I was pleased with the room and the public areas. Being in a Suite was definitely a plus, gave us a little more room to move around, so if you have the option I would go for it. As others have mentioned, try and get a higher floor room, but don’t worry about a view, the ocean view is one of those – “Its over there” types
The Staff was fantastic, warmly greeting us when we arrived after a Very Long and Tiring flight, and remembering us throughout our stay, asking how things were and asking after my Son – who sadly was unwell for one day, which sucks on a vacation!
As others have mentioned, the Parking situation isn’t great – but $30 a day is in line with most other hotels in Downtown Honolulu so I guess you cannot fault them for that, a little investigation and if you don’t mind a little walking back/forth there are cheaper options.
I didn’t like their business center– we needed to print out tickets for an activity, but to do anything in there – even check email - required $$$ in the slot .
I guess it depends what you want – this isn’t a resort hotel , but it doesn’t pretend to be, it isn’t a 5 star Hotel with all the trimmings, but it doesn’t pretend to be that either. Unless you need either of those, or you need to be right in the middle of the action, I don’t think you can go wrong staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Doubletree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach is a newly renovated chic boutique hotel located at the entrance to Waikiki in Honolulu, HI. The hotel is within a short walk of the beach, shopping and dining and one of the closest hotels to Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Shopping Center. After a multi-million dollar redesign rooms now feature the Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience, bathrooms offering walk-in glass showers with oversized "rain" showerheads, large state-of-the-art high definition flat screen televisions with side panels for easy laptop connectivity, comfortable ergonomic workstations for our business travelers, and multiple outlets for electronic devices. Both wired and wireless high speed internet is available in all rooms for a charge and complimentary wireless high speed internet is available in the lobby area. During your stay you can also enjoy complimentary in-room coffee makers with coffee service, complimentary safe and movies on demand. Bedding offered is either one king bed or two queen-sized beds and all rooms have a lanai (balcony) and either city/mountain or ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Honolulu
- DoubleTree By Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach Hawaii/Honolulu