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“Not on the beach...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach

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DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach
Ranked #46 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Birmingham, Alabama
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52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not on the beach...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Between good and very good but not great. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable, the neighborhood isn't the best with some shady types around: homeless and hookers late night / early morning. You can walk to the beach (10 minutes) but not on the water. Bathrooms have counter space BEHIND the sink not on a vanity. No vent or fan in the bathroom, keep the thermostat on 68 or it will get muggy. Maid staff didn't always replenish our soap, etc. free cookies are great, I am HH Gold so I had free wifi which was pretty fast and breakfast vouchers. The breakfast staff will freak if you don't eat in the restaurant and attempt to take your food to your room! Valet parking is the only option and you need to tip the valet guy. You can walk to anywhere in Waikiki...so that makes the properly ideal. The pool is small, the exercise room is decent. I would recommend the property overall but frankly we chose it due to our HH point level as the trip was covered by points.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha Bamabbc,

Many thanks for your feedback! We truly appreciate the time to share your experience as we do share all reviews with our team to celebrate compliments and also to elevate our current service levels.

We have several different room formats that feature both rooms with and without vanities. As you mentioned, our location does make it ideal to walk to the beach as well as great shopping! Our Security Team monitors our hotel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our one main entrance is monitored by security cameras a numerous team members. The safety and security of our property is definitely one of our strengths.

We hope to see you soon and thank you again for your review!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

I stayed in a 1 bedroom suite on the 15th floor for a week in June with 2 friends. We had a city view and it was amazing. I loved staying in Honolulu. I thought the hotel was very nice and very much in the center of everything in Waikiki. My complaints are listed below: - I do not like the sheer bathroom door that separated the bedroom from the bathroom since I was traveling with friends and that was not appropriate. - Housekeeping do not know how to following signs; i had the "do not disturb" sign on the door but she barged in anyway. - There was no bedding for the pull out sofa bed. - Housekeeping did not throw out all garbage. I had obvious garbage in the room and she only threw out garbage that was in the pail. - I felt that security was lacking. There were no cameras on the floors or on elevators. I felt that anyone could walk in from the street and not get stopped. - Free wifi should be in the guest rooms too. Wifi is free only in lobby area. - The pool area was plain but was 6 feet at the deep end which was great. - Very comfortable bed but pillows were very flat in the morning. I do like Doubletree though and I would definitely still recommend that someone stay here. The staff were very friendly and followed up with all requests. Very good price at $169 per night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha Janice,

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and look forward to your return visit. We are so glad you enjoyed our location and it's ideal proximity to world-class Waikiki Beach and exciting downtown Honolulu. You seem to have stayed in one of our rooms with a vanity and frosted window that shows shadow outlines - we have various formats with and without these windows. We reviewed your comments with our housekeeping team and reinforced our do not disturb policies. We sincerely apologize for these inconveniences!

In regards to our security - we feature 24 hour security with a highly skilled team. We have one main entrance that is in direct view of both our valet and front office agents. Our rear entrance is in view of our security office and also secured at night. We take security seriously and hope that you feel safer knowing all of this!

Thank you again for your recommendation!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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victoria australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

this is a great boutique hotel well situated across from the park. Very nice walk to to the waikiki beach and to the Ala Moana Mall. Hotel has excellent facilities for the price range. The hotel staff were very attentive and accommodating.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha julieanne_9,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We do consider ourselves a boutique hotel because our intimate size, modern design and attentive service our staff provides. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your kind words!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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Hilo, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very nice and friendly staff. Enjoyed my stay. Location was excellent. The mandatory parking and the cost per day was a little steep for my taste. They always had a hot cookie when I got back from work. The view from my balcony wasn't great but I didn't spend much time there. Did not eat at the restaurant, but the menu looked very good. It was walking distance to Waikiki and to Ala Moana if you didn't have a car.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha Miles S T,

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our ideal proximity to Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana. I see that you visited us from Hilo so I am sure you appreciated that you were not stuck in that central Waikiki traffic every day! We do hope you decide to visit us again soon...we will have a warm cookie waiting for you.

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great location, within walking distance from the lovely beaches of Waikiki. We were upgraded to a ocean view suite on check-in. The suite was small, but it was lovely.. Every room had a balcony and we had a view of the ocean (with a little obstruction from other buildings)-very pleasant. The room was immaculate. The front desk staff was very friendly and helped us find our way around the Wailkiki area. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and was very good. Would definitely recommend this hotel as a place to stay for anyone

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha oscargoKalamazoo,

Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for your fantastic review! We are so glad you enjoyed your suite and also chose to dine with use for breakfast. Our team absolutely loved servicing you and were so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again soon!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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Oxnard, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Nice hotel with great service. Rooms were very clean. On the down side, Valet parking is mandatory if you have a car, $30/night. Internet is $9.95/day unless you are a Gold/Platinum Hilton Honors member, I am only Silver, which got me two free bottles of water. Also, I would have preferred accommodations on the beach. Although, the walk is about 10 - 15 minutes or so, not too bad.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Aloha Ralph L,

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you chose to stay at our property and enjoyed serving you. As part of our Doubletree by Hilton brand, we enjoy providing a level of service that is professional yet caring and warm. We are delighted that you are a Hhonors member as many other Hhonors members choose to stay with us as well! Parking is definitely at a premium here in Waikiki and we strive to be competitive amongst our comparable hotels.

The short walk to the beach and shops is definitely an advantage for those that want both the natural beauty of Hawaii and the exciting nightlife of the city...all in one spot.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
Director of Sales
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Anchorage, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

While staying in Honolulu from May 20th-28th we stayed at the Doubletree. From first walking in you can see the renovations they have made. Wonderful service and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We had a small issue with the air conditioner temperature being turned up by the cleaning staff, but it was quickly handled and the staff made a point of leaving a message in our room to tell us it had been delt with. The pool is lacking compare to other hotels but was still enjoyable. The warm cookie upon arrival and the staffs willingness to dole our more to our boys when asked was a nice touch. The restaurant food was extremely good and althought they have delivery to your room from Roundtable I would recommend gettting a pizza from the reataurant downstairs. Way better tasting and the bartender will even call your room when its ready for pickup.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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AlanaGuestServices, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Aloha Shadara S,

Mahalo (thank you) for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our renovations and our friendly and helpful staff. They are truly a joy to work with. As a 317-room property - we are not a huge resort - so we pride ourselves on those special, personalized touches that keep our guests coming back. We are so glad you enjoyed your pizza! Our bartenders are so friendly...we can always count on them to make all our guests feel special.

Please do visit us again soon...we look forward to welcoming you!

Warmest Regards,
Sandy Narvaez
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Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach
Address: 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1897
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#38 Family Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 317
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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