Revealed Resort Review
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(866) 500-8313 or (808) 922-4422
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
Although there are bigger resorts, this 31-story tower is the biggest single hotel building in all Hawai‘i. It’s so big you can actually get lost in the hallways, which keep going and going and going. You can do a lot of walking at this sprawling resort, which can feel pretty busy. The oceanfront rooms directly facing the beach are simply glorious, looking down onto the beach and the reef where turtles feed at dusk. The Helumoa Playground pool that they share with the Royal Hawaiian is a fun playground for young and old alike with a water slide, fountains and nightly entertainment. An infinity-edge, adults-only pool fronts the actual hotel building and looks like it is part of the ocean, but we don’t think they could fit one more chair out there if they wanted to. You might want to avoid what they classify as “oceanview” rooms if they face the Royal Hawaiian on lower floors. Oceanview seems too generous for some of those rooms. Don’t pay for mid-view rooms here. Either splurge for the best or save by getting the cheapest views and pocket the savings. (City view or mountain view? Who cares?)
You have charging privileges at any of the four Waikiki Starwood Hotels. Valet parking is $10. The rooms are on the small side but are clean and modern, and their location is fantastic. There are few resorts in Waikiki that feel this cozy with the beach.
Their Leahi Club Lounge on the top floor with commanding views of most of the Waikiki skyline in both directions is available to guests for an additional $100 per room per day of up to 2 adults and 2 children. (With some room categories it’s included with your stay.) It offers free continental breakfasts and afternoon pupus, as well as free beer and wine. It has Internet access, a large screen tv and plenty of seating. A great place to come and relax and grab some fruit or juice. It’s open from 6–10 a.m. and again from 4–8 p.m. It’s a fabulous spot to watch the fireworks from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Access via room key from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with limited services.
They have a mandatory resort fee of $30 that includes Internet, self-parking, local calls and some other things. Overall, you’ll love this if you are jonesin’ to be near the beach. You won’t love it if you’re looking for tranquility. Rooms (225–300 sq. ft.) are $570–$1,235, suites (875–2,224 sq. ft.) are $1,900–$3,800.
Resort at a Glance
- 1,636 rooms
- 2 pools
- 2 spas
- Free 24-hour fitness room
- 2 restaurants
- 27 shops
- 19 conference rooms
- Business center
- Room service
- Wi-Fi access in rooms, lobby and business center
- Free room safe
- Day spa
- Coffee maker with free daily coffee
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