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Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Revealed Resort Review

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(800) 445-8667 or (808) 892-1820
2330 Kuhio Ave, Waikiki

This 1973 property was formerly the Ohana Waikiki West. Like so many other recent Waikiki hotel transformations, the $110 million spent on this property in 2016 was well worth it. Everything was gutted and replaced, even the elevators and the pool. From the moment you walk in, it has a fresh, modern feel with a lot of warmth. Each of the Garden Inns around Hawai‘i is unique, and we like that about this brand. It’s not overly pretentious or too pricey.

The pool deck isn’t very large for a resort of this size, but it works with a billiard table, plenty of seating and a view overlooking the new International Market Place. (Wish the pool deck had food or drink there, though.) There are two fitness rooms, one with cardio machines and one with free weights and floor space for yoga.

Not all rooms have a lanai. One stack of rooms has no lanais, and one stack has standing-room-only balconies. So if that’s important to you, note it when booking. The rooms themselves are modern without feeling over the top. There are large sinks/vanities in the standard rooms, and most rooms have showers only with handheld showerheads. Some bathrooms have Washlet toilets. Electric tea kettles, microwaves and Keurig coffee makers are in every room. Some rooms have sofa beds, some have couches, so be sure to ask about the amenities when booking. There are family rooms on the pool deck level with huge lanais. Basically there’s a room type for every need. They changed all the windows to double-pane glass, which really helps keep the road noise down when the sliding doors are shut.

Overall, a more than acceptable choice. It’s fairly centrally located—three blocks from the beach. Rooms (280–350 sq. ft.) are $189–$299, Suites (435–610 sq. ft.) are $479–$779.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 623 rooms
  • Pool
  • Valet-only parking is $39
  • Free fitness room
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Shop
  • Conference room
  • Free 24-hour business center
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Wired internet access in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Handicap accessible
  • Lanais on most
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coin-op laundry
  • Valet laundry
  • Free room safe
  • Free local calls and toll-free calls
  • Empty fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker with free coffee daily
  • Free coffee in lobby
  • TV
  • Valet-only parking
  • All non-smoking resort
  • Cribs available
  • Only service dogs allowed

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