Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations4.0 out of 5.0
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We just got back from a wonderful 5 night stay in Honolulu at the Grand Waikikan Hilton hotel. It truly is a village and has great little shops and restaurants on the campus which are more expensive than their off campus counterparts but the convenience they offer is great. The hotel is in a great location, close to shopping, restaurants, beach and pools. You really can't go wrong with the location as everything is within walking distance. Our room was lovely, we had 2 bedrooms, two balconies, kitchenette and sitting area. The room had all the amenities we needed and was cleaned daily. The only thing I would suggest to the hotel is to offer a better deal on beach umbrellas and chairs. I believe the beach area is open to the public and the vendors charge for use of these items. However, it would be great if the Hilton would offer a reduced rate for hotel guests. $25 for a beach umbrella and $10 for a beach chair was very expensive every day.
Hawaii never fails to deliver and staying at HHV in a suite (our last 2 stays have been in the GW) makes the holiday that much more enjoyable. If you don't like crowds then HHV and Waikiki probably isn't for you. If however you love enjoying the sunshine, beach and pools, shopping and eating and drinking then you can't go past Hawaii!
Property is fine, just don't ever buy the timeshare product because every few years Hilton will worsen the deal for you, be it ever increasing maintenance fees, poor conversion to Hilton Honors points which they devalue fairly often, increasing parking fees, or even a daily fee even if you use your "points". Basically, they have all the control, and you're just there for the abuse.
We are currently staying here. We have two rooms. One is a one bedroom unit and the other is a 2 bedroom unit. The rooms are new and clean and beautifully decorated. Our two bedroom unit has an ocean view and it is amazing. The front desk people are very helpful. Check in was fairly easy. It is a million times better than the hotel part(Hilton Hawaiian village) where the lines to check in are at least an hour long each day. The pools are crowded, but we have been able to get a spot each day. I would recommend staying here
We spent one night at this resort. We reserved the 2 bedroom with a city view. Check-in was smooth. Our room wasn't ready till close to check-in time 4pm. We were able to go to the hospitality lounge which has a locker room to change and freshen up. The paradise pool: this is the pool with water slides. It was very crowded. Went to grab towels and they said they ran out of towels. We were surprised none of the pool chairs had umbrellas. It's can get really hot in Hawaii and there seems to be a shortage of shaded areas. There are umbrellas and chairs you can rent at the cost by the lagoon but we wanted to stay by the pool. By the Paradise pool they have Pronto Pickle to order food. Line was so long and took about 20 minutes to order. They need more pool servers. Rooms are really spacious and nice. Kitchen with washer and dryer. Soaking tub in the master with separate shower. Two double beds in the second bedroom. Pull out sofa in the living area. Very accurate from hotel pictures.
WE stayed a week at the Grand Waikikian in the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. Outstanding room, and service. This was our 2nd stay there, and would stay again. Multiple pools, lagoon, and beach for water sports, many eateries to choose from.
We're part of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club and thought we'd try a vacation in Hawaii. The Grand Waikikian fit our schedule. It's part of the Hilton Hawaii village with a number of different towers. Finding your way around is a trip as the property maps aren't that detailed and are even missing a building. The rooms are modern and clean. We found no fault with the rooms or equipment and it was quiet and relaxing for most of the time. Our room gave a nice view of the property and ocean and was suitable for relaxing, which we were eagerly seeking. There are pools, a lagoon, lots of places to eat and shop. Staff are very helpful and give tips on things to do that aren't as touristy. If you want to stock your fridge, a Walmart is about a 10 min drive away, but ABC Stores are everywhere for simple things at higher costs. The hotel restaurants and bars are pricey but offer a chance to talk with other guests. Food was good to excellent.
Rooms are the perfect size for a family vacation. Full sized refrigerator, washing machine and dryer and a well stocked kitchen. Highly recommended for a family vacation if you have 4 or fewer people in each room.
Imagine pulling up to a grand hotel after a long flight and having to stand in line in the heat for 40 minutes just to check in. Then you wend your way through the crowds to your room, which is a nice size and is well equipped. You drop your bags and head to the pool or beach, but can't find one place to sit. Our three generations who stayed here likened it to Disneyland or Vegas on the beach. It's nice enough, but just way too crowded to be at all relaxing. We are well traveled and tend toward high quality places so it was probably just us. I think if our kids were younger, they would have loved this. But even as teenagers, they thought it was just too fake and too busy. There are quite a few pools which are all crowded. The longest water slide was not long at all. Good for young kids though, who would love it. It was very convenient to have all the stores and restaurants on site. This place is like a little village. And the beach out front is nice and safe. The lagoon would be nice for beginning swimmers. We had one meal here at the Tropics restaurant. My dad's hamburger was filled with little bits of gristle. My seafood salad was nice. One kid got a blue raspberry smoothie which was just pure corn syrup and food dye. It was so sickly sweet that he couldn't even drink it. My husband said the mai tais were good. All in all I would not return here. Too busy and not relaxing.
Just finished a week at the Hilton Grand Vacations at Waikiki. It was wonderful. The location is right off the trolley stop for fun sightseeing and exploring. The lagoon safe, warm and beautiful. The grounds and rooms are beautiful, and the staff is so welcoming and attentive. I hated to leave, but enjoyed my stay very much.
Located in Waikiki within a mile (2 km) of Ala Moana Center, Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Honolulu Zoo. This 4-star hotel has 331 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near University of Hawaii at Manoa and Aloha Tower.
Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 331 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, MP3 docks, and sofa beds are also standard.
Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Valet parking is offered for USD 42 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, WiFi in public areas, and a gift shop.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1188 reviews