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Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Warning, this is a long review but I hope to cover all of the major points :) We were booked in the Lagoon Tower but were "upgraded" to the Waikikian City View 1 bedroom suite. While suspicious about the "upgrade" we rolled with it (OK so they "sold" it to me by noting it had in-room laundry...kids, family, yes this is a consideration) The upgrade was anything but....the room was nice, spacious (although not alot of luggage storage space), full kitchen was handy but the city view? NOISY!!! I am going out on a limb and saying I would not have heard all of the trucks and backup sensors on semi's that are in the loading dock at 3am if I was in the Lagoon tower garden view room?!?! Oh well, a few more details: Full sized fridge, oven/stove Apartment size washer & dryer Coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, blender, all utensils, etc Wifi was free in the room, couldn't get connected by the pool but that was OK for us Nice sized bathroom but a warning that the door from the living area and the door from the bedroom overlap and also block access to the closet (weird set up but livable...just be cautious at night to not walk into 1 of 3 possible doors) Bed was a bit soft, pillows were puffy and large (I love it, husband does not...depends on preference) Pull out sofa was comfy according to the little people (they were exhausted so they could have slept on the floor and not known it...take the review of that bed for what it is worth) We found the water was weird - it left a film on anything in the dishwasher and all over the sink. Not a big deal but just a warning if you are using the dishwasher. The amenities at the Hilton Hawaiian Village are too numerous to note but you have full use of the whole property. It is truly a village onto it's own and you have little need to leave if you are looking for a one-stop resort. This tower is a 3-4 min walk to the Paradise Pool (kids pool with waterslides - awesome but also busy) and the same distance to the lagoon (awesome too - salt water but no waves for the kids, fun to swim and rent water toys). Overall we found this tower to be clean and the staff very welcoming. This tower shares a lobby with the Lagoon tower which is nice as it has it's own driveway, cab line and check-in desk away from the main lobby (just visit the main lobby on a Saturday if you want to see how busy that can be!). Only negative was the direction of the room - avoid the city view (aka loading dock view) if you are looking for something quiet. If you are wondering about the Hilton Haw. Village as a whole - it is remarkable! Truly a great resort with lots of pools (and space around the pools), beach, rentals, activities, fireworks...the list is too long. To avoid being too long I have separated reviews for the restaurants. (Room service/Fresh connection is a NO, Hau Tree Pool restaurant NO, Tropics is better, Pizza is OK, Ice Cream is YES, CJ's Deli is a YES...........)

Very large resort complex which was much too crowded and noisy for us, a retired professional couple. We found no peaceful areas on property. Our one-bedroom unit with partial ocean view overlooked a busy main thoroughfare and other high rises; I was unable to see any ocean.

The hotel was wonderful We had a great time there. The beach was just walking distance on a pathway. There was also a lagoon and a pool with a few water slides! We were able to walk to lots of things and were able to catch transportation easily from the hotel. There were lots of shops and places to eat in the Hawaiian village resorts.

As HGVC owners, we had previously stayed at the Lagoon tower. It was noisy, old, and huge issues with the elevators. Never again will we stay there. So we splurged on our points and upgraded to the Grand Waikikian. It was a great decision as we loved it! It was much less busy, and much cleaner than the lagoon tower. Our room was spacious and bright. We enjoyed bingo one day and won some prizes! The little grocery store downstairs is convenient and not too pricy. Overall a very positive experience. We have already booked to return!

Front desk was not friendly and concierge was not st all welcoming and accommodating. We were not asked if the 5th floor street view was acceptable since we can here all the noises from the walkway below. The toilet was clogged and we had to call maintenance to fix. Valet was overpriced and the pools looked old, dirty and in need of upgrading.

We spent 2 weeks at this resort and the experience was wonderful. The club staff, room, and amenities were superb. We took advantage of the concierge and she helped us book tours that were appropriate for us. We would stay here again on our next visit to Hawaii.

This Resort has to be one of our favourite resorts. The staff are always so helpful, friendly and accommodating. The convenience of the Village facilities make our vacation so enjoyable. Our apartment is always fitted out with everything that is needed. We love to return each year for our family vacation.

What a great resort with lots of amenities. The staff at every station and level are top notch, very friendly, courteous and helpful, so welcoming. Very close to the beach, lots of restaurants around including inside Hilton Hawaiian Village.

This vacation resort is fantastic. We had a 2 bedroom suite in the Grand Waikikian. We had a kitchen, washer and dryer, private balcony. the front desk staff, bell staff and valet service personnel were all professional and courteous. The concierge person we had did seem a preoccupied with staring at his computer screen and never engaged us face to face. We kind of had to pry information out of him. I hope the other concierge staff are more engaging? That's the only reason I didn't rate a "5" for this experience. Plenty of options for dinner and drinks around the entire facility. Dinner prices are comparable to many other major US cities. The lagoon and beach are all easily accessible. Overall great experience. Oh, BTW: Don't rent a car. Use public transportation or get a cab/Uber if possible and avoid the outrageous parking fees.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is big, busy, brash and perfect for a family with small kids. We stayed at the Grand Waikikian which really exceeded our expectations, since the service was fantastic. It was one of the hotels for a conference I was attending at the Hnl convention centre, and it booked up very quickly. We managed to book a city view 2 bedroom suite for the first 2 nights, and then a ocean view 2 bedroom to finish the last 5, since that was all that was available. Thankfully, the staff found us an oceanview suite for our entire stay, so that we didn't have to move, and at no extra cost. The checkin for HGVC was separate and less crowded than the rest of HHV. The views were great, the rooms clean and spacious and the dining and kitchen areas exactly as advertised. With small children we cooked most nights and used the washer/dryer daily. They loved the pools and the Fort DeRussy beach was so close, and probably the best along the entire Waikiki stretch. The kitchen could have a few more plates, and maybe a cheese grater (our kids love cheese) but really, we had a perfect family vacation. I even made it to some of the conference.....Thanks Hilton Grand Vacations!

1811 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu HI

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.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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 36 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.

Room options

1 Bedroom Suite City View 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

1 Bedroom Partial Ocean View - King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

1 Bedroom Partial Ocean View - 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

2 Bedroom Penthouse

Twin 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1140 reviews