Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club3.5 out of 5.0
Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
So relaxing! Beautiful resort with several wonderful pools, informative schedule of things to do (beach yoga, watch the preparation of an imu, free snorkel gear, exercise room) - very good open air restaurant for breakfast - such a picturesque resort with super clean rooms and equally helpful, friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again!
I love this resort. Beautifully landscaped grounds, warm heated swimming pools and located right on the beach. Easy walking distance to the King and Queens Market Place with lots of shops, restaurants and a nice grocery store as well. Welcoming open-air lobby that overlooks the pool and ocean. Building and public areas nicely maintained. Staff here were very friendly and helpful. My "Pool View" room actually had an ocean view too. Loved sitting out on my balcony in the morning with my coffee and enjoying the views. Room looked new and nicely decorated, very clean. Bed was comfortable. A/C worked great and has a "Fan On" setting to help drown out any outside noise. Didn't like the bathrooms, the sliding doors don't close all the way and can't be latched closed. Everything you do in the bathroom WILL be heard in the bedroom. And the frosted glass window in the bathroom lets light into the bedroom at night when you turn on the bathroom lights. I know, first world problems, right? A few other negatives: the resort and parking fees are a little pricey, and $15 (not including tip) for a small Pina Colada at the hotel bar is outrageous. Oh but the views, the hotel staff and overall laid back Hawaiian vibe make this hotel such a pleasure to stay at. I will be back.
We tend to stay at Air BnB's when visiting the islands but we decided to stay at the Marriott on our trip to the Big Island and we are so glad we did! The hotel isn't too large so navigating is nice and also means that there aren't tens of thousands staying (as opposed to the Hilton next door). The room was very comfortable and walked out to ground level. Everything was updated and very clean. They have a sundry shop with everything possible in it (POG, ice cream, and snacks). They also offer a luau which seemed intimate (we didn't do a luau this trip). We arrived Monday, went to the beach, then got dinner at A Bay's at the King's mall across the street (the tacos & crab cakes are phenomenal -- we went back 2 more times!). The next morning we rented paddle boards around the beautiful bay, went for a slightly further walk to the Queen's Mall nearby for lunch, and did the ukulele lessons (so fun) at the hotel. This is not just kid's entertainment -- it was fun & great. No sales pitch (they don't sell ukulele's there). The rental spot gives you daily yoga for free and 1 hour of snorkel gear. We brought our own but next time I would recommend just using theirs (or bring your own mask and use their fins) to save luggage space. On Wednesday they have a special, though, and you get like 3 hours unlimited equipment for about half off. I highly recommend doing this (kayak, snorkel, paddle boards, glass bottom boat ride, water bikes -- they just ask that you come back in a half hour to switch equipment). This is a great deal!!!! We had lunch at the nearby Lava Lava Beach Club which has outdoor giant jenga while you wait. Their sizzling shrimp is amazing! We saw turtleS on the beach and near the shore. Snorkeling at the hotel isn't great but it was fun to float around. There are some rocks near the shore but you can find a spot to safely enter pretty easily. When walking to Lava Lava you can take the beach or a path which has information on the lava and petroglyphs. There's also cats (they clip the ears after they are sterilized to control the population) which my girls were obsessed over. We walked to KPC at the Hilton and almost got lost. The food was good but I don't feel it was worth the money. The sunset there is beautiful, though! We made leis at the hotel from plumeria flowers for free! They were beautiful! They also made a sun catcher & shell pendant which were less exciting but kept them from getting sunburned. I like that they offer activities indoors during the extreme sun hours to get you in but still have fun. The Big Island is closest to the equator so even though I applied SPF50 every hour I still got a little burned. People definitely block the pool chairs early morning with towels then don't sit there but it's like that everywhere. I've never been in a warmer pool in my life. We actually had to switch to the waterslide pool to cool off at one point. I love that the hotel isn't massive because you can actually enjoy the pool. The slide is fun and enough to entertain the kids (and my husband). All of this fun was possible because of their amazing concierge, especially Rebecca! They offer an "island orientation" which includes a simple free breakfast that my 11 year old and I attended. I figured they'd try to sell me a time share but they didn't. It was truly about making the most of your trip. Rebecca went over a few opportunities but also shared lots of free options. She was there to make the trip special and she (and the activities) are the reason this is the best hotel I've ever stayed. She recommended me renting a car so I could get to my snorkel & manta excursions (otherwise I probably couldn't have gotten an Uber/Lyft -- being from SoCal I didn't even think of this). She gave us advice on how to save money on Kona coffee (you must visit Emerick), went to Greenwell Farms, the Painted Church, and went to the Historical Site (very inexpensive) all while returning from our snorkel trip. Things we wouldn't have even known about if it wasn't for Rebecca and her suggestion of renting the car. Please remember to tip the concierge when you find someone as special as Rebecca. She didn't expect it but I felt she more than deserved it because she made our trip even better. She will suggest things for you/your family. There's vanilla tours, nut tours, seahorse tours (don't recommend but I didn't go). She is so knowledgeable and the orientation gave me a quick breakfast and lots of useful information so I recommend doing this, even if you think you already have the best trip planned. She was even able to refund a trip we booked and rebook it with a discount! One more suggestion: if you can rent a car, eat at Under the Bodhi Tree. It is SO GOOD! I brought back a cook book so I can try to keep the island cuisine going at home. We went to Foster's which wasn't good at all and was overpriced -- go to Bodhi Tree with a rental car and spend the same amount (food and car included). Thank you again, Rebecca. We hope to be back to see you again next year! This island is SO SPECIAL! We've stayed at Disney Resorts, Four Seasons, been at the Haymarket Hotel in London and they were nice but this place has it all it takes to make it special!
After our first stop in San Francisco, we headed for Hawaii's Big Island. To the Waikoloa Beach Resort, we drove from the airport, which only took 20mins. Its incredibly easy to find and well sign-posted, reception checked us in efficiently and warmly. Once we had our room key, we could park our hire car in the carpark. The room had an ocean view, which was slightly obscured by a lovely huge tree. The room itself, had 2 large beds [?], an excellent bathroom - very spacious and well lit. A large wardrobe, coffee making machine, fridge and large TV. All the usual amenities in the bathroom. The shower was excellent. The hotel itself is set back slightly from the beach, with a volcanic rock pool/garden between the hotel and the actual beach. The path through closes at 7 pm. The beach is absolutely lovely, exactly what a tropical picturesque beach should look like. The reception area is huge, with a bar and restaurant on the main level. The main daytime bar is down a level, which serves the pool and sunbathing areas. The service throughout is exceptional, all the staff are very polite and very professional. A little over a 5 min walk from the hotel are some shops, which include The Gourmet Island supermarket (very good indeed) and a selection of clothing shops and restaurants. For our first stay in Hawaii, it was utterly perfect.
Came for business, extended my stay cause it was that good. Conference space- professional/easy/great catering Hotel grounds stunning Room- big, nicely maintained, clean, comfortable, great views (WiFi speed-meh... fine until you video conference) Restaurants- tasty, a tad pricey (typical island/resort prices) Staff- friendly, helpful, kind Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Bonus tip- if your flight is late, they have a ‘linger longer rate’ - basically you book a super late checkout for a fair price.
Everyone we encountered at the hotel was incredibly friendly and polite. They have a beautiful pool, and we never had a problem getting a chair. But where they really shine is when you are leaving! We had a 7 pm flight. They allowed us to keep our towel cards to lay out at the pool. You can also reserve a hospitality room (call the day before you leave) to take a shower after you’ve checked out. Our only complaints were the onsite restaurant. Breakfast and lunch were good, but dinner was lackluster. We also started eating at the bar to avoid getting attacked by birds. Overall it was a great stay, and I won’t hesitate to return or recommend this property to a friend. Also, go to the island orientation the morning after you arrive. It really helped us plan what we wanted to do while here.
We didn’t stay at the hotel but we had SUCH a great experience with Andrew at Blinnk Photography on site that I wanted to share anyway! We took multigenerational photos including four kids and ended up with lots of great shots of various groupings which is a truly amazing way to remember this trip with extended family. We also got our photos the very next day so we could start enjoying them right away.
This is a relatively small resort which is nicely situated on A-bay and a short walk to the Waikoloa shopping mall, which has restaurants, grocery stores, and a cinema. The "pool view" rooms actually have views of the ocean. However, the rooms have a frosted glass wall between the bedroom and bathroom, which means that light fills the room at night when someone goes to the bathroom. Also, self-parking is $21/day and the resort fee is $31.33/day (they add a tax to it). Except for internet, we used nothing from the resort activities and the charges are unfair. On some days it was impossible to find a free chair at the pool -- you don't even get a place to sit at the resort. Finally, we had no benefits here as Marriott Gold Rewards members (except we could check-out two hours later than normal, but there is no lounge available).
This was my second stay at the Marriott Resort. It was a wonderful and relaxing experience. The room—an ocean front room—was large and comfortable. Don’t be deceived, however, thinking ocean front means on the ocean. You can see it in the distance but you are not on the water. That being said it was a beautiful and spacious room—clean and nice decor. The resort is close to the Queen and King shops. The beach is okay but didn’t spend much time there. Most of my time was at the pool area. It has two pools including an infinity pool and three hot tubs and a slide for the kids. The grounds are beautiful and meticulous. I ate lunch at the hotel restaurant three times and it was delicious. Two big pluses. The front desk staff was great! They were friendly and helpful from check in to check out. But the biggest plus was the “linger longer” offer. I had a late flight to LAX and for $99 I could stay in a room until I left at 8 pm. It was like getting an extra day of vacation without feeling like I was killing time until a late flight. I did some sightseeing, spend a few hours by the pool, had a leisurely dinner and cleaned up before my flight. I got on the plane feeling rested and refreshed instead of tired and grungy. Check it out. All in all, a great stay and can’t wait to return.
We choose this hotel as we are Marriott Titanium Elite Members and wanted a location where we didn’t have to hire a car, so wanted to be able to walk to all amenities including the beach, shops and restaurants. This hotel also rated high on trip advisor. We booked an ocean view suite using our upgrade, we get 5 a year so took advantage and it was well worth it. We stayed in Hale 3 on the ground floor, these are located away from the main hotel and have a kitchenette, 2 toilets, a lounge,Bedroom, walk in wardrobe and huge bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. The Hales are much quieter and intimate, so ideal for honeymooners or couples with 2 young children. We had 2 patios both with loungers which we used on many occasions, we also had a sea view from the room (see photos) On arrival the team were lovely and promptly checked us in, this is key to any stay especially after a flight from UK. There is a lovely pool at the hotel and then just a short distance away was the beach. This is stunning and worth visiting, you can just paddle in sea or go snorkelling, unfortunately there was a rogue shark when we were there so no one was allowed in the sea. We had breakfast every morning in the indoor/ outdoor restaurant and this was very good. We also had cocktails at sunset on the veranda, this is well worth waiting for and dinner in the main restaurant was also great. The 2 shopping malls Queens and Kings are both within easy walking distance and had a great selection of restaurants and a cinema. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely come back again.
- Close to Waikoloa Beach Golf Course
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club places you next to Waikōloa Beach and within a 5-minute walk of Kings Shops. This 112-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a bar/lounge.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch an LED TV with cable channels and Netflix. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a washer/dryer, and a sofa bed.
Guests of Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.
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80.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 3284 reviews