Grand Waikikian Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations

1811 Ala Moana Boulevard | Honolulu, HI 96815 [See Map]
#18 in Best Honolulu - Oahu Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 620 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 331 rooms, 38 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

An extension of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the Grand Waikikian's 38 stories tower over southern Honolulu. Sitting on 22 acres of land, the Village is home to multiple restaurants, a video arcade and the Mandara Spa, so you probably won't have to leave the property to have a good time. But just in case, the complex is within reach of both surfer-famed Waikiki Beach and the challenging hiking trails of Diamond Head Peak. The hotel's one- and two-bedroom suites all boast full kitchens and dining areas, plus private balconies, flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. But even with room to stretch out — not to mention several different pools to choose from — some guests still note that the hotel can feel crowded to the point of discomfort, while other travelers note that the customer service here was slightly lacking. As part of the Hilton family, The Grand Waikikian participates in the Hilton HHonors reward program, although it falls under the "Distinctive Rewards" category.

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“With the wider amenities and the beach of the Hilton just steps away and large units, the property is best suited to families who will make use of the full kitchens, washer/dryers, and apartment-style setups.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 620 guests have reviewed the Grand Waikikian Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 620 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Grand Waikikian Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations is a high-rise condo-style hotel on the western side of the 22-acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort complex. Close to the Waikiki Marina, the Rainbow Bazaar shops, and Hilton's manmade lagoon, the tower is just off Ala Moana Boulevard.

  • Resorts offers the Starlight Luau Sunday through Thursday
  • Located 8 miles southeast of Honolulu International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($33)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($27)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The Grand Waikikian is an all-suite hotel within a high-rise condo building. The one- and two-bedroom suites offer Hilton Serenity beds, blackout curtains and flat-screen TVs. Suites have a separate living area with sofa beds, DVD players and balconies, plus full kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and dishwashers. The bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, as well as separate toilet areas.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • In-room PlayStation 3 and alarm clock with MP3 connection

Standard room size:

719 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


While there is not a restaurant within the Grand Waikikian, there are 20 restaurants within the Hilton Hawaiian Village including Bali Steak & Seafood with ocean views. There's also Benihana, a New York-style deli and the Rainbow Lanai with a breakfast buffet. In addition, there are multiple bars and lounges, grab-and-go options, and two Starbucks locations.

  • Room service is available
  • Resort hosts a traditional Luau Sunday through Thursday

Cuisine types:

Buffet, Asian, Italian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Guests of the Grand Waikikian have access to five pools at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, including the 10,000-square-foot Super Pool with a beachfront location. Tiered off of the Super Pool is the Keiki Pool — a shallow swimming area for younger guests. The two-tiered family-geared Paradise Pool is 5,000 square feet and features four waterslides and three waterfalls. The Kalia Tower Pool is next to the spa with skyline and ocean views, and the Tapa Pool offers a tropical setting.

  • Hau Tree Bar offers food and drinks near the Super Pool
  • Hotel provides unlimited towels until 5 p.m.
  • Every pool has a Jacuzzi

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Guests of the Grand Waikikian have access to the full-service Madera Spa which offers traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massages, Polynesian beauty and relaxation concepts, along with Western, European and Asian treatments. The spa has 25 treatment rooms, including some with outdoor lanais, and locker rooms with Japanese and Western showers and saunas.

  • Spa is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Full-service salon

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Grand Waikikian is a family-friendly property with the Camp Penguin children’s program for children 5 to 12 years of age. There are multiple pools on the property, including the Paradise Pool with slides, a waterfall and winding streams.

  • Camp Penguin has half- and full-day programs
  • Cribs and playpens available

  • Kids club ($60 to $90)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


All of the Hilton Hawaiian Village amenities are accessible to guests of the Grand Waikikian, including a large fitness center in the Kalia Tower with 20 Precor cardio machines as well as free weights and exercise balls. The resort also offers a variety of activities including Hula Aerobics, outdoor yoga and tai chi, lei-making and ukulele lessons.

  • Fishing and snorkeling available

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats


The Grand Waikikian has a business center, along with complimentary printing services. Guests also have access to the meeting rooms and event facilities within the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort.

  • The resort's indoor Mid-Pacific Conference Center can accommodate up to 2,610 guests
  • Outdoor venues available within the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The Grand Waikikian Suites does not host weddings, but there is a chapel and multiple indoor and outdoor venues available within the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort.

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Grand Waikikian Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations

1811 Ala Moana Boulevard | Honolulu, HI 96815 [See Full Map]