Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road | Honolulu, HI 96815  [SEE MAP]Honolulu, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Resort has numerous on-site activities and more than 20 restaurants and bars
Expensive daily resort fee
This sprawling, 22-acre resort is conveniently located next to northern edge of Waikiki Beach, offering access to both the sands and the downtown area. Features of the hotel grounds (like the secluded manmade lagoon and the tropical gardens complete with exotic birds) may be reminiscent of a remote Hawaiian jungle, but if you're looking for peace and quiet, you've come to the wrong place. The Hilton Hawaiian Village offers kid-friendly activities like snorkeling and sailing on the hotel's catamaran, and the resort also features 20 restaurants and bars to satisfy every member of the family. Meanwhile, the Waikiki Starlight Luau – which is held on the premises – is certainly a fun way for a family to spend an evening. Most travelers enjoy the long list of amenities, but others were not pleased with the high resort fee ($35 per day). However, Hilton Honors members may want to book a room here to earn and redeem points.
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Location
Honolulu, HI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Fodor's

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Location, location, location: this megaresort and convention destination sprawls over 22 acres on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach, with the green lawns of neighboring Fort DeRussy creating a buffer zone to the high-rise lineup of central Waikiki.

Frommer's

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Choose the Alii Tower, the most recently renovated of the resort's five towers. It has its own lobby lounge, reception, and concierge, and even its own pool and bar; it's like a hotel within a hotel.

Travel + Leisure

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Almost a city unto itself, the resort has five pools, including the largest in Hawaii, 100 shops, the Mandara Spa, and its own menagerie, including parrots, penguins, and turtles.

Condé Nast Traveler

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For many travelers, the most iconic hotel in Oahu's Waikiki (the busy, bustling tourist center of the island) is the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 17102 have reviewed the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 17102 reviews 4.0 (based on 17102 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort offers a wide variety of accommodations in its three towers. Room types range from standard guest rooms to luxurious suites with additional perks like more space and added amenities. Each room features a private lanai (balcony), a 37-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and a PlayStation 3, Hilton Serenity beds and a minifridge. Expect to pay more for ocean views and premium rates for the Ali'i Towers.
  • Daily resort fee of $35 plus tax includes Wi-Fi and wired internet service, complimentary Hawaiian cultural activities, local and toll-free phone calls, PlayStation3 games and movies, outdoor morning exercise classes, movies and more

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

In 1961, Elvis Presley filmed "Blue Hawaii" at the iconic Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, staying on the 14th floor of the Ocean Tower (now the Ali'i Tower) in the Mahele Suite. Situated on 22 acres along Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach, the resort features lush tropical landscaping and fragrant gardens. The sprawling resort offers 20 restaurants and bars, five pools and more than 90 shops and boutiques.
  • Walking distance to Hawaii Convention Center
  • About 3 miles southeast of downtown Honolulu; 9 miles southeast of Honolulu International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($43)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Hilton Hawaiian Village is like a small town with more than 20 different restaurants, cafes and lounges. The award-winning and casually elegant Bali Steak & Seafood serves prime USDA steaks and seafood, and provides ocean views. The Rainbow Lanai serves up a lavish beachfront breakfast buffet. Hatsuhana serves sushi and other Japanese fare; Fresco Italian Restaurant serves Italian-fusion cuisine; and CJ's New York Style Delicatessen has sandwiches and burgers. The resort offers several bars and lounges where guests can cool off with a tropical drink or watch the sunset. For authentic Hawaiian beach cuisine, the Tropics Bar & Grill features fresh island ingredients.
  • Room service is available daily for breakfast and dinner only
  • Childrens menus
  • Two on-site Starbucks – one in the Ali'i Tower, one in Kalia Tower

Number of restaurants20

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Hilton Hawaiian Village boasts a total of six pools, though the Ali’i Tower Pool, which has a private sundeck and whirlpool, is exclusively for the guests of Ali'i Tower. Paradise Pool is a huge family activity pool that overlooks Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and it has the longest waterslide in Waikiki. The Super Pool, a 10,000-square-foot beachfront pool, is for serious swimmers (no floats or toys allowed). The shallow Keiki Pool for small children is adjacent to the Super Pool, while the Tapa Pool is located between Tapa Tower and Diamond Head Tower. The Kalia Tower has its own infinity pool on the fourth floor.
  • CPR-trained pool attendants on-site, but no lifeguards
  • Poolside service
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village offers 25 wet and dry treatment rooms, many with private lanais or spa suites for couples treatments. Offering a wide range of treatments that incorporate Hawaiian, Asian, Western, European