Did you book the Mirimar as a package? Bluehawaii.com has a partial ocean view room with car rental included for about 700.00. I tend to book things separately, I find them a little cheaper that way. Although you will find others say the opposite. Flights out of Seattle should be good. Do you have to pay for a child? Last time I checked prices they were under a thousand for two people. O.k I just checked and it's about 1500 total including a child. The hotel on Kauai is about a thousand, so by my math I just saved you 400 dollars. Check bluehawaiiresorts.com and www.flyforless.ca/discount-airfare.html. Hope this helps. Aloha CherylEdited: 12 August 2011, 06:46
Sorry just re-read your post and you have car rental for both islands. I didn't factor in Kauai car rental, so you may be right with the price. Unless your child is under 2 then you wouldn't have to pay airfare for him/her. And if you get a compact car, shouldn't cost you too much. Just seemed to me that you could do a little better, maybe not much though. :)
When I travel to Waikiki, it's usually a solo trip. My last 4 trips or so, have been usually 4 or 5 nights, and I've usually spent (on airfare & room) in the neighborhood of $1,000-$1,200.
So, yes, if you're staying 12 nights w/ 3 people, I say you did a good job.
The kid is 9 yrs old. We picked Miramar because of the free car rental and breakfast. Otherwise, we would've stayed at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel with free breakfast. Anybody stayed at Miramar recently?
I have stayed there before. Its an older hotel two blocks back from the main beach road, beside the Market Place. Actually if you walk through their lobby you can take a side door into the market place. The rooms were a good size, not too small. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was a fair size, not over small. They have a small fridge, no microwave. We were up high, with a partial ocean view. It is partial, but you could just make out surfers.
The rooms were exactly what you pay for, clean, but a little shabby. I didn't mind staying there at all. We weren't in the rooms much, and it had everything we needed to be comfortable, and within easy reach of everything. Pool area was small, but it did the job on a hot day. Plenty of loungers, and an outside bar, which was never open when we were there, don't know about now.
Also, Sammy's restaurant in the hotel served a very good breakfast. We thought it was going to be continental, not so. It had the works, so that was a pleasant surprise. Just know, that if you have any complaints about the restaurant, they shouldn't be directed to the hotel, as they don't own it.
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