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Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

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Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

Hi, We have narrowed down our hotel choices to two. We can't decide whether it's Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki. We will be taking our 82 years old mom who has mobility issues. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks again.

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2. Re: Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

Hi Chuck, We are undecided as to which one of the two so I would just like to get some feedbacks if any, regarding experiences on prior stay at these particular hotels. Thanks

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3. Re: Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

I think you would appreciate and enjoy the Hyatt much more of those two.

The Sheraton has the feeling to me of a busy Las Vegas Casino hotel. And not particularly convenient to walk to. It has little to no beach in front of it so you would have to walk to get to a nice beach area.

The Hyatt seems much more to me like a nice high class Hawaiian hotel. It is very quiet and peaceful. There is shopping and restaurants in the hotel and other options close by. Although it is actually across the street from the beach, it is a short walk and you are on the best part of the Waikiki Beach area.

Have a great trip.

Aloha

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I would lean to the Hyatt Regency (and not just because I think the Sheraton is a soulless hunk of concrete). The Hyatt despite being a high rise still has a very Hawaiian feel about it in the lobby area and the shopping area it is built on is convenient. It is also less of a zoo than the Sheraton.

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5. Re: Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

I agree with what's been said, but would add: The main thing I like about the Sheraton is its proximity to the Royal Hawaiian grounds. It's like the expansive, lush, beautiful RH grounds are your front yard.

Hyatt is right on Kalakaua Ave. (the main drag) and more convenient to a lot of stuff in Waikiki. But Sheraton, which is set back from the street a little, is more convenient to the Waikiki Landing tour bus depot and Lewers Street shops and restaurants.

I don't know which I'd pick in your situation. (I've stayed at Hyatt, which was fine, but not at Sheraton.) Honestly, I'd be eyeballing Moana Surfrider if I were you.

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The problem with both of these hotels is that they are massive and can be a bit of a challenge for someone with mobility issues. If these are the only two choices, I agree with the Hyatt as the better option. The Sheraton attracts a lot of convention business and is just so BUSY...with the additional disadvantage of no beach.

My favorite hotels in that area are the Moana Surfrider and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach. Both are beachfront with easy access for a sidewalk stroll to shopping and restaurants. I think your mom would like the historical aspects of the Moana, and sitting on the big covered veranda.

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We've stayed at the Sheraton and really enjoyed it. I don't care for the location of the Hyatt as it fronts the main drag, busy Kalakaua avenue. Also, it's across the street from the beach. Your mom will have to walk to a light and wait each time you go to the beach.

The Sheraton provided excellent service and had great views of the ocean. Beach space was limited, but I believe the recent sand project has maximized the beach. Getting to the beach took 3 minutes. The entrance is set back from all the traffic and noise of Waikiki.

Considering your mom's age, I think the Royal Hawaiian or Moana Surfrider would be the best bets if they're in your budget.

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Informedone - the recent beach project had absolutely zero impact on the beach at the Sheraton. No widening, not deepening, nothing. It only went as far as the Royal Hawaiian.

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I've stayed Oceanfront in the Hyatt and really enjoyed my experience. I can't compare because I haven't stayed in the other location. The business of the street didn't really bother me but I couldn't hear it from our room.

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10. Re: Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Waikiki

I have stayed at both and have posted reviews on both.

If you want beachfront - Sheraton

If you want bigger rooms - Hyatt

The one issue I see for you which would tip me in favor of the Sheraton is the quirky set up of the elevators at the Hyatt. The elevators to your floor won't go directly from the ground floor. Because of that reason is go with Sheraton.