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Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
Ranked #34 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Our travel agent hit the jackpot when she booked us in here. What a great location and the staff lived up to Hawaii's reputation for friendliness. We would especially like to thank our lovely room maid who looked after the 3rd floor. Waikiki beach is only a 3 minute walk and we actually had ocean views from our hotel. Jimmy Buffets Beachcomber restaurant and bar serves wicked margaritas and the pool area was great. One drawback was the buffet breakfast. Although the food was reasonable the staff allow the wild sparrows and doves to fly and land on and near the servery which we found to be extremely unhygienic. This is not really a problem as good, reasonably cheap breakfasts can be found outside the hotel. A restaurant I recommend is The Cheesecake Factory directly across the road. This restaurant has over 400 tables and after 6pm there is up to a 40 minute wait to be seated. We went there at 5:30 and were seated within 5 minutes. The food and service is exquisite, especially their cheesecakes. When we come back to Waikiki we will definitely be staying here again. If you want a great private tour of the island ring ABC Limousines and ask for Hung to drive you. He is polite, knowledgeable, witty and charming. An organised bus tour was $80pp. ABC was $340 for an 8 seater stretch limo. This included soft drinks and the tour lasted 7 hours.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guest Service M... B, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

Aloha and Mahalo for the great review. It is fantastic to learn that we were able to meet all of your expectations here at the Beachcomber. While it sounds like you were really able to enjoy your stay with us, I want to sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have encountered with the Jimmy Buffets breakfast. We truly look forward to making improvements to the dining areas in the restaurant. Again, sincere Mahalo for the awesome review and we hope you come back to the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber soon.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The rooms are spacious, very clean and the amenities are good. It is in a good location, the pool bar is very good, the food there is very good for a pool bar. The restaurant for Breakfast however is not that great, $16 USD with tax plus your tip for fried rice, powdered scrambled eggs and some sort of fat sliced salami sausage, and the service was not that happy at breakfast. That was the only downside though.
The service everywhere else in the hotel is very good, watch out for the time share scouters downstairs thought posing as tour guide service, we made that mistake and it is painful when your on holidays from half way around the world and your trying to get out of a hard sale to buy timeshare, we did not go to their 90 minute conference for the offer of free tour tickets as we are up to speed on it, but a lot of people were complaining to us about how they were "sucked in" just remember, there is no such thing a free lunch and you will be fine :-)
Close to the beach, close to lots of good restaurants, would definitely stay at this hotel again, it is a little pricey for a holiday inn, but if you can get a good deal you will not be disappointed in the location, style, comfort and service.

Room Tip: Try to get a front facing room as the side room views are only a partial ocean view and you have to...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Aloha and thank you for your kind review of your recent Beachcomber stay! We're delighted to hear that you found our hotel, location and staff to your liking and that you enjoyed your time in Waikiki. Thank for the 5-star review and we look forward to your return to the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort in the near future. Mahalo,
P.S. sorry about the restaurant and the time share scouters.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My daughter booked us this trip as a surprise for my husband and I and we could nto have been happier with her choice. The hotel was central to everything and staff could not do enough for you. The room was cleaned every day on our return. Would go back there in a heartbeat. The only one thing I didnt like was the 3 oclock check in which was annoying when we arrived at 9am in the morning, though I hear that's a fairly normal check in time in Hawaii. Just loved it :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Mahalo for sharing your recent stay with us. That was so nice of your daughter to book a surprise trip for the two of you. She must be very happy that you enjoyed yourselves. We thank you for your great comments regarding the clean rooms, helpful staff and central location. Hope to see you on your next trip to Hawaii. A Hui Ho!

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I was travelling on my own with my teenage son and found the location great, housekeeping staff were superb. Overall staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again. Ideal for family and friends.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the location and that the staff were superb. Please come back to visit us again. Safe travels. Mahalo.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My experience at this hotel is nothing short of fantastic.

Patrick, Ryan, and the housekeeping supervisor, Fioncia were very helpful in getting me comfortable during our stay. Hats off!

I will stay hear again because of their incredible service.

Room Tip: Ask for a room above 17
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Aloha and thank you for your great review. We are glad you found your beachcomber stay to be fantastic. We truly have a wonderful housekeeping staff and they will be delighted to see this comments. Thank you again and we hope to see you again. Safe travels home.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed there for the personal bits of a business trip. Chose the hotel because I am a Holiday Inn "frequent sleeper" and like the brand, but also because of the location and value for money they offered at the time.

For sure, the hotel is ideally located, in the center of Kalakaua Avenue, next to pretty much everything. A quick check will show you you are not "on" the beach: there is a row of hotels between you and the ocean. This May or may not be a big deal, this really depends on you.

From here you can walk pretty much everywhere in Waikiki, including the Ala Moana Mall if you are into shopping centers.

Nice feature: a pool deck with a bar (Jimmy Buffet's).

Pleasant staff for the most part, but don't fool yourself: this is a bit of large hotel where personalized service is not the standard. But anything you ask, you get an answer.

Would certainly return if I had a chance to go back and not looking for something upper scale.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Thank you for being a loyal IHG rewards club member and for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Our location is definitely a plus but yes we are not located on the beach but it's just 300 steps away or a quick 3-5 minute walk. We also glad you got all your questions answered. We hope you get to visit us again soon. Mahalo.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel location was amazing.

I mean its opposite to cheesecake factory shop. Its above Macy's. 1 minute walk to the waikiki beach. Everything is right in front of you.

We arrived early, the room was not ready however, they did organised the room for us before the check-in time which was lovely. Room was nice. Nothing special but had a beautiful balcony looking out to waikiki beach. They lend beach towels to the guests which is very convenient. Lift was never busy and full. I hate it when I have to wait for like 10 hrs to go down stairs.

I just loved the stay here. I will definitely go back there and I will definitely recommend others to stay here too!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Guest Service M... B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Aloha and thank you for your kind review of your recent Beachcomber stay! We're delighted to hear that you found our hotel, location and staff to your liking and that you enjoyed your time in Waikiki. We look forward to your return to the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber
Resort in the near future. Mahalo,

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Address: 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5049 (Formerly Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber)
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#12 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#13 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#21 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: £157 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber 3.5*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber is a 496-room hotel conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, just 300 steps to world famous Waikiki Beach. Next door to the International Marketplace and home of the new Maui Brewing Co. ... more   less 
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