If you have a Military connection, the Hale Koa Military Resort is definitely the place to stay in Waikiki. It is situated on 72 lush acres, right on Waikiki Beach. The grounds are immaculate, as is the hotel itself.
The lobby and reception area are open-air and really give the true feeling of being in Hawaii. There are many restaurants and bars to choose from and most have outdoor seating. We never had a bad meal or bad service. The luau was well worth attending, too. Great food and entertainment!
Our room was very nice and exceptionally clean. We opted for a room "without a view" and that worked well as we spent very little time there. Way too much to do and see to linger in your room!!
There are many nice shops on the premises and a couple of times a week vendors set up shop in the lobby and sell beautiful Hawaiian made jewelry and other items. A tip: if you pay cash instead of using your credit card the vendors give a much better deal. There is also a BX on site.
There were lots of young families enjoying the wonderful amenities, as well as retired folks like us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hale Koa Hotel offers an impeccable blend of service and travel value for the active and retired military traveler searching for the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it offers great prices and unmatched value found in any major travel destination. The Hale Koa offers leisure dining, great Polynesian entertainment, and relaxation in a tropical garden, ocean-front oasis. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Koa Hotel Oahu
- Hale Hotel Koa
- Hale Koa Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu