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Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Logan, Utah, Usa
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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“New Hilton Great Vacations hotel”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Opened only six months, this hotel is ultra modern and in the heart of Waikiki. The beach is an easy walk half a block away and you at the doorstep of what bustling Waikiki has to offer (shopping, restaurants, galleries, nite life).

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Extremely helpful staff. Parking is very expensive ($35/day) but typical for Honolulu. Room was well furnished and very comfortable. Location is very good for shopping and good restaurants. Hotel felt more like a boutique hotel, as opposed to many of the "big" ones.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Had a wonderful time and stay at the Hokulani. The front desk staff, Susan, as well as concierge services were fantastic. Everything was new and modern. The lobby has a very relaxing ambiance. My only complaint was the parking--valet and expensive. I ended up parking a mile away but got tired of walking everyday back and forth just to get the car for the family. I would have appreciated a discounted parking option for guests. It is also a bit noisy because it is located in a busy corridor. All in all, it met our expectations very well.

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YONGIN, South Korea
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I am very happy that I was stayed hilton gran vacation.. Hokulani waikiki swimmg pool is very good.. I have everything in the hotel was satisfactory. i want to recommend to others. I appreciate the courtesy of the staff.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We are Hilton timeshare owners. We stayed 4 nights at Grand Waikikian and 3 at Hokulani. The Hokulani is very modern. The pool was never busy and had free use of cabanas. The pool was a lap pool, but the kids in our group liked it. The lounges are padded and there is a nice bar. The view from the rooftop pool was amazing. It was great to stay at the Hokulani to get away from the busy Waikiki beach. I would not recommend staying there a whole week with kids, as it is less kid-oriented than the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The staff at Hokulani were excellent. The rooms make excellent use of space, especially the kitchen. The balconies are tiny, no room to enjoy the outside. Bathrooms are large. Bed was very comfortable.

Stayed May 2014
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Saitama, Japan
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Front desk,bell,coffee shop and concierge,All staff had very good feeling. There was only one disappointing thing,it is that the pool was small. I want you prepare the coffee only one cup of 1st during a stay if possible.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Hokulani is a small boutique hotel recently added to the HGV family in Waikiki. It is NOT part of Hilton Hawaiian Village, so this is NOT close to Grand Waikikian, HGV Lagoon or Kalia tower and you can NOT use the super pools at HHV if you stay at Hokulani. We stayed 3 nights using HGV points.

LOCATION: Centrally located in Waikiki on the corner of Lewers/Kalakaua above Quicksilver. It used to be the "Ohana Islander Waikiki" before it remained vacant for years prior to this remodel. You'll never find it unless you are looking for it from the street because there is no "store front", no signs, no awning, just an escalator behind a little wooden kiosk for the valet.

VALET: $35/day. There is no self parking available. Again, there is no grand entrance, driveway, turnaround or signage. From Kalakaua, turn right onto Lewers, stay in the right lane and just after Quicksilver (and right at the bottom of the escalators) you will see the valet. Just stop in the right lane and back up traffic like everyone else. I thought it was very dangerous to be dropping kids off with luggage etc in the middle of the road.

Once you've found the right place, there are escalators or elevators that can take you up to the lobby. If it's raining, take the elevators. The escalators get very slippery and my 6yr old slipped and fell backwards right as she tried to get on the escalator.

LOBBY/AMBIANCE: modern and chic. This place is more for adults, not really families with children. There was only 1 guy checking people in and 1 concierge when we arrived.

ROOMS: High tech but on the smaller side compared to HGV Lagoon or Grand Waikikian. Beds are comfy. The BATHROOM is the biggest and best selling point here. Toto toilets with rear and front cleansing shooters FTW! Magic TV in the bathroom mirror. Stand alone bathtub fills from the ceiling faucet (which will make a splashy mess when your kids try to touch it)! Waterfall shower in a separate stand alone huge shower stall that could fit at least 4 people!

KITCHEN: Small. The kitchen is not a full kitchen like the ones in Grand Waikikian or Lagoon tower, or any of the other HGV properties we've seen. There was a mini fridge, 2 countertop burners, and microwave to do minimal cooking but no oven. There is an ice maker but this deserves it's own category.

ICE MAKER: Loud. if you have sleepers on the living room sofa bed, turn off your ice maker, or it will make crashing sounds in the middle of the night which will scare the crap out of your deep slumber.

SOFABED: Very uncomfortable to sleep on to begin with, turn that ice maker off or you'll be up all night. Our sliding door to the balcony DID NOT LOCK, which another reviewer also mentioned. I don't think anyone could come in from the balcony but I'm more worried about my kids going out on the balcony while I'm on the fabulous toilet.

VIEW: No ocean view. This is not on the beach or even within view of the beach. If you have kids, it's a 8-10min walk past businesses and through another hotel to get to the beach. Kind of a big deal. If it's just adults, it's a quick 5min walk past shops and through a narrow public access (between Halekulani and Outrigger) to the beach. Not a big deal.

POOL: it could be mistaken for a koi pond. The rooftop pool area has great cabanas with TVs and there are lots of lounge chairs to catch some rays but the pool itself is long and narrow like a lap pool.

This place is absolutely fantastic if you want to be close to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife in Waikiki. However, if you are traveling with kids and want to play in the pool, go down water slides, rent paddle boards in the lagoon and come back to make your own lunch or dinner in your full kitchen, this is not the place for you. At this stage in my life, I'm always traveling with kids so for me, I'd rather stay at HGV Grand Waikikian or Lagoon tower which have larger rooms and more resort type activities available for kids. Hokulani would be best for: honeymooners, DINKS (double income no kids), or business related trips.

Stayed May 2014
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hiltongrandvacations, Manager at Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are aware of the importance of the signage and are working diligently to get the sign in place as soon as possible. In regards to the parking, because of the logistics of the parking structure, for both convenience and safety reasons, we only offer valet parking. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope that we are able to have you stay with us again in the future.

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Property: Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations
Address: 2181 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2318
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ease into an unforgettable Hawaii vacation at Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations. This all-suite hotel boasts a fabulous location, just steps from the famous Waikiki Beach, in the heart of Waikiki's shopping and entertainment area. Enjoy the freedom to live at your own pace in one of the 143 spacious one-bedroom suites at Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations. Prepare meals in the fully-equipped kitchen and relax in your living and dining space, or look out on the city from your Juliet-style lanais. Lounge in the Hawaii sunshine, cool off with a refreshing dip in the rooftop plunge pool, or re-energize with a workout at the modern fitness center. ... more   less 
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