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Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Ranked #19 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I have three rooms at the hotel for 4/23-4/30/14. This hotel beats my expectation in many ways, the rooms are very new, comfortable and clean, location is great in central Waikiki and the hotel offers free breakfast buffet and WIFI. The hotel is very new like two years old, unlike the other hotels in Waikiki, good hotel but OLD inside. Service is great. My family had a great time there and we miss the breakfast buffet, there are lots of selection and fresh cut fruits. Would definitely go back to this hotel again and recommend it to anyone! I have been to Hawaii 14 times and I finally found the hotel that I truly like!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Aloha Tw0fish1,
Thank you many times over for your energetic and glowing endorsement! We enjoyed hosting your family in April, and glad you appreciated our refreshed guest rooms and great sense of aloha spirit throughout the hotel.
Mahalo for recommending our hotel to fellow readers, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your 15th visit to Hawaii!
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed here for one night after our cruise. We arrived at the hotel in the morning and were able to check in immediately. The room we were in was a corner room so the balcony was big. The room was spacious and clean and equipped with a large flat screen TV and mini fridge. The sofa is also a pullout bed but we did not use it.

The location of the hotel was excellent because it was only 5 minutes away from the beach by walking. There were plenty of shops and restaurants within a 15-minute walking distance.

The breakfast came with the room and we had breakfast before heading to the airport. The food was average. Beware of birds in the breakfast area. They would come eat your food if unattended.

It was a good stay overall and would consider staying here again if we could get a good rate.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sandi S
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Aloha aggiegurl,
Mahalo for choosing to stay with us after your cruise! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in a spacious corner room and large private lanai. Our location is second to none, just steps away from one of the world's most beautiful beaches, and world-class shopping and dining. The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is an oasis of tranquility, a calming contract to the vibrant energy of Waikiki. We regret if our a.m. Kitchen Skillet options fell short of exceeding expectations during your stay, but Hyatt Place strives to offer more variety beyond just your typical scrambled eggs for no additional charge. If given another opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you back on your next return to Waikiki.
Mahalo,
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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kelowna
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Spent 4 nights here from April 22nd to 26th, 2014.

Good things:
- Free breakfast with plenty of selection. That is a nice touch considering in Waikiki meals can be pricey. Fruits, pastries, hot and cold cereal, bacon and eggs etc etc. It was very busy as to be expected, but we felt it was run quite efficiently and the food didn't run empty.
- Rooms were nice and clean as was the rest of the hotel.
- Comfortable beds
- Good location. We didn't find it too noisy (Waikiki can be very loud) because we were facing a side street. The hotel was just a couple of minutes walk to the beach. Most of the beach front hotels are very pricey compared to being a block or two away.
- Free wi-fi (the other hotel we stayed at in Waikiki charged $10.00 per day)


OK things:
- Front desk staff were just ok. Not overly friendly, but not rude. Just doing their job...nothing more, nothing less. The bar staff were a little more in tune with customer service I think. They have a happy hour in the afternoon and make good tropical drinks.

Things we didn't like:
- If you want a decent size balcony with a view, you may want to give this place a miss. We were on the 5th floor (I asked for the highest floor possible and that was it - hotel was apparently very full). The balcony was so small that you couldn't even face forward in your chair. You had to sit sideways because it was only about 2 feet deep and maybe 8 feet long. We gazed over a rather ugly apartment building. Needless to stay, we didn't spend any time on it. Maybe you get a bigger balcony with a room upgrade??
- The room was tiny.


You get what you pay for. Overall no big complaints about this property. We were satisfied. We paid about $170.00 per night here. We stayed at another nearby Hilton property when we returned to Waikiki after the cruise we took. The Hilton was about $50.00 more per night and you paid for wifi and no breakfast included. It was worth paying the extra though to have a larger balcony with a fabulous view from the 30th floor, not to mention a much larger room.

Room Tip: higher floor if you can get one.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank David S
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Aloha David S,
We greatly appreciate you commentary on the highlights of your stay with us! Guests continually praise us on our hotel-wide Wi-Fi and a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ breakfast featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, fresh cut fruit, and Asian specialties available daily in our Gallery Kitchen. We regret to learn if our strong sense of aloha spirit was missing during your recent stay, and can guarantee you this is a rare occurrence. Please be aware that the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is one of the very few hotels in Waikiki that offers guests a private lanai. We understand that everyone has different preferences in a hotel, however, we are happy to find ways to custom tailor a guests' experience to make sure their stay is exceptional!
Mahalo,
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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ca
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Soild value with free (and good) breakfast buffet. Free wi-fi. No charge for toll free numbers. Clean. Mini-fridge. Large TV. No DVD. Short 2 blocks walk to calm protected beach. Ask for a room that looks down on a side street NOT a main street which are noisy. Short ride to Diamond head - do it - $7 to park then 2 hour or so round trip hike to the top with fantastic views - take lunch (from breakfast buffet). Don't do it if you have probs with your legs. Includes a tunnel and lots of steps near the top.

Room Tip: overlook a side street NOT a main street.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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203 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Staying one block away from the main strip will knock the resort fee from your bill. The informed traveler who books a non-refundable, 21 day advance reservation, will find that the price will be 20% lower than comparable like the Hyatt Regency, or the Marriott Resort, right across the street.

While the numbers are by no means a bargain, they do provide great comfort given the generous amenities, like breakfast and free Wi-fi. The location is just perfect: you are close enough to the beach, but tucked away so as not to be too bothered by the noise.

The staff is professional and extremely friendly. The style is bed and breakfast boutique instead of corporate procedural. Service is timely and efficient. Housekeeping replenished all the needed accessories.

Upgraded suite had a view of Diamondhead. Room was spacious and uncluttered. Mini-living room couch and table is separated from the bed area by a tinted glass partition. The refrigerator was working fine.

The desk is large enough for a computer and paperwork to spare. Strategic electrical plugs are built into the lampshade.

Free Wi-fi is right for basic surfing needs. It had an average download speed of 150kb/sec and maxing out at 175kb/sec. A 2-tiered option for a faster download could be a good paying menu choice.

Layout is well-thought out. More LED lighting could increase the hipness quotient.

It was overall a very satisfying stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Aloha Lapster2011,
Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are happy that you had a very satisfying stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, and greatly appreciated our great value proposition in Waikiki. Thank you for your beautiful comments about our location, our superior room amenities and our outstanding service. It was a pleasure to host you on this visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back for plenty future stays...
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of January 2014 and were initially disappointed that we were put in a small bedroom with only one bed, when we had specifically booked a room with 2 queen beds. The reception staff were unable to move us and seemed to have no record of the beds we had requested. Not a great start - but seems to be a consistent theme when booking using booking.com.

However, apart from the room, we thought the location was great for the price, and the hotel was clean and well maintained. We also liked the breakfast, even though it could be a little windy in some of the seats. I am sure there there are better hotels right on the beach, but for the price this is a great place to stay for the convenience of a short walk to Waikiki beach which was just amazing!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Aloha VanessaDonnelly,
Mahalo for choosing to stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach! Please be aware that Booking.com is one of our hotel partners and as such we do not purposely assign less desirable rooms based on the origin of our reservations. We are pleased that you enjoyed our pristine accommodations, complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet and close proximity to the beach. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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Rosetown, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This hotel is kept very clean, and the staff was very helpful. Did not like having to pay the $28 for valet parking as the other parking was full, EVERY TIME. The breakfast was quite good although I would like to see more hot choices.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank stanice
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Aloha Stanice,
Mahalo for your review. Parking is limited in Waikiki and we regret that you were not given more options when searching for a spot. We are happy that you found our team to be very accommodating during your stay, but regret if our breakfast options fell short of exceeding expectations. Please be assured that our skillets offer a wide variety of freshly prepared hot breakfast options, such as our Signature Breakfast Sandwiches, as well as Low-Carb options, plus waffles, pancakes and Cinnamon French Toast.
-The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Team
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Property: Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Address: 175 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3743
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Honolulu
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#12 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#17 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#20 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 426
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is conveniently located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and just a 3-minute walk to the golden sands of Waikiki Beach. The 100% smoke-free Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is a spring board to many activities and attractions for the visitor on the go. Our Complimentary a.M. Kitchen Skillet™ breakfast available in our Guest Kitchen features freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, waffles, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal, and Asian specialties. Stay refreshed with a selection of specialty beverages made with Starbucks(R) espresso roast and a variety of premium beers, wines & cocktails. During Happy Hour (4 to 7 PM daily), enjoy Long Board and Big Wave draft beers for $6, Stella for $7, and Mai Tais for $7. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our Gallery Market offers a selection of bottled beverages, perfectly packaged grab 'n go items from salads to sandwiches, while our Bakery Case offers an array of tempting pastries and sweets. Complimentary 24-hour Stay Fit(R) fitness center with Life Fitness(R) cardio equipment located on the third floor. Sliding door access to the pool deck. Self parking: $25 daily fee. Valet parking: $30 daily fee. ... more   less 
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Ocean Resort Honolulu
Ocean Resort Hawaii
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki Oahu
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki Honolulu
Ocean Waikiki Hotel
Hawaii Ocean Resort
Ocean Resort Waikiki
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