I enjoyed my stay at the resort, plenty of amenities and I wasn't short of things to do in the hotel and out. It's a shame it seems like one big shopping mall but I guess that is Waikiki in a nutshell. I would still strongly recommend this hotel - I enjoyed the free Hula and Ukulele lessons, however, I would advise taking time to travel to the north and west of the island where there is far more beauty. Waikiki claims that it has the best beach but it is in fact an artificial beach, with the sand taken from the ACTUAL best beach in the USA, Hanauma Bay (voted 2015 and 2016). The tours and activities desks around the hotel are very useful, the staff are extremely pleasant and will help you plan what to do during your stay. I cannot speak any higher of the Blue Hawaii Circle Island Photo tour, best thing I did by far! Also the Manoa Waterfall trail is great fun, easy 1 km walk and 20 mins taxi ride away ($25 one-way). You can walk to lots of places or take a bus too, just plan timings wisely.
With lush gardens, ponds, and waterfalls, this 22-acre Honolulu destination resort is fronted by several acres of Waikiki …More
Perfect location. Center of waikiki, center of shopping zone. Walking distance to everywhere. Get a ocean front room and it is worth it.
Perfect facilities. The best edgeless pool to the sea. Large pool and slide for kids.
Con: edgeless pool is adult only since it is open bar. Room is a little small and old, but have everything needed.
The oceanfront Sheraton Waikiki is steps from an intimate stretch of the legendary Waikiki Beach—2 miles of golden sand and …More
The only thing that we didn't like was that side of the island got a lot of wind and rain during our stay. But a short car ride down south fifteen minutes around island gave us the sunshine we wanted usually and zero to little wind. The concierge there went above and beyond with everything. Diana even went and got us amazing flower bouquet on her own time.
54 tropical oceanfront acres in the heart of Kapalua surrounded by world-class golf courses, award-winning D.T. Fleming …More
We enjoyed our time at the Hilton Waikoloa but my biggest complaint is that it is expensive! $30/day resort fee and $25/self-parking fee/day are outrageous. The food is also expensive, but that is expected with all resorts in Hawaii.
Prepare to do a lot of walking, because the resort is spread out, even with the free monorail train and motorboats. The hotel rooms are due for a much needed makeover but at least they're clean.
There are plenty of activities ranging from swimming to tennis to snorkeling in the hotel's very own private lagoon, which is adjacent to a dolphin cove, another expensive activity. Unfortunately, the hotel does not have a sandy beach on the property.
All in all, it's an enjoyable place to stay.
Traveller from Burlingame, CA
This 7-story Waikoloa beachfront hotel located on an island is adjacent to two golf courses and within a 5-minute drive of …More
We stayed 1 nite in Kona for $122, free parking, wifi, 2 nites in volcano, $150 free wifi, free parking, brekky included.
Marriot, 199 a night plus a $30 passport resort fee, terrible fee, not worth it, another way for the big companies to take you for more. The resort was nice, pool was great, bar was nice. we didn't use the restaurants, or wifi. Or anything else .
I'll always go to the smaller b N b rather than the large resorts.
Traveller from sydney, australia
Fronting a deep, half-mile stretch of beach on the sunny Kohala Coast, this family-friendly Waikoloa Beach resort is located …More
Our Fairmont Orchid experience was more than just the beautiful grounds and facility and wonderful food. It was also the people who work there. They are young and warm and exceptionally personable and responsive. On numerous occasions they went out of their way to make our vacation experience special. We visited and ate in the other great resort hotels in the area and we were so glad to have chosen the Fairmont Orchid. We would return in a heat beat and recommend it to everyone.
Traveller from Colorado
This 32-acre oceanfront resort is set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The resort features water sports …More