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The boys have had an epic day covering 400 miles in the beautiful Hawaii weather. Helmets off, tee shirts on and cruising the coastline completing a total loop of the island with only 1 beer stop at a general goods store that has been there since 1935 and guess what we drank..........steinlager. We are all a little burnt but a quick dip in the pool …
May 14-15 May 14. Uneventful flight to Honolulu stopping in Salt Lake City. But, there is always a first time for everything my suitcase didn't arrived until several hours later. We took the shuttle ($14 round trip) to our hotel, The Breakers http://www.breakers-hawaii.com/ and checked inn. When we arrived we were somewhat disappointed as the …
... my license says July. I will have to re-do the entire waiver. It is Friday the 13th, but I don't know if that matters.
Finally, I am on the jump list and go to get a locker to put all the things in my pockets in for the jump. The first locker I walk up to says "13". What the heck. I am already in the "13" thing very deep so why not? Then, I think maybe I should not push it any further. I take locker number "15" instead. It is Friday ...
... gained historical significance as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Today I flew out of Maui to Oahu. I have enjoyed almost a week in Maui with my nephew, Shane. It is only a hundred or so miles between the two islands, but flying is the only transportation between the two. Boat ferries stopped operating several years ago, leaving the airlines as the only option to travel between the two islands. Once in Honolulu. I took the local bus to the ...
We arrived at Honolulu Airport at 7:05am. After leaving our luggage a friendly chap at Aloha Airport Storage we departed the airport for the first time and caught The Bus into Waikiki. Honolulu was bigger than I expected with many multiple lane roadways and tall high rise buildings. Our first stop was the beach. Waikiki beach was amazing! The water was crystal clear in a gorgeous shade of blue. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Breakers Hotel Honolulu
The Breakers is Wonderful!!!!
We enjoyed our stay at the Breakers sooo much! The staff is lovely and the hotel has such a wonderful Hawaiian feel. We felt really at home and loved the pool and the morning coffee. We felt very safe here and there was very little traffic on the street in front of the hotel. Just a short walk to the beach and all the sights and sounds of Waikiki. And very close to the Bus, which will take you all around the island of Oahu for less than $5.00! I'm going to make another reservation right now!
Our family has stayed here twice, largely because my aunt has been coming here for years. It is so easy for a family; small kitchens in rooms, front room has 2 twin beds, bedroom in back is private with a queen bed. Leave you door open and hang by the pool. Front staff is great, and the little bar in back is nice. Can use their barbecue at night.
Still Hawaiin and friendly
I stayed at the Breakers Hotel for two nights in January. I was on my way back from New Zealand and just looking for a comfortable place to stay within a short distance to the beach. The accommodations were satisfactory but the best part was the feeling of old Hawaii and the nice people at the front desk. It is only two blocks to the beach and close to everything. Because of my short stay I did not want to rent a car and this was perfect. I was able to get a late checkout on the day of departure with no extra fees. My flight wasn't until late that night so this was really a bonus. Big hotels are okay but you rarely get the friendly service that I experienced at this one.
Last minute booking
Due to some very bad weather in Portland, we were unable to get home from the big island a week after New Years. At the last minute, we had to scramble to find anything on Waikiki with a reasonable cost for a family of five. The Breakers is exactly what they advertise, a bit of old Hawaii. We loved it, similar to the old Halekalani before the high-rise.
Correct that the TV looks like an antique, no remote but they have cable, A/C not too intrusive, open the shutters and you have screens rather than glass. Perfect. Also, the little restaurant by the pool has the best burgers in the islands. Don't stay here if you wnt the big hotel experience, but it is a 2-minute walk from the beach, Kalakaua Ave. Heart of Waikiki. This is the place if we go back to the islands.
What a pleasant experience
After many trips to Honolulu and staying at the bigger hotels my experience staying at this wonderfully comfortable hotel was first class. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for you, the rooms were large and clean, and the other guests made you feel welcome.
It was like visiting an old friend and the location to the beach and shopping was great. I've been home for 2 days and have already booked my next stay there next year!
free coffee 24 hours small bar snack bar mon-fri fresh flowers in room christmas card send to repeat customers opened 1952 little changed since i had the room with the new a/c 62 room little street noise at night
Sensational vacation home & staff are fabulous
My family & I, in addition to many friends we've convinced to also appreciate The Breakers, have been staying annually at this wonderful vacation spot for many years.The Breakers is a genuine oasis in the heart of Waikiki and this hotel is truly run in a very professional manner with the emphasis placed on their staff to ensure that all guests relax and enjoy this 'home away from home' - especially after a hard day playing golf or indulging in great shopping bargain hunting for men and woman alike!The brilliant Aloha spirit thrives in your wonderful State of Hawaii.Mahalo, Therese Lee
After reading a number of reviews, we booked a "AAA Rate Std King" room through ... We're experienced Hawaii vacationers, but had not stayed in Waikiki. The first part of this trip was on the Big Island at King Kamahameha and a live-aboard dive boat - both great experiences.We arrived at the Breakers only to find that there was (1) no where to park our rental car and no options offered by the hotel, (2) no king size bed available and "we didn't guarantee that, you made your reservation through a booking service", (3) no way to use the air conditioner AND let light into the room at the same time (when you open the shutters, there is no glass on the windows). Over the next several nights, the air conditioner constantly rattled, we found the queen bed caused my wife and I to "roll to the middle", the TV was an antique and quality was awful, and the Waikiki area reminded us of Manhattan with a beach. I guess this could be charming to some. . . . If you decide to book with the Breakers, do it directly and BUYER BEWARE!
Our travel agent recommended this place and we have always trusted her judgement, but when we showed up to check in we were dissappointed. We had been advised we would have a poolside room, but when we arrived they only had second floor rooms overlooking a car rental lot. Since it was almost midnight and that was the only room left, we were stuck. The room was noisy and we were woken up early each morning by the local garbage truck, a baby crying, people talking by the registration desk, etc.
Nice rooms, good sized, with kitchenette. Japanese-style sliding screens add a nice touch and save space. Very friendly staff. Limited free parking. Free coffee in the morning. The very popular Italian restaurant across the street will call when your table is ready.
One complaint - The pool is not heated and was usually cold.
Charming open courtyard around the pool, most of the families we met that were staying there had been coming for years. Great little burger bar at lunch time. Steps from the beach on Waikiki's most charming side street. It felt like nothing had changed in 40 years.