Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Place Waikiki Beach Honolulu
Wonderful stay at Hyatt Place. The bed was very comfortable, the breakfast had so much variety and was a great way to start the day. convenient to the public bus and 2 blocks from the beach. staff were very friendly and helpful
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Honolulu
Great hotel if on a budget
We stayed at the Ocean Resort Hotel from June 23rd to the 29th. We found a great deal online for a partial ocean view room. We expected to barely see the ocean from the balcony but we had a beautiful view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Kuhio Beach was a 3 minute walk and Waikiki Beach was only about 5 minutes away. There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel so you don't really need a car. We saved over $200 on food and entertainment with the Entertainment Book. I can't stress how helpful this book is.
We went to Ohau on May 22-26 and stayed at Ocean Resort for 5 days. Although the hotel was a little old, but for the price we paid, it was a great deal with ocean view. The hotel is near the beach and away from the busy streets. I would recommend it to people who refers the beach more that shopping and who try to save some bucks.
My husband and I just came back from our honeymoon and the hotel was great. We were a little concern about the hotel when we booked the reservation but let me tell you that the hotel is very nice. The people at the front desk where nice and helpful and the service was great. We had breakfast at the restaurant and the food was very good. We have no complaints about it, the location is just great, just a block and a half from the beach. We didn't ask for an ocean view and when we got there, we found out that they had upgraded our room category for an ocean view. So if you are planning to go to Hawaii this is a good 3 star hotel close to the beach and very good for the price you pay.
12 time guest and coming back on nov 2003
as stated we have stayed at the Ocean Resort many times and have had great experieices. The room staff and and front desk staff have been efficient and helpful during our visits. We will be coming back in nov this year. Aloha don and jan
We went in January of 2003 for our honeymoon. Although the room was a bit small, it was clean, 2 blocks from the beach, and staff was friendly.
Went for spring break in March 2000. The two of us paid for it ourselves so we were extremely happy to get the deal we did----had an ocean view that totally wasn't expected and liked the location (easy walk to everywhere). Have never found a reason to have a car while on Oahu---the bus works just fine for me. Yep, the carpet is old and worn and the rooms are not 5 star but the Ocean Resort is an older hotel and I think it suits it's purpose (a bed and a bathroom). I plan on returning to the island in March 2004 for my wedding and I think I will try to have most (if not all) of my friends/family stay at this hotel since, in my opinion, it is the best deal I have found.
Great location, but...
Yes, the hall carpets need to be replaced (they are beyond cleaning); yes, some staff are great and some are not (restaurant service suffers, desk clerks were good); and YES, the location is terrific. I'm glad we weren't at the other end of the beach, nearer the shopping, because we preferred the proximity of the park, aquarium, zoo, and the pier. (Watch the local kids fling themselves off the pier into the water, boogie board, and entertain themselves with ukelele playing.)
Hard to beat these rates in Waikiki--but realize that it's cheap for a reason! The dingy rooms are cheaply furnished and show their age, the parking is limited and your car more likely than not will get broken into. Their staff could use customer service training--although a few of them were great, I couldn't believe what a rude, unfriendly and unhelpful lot the majority of them are. That said, if you can't afford any of the other hotels in Waikiki, go for it, but if you're looking for a relaxing pampering experience, look elsewhere...
Although, this place has a little wear and tear to it. For the price you pay, $55.00/nt, it is worth it. It is in walking distance to everything. Right around the corner they have Sunset on the Beach, which is movies on the beach. I come every two weeks to Hawaii, and I went to a couple other hotels but I have to say I will choose Ocean Resort over any of the other economy hotels. I usually get an ocean/diamond head view, which at other hotels you can pay up the yingyang for. Anyways, I like this hotel very much. And by the way, right across the street you can park at the Waikiki Banyan for $5/nt. Hope this helps!
Recent stay, Aug. 2002
Got a last minute cheap rate at this hotel. Definitely not more than a 2 star facility. Room was clean although the carpet was well worn. Hallways were dark and dirty. They nickel and dime you for everything-$3.50 per day to use your safe deposit box, $8 per day for parking, $.75 per local call, etc. If it's cheap you want this is the place but don't expect much else in the way of amenities.
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Very excited to be in Waikiki. We found a place to grab a bite. On the first night I walked around and checked out a few shops.
... start of the walk.
It was definitely challenging and I needed to stop frequently to get my breathe back. I wasn't alone in doing that with people regularly stoping to sit for awhile! There were a few super fit humans running up and down but they were the minority! It was basically walking up steep railway sleepers (now disused) and like climbing steep wide uneven steps. With my short legs I felt like walking poles would have ...
... confused and is on his mobile phone. I am at the window waving at him, trying to get his attention but he just ignores me. I do this a few more times and then eventually I give up and just hope that it isn't our lift. Nek minute this massive bus comes around the corner covered with Hawaiian dancers and a big 'Paradise Cove' down the side and al of a sudden I feel sorry for the poor guy in the bus I was harassing earlier... whoops!
One the bus we are greeted by a pack ...
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