This is one of Waikiki's biggest hotels, a $100-million project sporting two 40-story towers and covering nearly an entire city block, just across the street from the Diamond Head end of Waikiki Beach. Some may love the location, but others will find this behemoth too big and impersonal -- you can get lost just trying to find the registration desk. The huge second-floor lobby is decorated in koa and wraps around an atrium that rises 40 floors from the ground level. It's filled with the squawks of parrots, tumbling waterfalls, and traffic noise from busy Kalakaua Avenue.
The guest rooms are spacious and luxuriously furnished. But, please -- when most rooms go for at least $260, why does the hotel have to charge you an extra couple of bucks for coffee to be used in the "free coffeemaker" in your room? (Not only that, but if you want to empty your minibar to use it as a fridge, the cost is $12!) The deluxe oceanview rooms overlooking Waikiki Beach are fabulous, but can be noisy (traffic on the avenue is constant). You can upgrade to the Regency Club floors, where the rooms are nicer (and the coffee is free); you'll also be entitled to an expedited check-in and entry to a private rooftop sun deck and Jacuzzi and the Regency Club, which has concierge service all day and serves complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon pupu (Hawaii-style appetizers).
The 10,000-square-foot, two-story luxury spa offers all the massage services, body treatments, and facials you can imagine.
Facilities: 4 restaurants (including Ciao Mein); elegant, poolside bar; outdoor pool with view of Waikiki; fitness room; spa; Jacuzzi; children's program (Fri-Sat year-round and daily in summer); concierge; activities desk; car-rental desk; business center; large shopping arcade; salon; room service; babysitting; coin-op washer/dryers; same-day laundry service and dry cleaning; concierge-level rooms.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Nice hotel with some disappointment
I travelled with my partner in August which was our first time and were a bit disappointed; when we first arrived we were given our key to our room and found our own way up there and...
- posted on 11.27.12
- by mnsheff
It was noisy
I was surprised how noisy the Hyatt Regency was. The doors slam shut and you can hear them closing any time of the day and night. There even is a note on the back of the door stating...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by WA_traveller57
Old tired hotel
We had two club rooms for a night during a layover from Maui. The location was excellent if you want to be on Waikiki beach. The club lounge was on the third floor and nice and serviceable....
- posted on 11.25.12
- by workingjapan
- Recommended 2010
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- fax: 808/923-7839
- 2424 Kalakaua Ave
- At Kaiulani St., across the street from the beach
- Honolulu, HI 96815
- Hyatt Regency
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