What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
It is on the Kalakaua Street, at the intersection of Vuitton, Max Mara and Tiffany.
It is hard to see the hotel from the Kalakaua side, so it may be hard to tell where the entrance is if it is your first time.
The hotel is located at the entrance of the beach walk. The second floor of the beach walk is directly connected from the lobby.
Hotel front escalator.
The second floor entrance which you get to by going up the escalator.
The entrance seen from inside the hotel.
The entire lobby seen from the entrance.
The front desk is on the second floor, but you can get in and out from the first floor on the elevator after you get the room key.
Front floor elevator hall.
There was a floor button panel in the elevator hall, not in the elevator. You hold up the room key and press the floor number on the panel.
Inside of the elevator.
Guest room elevator hall.
Elevator hall on the guest room floor.
Guest room floor corridor.
What is the One Bedroom like?
Guest room entrance door.
The entrance door seen from inside the room. The door closes roughly, so it is loud every time the other guests open their doors as well.
All rooms are a suite, and the bedroom and the living-dining are separated. The facilities are new and clean. As soon as you enter the room there is a kitchen and a bathroom to the right side. There is a living room at the back of the kitchen, and the bedroom is on the right side of the living room. There are various appliances, and everything worked fine and I could use WiFi without any problems as well.
The room seen from veranda.
The living room has a large sofa and a table.
A television was installed opposite the sofa.
There is also a play station, so you can bring your favorite DVDs and enjoy it.
There was a closet in the living room.
There was an iron and an ironing board, a cleaning broom, a basket, a luggage stand and a basket for carrying laundry to the laundry room.
Iron and ironing board.
A table and two chairs were also set up by the veranda.
There is a veranda and you can get out of it from the living room or the bedroom.
It doesn’t have tables or chairs, so you cannot relax outside. There is no place to hang laundry either.
There is a view of the hotel itself along Kalakaua, and the city of Waikiki and the night will be illuminated. If you are staying on a upper floor, there are rooms where you can see the sea and diamond head. The atmosphere was good because we could see fountain and the terrace of lobby this time from the third floor. I had to be careful because people may be able to see inside the room.
There was a bedroom to the right of the living room.
The bed was just the right hardness. If you like hard mattresses, it may feel a little softer. The sheets were smooth and comfortable.
There was a TV opposite the bed.
One drawer at the bottom of the TV stand was an all-round safe.
As it is quite large, you can put an iPad or a small laptop computer in it.
There was also a closet in the bedroom.
There were hangers, and a spare futon here.
There was a kitchen immediately after entering the room.
There was a coffee maker on the kitchen stand. There was regular coffee and de cafe. Some sugars and creams are packaged in a single dose.The amount of coffee beans can not be adjusted, and 10 cups of coffee beans are just enough to make it.
There was also kitchen paper and knives.
Kitchen utensils are fulfilling, and most things are stored in the storage shelf, so it looked clean.
There was also a microwave oven in the storage rack on the upper left side.
There are also a cutlery.
There was also a freezer.
Inside of the freezer.
There is also a refrigerator.
The mini bar does not include free water.
There is also a dishwasher, so it’s easy to clean up your dishes.
There were cookware such as pots and bowls.
There are enough glasses and cups.
There is even a toaster, a rice cooker and a mixer.
Trash bin and detergents.
The bathroom is large and comfortable. Entering from the kitchen side, there is a separate shower room in the foreground, in the back there is a wash basin and bathtub, and in the back there is a separate toilet.
The shower room is surrounded with glass, so there is no need to worry about getting the floor wet. Water pressure can not be adjusted, but it was not a problem. There is a hand shower and an overhead shower, and switching is possible, but when the hand shower is mounted on a wall, the shower only comes out to the side, and the height and angle can not be adjusted.
Because there are two wash basins, it is convenient because you do not have to wait for the other person when dressing up at the same time.
There is a bathtub, but you need to be careful because if the water overflows the floor will get wet.
It was nice that the toilet is separated with a door. There is also a ventilation fan for the bathroom.
The bathroom seen from the toilet.
Amenities include shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body lotion and soap. If you plan to use hotel amenities, you can ask for more if you need some. The amenities were normal.
There was also a hair dryer.
Restaurant in the hotel
On the front desk floor, there is a cafe on the terrace.
It is only open from 9 am to 14 am and it opens late for breakfast.
The restaurant is called “Tsukuneya,” which is popular for the Hawaiian local chicken.
On the top floor, there was a sky lounge called “Nalani” by the pool.
You can spend a relaxing time while enjoying the dynamic view of Waikiki.
Facilities in the hotel
There was a pool on the top floor. The relaxing space is large but the pool itself is small. I think the depth was also around the waist. Both deck chairs and cabanas are free, and you can relax because it is always quiet. You can use the towels freely because they are placed just off the elevator.
There is also a Jacuzzi and it is hot water.
There are TVs, safes and refrigerators in the cabanas. Alcohol is prohibited.
There is a bar by the pool, and the staff will bring it for you after you order your drinks.
The view from the pool is the best because it overlooks the city of Waikiki.
You can also see the sea in the distance.
There was fitness center.
Towels and water prepared in the fitness center.
There was also a business center in the hotel.
There are computers and a printer.
There were laundry rooms on each floor and it was never crowded when I stayed.
Environment around the hotel
There are famous shops and shopping malls around, so those who are walking are mostly tourists. Because the sidewalks in front of the hotel are narrow, it may be hard if you have a large luggage. Since everyone is up late, it does not feel particularly dangerous even if you go to the ABC Mart alone at night. If you want to go to the sea, go to Halekulani for beach access. However, I always had trouble reaching the beach because it was a little confusing.
Heading to Kalakaua.
There was an ABC store right next door.
Staff and customer base
The hotel staffs were all kind and friendly. The cleaning staffs will always greet you if you see them in the corridor.
There were many families with small children staying at the hotel.
It takes about 30 minutes by taxi from the airport. The hotel itself is located at the entrance of the beach walk, and the surrounding area is full of shops. Directly opposite the hotel is close to where to go at the entrance of the Royal Hawaiian Center. Shops are also open late at night so it’s safe to walk even alone. It is convenient to ride the trolley and the bus regardless of the direction you choose. You can walk to all shopping centers in Waikiki. There is “Longs Drugs” in the next building which is open 24 hours a day.
I had a nice stay at “Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.” First of all, I was at a distance of about 3 minutes on foot from my friend’s shop, and I was able to meet with her easily. In addition, Hawaii is an expensive place to eat, but if there is a kitchen in the room, you can make breakfast in the room cheaply. Of course, even if you can’t eat it, you can save it because there is a refrigerator. Even if you can not go to the supermarket, you can find ingredients easily by going to the ABC Store near Halekulani. I recommend this hotel for those who want to experience the local’s lifestyle.