Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations in Honolulu (Waikiki), you’ll be convenient to Hawaii Convention Center and Honolulu Zoo. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of University of Hawaii at Manoa and Iolani Palace.
Make yourself at home in one of the 331 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and ovens. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with queen sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. 47-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 5 outdoor swimming pools, 4 spa tubs, and a waterslide. Additional amenities at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 20 restaurants and 9 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 4 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars. Breakfast is available daily from 5:30 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
We are here for a night vacation in a 2-bedroom premier room. The room is nicely furnished, and we have an ocean view (obstructed by the Rainbow and Lagoon towers). Like most of the HGVC properties we've stayed in, there are nice amenities and the room is nicely appointed. However, we definitely prefer the Lagoon Tower (wasn't availability for our stay this time). In the Lagoon Tower 2 bd, the living area is more separate from the Grand Waikikian, where the bedrooms flank the living area. It's also a much longer walk through the hotel to get to the resort grounds.
The resort/hotel is beautiful. There are different towers and with that different pool areas, grills/restaurants. There are different customer desks throughout with staff ready to help with questions, tour bookings, etc. The only thing we struggled with was getting Uber drivers to get to the front of the hotels. It seems that it is confusing for most with the different towers there. Overall, nice.
Sounds like a great hotel, but buyer beware. The Grand Waikikian tower is dated, dirty and the views are obstructed by buildings no matter what floor you are on or what view you’ve booked (we saw all types of views as we had to move rooms many times as a result of maintenance malfunctions, cleanliness etc. - food from a previous stay was even found in our freezer when we checked into a room that had been “cleaned”.) While the hotel claims renovations are planned in the next year, they don’t make you aware of this - you find out by reading reviews on the internet. The village the resort is situated in offers convenience to food, shopping etc. - all of which they advise you can charge to your room as they are part of “Hilton Hawaiian Village Waiiiki Beach Resort” - they don’t tell you that you will have issues charging to your room everywhere you go. Hilton will claim it is an individual vendor issue - the vendor will claim it is a Hilton issue. And if you call the front desk about it, they will be rude, dismissive and unwilling to help clamining these are independet vendors and not part of Hilton (yet, they are listed as part of Hilton village when they entice you to stay here.) Guess they want to make it as difficult as possible to spend those grand experience dollars they offer. This resort is terrible for kids. While I am sure many kids come back often, the kid pools are in the shade almost all day so the water is too cold to swim in, there is little to no seating around the pool, and no playground. Some may be used to limited amenities for kids - in our experience kid friendly hotels offer so much more. The beach the resort is on is not private so be prepared for panhandlers to solicit you while you are trying to relax and pickpockets scoping out your valuables while you swim in the water. If you are headed down as part of a marketing package, be prepared for everyone at the hotel to remind you that you do not own and are here on marketing dollars and they can’t help you. Then, after you are poorly treated, they will ask you to impulse purchase into their hotel timeshare program - why would anyone want to buy into a hotel where the accommodations are less than standard and the staff makes you feel like you don’t matter? All in all, this was a mediocre experience so while it may sound like an awesome deal, be prepared to be stressed while on vacation.
The size of the resort is daunting and has zero charm. The sole intent is to keep the guest on property and spend money here. Don't bother with a partial ocean view room because it'll be a city view and they will say, "if you look over the balcony, you can see the water." Spare me.
We stayed here on one of the HGVC marketing deals. Our room was a low floor with "city view" which was really looking down a busy street. We kept the curtains closed. We were supposed to have a "resort view" but received no explanation of the switch. The room was really nice, and the staff was excellent. This building (Grand Waikikian) is a bit of a walk to the pool/lagoon/beach but overall a very nice building. The HGVC pitch was the big downer. It took longer than promised, and we felt like we needed to take a shower after. It was a total used car salesman experience complete with being held in a small room and told we couldn't leave until the "manager" checked us out. The "manager" did another hard sell routine. Even after that we had to have another person come in and try more tactics. I'd rather pay full price than do that again. If you want a decent place to stay in a beautiful resort, this is a reasonable choice, but stay away from the HGVC sales pitch. It left us with an overall dissatisfied feeling.