4.0
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations
1811 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1506 Reviews
Not as nice as expected
Reviewed 1 day ago

This was a deception, I was invited as a VIP to purchase a time share, OMG what a scam, no soap in the room to clean hands, room keeping once a week only, not luxury like I would have imagine for this price, no bath tub in the room, very old furniture, the bed was very comfortable. Nice balcony with partial view of the sea. I felt really pressured during the time sharing meeting, the representative acted like my best friend until we started to ask question and ask for some time to think about it, the deal was now or never, like my money wouldn’t be good the next day. After searching on the Internet, did not regret not to purchase at all, turns out, lots of time share to sell, lots of unsatisfied customer because no ability to book once you purchase and it is not a rebate al all when you look at the maintenance fee.

The Grand Waikikian needs a makeover
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been a HGV Elite owner with my husband for 6 years now. We have used our points in several locations and countries. We always have been satisfied with our accommodations everywhere except in Waikiki. The Grand Waikikian did not meet the standard of other Hilton properties we have used for the following reasons. First the appliances in the kitchen were old and the dishwasher was not working properly. We did report it to the front desk. A repair man came by and left us a card that he had replaced the parts but the whole problem to begin with is that it had not been maintained properly and is due to be replaced. It did not work better after the service call barely washing our dishes sometime we would have to run the cycles 2 or 3 time to remove the soap scum. There was a huge build up of soap inside that was never dealt with and it was pretty disgusting. Clearly the soap dispenser was not working. No one from management followed up with us to see if the problem had been resolved. Who wants to spend their vacation time dealing with maintenance issues. The clothes dryer was old and took forever to dry so we used the balcony to dry our items. All the Hilton kitchens has the same basic things this one had less for some reason and the equipment was dated and missing things. The TV remote control in the master suite could only changed the TV channels backwards. There was only one sink in each bathroom. The closet wardrobe door in the master room did not open properly. Overall the rooms looked dated. The living room sofa was extremely uncomfortable to sit in and was in need of re-upholstery from holes on in the arms. Also the mattresses where not comfortable and did not meet our standard. I found a lot of dead space in the main lobby with a lot of walking to get to the units. The pools were also very disappointing. There is not a lot of space to accommodate the guests. I just came back and this is not the busy season yet I can only imagine how much less space there will be at peak season. There is no section for adults. The beach towels are the worst towels I have ever have to use in any resort. There are smaller than the ones in our bedroom covering very little of the pool chair if you happen to be lucky to get one. There are also very thin and rough. You can use the pool at the Hilton but it is a long walk and the layout is poor. There is a beautiful lagoon that could accommodate the extra flow of guests but you have to pay $ 18.00 to rent a chair and an $30.00 to rent a parasol. That is ridiculous. In view of the fact that the lagoon was empty HGV should consider having more chairs and parasol for free at the lagoon for their members for free and also to make sure gets a place to sit outside. By the way there is no parasol in any of the pool areas which again I have never again in any resort. So if you go to the pool be prepared to have no shade depending on where you are sitting. Also be prepared to pay $ 47.00 per day for valet parking or $ 43.00 to park your car rental per day. I find those rates again very stiff. I parked in downtown Vancouver hotel at a high end hotel the week prior and I paid $ 40.00. This is not the Ritz and I think they should make the parking rates more reasonable and give a special rates to the HGV owners.
We did like the location and the Hilton HawaiianVillage with all the shopping and amenities. I think the The Grand Waikikian need a huge make over and a review of how their property is managed. I am no sure I could ever go there again unless they improve their accommodation. I do not feel we got our money's worth this past week.

Grand ol' time!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Local resident enjoying a staycation and it felt like a vacation! Accommodations were cosy, location was ideal with shops nearby or convenient trolley to take you there. The only thing was the internet did not reach the pool. But I shouldn't be on my phone at the pool if I'm there to relax, right?

Good, but...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a huge hotel, half condos / timeshares, and very kid-friendly in a great location. That said...a bit old-fashioned, with bars and pools closing down early and only middling music and food. A good "starter" introduction to Hawaii, but not, for most, for repeat trips.....

Great place for a honeymoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent five nights at the Grand Waikikiian and it honestly felt like coming home. Everyone was very friendly, pleasant, and full of the aloha spirit. We didn’t want to leave! You honestly don’t need to leave the Hilton Hawaiian Village to have a great time. It’s all there!