4.0
Very Good 1524 Reviews
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Amenities

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

Location

With a stay at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu (Waikiki), you’ll be minutes from Honolulu Zoo and close to Diamond Head. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Ala Wai Golf Course and Waikiki Shell.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 1310 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished lanais. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. This resort has 13 meeting rooms available for events. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1524 Reviews
Beautiful Property
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my stay at this property. My status with Marriot allowed me to book two nights for free and I got an upgrade to a partial ocean view. The balcony was a wonderful place to sit and drink a cup of coffee. My room was clean and comfortable and it was cleaned promptly each day.

The beach off of this resort is very popular. The water is clear with a lot of coral. It’s a little dicey for water sports, as where it’s shallow, you risk hitting coral. I recommend bringing water shoes and reef guard clothing if you plan to spend much time in the water.

The location is convenient. It’s a short drive to downtown. I had no trouble getting an Uber from the property. You can also walk across the street to the beach (it’s essentially beach front) and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Parking was a little tight. It filled up a couple of times, but if that happened, the valet guys would park it for you for the same price as self-park.

Overall this is a solid bet in downtown Honolulu. Even better if you have status with Marriot.

Enjoyable and Comfortable Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spend 5 nights in an Ocean Front room this past December for a business trip I extended for vacation. The room was huge and had a great view of Waikiki Beach. I loved the balcony and spent time out there every morning and evening enjoying the waves, watching surfers and the beautiful sunrises/sunsets. The chaise lounge chair was my favorite spot. This part of Waikiki is a little quieter, but it's still a busy area. Wonderful for walking and exploring, though.

The room itself was quite comfortable, I had a king bed and plenty of room in the room itself. The bathroom as others have noted is small, but they are planning a renovation soon I believe. It wasn't so small that I would avoid staying there again, but I was traveling alone. It could be an issue for couples or families to share that space.

Service was terrific! When I arrived around 6pm on a Saturday, exhausted from 12+ hours of travel and a long drive from the airport (Waikiki Santa Festival closed roads combined with getting lost :)), I was fried. Everyone I encountered upon checkin was so kind and thoughtful from the valet who took my car and unloaded my bags to the young man who checked me in at the front desk who saw how exhausted I was and said 'I'm going to get you to your room quickly, so just call down tomorrow if you have any questions'. Appreciated him skipping the overview :) I ordered room service a few times and ate at the poolside restaurant. Great food, great service and a lovely view of the ocean.

The facilities here are well maintained and very convenient. I enjoyed having the ABC Store and Starbucks downstairs. I picked up breakfast there most mornings and went for a walk on the beach to enjoy the sunrise. Once the work part of my trip was over, I spend a lovely afternoon by their pool.

At the end of my trip, I changed hotels to the Kahala Resort (which was great) for my last 2 nights in Hawaii. I thought I'd treat myself to a more resort style experience. In hindsight, although the Kahala was lovely I'm not sure I'd have changed hotels. Something about the Waikiki Marriott was just so comfortable.

Great people, some issues
Reviewed 4 days ago

For the most part we very much enjoyed our stay at the Waikiki Marriott. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and is probably the strongest point to the hotel. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We were in the non-renovated tower, but quite frankly we did not feel the difference. There are two issues that prevent us from giving this a five star review. Firstly the parking lot is an absolute nightmare. The spaces are small, and it is very difficult to negotiate the corners if someone else is coming in the other direction. Secondly, and perhaps even more annoying, is the fact that two weeks before our reservation we received an email from Marriott telling us there would be a $37 resort charge per day per room. Essentially this is a bait and switch regarding pricing as we had no opportunity to decline the resort charge without canceling the reservation, and we did not use the pool or the gym. Marriott - I would have thought better of you.

Nicely located and spacious rooms with a wonderful view of Diamond Head
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here with our family of 4 for 6 days over Christmas. We enjoyed our stay, but we were there mainly to see family so we didn't spend a ton of time at the hotel.

The location is nice as it is on the edge of Waikiki so the congestion is not quite as bad as being in the heart of Waikiki.

The Pros:

-Our room faced Diamond Head and it was lovely to see it and the ocean from our balcony.
-The gym was spacious, nice new equipment, and the morning Yoga classes were great.
-Pool wasn't very crowded (but we weren't really in there during peak times)
-Pool bar has a nice view of the Waikiki Sunset

The Cons:

-hotel lobby and surrounding areas have a big of a shopping center feel. There is no place to just chill out on a hammock or similar.
-Swimming pools are pretty standard rectangular pools (probably built many years ago). There are 2 pools, with a strange vast concrete area between them.
-The buffet restaurant was terrible. A meager offering of choices and a very sterile cafeteria feel.

Overall, the stay was satisfactory and our room itself was nice, but the lobby area and overall hotel lacked a relaxing island vibe.

out dated
Reviewed 7 days ago

was very disappointed. it was very out dated. bathrooms were very small, toilets right next to the tub. had to close the toilet sits down. or else things fall in. asked for ocean front. but didn't know the hotel is facing sideways.