I don't know where all the negative reviews are coming from. I didn't know what to expect after reading the reviews. I was even tempted to change hotels, but decided to take a chance and I'm glad I did. Me and my girlfriend ended up staying in the Oceanarium Tower which seemed to be the bad part from the reviews, but everything was great for our trip. We were checked in swiftly and the "seafood smell" that everybody talked about here wasn't even that bad. Give me a break.
Yes the furniture was a bit dated, but seriously who cares? The tv was new, the bed was more than comfortable, and the room was cleaned unless we had the do not disturb on the door. Our room was also very big although the bathroom was a bit small. Our view was of the city on the 7th floor facing Diamond Head and although not the greatest view, again who cares? We spent most of the day out of the hotel room and even at night, the view was more than enough. I also think this is the quiet side of the hotel so if possible ask for a room facing Diamond Head.
Everything was in walking distance but we also rented a car to see other parts of the island. Parking is 20 dollars a day and the garage is attached to the hotel so not a far walk. The hotel also offers free beach towels at the front desk if you ask. Unfortunately I only found out about it the day we left!
Again the beach is just a short walk across the street which is convenient. All in all it was a great experience and I would stay here again. My only real complaint would be about the elevators. The Ocenarium Tower has like 37 floors so you could be waiting for awhile at times if you stay in that tower.
Get a room facing Diamond Head for a quieter experience unless you must absolutely have a beachfront...
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13 February 2012
Aloha, We are delighted that you gave us a chance to show you just what we can do to make our guests happy and content . The entire team here at the Pacific Beach Hotel does everything in their power to make sure your time with us memorable - we truly want your vacation to be the best. We appreciate the information about the beach towels and I will pass it on to the Executive Housekeeper (we should have tent cards in the room - so that you know where to get a beach towel) great suggestion and we will look into making it happen. Your right the location is the best - just a few short steps to the beach!! We appreciate your taking the time to give us your feed-back - it only helps us get better. We do hope that you will return soon and if there is anything I can do for you please let me know.
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