We stayed for six nights in the time share tower which was clean, comfortable and spacious at 1200 square feet. It was nice to have a kitchen and living room. The time share tower is adjacent to the rest of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and shares the pools and amenities. They've built so many towers around the same small pools and tiny stretch of beach (that's also public because beaches are public on Oahu) that the end result is lackluster pools, crowded beaches, and chairs overrun by an enormous number of guests. It was crawlig with guest, difficult to find chairs, and the pool water was cloudy/dirty. The resort grounds were pretty basic and definitely not as plush as you'd expect in Hawaii. There were also few fast casual food options. Over all, the resort is way too crowded, and there's nowhere to actually relax. I cannot recommend this resort when people are spending hard-earned vacation time/money and 7+ hour flights to visit Hawaii. While the staff was kind and super helpful, the resort itself is simply unremarkable.…
If you are looking for an amazing property, then stay at the Grand Waikikian. The rooms are AMAZING! You can't go wrong with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, etc. All the amenities of home! The staff was so friendly and very accommodating. If you are looking for space unlike the standard room of just a few hundred square feet, our room was 1,200 square feet, then stay here!! Very Quiet location with very thick walls so you don't hear your neighbors. The lobby is beautiful as well. I will be back for sure!
Going to Hilton Hawaiian Village is like going to Disney World--you can escape from the realities of life for a week (or whatever your vacation time is). The accommodations, food, entertainment, beachside, pools, etc are all right at the property, including stores, grocery, & more.
First let me say that I would give the accommodations 5 stars. The Grand Waikikian is a beautiful property with elegant decor. Our one bedroom suite was very clean, we loved the comfy beds, the kitchen, washer and dryer... we had a city view but it was actually very nice. We could see Ala Moana Blvd in both directions and the beach to the west. No complaints about the room. They only have housekeeping once in a week but if you need something they will bring it to you. The problem is that there are not enough chairs at the pools and especially the Paradise pool. People start lining up an hour before it opens. If you come after it opens you are out of luck literally for the rest of the day. I saw people trying to put their things on the concrete or sit on the grass. The main attraction here are the slides which of-course the kids want to go on. My daughter had a blast on the lava tube slide. If you are lucky to get a chair, you will have no umbrella. There is no poolside service. You will stand in line to order food or drink (Pina Colada had barely any alcohol). I was surprised the pool wasn't heated but people didn't seem to mind. It was okay once you got used to it. The super pool is salt water and warmer. Also, no umbrellas unless you rent a cabana. If you rent chairs at the beach they are $85 for 2 chairs and an umbrella. You'd better reserve that early too or you will be sitting in the back row furthest from the beach. The lagoon looks beautiful but the water felt colder than the ocean for some reason. It's a public lagoon but they offer kayak, paddle board and water trike rentals. The beach is a beautiful calm beach for swimming. In certain parts it's very rocky so bring your water shoes if you don't like stepping on sharp shells/rocks. They do have fireworks on Friday nights which is nice and a lot of people hang out at the beach for that. We were there July 4th and there were people all along the beach from all the resorts, locals barbecuing and young people partying. It was very festive! Other than that, it does NOT feel like other resorts that I've been to (where there are organized activities and kids club, music playing, friendly staff...) this is more like a Disneyland feel, very busy, lots of buildings, shops and restaurants but not an intimate relaxing feel. I did enjoy Mandara spa. The massage therapist Jody was excellent! They were very accommodating for a last minute appointment. …
Australia experienced the biggest lock down of any country in the world and when the gates were opened this trip was a great release for my family. The facilities at the Hawaiian village are second to none.
Beautiful complex, outstanding clean updated room and common areas. Staff was top notch and helpful. Plenty of restaurant choices within walking distance. Vast amount of shops. If the pool isn’t for you the beach and lagoon are just as close to enjoy. Friday fireworks are a pleasant surprise. The only drawback is the lack of valet parking, but you can dump your bags and self park and the bags are then room delivered.
This has always been the best way to kick off the summer. We love staying in the Penthouse. The happy hour and breakfast treats were just a nice surprise. The ladies in the lounge were great. As always, Mumi was absolutely great! She always welcomes us with such a warm welcome. Lan is very catering and extremely nice to my boys. We love them!
Stayed at the Grand Waikikian, Penthouse. Room was simply outstanding. Great all around views of the beach and mountains, with easy access to Waikiki. The Hilton Hawaiian Village has multiple restaurants although they do close, from my perspective too early. One drawback is the Hilton Beach on the property. Way too rocky on the sand and in the water. Really need water shoes or take the trek to Waikiki, which has an excellent beach, albeit a little crowded. The accommodations simply overcame most drawbacks associated with the beach; although, I am not the "beach bum" by any measure.
We had an amazing time at this resort it was at a great location not too far from the ocean view is beautiful the rooms are clean no problem at all the staff was excellent cater to all our needs I definitely would recommend this resort to anybody was thinking about going to Hawaii this is a great resort
Such a beautiful place to stay. Our room has a gorgeous ocean view, tasteful furnishings, well appointed kitchen, comfortable climate control, and cozy beds. It's in a busy area, but once you get oriented it's pretty easy to find your way around. Hilton does a great job with its resort properties. We are seldom disappointed in our accommodations. Grand Waikikian is super nice.