Our last visit was in 2001 and we were delighted to find the facilities in excellent condition, from the parking area, to the lobby, the restaurants, our room, the pools, and the beach area. We were lucky to be there duing the hotel's anniversay celebration, so it was nice to enjoy the festivities while we were there.
We had a great, clean room on a higher floor that provided excellent beach views. We didn't have any problems with the A/C, fridge, or noise.
The breakfast buffet was excellent and we enjoyed filling up each morning before heading out to enjoy the day. I was very nervous about the long lines I had read about from other reviews but the longest we waitied was 5-7 minutes. We were able to walk in on every other day when we arrived an hour after they opened.
The location is amazing and the beach didn't disappoint! We rented chairs, an umbrella, and a kayak for a small fee at the beach. It was worth every penny. You can walk on the beach to other places for shopping and eating. If you are near the pools, the grill cafe across from the luau area is excellent for a burger, pizza, chicken and other choices if you need to grab a quick bite.
The elevator at the end of one of the restaurants, nearest the pools and beach, was out-of-order almost each day of our trip, which was inconvenient since our room was in that same tower, and near the elevator. Being that this was the only negative experience during our trip, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hale Koa Hotel offers an impeccable blend of service and travel value for the active and retired military traveler searching for the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it offers great prices and unmatched value found in any major travel destination. The Hale Koa offers leisure dining, great Polynesian entertainment, and relaxation in a tropical garden, ocean-front oasis. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Koa Hotel Oahu
- Hale Hotel Koa
- Hale Koa Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu