Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Honolulu, Oahu

Virgin rating

The hotel

Picture a white sand beach surrounded by acres of tropical grounds, with water sports galore and five different pools to cool off in. This is the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Amble over to the huge beachfront Super Pool or if you have kids in tow perhaps the family activity pool will tempt you. With 18 restaurants, cafés and bars, you can dine somewhere different every night too. And we recommend finding a good spot to watch the nightly Hawaiian entertainment on the beach on Fridays.

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Gateway to Waikiki, surrounded by tropical gardens.

Hotel information

2,860 rooms on up to 35 floors in 5 towers with 29 lifts. All with air-conditioning, cable TV with pay-per-view films, high-speed Internet access*, telephone, safe, coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Most rooms have balconies. Resort View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Partial Ocean View and Deluxe Ocean View Rainbow Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

A beautiful beachfront resort on one of Waikiki's best beaches

Pamper yourself in the luxurious spa or pick an activity and experience all the resort has to offer

8 restaurants with a range of cuisine from Italian to American to Japanese. 6 Grab'n'Go drink and snack bars. 4 bars and lounges. 5 swimming pools including the Keiko Pool for kids' and the Paradise Family Activity Pool near the beachfront lagoon. Mandara Spa* (independently owned and operated) with fitness centre. Water sports*. Camp Penguin kids' programme (5-12 years)*. Wildlife and ecology tour, sandcastle building and hula lessons. Nightly torch lighting ceremony. Rockin' Hawaiian Rainbow Revue every Fri night. Over 90 shops. Self-parking $49, valet parking $59, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Local calls and 800 access calls - WiFi and wired Internet access in guest rooms and all public areas - In-room PlayStation 3 console with unlimited movies and games - Daily cultural activities including lei making, hula and Ukulele lessons - Outdoor movies on Wednesdays and Saturdays at sundown - Outdoor Morning Exercise Classes – Discounts on catamaran adventure, beach activities and Waikiki Aquarium. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights at all times.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Solid, just not my cup of tea....

May 15, 2022 794oceang California

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is great, if you don't mind lots of action and tons of people. The hotel rooms/condos are well kept, clean and updated, the grounds absolutely beautiful, the views quite good and the service above average. However, I personally prefer a more quiet, less populated and more boring vacation spot. I could not get away… Read more
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is great, if you don't mind lots of action and tons of people. The hotel rooms/condos are well kept, clean and updated, the grounds absolutely beautiful, the views quite good and the service above average. However, I personally prefer a more quiet, less populated and more boring vacation spot. I could not get away from the city noise, high rises and the lack of open space. I don't utilize the stores and restaurants, and prefer an empty beach in a quiet neighborhood with zero amenities. Options are good...and in this case, the HHV is perfect for some, just not me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old and dingy. Parking $50+ a night also

May 14, 2022 cyn_bear5875 Waipahu, Hawaii

This place needs a renovation. The towers are hella old. Rooms are dingy and old and smells. It smells outside too by the restaurants and shop area like rotting wood.. Hotels are supposed to be cozy and comfy. It feels dirty here in the room and I’m uncomfortable . The remote control to the TV needs new batteries. I called guest services and it’s… Read more
This place needs a renovation. The towers are hella old. Rooms are dingy and old and smells. It smells outside too by the restaurants and shop area like rotting wood.. Hotels are supposed to be cozy and comfy. It feels dirty here in the room and I’m uncomfortable . The remote control to the TV needs new batteries. I called guest services and it’s been an hour and no one came yet either. Of course everything is jacked up expensive cuz it’s a “resort”. Read less
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May 13, 2022 BrianTheTraveler77 Arlington, Texas

Such an absolute disappointment. Our stay begun with a 30-minute wait in line to check in. Here’s the thing: we are Lifetime Diamond members so we got the “special line”. If you weren’t Diamond or Gold you Waited in a line that was at least 109 yards long and I heard people saying it took over 2 hours to get to the counter! What a way to… Read more
Such an absolute disappointment. Our stay begun with a 30-minute wait in line to check in. Here’s the thing: we are Lifetime Diamond members so we got the “special line”. If you weren’t Diamond or Gold you Waited in a line that was at least 109 yards long and I heard people saying it took over 2 hours to get to the counter! What a way to start a Hawaiian vacation….We get to the room in Alii Tower and it is “ok” - nothing great - worn furniture and broken bathroom fixtures. Alii Tower pool missing several tiles and looks just terrible - outdoor furniture worn out and just terrible. Want your room cleaned for your $600:night room? You better call ahead or they won’t do it! So disappointed in what was once a wonderful property. The hotel is so big it’s just a sea of people and crowds - not what you want on a “relaxing holiday”. Now a budget level hotel that is on the lines of a Ramada Inn…. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AWESOME vacation! This is a great hotel to stay at in Waikiki!

May 12, 2022 Kikigold7

I almost didn't stay here because of all the negative reviews, and I am so happy, I didn't listen to that nonsense! Prior to going, I read every review posted about this hotel. I could see that staying in the Ali'i tower was the best one. I called the front desk to discuss it with Kylie, and she definitely recommended upgrading to this tower! When… Read more
I almost didn't stay here because of all the negative reviews, and I am so happy, I didn't listen to that nonsense! Prior to going, I read every review posted about this hotel. I could see that staying in the Ali'i tower was the best one. I called the front desk to discuss it with Kylie, and she definitely recommended upgrading to this tower! When we arrived at 10pm, we were greeted by Brandon at the front desk! I love you Brandon, you are the best! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Hotel, but you have to pay big $$$ for it

May 12, 2022 johnsJ9633XA

The property is great, all the hotels, the pools, the walkable area around the property and the shopping around is convenient, but... they are charging you big $$$ in any of those shops, so beware. Word of advice, don't go to ABC Store near hotels, their prices are stupid high, if you walk to the next ABC store, maybe 5-10min walk, you'll notice… Read more
The property is great, all the hotels, the pools, the walkable area around the property and the shopping around is convenient, but... they are charging you big $$$ in any of those shops, so beware. Word of advice, don't go to ABC Store near hotels, their prices are stupid high, if you walk to the next ABC store, maybe 5-10min walk, you'll notice a huge difference in prices. Also the restaurant at the Rainbow hotel (I think it was called Bali), stay far away if you a budget minded, absolutely ridiculously pricing (I paid $10 for 2 biscuits some jam and butter, and it didn't taste or look anything special, like McCains biscuits to be honest). Do yourself and your wallet a favor, walk like 5 minutes to Ilikai hotel next door, there is a place called Cinnamons, excellent breakfast/lunch/dinner with great staff and it won't break the bank (you can eat at Cinnamons twice for the price you pay for 1 meal at Bali). Another crazy priced thing is the beach chair/umbrella, for 2 chairs and 1 umbrella you pay over $80. Honestly, if your thinking of going to that beach several times, might as well go to Walmart/Costco and buy your own Umbrella, then donate it at the end of your trip, it will save you a lot of money. Besides that, the Hotel was typical Hilton hotel, it was clean, staff was nice, etc. I only stayed here for the view, but I had to pay a lot for that view. Also when your looking for a room, look at the name of the room carefully because they try to trick you with "Ocean View" and "Ocean front". Ocean View can mean you have to stand on your tippy toes then tilt your head around a corner to see the Ocean, in other words, it can be a sliver of Ocean, and they call it Ocean View. If you really want to see Ocean, then go for the Ocean Front, but like I said, you'll pay for it. Read less