Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Honolulu, Oahu

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 and the fireworks on the beach on Fridays.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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 with fireworks*. Over 90 shops. Self-parking $49, valet parking $59, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $40 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great start to exploring Hawaii

Jan 28, 2020 Seadog1947 Scarborough, Maine

We arrived from the airport and our first encounter at the hotel was with the very helpful, pleasant, and knowledgeable front desk clerk, Donna. It had been a long travel day beginning very early in Portland, Maine and Donna was so helpful and nice. We were checking in with friends from Ohio and the four of us planned our Hawaiian vacation to… Read more
We arrived from the airport and our first encounter at the hotel was with the very helpful, pleasant, and knowledgeable front desk clerk, Donna. It had been a long travel day beginning very early in Portland, Maine and Donna was so helpful and nice. We were checking in with friends from Ohio and the four of us planned our Hawaiian vacation to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in the 50th state. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Hotel

Jan 27, 2020 Mikeflanaga

Stayed in the Rainbow Tower for five nights. Great views, large rooms, CLEAN!! good maid service, internet and TV. Front desk staff was great! Would definitely stay there again. The hotel is one of the stops on the Honolulu Trolley which takes you to many local tourist spots.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth it

Jan 27, 2020 Sandeep W Los Angeles, California

Pros - Had a good view - Resort has a good location near the hotel Cons - Service is non-existent - Check in is at a ridiculous 4 pm and check out is worse at 10 am. I was told they would accommodate a 9:30 am check in but didn't get a room till 3:00 pm - They don't provide tea bags in the rooms. What? - House keeping did not clean coffee maker,… Read more
Pros - Had a good view - Resort has a good location near the hotel Cons - Service is non-existent - Check in is at a ridiculous 4 pm and check out is worse at 10 am. I was told they would accommodate a 9:30 am check in but didn't get a room till 3:00 pm - They don't provide tea bags in the rooms. What? - House keeping did not clean coffee maker, provide new creamer packets or coffee after first night. - Pool is really small and not cleaned. Not outdoor shower by the pool and if you want to use the shower - it is $18 to use it - After I complained about all of this the to the resort manager basically told me all of this was per policy. Seriously? Huh - understand it's Hawaii but there is competition and other choices. I'll take my business elsewhere and would recommend the same for others. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing Stay

Jan 26, 2020 J3161TUkevinw Pocatello, Idaho

We stayed at the resort as part of a work trip for a week in Honolulu. Our room was in the Diamond Tower and was a resort view overlooking the pool. My room preference is away from the elevator so we were at the end of the building and the view left something to be desired. As other reviews have stated the rooms are a bit dated, but overall it… Read more
We stayed at the resort as part of a work trip for a week in Honolulu. Our room was in the Diamond Tower and was a resort view overlooking the pool. My room preference is away from the elevator so we were at the end of the building and the view left something to be desired. As other reviews have stated the rooms are a bit dated, but overall it was pretty comfortable. The main Waikiki beach is about a 25 minute walk. There is quite a bit to do at the resort, but it all comes at a price. The resort fee gets you a DVD card, for your tower only, and discounts to many of the amenities. For a family with kids, the resort fee is probably a good deaI. I thought many of the sit down restaurants were pricey, even for Honolulu, but the food was good. The breakfast buffet at the rainbow tower was, in my opinion, way over priced for the food served. Places that we did enjoy eating at a more reasonable price included Wiki Wiki Market, Lanikai Juice for smoothies and breakfast, and Lappert's Hawaii for ice cream. The Tropics was a nice place to have an early dinner and watch the sunset. Most of the shopping was upscale, consistent with the Waikiki area. The resort provides very easy access to the beach and the lagoon was fun to paddle board in. Friday nights are fireworks which are easily viewed from the beach. The most disappointing aspect of the resort is that there are no adult only whirlpools or pools open past 8pm. There are also no laundry facilities for resort guests. There is live entertainment every night, although the music is pretty loud and can easily be hard inside the rooms. All of the staff we interacted with were very helpful and friendly. Check in and Check out were long waits and one employee told us it was because they were trying to cut costs and not have as many people working. It did appear that at least one tower was having beds and furniture replaced while we were there. Overall though, we enjoyed our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed in Hawaii

Jan 26, 2020 Henry R Little Smoky, Ab.

Although this hotel was boasted as one of the best in the area, we were somewhat disappointed. Thankfully we stayed here based on a leadership group booking for my wife’s business & the rates were reduced. Personally I don’t think the room we stayed in was worth $250 - $300+ USD a night. The room was dated & was in need of some major remodel /… Read more
Although this hotel was boasted as one of the best in the area, we were somewhat disappointed. Thankfully we stayed here based on a leadership group booking for my wife’s business & the rates were reduced. Personally I don’t think the room we stayed in was worth $250 - $300+ USD a night. The room was dated & was in need of some major remodel / upgrades (e.g. mattress, pillows, room decor, bathroom fixtures, carpets, etc.) & although it’s a huge property at 22 acres, it is overwhelmed with stores & shops trying to sell their high end items. On the good side of things, there are many delicious & reasonably priced restaurants on the property & within walking distance (1-2 blocks) from the property. The beach & lagoon are gorgeous with white sand & crystal clear blue water, however if you want the use of a lounger chair on the beach, be prepared to spend $16 USD PP. Lots of lounges & bars on site for some nightly adult relaxation & entertainment & several pools in the courtyard for all to enjoy all day long. Overall, we were disappointed in the room & cost of everything & having stayed at many Hilton brand hotels throughout our business & pleasure globe trotting I expected more from the Hilton. This personal impression may have been amplified on our part as we normally do not spend much time in our rooms & would be spending it sightseeing or relaxing on the beach or by the pool, however it was unusually raining in Honolulu for over half of our stay, so we would up spending more time in the room then what we normally would. Best wishes! Read less