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"There's a reason this is simply the best!"
Can't say enough about this hotel. It's the Grand Lady of Waikiki for a reason. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is 1st-rate, and the location is splendid. But the ocean view from this hotel.is out-of-this-world. Even the partial ocean view is good, as rooms in the tower come with balconies. And if being in laid-back Waikiki isn't enough, there are rocking chairs on both the front and rear (facing the beautiful banyan tree and ocean) that provide an even more relaxing touch. Our 4-year old wanted to go there every day. The hotel is located in downtown Waikiki right on the beach. For most people a car is not necessary. However, if you want to explore the North Shore and a beautiful "old Hawaii" town like Haleiwa, the Moana staff can assist in getting a very good deal from a rental car agency, which is located in easy walking distance about a block away. Can't say enough about this grand place. Looking forward to our next visit as we miss it already!
"The only place in Waikiki you should stay"
We have stayed at this hotel numerous times and it always leaves us fulfilled. The staff is friendly, there is a dedicated SPG Elite check-in line, and the rooms are modern. The little things you don't notice in a hotel until they aren't there -- are one of those perks here. Conveniently placed towel hooks' ✔. Modern elevators' ✔ A spacious SPG Elite lounge with all-day amenities' ✔ We could not imagine staying anywhere else on Oahu. The only possible downside is that this hotel does not participate in SPG's Make a Green Choice program.
My wife and I are here for our anniversary and the property is wonderful. The oldest hotel in Waikiki and preserved beautifully. Cecilia is our housekeeper and is delightful. She has always waited until we leave to refresh our room and it is just like arriving anew each time we return. She surprised us in the hallway by remembering our name. The beach at this location is top notch and it is located in the middle of restaurants and shopping on the city side. We are enjoying staying in the old historic section of the hotel. We will return here again for sure.
"Perfect location for things to do"
We spent a week at this hotel and loved it. It's right on Waikiki beach on one side and the main shopping drag on the other. If you like to have lots of restaurants and shopping near by to fill your time when not on the beach, this is the perfect hotel. The main downfall is the size of the pool which is small due to the fact this is the original hotel in Waikiki. If we go back to Waikiki, this is definitely the place we'll stay.
We were here for our 20th and it was memorable enough for a return visit. We are lifetime Gold SPG so our treatment is always top notch. Samson checked us in and gave us 20th floor ocean/Diamondhead view for next to nothing. The Banyan tree courtyard is where so many movies and TV shows have filmed over the years. Food is good but faces stiff competition with so many great places in walking distance. It is a tourist area so it can be noise heavy if your room is on the street side. These pix are from our first morning here in March of 2017.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM