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JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • beautiful property
  • impeccable service
  • pool is stunning at night

    Cons

  • a bit of a drive from Honolulu
  • rental car a must
  • there's a daily resort fee of $25

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JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa Review

Forty-five minutes and a world away from the bustle of Waikiki, this sleek, 17-story resort anchors the Ko Olina Resort and Marina on Oahu's Leeward coastline. This is the perfect place for those looking for a Neighbor Island experience without the hassle of catching a flight. The resort sits on one of Ko Olina's seven lagoons and features a cove, tennis garden, wedding chapel, yacht marina, and a Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole championship golf facility. The 650-square-foot rooms here are luxurious, with lulling color schemes; marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs; spacious lanai with teak furnishings; and high-tech control systems for lighting and temperature. Most have ocean views. The resort also has a 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness center focused on wellness.

    Hotel Details

  • 351 rooms, 36 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-17-2014

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    Oahu's best kept secret

    We have been to Ihilani Hotel many times and just love it for many reasons. It is tucked away in a quiet, serene, and beautiful resort (Ko Olina)away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The water in the four lagoons surrounding the hotel is protected and calm so it is a perfect place for kids to swim, snorkel, and play. There is a wonderful championship golf course and tennis court complex. the view from the tennis courts are amazing. How often can you play tennis and look out into the ocean? The rooms are large and well appointed. Most rooms have great ocean views. The service is excellent as well. All the restaurants in the hotel have great food and superb service. The pool is on the small side but nonetheless, clean and relaxing. You never have to look for a lounge chair, as you would at some other hotels. Nightly live music and hula shows by the pool are also a plus. If you want to go to Oahu to kick back and relax, this is definitely a hotel you want to consider. But if you want to experience nightlife, lots of shopping, people watching, etc. check out some other great hotels in Waikiki area.

    by ec2la, 8/3/07

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