Too many places in Waikiki to choose from!

Sep 8th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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Too many places in Waikiki to choose from!

This is what I'm looking for:

~just me & my husband, so "kid friendly" doesn't apply.
~something moderate or a little more upscale
~right on the water
~nice pool area


I think that's it! Any suggestions?? There are SO many places to choose from!
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Sep 8th, 2009, 09:41 AM
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The Sheraton Moana Surfrider is my absolute favorite hotel on Waikiki. It has the most beautiful terrace on the beach and the old colonial styling is just lovely.
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Sep 8th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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I agree on Sheraton Moana. Romantic, cozy, elegant, like stepping back in time with the elite of yesteryear.
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Sep 8th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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What is the pool area like at Moana Surfrider? And the dining? Any hints where I can find a good special??
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Sep 8th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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The Moana is great, I stayed there last time I was in Honolulu. I also love the Royal. I understand it was refurbished. With travel being down, don't know if you might be able to get a deal at either the Moana or the Royal.
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Sep 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Just in case you're googling, it's actually the "Royal Hawaiian" -- I think there are other hotels with "Royal" in the name.
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Sep 8th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Outrigger Reef is nice for 'moderate'. Good pool areas, two nice restaurants, great lobby shops, good little beach, near Fort de Russey park. Royal Hawaiian is a beautiful property. Halekulani the most high end. Moana Surfrider (it's a Westin these days not Sheraton anymore) is historic.

IF you want a hotel that is *right on the water* (not across the street) & in the central strip of Waikiki beach, there's only a few hotels that fit that. From one end to the other the beachfront hotels are:
HHV
Hale Koa Hotel (military only)
Outrigger Reef
Halekulani
Sheraton Waikiki
Royal Hawaiian
Outrigger Waikiki
Moana Surfrider
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Sep 9th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Check out:
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
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Sep 9th, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Hyatt is not "right on the water", it's one of those across the main boulevard from the beach.
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