waikiki beach access

Jan 18th, 2005, 05:04 AM
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waikiki beach access

I'm curious.

For this coming summer I've arranged my families first trip to Hawaii. Part of this trip will be a stay in Honolulu at a hotel across the street from the beach at Waikiki. What I'm wondering about is how to access that beach. Does one walk through the other hotels grounds? Are there walkways designated for this purpose? Or does one walk several blocks to a point where there are no hotels lining the beach?

So can any of you Honolulu residents or previous visitors advise us?
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Jan 18th, 2005, 05:17 AM
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Suspect the answer will vary depending upon which hotel you're staying at. Care to share the name of the hotel
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Jan 18th, 2005, 06:08 AM
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We'll be staying at the Waikiki Beachcomber.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 06:20 AM
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Website claims 297 steps to beach, perhaps this link with map will aid someone's memory:
http://www.waikikibeachcomber.com/location.html
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Jan 18th, 2005, 07:30 AM
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You'll be across the street from the big Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, so you'll want to use any of the pedestrian crosswalks to get to the beach side of Kalakaua Avenue. It would probably be easiest just to use the sidewalk until you reach the beach near the police station...
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Jan 18th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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That's a nice picture, but it doesn't have any of the other hotels on it. I'm not suprised, why advertise for anyone else's property?

So far it looks like going to a spot not fronted by some other hotel is necessary. Not a problem, it's just good to know.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 11:03 AM
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Check out the Oahu Revealed aerial photo of your hotel at www.wizardpub.com. You can always walk right through the Royal Hawaiian (the old pink hotel) grounds and out their back door to the beach, they don't mind.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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There's hardly a place where hotels don't line the beach!!

And some are more welcoming to walk thru than others (I found the Royal Hawaiian quite intimidating) with large open air malls with shops and restaurants.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Sorry that was not very clear above... Some of the hotels have huge open arcades from the sidewalk all the way thru to the beach that are clearly and definitely open to the public.

You'd rarely/never have to walk <several blocks> out of your way.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 05:46 PM
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I stayed at the Beachcomber about 20 years ago. I think we accessed the beach from a walkway between the Sheraton Moana and Outrigger Waikiki These are located to the left of the Beachcomber if you're looking at the ocean.
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Jan 18th, 2005, 07:06 PM
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We stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach last summer. If you walk across to the Outrigger, there is a "thruway" of stores that are on the right-hand side of the Outrigger. Definitely a public accessway, but it leads to the Outrigger lobby (to your left at the end of the thruway), or out to the Outrigger pool and the beach (if you continue straight).

Make sure you go to the International Marketplace (right next door to your hotel). I hear they are tearing it down this year... but not sure when.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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"Make sure you go to the International Marketplace (right next door to your hotel). I hear they are tearing it down this year... but not sure when."

I hope constuction doesn't make staying next door a hassle.

Beyond that, thanks to all for helping. All the replies were great, and thanks in particular for reminding of the Wizard Publications website. I'd forgotten about that inspite of having two of their books.

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Jun 8th, 2011, 03:27 PM
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I stayed at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber. It was very nice, and close to the beach. Their website says it's 300 steps from the Waikiki Beach: www.waikikibeachcomberresort.com
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Jun 8th, 2011, 04:22 PM
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hawaiilovers, This post is over 6 years old.
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Jun 9th, 2011, 10:14 AM
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So, a troll.
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Jun 9th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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or advertising
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Jun 10th, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Even though the topic is six years old, I'll answer it in case someone needs to know six years from now.

There is an access almost directly across Kalakaua from Beachcomber. It's right next to Cheesecake Factory.
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