Fodor's Expert Review Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA

Location, location, location: this five-tower mega-resort sprawls over 22 acres on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach, with the greenery of neighboring Fort DeRussy creating a buffer zone between it and central Waikiki's high-rise lineup. The property's sheer volume of facilities and many free activities (lei-making, ukelele lessons, turtle feedings) make it a good choice for families. The grounds incorporate not only gardens, koi ponds, and waterfalls, but also an aquatic playground of pools and slides, a 5-acre lagoon for kayaking, a pier that serves as a docking point for the Atlantis submarine, a post office, an ABC Store, the large Mandara Spa & Fitness Center, 20 restaurants and lounges (featuring some of Hawaii's best musicians), and dozens of shops. Rainbow Tower, with its landmark 31-story mural, has knockout Diamond Head views. Separate facilities and concierge services make The Alii feel like a private "resort within the resort." The Grand Islander, an on-site, 418-unit, vacation-ownership property, has lovely suites and access to many amenities. Be sure to check on the status of the hotel's fireworks show, a favorite Friday night event that was suspended during the pandemic.


  • activities and amenities can keep you and the kids busy for weeks
  • stellar spa and fitness center
  • a large variety of room options


  • size of property can be overwhelming
  • resort fee is $50 per day
  • parking is expensive ($49 per day for self-parking)




Phones: 808-949–4321 | 800-774–1500-toll-free


4499 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

What’s Nearby