Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Phone (808) 949-4321
4.5 stars from 17 reviews
Address 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
This is the big one you've heard about or seen pictures of. It's a mega resort complex of many buildings, pools, restaurants and shops.

Features
• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel
• Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Resort
• Property: Business Center • Property: Dining On Site
• Property: Stores On Site • Recreation: Gear Rentals
• Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Pool
• Recreation: Water Slides

Matt Anderson's Take
Where do we even start with Hilton Hawaiian Village? You've probably heard of this place because it's such a massive property (in both size and popularity) and thus a massive part of Waikiki.

It's made up of several (dare I say a plethora?) high rise style hotel buildings, where each one could essentially be it's own resort hotel complex. The one with the enormous rainbow on the side, that you've probably seen pictures of, is the Rainbow Tower and is one of the better options since it is one that is right on the beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Kahanamoku Beach @ Waikiki and has some amazing view options.

There are several pool areas on the property as well, though like most Waikiki area hotels the pool areas lack in size and luster. The Paradise Pool (located near the lagoon) is your best bet as it has slides and a bit more of what you would expect from a mega resort like this. Still, none of the pool areas are all that spectacular compared to other non-Waikiki area offerings or hotels on other islands.

There are tons of food and restaurant (such as Pronto Pickle) options on the property as well as tons of shopping options here. If you can't find what you want, just take a walk down the street because this is Waikiki and everything is just a short walk away.

It's popular with tourists, and for good reason! This is Waikiki so everything gets packed in and there is no greater example of that than this property. If you've experienced the sprawling Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island then imagine that same experience (sans the monorail and boat transportation) packed into one quarter of the space. That's how this village feels.

The property is very well maintained. If you are staying in Waikiki then this is a pretty good option all around. If you are staying in Waikiki and have kids it's probably one of the best options (maybe the best). Of course, if you don't like crowds and lines of people everywhere you go (food, shops, whatever) then this may not be your hotel and Waikiki may not be the best place for you to stay on Oahu (look at other options like Ko'Olina or the Turtle Bay Resort for example).

Hilton Hawaiian Village has been the backdrop is many TV shows such as Hawaiian Eye, Hawaii Five-O, Beverly Hills 90210, Pacific Blue, and Baywatch Hawaii.
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Brett D
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 56
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We had the pleasure of visiting here on several days as we had friends who belong to the Hilton Grand Vacation Club and were kind enough to invite us to spend some time here. On one visit we enjoyed the Friday Night Free Fireworks which were enjoyed by all. The Hilton Village Waikiki Beach Resort is the place to stay if you have the finances to do so. Unfortunately for us, we stayed elsewhere as our budget was not as friendly as our friends. The amenities they have to offer here are above and beyond. I hope to one day be able to stay here not just visit it.
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marie h
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
We stayed in the Rainbow tower after a simple question at check in "Can we get an upgrade" and the answer was YES! We loved our 5 nite stay. Clean and tons of shopping and restaurants. Best part was the fireworks every friday evening.
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Sharon W
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 25
Likes Received: 0
One of the best places to stay! Beautiful views and had everything you can imagine. I will go again and again!
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Kerrie R
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 44
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Being a member of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club you know that when you stay at a Hilton resort you are staying in perfection. Nothing is ever too much, from getting an extra baking tray to just simply vacuuming the floors. The staff are always so helpful. We love staying here more so you are close to all facilities, there is a grocery store about a 10 min walk away, and most shopping complexes are very close also. Then not to mention you walk out of the hotel into the grounds of the HHV and then straight onto the beach where this beach is beautiful and pristine. There is so much to do and eat around the village you simply don't need to leave to enjoy your stay! We just loving staying in the rainbow tower and sleeping with the doors open - this is simply bliss.
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Karen E
Joined: Oct 2016
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
This resort is amazing. We stayed for two weeks, and had the best time. In the middle of summer be prepared for WIFI to be a bit strained, as there are a lot of guests staying at this time of year, but we mentioned that we were having issues and had a reduction in the resort fees offered for the inconvenience.

We didn't need to leave the grounds if we didn't want to as this place has everything we could possibly need right there: ABC stores, Starbucks, Round Table Pizza and many other restaurants and bars available for all budgets. You can walk along the beach into the Waikiki shopping district, or just go and swim in the lagoon, or in one of the pools they have there. There is even a pool for the kids with a slide, heaps of fun for everyone.

The rooms are well appointed, and the views are awesome. Fireworks on Friday nights, and movies on the lawn for the kids during the week and on the weekends. Mum and dad can go for a drink or two while the kids watch the movies. Just an awesome place.
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Kim--4309
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
This hotel is massive. It's the type of place you can stay at and not leave. There's several pools, restaurants, water sport activities, shows, etc. Any rooms I've stayed in are updated and clean. Check in always has a line, since the hotel is so large, but it moves fast. There's a great restaurant to watch the Thursday night fireworks on the water. The lagoon is great for kids. I'd definitely recommend this hotel for families since there is so much to do. But make sure you get out of the hotel and check out the rest of the island.
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Heather
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 16
Likes Received: 2
If you love touristy hotel type vacations, this is for you! However, I myself do not prefer that experience, so I did not "love" my time there. We stayed here in May 2015 for one night before our vacation rental house was ready on the North Shore. This place is HUGE and offers plenty of shopping and dining options as well as options for activities. And because this place is so huge, it can be confusing to navigate. I got confused (not quite lost) trying to find the tower with our room a couple of times, but I'm sure I would have learned my way around the resort more easily if we stayed longer than just one day.
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lelie h
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
Best place to stay in Oahu!
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aukanaii
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
The food here was great there's a lot of things to do around that area to keep you busy. I only stayed there once but it was still a nice time to be there and have a wonderful view from the hotel room
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sarah s
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 5
Likes Received: 1
Love this place for a fantastic resort. If you're traveling with kids it's a true destination resort. I was lucky enough to visit twice a year as a child and have the most fantastic memories of the Hawaiian Village. The lagoon is a wonderland that keeps kids playing all day and the fireworks on Friday nights are iconic Honolulu. Our favourite rooms are corner suites ocean view in the Rainbow Tower.
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