Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

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Phone (808) 949-4321
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.

• 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

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.