Pacific Beach Hotel
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This Hotel has almost completed its renovations. The rooms are improved and furnished and its location is great.We are regular Waikiki visitors but this was our first stay here. The OceanFront rooms had an amazing aspect. Good sizing and nicely decorated. Sadly, the bathroom size was tiny. Barely enough space to squeeze everything in. How they got the sizing wrong for their premium rooms is beyond me.We were fortunate to get these rooms at a great rate so i can't complain. We did know about the ongoing construction and renovations [which didn't really impact us] but the elevator waiting time and access was very annoying.The area around the Hotel is a bit of a concern, McDonalds next door and the beach area opposite has the highest level of homeless and drifters on Waikiki BeachHow does a Hotel like this, any many others keep charging 'Resort Fees' is beyond me. It is becoming a blatant money grab. Soon or later people will have enough of these hidden costs and travel elsewhere PS: the new carpet has to be seen to believed. Beyond shocking
I chose this place as it was cheaper during the refurbishment and building, other than the slow lifts it was a good call. Rooms are nice and modern, they have had a refresh not complete fit out, expect just a lick of paint and new furniture, don't expect a whole new hotel. Room was clean and modern, comfortable beds and pillows. Downside is the aircon is pretty noisy so if you cant sleep unless its totally quite then there would be a problem. Great location, helpful staff and plenty of food and activities close by. Good location to the beach. They have a good supply of towels and chairs that are easy to access, refillable drink bottles and water stations. Most of the hotel was closed for renovations so cannot comment of pool areas, gym or restaurants. Wi-Fi is really good, fast and stable, tv and channels are good, water pressure and bathrooms nice. The light in the bathroom went out, we told them on the way to dinner and it was fixed by the time we got back, excellent
Before we left England we were told of the renovations & asked if we wanted to change hotels, I am so glad we stuck with this hotel. Yes there are renovations going on but we were aware of this before we arrived. When we arrived we were given a choice of rooms, either in the beach tower, where work was ongoing, or in the ocean tower. As rooms were ready first in the beach tower we went with this so we could get out into Honolulu. The work really didn't worry us as we were up around the the time work started & obviously they finished around5pm. The newly renovated rooms are absolutely gorgeous & I wish we could see the finished renovations as I am sure the hotel will be fantastic. Every member of staff we encountered was lovely and they couldn't do enough for you. Beach chairs and towels were available each day, an added bonus. Please don't let the renovations deter you from visiting, as long as you know what to expect it's all good. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Overall, I have no major complaints but it wasn't quite the experience I had hoped for. Let's start with the positive. I had a room that was renovated apparently and it was quite nice. Spacious, nice view of the ocean, comfy beds, comfy pillows, enough outlets, very clean, even a bidet in the bathroom and heated seats even! We were a quick walk to the beach across the street and plenty of shopping and places to eat nearby. They also have beach chairs that you can take with you which was pretty cool.So now the not so good. Valet took forever. There is no pool right now, they are sharing with the Hilton I think they said. There is no restaurant, so no room service. The elevators were terribly slow and one wasn't working. Although the construction stops at a reasonable hour, it was a bit loud. Normally this would not be an issue since most people aren't in their rooms during the day, but I happened to get sick while I was there and needed to take a nap and it was not easy. But I did know it was under construction when I booked, so I took a chance. Overall, I was pretty pleased and no real complaints.
The new rooms in the Beach tower are lovely. Beautifully decorated in driftwood tonings with a superb new bed. We booked an oceanfront room which had fantastic views up and down the beach. The room was nicely furnished and very comfortable. We didn’t notice any disruption from the renovations except that there were only two elevators working. Not sufficient for a hotel of this size. The only poor point is the bathroom which is really too small. There’s hardly room to get in and close the door behind you. The bath is shallow and so small it would have been better to have installed shower cubicles which would have made the space work much better. A makeup mirror and some more towel rails would be appreciated too. There’s not much point leaving out notices asking guests to reuse their towels if you don’t provide the space to hang them up. Also there’s only one waste bin which is in the bathroom. There needs to be a bigger one in the room. The hotel is well situated with the beach just over the road and plenty of shops, fast food places etc nearby. It’s an easy walk up and down the beachfront to the beautifully renovated International Marketplace, The Cheesecake Factory, etc. There are plenty of convenience stores nearby. Our only gripe was with the $20 a day resort fee. Even when it’s completed, the hotel is hardly going to be a resort but at present, it doesn’t even have the facilities you expect from a decent hotel. No pool, no restaurant, no bar, the fitness center advertised as closed for several months. The lobby is tiny with nowhere comfortable to sit. You’re supposed to sit outside in the heat while waiting for a taxi. All you seemed to get for this so-called resort fee was a tiny, insulated bag, a weird, water bottle advertising the hotel, and use of a beach chair and towel. Very poor value for $20 a day. We felt it was an absolute nerve charging an extra fee for a hotel with no facilities.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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- 837 rooms
- 2 a la carte restaurants
- 1 pool
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Business centre
- Golf nearby
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Internet access (fee)
- Iron and ironing board
- Table and Chairs
- Max occupancy: 4
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Pacific Beach HotelHonolulu,United States
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2490 Kalakakua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3286
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