Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
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Took advantage of the new Vacation Club portion of the resort. Had a wonderful one bedroom room with a view of the ocean and the mountains. This side of the resort has been recently updated. While the units don't have full kitchens ( at least ours didn't), they are spacious and comfortable. The infinity pool has been recently added which made for a nice place to relax if you didn't want to head down to the beach at A-bay. The pool area does need more umbrellas for shade but that was my only feedback. We will certainly return for another stay. The location is great for exploring the north side of the island.
If you are planning to stay at the Mariott I recommend to sign up for their rewards programm, they offer better rates. One of the most important things in the hotel for me is the bed. The bed was very comfortable (not the best) but we great sleep. Rooms are very cozy. Loved the pools & the beach. The staff is super friendly. Luau was ok, the show after made it though. We are staying here next year for sure!
Clean spacious roomsLovely grounds and poolsSuperb customer service especially the front desk staffGood eats and drinksVery impressiveGlad we stayed thereClose to stores, restaurants and shoppingOnly downside is paying for parking but that's not MarriottThe parking is separately ownedTry it out
The Marriott Waikoloa Village is a really nice resort on A-Bay on the Big Island. All beaches in Hawaii are public, so keep in mind, any beach activities are not included in your stay. But A-Bay is a beautiful salt and pepper beach, which means it's partially crushed lava rock and sand, and on Saturdays there are canoe races and bands around, so it's a lot of fun. Just beware, the resort is set back from the ocean, and has the pools as the focus, as the ocean is public and not private.The room in the hotel are ok, be prepared to hear your neighbors and anyone outside walking by, but they are comfortable. The rooms are not very Hawaiian but very corporate Marriott feel, so if you're looking for a Hawaiian feel in the design of the room, then the Marriott isn't for you. The rooms are fine- they are new, clean, nice, and have a nice bathroom, but won't blow you away with it's amenities. It's worth it to pay for the pool view as the ocean view isn't guaranteed to get much of the ocean if you're not a giraffe, as it takes a bit of imagination and angles to see the water. There's only one restaurant and bar, and the front desk staff is a bit cold. The people you need to know are the bell staff, they kinda run the place and are awesome guys and gals! If you need any recommendations or anything ask them!We stayed in the Vacation Club as well, which was fantastic. The Vacation Club is a condo club through Marriott and is only suites. The rooms were just done in May and are very spacious. Having a kitchen and a living area was great, and being on the ground floor and near the BBQ's was great- also you can't hear anyone so much in the rooms. Also being able to head out of our unit right onto the grounds was great.About the grounds- the lobby and pools are the focal points. They are both nice, but except for these, there's not much the resort offers. One tennis court, one ping pong table, a fitness room, one restaurant and a spa of the side of the check-in area at a beach resort in the lobby. Not much offered aside from 3 nice pools: one infinity and is large, one sand bottomed for kids, and one that a slide dumps in. These pools all have hot tubs as well and the pools are open 24 hours a day, which is great. I'd say for the value, it is probably the best hotel in the Kohala area. It's kid friendly, and they don't try to nickel and dime you at other points.With the other major hotels in the area, if you are looking at the direct area and are picking between the Hilton or the Marriott I strongly recommend staying at the Marriott. The Hilton is massive and there are kids everywhere, so it's insanely loud. There's no problem with that, but if you are looking at a more quiet and intimate trip, it's not for you! Ascetically, the Marriott is much simpler and cleaner looking than the Hilton, and you don't feel like you're in a mosh-pit of people!In comparison to the Fairmont, the Marriott pales in comparison of beauty. The lush trees, grass, and a small private man-made beach is pretty amazing. Over 5 restaurants to choose from, from a bar to a jackets-only restaurant it has an amazing selection. Incredible tennis courts and golf courses line the property, and their spa with no walls in INCREDIBLE! Listening to waves crash on the beach as you get a massage in amazing. But, with the Fairmont, it is larger and much more crowded than the Marriott. It's easy to feel lost there, and the customer service isn't fantastic. It does have a more Hawaiian feel to it, but at the same time, it is very friendly to Asian tourists, so it caters to them well and to their needs. Compared to the Four Seasons, there's no comparison, aside from the hurt to the bank account. Didn't have a lot of time to see the Mauna Kea or Hapuna Beach Hotels, so sorry, can't compare them to the Marriott!I'd say, the Marriott is a great value and a nice hotel, and recommend staying there if you plan on touring all day and need a place to sleep and jump in a pool. It's not as kid friendly as the Hilton, although it is in it's own right, but with the sand-bottom pool and the slide it caters to that as well. The only drawbacks is that you can hear your neighbor and anyone in the hall, and that the resort fee and parking fee get a bit steep. But I highly recommend staying in the Vacation Club if you want a bit more privacy, as it is not on the pool side, and a bit more room but with a high cost. All in all, would come back again.
We stayed here for one night before heading to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, which I will also review. My husband and I differed with our opinion on this property as he thought it was fantastic and I thought it was average, thus the "Very good" rating. As far as what we agreed on: we liked that there was a beach, we loved the open air lobby as well as the welcome gift for being an elite member, we also liked the pool and the area to sit upstairs and have a drink and look at the water. The welcome Mai Thais were a nice touch and we appreciated getting the 20% off at the buffet even though it was still over priced. My husband really really liked the beach and while I did too, I thought the sand was really coarse (indicating a newer beach) and I didn't think it was that pretty. I also felt like the pool area was small and unless you wanted to pay to rent a cabana, there was no shade. I was also disappointed that there is only one restaurant on property, so you have to leave for every meal unless you want to really overpay to eat. The most disappointing thing for me was our room. While our room had a nice pool view, we had an adjoining room with someone else and we could hear everything going on in their room and I mean everything from them showering, going to the bathroom, and even using the toilet paper, to their entire conversation. I was really glad we weren't staying there the entire time because I have no interest in hearing the entire goings on in the room next door nor do I have an interest in people hearing me. I loved that the parking was included in the resort fee and that you could walk to many restaurants nearby.
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- Items of a personal nature
- 555 Rooms
- Buffet restaurant
- A la carte restaurant (Hawaii Calls Restaurant)
- BBQ/grill Royal
- Hawaiian Luau (traditional Hawaiian Luau every Wednesday and Sunday evening)
- Kona Coffee Shop (open for breakfast, specialty coffee, pastries)
- 3 bars
- Heated infinity pool
- Kids pool
- 3 whirlpools
- Anaeho'omalu Bay (golden crescent sand beach on-site)
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness Centre
- 6 tennis courts (hard court)
- Golf (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Scuba centre (fee)
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Business centre
- Coin-operated laundromat
- Internet station (fee)
- Parking (fee)
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 double sofa bed
- Full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Cable TV
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- Internet access
- Bathrobe for use during stay
- Max Occupancy: 4
For the Kids - Kids pool.
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and SpaKona,United States
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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