Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
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Great cabana room with an ocean view! All staff warm and friendly! Newly engaged, we decided to take advantage of the complimentary photo session with Blinnk Photography... Possible engagement photos?? YES! Photographer Melissa was amazing, and just the sweetest! My fiancé and I loved the photos she captured, as well as working with her! Mahalo Marriott and Blinnk!
We didn't know they were undergoing renovations when we booked. I think we should have been warned. They upgraded us to a newly renovated room which was fine. I guess due to the renovation the hotel had much fewer guests that usual so the pools and beach areas were not that busy which was a plus.Considering the price it's a good cost/benefit hotel.
We understood that the hotel was undergoing renovations and decided to stay anyway. We were very glad that we did. We had a fourth floor, garden view room with two double beds (and could easily see the ocean from our lanai). There was plenty of space for two adults and our two 14 year old sons, though we were really only in the room to sleep. The boys loved the beach and the pool area. It was not crowded, which made the property even more enjoyable. We were hoping that we could do some boogie boarding but that's not possible at this beach because of the short rock wall a dozen feet from shore and the lack of waves. They do have a rental shack for snorkels and SUPs, though. We really liked the area and would stay at this property again when traveling to the Big Island.
We came to this resort for a quick 2 night stay to kick off 8 days on the island and celebrate my 40th, anniversary, and finishing graduate school at night while working with three kids. It was a huge celebration. Marriott is my favorite hotel and for this area the prices for a big room were fair. The construction made it like walking through an abandoned strip mall to get to the hotel grounds, but as other reviewers have said--who cares, you are there for the pool, beach, and room.The pluses: The beds were perfect. There was a mini fridge for our snacks. The bathroom was great. The see through wall didn't bother us. The room was clean. The pools were immaculate. We spent almost all of 3 days swimming in the pools or hiking the small lava trail around toward the Hilton, where there are beautiful tidepools full of urchins and fish. The beach is down a beautiful path from the pools, directly accessible from the hotel. We didn't care about night access. All the rooms seem to face the ocean and had a sunset view. The porches were great and the kids enjoyed them a lot. Because of all the constructions the hotel was at a fraction of capacity and we were able to enjoy the pool and beach even more without crowds. There are PLENTLY of great food options at the shopping mall just less than .25 mile, one block away, including restaurants, Starbucks, and a fabulous grocery store (save your receipts and get a coffee mug for every $100 spent or a canvas tote for every $300).The minuses: we could hear the elevator all night every night. The check in person was busy giving free amenities to some man on the phone when I arrived but when checking me in wouldn't greet me or smile back at me or say anything nice about the arrival. I had alerted Marriott that this was a very special trip to us (and all the reasons why) and I have booked dozens of business meetings and countless business trips with Marriott so that was a huge disappointment. And in our 3 days there, only the room service attendant asked how our stay was going. I understand that the staff was possibly a skeleton crew because of the construction, and while this was a big deal for me on this tripI usually wouldn't have noticed the staff. So I'm giving this lovely resort 5 stars for the beautiful location, great value, fabulous grounds. Would I return if booking a hotel on this coast? Yes.
We stayed here under a promotion package offered by Marriott. As platinum members, we expected our accommodations to be up to Marriott standards. They were not. We were placed in the Cabana building, which is on the far end of the property and is not being renovated. The rooms were large, but the building was old and badly in need of repairs. It looked like an old apartment building that has been converted to hotel rooms. The location required walking quite a ways to the main building and there was limited lighting provided along the path. We were not happy with the room.The pools were very nice. There are four pools - three of which are heated. The infinity pool is heated and deep and the sandy-bottom children's pool was very nice. The beach access is very good and the fish ponds are interesting and unusual for a beach hotel.Access to the hotel is strange and convoluted. Getting to the lobby is like walking through a maze. Hopefully this will be corrected when the renovations are complete.We won't be back.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and SpaKona,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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