We stayed in the Grand Waikikian tower in a 1 bedroom suite for a family of 4. It was spacious and very nicely appointed. We stayed for 6 nights at the end of March/beginning of April 2012, and the 1 BR was spacious enough that we didn't feel as if we were stepping on each other - we could spread out a bit. The kitchen was functional enough that we cooked nearly every meal in our suite. I highly recommend hitting one of the local farmer's markets for amazing produce. Our 1BR was "city view" which meant facing Ala Moana, a very busy road. In addition, they were doing road construction at night. However, the sliding door and windows installed in the unit was amazing and blocked out 100% of the noise. The Grand Waikikian rooms have a washer/dryer right in the unit, which was great.
The proximity to the lagoon and the beach is what really made it fantastic.
We have two 6 year old kiddos who are good swimmers, but inexperienced in oceans. The beach is excellent - very protected so we didn't have to worry about the kids getting swept out in a big wave. Beaches farther east on Waikiki had a LOT more wave action and I was glad we weren't trying to swim there. But the lagoon was the bigger hit with our kids. They liked that the water was warmer, and had a blast with a stand up paddle board we rented a couple times.
We liked it so much that we will be back again in a few years!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations is located on the grounds of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This 38-story tower heralds a new era of elegance in the oceanfront paradise of Waikiki, a Hawaii destination of romance and dreams, of cultures and cuisines. With the surrounding Hawaiian Village at your doorstep, you can dine in over 20 restaurants and lounges, find that perfect souvenir, or enjoy a wide variety of activities the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy six swimming pools including the new Paradise Pool at Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations. Accommodations include one and two bedroom suites. ... more less
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