Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki – Wonderful Experience – Best View on the Beach!

Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - Wonderful Experience - Best View on the Beach!

As I pulled into the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, my driver blurted out, “This is one of the nicest hotels on the island.” Indeed it was.  What was in store for me during my visit was unimaginable prior to stepping foot onto the property.  Not just another nice hotel, this is thee travel destination for VIP’s.  As I toured the property, I thought to myself that this could possibly be one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets.  Today, I am going to take you through my personal experiences during my visit at this grand hotel.

First Impression

My tour was conducted by Dara, Darla, and Ayaka who were gracious enough to sit and speak with me about the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and my experiences in Hawaii thus far.  They gave me a general overview, and I was presented with a packet of materials that went over the specs of the property.  In addition to my meeting and tour, I went back to the hotel a second time and wrote this article based on both my guided tour and solo experience.  My guided tour was conducted on 4/16, and my sole experience took place on Easter during the evening hours after a long day of holiday foot traffic.

What I can honestly say is that the level of customer service was consistently great.  During the evening of April 20th, I participated in the hotel’s holiday dinner buffet.  I made reservations and was impressed at how each of the wait staff referred to me by name addressing me throughout my meal.  I can’t say that I have ever experienced that at any hotel. Outside of the dining experience, as I walked through the property I couldn’t help but feel as if the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki was the beginning of a lifetime of memories. This hotel is the ideal location for a honeymoon or lost weekend with a loved one. During the start of the tour on April 16th, Darla casually mentioned that all of the rooms in the hotel have an ocean front view.  I responding by saying, “You’re joking right”?!   

Each and every single room at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki has this spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.  I know that I am writing as if I am doing copy for a commercial, but in all honesty I could have lived and died by the views from the rooms on the property.  The epitome of beauty of the Hawaiian Islands can be seen through the windows of the Hawaii Prince hotel.  Don’t just take my word for it, look at the pictures below and judge for yourself.  Additionally, all of the room have floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall views.  From the standard rooms, to the penthouses… every room can be easily referred to as a VIP suite.  The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki consist of 2 towers, 541 guest suites which include 57 luxury suites, a swimming pool overlooking the harbor, and a Gulf Club designed by Arnold Palmer (separate from property, shuttle service provided). 

Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - Wonderful Experience - Best View on the Beach!

location, Location, LOCATION!

My visit to Hawaii was the first of many to come.  During my six week stay here I realized that although there is almost never a bad view in Hawaii, there are some views that are better than others.  The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki host one of the best views on Waikiki.  The way the hotel is positioned, it puts you on the less crowded end of Waikiki. You will surely appreciate that perk point once you experience the opposite end of the spectrum.  From this location, you also have the best vantage point of the Friday night fireworks… something I guarantee you would want to see as it is spectacular to say the least.  The property has views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which includes 2 yacht clubs, and a stretch of land that was used for the opening sequence of television show, Gilligan’s Island. 

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Sleeping Quarters

There are 10 rooms to each floor. All of the rooms include marble bathrooms, office space, and a view of the ocean.  The bedrooms range in size from 400-1,221 square feet.  Rates can start anywhere from $250 on up depending on time of year, length of stay, and package availability.

Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - Wonderful Experience - Best View on the Beach!Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - Wonderful Experience - Best View on the Beach!Hotel Review: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki - Wonderful Experience - Best View on the Beach!

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The Royal Treatment

The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki experience includes fitness rooms with ocean views, cultural and fitness activities, on-site DaySpa and beauty salon, business center, and free shuttle service to their 27-hole golf club.

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Food and Spirits

Honestly, one of the best buffet experiences can be found at the Prince Court restaurant located inside of the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki.  I have visited other restaurants with similar setups and I wasn’t as impressed as I was here.  There is a different theme for each night which may include Japanese, Hawaiian, American, and Brunch… they keep it interesting for guest not looking to venture to far from the property.

The Reef Lounge is home to one of the friendliest bartenders on the island, Larry. He made a drink called the Royal Prince that consisted of Bourbon, Passion Fruit Puree, and OJ.  It is basically a tropical bourbon Mai Tai.  It was extremely delicious!

The TMT gals highly recommend the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki without reservation.  With is comfortable rooms, phenomenal views, excellent service and yummy food it is the perfect location for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend with a loved one.

Check out the slideshow below for more photos of the hotel!

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48 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Amber Edwards April 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Now that is one amazing hotel! I would have an amazing vacation if I got to indulge in a hotel like this one! I hope one day to go to hawaii and check it out in person.

  2. Tough Cookie Mommy April 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    It certainly looks like you had a wonderful experience. I would love to go to Hawaii on vacation and stay at a beautiful hotel like this one.

  3. Allie April 24, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    This hotel looks perfect. I’m going to Hawaii this summer, I’ll give this place a shot.

  4. Janelle April 24, 2014 at 2:09 am - Reply

    OMG that swimming pool looks amazing! I could hang out there all day.

  5. Pamela April 24, 2014 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Wow, looks like a great come true, would love to visit!

  6. Coolchillmom April 24, 2014 at 6:38 am - Reply

    First thing yay in Hawaii. For dix weeks? Pretty awesome. Glad you found a superb hotel to call home

  7. Sarah Bailey April 24, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Wow what an amazing hotel – I would love to visit Hawaii one day :) x

  8. Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 24, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Wow, I know where I want to stay if I ever make it to Hawaii. That looks like an amazing hotel!

  9. Jocelyn April 24, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I want to be there right now! That looks amazing!

  10. DD April 24, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Looks like a great place to stay. Very nice.

  11. Jennifer Williams April 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    My oldest son is talking about going to a college in Hawaii and while he would be too far away IMO- I would love to visit him there. It is so beautiful.

  12. Lady Lilith April 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    It does look like a amazing place to stay. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photographs.

  13. Pam April 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    This looks like a wonderful place to stay! I love the views from the rooms.

  14. becca April 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Hawaii is on my must see list for sure. This year it’s California next year who knows.

  15. Rosey April 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    A six week stay in Hawaii??? Oh yes, yes, yes, yes, yes please. :) And the hotel looks amazing!

  16. Beth@FrugalFroggie April 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    That looks wonderful. Would love to go!!

  17. lawna April 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    The view was honestly amazing. What a great hotel and trip too! I am so jealous right now!

  18. Liz Mays April 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    It does seem pretty extraordinary! Those big windows just magnify the beauty!

  19. BusyBee April 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness. What an amazing looking hotel. I wish I could be there right now.

  20. Marni | Love and Duck Fat April 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I would love to visit Hawaii someday and this looks like a good place to start! We just got back from Puerto Rico a few weeks ago with a toddler–still recovering.

  21. Veronica April 24, 2014 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Wow, you weren’t kidding about the views. The hotel looks so nice and the room nice and clean

  22. Denise Gabbard April 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    This hotel looks like one of those places they’d have to drag me away from kicking and screaming after I maxed out the credit cards! Very nice– thanks so much for sharing it :)

  23. Fabulous Perks April 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    The hotel really does look amazing. I would love to visit Hawaii and this hotel.

  24. Jen April 25, 2014 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Wow wow wow! this looks STUNNING! I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii!

  25. Jen April 25, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    You were in Hawai for 6 weeks? Ok I’m officially jealous! hehe. But good for you, I love people who travel.

    • Kitty Bradshaw April 26, 2014 at 1:21 am - Reply

      Originally, I was only supposed to be here for 30 days, but then I started working and extended it. This was truly the best time of my life.

  26. Pam April 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    This hotel is amazing. Sounds like they provide everything you need to make your stay comfortable. I emailed this to my husband so he could take a look. We are thinking of traveling to Hawaii in the next year or so.

    • Kitty Bradshaw April 26, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

      Honestly, if you and hubby came… you two would barely leave the room. It is so romantic. Once I decide to settle down, I would like to bring my future husband.

  27. Melanie April 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Wow ! I would love to go there for vacation, that’s an amazing view. Bet it’s completely relaxing

    • Kitty Bradshaw April 26, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply

      It took me about a week to completely adjust from my New York state of mind, to the Hawaiian lifestyle… once I completely deprogrammed, I was at zen :)

  28. Toni April 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    That is a gorgeous hotel. I would love to visit Hawaii sometime.

    • Kitty Bradshaw April 26, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

      You simply must come here… it is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been.

  29. Marielle Altenor April 25, 2014 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Wow this hotel sounds like the perfect spot for a nice getaway! Love the gorgeous view!!

    • Kitty Bradshaw April 26, 2014 at 1:12 am - Reply

      It is perfect for a nice getaway, especially with a significant other.

  30. Dawn April 26, 2014 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Wow! That is a gorgeous view. If I ever visit Hawaii, I will keep this hotel in mind. :)

  31. DD April 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    It looks like perfect weather there. It looks great.

  32. Courtney Pies April 27, 2014 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Wow, this definitely looks like a beautiful hotel! I think it’s so cool that they kept calling you by name during the buffet – so neat!

  33. Allie April 28, 2014 at 1:40 am - Reply

    This looks nice, but I think I’d like to be somewhere a little more remote.

  34. Janelle April 28, 2014 at 1:41 am - Reply

    I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, I hope to some day.

  35. Jocelyn April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am - Reply

    This site just reminds me how badly I need a vacation. :)

  36. BusyBee April 29, 2014 at 7:23 am - Reply

    What an amazing experience, and that view is perfect.

  37. DD April 29, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I’m pretty sure I need to go there.

  38. Erin May 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, sounds like a perfect vacation. I love Hawaii.

  39. MK May 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    This so makes me miss Hawaii, although I’ve never spent time on Oahu, only Maui and Kauai (which is totally my favorite)

  40. Allie May 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    These photos are great, I would love to stay here.

  41. Janelle May 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    That’s it, I’m booking a trip here this summer!!

  42. Pamela May 5, 2014 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful and the hotel seems great.

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