• Review of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikīkī

    February 19, 2013

    After our hike at Diamond Head and breakfast at Bogart’s, Mal and I headed back to the hotel. I blogged while Mal went to buy a new pair of sunglasses. He forgot his at home, so, thankfully, there’s a TON of shopping nearby.

    A little while later, it was time for me to tour the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikīkī where Mal and I are staying for the first two nights of our trip. (As I mentioned in my previous posts, the Oahu Tourism Bureau is sponsoring my part of the trip. We’ll move to another hotel later today for the remainder of our time on Oahu.) I met with Darla Won, Director of Marketing, in the lobby of the hotel and then she took me around to see the property.

    But, before I show you pictures from my tour, here are a few shots of our room!

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    Nice, right? Our hotel room also has a beautiful oceanfront view. In fact, all of the rooms at the Hawaii Price Hotel Waikki have floor-to-ceiling views of the water and coastline.

    The first stop of the tour was the lobby. The 538 guest rooms are situated in two towers and sit on top of five floors, which contain all kinds of dining options—from a grab-and-go café (where I got iced coffees and bananas the day before) to a fancy, fine dining restaurant with “melt-in-your-mouth-sushi” according to Darla.

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    The Prince Court, which is a more casual dining option, offers a really great salad bar and buffet for breakfast and lunch.

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    Everything looked really fresh!

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    The Hawaiian Price Hotel also has a spa and salon that offers a variety of treatments and services.

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    As well as a small fitness center.

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    There’s also a gorgeous pool and hot tub that overlooks the ocean.

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    There’s also a nearby snack shop.

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    Not on-site, but part of the hotel is the Hawaii Prince Golf Course, which has 27 holes and was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. (Isn’t an “Arnold Palmer” a delicious cocktail? Haha!) There’s a free shuttle that takes you to the course right from the hotel. The other two Prince Resorts Hawaii properties (there are three hotels in total) have golf courses on-site.

    And, finally, what’s really great about the Hawaiian Prince Hotel is that it has such a convenient location. The drive from the airport was only about 10-15 minutes and it’s walking distance to the beach, shopping, dining, and the Hawaii Convention Center—everything is close by!

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    { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Sarah February 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    No an Arnold Palmer not a cocktail….it’s half lemonade, half iced tea. A John Daly, who is a golfer and an infamous drunk is an Arnold Palmer with vodka.


    Tina February 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Oooh, yes! You’re right! 🙂


    Amy February 20, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I have to say, I am surprised you are not at a nicer hotel. There are so many gorgeous hotels in the center of Oahu. This resembles more of a cheaper airplane hotel option but I would have expected the Tourism Bureau to put you up at nicer options.


    Alyssa February 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Hmm, comfy beds, flat screen TVs with cable, outdoor heated pool and hot tub and a nice fitness center…I sound like a snob, but I’m talking about vacationing at a hotel…not just your 1 night overnight stay 🙂


    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The hotel looks awesome! That pool is amazing, I may actually not mind swimming laps there, ha!


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