For the second part of our trip, the Oahu Visitor’s Bureau arranged a 3-night stay at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk for Mal and me. We both really loved this hotel and would definitely stay there if we visited Oahu again.
Price-wise, the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach is a little more expensive than other hotels in the area, but you get so much included with your stay. It definitely pays for itself in the end, especially if you have a family.
Ok, let’s start with our room!
All of the rooms at the hotel are one- or two-bedroom suites, so there’s a bedroom and separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed.
There’s also a kitchen area with a microwave, mini refrigerator, sink, and coffeemaker, which was great for storing leftovers and snacks.
The bathroom had a full tub with shower, lots of counter space, and fancy bath products from Crabtree & Evelyn.
And, of course, I can’t forget the sweet balcony with amazing views!
The hotel has a gorgeous pool and whirlpool.
The pool area includes a bar with friendly bartenders and delicious cocktails.
The hotel also provides a complimentary breakfast and manager’s hosted reception every day of the week. If you have kids or like to enjoy some cocktails on your vacation, this is where you’d really save money!
All guests of the hotel enjoy a full cooked-to-order breakfast daily. I was expecting the typical continental breakfast with pastries, coffee, and cereal, but the Embassy Suites had a substantial selection of offerings.
The hot bar changed a little bit from day-to-day. There was always eggs, but the other breakfast options alternated between tater-tots, homefries, rice, sausage, bacon, etc.
There was also an omelet station with all sorts of fresh, healthy ingredients to chose from.
In addition to the complimentary breakfast, a Manger’s Reception was held daily during happy hour. I figured it would include wine and beer, but when Mal and I arrived on our first night at the hotel, we saw a menu with all sorts of available cocktails. Sweet!
The happy hour also included snacks (chips, crackers, pretzels, veggies, nuts).
And live music.
Really good live music!
After the Manager’s Reception on our final night at the hotel, Mal and I dressed up and went to dinner at Roy’s Waikiki, which is located on the ground level of the Embassy Suites.
Our meal at Roy’s was outstanding! Once again, Mal and I were all about the sushi and ordered a bunch of it.
It was so amazing—lots of interesting flavor combinations—and we chowed down. We both left dinner feeling pretty full, but all we had to do was take the elevator back up to our room.
As for fitness, there’s a good-size gym with lots of new cardio equipment and free weights.
There’s also a 60-minute yoga class offered in the mornings. It’s usually offered outside on the Grand Lanai, but, unfortunately, it was raining the morning I took it, so we practiced inside. The class was offered in both English and Japanese, so the instructor switched back and forth between languages as she taught class. Her delivery was seamless—and impressive!
The hotel also provides free WiFi and use of the business center to print plane tickets, for instance. There’s also laundry facilities on-site in case you’re staying for a longer period of time and need to wash a few things.
And, finally, the location of this hotel was awesome. It was just steps from Waikiki Beach and tons of shopping and restaurants. Mal and I barely used our rental car when we stayed at the Embassy Suites.
As you can see, Mal and I really enjoyed our time at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk. It’s a fabulous hotel with a ton to offer. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for a place to stay on Oahu!
Question of the Day
What’s the nicest hotel you’ve ever stayed at?