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Review: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is located steps away from the most famous stretch of Waikiki Beach and offers a soothing blend of sun, surf and fun with its island inspired decor and a family friendly atmosphere. 

Resort Overview:
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort is an upscale mega-resort with 1,230 guestrooms, each with a private lanai, with a modern island inspired decor with hues of the blue ocean featured throughout.  The resort has a prime location on Kalakaua Avenue across from the beach and the famous Duke Kahanamoku statue on Waikiki Beach. 

The resort is comprised of two colossal towers with an open-air atrium between the two towers.  You'll find great dining options, a rejuvenating Na Ho ola Spa and a huge open-air atrium featuring over sixty shops, boutiques and food options when you stay here.  World famous shopping and dining is only steps away on Kalakaua Avenue and the Ala Moana Center.

The resort is also conveniently located near popular destinations such as the Honolulu Zoo, Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head State Monument.

Resort Highlights:
Resort highlights include the following :

  • An outdoor pool overlooking famed Waikiki Beach. Private pool cabanas are available for full or half day rental for up to three people per cabana. 
  • With over 60 retail shops, the Pualeilani Atrium Shops at Hyatt boasts world-class shopping in three levels of unique one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores encircling the open-air Atrium
  • Overlooking world-famous Waikiki Beach, Na Ho'ola Spa is an oasis of tranquility, inspiring health and wellness through the practice of Hawaiian culture, values and arts. 
  • Beach chairs and beach towels for taking across the street to the beach as well as all Oahu beaches
  • Hertz / Car rental onsite
  • Cultural classes: weekday classes in lei making, ukulele, and hula
  • Tour the Hawaiian Music and Dance Hall of Fame Historical Exhibit
  • Aloha Fridays featuring live music, fire-knife dancing, and more in the Great Hall
  • Activities for children
  • Farmers Market showcasing artisanal gifts and food products
  • Complimentary access to thousands of magazines and newspapers with PressReader
  • Parking is available by valet for $50/night or you can self-park for $40.

Note that is a resort fee, and it's a little steep in my opinion, coming in at $37/night (plus tax).  The resort fee includes complimentary half hour Biki bikeshare for two, 2 water bottles, Hyatt tote bag, savings coupons, StayFit gym access, cultural activities and lessons.

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort features some of the largest guestrooms in Waikiki and has 1,230 guest rooms, each with a private lanai and are designed to be smart, intuitive, and timeless with complimentary wifi and a Google Chromecast in all guestrooms.

Room view categories vary between Ocean Front, Partial Ocean View and Waikiki/Mountain View, with some suites and also regency club lounge rooms on the higher floors on the two towers. 

Ocean Front rooms overlook the warm waters of the Pacific and famous Waikiki, with its majestic palm tree lined Kalakaua Avenue. 

Partial Ocean View rooms may include views of the city center, beach activities, hotel atrium, and Diamond Head Crater,  with stretches of views of the turquoise Pacific Ocean. 

Waikiki/Mountain View rooms feature views of the city and Ko’olau Mountain Range.

If you upgrade to a Regency Club Room, you'll get access to VIP extras like the Regency Club Lounge with complimentary Continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres.

There are two main dining areas at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort that features the Shor Restaurant and The Buffet at Hyatt in the evenings and the Swim Poolside Bar.

Mornings at Shor feature the largest breakfast buffet in Waikiki.

The Buffet at Hyatt is an ideal dinner option for foodies with hearty appetites, with an array of fresh island foods, local seafood and salt crusted prime rib nightly.

Swim Poolside Bar and Lounge serves tropical cocktails and lite fare.

There is also room service available or if you have access, the Regency Club Lounge.

Overall Impression:
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki is perfect for a couples retreat or a family getaway to Oahu.  If you're planning a long stay on Oahu, I'd recommend staying here for a couple of nights to explore Waikiki and its fabulous shopping, dining and world-famous Waikiki Beach and then venture off to another part of the island like Ko Olina or the North Shore, for a more relaxing getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

I've stayed here a couple of times in years past and am pleased with the dining options onsite, regency club lounge and location in Waikiki.  It's a great value in Waikiki and you get all of the great amenities you'd come to expect from the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Resort brands.

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