Sheraton Hotel Waikiki Review


Sheraton Waikiki.  It’s been several years since I have stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki, perhaps the largest 4-5 star hotel on Oahu.  This 1000+ room hotel dominates the Waikiki beach skyline.   Our room on the hotel’s 29th floor situated on the wing overlooking Diamond Head gave perhaps the finest views of this great landmark, as well as giving excewllent         overlooking many of the other major hotels, including the famous “Pink Palace” and Moana Surfrider situated next door.

IMG_2436For a 4-5 star hotel the rooms were well laid out and comfortable.  The balcony was a good size and a most pleasant place to relax and take in the great scenery.  In the early evening, when the sun is setting, the live Polynesian music from the neighbouring hotels wafted to our balcony, making for a very pleasant experience.

The property has many shops off the foyer including an excellent convenience store offering a variety of products including fresh fruit and snackfood.  This store seemed well patronized throughout the day and evening.  There were also top of the line jewellery, clothing, beachwear, chocolate and cookie  shops to tempt guests.

There were several pool areas, including one with a water slide for children and a new infinity pool that was very popular with guests.

IMG_2705The hotel is well situated on the beach, literally in the heart of the Waikiki shopping precinct.  For the young adults, one of the ground floor bars became a very loud disco in the evening, attracting a large following of locals as wells as hotel guests.

With the exception of one check-in clerk, all staff at the Sheraton Waikiki were very helpful and friendly.

Again I must say, most rooms offer outstanding views of Waikiki Beach and the ocean, especially those rooms situated on the left side of the building, where the views of Diamond Head were absolutely spectacular.

I look forward to returning.

As, seemingly in all Starwood properties, hand rails in bathrooms and shower areas, make it easy for less mobile and senior guests.

Many of the premier properties in Waikiki are owned or operated by Starwood and a big plus is that meals and drinks from any of these properties may be charged to your room at whichever property one is staying at.

If your wondering why I have several hotels reviewed in Waikiki, it’s because I usually spend a month there each year and stay at several hotels, that each have something different to offer.

About John Pond, J.P.

Pioneer in television as producer of thousands of hours of TV shows on Australian and American television including Graham Kennedy, Tommy Leonetti, People in Conflict, Hollywood Bowl, Major Specials and Dr John‘s Casebook TV Shows. TV manager J. Walter Thompson & McCannErickson Advertising and head of production for Columbia Pictures TV. John changed careers to the hospitality industry working for Sydney’s top 5 star hotel as director of sales and marketing and GM. Then with Harrah’s/Caesar's World, the world’s largest hotel and casino group in Nevada. Playboy Magazine in Chicago, head of worldwide PR/Marketing, for their Resorts, Clubs, Hotels & Casinos. Producer at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Co-creator of hit US network TV show Joker, Joker, Joker, first TV show to give away a million dollars. Writer travel articles for magazines and newspapers including Washington Post, New York Times, American Playboy as well as local Australian papers and magazines. In the USA represented many personalities including Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Mel Torme, and many other major names. John is Editor at Sea of Australia’s leading cruise magazine, Travel & Cruise writer for The Retiree Magazine, Destinations Magazine and Spectator Group of Newspapers. John reviews cruise ships, Destinations and Hotels, and is ably assisted by his Associate Editor Sandra Tiltman.
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