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.
For 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.
The 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.