Little extras make a big difference at Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk. The suite-only property offers guests complimentary activities, as well as breakfast, evening drinks and snacks – which, in pricey Honolulu, can give the hip pocket a welcome break. Read on for the full review.
With spacious rooms, kids pool, a central location and rescue remedy in the form of a few daily freebies, guests can focus their efforts on that all-important holiday pursuit: relaxation.
Where is Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk?
At the northern tip of Waikiki Beach, about 100 metres back from the beachfront. It takes about 25 minutes by car to reach Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
What’s near Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk?
The beach is where you’ll concentrate your time: the quieter curl of Kahanamoku Beach is about 13 minutes north on foot via the Fort DeRussy boardwalk and Waikiki Beach proper is an even shorter stroll south. Ready for retail therapy? The city’s malls – including Waikiki Shopping Plaza and International Market Place – begin a five minute walk from the lobby.
Suites at Embassy – which encompass one- and two-bedroom options – are on the 21st floor and up, ensuring sweeping views of the city (and beyond). In the separate living space of each room is the TV, sleeper sofa, coffee maker, microwave and extra lanai, overlooking the ocean, pool or streets of Waikiki.
Restaurants and bars
Complimentary breakfast is served on the hotel’s fourth floor and includes a spread of fruits and pastries, alongside an omelette station. If you’re hoping for a lazier beginning to your day, there’s no need to get up – breakfast can also be delivered to your room.
Pakini Bar and Lounge, a palm-ringed pavilion next to the pool, also serves a selection of cocktails, adorned with a wedge of pineapple and a cheerful Maraschino cherry.
Travel for work
Conferences and meetings are easily catered for at Embassy, a wedding venue favourite with indoor meeting space for up to 90 people. Suites have a small round table and chairs for remote working, while ocean view rooms in the Hula Tower include a small (slightly squashy) desk space with stool.
Pool and gym
If the short stroll to the sand seems all too much, the hotel also has a generous on-site pool, with a number of cabanas available for hire for an additional fee. There’s also a children’s pool and nearby hot tub for exhausted parents to collapse into. The hotel’s small fitness centre is part of the Aloha Tower, on level three.
The property is a partner of the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative and Legacy Carbon which has a 50-year plan to plant and electronically track more than 550,000 native and endemic trees, in order to produce effective carbon offsets.
Fourteen rooms throughout the hotel feature standard accessibility and common spaces of the property – from the pool to fitness centre – have entrances suited to disabled guests.
What you need to know
There’s a packed activity schedule here, from Sunday morning hula lessons to sunrise yoga, so be certain to book ahead.
Best for: Families
Number of rooms: 369
Rates: From USD$308
Wi-fi: Included in the daily USD$35 resort fee
Parking: USD$40 a day valet parking
Address: 201 Beach Walk Street, Honolulu
Phone: +1 808-921-2345
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