Fronting Waikiki’s best beach, this unique getaway offers a wide selection of shops, nightly entertainment, weekly fireworks, award-winning restaurants, plush lounges and a pampering menu of treatments at the upscale spa. From the sprawling pool to the selection of Hawaiian cultural activities and the year-round children’s program, guests ranging from families to honeymooners are treated to unforgettable stays at this idyllic Hawaiian retreat.

Location

Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, HI, USA - Honolulu International (HNL) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1957
Last Renovation: 2015
Accessible rooms: 69
All rooms non-smoking: 2860
Floors: 35

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed charge of $50 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The charge is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional charges they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory charge, please see hotel policies.
Advisory Please book and confirm the room type you expect to stay in. Upgrades are very limited at our resort due to high occupancy. A debit/credit card will be authorized at check-in for incidental charges (at $116 per room per day). The hold will be released for any unused portion after check-out at your banks discretion. This fee is an estimate and subject to change at any time.
Advisory The Hotel is pleased to advise that now on every Friday evening the Friday Night Fireworks is resumed.
Advisory A minimum Self-parking fee of $62 Plus tax per day & A Valet parking of $72 Plus tax per day, per vehicle will be charged & collected by the hotel at check-in/check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A minimum Oversize vehicles parking fee of $110 (plus tax) per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but not a guarantee of the final amount due. Please note oversized vehicle parking is very limited and based on availability.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy: Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy: Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information:

- Room taxes are included in vacation price.
- Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
- Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
- Room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability upon check-in.

Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee is charged to all guests at hotel check-in or check-out.

Mandatory resort fee inclusions:
• Local calls, toll-free, and credit card calls (no access fee)
• Internet Access/Wi-Fi Access
• In-Room PlayStation 3 console with unlimited movies and games
• Outdoor Movies on Wednesdays and Saturdays at sundown
• Daily cultural activities including Lei Making, Hula Lessons, Ukulele Lessons (Subject to class availability)
• 10% discount OR One (1) category upgrade on a minimum 2-day car rental from National Rental Car when booked in person at their kiosk located on the ground floor of Tapa Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Guests must present their DVD Now Card that is issued to them at time of check-in to receive the discount or upgrade. Discount/upgrade is not combinable/bookable with any other offers or specials provided through National or through any 3rd party. Discount/upgrade is also not available through National Rental Car Central Reservations or through their website. Reservation must be made in person at their kiosk located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
• 20% discount off” The Spirit of Aloha” catamaran Adventure afternoon sail at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Guests must present their DVD Now Card that is issued to them at time of check-in to receive the discount.
• 10% off at Waikiki Beach Activities* for beach chairs & umbrellas, kayaks, pedal boats, stand-up paddle boards and Aqua Cycles. Guests must present their DVD Now card at Waikiki Beach Activities beach and lagoon stands.
• 10% discount at Waikiki Beach Activities is based upon availability, may not be combined with other offers and may be changed without notice. This discount offer excludes other rental and retail items, surfboard rentals, surfing lessons and SUP Yoga classes, catamaran rides and other activities.
• 20% off Waikiki Beach Activities for Elite Beach Package Rental, which includes: Two (2) chaise loungers, one (1) beach umbrella, lemon water spritz, water service and reef-safe sun block at the beach stand, and use of boogie boards, tubes, and rafts (based on availability and first come, first service. Guests must visit the Waikiki Beach Activities stand at the Super Pool to reserve and purchase this discounted package.
• Outdoor Morning Exercise Classes. Guests must present their DVD Now Card that is issued to them at time of check-in
• Buy one Adult entrance and get one Child entrance free (4 -12 years of age) at the Waikiki Aquarium*.  Guests must present their hotel room key at the Waikiki Aquarium’s Ticket Counter. Offer not combinable/bookable with any other offers or specials provided through the Waikiki Aquarium.

The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed charges may not include tax and are subject to change at any time. The hotel can provide current charges and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 19418 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happy!

    My wife and me spent a gorgeous time! The food is very good, the drinks, cleaning but the best is its staff, amazing! Ask for the server Xi at Bali restaurant, good guy! Don't forget to up grade to ocean view!!! We'll come back here!!!

    Feb 06, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Avoid rooms by the elevator

    Stayed at the Kalia Tower. Unfortunately we got a room next to the elevator which is noisy. Sounds like someone rolling their luggage around in the rooms above you. Nice comfortable beds and nice balcony.

    Feb 06, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dated, expensive, crowded, very disappointed! Rainbow tower

    Here now feeling already cheated and disappointed. Expectations have not been met. We paid a lot of money for this holiday and this place is like a zoo, lacking finesse on all levels. We booked back home a sea view, then we were talked into what was promised to be a better sea view on arrival after waiting in line to check in like cattle! Worth 320 dollars??? No! so for two rooms at 40 dollars per night extra for that upgrade I expect a whole lot more than we have. Feeling pretty angry about it but got suckered in.. The room is very dated. Old dark furniture,! Loud air con, no USB charger points. No free water or shower gel? You get shampoo, conditioner and body lotion and some soap. The bathroom is old. The wi/if keeps dropping out. There is many towers here and probably over 3000 rooms which gives you an idea of how busy it is. We were starving when we arrived and had a burger with a coke each which turned up in one of those horrible nasty wire baskets lined with paper that you are afraid to cut into in case your knife goes through the holes and you end up eating varnish off of the table.. 54 dollars of nasty!!. We have just come from an amazing hotel in Maui and this is not even a comparison.. We have already decided we have no interest in exploring this so called village and will be spending our days out of the zoo as much as possible… what a disappointment!! I need to turn the air con off now so I can sleep!!!! Book elsewhere is my advise, Hilton: please don’t reply with one of those, we are sorry you are disappointed replies, bla , bla, bla…. I write reviews in order that others considering staying with you understand what to expect for their hard earned cash.. I don’t believe for one minute you care one bit as long as the money keeps rolling your way…. You know exactly what you have to offer and you need to drag it into this century! And perhaps stop up selling for no real reason than the money!!! Perhaps good customer care should come first.

    Feb 05, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You can do better for far less

    We stayed here for a week. Pro: 22-acre resort on the ocean Wide beach Ocean lagoon Numerous pools 3 Jacuzzis Multiple shops and restaurants; Bali was very good but the portions (up to $75 for an entrée) were small. Fresco was very good but is not ADA accessible, a sign of just how old that building is. Refrigerator in the room. Con: Resort fee, about $60 per night (that’s on top of the room rate, where you are paying to stay at a resort.) Additional fees for umbrellas, beach chairs, etc. Parking: about $65 per night for self-parking, $75 for valet. Self-parking is on level 3 or higher, which requires a bit of circling the massive structure to get to an available space. Check-in will take an hour, with fairly relentless upselling (better room, better view, higher floor, etc.) When you arrive you will be greeted by the valet, a checker who sorts you into the right line (and confirms you have a reservation), and then the upselling by hotel reception. If you have made it this far, and resisted the upsell, you will be told that checking in before 4 p.m. costs $75. For a room which is already cleaned and available. If you decline, you can check your bags (tip the valet), and come back after 4 p.m. to stand in line and start again. Do not pass go. Some hotel facilities listed above in the “pro” section will be closed for the exclusive use of folks attending a convention at the hotel, even though you’ve paid to stay at this resort with all of these facilities listed. The concierge will send you to some facility unaware that someone else at the 22-acre resort has closed things off. For us, that included a Jacuzzi, a pool and a restaurant. The hotel is aging. Elevators will break. (We had 2 out of 3 elevators in our tower out for 5 days). Pools will be closed. (One for 6 days.) The heater on the adult Jacuzzi will fail and not be fully repaired during our stay; unavailable for 5 days, plus the day it was in an area reserved for the convention. The family Jacuzzis will be closed for maintenance and not re-opened awaiting parts; available for 2 of the 7 days we were there. The flat screen TVs do not have access to your account. DVD players are provided and there are DVD rental boxes scattered about. The furniture in our room was old. Wi-fi is free, but without bandwidth to use Netflix, etc. most of the time, especially at night. And the pools and Jacuzzis, when operational and not limited to conventioneers, typically close at 6 p.m. If you want a feather-free room, it will take multiple managers, and about 5.5 hours, including an additional hour at reception listening to the upselling pitch at adjacent stations, until management could get housekeeping to make the three trips necessary to swap out four pillows and remove the comforter. While the resort claims to be 22 acres, in fact there are two businesses here, the hotel and Hilton’s time-share business, Hilton Grand Vacations. As a hotel guest you will encounter HGV employees who will, politely, tell you they will not assist hotel guests. We encountered a manager, who was very helpful, but told us he had no authority over the HGV property facility HE had been sent to use. The concierge, next to reception, is staffed by HGV employees who will try to get you to attend a sales presentation. To Hilton’s credit, Hilton waived various fees and provided some restaurant vouchers given the three serious issues we had on day one: an hour wait to check-in, only to be confronted by the demand for $75 to avoid being sent away; a confrontation with a security guard at a Jacuzzi that was closed for the convention, unknown to the concierge who sent us there, and an hour spent at reception with two front desk employees trying to get the hotel to honor its’ hours’ old promise of a feather-free room. Bottom line: I would prefer to pay retail and get what I expect, than to deal with a dozen employees and FIVE managers dealing with the inability of this resort to be, well, a resort. Recommendation: Waikiki Beach is public (and the few hotels that are actually on the beach have zero security so the person on the beach chair next to you can be staying at the Y). You can stay elsewhere on Waikiki for far less and be closer to the beach than some of the buildings at the Village. You will have more choice of restaurants, and lower resort and parking fees.

    Feb 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quick trip to waikiki

    Big resort. Good service, good restaurants. Easy trip with lots of walkable things to do nearby. Waikiki is a bustling, (but not overcrowded) beach scene. Lots of restaurant options and shopping. Definitely an urban experience. With good deals on airfare, it was a perfect 3 day getaway from the west coast for us.

    Feb 03, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319