Bask in the beauty of Hawaii when you stay at Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, our hotel is just 20 minutes from Kona International Airport. We’re situated within Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, granting you access to all resort amenities, including the salt water lagoon, pools, spa, fitness center, restaurants and shopping. Our guest rooms feature a private balcony, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, PlayStation 3, and streaming services to the HDTV. Choose a suite for a full kitchen and separate living/dining area, with space to sleep up to 8 people. For extra space, select a penthouse suite. Located on the top three floors, these suites offer two - three bedrooms and superior views. Enjoy access to three pools, including waterfalls, a waterslide, and an adults-only pool. Relax by our four-acre lagoon with white sand beach and unwind at our luxurious Kohala Spa and Precor® fitness center. We offer watersports, tennis and daily resort activities. Check out the Legends of Hawaii Luau and swim with dolphins at Dolphin Quest. Indulge in delicious dining when you stay at our Kohala Coast hotel. With access to fourteen diverse restaurants, you can enjoy exotic flavors and fresh ingredients every day. With a wealth of natural beauty to explore, you’ll never be short of things to do. Head out to the stunning surrounding beaches, go snorkeling, or visit Mauna Kea Summit and the Kohala Volcano. Take a tour of the Kona Coffee Farms or visit the Captain Cook Monument.

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Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed Resort Fee of $40.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice and subject to the exchange rate the day of check-in or check-out. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory Some hotel services may not be available or may be limited during your visit.The following services and amenities are available, but with reduced service: Business Center, Fitness Center, Breakfast, On-site Restaurant(s), Pool.The following services and amenities are currently not available: Spa, Valet Parking.

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3.0 541 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Deceitful Resort

    Multiple different Hilton Brand hotels on one resort under the Hilton brand. This is not made clear when making a reservation, checking in, or asking the staff which Diamond Status Benefits are applicable. At check in and via text messaging we were told our Diamond Status benefits would be honored including the $18/person per day dinning credit. This dinning credit was not honored at check out because while we reserved our vacation at the Hilton Waikoloa it technically was at the Ocean Tower Grand Vacation which doesn't participate in any of the Diamond Status benefits. I would not have booked this stay had this been made clear at any of the points I inquired. They will not give you an upgrade, despite the resort being empty, no dinning credit, and late check out is at 12. Resort fee was $40 a night and parking was $44. This property is tired and dated, with deceitful staff who are rude and unaccommodating. Will likely have to do a charge back on the Hilton credit card.

    Jan 27, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Typical Hilton stay, nothing special

    There are only two hot tubs in this huge resort. It takes forever to get from one place to the other and the tram can take forever. Our room was very outdated, however it looked like they are upgrading the rooms currently. I am a 7 year Hilton diamond member and couldn’t get upgraded, no one told us that housekeeping is by request only, limited food options, pool bars close at 5 but the pools close at 10, a can of beer is $10, mix drinks $18, and no happy hour specials. There is a market about a mile down the street to stock up drinks. I don’t plan on staying here again.

    Jan 19, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great stay!

    Our family of four enjoyed our time at the Ocean Tower. Check in was easy. The view from our sixth floor ocean front room was stunning! While not a recently renovated room, it was clean and comfortable. The housekeeping staff did a great job. The only issues we had with the room were the down comforter, which is too warm for a tropical climate, and the AC cycling on and off too frequently. Every interaction we had with the staff was pleasant, and they were helpful with any issues we had. The mynah birds are loud early in the morning, but a good pair of foam earplugs takes care of the noise. Yes, the Tower is far from the parking lot, but the upside to that is no vehicle exhaust noise. The lagoon was spectacular to snorkel in, with all the colorful fish and turtles. My kids also enjoyed the water slides. We ate lunch at the Lagoon Grill, which had good hamburgers, fish tacos, and smoothies. All in all, it was a great stay.

    Jan 11, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Do not book as a Hilton Hotel

    Do not book this as a Hilton Hotel. This is a Grand Vacations Club and you will be put below all time share owners even if you have Diamond status like us. Our status was not acknowledged at check-in. The lady checking us in had a terrible attitude and was not welcoming. Diamond status amenities were not given even though we asked if diamond status got us any perks. You pay a resort fee of $40 each night which entitles you to some resort perks. These perks were never pointed out to us at check-in and we only found them out while looking through the app online while checking out. The room is old and musty and needs updating. The bed is hard and the pillows are about the size of your head. The air conditioning did not work in our room. We had it set to 60 during our stay and it barely got below 72. The food was good at the restaurants and access to drinks were good throughout the property. The downside is that most places such as the resort stores closed up by 9pm. Good luck getting bottled water, soda or snacks after then. This was a weekend getaway for my birthday. We booked a $500 spa treatment for my birthday which we canceled as we didn’t want to spend anymore money there after the terrible experience we had. Our worst Hilton experience to date.

    Jan 09, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst Hilton Experience

    Worst experience. From run down rooms to terrible service, it’s hard to find anything good to say about our stay. - We self parked our car (which is an absurd $44 per day) and it was a 15 minute trek to the reception. No one to help with bags. - At check in, we were met with terrible service. Any request we had was an immediate no with zero empathy. Can we have two rooms close to each other? No. Is there housekeeping service? No. Is there anything special we can do for our friend’s babymoon? Nope. - After getting to the room, the room had an odd musty smell which no one could fix the whole stay (4 days). - Getting anyone on the phone took unbelievably long. Sometimes I just had to hang up. - When I asked for housekeeping service, I was met with a lot of judgement as to why I needed it. BECAUSE I PAID FOR A HOTEL ON VACATION! - There is very little staff and most are rude. The list goes on and on.

    Jan 08, 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