Review: Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Hyatt Regency Waikiki

I have stayed at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki several times over the past few years. It is a solid property which consists of two 40 floor towers located just across from the beach at Waikiki. About a twenty minute cab ride from the airport, the Hyatt check-in is on the first floor. At peak times it is pretty busy but there is a priority line for Diamond and Platinum members of Gold Passport.

The hotel is pretty good at allocating rooms with good views to Diamond members. In addition, they waive the resort fee for Diamonds which represents a real saving on your stay.

The partial ocean view room view is above and the city view is below:

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The rooms have been refurbished recently and are bright and airy and all have a balcony.

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They have a nice day bed, if you have a king room. There is a large HD TV in the room, a great multi-socket power block as well as free WiFi throughout the hotel. There is a fridge which you can use to keep drinks and snacks. (There is a Food Pantry five minutes walk away).

The bathroom is nice with a luxury toilet seat installed I am sure for the benefit of the many Japanese guests who are more familiar with them.

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The wash basin is located between the bedroom and shower/bath/loo. There is a wall separating it from the main room.

The balconies have two chairs and a small table.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The Regency Club, on the 3rd Floor is a great addition if you pay for it or are given it as part of being a Diamond Gold Passport member. You can use 3,000 Gold Passport points per night to upgrade your stay to enjoy Regency Club. They do good breakfasts and evening snacks. Free sodas and a real coffee machine are in the club.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The club can get very busy but I have always managed to find a seat. There is an outside area which is nice on warm mornings I find.

A nice property that often has decent sales – I have paid as little as $169 a night. Whilst the beach is across the road it is easily accessible.

Hyatt Regency, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

I like the hotel in truth!


Release Date

10 December 2015

Good Points

Solid property that has been refurbished to a very high standard. Higher rooms have great views of the ocean or mountains. They are good at upgrading Diamond members when they can.
Lots of shops in close proximity and a food store just one block away.
Regency Club does a good job with efficient and friendly staff.
There is a pool on the 3rd floor and a good choice of restaurants.

Bad Points

The lower floors can be noisy from the main road outside the hotel. It can be busy at check-in and breakfast when the hotel is full. The beach is across the road.
Room service is very limited.






Overall Rating


A good solid Hyatt property that honours Diamond member benefits and goes beyond that to make you feel welcome.


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