This is my 3rd time to Hawaii but first time staying at the Hyatt Regency so I was quite excited to see what the property would be like. As I mentioned before, the rate for when I was staying was quite high due to it being peak tourist season however the property itself never seemed to be ”packed.”
The hotel is directly across from Waikiki beach and is also very close to the shopping district just down the road.
The hotel has quite a large and grand driveway, thankfully it wasn’t busy when taking photo’s but during the day it would get quite busy with tours and people arriving and departing constantly.
As you can see, you’re very close to Waikiki beach.
The hotel actually has two towers, the Ewa tower and Diamond Head tower. The reception desk is located in the middle of both towers as well as a tour desk.
During the day it wasn’t too busy which was surprising but there’s one thing that could be improved when checking in. The line for elite members was never being used and where you’d usually line up and be served was always unattended.
I checked into the hotel just after 9:00am and was told that there wasn’t a room available but due to being Globalist the staff member on duty wanted to see if she could make something available. After a short time chatting to the manager she came back and offered the Penthouse, how could I say no?
Just past the check-in desks are some rental car companies.
There’s also an Urban Outfitters store connected to the property.
Another thing that the hotel could improve are the elevators. They were very, very slow and I’d often have to use the service elevators as staff were directing guests to use them.
The normal elevators are really quite nice with wood panelling.
The Penthouse is located on level 39, the hotel is 40 stories high if you were wondering.
I was assigned room 3910.
As soon as you open the door, you’ll enter the living space of the room.
There’s a large couch, chairs, coffee table and lamp to the right of the door.
There’s also a small bar area in the right corner of the room.
It was nice to find that the fridge contained more than enough water and this was replaced everyday with the same amount of bottles.
The room also featured a Keurig machine.
To the left of the room you’ll find the TV, large and very comfortable sofa and chairs.
To the right of the TV is where you’ll find a desk, IMac, Printer and a bathroom.
There was also a second bathroom next to the IMAC and desk except this one didn’t have a shower.
The main bedroom has sufficient space, the mattress was great however the pillows were quite average.
The room includes a fairly large TV as well as a small relaxing chair.
Another small but noticeable feature in the room was an alarm clock dock with a lighting connection instead of the older apple port – more hotels should follow and do the same.
The master bedroom also featured a balcony with 2 sun beds.
Safe to say the view was fantastic!
There’s also another balcony which is accessible from the living room.
The main bathroom is quite large and features 2 basins.
There’s also a small vanity mirror and space opposite.
The hotel house Na Ho oIa amenities which were quite nice.
There was also a bidet and I assume this is due to the Japanese presence in Hawaii.
The hotel was home to three restaurants – Japengo, SWIM & Shore.
There’s also a 24hr Gym but I never saw it busy but when you’re in Hawaii you’re meant to relax anyway 😉
The hotel is quite large and size and is very open which I really enjoyed.
As I was staying there in early December, the hotel was in the Christmas spirit putting up decorations.
And there’s more ABC stores than you’ll ever need.
The hotel also featured a regency club which was supposed to be open 24 hours but it seemed to close most nights at 10pm which I found strange.
The second tower named ‘Diamond Head Tower’ is located right near the regency club.
Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Hyatt Regency and would return again. I probably wouldn’t pay what I paid for this trip again but if the rate is good it’s a great option.
I was very impressed with how the hotel recognised Globalist and was very thankful and surprise with the upgrade I received, no it’s not a breathtaking room when you walk in but it’s still impressive nonetheless.
Did you tell them you were a blogger and would put their hotel on your site?
Nope, all hotel stays and flights are done anonymously.
How did you get into this line of business?
Started this blog soon after quitting school and it just grew quickly and now it’s what it is today.
Zac, congratulations – I believe you take the best photos out of any blog I read (or write).
Great review as usual Zac
Wowsers on the upgrade! Love the review especially the photos 😀
Hi! Thank you for the review! We are booking this suite for our wedding because we need the space for a small (about 20 people) pre-wedding gathering in the morning before the actual wedding, so your pictures of the room very helpful! Do you remember if there are other rooms near the suite on the same floor? I’m wondering if people would be bothered by noises. It won’t be loud with music or anything, but probably just many people talking. Also, did they have paper with that printer at all? Thanks!
Congratulations on the wedding! I believe there was other rooms on the floor but they weren’t directly next to the suite. Paper can also be added into the printer from reception. Thank you for reading!
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