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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

As you can see, you’re very close to Waikiki beach.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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?

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Just past the check-in desks are some rental car companies.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s also an Urban Outfitters store connected to the property.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The normal elevators are really quite nice with wood panelling.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The Penthouse is located on level 39, the hotel is 40 stories high if you were wondering.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

I was assigned room 3910.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

As soon as you open the door, you’ll enter the living space of the room.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s a large couch, chairs, coffee table and lamp to the right of the door.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s also a small bar area in the right corner of the room.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

It was nice to find that the fridge contained more than enough water and this was replaced everyday with the same amount of bottles.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The room also featured a Keurig machine.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

To the left of the room you’ll find the TV, large and very comfortable sofa and chairs.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

To the right of the TV is where you’ll find a desk, IMac, Printer and a bathroom.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There was also a second bathroom next to the IMAC and desk except this one didn’t have a shower.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The main bedroom has sufficient space, the mattress was great however the pillows were quite average.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The room includes a fairly large TV as well as a small relaxing chair.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The master bedroom also featured a balcony with 2 sun beds.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Safe to say the view was fantastic!

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s also another balcony which is accessible from the living room.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The main bathroom is quite large and features 2 basins.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s also a small vanity mirror and space opposite.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The hotel house Na Ho oIa amenities which were quite nice.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There was also a bidet and I assume this is due to the Japanese presence in Hawaii.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The hotel was home to three restaurants – Japengo, SWIM & Shore.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

There’s also a 24hr Gym but I never saw it busy but when you’re in Hawaii you’re meant to relax anyway 😉

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The hotel is quite large and size and is very open which I really enjoyed.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

As I was staying there in early December, the hotel was in the Christmas spirit putting up decorations.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

And there’s more ABC stores than you’ll ever need.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The second tower named ‘Diamond Head Tower’ is located right near the regency club.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki

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.