The best Hyatt hotels in Hawaii is probably the Andaz on Maui which is a sophisticated hotel right on the beach in the Wailea resort area. We now focus on the best Hyatt hotel in Waikiki, Oahu.
None of the Waikiki Hyatt options sits right on the beach. All three are a short walk from the beach, the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach being the closest, just across the road from the beach. Our luxury travel concierge offers free benefits at the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach and Hyatt Centric, so do contact us if you plan to stay here or elsewhere in Waikiki. You will get brilliant free benefits as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits. Our free benefits include a daily full breakfast for 2 per room, welcome amenities, 100 USD property credit per stay, room upgrade priority, and more!
The advantage of staying in Waikiki is that you have the two cheapest Hyatts in Hawaii here. The Hyatt Centric and Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, so if you want to stay in Hawaii for the least points or the least $$$, these are your best two picks. If you are looking for luxury, the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort & Spa is your best bet. It is just across the road from the beach and many of the rooms have ocean views.
If you are able to extend your destination on Hawaii away from Waikiki Beach, the three Hyatts on Maui and the Hyatt on Kauai are better Hyatt hotels. They are proper resorts, and their grounds merge into the beach with no roads in the way. Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach is more of a city hotel and consequently is not such a relaxing place to beach or to bring kids.
1. Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort & Spa
Sitting just steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikīkī, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort, and Spa offers good restaurants, an award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, and a swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Music & Dance Hall of Fame Historical Exhibit, and more than 60 on-site boutiques.
The guestrooms are some of the largest and newest on Oahu and are pleasant if uninspiring. The appeal here is that if you book an oceanfront view, you get an incredible view as this hotel is high rise (like much of Waikiki), and sits right on the oceanfront. The advantages of the rooms are their size, a 55″ flat screen television with Chromecast as well as upgraded hi-speed Internet access and multiple outlet pods. And the location steps from the center of Waikiki beach, is hard to beat.
Disadvantages of this hotel include the rather uninspiring concrete pool area. Yes, it does have sea views, but being a few stories up and being located in a concrete setting, it doesn’t give you that warm Hawaiian vibe that you will find at the pool at the Halekulani, for example. That said, this is the case for many Waikiki hotels. It is usually only the oceanfront hotels (as opposed to being across the road from the ocean) that have attractive grounds with pools.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort features in our best club lounges in Waikiki and the lounge is one of the best features of this property and has an international feel. This is a huge advantage for Globalist World Of Hyatt members as they get free access to this lounge, but all World of Hyatt Members can book a club room to access this lounge.
The lounge breakfast offers a nice selection of pastries, a charcuterie of meats and cheeses, along with fruit, including strawberries and melon, salads, salmon, and miso. If you are still hungry, there is toast and loads of fresh buns with a variety of jams and spreads.
Although this breakfast is not a patch of what you would expect from somewhere like the Four Seasons hotels, it still offers a fresh and expansive free buffet to fill you up in the morning.
During the day, soft drinks are available from a fridge, including Pepsi and cans of other soft fizzy drinks like Schweppes. Plus, you can pick up yogurts, and there are loads of fruit juices but no bottled water to take away.
The evening food and beverage offering includes, once again, a charcuterie of meats and cheeses, along with cold salad items and soups. You can enjoy this food from the early evening, with desserts available later. I can quite easily munch my way through strips of cucumber, celery, carrots, peppers, and dips to keep me going, but to be honest. You may feel you still want to eat out after finishing in the lounge.
Interestingly, drinks containing alcohol are at extra cost, with beer coming in at around four dollars, a glass of wine at five dollars, and cocktails at six dollars. This is typical for a Hyatt regency lounge in America, although, in Europe and Asia, alcohol tends to be free within Hyatt club lounges. If you are still hungry, there are plenty of eateries on the doorstep, including things like Subway and McDonald’s, a few steps away to fill you up.
There is no kids club at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and, for me, the rather concrete pool area and the fact that you are across the road from the beach rather than being on the beach means that this Hyatt Regency is not one of the best hotel in Waikiki but it is one of the few hotels with a club lounge on Waikiki, and tends to be a fair price, so it is worth considering. This hotel is also one of the best point redemption hotels in Hawaii.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort currently charges a daily resort fee of $49 USD plus tax per night, and rates start at around $300 USD per night (at the time of writing), plus the resort fee.
If you are redeeming points, a King Bedroom with a Waikiki City View costs 20,000 World Of Hyatt points per night or 27,000 points if you want club lounge access included too. This is cheaper than the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa at 25,000 points per night, the Andaz Maui at 30,000 points per night, or the Grand Hyatt Kauai, which costs 25,000 World Of Hyatt points per night on redemption. You pay the resort fee on top.
2. Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is a great option. The hotel itself is stylish, with modern rooms that have plenty of space, a gym, and a decked pool area. It sits near shops and is an 8-minute walk from Waikiki Beach. Our luxury travel concierge offers free benefits here, including breakfast for two and resort credit.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach currently charges a daily resort fee of $33 USD plus tax per night, and rates start at around $320 USD per night (at the time of writing), plus the resort fee. If you are redeeming World of Hyatt points, this hotel costs 15,000 points per night plus the resort fee.
Other than being away from the beach, the disadvantage of this hotel is that it is very difficult to redeem World of Hyatt points here. We checked a number of different dates up to a year in advance and could not redeem our points here.
3. Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Another good choice is Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, which has stunning city views, a small pool area flanked with loungers, and free towels. Rooms have king-sized beds with an extended living area and a sofa bed ideal for families.
In terms of location, this Hyatt is slightly away from the main action of Waikiki towards Diamond Head. It is a short walk from the beach, a few blocks back, but most importantly, this is the cheapest Hyatt in Hawaii at just 12,000 World Of Hyatt points per night and a much cheaper resort fee or “daily Destination Fee” of $35 USD which you pay on top of your points redemption.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort currently charges a daily resort fee of $35 USD plus tax per night, and rates start at around $250 USD per night (at the time of writing) plus the resort fee.
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