The Hilton Waikiki Beach, which was formerly the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio and before that a fairly moderate Radisson, underwent renovations to the tune of $50 million, and today, it's among the top luxury hotels on the island of Oahu. While the rates are fairly high and the hotel is not located on the beach, the generous amount of standard amenities help make a stay at the Hilton Beach Hotel worthwhile. The modern rooms feature such delights as 42-inch flat-screen televisions and multimedia consoles for your personal laptop, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Ample general amenities complement the wonderful in-room comforts, so there will be plenty to enjoy during your stay.
There are 601 guest units at the Kuhio Hilton Hotel, and all of them boast a tasteful decor that is sure to please. You can choose a room with either a king-size bed or two double beds, and there is a variety of larger suites to choose from if you need added space. Standard amenities in the elegant rooms and suites at the Hilton Waikiki Beach include air-conditioning, premium bedding, a safe, a mini-refrigerator, a work desk, an ergonomic desk chair, a clock radio that you can plug an MP3 player into, granite countertops in the bathroom, complimentary bath products, a coffee maker, two telephones with data ports and voice mail, and a free weekday newspaper. Internet access is available for a fee if you want to plan special tours, keep in touch with friends via e-mail, or simply surf the internet during down time. Should you book one of the Executive Rooms, you'll get access to the hip Molokai Room Lounge. Rooms for those with disabilities are also available.
Your cozy guest room or suite at the Kuhio Hilton Hotel will be a great place to relax when you're not out enjoying Honolulu attractions such as Waikiki Beach, which is a short walk away, and the hotel's other facilities and amenities will provide you with other ways to spend the time. Grabbing a bite to eat or drinks at the on-site MAC 24-7 Bar + Restaurant is always an option, and the 24-hour menu means that you can visit the restaurant after enjoying other Oahu nightlife options. Room service is available around the clock as well, and if you are planning on enjoying an Oahu tour or other special excursions during your visit, you can get a meal to go from the hotel's restaurant.
Plenty of other great restaurants can be found within close proximity of the Kuhio Hilton Hotel, so you won't want for dining options. In addition to hanging out at the MAC 24-7 Bar + Restaurant during your stay at the Beach Hotel, you can also patronize the trendy pool bar on the tenth floor or stop by the Lobby Bar for drinks and appetizers. Catering services are available, as are flexible meeting and event facilities, should you be planning a special gathering of some kind. The Hilton Waikiki Beach is also an ideal venue for Oahu weddings if you are looking for an upscale ceremony.
Since the Hilton Beach Hotel features an activities desk, you will find it easy to book things to do on Oahu such as trips to Pearl Harbor, surfing excursions, snorkeling adventures, a round of golf, and any other number of fun things to do. While there are a lot of interesting shops to visit in and around Waikiki, you can always stay on-site and visit the hotel's shopping arcade. An outdoor swimming pool, a guest hot tub, and a complimentary fitness room also figure among the overall facilities, so you can use them as well. The small business center is ideal for those who need to get work done during their stay, and the convenient laundry service is sure to benefit all guests. The Hilton Waikiki Beach is a solid Honolulu lodging choice, and while the rates are relatively high, you will certain get your money's worth.
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