Rated 5 out of 5 by PhilipSF One of the finest locations is Waikiki
Guests cannot beat the location of this hotel. I have stayed at the hotel over 200 nights and it has yet to ever disappoint. The staff are over the top! Management always recognizes my Starwood elite status.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hawaii50 Great Customer Service
We had booked a room for 10 nights at Sheraton PK. After the first night of no sleep because of the backup signals from trucks loading and unloading supplies we inquired about changing rooms. We were told that all rooms were sold out but they would put us on a wait list in case something became available. To our surprise on the second day we received a call from June at the front desk that we could move to another room. She really went the extra mile to make sure we were happy and always had a smile when we walked past. Our room was cleaned nicely every day and housekeeping staff very pleasant. Thanks again to June for making our stay most enjoyable.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minder great value hotel in a terrific location,opposite the beach
We stayed on the 8th floor,with views of the beach and over the entertainment area including the hotel pool.It was great.The hotel is getting a bit dated however the friendly staff and facilities,including great location make this a place i recommend to stay .
November 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dt123 Fifth Stay
The grand old princess is showing her age and it appears the Sheraton is letting her go on as is until the planned remodel.
I always stay here because of the location and the ease of parking. The beds are great as well as the linens but the towles are rather thin and rough. The hotel provided toiletries are third rate at best so it is advised to bring your own. the food is acceptable but seems to be a bit over priced based on other opportunities located very near by. Also, be advise that there is no designated smoking areas what so ever on the property. You have to go on the street if you plan to enjoy a cigar or have a cigerette.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred1 ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!
The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is a wonderful hotel. This was my fourth time stay at the PK, and I enjoyed my stay immensely, as always. It is always a heartbreak when it is time to checkout of the hotel. The room, service, accommodations, and views are truly excellent. The PK is a magnificent Waikiki hotel. Each and every member of the hotel staff that I interacted with was as nice as possible. This hotel has the nicest and most accommodating staff members of any hotel that I have ever stayed. I hope to come back as soon as possible! Thank you, PK, for a wonderful and magnificent stay in Waikiki! Mahalo and aloha until I return!
January 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shelly125 Great Service!
I attended a convention at a different hotel, but chose to stay at the Princess Kaiulani because of the cost savings. I was impressed with the quality of service from the front desk, the towel/chair kiosk, and the wait staff. I was always greeted with a smile. However, my room was not in the best of shape. The mirror in the bathroom had a large crack and had been taped over. The safe was not attached to the wall and nearly fell on my legs when I opened it. The walls were dirty and the wallpaper was peeling. The cleaning staff always had the bed made and plenty of towels for me, but I would have appreciated a more updated room.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtravel16 Best bargain in Hawaii
This hotel has all the resort amenities and has excellent service and comfort yet is priced affordably. This is my favorite Honolulu hotel.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Garret Stay wasn't too bad
Before mentioning anything else, I'd like to give my praise to Ping who was working at the Gold/Platinum Checkin Desk the night of Dec. 16th. She was extremely friendly, knowledgable and, was able to combine my 2 consecutive reservations into 1 (Had to book separate reservations for work and personal) to avoid having to checkout and checkin in the middle. She also moved my room to a high floor with an absolutely incredible view of the Honolulu Skyline and Ocean. It made it an absolute pleasure to relax on my balcony, can't thank her enough for that. I had even mentioned visiting China one day (her home country) and she gave advice on where to visit and sights to see.
The cleaning staff were nice, replaced the broken Ironing board that was in my room, and made up my room each day even after not departing until later in the afternoon.
The bell staff unfortunately caused me to miss an important work deadline. I was expecting an extremely time sensitive package during my stay. The night before it was scheduled to be delivered, I asked the bell staff to call my cell phone upon delivery instead of my room because I would be out working and not in my hotel room. I explained the sensitivity of the package and they agreed to call my cell and took down my contact information. The day of delivery, I never received a call and instead had to rely on the UPS tracking page which was on a 3 hour delay, causing me to miss my deadline. When going up to my room later that evening, I found a note under the door saying there was a package waiting for me.
The facilities are in desperate need of renovation, with the exception of the common areas (pool, bar, etc..) which look very nice. The elevators, hallways, and rooms themselves are very dated and are in need of some modernization. I think listing the hotel as a Cat. 5 is a bit of a stretch as a result of this.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gene Excellent central location in Waikiki
Not on the Beach - - but just cross the street and you are 'there'. Thanks for an upgrade - we had a great view of the ocean and the Moana Hotel.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stu12345 I was surprised at additonal fees
I paid with points & cash but once ther learned I must pay for parking if I have a car and internet even if I do not want it.. Now i wanted both so not so bad but was surprised that after using 4000 points my fee was sjut below what it would have bene had I paid the entire thing in cash. hotel room gr8 location, and view pool close due to algea..
rooms not so nice. They charged me $3.00 to fax 1 page or email compared with other hotels thats would do that for free. Whne on the bwch I am told they bring water and fruit that would have eben a nice surprise.. not so bad sjut the surprise on fee. I would stay again..
May 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chuck45 Needs updating
Stayed in 2 different rooms at this property, first one the bathtub didn't drain properly, the second one there was no individual thermostat.
Hotel really needs updating and be brought to a Sheraton Standard.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vicky321 Staff is friendly
This hotel is old and could use some renovating. Nice open front desk / first floor area. Staff was extremely nice.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Weedy56 Great Location / Thin Walls
We had a room in the Queen's tower, overlooking the pool. Providing towels and chairs for use at the beach is a nice service. The machines in the Fitness Center were good, but without air conditioning the room was too stuffy . The view from the room was great. The sliding glass doors did a great job of blocking noise from the street (Kalakaua). However, the walls are too thin. On one side we could very clearly hear a woman on her phone describing daily the details of her trip to someone back home. On the other side we could hear a couple engaging in coitus nearly everyday...must have been on their honeymoon!
July 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cactusjack73 Hotel is getting old and so does the service
I have stayed at this hotel a couple times now but the last stay was absolutely horrible. The hotel is getting very old and the staff there is slow and not very customer friendly. The internet in the rooms doesn't work and the food at the hotel is way overpriced for the quality. The bathrooms is literally falling apart. After 3 days I couldn't take it anymore and moved to another star woods hotel on the beach. What a difference wow. I am not staying at princess ever again.
November 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SLEL A shame it is to close
This was our third visit to this hotel, and we have no idea where we will stay next year, all the other Starwood properties are too expensive. This hotel has great location totally adequate rooms, a pleasant pool area, and a good bar and restaurant.
December 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Janice1953C Disappointing
This was not up to Starwood standards and I wouldn't ever revisit. The room was dirty, termites in the bathrooms, room was very small, needs total rehap,, asap. The one thing it has going for it is its location. The staff could use some training on customer appreciation. I couldn't believe this was a Starwood property.
October 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rebelyell Great location and overall a good place
The location is great right in the heart of Waikiki and across the street from the beach. The hotel needs a facelift and has been delayed because it was to be torn down a few years ago. The recession has shelved that plan. The rooms are very clean and the beds comfy.
The hotel is full of mostly Japanese package tourists.
They have a great Aloha show each night with different acts poolside. This is really nice and well done!
The staff is nice except for the bar staff by the pool. They are slow and could care less if they even help you. This has been the same way for 2-3 years.
Over all we like the Princess for the value and the location. She just needs a freshening. We'll be back.
October 3, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by ActiveDutyMilitary Front desk customer service was awful
Although I am at the Gold Preferred Level..I was not placed on a Preferred Level Floor. We ate at the restaurant downstairs and after be seated we went to buffet bar only to return back to our table and the hostess gave our table to another couple...we were asked to move to another table. After checking out....my SPG Points to date have not been applied to my SPG account despite the fact numerous calls were made back to Manager!
June 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KnowsTravel First Stay In A Long Time
This was the first stay after a long time. The hotel room door did not close by itself, bent, out of kilter. The in-room checkout system using the television was entirely in Japanese. Terrible. The staff was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and welcoming. The lobby area desperately needs ceiling fans, it was stuffy and close even when outside temperature was cooler. The free water refills were luke warm, not chilled or cool. The pool chemicals and filters needed checking, walking by the pool the chlorine smell was overpowering. One of the tower elevator doors banged upon opening. The tub had rust stains around the drain. The best part was the knowledgeable staff and the hotel's location.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LBKni Great location - great value
Location was great - close to Waikiki - yet did not have to pay 'on the beach' price . Shuttle service dropped us off at wrong Sheraton hotel - clerk at "Sheratorn" told us to walk the 10 or so blocks. The gal who assisted us with ur bags - Lucy- was incredibly helpful. Recommended not walking and she offered and called our shuttle bus service to return and pick us up. Much appreciated - she made us feel that she really cared tabout our situation and took steps to address. She chatted with us during our wait and made us feel welcome to h
Honolulu. Please recognize Lucy as she goes above and beyond to provide personalized service. This certainly contrasted with our first advice to "walk."
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nbecace Great place to stay!
My wife and I stayed at this hotel 7/8/12 - 7/13/12. Check in and check out were quick for us. The location of the hotel was perfect for us. The rooms were very clean, pillows and bed were comfortable and housekeeping was quick with cleaning our room every morning. Anytime we had a question or concern the staff was prompt to help us out. We appreciated the complimentary bottle of champagne and the additional complimentary free drinks at the bar. We took advantage of the tours/activity desk and those guys (Guy & I forgot the other person's name) were very helpful. Kudos to this hotel and the staff.
July 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Allen58 Service Call and disturbing guest noise
Airconditioner was not working when I arrived in my room. It took three calls and an hour and a half for maintenance to arrive to fix the issue.
Was woken up by noisy guests in the adjacent room after 10pm.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Melissa622 Hawaii trip
The air conditioning in the room needs major improvement. Low setting hardly works; and high setting is more like low. Bathroom fixtures could use some updating. All in all, it wad adequate as all we really needed to do was sleep & shower. The property in general, could use some updating. James in Security was a huge help to me when I had my ID and debit card stolen from the beach. He was great to work with and you should be proud to have someone on staff who genuinely cares unlike the police department. I only ate one meal at the hotel - continental breakfast and it was ok. My biggest complaint with that experience was the language barrier with the waitress. English needs to improve drastically.
October 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointedDr Waited 3 hours to check in
Waited 3 hours to check in ...a little air conditioning in the lobby, hallways , elevator etc would have been nice. They say with your sheraton points card you get 15% off their restaurants, but after we ate, this was never granted. Decent city view, but only glimpses of the ocean, even from an "ocean view" room on the 29th floor.
August 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by hoffy123 Pleasant stay
This is the second time we stayed at this hotel. I would say this is an average hotel. The room was clean but could use some updating. The hotel was extremely crowded. Note this was the only hotel that I have ever stayed in that I couldn't extend the check out time as a gold SPG member. In the evening we would sit out by the pool and have drinks. The only issue with this was that most of the time we had to go up to the bar to get drinks even though there was a one or two waitresses and in the evening the crowd was minimal. The location of the hotel is excellent it is in walking distance of wakiki beach and shopping. I would recommend this hotel even with the few issues it has. We enjoyed our stay.
October 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by nickname Platinum means nothing
Upon check in I wasn't welcomed and thanked for my Starwood status. Two plaguests checking in after me were give. Complimentary upgrades but not me. I wasn't able to access the wifi Internet from the room at anytime during my stay. I was billed for parking my car even though I'm platinum and wasn't offered any compensation for the failure to upgrade me ahead of other guests and the hotel not having Internet access from the guest rooms.
Wasn't pleased at being treated this way. Inapend thousands a year in Starwood stays and am considering taking my business elsewhere if not appreciated.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BUNBEH Gracious staff.
I would like to compliment one of your staff members who,serviced me at the front desk. Her name was Uyen (Uwen?) I was extremely unhappy with our first room assignment and Uyen was patient and unfased by my disillusionment. She found us a room that met our needs which in turn led to a pleasant stay in your hotel and Waikiki. I had read a rather scathing review on trip advisor and thought it was bit over-the-top until I was assigned THAT ROOM (ugh!) thank goodness for great employees like Uyen -- it is they who make your hotel the great hotel that it should be. PS: thanks for the complimentary champaign to celebrate our 42 wedding anniversary. Also, we are former Hawaii residents returning for a visit.
July 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Laura35 Needs Complete Renovation
Room was in need of complete gut rehab. Very dated and worn. Checkout time of 11am is very early. City room too loud w/ street performers across street.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CH1951 A disgrace to Sheraton's name
This is an old tired hotel. The resort fee came as complete surprise and was just as welcome. The manager suggested that it offered amenities such as free water, and free internet all of which is usually provided complimentary to Platinum members. There was no recognition of Platinum status in any way.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rlmko08 Great Stay!
I was a little disappoint that I couldn't get a hotel on Kalakaua but Princess Kaiulani is very close to Kalakaua. The location is great. We had a room right above the swimming pool. The bed was comfortable. They even brought up a roll away and that was just as comfortable. No springy coils. The Pikake Terrace Buffet was excellent. If you're staying at the hotel and your child is under 12 they eat free with each paying adult. What a great deal and they had live entertainment nightly. Wish I could stay longer but it was a very busy time so we had to check out and go to another hotel.
July 9, 2012