Rated 1 out of 5 by Unhappy65 Smelly, very loud
We were on the 16th floor. The hallways were stained and very smelly, like must or mold. The walls are so thin you could hear Everything going on in nearby rooms. I would never stay here again. We stay at SPG hotels all the time and this was a severe disappointment.
January 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Rough around the edges
This hotel is nice enough, but there a several things that would make it outstanding. The staff was generally OK, but a surly daytime bartender was a black mark on my first day. There is WiFi access ONLY in the lobby area - in room access requires a wired connection, so if you have just a tablet, you'll be out of luck. Because the hotel is centrally located in Waikiki, there is generally a fair amount of noise during most hours of the day and night; better insulated sliding doors in the rooms would make this less intrusive. The room decor is a little dated, but if you're going to Hawaii and worry about the room except as a place to sleep, then I can't help you. The breakfast buffet was quite expensive for what you get (and there are plenty of more reasonable options in close proximity); I did not eat any of the the dinner buffets, but they seemed even more expensive. The towel and beach chair service were quite handy and the staff there were quite friendly. The mandatory resort charge stinks, just add that to the room rate.
April 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LFHAK Worst Starwood Property Ever!
It is hard to believe this hotel is even considered to be a part of the SPG collection. It is tired in very respect and need some serious attention. We went to HI to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and enjoyed every aspect of our trip except the hotel.
June 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by FreqStarwoodTraveler Only if you are desperate
If you are used to Starwood properties and like the quality and comfort, do not stay at this hotel; it will not meet your expectations. If you are desperate for a room and have no other options, it will meet your minimum needs, but cost more than it should.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JSwag15 Great location by the beach
My stay was great. staff was great. Location was great. Unfortunately I was woken up very early by construction trucks...which wasnt a pleasant experience. Other than that the stay was good. Unfortunately that was a big problem cause rest is need for work.
December 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by POOLE location, location, location
STAY AT THIS HOTEL IF YOUR GOAL IS TO BE NEAR THE BEACH AND DUTY FREE AND BOUTIQUE SHOPPING. CUSTOMER SERVICE AT THIS LOCATION IS POOR AND SUB-STANDARD BY SHERATON AND HAWAIIAN STANDARDS.
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SunnyGirl Good location but needs a facelift
I was very disappointed by the Princess K. My room was tiny, very dated, and depressing. I still can't believe the rate I was charged for it. It is close to the beach, lots of shopping, restaurants and attractions. The staff was friendly and helpful.
January 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Amir50 Honolulu Sheraton
The hotel needs significant updating. The rooms, particularly the bathrooms are seriously out dated. The hotel location is ok and the staff was fine. In a nutshell there are better choices in Honolulu for a little more.
August 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Denvergoatee ADA Room with a view
great ADA room with role in shower. Great view of the beach and ocean. The staff was very helpful. Had a small problem with the bill at check out and they deleted the entire dinner ticket that was in question. Was placed on a Starwood Preferred floor
January 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by carve1101 Poor excuses
Made a reservation for a king bed but when I went to the room it had two double beds. When I asked the front desk, they told me none was available. They should have informed me at check in. After listening to their excuses, It was all poor excuses.
July 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by DMITCH Noise in Rooms
Had to contact hotel operator (security) for noise neighbors (since wall insulation was non-existant). Noise continued well into the AM hours without security contacting room occupants to "quiet down". UNACCEPTABLE in "vacation paradise"!!!!
June 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by David10 Disappointment!!!!!!
This property is worn out and should be either completely renovated or torn down. I have stayed in a number of SPG properties and this is a new low. A significant number of items don't work right or have issues. The list is long and comprehensive.
January 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sharon11 Very Central to Wakikii
Very Central to Wakikii, great facilities and staff met any needs requested.
Also we stayed when there was a Tsunami warning and the staff handled it with great professionalism. This is our third stay at Sheraton Wakikii and will not be our last.
October 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ScottyDub Hotel needs a major remodel
As a longtime SPG member I was very disappointed with the hotel. It was run down, dirty and in poor condition overall. I stay exclusively with SPG hotels when I travel (3x/mo) and this is one of the worst Sheratons I have ever stayed at.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gene Great view from our room.
I have stayed at this Hotel many, many, many times in the past 40 plus years and this was the best of all of them. It was very nice to be upgraded because I was an SPG guest. I am very loyal to Starwood Hotels and nice to be recognized as such..
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norm67 The hotel was right in the middle of everything
Loved the staff! Much Aloha and mahalo! You can stop ANY staff member, ask a question and Aloha oozes from them all! Smiles everywhere! The often recommended great sights and areas that locals frequent to get that authentic Hawaiian experience
March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ghislain Employee passion
We had a great stay because the employees really take great care of their guest from the pool team to the front desk to the restaurant everyone was just fantastic. this hotel is very well located and really comfortable. We will go back in 2013
November 13, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by LFHAK Extremely Disappointing
Nothing close to what we expected or experienced. Lousy attitude at the front desk; surly servers poolside; horrible fish smell every time we got on or off the elevator. What a disappointment after so many years as an SPG Gold member.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minnie45 Great Waikiki Hotel
This hotel is in an excellent, central location in Waikiki. The facilities are beautiful and it boasts one of the best pools in the area. The staff is exceptionally accomodating and friendly. I high recommend The Princess Kiualani.
March 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by santri1969 Good short stay hotel but facilities need upgrade
We stayed with family in 2 connecting rooms for 1 night before we moved to Kaui and the Big Island. Efficient hotel with walking access to donwtown Oahu. Hotel in severe need of renovation and upgrades - rooms worn out.
June 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anakalea This hotel has easy parking.
Located in the heart of Waikiki this hotel has easy parking included in the daily resort fee. No valet parking. WiFi is also easy and included and bottled water every day. We have our new spot in Waikiki!!!
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clidome Fantastic as always
This is the eighth time I have stayed at this hotel and it was my honeymoon. As always expectations were met and exceeded. Staff were fantastic. Thankyou to Kathy for the room upgrade. Keep up the good work guys. A+++
December 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by TheMan Worst Sheraton ever!
I never ever stayed in such a bad Sheraton before.
Very dirty carpet....furniture worn off...no wifi in the room....very noisy room...balcony was used off....total stay was terrible...would never recommend this hotel.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoyM Would go back again
The Big Kahuna Service by the pool staff was the best!!!! Loved going to the beach with our chairs and towels. But the best service was the water and fruits they delivered to us at the beach. I always looked forward to it.
October 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by CDMG21 OK
OK but a bit noisy.
Disappointed room internet in compulsory daily charge was not wireless so useless for iphone & ipad (which most people travel with these days).
Booked baggage assistance for checkout but they forgot
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ron65 Grand Old Dame
The Princess Kaiulani is perhaps showing her age compared to her splashier siblings in Waikiki, but the staff demonstrates the aloha spirit better than most of those other properties! It is also provides the best value
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizDJ Hotel is close to everything
Hotel price met our expenses. It is close to everything even if beach is only across the street. It was all worth it. Highly recommend if you want a nice hospitable and friendly staff, if beachfront is not important.
January 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GIZMO Mrs Masako Neher
House keeping was very poor. On day two hand soap was not provided and shower floor mat was missing. Cleaning rag was left in sink by maid service. Requested wake up call was not provided. Welcome apple was sour.
April 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by critty Great location
Just steps from the beach without higher hotel prices. Good place for families. Steps away from shopping and eateries or enjoy food discounts at hotel. Staff helpful but could have smiled more.
Would stay again.
August 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by HelloSunshine Below Sheration standard
This hotel is the worst I have had with Sheraton. The room is very small, furniture is old, poor soundproofing, room cleanliness is like a motel. Though the staff are friendly just like most of Sheraton hotels.
August 18, 2012