Rated 5 out of 5 by History28 A Surprisingly Comfortable Stay
After reading several reviews complaining about low platinum recognition, I was prepared to be downgraded in a large resort hotel. On the contrary, I found this hotel to be outstanding, and even the reception agent was able to find a room for an early check-in. Yes, it was on the 8th floor, but so what----this hotel is about doing everything you can to enjoy the benefits of the resort which means not staying in your room.
With access to the Club Lounge which was absolutely delightful, there was a solid breakfast offering and afternoon snacks. The staff in the Lounge were also quite helpful and pleasant. Yes, there is a resort fee as with almost all resort hotels, yet I chose not to take the hotel points amenity and upgraded to complimentary valet parking. And that was a very wise choice as the valet attendants are also very efficient and helpful.
Thanks for a wonderful week in Oahu.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jo85 Wonderful stay
The friendly & efficient staff at check in was the beginning of a perfect 3 days. Meals excellent, pools appealing. One drawback, those knowing " booked" seats/loungers at pool preventing any new comers or later swimmers finding any seat. Unsatisfactory.
Proximity to beach just what we wanted.
Definitely returning. Thank you
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by captrickyb Waikiki Sheraton
A wonderful respite from the winter of the mainland. Your facilities were comfortable and the staff was willing and able to assist us with our needs.
The only additional requests would be for a larger variety of menu items in your poolside restaurant.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by swzlnd1 great pool's
Haven't been there in years. They have done a 1st class job with the outside pools both the adult and childrens.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hapahaole Sheraton Waikiki
We had an excellent Diamond Head ocean view room. The room was well laid out to maximize the amazing view and was spacious and well appointed. The balcony and chairs made sitting outside very enjoyable. Rumfire has a great afternoon atmosphere with relaxing local style cocktails and music. Kai Market has an amazing buffet - we enjoyed the seafood and local style food on Saturday night. The only disappointment is the pools - it is very difficult to find a deck chair after 11 am and the space is very crowded but the infinity and water slide pools are still gorgeous!
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedRocket beds need soft pillowtop
We notice that a lot of other hotels we stay at make it more comfortable for beds-my wife and I both got sore backs-too firm-and we don't have back issues nor overweight-minor thing-just a reco for future. Also 1 sand castle would be sufficient-we prefer the traditional xmas trees-and I know in SF the Chinese and Japanese are some of the biggest Xmas decorators. We always enjoyed the entertainment in the lobby and at pool-traditional Hawaiian. We really enjoyed our stay-thanks!-just positive recommendations
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by na6666 staff/mgr was great
mgr went out of her way we checked and late, left early opened gift store just to accomdate us
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jdeb Dec 30
Unsatisfactory experience all round. Poor room quality, bed uncomfortable. Harassed by housekeeping 5 times starting at 7:30.
January 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by familytrip2013 Worst Sheraton we ever experienced
We had a family trip with 4 rooms reservation. The rooms had no shower gel, shampoo and conditioner set at all. My own room had it only on the first day. We had to call every night to get the set. I didn't get refill even we put the bottle up side down. Stain on the table and bed sheet on the check in day. The used glasses weren't been replaced the clean one.
Slow check in/out process.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lec561 Hotel right by the beach
First impression wasn't the best as our bathroom really reeked. They changed the shower curtain and cleaned the bathroom and the smell was GONE. woot! But front entrance had a stained tile which was not appealing to the eye. Even my kids complained.
Did not like the staff manning the front of Rum Fires. All I wanted were two NON-alcoholic drinks. But I was with my 3 y.o. and they refused to help me get the drink. Told me to leave my daughter in the room. Yet, it's the law states that we cannot leave a child unattended. So... I was left with NO DRINK!
December 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaFam busy hotel; great location
The hotel was in the middle of everything going on in Waikiki. It had a good pool and was right on the beach with great views. Pool closed a little early and towel hut even before that. Stores inside hotel are expensive but great stores within walking distance. Staff was very friendly except restaurant at pool who left us stitting more than 15 minutes without acknowledging we were there. We ended up leaving and not eating there.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BethT Great family vacation
Our 3rd visit to this Sheraton for family reunion with 2 young children, parents & grandparents. GreAt location & advantage of both pool & beach. Kudos to Casie Carnate, the "Fun Director", who kept our grand kids entertained at the pool! Would love it if there were some umbrellas in the main pool area. And it's time for some upgrading of the guest rooms. They're looking a little tired. Nice breakfast buffet at the Kai Market. We'll be back next year!
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristiG SHERATON WAIKIKI...Home away from home
As always, The Sheraton Waikiki more than met our expectations for a wonderful vacation. The Sheraton Waikiki is by far the best hotel in Waikiki. You have everything you could possible need right on the property. The pool areas are amazing and boast great customer service. Thank you Jeff, Logan and Brett for that extra care you gave us at the beach and pool during our stay. Daniel at the front desk was also amazing and so helpful. Jen and Carlos at Rum Fire also displayed great customer service and made us feel at home. Love this hotel and it's staff!!
December 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VeryGoodPointsStacey View, view, view and then some more views
I had a great experience at the Sheraton Waikiki. As a platinum member I was upgraded to a huge suite. I had window with views of diamond head and the ocean. Spectacular views.
Was incredibly impressed with everything done for platinums. The welcome "gift" was amazing and probably the best welcome gift I've ever received.
The wifi is the best wifi I've ever had at a hotel. It really spoiled.
The hotel is clean, well maintained and in the heart of Waikiki.
I would highly recommend it.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam0294 Great view Great stay
My hotel experience was great t the Sheraton Waikiki. The view had a paradise feel and the room was clean and spacious. My only problem was there was no microwave in my room and when I called the front desk they said there was no way to warm up my leftovers. I mean you spend $200 on dinner and u can't even warm up your leftovers. That upset me. But everything else was wonderful. I will definitely recommend this hotel.
December 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by spg2345 Nickel and Diming along with Apathetic Management
Originally stayed here in 2010, was my first stay at an SPG property and thought it was great! In fact, this hotel converted me to an SPG loyalist....shame to see how much it has changed.
Been back a few times subsequently and unfortunately service has declined considerably. The resort fee has gotten out of control here. $30/night+tax is sometimes more than 10% of the nightly rate. Theme of most recent stay was the hotel consistently nickel and dimes, and does not provide any type of Plat recognition that would actually cost the hotel money. (i.e. you can wait in a shorter line for breakfast, but stingy on upgrades, you need to fight for plat amenity/alt amenity, etc.)
Management fakes not knowing about the Alternate Amenity owed to Plats because the resort fee includes internet; a fast Google search shows it's been addressed by SPG many times.
Bill had a number of errors hotel originally refused to correct even though I had printout of the entire rate plan and it's T&Cs. Required going through SPG corporate to finally get it fixed.
There are some positives:
Hotel and facilities are still very nice. Rum Fire bar has good drinks as well as a number of their own cocktails that are unique and clever. The Baja sun drink was great. Happy hour menu is good as well.
Plenty of pool areas, and seems to be very family friendly.
Bottom line is SPG treatment is among worst of the system and they penny pinch. If you set your expectations accordingly, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jesse45 Private Business Owner
Upon entering the hotel, the open air lobby makes it magical as the sand sculptures set the tone to make you feel like you're really in Hawaii. The room was beautiful seeing surfers, the ocean, mountains and often turtles. Both pools are my favorite as paddled into the ocean as well. Food quality was superb with great local artists daily at the Rum Fire. Wish the Sand Bar stayed open later to enjoy the outdoor evening breeze. Overall, great place and I will be back.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by R8RMAN Great Experience
Pool is fabulous and room was great. The staff went out of their way to take care of us while awaiting our late flight. Can't say enough about the Sheraton Waikiki.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by desiderata problems with infrastructure, a surprise for sheraton property
drainage issues with bathtub.
sliding glass doors were too thin to bar out the noise of dropping metal and construction.
atypically below a sheraton class property
December 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wende22 SPG Platinum is treated like normal guest
Stayed more than 80 days this year in SPG group hotels. First time staying in Waikiki but was treated the worst experience of year 2013. The 2 rooms toilet have many missing BASIC stuffs (toothbrush and etc). The guest service failed to bring me the correct universal power adapter. There was no newspaper given till i asked. There is no guided explaination for first time stay about the hotel surrounding.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bjohn Our stay Dec 2013
Amazing service, great staff especially in Club floor Lounge
December 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DannoR Great Hotel on an iconic beach
Hotel is a grand classic in the midst of Waikiki Beach and in the center of the shopping district. The Staff, from Bellmen, to Front Desk, to Housekeeping helped to make our short stay a pleasant one. The main floor lobby is a mix of shops and restaurants and a bank of many high speed elevators to serve the 30+ floors. One is certainly not bored in the midst of constant activity. Rooms& Lanais are spacious & bedding is comfortable. The room decor could use a little update as could the smallish lcd tv screens.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TimSr Great Facility, Location, & Service
At every turn we were treated well, and allowed to sample various perks (e.g. lounge level). The staff is always courteous.
The room was spacious, but really could have used a little more furniture (maybe a couch or extra chair).
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelerit Great Location
I have now been to every SPG hotel in Waikiki, and the Sheraton will remain as one of my top two choices.
Had some problems with housekeeping, but I wasn't expecting perfection. My advice - call ext. 27 to speak with housekeeping directly.
The location is wonderful and the facilities are top notch. Also, I really enjoyed Rumfire.
The Sheraton needs to replace Peets Coffee with a Starbucks or something else. It was the worst coffee service ever. I don't blame the Sheraton, but they should look into this problem.
Tons of other shops there too, and very convenient. I will definitely stay there again and highly recommend it for travelers that enjoy being in the heart of Waikiki.
If you have kids, they have excellent pools with slides. Also, the adult-only infinity pool is wonderful when it's not crowded. Best time to go there is first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon for an unbelievable sunset experience.
December 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aloha64 Not your usual SPG experience
This hotel was very crowded which is expected at this time of year. The rooms and facilities were adequate. However, the staff was not friendly but just going through the motions. At check out there was no 'thank you for staying' or 'come back again'. Absolutely no Aloha spirit. We will not stay here again.
December 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aloha123 Leaning lounge staff!
Stanley Rabut, great at remembering names and drink preferences!! Very attentive and courteous.
On a different note, the SPG staff at the front desk could take some lessons from Stanley. They have poor communication skills, lack customer service skills, and have no issue letting members wait 45 minutes while they go "fix the problem"!!!
If I were to recommend this hotel based just on the Leahi service, I would. My overall experience was less than satisfactory.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RunnerGirl01 Get Away
Super friendly staff, even the cleaning crew. Stunning view of ocean and pool, close to shopping, mall, site seeing,
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by helena13 sheraton infinite pool is nice
I hated the room and the bathroom and there were ants everywhere
December 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rus123 Sheraton waikiki
My room smelled like cigarette smoke and my asthma was really bad.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoNuff808 Aloha Spirit
The staff at this hotel truly demonstrate the Aloha Spirit. Kai market was wonderful! And there's no better experience than enjoying a cocktail while floating around in the infinity pool!
December 9, 2013