Rated 2 out of 5 by Giantfan56 Employee Training is needed
My family spent the Christmas season again this year at the Sheraton. We noticed right away a huge difference in the
customer service from 2 years ago. Employees almost seemed put out to help you. The front desk is a disaster and the pool service was even worse. To top it all off, Sheraton now charges you a pool rental charge on top of the daily resort fee. With all the choices of hotels, I would be hard pressed to stay their next Christmas.
December 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tmart8573 Good stay
We recently stayed at the Waikiki Sheraton and had a great time. The hotel is very nice, offers great views of Waikiki beach and has great beach access. The only negative is that the Wi-Fi is VERY UNRELIABLE. It is everywhere but is constantly dropping and very often you cannot even get in. There is no LAN lines in the rooms so if you need reliability you will need to use the hotels computers.
Overall a very good hotel with excellent staff.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by roomy44 service above and beyond excellence
Room service menus are very difficult to navigate; however, we were saved by the outstanding personal service by M.J., with whom we ordered breakfast through dinner each day we stayed here. We changed all of our dining out plans in order to eat in house, only because of M.J.'s continuous personal touch and meticulous attention to detail. M.J. is a remarkable asset to the Sheraton staff and we will be returning to stay here because of her.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tigo808 Excellent Hotel Best in Waikiki
The entire family had a fantastic time. Best location and pools in Waikiki. The hamburgers at RumFire are out of this World. The entire staff was friendly and very welcoming. Only wish we could have stayed longer.
May 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SPGRoo Quite disappointed
We had been looking forward to our Hawaii vacation for several months as it would be our first stay at an SPG hotel as actual SPG members.
Unfortunately, our first stay has left us rather soured on the experience.
to be succinct, the first room we were assigned had a rather offensive smell to it.
When we asked for a different room, we practically had to beg for it as we seemed to be a major inconvenience to the front desk person with whom we were speaking.
Housekeeping was excellent and every member of housekeeping that we ran into gave us a very hearty "Aloha"
Checkout was another disappointing experience as they just shuffled us out without so much as a "Thank you for staying with us"
For such a high profile hotel, we certainly expected much better service, even if we had not been SPG members.
We have no plans of returning to this property.
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by vsixx great location! great pool! very noisy!!
The reasons I chose to stay at this hotel are simple: the location and the adult infinity pool. And while the room was clean and the bed very comfortable, it was incredibly noisy my entire 10-day stay. The walls are very thin, there is a large gap under the door so you can hear any and all noises in the hallway, I had to call security twice before they came up to address the kids running back & forth in the hallway, I could go on ....
October 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robtheglobetrotter Great location but a little tired
In the heart of Waikiki; location can't be beat. Parking included in the daily resort fee was good. Club Lounge has limited hours -- I suggest expand them to 06:00 am to midnight - those guests with club priveleges can access it almost any time to get a coffee or cold bev - as in other locations and brands. The Club Lounge breakfast was carb-heavy and not much protein. Room was clean but "dated" and boring. Felt old. Carpet stained.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by resar awsome!
Was not disappointed! Beautiful hotel. Room was very spacious and clean. Hotel staff especially check-in (I think her name was Ashley) and housekeeping were very friendly. We stayed at the hotel to celebrate my son's 6th birthday and she (Ashley)went out of her way to make him feel special! This will definitely be the hotel of our choice for any furture "staycations" and we will also reccommend it to all visiting family and friends.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillRMD Stay could not have been more perfect!
This was a repeat visit for us, and every expectation was, once again, exceeded by this fantastic hotel and even better staff! From SPG Platinum recognition, to fantastic lodging with incredible views, to housekeeping team, to Leahi Lounge environment, comforts, amenities and staff ... we could not have asked for more. Thank you, again, for having welcomed us to your Sheraton Waikiki "family" - we promise to be back, hopefully soon!
January 20, 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 5 out of 5 by gobs awesome experience
the staff was super friendly , the room was great. and they honored my spg status with giving me 2 class room upgrade on an already cheap room!. WOW. ( i used cash&points ).
traveled for my personal special event and got a free champagne bottle. plus my wife b day. so got some free ice creams.
i will be going back for sure. for the price and what you get you cant beat it!!. not even
locals prices on cheap hotel room can beat this.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by myfab50 This hotel has an amazing atmosphere
We stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki in September and were instantly thrilled with what we saw. From Elaine who checked us in with her friendly yet professional manner to the sheer size and buzz of the hotel. All the staff we encountered were always happy and very helpful and made us feel at home. We will definitely be returning to the Sheraton Waikiki on our next vist...and hopefully that won't be too far away as we miss it already!
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck71 Chuck-Portland
Over all best place to vacation Sheraton Waikiki. Everyone welcomes you with Aloha, not just the word but spirit of Welcome. For me, this is about my 15th stay and I feel as if I am staying in my own private condo. Staff from the Executive office to the Bell Service, waiters, front desk, Leahe room call me by name. I am made to feel like family away from home.
Sheraton Waikiki I love you all !!!!
Julie and Laurie you are the BEST.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GERZ Service and facilities.
Our expectations were passed , with all the facilities being excellent and the staff attitude , service , efficiency , manners and professionalism being first class.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Max01 One night stopover
staff were very accommodating and the concierge was extremely helpful. Hotel was too big for our lifestyle and there was little room at beach or pool to relax. noise level not conducive to a quiet week end but the service provided by all staff was exceptional.would recommend for family but not old folk like my wife and i. good shopping close by and some excellent restaurants
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordan Everything was Excellent
This was such an amazing trip and the Sheraton Waikiki was the true reason. From valet when we arrived late at night to the front desk when we checked out early in the morning, EVERYONE was so nice and accommodating. The rooms were spacious and clean, housekeeping attentive and boasted a beautiful view. The food by the pool was some of the best we've ever had outside of a four star restaurant. We will be returning in the future!
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike1952 Limited beach access, crowded pools
Very busy lobby area. Lack of on property dining. View from room (21st fl) was spectacular! Very clean and modern property. Plenty of elevators, no waiting. Resort charge is a joke. Basically you pay $25 (and tax on top of that) for unlimited phone service (who doesn't have their own cell phone) and a bottle of water. Pool is jam packed with kids, and the beach is too narrow. Great location for shopping and access to activities.
September 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lalabu Late arrival of a roll out bed
I requested a double bed for and at check in only King bed was available, the staff offered a roll out bed at no charge and that was fine. we checked in at 1130am and at 4:00pm I had to call to check on the bed due to my husbad and I going to a party, we were told it was on its way. At 11:30pm we arrived back at our room to find my son sleeping on the floor. called again and they FINALLY CAME. Other than that I LOVED my stay!
September 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fred Great improvements
I check in a lot here at Sherraton, the last two recents stay we're unsatisfy upon check in. We check as a Hot Rates guest and treated differently. We feel like we were not welcome as a guest upon check in and when we complain about our room I was not given a choice or options because our booking was booked hot rates. I believe that no matter what type of booking we should have been treated as a guest. Our confirmation shows that we are confirm in a city view with balcony but we didn't got balcony, we got a room on the six floor with a small window . Feel like a dungeons. MOD that night has not given me on option and that's not acceptable to me. I been in the hotel industry for 10 years and manage a hotel his response is unacceptable. So called next day talk to another MOD she was able to help me and moved me into a better room. I was happy after wards.
June 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Biztravel2 Great staff
This hotel had excellent staff-Bridget in the restaurant was outstanding. She was clearly loaded with tables on Sunday morning but paid extra attention to us, bringing over the coffee my client liked so she could see the brand and package. She was polite, accommodating and very hard working. The front desk staff overall was outstanding-whether remote or at the actual front desk they were pleasant, professional and friendly.
August 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sangumassi Incredible Vacation Experience!
We stayed at the hotel over Christmas vacation, which included New Year's Eve. This was a family vacation and we celebrated our son's 16th b-day. What an incredible hotel and the location was perfect. Excellent service, spacious guest rooms helped make this a special place to our family. THANK YOU! The NYE celebration (which we enjoyed from the balcony of our room) was a blast. Big party and fireworks on the beach. Amazing!
January 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JeanetteL58 MY FAVOURITE DESTINATION
I have been visiting Waikiki and staying at the Sheraton Hotel at least 18 times by now over the past 20years. Sometimes twice in one year. Can't get enough of the wonderful hospitatility and happy nature of the Hawaiin people. I recommend this hotel to all my friends whenever they ask about coming to Hawaii! I am sure I have enticed a large number of Australians to come and visit your beautiful island. Much luv Jenn
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattyMarie We will be back!
Plats are recognized nicely at the SPG hotel. We were upgraded to a suite, access to the nicest lounge, and staff was exceptionally nice. A plat bracelet got us all the towels we needed and no waiting. This hotel makes me stay loyal to the SPG program. I can bring my family here every year for spring break to relax, The Lawsons store made us feel like we lived in Japan again. Thank you Sheraton for making our stay perfect!
April 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aveit3730 Gift issues
My mom tried to order me a bday cake and had major issues. After two hours on the phone she finally got strawberries and champagne ordered. We checked in and it was delivered several hours later when we were out. They were not good the next morning. After the trouble and expense it was not worth it.
We booked local rate since we live in Hawaii. Upon check in the requested our hawaii id. I have them our Texas license with the Hawaii address since we're military. They said that wouldn't work but we could use our electric bill. How is a license not better than an electric bill with the same address and name but no picture? They hassled me for 20 minutes while a line of people waited. They decided to give an exception. The rate is not that much cheaper. Our weekend stay was $600. We could have chosen to stay somewhere just as nice for cheaper but I like the sharton.
December 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrtravel28 Best hotel in paradise
Had a great stay but it started with a few negatives. Had suite awards pending with suites showing available and then was told that SPG corporate canceled the request. Luckily the concierge was able to push the upgrade through and got us situated in the KAI suite, amazing. The hotel is huge and so is the resort fee. We went to the infinity pool and claimed the platinum chairs early in the morning only to be escorted out as one is supposed to reserve those weeks earlier, would have been nice to know. Brett at the pool however made it right and we got a complimentary cabana the next day. However the larger pool was closed that day without prior notice so once again, great to pay a resort fee for that!
The lounge at this property is huge, however feels like a marketplace. There is a register there and a very pro- Japanese only staff. SPG should remind them that a Sheraton lounge is mainly for business travelers who earned access through loyalty, not a way to squeeze $100 from a family of four by promising them authentic Japanese food for breakfast. Complimentary are only beer and some wines everything else is nickel and diming. No mixed drinks at the lounge either......I thought we were in Hawaii? Compared to a lounge for Diamond members in a hotel down the street, this lounge leaves a lot to be desired....come on, bring to pina coladas and mai tais to the lounge or get rid of a lounge and just convert it into a restaurant for all the loyal guests from East Asia.
I would however stay at this hotel again as it is the nicest hotel in Waikiki overall, if they solve the lounge issues I listed it would be and unbelievable place.
June 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Renee Improvements
The hotel was beautiful. I would like to make a few suggestions that would have made my stay better.
First off, there were tons of tiny ants in my room. Which, to an extent I can understand, being on a tropical island. However, there were so many it was gross. They were on my toothbrush and hair brush.
Further, my 13 year old daughter had broken her the leg the week before our trip. Your hotel offered no accommodations.
April 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by WTong Nice hotel but poor service
The hotel is nice in that the hotel is very conveniently located on Waikiki beach and the pool is very nice.
However, the service at the hotel was very poor. I was met with frequent condescending remarks, staff that cut me off in the middle of my sentence because they thought they knew what I would be asking for, and one time, the staff almost yelled at me.
Also, the hotel has a resort fee of $25/day. This would not be as much of an issue except that the internet did not work on the first two days of my stay. That definitely contributed to the poor experience since internet is definitely something I need to plan my vacation.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel but only due to the location and amenities. The hotel is very busy and I think staff sometimes forget how much the customers are paying to stay there.
I was definitely not impressed with the staff here.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BL041612 Great Honolulu Experience
The hotel location is ideal. The kids could play in the pools and the parents could walk around and shop. The staff is amazing,
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Red49 Great stay
The Sheraton in Waikiki is a well run ,well placed hotel with friendly ,helpful staff. Highly recommended.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dayoff too big not enough staff
left key in the room, called FD, security came up after 15-20 mints but w/o a key? hello??? we waited again for the security to return, but after long wait went down to front and FD AM came up to room our room together. Poor response time and thoughtless response by security staff.
room is smaller than expected but great view. good option and service in the club lounge. liked the gift option when you check in.
January 20, 2014