Rated 2 out of 5 by Oahu01 SPG Platinum Review
I was not recognized as an SPG Platinum member as I have been in other SPG properties domestically and internationally. I was advised I was getting an upgrade at the front desk which turned out to be from the third to Fifth floor (overlooking the pool, pathetic). Room was dusty, dirty, dingy and disgusting. Outlets did not hold power cords or attachments, Bathroom towel bar was broken. Only after calling SPG directly was my Platinum status recognized I was then upgraded but only to a higher floor (which is all I received). New Room had better view (partial ocean view) but was dirty, dusty had an odd odor and surfaces were sticky. Again, Outlets did not hold power cords or attachments. ALL Room conditions were unsatisfactory, dust and dirt everywhere. Establishment is worn and needs upgrade. Language barrier at front desk. SPG should be ashamed to call this a resort. As a Platinum member I should have been treated better and given some type of amenities. Worst hotel under SPG I have every stayed. No Club Floor or amenities affiliated with Platinum membership. The offer was either, 500 points or breakfast (if you took breakfast you did not get 500 points) if you took the island bonus gift you did not receive 500 points or breakfast.
15 avril 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Zeus01 Hotel was below expectations
We were very dissaponted with the cleanliness of our room especially when we found used cleaning cloths and our bath waste water was not running off in our bath tub.
7 avril 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave Very tired rooms
This hotel is in a great location and the general areas, i.e. lobby, pool etc. are pleasant. However, the rooms are very, very tired. The wallpaper is patched and dirty.
The electrical outlets , paintwork etc. all
need to be dealt with. The bedding/ towels are OK Sheraton standard. Apart from maid service the rest of staff very average.
6 avril 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nuts Was ok
Very noisy room at back of hotel. So a disturbed sleep. Hotel in wing was very tired. Staff were very nice to deal with. Disappointed not what I expected. Pool only open for short hours as well
3 avril 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ashley29 Not the best experience
I was very disappointed with the lack of customer service that was showed at your hotel. I was traveling with my 5 month old on a quick getaway to Hawaii. I love they Sheraton line so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Many of my friends who traveled with us stayed in the hotel as well. When we first arrived at the hotel we checked in at the front and was told our room was one of the best rooms available. I was also excited since this was going to be one of the first times I have seen my husband due to deployment. As I headed to my room I was very excited. When I opened the door I immediately became less excited. It was just a basic room that had a king size bed and a tv. I also noticed that the carpet was torn and the bathroom was not exactly clean. At this point it was almost 11pm and I had been flying all day. The next day I told the front desk and they said they would have housekeeping clean it very well. When I came back that night the room was clean and so was the bathroom. Later that night I noticed small ants running alongside the bottom of the floors in the bathroom. I told the front desk and they said they can have housekeeping come up and spray for that. Housekeeping came but said the fumes from the spray would be bad for my daughter to breath in. At this point they said there was nothing else they could do. I said thank you and told them I would be contacting the front desk the next day. The next day which happened to be our last day I went to the front desk to let them know I was not happy with the ant situation in my room as well as the noise level of my neighbors at 3, 4, 5 o'clock in the morning. They said other than housekeeping there was nothing they could do. I asked if they could possibly move us and he said no without even looking on his computer for availability. I told him I was very disappointed with everything and he said I'm sorry and walked away. The rest of the night I spent at my friends room so we could use her bathroom. The ants in my room not only started out on the floor but then were migrating their way to the counter and sink where I kept my daughters clean bottles. The next morning at check out I received my bill. It was not correct. I was quoted one price and charged another. When I went downstairs to ask about it the woman who attempted to help me said that it was because of parking each day. I told her when I booked it I got the resort fee included in my total so I would not have to worry about that. She apologized and said she could change it but I had missed out on all the other benefits that the resort fee had come with it. At this point I was so irritated I told her not to bother and I would never be staying here again. I'm so upset with the lack of customer service and help. This was supposed to be a happy and exciting vacation but I was highly saddened and disappointed. .
9 mars 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnUK Not Sheraton standard
When we arrived at the hotel room I was just so shocked at the dismal room state. This was not Sheraton standard. The room, and especially the bathroom, were so tired looking and run down. I speak as someone who has stayed in very many first class Starwood hotels on all continents over the years. This hotel was amongst the very lowest room quality. Even WIFI does not work in the room (but they charge you for it in 'Daily Resort Charge'). The one saving grace was the staff, they were without exception, all very friendly and helpful.
1 mars 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Whitemax disappointed
place is very old and in need of major overhaul. By far the worst Sheraton we've stayed at !
17 février 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChrisB55 Not what I expected
I've stayed here back in 2005 and thought that it was great. I was excited to come back and bring my son for his first trip to Hawaii.
When I got to my room the first thing I noticed was that there was an issue with the floor maybe being not level. The drawers on the dresser and desk our room (946) would not stay closed unless we put a chair or other object in front of it. I could see makeshift shims under the feet of the dresser probably trying to keep it level. Secondly, the bath tub had signs of rust in it. Also, when I stepped onto the balcony, I could see the other neigboring balconies crumbling, not sure if it was from weather or just wear and tear. During the day it looked like construction or upgrades were going on in the rooms across from us. Maybe we should have come a few weeks later.
I'm very disappointed with this hotel and I hope that if I do stay at a Sheraton again in the future, I will have a better experience.
14 février 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by canuckle Worst stay ever in Hawaii!
Had not stayed in this hotel for a few years as I was trying out the other hotels - wish I had stayed away as it was by far worst stay ever in Hawaii (over 10 stays in past few years).
Was 'upgraded' to a room beside the elevator which I heard all night long (it is obscured during day time by street and poolside noise).
Pool area is very open to foot traffic so not that enjoyable.
Room is in desperate rejuvenation (or demolition). Internet is still ethernet - so much for use of tablet.
Room thermostat was broken, so it thinks the room is 15 degrees cooler than it actually is!
Had a staff member scream at a guest who was trying to enter an elevator while she was exiting - took the people waiting to enter by surprise how rude she was!
recommend looking at other places as this one should reconsider the hospitality industry. It is fortunate to get all the tour groups who know no better.
13 février 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AYMI Needs Major Updates
Staffs and Location are the best asset in this property. Staffs are friendly and the location is right next to the International Market; it is very convenient.
However, the room is very dated. The mattress is not typical Starwood quality. You can see cracks on every furniture. One word: Old. The elevators were terrible. The average wait time was about 5-10 minutes. In one case, I waited almost 15 minutes because every single one of them were full of people.
Worst of all, the internet service. The resort fee 18 per day but the technology (internet) was so 90s. No wireless internet in room, only wired. If you have a iPad or two computers, one must go to the lobby level to use internet service. This means the resort fee is not well spent.
Finally, not the fault of the hotel. The noise was bad, especially on weekend nights. The noise lasted til 1:00AM, it was hard to sleep since my room faced to the street.
25 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by LifetimePlatinumBound In Desperate Need of an Upgrade...
I had room on the 10th floor that had a small balcony with a view of the ocean. The rooms come with refrigerators and safes, but the furniture, carpeting, etc are all in need of desperate upgrade. The one gem I found at the hotel was that the gym was recently upgraded, that was a definite plus. I did see new furniture in the hallway the day I was checking out so maybe an upgrade will occur soon.
20 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Airking22 Rude staff
Room had no face cloths. Shower curtain smelled of mold. Traveling partner who is a gold member received a suite upgrade whereas I did not receive any upgrade. (Unless you count "high floor"... big deal) there are no perks to being platinum at this hotel. Despite having "do not disturb" sign on door I received a phone call while i was trying to rest asking if I want my room serviced, then I received a visit from housekeeping (who knocked so rudely it like I owed money) asking the same question. He was rude also.
13 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mike60 Category 5?
I was traveling on business and was disappointed in the hotel rating as I have stayed at many lesser Starwood brands that were far better maintained.
The staff, with the exception of the concierge were very gracious and housekeeping attentive. In terms of the concierge, I never received a call back confirming a reservation I requested even after checking back and being assured I would get a call as soon as the restaurant had opened.
I was placed on an SPG floor, yet the adjacent room had many small children that made it nearly impossible to be on a conference call or work at certain times of the day. I am sure this is challenging being a resort destination, but some placement/assignment of business travelers should not be too difficult.
On three of the five days there was no water in the fitness center during early morning workouts.
Food - average and would not recommend.
9 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by vgerasimov Average hotel with terrible management
Room: High Ocean View, 12/28/12 - 1/7/2013
I always book my trips in advance. That trip I book in August, so it was about 4 months in advance. Just after I did it I sent a request to the hotel to make sure that I'll get a room with two queen beds (I was traveling with my friend). I received confirmation next day. Hotel representative said that my request was noted. In case of Sheraton PK noted means nothing. At the time I arrived I got a king size room. Lady at the reception tried to tell me that they didn't get my request. I showed her original thread and she immediately found it but she said that such requests could be completed only upon availability. I don't believe that in August there wasn't any 2 queen bed rooms available. They just lost my request and tried to make me feel that there's no their fault. Well, mistakes happen. I've been in such situations before and in such cases hotels usually offer some benefits like free breakfast, refund or upgrade to a better room. So not at Sheraton PK. They gave us additional roll-away bed, that's it.
Next day I sent a complain using their web-site. I've never heard back even I got a confirmation that they received my feedback. That's weird.
Room was really average and could have some renovation. It's called Ocean View but in other hotels it will be called Partial View because you can't really see ocean from balcony, it's on your right side. In front of you you can see only other hotels.
Hotel charges daily fee for internet, parking and water. But there's no wifi available at the room.
Room service was pretty good.
I will not stay at that hotel again. With such terrible management and ignorance I can find a lot of better deals at Waikiki.
8 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GregS Disappointing Stay
This hotel is in dire need of some renovations. The sliding glass door to the balcony does not work. The bathroom was not clean on check-in. After maid service, we were left with no regular coffee refill, only decaf. MOST IMPORTANT - The hotel charges a convenience fee that includes guest room internet BUT THERE IS NO WIRELESS INTERNET IN THE TOWER WE STAYED IN (ROOM 1851).
1 janvier 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sam63 You get what you pay for....
I'm glad that I used points as partial payment for our stay. I would have been very angry if I paid full price for our room. The building is old; the staff is somewhat helpful (bellmen were wonderful, but the rest of the staff could use some refresher courses on hospitality). We arrived in the evening on Christmas Day, and were unaware of the requirement to make a reservation for their special dinner buffet - which had AMPLE seating and way more food than could ever have been consumed - and yet, they turned away everyone without reservations.
The hotel was very crowded as you might expect around the holidays, but the hotel is not well designed, and the lobby becomes way too congested - it's hard to find a place to stand when you check in without getting jostled by people walking by. To make matters worse, they have this elaborate gingerbread creation set up, which not only takes up a lot of space, but also adds to the congestion with the hordes of people standing around to look at it.
Elevators were also very slow and VERY congested. We waited as 3 overcrowded elevators passed before we could get down to the lobby from our room. We finally squeezed into the 4th, unsure if there would be another chance to get downstairs in a reasonable time frame.
The check-in process seemed to take much longer than needed - and they have add-on fees for items that you may or may not use during your stay ($18.00 per day for pool towels and some other ancillary items that most other places provide no charge).
There was no other breakfast restaurant or cafe options other than going to their $24/ person breakfast buffet (not even a place to just buy a cup of coffee on premises).
The pool was UNBELIEVABLY cold.
And there was no Jacuzzi/ Whirlpool.
Everything about this hotel seemed inauthentic to its surroundings - from the photos on the walls of their namesake, to the supposed "lanais" that they provided in each room (in every other city, those are BALCONIES). It was like a Vegas version of what a nice Hawaiian hotel should be (I'm not talking the Wynn - more like the Riviera.)
Also to this point, we were serenaded from the live performance that sounded like "hooked on classics" renditions of Hawaiianized Christmas carols as we walked through the lobby past the hawkers who were selling Chinese made "Hawaiian souvenirs".
31 décembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jptor This place is a dump. Starwood platinum member
Don't even think about it?
That's all I have to say
31 décembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by casper23 This hotel is outdated
This hotel is in a great location but that is the only plus. The bathroom had mold around the faucets and on the tile. There were lots of dirt/dust in the corners. We did not feel comfortable taking showers wore flip flops during shower. The drain in the sink was clogged....water was very slow to drain out. The room itself was okay. The beds were comfortable. I was noisy..you could here the people in the next room and the doors had to be slammed to close.
28 décembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by NFamily Disappointed!
Hotel was totally not what we expected for being a Sheraton. First off, check-in took forever, then they charged my credit card when they weren't supposed to (they did though take care of it the same day) , everyday there was one of the 2 elevators that were not working. The rooms were small and the bathrooms looked like you were in a public restroom. Toilet leaked and faucets were a bit rusty. Hotel defenitely needs some updating . The a/c didn't work well either so don't go in the hotter/ more humid months. Other than that, the bed was comfy and the housekeepers were nice. I knew we weren't staying at a 5 star hotel but I do like to feel a little comfy when I'm on vacation . I expected a little more from a Sheraton and the $ 18 /day Resort fee they charge for water and a newspaper is defenitely not worth it because a resort it is not!
20 novembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Matt1294 Old, very old.
If you are expecting a good quality Starwood property, be ready for a dissappointmet. This particular property is very old. What makes a difference here is that I was in an upgraded room, yet the carpet looked like it was from the '80's, the bathroom had rust and old stains, and they told me they did not have newly remodeled rooms. Good location, and some rooms have a view of Waikiki, although blocked by other hotels.
19 novembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 Maids & General Staff Fall Short
Stayed for 5 nights in November 2012 - room was not cleaned the same way twice. Always forgot coffee - and when received coffee, always decaf. Specifically wrote note for REGULAR coffee and tipped $5 - two more decafs. Would give me three conditioners and zero body lotion. Safe was locked when entered room - never able to get maintenance to room so it could be opened. The breakfast buffet was completely unacceptable (service and food quality). Great drinks at the bar and nice touch with the cold towels by the pool in the afternoon.
19 novembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Freo2012 Needs improving
Poor plumbing and grumpy staff
28 octobre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kimbosky Watch your luggage!
This is by far the worst Starwood property I've ever stayed at. I am a SPG but recieved no recognition. We dropped our luggage at the curb as instructed by the bellman with the promise it would be delivered to our room. That was at 9:30am...came back at 4pm to no luggage. Searched the store rooms and no luggage. WE did find it...on the curb...where we had left it 6 1/2 hours earlier. The first room they put me in was supposed to be "partial ocean view", yet had a view of a mountainside...oppisite view of ocean. The TV was positioned around a corner from the bed whereas you could not see it laying in bed. There weren't even chairs in the vicinity of the TV. I convinced them to change my room to the one I reserved...the partial view.
24 octobre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by tigershark8 Horrible Bathrooms
Bathrooms were disgusting.
13 octobre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Boothy Needs improvement
This hotel needs to clean its act up. The rooms badly need a refit and the staff at the hotel need to do a course in customer service. The towel staff around the pool are way to busy talking to each other than talking to customers. The check in staff could be a lot more friendly. Overall after staying at an SPG hotel, I expect a lot better service. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
2 octobre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mrbb Check in
The check in experience couldn't have been worse.
Was moved from room to occupied room.
The experience should not have happened to anyone much less a repeat customer for over ten years
2 octobre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mandolinman Parking garage is the worst
If your travel to Honolulu does not involve use of an automobile, then the Sheraton Princess is okay--not great, but fair. Staff is polite and helpful, rooms are small but tolerable if you are on a budget, food is quite expensive--lots of better restaurant choices. BUT--if you have a rental (or borrowed) car, forget the Sheraton Princess!! The parking garage is a hopeless maze, and if you have any problems with stairs then don't even bother. The low point of our stay in Honolulu was the SP garage. I suggest you go elsewhere.
24 septembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by CCWSteve Better last time, probably will be our last time.
We asked for whatever the quietest room may be and we were given a room on the 28th floor back to back with the service elevators.
Made our way back down to be sent up to the 11th floor. Ocean view room, but with bed facing the opposite building. Couldn't really view the ocean unless you went to the deck or stood by the door. Bathroom and furniture was all very outdated and tub took forever to drain. Didn't want to have to change rooms again so we just put up with it.
Every time we have stayed at PK we have had to change rooms or had someone given the key to our room, or received calls in the middle of the night from strangers looking for someone else.....
We will think twice before we would book again. Actually, one time we did receive a nice room and had a nice stay was when the manager had compt us a room because of the time someone entered our room with a key given from the front desk in the middle of our stay.
5 septembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by MoFromVA Facilities grossly outdated
This Sheraton does not meet the standard I have come to expect from Starwood hotels. The room in which I stayed was very outdated in terms of facilities - dirty AC with pieces falling off it was shrouded by skimpy wood paneling, the desk was sticky, bathroom felt 20 years behind in style compared with most Sheratons. Also, as a business traveler, I was hamstrung when the internet went out for an entire evening during my stay. I will not be recommending or returning to this hotel.
4 septembre 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Washington Just okay
Not what I expected from a Sheraton expecially for the price. Needs renovation. Bathroom very small and outdated. No valet parking and your lucky if you can find a place to park your rental car.
1 septembre 2012