Rated 3 out of 5 by Afig65 This hotel needs an upgrade
For the price of a hotel room, this place needs a serious upgrade. Talk about being dated! The only nice thing about our stay was the view from the lanai. The bathroom felt like a gas station bathroom. The fixtures were old and the finish on the shower fixtures were showing through. Tub didn't drain. No counter space. Small and hard to maneuver. No tables and chairs in which to eat a small snack . Wall paper and paint were outdated. Towels were hard and scratchy. Everything g screamed circa 1970's. Internet NEVER WORKED AND IT WAS FREE!!!!
May 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SJF55 Worth Starwood hotel I've ever stayed in
I was completely shocked at what a run-down, out dated hotal this was. I spent two nights there on a business trip. Never never again. It made me question whether Starwood even cares. The in-house station on the TV says the Starwood is spending billions on hotel renovations. They need to start with the Princess Kaiulani.
There are 2 towers, one only has wired internet and the other only has wireless. I had to change rooms on my second night just to answer emails.
The resort charge of $23plus taxes is rediculous for the business traveler. For that charge you are provided wired OR wireless internet, not both: free breakfast and dinner for your child only and only IF you are traveling with a child under 5 years old; water and fruit at the pool and a towel. None of these fit my needs, yet I had to pay for the services.
The bathrooms are so out ot date I was reminded of my childhood in the early 60's. It know 60's is retro, but this doesn't speak to the best of the 60's. The finish was completely worn off the fixtures. The elevators are so old and slow that lines formed of people waiting to use the them. The halls are drab and worn. The air conditioner was surface mounted, not built in, and "hinden" behind a wooden louvered door. The AC unit was very dirty. There were two knobs on it, but had little effect on the temperature and no indication of what the knobs controlled. I took pictures of the room and only wish I could post those too.
The rooms are noicy. I could heard noices loud and clear from adjacent rooms and from the street.
On the positive side - The staff was friendly and the bed was clean.
May 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bill Looking Old
I like staying at Princess Kaiulani Hotel due to its location and have stayed there several times over the years, but it's time for the hotel to get a full makeover.
May 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Windyn Gerat Waikiki Hotel
I like to stay ocean front but the costs have exceeded my budget! I will definately stay at the Princess Kauiulani again, the staff were very kind and friendly. I loved the hotel. Thank you so much!
May 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AAIconferee Disappointing
On arrival, my reservations were confused and took some time to sort out. AMEX has 2 holds put on CC, three days to resolve and three trips to the manger's office. Hotel hallways were dingy a in poor condition. The room was fine, but the AC was very noisy. Staff I interacted with tried to be helpful, but could sort out problems effectively.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IslandLvr Best location and staff!!!
Not only is this hotel conveniently located right on the main street but the staff is amazing. From the front desk to the housekeeping staff. They are all accommodating and went above and beyond. The rooms are clean and spacious. The pool is clean and family friendly. They serve fresh pineapple twice daily and have live music show in the evening. I love staying here. I have in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb88 Great Location!
Very comfortable, centrally located hotel. It's definately worth the upgrade for the deluxe ocean view. Staff was very accomodating when we had a request.
May 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by utes poor service
my first stay at Sheraton could be last
May 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tracy63 SPG Category 5???? Are you kidding me?
Tiny pool. OLD, OLD bathrooms and showers. Frayed, dirty carpets in rooms and hallways. Even from the 27th floor, the street noise was really loud because of single pane windows and sliding glass door. This place needs a MAJOR renovation. Category 5 in the SPG program??? A resounding and absolute NO!!! Do NOT waste your hard earned points!
May 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler Not my typical experience
I travel alot and I usually prefer to stay at this hotel. Usually I have an excellent experience, however this stay was not the best. I was upgraded to a suite which I was ecstatic about. I was out most of the day, but when I came back I found that the room was infested with Mosquitos. I tried to call down to the front desk but neither if the phones worked in my room. I proceed to kill at least Dow dozen Mosquitos before I lost count. I had to get up at 3:00am so I went to bed around 8. At about 9:00pm my fire alarm started beeping because of low batteries. A maintenance person came up to fix it, but this was but a great stay to say the least. I told the front desk attrndant at check out and wasnt even offered an appology. He just saud "ya, its humid so there are misquotos". Hopefully next time will be better.
May 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Yvan56 Gross
Worst starwood property by far. My room had hundreds of bugs (flies, mosquitos, fleas), the tub had not been cleaned in years, some blood on the wall, hotel hasn't been updated in decades, no valet parking (instead you have to park in a dumpy garage behind the kitchens), staff was clueless on many things (although they did give me a fruit basket...which attracted more bugs). Just a terrible hotel property.
May 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by lanai13 only issue was smoking
The hotel did not meet my needs at first because, there was no response to my complaint of my neighbor smoking on the lanai. Apparently, security can not intervene if they smell no smoke in the HALLWAY. However, after I called again to complain, they changed my room and gave us free breakfast coupons. It's too bad this hotel is not able to enforce non smoking on the lanais.
Also when I booked the hotel it was not clear to me that the resort fee was a DAILY fee, and not just a one-time fee for my free night paid with points.
May 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by nealnyc Worst hotel experience
Room looks like 1970's Miami Beach decor, and its all original. Carpet was worn and had holes. The worst part was the service. The first two days of my stay the housekeepers came in my room despite the do not disturb sign on the door. The first day they just put the DND sign back behind the door. The second day they must have taken it because it was nowhere to be found. I was not in the room when they came in, but I did not put anything in the safe as i would have. There was money, laptop, ipad etc on the desk. When I called the housekeeping manager they acted like it was no big deal and they said they would take me off the cleaning list for the next day. Then they would not give me anything later than 2PM checkout on any of the three rooms I had booked and I have gold status. Then after I checked out I found out they offered 3PM to someone who was traveling with me who had no status. Just poor service at a below average hotel. Also Honolulu PD seems to allow "women of the night" to use the corner of the street so be advised they are there every night. Seems to be a shady part of the strip.
April 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Arwest The Most Outdated Hotel I've stayed at in Hawaii
The Hotel is like stepping back to 1970. As an Elite SPG member you are offered nothing to make you want to stay at this hotel ever again.
April 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlohaMahalo Review
The Lobby and pool area are beautiful. A Jacuzzi would be nice. Rooms are in need of paint, updated fixtures, and microwave but clean. Wireless not available in all rooms was disappointing. The concierge staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. I would stay again because of the location.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Choi Gooooood
very nice hotel.
April 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HIWedding Skip this place
In short...we stayed for our wedding along with 12 of our guests. Most of the staff was unhelpful and rude. Our room was less than expected, the sink leaked and tub didn't drain. The wifi didn't work but we had to pay resort fees anyway. After constant contact with the hotel and guest services nothing could be done to reconcile our stay. I would gladly skip this hotel and Sheraton for continuity giving me the run around on something so trivial.
April 22, 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 dadefe Disappointed
As a Platinum preferred guest, I was told at check in that I was upgraded to suite. I arrived at noon and didn't get into my room until 3:45 pm. I was surprised that though my room was on the floor holding suites, my room was the size of a regular room. On the bright side, my room attendant, Julie, was wonderful, friendly, and professional.
April 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Oscar111 Not SPG standard, no wifi, dirty and old
This hotel does not meet a minimum requirement of SPG standards. Very outdated, no wifi net, the rooms are dirty and poorly furnished. Bathroom is horrible, towels are old, smoke smelled.
Service is poor, breakfast is unacceptable for $30 and no cappuccino or latte not even hot milk avail.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CocoBN Excellent Customer Service
The staff at the Princess Kaiulani are always helpful and extremely nice. They make this hotel worth the stay!!
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indaina Perfect Location
Friendly, helpful staff, rooms were crisp & clean and location is central to fantastic shopping and restaurants which was the icing on the cake to make this the holiday of a lifetime. Without hesitation I will stay here again and will recommend Princess Kaiulani to friends and family.
April 15, 2013
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.
April 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MJKG Pass on this hotel
Hotel was tired and needs update. LOUD from the outside and had to leave the tv on to sleep. Balcony door lock didn't work and every time I wanted to open the door I had to call down to have it fixed. Room service asked for my food to be eaten in an hour so they can have the tray back. Front desk left me waiting for over 15 at the gold line while they helped other customers. No valet, no spa, pool is small, beach across the street is dirty
April 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grace Needs renovation
The hotel needs some renovation especially the bathrooms. Our bathroom did not have exhaust fan and the sink was outdated. The water smelled like sewer. Plumber came up and explained to us it had to do with the sink. The backflow pipe somehow collects bacteria and when the faucet is on, the water pushes the smell from the pipe. Room was not maintained/ cleaned well everyday.
April 14, 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 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.
April 7, 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.
April 6, 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
April 3, 2013
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