Rated 2 out of 5 by Vtowngirls Disappointed during this stay
Booked a room w/ two double beds and was given a room w/ a kind size bed...staff asked, "Do you two know each other?" Upgraded room resulted in one with broken furniture, chair and desk in front of closet making it difficult to use, a leaky "streaming" bath faucet, and a smell. We were provided a rollaway bed that took up a large portion of the upgraded sized room.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by niconyc2012 Great location, some annoyances
I and my friend want to hang out at Waikiki, especially for the beach. We got the ocean view room which has a amazing view. Overall, it is a pretty good place to stay. However, our door keys were not working constantly. I had to go to front desk 4 times during our stay. It did annoy. Secondly, the staff messed up our checkout time. We requested a late checkout and were told our request granted when we checked in. Then you got this sorta pushy phone call that it was customer's fault that we didn't checkout by certain time. It wasn't a big deal after I explained what happened, but such conversation hindered the vacation spirit, especially that spirit was what we were seeking in Hawaii. In the end, I do recommend this hotel for its location and value. Just triple confirm with the staff if you had special requests. Keep in mind that it isn't a easy job to accommodate every single one's wish at very very large volume.
December 3, 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 Bathroom and furniture was all very outdated and tub took forever to drain.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.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ben4212 Good site beach access
The hotel was clean and well managed and the staff professional however the room was "tired " looking belonging to the 1960s era..
The bathroom although clean was old and depressing.
The air-conditioner didn't work for most of our stay.
The room faced onto the hotels plant-rooms of adjoining properties and was unbearably noisy and required earplugs at night to sleep.
January 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mal49 Love the bed...
I had no problem falling asleep due to the comfort of the bed. I've stayed at other Starwood Hotels and have to say all their beds are heavenly comfortable. One thing that was unsatisfactory at the Princess K was the shower drain. Drained so slowly. Please check it out.....Room 501. Other than that, I'm pretty satisfied. Maybe next time I'll request a ocean view room.
September 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BRIBOYNYC Worn around the edges
I've stayed at this hotel 3 times and when I was there in Jan 2014 I saw they were closing the hotel shortly for a well needed renovation. Then when I was looking for hotels in Waikiki this hotel still showed as available and I found out the closing and renovations were cancelled. I must say this hotel does need to be closed and renovated. They did some basic renovations and touches in the lobby area so it was a slight improvement, but you can tell not much money was put into it. For the guest check-in a laminate was placed over the granite counter and the laminate is already ripping. The rooms need renovations. The sinks, faucets and tubs all need to be replaced. The carpeting is worn and you see where there have been water leaks.
Parking is also horrendous. You can drive up and down a 5 level parking garage and never find a parking spot.
If it wasn't for the location I would say stay away from this hotel. The staff is friendly, hotel is clean, but it REALLY needs a makeover
September 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jackly Hotel - nice and simple
Nice but need updates from 1980s to present
October 27, 2014
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.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rollie1967 quiet location
The Princess has a great location, yet the thick sliding glass doors and blackout curtains allow a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed. Waikiki can be very noisy,even at night but thats not an issue here. The cold water and fruit on the beach service was a nice plus- other beach visitors im sure were wondering how we acquired such great service.
September 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by molino4 Needs attention to housekeeping and maintainance
The front desk staff is always excellent. More than one counter person needed, especially when there are long lines.
Housekeeping service definitely needs improvement. Our room was 2556 from 7/9 to 7/14/13. Cleanliness not up standards.
There was an on going lines for the elevators for the tower and several of the elevators appeared to be malfunctioning.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ann40 Hotel met or exceeded expectations.
Bed was quite comfortable. Location is very good. View from our balcony was great. In general, room was kept clean. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel met or exceeded our expectations. Our primary complaint is that beverages in the bar were priced too high and served in plastic cups. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daveblo Great hotel in a perfect location
I stayed for 9 nights. Room and hotel are clean. Staff is friendly and inviting. Location is fantastic, and the $25 all-day parking fee is quite reasonable for this location. The pool seems nice, though being a block from the ocean I didn't use it.
Breakfast is a bit on the pricy side, but there are many close by decent alternatives.
Will stay again.
July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by aradia1300 Great location
My partner and I stayed at the Hotel in mid-August. The hotel in excellently situated within walking distance of Waikiki beach, good shopping centres and public/tourist transport.
We had a room on the 9th floor, high enough to have a good ('partial') ocean view and away from the noise on the street.
Recommend specifying if early check-in is required.
August 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SWVADB could be so much more
We had an unexpected 1-night stay on Oahu on our way to the Big Island after some travel issues and booked this hotel on the fly.
This hotel has everything going for it but the actual rooms. The location can't be beat--one block off the beach. The pool, bar, etc.--all lovely. The staff--absolutely wonderful (I hope management is good to them, as they are this property's greatest asset).
BUT ... the rooms ... This hotel needs a huge investment in remodeling and infrastructure, and soon. You're not going to be able to go much longer on great location, nice amenities, and awesome staff. Everything is just beat up and in need of replacement. Our in-room safe was broken and appeared to have been for some time. The shower was difficult to get going, with poor pressure, and difficult to regulate for temperature. It was fine for one night, but I wouldn't have been happy to stay here a week.
This property does not live up the the Sheraton brand.
May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelprincess69 Great location and clean rooms!
We asked for and received ocean view on high floor. Check in: long line, and sparce staff. But once greeted, staff very attentive. Parking! Rooms dated but clean. Nice sized lanai with view of ocean and surfers. The view is angled over the Surf Rider. Best bet for this property: location! Across the street from beach. Close to Duke's, shopping, spa.
September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 poor value
poor services from manager and check in staff. bed attitude. room is not clean. furniture is broken. long hair on bath tub, it may be from previous guest. no ventilation system in bath room. no privilege for SPG members. I was forced to pay extra to stay until 2pm. very poor internet service. paying 18 dollar resort fee is a rip off. never go back.
January 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Japanese60 This hotel needs renovation
I checked in on Saturday. Safety box was broken (numeric code cannot be entered). Security person was dispatched. Both he and the front desk person told me they cannot fix it on Sunday and I should wait for Monday. The problem is not resolved before I check out on Tuesday. No service person showed up. One of the elevators stopped, and did not work.
June 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by torontoboy I would avoid this hotel
Worst Starwood Hotel I've ever stayed at and given that I've been an SPG Platinum member for some time, this hotel should not have the Sheraton name attached to it...Old (I'd say the rooms have not been touched since the 70's), broken (our shower did not work nor did the toilet) and depressing...Don't bother wasting your money or SPG points here...
December 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by KARJ Awfull
Place needs a complete overhaul..Staff does not know what they are doing.
October 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Charliesangel My go-to in honolulu
This hotel is not brand new and will be undergoing a renovation in the near-future. That being said, it is a fantastic location and very affordable for Waikiki for those wanting to stay at a Starwood property. The staff is absolutely wonderful and the rooms are clean. I come here for work a few times a year and always enjoy my stay. Mahalo!
May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sunbabe88 Great location!!!
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Sheraton Princess! The staff was amazing! They all met all of our traveling needs from the time we checked in to the day that we left. The only complaint that I have about this hotel is that the swimming area for the kids is too small of an area. During the day and mid afternoon its filled with kids.
August 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Avidtraveler1172 Great Hotel but confused Room staffs
The hotel was great but the room staffs did not change my towels for us. We put the change card on the bed and the dirty towels on the bathroom floors to be change. The towels has a lot of stains on it but what they did was us pick it up and hung it again. In most hotels that we stay in the past the sign that we new towels are to throw old ones on the bathroom floor which I don't understand why the room staffs did not understand that. They just hung our dirty towels that we threw on the bathroom floor back up. The reason we even notice was that the stains were on the towels in the same spots. This happen the whole time we stayed at the hotel
I think the room staff needs to be re-train to know that towels that customers throw on the floor is a sign of change new towels right away.
Otherwise we love the hotel it was in great location and the reception staff was very helpful. I would stay here again but watch the room staff more carefully.
October 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by eddieg3 rundown rooms
Your rooms were old and musty. they looked as if they haven't been upgraded in 20 years. for the rate you charge, I expect a cleaner and more updated room. even my young grandchildren asked about the poor condition of your rooms. even the remote didn,t work properly. from now on, I will stay at the Sheraton Waikiki.
August 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bruinnurse A Dump
This hotel was a dump! I can't believe that Starwood pts their name on this hotel. The lobby looks great but it clouds your judgement until you walk into your nasty green carpeted room. I wouldn't want to see what that carpet looks like under a microscope. It's disgusting!!!! I felt dirty just in the room. The AC unit is from 1960 and doesn't put out much air but when it does it blows on your face and it smells like mildew. The cable..don't expect to veven watch NBC or other regular cable networks. you got more channels in a room in the 1980's. Their engineer came into the room to tell me that he has told the staff that there is a problem for months but they don't have a desire to take an initiative for the customers. If you're there on a Sunday and want to watch football in your room...unlikely the TV station came in an dout. I have had better experiences in a developing world. I called about my TV 5x the basically didn't believe me. The cable situation is horrific. Overall an antiquated hotel that doesn't desire to upgrade themselves. It's a bacterial nightmare!!!!!
September 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JTPauley Lousy Experience
I stayed here for a month while looking for a home. I was told parking was included, it wasn't and I was blindsided with a 400 dollar charge upon checkout. Breakfast is terribly expensive and not good. Dinner is decent enough, but not worth the money. In general, the hotel was decent at best, but nowhere near what I expected from a SPG hotel.
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vidkid good location
staff and location are the best . the hotel needs a bit updating but its kept clean and tidy all the staff were very pleasant and nothing was to much for them we were flying out late and they let us check out late and give us a curtsy room later as well .
the staff at the pool bar were always very happy and pleasant. good value for Waikiki.
March 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Patty1063 Improvements Could be Made
The public areas of the hotel are pleasant and comfortable but guest rooms are tired and on the small side. The beds are excellent quality and provide a good night's sleep. The buffet breakfast is very good but there's no variation from day to day. The pool closes at 6:00pm - very much a disappointment when the temperatures are in the 80's!
October 31, 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 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 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