Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Fancy Nanc-ista

Only steps away from the infamous Waikiki Beach lies a massive twin-tower resort of the name of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. This resort offers guests with an array of luxurious amenities including dining, spa, cultural activities, fitness center and swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Situated in a central location of Waikiki, Hyatt Regency is one to consider when booking your next dream escape.

Last time I was in Waikiki, I stayed actually next door (Aston Waikiki Beach Tower); and with the view I had there, I just knew the view to this hotel would not disappoint.

I had arrived into Honolulu around 11 AM that Tuesday; and was hoping for an early check-in. It took about 25-30 minutes from the airport to the resort (an Uber ride costed me about $26).

As I walked up to the front entrance, I was greeted right away by a bellhop. He offered to take my bags while I check in – which was nice, considering, to get to the front desk you have to go up an escalator and walk a bit – this hotel is no joke. It was literally MASSIVE – which means a lot of walking (which was much needed for me because of all the wonderful meals I consumed). Anyway, I lucked out and my room happened to be ready.

The hotel greeted me with a welcoming card with my logo printed; such a nice added touch! They also provided me with two vouchers to try their buffet – which I was pretty excited about.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki offers guests with large guest bedrooms, each with a private lanai – I stayed in their Ocean View room which featured a king size bed, private balcony and mini cooler. The best part of this room was the amazing ocean view – like I said above, it did not disappoint! Nothing like having a room with incredible views of the ocean; can’t beat it.

One of the cool things about this resort is that they offer guests with filtered water dispensers throughout the hotel, as well as a souvenir water bottle that can be found in your room; keeping you always hydrated!

Hotel Dining and Cocktails:
The massive resort offers guests with great options for food and drinks –

Start your mornings here at SHOR; Hyatt’s breakfast buffet. With a variety of locally sourced foods such as meats, cheeses, fish, pastries, fruits and salads – you will no doubt leave with a happy and full belly.

Hours start at 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The Buffet at Hyatt
Calling all seafood lovers!! The Buffet at Hyatt is a place to eat to satisfy your seafood cravings – crab legs, poke, sushi, shrimp – even a selection of delightful dessert – you name it; it’s there. With a price of $55+ for adults and $25+ for children (depending on the day of the week); I’d say it’s worth every penny.

My absolute favorite part of the buffet was definitely the poke and sushi station – SO FRESH; so for what it’s worth; definitely check it out for their fresh fish.

Reserve your table here.

While you get your tan on by the pool; you can enjoy some lunch and beverages too. During the weekdays they provide entertainments including guitarist Dave Watanabe on Tuesdays, Mystical Sounds Karaoke Night Thursdays and DJ Night with Groovebox Collective Fridays.

Hours opened daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The hotel also offers guests the option to order in-room dining service. Select menu options are from SWIM Bar & Restaurant.

Hotel Amenities:

Na Ho’ola Spa
If you are looking for top-class spa after a long flight to Hawaii; you must check out this spa. Overlooking Waikiki Beach, the spa offers a delectable of spa options such as wax, massage, facial, and body treatment.

Check out their website here for more info.

Swimming Pool
At Hyatt the beach isn’t your only option to swim and lay out; but you can take a dive in their outdoor swimming pool or relax in their whirlpool. Private pool cabanas are available for full or half day rental for up to three people per cabana.

Fitness Center
Want to do a quick workout during your stay? No problem! Next to the swimming pool is their fitness center – equipped with all your gym essentials, treadmills, bikes, and weights. Complimentary towels, refreshments and headphones are also available.

Hotel Shops
The Pualeilani Atrium Shops at Hyatt offers guests with a selection of over 60 retail shops; from unique boutiques and specialty stores, it’s like you never have to leave.

Weekly Events
If you’re looking for entertainment and fun, Hyatt Regency Waikiki holds weekly events including ukulele and lei making classes, conch shell blowing, historical walking tours and Hawaiian music. They also have a farmers market held from 4-8 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Nearby Spots:
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is located in a very central area; walking distance to the beach, and restaurants and bars you must check out.

Though my stay here was short; I really enjoyed everything about it! From the modern and ocean view room to the accommodating staff and amazing location – this hotel is a spot to definitely consider.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is located on:

2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Book your stay here!


Fancy Nancy

Thanks to the Hyatt Regency team and Cinch PR for hosting my stay – as always, all opinions are my own.

Photography by Nick Ashikawa

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