Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel

, Honolulu, United States
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Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel

, Honolulu
3 star

Rooms: 313

1956 Ala Moana Boulevard - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States Hotel Website | 808-941-7275
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Very cordial staff
Submitted by: Roger Miller in 22/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Very cordial staff and an overall great experience.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel

cant beat the price

from vaca7423
We have family that live in Hawaii, so we have stayed at at least 10 hotels in Honolulu, from the Halekulani, Hilton Hawaiin Village, Kahala Mandarin, Prince, W, and more. This of course is the least expensive and you can't beat it for the price. Our room was large with a king bed, desk and a couch. Simple but serves all your needs, anyrate your in Hawaii who spends much time in the room anyways??

Great for using up your HiltonHHonor Points

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you want to use up your HiltonHHonor Points and the actual Hilton Resort is full or the rooms cost too many points, Doubletree is your answer. Close enough to Hilton that you can walk over, and pretend you are part of the resort. Also a short walk to Ala Moana Center. That being said, the place is overpriced considering the distance to the beach. The room quality is a definite step up from the Ohana hotels, but the extra cost is difficult to justify. Yes, there are 4 pillows on each bed, marble bathrooms, cable TV, and warm cookies, but those weren’t enough. We got a breakfast package which included $10 off coupons for the restaurant. The caramelized pancakes there were great. If this hotel didn’t have the Doubletree brand name to help try to justify the price, I think they’d have a hard time staying in business.

Not Terrible...But Not All That Special, Either

from A TripAdvisor Member
We recently spent 3 nights at the Doubletree Alana Waikiki, and would
probably stay someplace else if we ever stayed in Honolulu again. We had an ocean-view room, but you could only see the ocean if you stood on the less than spacious lanai (about 10'x3') and faced left. Others have lamented the ridiculous prices in the restaurant and bar, and I can tell you that they weren't lying. I also resented having to pay $12
a day for parking and then having to tip the attendant every time we left the hotel, since it's valet parking only.
This was our first trip to Hawaii, and we spent 3 nights in Honolulu before going to Kauai for 5 nights. Our time on Kauai was infinitely more enjoyable than our time in Waikiki. We'll definitely go back to Hawaii, but if we ever again spend time on the island of Oahu, it won't be anywhere near Waikiki.

Value Priced

from timboTennessee
Not a resort hotel. Be aware and you may not be disappointed. $26 taxi one way from airport, 6:00pm. Expect major rush hour traffic. Shuttle from the nearby Hilton is $8 one way per person. Alamo rental nearby, Hertz at the Hilton, if you only need a car for a day or so. Alternate parking at the opposite corner of the park in front of the hotel (Fort DeRussy) for $5 day (not the parking lot beside the Hilton), 10 minute walk. Ocean is about 1/2 mile away, walk over to the Hilton, there are no private beaches. Ocean view means you will see the ocean around the Hilton and receive sun on your patio. Mountain view is mountains and lots of highrise buildings, one 5 story eyesore next door. Corner rooms on the front side of hotel will get you both views and two patios. Located where several main streets come together, significant street noise is to be expected at this hotel, stayed on 18th floor and it seemed to calm down abt 2-4pm when I was getting up. Decor has now been updated in most rooms, still working on the lower floors. Some construction off the lobby area but not a problem. Pool small, but clean. Exercise machines outside on the pool deck. Agree to skipping the free breakfast for Diamond/Gold members, you get only what they bring you. 24 hour coffee shop 1/2 block to the right, continue 1 more block for McDonalds, Subway, Starbucks, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse. Found all the staff to be friendly. Again, not the resort that the nearby Hilton is, but then not the price either.

Using Points Makes For a Decent Value

from PDXreviewer
We stayed at the Doubletree for two nights in August using Hilton Honors points. We were disappointed that they were fully booked and unable to upgrade us to the suite, as we were four adults. However, we appreciated the cookies at check-in and the friendly staff.

The swimming pool was fine, and we didn't see any rats. However, there were no pool towels, and it took three phone calls before towels were delivered 45 minutes later.

The continental breakfast included with the room was pathetic. We skipped it on the second morning. A very paltry croissant and coffee and juice.

The room was in need of some updating, but we did not hear any noise from other guests or from the street. We were on the 14th floor. We appreciated the in-room safe for which there was no charge.

If we weren't using Hilton points, we would not stay here again, but using points allowed us to save several hundred dollars!

Disappointed in accommodations

from LCXY
Booked a standard room. It was very small. (Rm. 822). Had to crawl out of the bed because it was against the wall. There was no space to have a light on that side of the bed so made it difficult to read at night. Also the A.C. unit was in the wall against the bed and blew on us all night. Talked to the manager the next day and all he offered us was an upgrade on our next stay. Also, the bathub/shower area had a very high tub that could be difficult for elderly people to get in/out of. The room was clean.

Not the Norm for Hilton

from jetset007
We stayed at the Alana in Waikiki in November 2003. It is NOT an upscale hotel in the Hilton chain. It is quite a walk to the beach. The hotel was going through a renovation (every other floor and limited kings) and failed to mention this to me when making the reservation (be certain to always ask this question!). Our reservation was for a king, non-smoking. Staff ended up upgrading my room to provide a king after I would not settle for 2 doubles, as this hotel was my second choice. I don't know how any room at this hotel would have an ocean view! The pool was noisy (not with kids, but the sound of cars on the adjacent street). Staff was friendly and the cookies were good and warm! Not the usual for the Hilton hotel chain. Very disappointed!

t be fooled...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Don't be fooled by this reputable hotel chain's name and price. This place was not at all what I expected from a Hilton family hotel. I had just come from a terrific stay at the Hilton Waikoloa in Kona, when I landed into this RAT-ARIFFIC nightmare (yes, I said RAT!)

I was thrilled when they upgraded me to a suite upon check-in, but then I opened the door and felt that I was back in the early 90's! The room was in desperate need of an update -- the furniture was outdated and the chairs were actually threadbare! The carpet and drapes were equally scary. If my sister didn't travel with a can of Lysol, I'm afraid we'd all have picked up plenty of germs and DNA!

When my son wanted to go to the pool, we were horrified to see a RAT climbing the wall. If it hadn't been the last night of the 2 night stay, I'd have high-tailed it to the Sheraton Moana Surf Rider and paid top price!

Almost forgot about the noise! Street noise, hotel noise, you name it, they've got it. We were awoken one morning to jack hammers on the parking lot roof. I guess that's the Doubletree's idea of a wake-up call.

I can't believe I wasted my Hilton points on this place. I don't book a reservation without consulting this website, so I was not prepared for what I found. In retrospect, I wish I'd stayed at the Marriott or the Sheraton, which were not much more expensive and also right in the middle of the strip with beach access.

Decent Hotel at a Reasonable Price

from Counterweight
We stayed here for a night after arriving from the mainland on our way to Kauai. The location is decent (close to Waikiki, though others are closer or right on Waikiki). We got a room for less than $100/night, for this we had a clean room, friendly service and proximity to the beach.

waikiki vacation

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a nice hotel with an outstanding front desk personell! They are extremely nice and helpful. We stayed here for the last 3 days of our vacation so we would be closer to Pearl Harbor, tour buses and so on. The only problems in the room that I noticed was mold on the curtains, and also on the shower curtain, which was'nt wide enough to keep water from running out on the floor. I lived in Japan for 2 years and this is the closest to a Japanese "hotsy" style tub I have seen since I returned to the USA 22 years ago. It is tall and very short, almost square. The only differance is this one is for showering, not soaking! The mold problem needs addressing. Everything else was fine. I doubt I would return here on future vacations to Waikiki.

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  • Address: 1956 Ala Moana Boulevard - Honolulu - Hawaii - 96815 - United States
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