Hotel Review: Sheraton Waikiki


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After my stay at the Andaz Maui at Wailea and my flight on Hawaiian Airlines from Maui to Honolulu, it was time to check out the Sheraton Waikiki.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The Sheraton Waikiki is located in the heart of Waikiki and shares an entrance with its sister property the Royal Hawaiian. The Sheraton features 1,634 guest rooms and suites and is a SPG Category 5 property starting at 12,000 points per night.

As we checked-in we were informed that we were upgraded to one of the hotel’s Pualani Suites which are located at the far end of the property.

I tried to apply a SPG Platinum Suite Night Award, which only clears into a Manila Suite which was unsuccessful but ended up lucking out with a complimentary upgrade.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

When it comes to suites at this hotel the two nicest category of suites are their Pualani Suites and their Kai Suites. The Manila Suites are much smaller and not as desirable.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The Pualani Suite featured a spacious living room with a dining room table.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

There was also a flat screen television and lots of cabinets for storage in the living room.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The master bedroom also had a small flat screen television, king sized bed and sitting chair.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

View of the master bedroom with the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The bathroom featured dual vanity sinks and more closet space.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The shower was a combination of a bathtub/shower.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

However one of the best features of the Pualani Suites are the views. From the bedroom you get a great view of Diamond Head and the ocean and the living room features a full ocean view as well.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

As a SPG Platinum member in addition to the standard platinum amenity, which includes either 500 SPG points or valet parking, you get to choose your “own gift” in the store’s gift store.

This is part due to the resort charge that is not waived for Platinum members.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Thee Sheraton has a small gift shop just for redeeming “your gift”.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Lots of treats to choose from.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

More snack items and drinks including wine.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Here’s a look what I was able to fit into the gift bad including a bottle of wine, a Hawaiian mug, trail mix and some cookies.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

As SPG Platinum members, we received complimentary access to the hotel’s club lounge, the Leahi Club, located on the 30th floor.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The lounge offers plenty of seating however was full most days.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The club lounge breakfast spread was more of a continental style breakfast with one or two hot items each morning. In the evening there were hot appetizers, soft drinks as well as complimentary house wine and beer.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

One of the best parts of the club lounge was the view of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The hotel offers two main pools including their infinity edge pool where you can watch the sunset each evening.

Bottom Line

Overall we had a great stay at the Sheraton Waikiki and really enjoyed the Pualani Suite we received. The Leahi Club is a nice addition for platinum members with the food and drinks in the evening.

It would be nice if they were to waive the hefty resort fee for Platinum members which is $30 and includes internet access, gym access and self-parking to name the main benefits.

The pools at the hotel are great and the beachfront location can’t be beat. While the hotel does have over 1,400 rooms it can seem busy at times like when waiting for the elevator so just keep that in mind if deciding to stay here.

RumFire Bar

RumFire Bar

One night I checked out the hotel’s bar which is called RumFire and is hotspot for locals. It was very busy, however it does close down around midnight each night.

Have you ever stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki before?

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  1. I have stayed here a few years ago – status has its benefits at this report (stayed without status on a Priceline rate). I still enjoyed the Infinity pool and great location but meals are expensive around the property. Good buy at 12,000 points a night.

  2. I just did the same trip as you! I loved the Sheraton Waikiki, much better than the Andaz! It’s a well run hotel and right in the heart of the action. They take care of their platinum’s well also! SPG has the better Hawaii properties for sure!

  3. I would like to know the difference between the Kai and Pualani suites. We are looking at booking one or the other. We are two adults and two children. Any advice on which is the better option is appreciated. Thanks

  4. Loved the Sheraton at Waikiki. We are a family of 4 and had a wonderful stay. The pool was fantastic for the kids and adults also. Waterslide a massive hit! The staff were very friendly and did anything to help.

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