Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach

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The Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is a World of Hyatt Category 5 property requiring 20,000 points or $125 plus 10,000 points with Points+Cash. The property is located in the heart of Waikiki on the island of Oahu, and just a few blocks from the beach.

As it was a recently opened hotel, I was excited to stay at another Hyatt Centric property considering my positive stays at both the Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Santa Cruz Suite and Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami.

Upon check-in I was upgraded to an Ocean View suite, which had a separate bedroom and living room.

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Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach exterior

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Reception area

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Lobby bar

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Lobby area

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Lobby area

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Ocean view suite master bedroom

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Bathroom

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View from Suite

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Breakfast at the LanaiHyatt Centric Waikiki

Macadamia French Toast at the Lanai

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Wading pool

Bottom Line

Overall, I was really impressed with the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach especially the ocean-view suite upgrade that I received. Breakfast at the Lanai was also another highlight.

When it comes to the resort, this does seem more of a business property, given that it isn’t directly on the beach and the hotel pool is only a wading pool, so you can’t really swim in it.

However, at a Category 5 property its a good value and it’s brand new. 2 nights here was the right amount of time, and I’d suggest heading to another hotel on Oahu or island hopping. Keep in mind the hotel does charge a $25 resort fee though it’s waived on award redemptions.

Have you stayed at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach yet? Feel free to share your thoughts below. 

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  1. I stayed here last week for one night for the introductory rate of $199 (why would anyone use 20K points or worse the $125 plus 10K rate). I like the hotel very much and will return.

  2. Did you stay there post WOH on 3/1/17? I have heard that some properties are waiving the resort fees for Globalists even on Eligible (paid) Rates not just point awards? Would be helpful to get another data point.

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