Almost perfect for our stay
We had a big hiccup to start. When we arrived we realized the door key code had never been sent to us. I thought it would be sent that morning but we were on a flight and no wifi until we arrived in the evening to check for it. We were unable to contact the owner and after several hours trying to figure out what to do just got a hotel room for the night. Benson got a hold of us early the next day, very apologetic, and gave us the key code and paid for our hotel room. The condo is exactly as pictured. The futon on the patio was used a lot. Great way to have your morning coffee and watch the surfers. It's a side view to the ocean, not ocean front but you can see boats and surfers, swimmers etc. My daughters enjoyed watching the luau at night from the lanai. I loved this area of Waikiki better than the main section. Friends of ours were staying in the main area of Waikiki and it wasn't for me. The beach is right beside the lagoon. You can enjoy many of the Hilton activities for free and honestly even most of their pools are all open and you can just go in. Live music from the different restaurants. Free cookie samples from the Honolulu cookie company at the Hilton shops. There is a DQ right on the beach. If you walk down the beach a little you can get cheaper rentals of paddle boards, water bikes etc. The Hilton is expensive. We signed up for Groupon Honolulu before we went and got some great deals on activities. Previous condo stayers had left some beach things to use so check the lanai to see what is there before you purchase. I loved the spices that were available too. Beds and pillows were comfortable and I am picky with my pillows. A couple cons: There is no place to store your luggage after check out if your flight is later than check out. The bell people are for the hotel only. Although they did help us a couple times, they wanted $10 tips to do so. There is no cart to load your own luggage on to bring up to the room. There is limited storage in the condo. Benson I would suggest a chest of drawers where you have that wall table and stools. There are already stools around the counter and a desk so I think you could take that out and put a chest of drawers there. It was hard living out of suitcases for 11 days. The bake feature on the oven didn't work. We made do with broil and stove top. We spent our last night at the Hilton and missed the Ilikai. We would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it!
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