This past weekend, we had the privilege of staying at the Pacific Beach Hotel Waikiki, soon christened as the “Alohilani Resort.” Less than a mile from the famous Waikiki Beach, a ten-minute walk to shopping plazas and endless dining throughout its vicinity, the future that will be the new Alohilani Resort is a promising one. Although we visited during their remodeling phase, we were able to get a sneak peak under the construction tarps and let us be the first to say: It’s going to be enchanting.

At the time of this writing, all rooms in both towers are finished with newly designed rooms, furniture, and all other minor upgrades that come with it. The few amenities that weren’t available were the (new) infinity pool, (new) lobby area, bar, and (new) Morimoto Restaurant.

LOCATION

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The tower in which we stayed is located to the left of the red roof – middle-right of this picture.

If you’re staying in Waikiki, The Pacific Beach Hotel (future Alohilani Resort) is at its heart. It is approximately 80 meters/200 feet away from the bikini ridden-tourist trouting Waikiki Beach. Easy access to the summer swells for surfing or a nice place for the kids to enjoy in one of the “ocean ponds.”  Word of advice: To get proper seating, head to the beach early, say around 9 am – anything later, and it will become a hassle to reserve a nicely shaded spot.

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Access to beaches, shopping, and restaurants is one thing but what good is accessibility when you don’t have a decent view of anything? The Alohilani Resort sports a breathtaking view of Diamond Head for the Windward facing rooms (it feels much closer when inside the room) – no concrete obstruction blocking a view (at least, not on the 39th floor). The Leeward side bolsters the scenery of Waikiki Beach and most of the Southern coastline as far as Ewa on a clear day.

BREAKFAST

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Last year, Japan captivated us with their ambrosial food. To say we were spoiled there with delicious, healthy, food might be an understatement. However, the “all-you-can-eat” breakfast buffet at the Lychee Restaurant, inside Pacific Beach Hotel, brought back memories of the uniquely flavored food we had in Japan. It had everything any age group desired for breakfast. A unique quality of this buffet was how it offered a few different items every morning. Whether it was different flavors of bacon or entirely new desserts, it is a sure place to have your taste buds go on a wild ride, just as Japan did for us.

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Cereal, Toast – with locally flavored spreads, & freshly squeezed juice station of ‘Pog’ and Orange Juice.
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Fresh fruit, salad, and morning smoothie station.
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Create-your-own-Omelette station.
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A taste of Japan – Miso Soup station!
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Pastries and Dessert station.

ROOM

All rooms are newly renovated: standard, partial ocean view, ocean view, diamond head and ocean view, and premier ocean front rooms are all available for you. We went with the Diamond Head and Ocean view room (39th floor). All rooms are non-smoking! For more detailed information for any inquiries, click HERE.

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Perfect area for getting some work (trading) done.
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Fridge, sink, ice container, and Keurig available at the entrance of our room.
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Spacious living room area with a pull out couch, tv, and breathtaking view of Diamond Head.

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The design and photo selection of the room is very modern and tasteful of Hawaii living.
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Second bedroom with the same view as the living room. We love waking up to this view!
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Hotels and Resorts: TAKE NOTE – Outlets have USB slots. Very helpful especially for travelers. We can charge all our devices at once, effortlessly.
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The master bedroom also includes robes, slippers, and an in-room safe.

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The Bathroom was complete with toiletries, towels, and even a weighing scale!

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AMENITIES + FALL TRANSFORMATION

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Newspaper every morning at your doorstep.
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Surfboard rack for guests.
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Complimentary chairs to borrow for the beach – pick up at the front desk for hotel guests.
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ABC store map – Buy all you can ever want or need here: shoes, shirts, gifts, food, drinks, and so much more all in one convenient place with multiple locations.
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The construction during our stay for the transformation of Pacific Beach Hotel into the Alohilani Resort. Did not bother us – we didn’t hear anything from our room.

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Everything will be finished by fall 2017 – for detailed schedule of transformation, visit the site HERE.

Our experience at the Alohilani Resort was epic. Breathtaking views, fantastic and friendly staff which greeted us day in and day out without fail and delicious food from Lychee makes this a top stay if you’re planning a visit to Oahu. With multiple room selections to choose from, amenities galore, reasonable access to just about everything you need want or desire, and it’s location, I don’t see why anyone would choose another accommodation, honestly. Ideally located across the famous beaches of Waikiki, what’s not there to like about this beautiful resort?

For more information on Alohilani Resort, visit here.
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Alohilani Resort
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
808-922-1233

Disclaimer: Wanderlustyle was welcomed as a guest at Washington Park Hotel. All our opinions are honest. Mahalo!

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Wanderlustyle is a travel orientated blog by Reid and Maryrose, a Hawaii-based couple in the pursuit to help others live a venturesome lifestyle. They love to explore new places, document their adventures, relieve their travel experiences via written word, and share tips along the way in hopes for the reader to achieve the best out of their journeys. If you would like to know more, visit the "About Us" section to really understand the lifestyle they hope to cultivate in others!

2 Comments

  1. Great post you guys!! I absolutely love the simple, white decor in the rooms! Beautiful. Maybe we’ll visit when we come to Hawaii… whenever that may be! Cheers xoxo

    • Thanks so much Molly! If anything, we should definitely grab some breakie here! It’s going to be even nicer when you visit :D!