The best complement to an Aulani vacation is the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach on points. At just 12,000 points per night, this is a fantastic way to use Chase Ultimate Rewards. It’s a perfect points-affordable launching point to visit the North Shore, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation, and all that Honolulu and Waikiki Beach has to offer.
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach on Points
Located just a few blocks from Waikiki Beach, the Hyatt Place is in a great place to hit up all activities in Honolulu and spend some time on the beach. It’s also on the side of Honolulu closest to Diamond Head, a fun hike everyone visiting Honolulu should do at least once.
The standard points room is a King Bed City View with a sofa bed. If you change to party to four or five people, it opens up a Two Queen Accessible Room with a sofa bed. That’s the room we booked.
This is the best Hyatt Place breakfast we’ve had; bacon, sausage, eggs, waffles, pancakes, roasted potatoes, yogurt, fresh fruit and more.
Staying on Points
A standard award night is 12,000 points. The days we’re staying cost just over $200 a night if we had paid cash. They also offer “Points + Cash” options on some nights. This is a great option if you want to save points or just don’t have enough.
We recommend getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred to cover the cost of these nights. The card comes with a 80,000 point sign up bonus after spending $4,000 in the first three months. You can then transfer your points to Hyatt for your free nights.
How Long Should You Stay?
If you or your kids have never visited Oahu, we recommend three nights in Honolulu before heading to Aulani. Three nights will give you two full days to hit up all the highlights on Oahu. Pearl Harbor is must for everyone. Diamond Head is a great hike with beautiful views of the city. The North Shore is a surfing mecca with lots of fun activities. And, who could pass up a Dole Whip at the Dole plantation?