If you’re thinking about an Aulani vacation, you’re also probably considering two or three days in Honolulu. It’s nice to have a couple days on the front end of your vacation to see Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and even take a trip up to the North Shore.
We just finished a stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, a hotel we chose for it’s economical price on points and proximity to Waikiki Beach. At only 12,000 Hyatt points per night, which we transferred from our Chase Ultimate Rewards, we had a great location that didn’t break the bank.
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Review
Location (Grade: B+)
The Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is just a couple blocks from the ocean. Both nights we stayed here, we walked over to the beach after the day’s activities and swam in the ocean while we watched the sun set. While it’s not directly on the ocean, the hotel is close enough that it never felt like an inconvenience.
We also had an ABC Store right next to the hotel. This is super convenient for stocking up on basic food items, an important way to save money on any Hawaiian vacation.
Room (Grade: A)
As a family of four, one of the things we appreciate about the Hyatt Place brand is the spacious rooms. They are not fancy or luxurious by any means, but there is always plenty of room to spread out. Our room was 496 square feet. By comparison, a value resort at Disney World is 260 square feet.
We used points to book a two queen room with a sofa bed. This gave us a total of three beds for the four of us. In addition, there was still room for a desk, entry way, and balcony. It’s easy to feel cramped on a vacation with kids. We never felt that way in this room.
Breakfast (Grade: A)
An important reason why we often choose Hyatt Place hotels is the FREE breakfast. In most cases, the breakfast options are ok but not great. However, breakfast at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach is a step above every Hyatt Place we’ve stayed at in the US. It included bacon, eggs, roasted potatoes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit and more. It was at least a $15 breakfast (Hawaii prices). Getting that for a family of four added tremendous value.
We were pleasantly surprised by the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. It’s the most economical option on points in Honolulu. Yet, it didn’t feel like we’d cut corners. The spacious rooms, proximity to the beach, and great breakfast combined to make this a hotel we’ll definitely visit again in the future.
Here’s a post we with more information about using points to Stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach on Points.