Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

For my trip to Hawaii this past Labor Day weekend, I flew to Kauai by my now traditional route: Honolulu.   While the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani looked “good” at $189/nt plus resort fees for a flexible rate compared to other hotels, the Hyatt Place Waikiki dropped its nightly rates to $139/nt with no resort fee three days before my departure.  As the hotel was limited to valet parking, I parked at the Ewa Hotel Waikiki next door.

The open-air lobby is the first I’ve seen at a Hyatt Place.

As a Hyatt Diamond member, my basic city view room was upgraded to a high floor, partial ocean view room.  Considering the location of the hotel relative to other buildings, I doubt there was much room for improvement.

Breakfast was served at a covered buffet.  The open seating area lent itself, however, to attracting a variety of birds looking for handouts, the signs discouraging feeding the birds notwithstanding.

Overall, I was quite pleased with my stay, but it seems rare that the nightly rate of the Hyatt Place falls below the other Starwood properties in the area, particularly when cash and points rates are considered.

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