Waikiki Beach has always been a top attraction in Hawaii and if you are among those who want to soak for hours in its fresh blue waters or walk barefoot on its white sand shoreline, then the best place to stay during your vacation is the Pacific Beach Hotel Waikiki.
There are too many high-rises surrounding the Waikiki skyline but nothing beats staying in a hotel located just across the beach. The hotel is also a few steps away from the 42-acre Honolulu Zoo which is home to hundreds of tropical animals including elephants, orangutans and Komodo Dragons. Just two kilometers away is the Diamond Head Crater, a volcanic cone with its ridgeline shaped like the dorsal fin of the delicious tuna fish. And if you are a shopaholic, Hawaii’s largest shopping mall, the Ala Moana Center is just 2.9 kilometers away.
The Pacific Beach Hotel has become a favorite not only among the locals but also among foreign tourists who prefer the comfort and the convenience it offers. It is the perfect choice for those who are attending a convention at the Hawaii Convention Center which is only around 2 miles from the hotel.
By staying here during the holidays, you do not only get the chance to stay closer to the beach waters but you also get the chance to avail of that under-the-sea experience thanks to the hotel’s 3-story Oceanarium which carries 280,000 gallons of water along with 400 marine life including fish and sting rays. This is the closest you can get to underwater life and the mermaids too.
The Pacific Beach Hotel Waikiki boasts of two towers that provide scenic accommodation for guests who get to choose between the Oceanarium Tower with 38 floors and the Beach Tower with 17 floors. Each of the 839 rooms has been designed with an island theme and comes with the following features:
- Air conditioner
- Private balcony
- Paid Internet access
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
There are different categories of rooms to choose from depending on your budget and your preferences. By choosing the Oceanview Room which is located at the top floors of the two towers, you get side views and higher perspectives of the Waikiki Beach. To get an unobstructed and picture-perfect view of the beach, opt for the Ocean Front Room at the Beach Tower. This room is a good choice for couples who can get the king-sized bed. There is also an option for two double beds which is really great for those with children in tow.
Both Beach Towers also offer the Partial Ocean View Room which also provides a view of the Waikiki Beach albeit partial only. You also get a private balcony and an option for the king-sized bed or two double beds. Standard Rooms are available for those who are not really particular about their window views and who are more comfortable staying on the lower floors. Don’t worry because you still get to enjoy fresh air as the room comes with a private balcony.
Guests can enjoy the best amenities by paying for the $20 daily Amenity Fee which includes Wireless Internet, room safe, refillable water bottle, free use of golf cages and tennis courts as well as discounts for spa services.
Dining at the Pacific Beach Hotel Waikiki is an exciting experience. The Oceanarium just below the hotel lobby is the perfect restaurant for that under-the-sea breakfast, brunch and dinner experience. This is the perfect place to propose to your girlfriend in style with the help of the hotel diver who can carry a sign with your proposal while flashing it from the glass aquarium straight to your table. For a quick but heart snacks and coffee, there is always the Aloha Center Café.
The holidays can be relaxing but it can wreak havoc on your physical fitness plans but not when you are staying at the Pacific Beach Hotel. For one, the hotel provides a 24-hour access to the state-of-the-art fitness center with modern equipment for weight training and cardio exercises. You won’t be able to miss the great view while doing your daily exercise routine because there are picture windows with scenic ocean views all over the center.
When the fitness center gets too constricting knowing that you are in a resort, you can always go for the splash pool outdoors where you can relax on the spa tub. This is also be the best time to learn a new sport like surfing or parasailing since there are many vendors offering lessons at the beach.
With the many attractions and amenities offered by this hotel, the only problem you will surely have during your stay is how to convince yourself that it is time to check out and leave this paradise you’ve called home for a few days.