Sweetwater at Waikiki Banyan
Reviews of Sweetwater at Waikiki Banyan
We loved this place. The location was great. We could walk to anywhere in Waikiki. The room was spacious and it was a great kitchen. I would love to go back with our kids.
A great place to stay in Waikiki and a nice alternative to the expensive rates at local hotels.
We love this resort. It's a great fit for a family of 4 and with the newly updated kitchen and baths (new cabinets, Corian & granite counters), now looks comparable to the new Hilton Hawaiian Village rooms.
The location is excellent. I love Kuhio Beach (part of Waikiki) with it's rock waterfalls, seawall, nightly entertainment (torch lighting & hula/Hawaiian music) at the big Banyan tree & stage. The seawall allows families with small children to enjoy the beach without fear of being drawn out to sea. We used scuba masks and saw TONS of beautiful, different fish on and around the seawall--actually very comparable to what we saw the day before at Hanuama Bay. (Of course only Hanauma had any turtles, though.)
Right now (Dec. 06) the only problem is Honolulu has part of the beach under construction to pump new sand in the beach, so there's noise & ugly equipment at part of the beach.
The only reason I don't put 5 stars is it doesn't offer unlimited linen exchange (only 1 x per week), include maid service or concierge services. There is an Expedia rep in the lobby to help anyone with additional vacation plans.
We've owned here for 5 years and plan to buy another unit soon. I highly recommend it unless luxury/pampering/on-site spa service is your top priority.
This place has a new lobby, and pretty good location but older rooms. Our family enjoyed our stay here. The BBQ grills are coin operated.