Last Updated on February 16, 2023
The Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu is an excellent option for every type of traveler to Hawaii looking to stay in the center of it all. Located in the heart of Waikiki, considered the main tourist area of Honolulu, the Hilton Grand Vacation Club Hawaiian Village is located on the site of the 22-acre lushly landscaped beachfront Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The property features several towers with non-club hotel rooms located near the lagoon and beach and the Vacation Club tower set back from the beach closer to the main lobby. The ‘bang for your buck’ is the best feature of the Vacation Club tower—the suites are affordable and most are much larger in size than traditional hotel rooms to accommodate larger groups.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Vacation Club Room Options
Guests can choose from numerous room types at the vacation club including city or ocean views. The décor is the perfect balance of traditional Hawaiian and modern amenities.
The 300-square-foot studios, which sleep two people, come with kitchenettes and balconies. A 600 square foot one-bedroom one-bath suite can sleep four and comes equipped with furnished balconies, full kitchens, and a living area with a dining table and four chairs. The living area includes a full-sized sofa bed, chair and ottoman, large TV with DVD player and a PlayStation 3.
Three and four-bedroom suites can accommodate larger groups, and feature two levels of spacious living areas. These larger suites are an excellent choice for multi-generational families traveling together, wedding parties, and families with more than two children.
My husband I opted for a one-bedroom suite for three nights with two young children. We were thrilled to have the separation of a door between us in the bedroom and the kids, who slept in the living room pull-out sofa.
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Hawaiian Village amenities
Guests of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club Hawaiian Village have full guest privileges at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, an expansive complex including numerous restaurants, several bars, a Starbucks coffee shop and grab and go market.
The highlight of the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the luxury marketplace. The self-contained shopping center within the grounds of the resort includes some 35 stores ranging from high end Louis Vuitton to boutiques carrying aloha wear and surf clothing, and local businesses including Kona Mountain Coffee, The Waikiki Christmas Store and Honolulu Cookie Company.
The resort complex includes lovely landscaping and six swimming pools. The main Paradise Pool features a grotto-like design and the longest slide in Waikiki, which is suitable for younger children. Our three-year old spent hours repeatedly going down the slide and splashing in the refreshing water.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village also boasts its very own water playground called the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. This five-acre salt-water man-made lagoon is about eight feet deep and populated with fish. Guests can swim here or rent aqua bikes and paddle boards for a fee.
Of course, no visit to Hawaii would be complete without a walk on iconic Waikiki Beach. The pristine Duke Kahanamoku Beach is just steps from the resort grounds past the oceanfront restaurant named Bali.
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Top Activities Nearby in Honolulu
The location of Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village is ideal for travelers seeking the convenience of nearby activities. Honolulu and the South Shore Oahu are located at your fingertips, with a massive shopping complex, outdoor excursions like whale watching, and numerous sightseeing options.
Visit Pearl Harbor National Memorial
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a must-do experience for history and military buffs. Allow several hours for the visit taking your time to walk through the numerous buildings, pathways and memorials.
The experience includes an orientation, galleries, a theater where a 75-minute program is aired throughout the day, numerous wayside exhibits, and a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. An optional visit to the Battleship Missouri is also highly recommended.
Hike Diamond Head
Hiking to the top of Diamond Head is not for the faint of heart, but a rite of passage for those visiting Oahu who are in good health with ample mobility.
The apex of the extinct volcano is Hawaii’s most recognized landmark and making it to the crest rewards hikers with expansive views of the Waikiki coastline. The park includes some 475 acres, while the trail itself is just 0.8 miles. The hike is steep, so pace yourself and be prepared in advance by packing plenty of water.
Reservations are required, so purchase your entry tickets in advance of your visit via guided tour or on the Hawaii Division of State Parks website.
Ala Moana Center
Spend a day at Ala Moana Center, a massive open air shopping complex in the heart of Honolulu that was once the largest mall in the United States. It’s a popular place for residents and tourists alike where you’ll find more than 350 stores and dozens of restaurants. Many of the food venues are local businesses that serve regional Hawaiian dishes, pupus and desserts.
Be sure to check the Ala Moana website for a schedule of events as you can attend hula and ukulele shows, artisan markets and concerts put on by local students at no charge.
Waikiki is the heart of the island of Oahu with endless activities and entertainment. The Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village offers spacious suites at affordable rates and a prime location within a vibrant, well-designed, beautiful resort that borders the stunning waters of the Pacific Ocean.
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