In 2015 we stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki using the two free nights from the Hyatt Credit Card. Keeping the credit card is a no brainer since the annual fee is offset by a free night, but only up to Tier 4. That meant that the Hyatt Regency was just out of reach, but the Hyatt Place was only Tier 3 and eligible so we thought we would try it for our three nights there.
For those of you familiar with Waikiki, Hyatt Place is located at the far end of the strip. It is on the east side of the back half of the Marriott. Access is easier along Kuhio than Kalakaua. The desk clerk was nice and greeted me as a Hyatt Platinum and informed me of the free breakfast that was on the third floor every morning.
The room was pretty small even by Waikiki standards, but is had almost everything in it. I say almost because it was missing one critical thing as far as I was concerned – a desk. I had to balance my laptop on the bureau and sit on the bed to do any computer work. Here are some photos.
The view was alright. A good shot between the Marriott towers at the Catholic church and a spot of the water that happened to be exactly where most of the surfers were. It let me reminisce about surfing as a teenager in L.A. – those were the days!
Breakfast was on the pool deck on the third floor. It was continental, but did have Asian fare such as steamed rice and kimchi which my wife really liked. The bagels, granola, yogurt, etc. was the typical hotel fare, but the pineapple was outstanding. Well, what else would you expect in Hawaii?