After living in Honolulu for three years, my wife and I pretty much go back there once a year to catch up with friends and see what has changed. Here , here and here are some past posts. We do try and stay at a different property every time in order to try new things. This time we got a good deal at the DoubleTree at Alana-Waikiki. This property is located away from most of the major hotels on the strip and is right across from Ft. DeRussey. The advantage to military members is that it is close enough to walk over and use all the amenities at the Hale Koa whenever you want. I used a free weekend night cert from the Citi Honors CC to save about $200 on our stay.
Its a nice ten minute walk to the beach if you go through Ft. DeRussey.
Like a lot of Hawaiian properties, check-in is on the second floor, not the first.
Our King beg was quite nice and comfortable.
The rest of the room was good sized by Honolulu standards, but some folks might think it is small if they didn’t realize how expensive floor space is in Hawaii.
I did like the bathroom and the closet with a safe in it.
We were on the 14th floor (upgraded due to Diamond status) with nice views. Kind of junky if you look down, but keep your eyes on the mountains or ocean and you are fine.
The hotel has an outdoor lap pool and a decent gym.
A change from the past is that the complimentary breakfast is a full breakfast, not a continental one as in the past. It was quite good and you could get eggs cooked to order.
On the whole a very nice, reasonably priced, property at a good location. My only complaint was the slowness of the elevators, but at least they are working on that problem!