This sprawling Waikiki resort features tropical grounds and an exceptional full-service spa.
It's difficult to know where to begin with the offerings at The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. There are two destination restaurants, Japengo and SHOR American Seafood Grill, the on-site full-service luxury spa is one of the best in town, and the spacious pool and deck overlook all the action on Waikiki Beach (just across the street). The rooms are located in two identical towers, offering some of the best views of Waikiki and the city. The top accommodations are the Regency Club rooms, which offer expedited check-in and a lounge atop the Diamond Head Tower, where privileged guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast; an international assortment of newspapers; evening wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres; and spectacular sunset views. A $100 million renovation refreshed all rooms with Hawaiian-influenced style and spa-inspired bathrooms. Even if you don't stay at this hotel, you should check out the lobby. The impressive atrium has cascading waterfalls, lush jungle foliage and tropical flowers. The hotel charges an $18 resort fee per room/night, which covers high-speed Internet access, local paper, health club, beach amenities, cultural activities and local, toll-free and international phone calls (up to 60 minutes per stay).