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Hilton Garden Inn comes to Waikiki Beach in a really big way

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
The Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, which opens June 27, won’t charge a resort fee for its pool, fitness center or Wi-Fi.
(Evolution Hospitality)

The largest Hilton Garden Inn in the brand will open in June less than a mile from Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach.

The Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, which has 623 guest rooms, is now accepting reservations for stays beginning June 20.

Room prices start at $209 a night, according to a hotel statement. However, you may find lower prices on the hotel’s website (I found a room with two double beds for $189, excluding tax, for June 27-30).

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FOR THE RECORD

June 2, 1:10 p.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that guests can book rooms for stays starting June 27. The hotel has moved up the opening date to June 20. 

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All rooms come with a mini-fridge, microwave and free Wi-Fi -- and no resort fee. That could save you money because resort fees at many Oahu hotels run $10 to $30 a day, according to Travel-Hawaii.com.

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The hotel also features a rooftop pool and bar, as well as a fitness center.

Hotel officials put $115 million into an overhaul of the former Ohana Waikiki West.

In redoing the building, natural materials and finishes were used wherever possible to create an island feel. The room decor, for example, is intended to evoke the sea and sky with bursts of colors such as cobalt and tangerine.

Tthe largest Hilton Garden Inn has 623 guest rooms.
Tthe largest Hilton Garden Inn has 623 guest rooms.
(Evolution Hospitality )

At the Hilton Garden Inn, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the TR Fire Grill. Guests on the run can grab and go at the Holoholo Cafe and Market, where the offerings will include a “poke of the day” and macadamia nut haupia pie. Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian dessert, sort of a custard made with coconut milk.

Info: Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, (808) 922-5022

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