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[ARCHIVE to 2015] Hilton Waikoloa Village {US-HI}

Old Apr 4, 01, 11:36 am
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They have a great staff. Just got back and enjoyed my stay. Yes, you are restricted on "places to go" (unless you have a car) and yes, you have to walk to the sand beach. However, can you suggest a better beach property for 100,000 HH points/6 nights? (St. Lucia is never available)!
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Old Apr 5, 01, 6:55 pm
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good point sully, I guess it is a personal trade off between HHV and HW. That is, wether you want the activities that Honolulu has to offer or the peace of a destination resort.

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Old Apr 6, 01, 5:54 am
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Each to their own, but it is one of our favorite places - just returned from there in February. Lots to do there: Dolphin Quest is an experience, my wife raves about (and spends much time at) the spa there, also some fairly good restaurants on site. A ride in the boat at night to your room is a relaxing and sometimes romantic experience.
We trek out during the day to other locations on the island - neat little day trips.

If you are Gold, the Towers concierge area (when available) is great - Rose and the staff there do a wonderful job - food is fantastic for munchies. They will comp you for breakfast at any of their restaurants if the Towers is full.

Oh, and one thing more. There is one of the famous "Roy's" restaurants just down the road in a nearby mall.

Aloha !!!
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Old May 27, 01, 11:28 am
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Waikoloa Parking

Renting a car 2 or 3 days with certs at the hotel. Deciding to rent one car or one each day.

What is the parking situation? I like to park valet ($2-3 a day tip) but do not like $10/day fees.

Anyone know the parking fees for valet and self park At the Wiakoloa?
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Old May 27, 01, 12:05 pm
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As of this week, self-parking is free; it's a bit of a walk uphill to the lobby. Valet parking is $8/day.
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Old May 27, 01, 4:41 pm
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Hi Ranles!!
Ill be there next month.can you please tell me if i can rent at the hotel-and which car company as I called avis and have to go back to the airport to get the car!!I too have certs for avis and alamo or I can use the ua certs.Also do you know how much and how to get from the airport if I dont have a car?
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Old May 27, 01, 7:25 pm
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FWIW, I found the FREE self parking to be quite okay and not too far!
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Old May 27, 01, 7:31 pm
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tinkybelle: You'd be far better off renting the car at the airport than paying for transportation to the hotel and back to get a car. Car rentals in Hawaii tend to be pretty cheap, but the Waikoloa is pretty far from the airport and cab and shuttle rides back and forth are easily what you'd pay for a car for a week. I would think you'd also want the car the entire time. Everything is very spread out on the Big Island.
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Old May 28, 01, 12:56 am
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Thanks Letiole-Ill do that!I had planned to veg out the first few days and I hate to have a car doing nothing!

[This message has been edited by tinkybelle (edited 05-28-2001).]
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Old Jun 26, 01, 3:23 pm
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ALON at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

I have an ALON vacation booked at the Hilton Waikoloa Village coming up and was wondering about the room accommodations.
Can you receive an upgrade room while using the ALON award?
If you can which is better? An executive room or a suite or do they have executive suites.
I might be a platinum by then, will it matter?
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Old Jun 26, 01, 4:10 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">I might be a platinum by then, will it matter?</font>
Platinum what?
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Old Jun 26, 01, 6:43 pm
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I upgraded from an ALON last December to the concierge floor (for three rooms!) with no problem, but the hotel was at about 50%. Call about one month ahead of time and ask to have the request for an upgrade put in your record.

I highly recommend the upgrade if you can get it as the concierge level has a free breakfast every morning and a cocktail hour in the afternoons. As I had the entire family with me (see three rooms above), this was invaluable as everyone would meet up for breakfast and then again for the cocktail/soda hour.

I am assuming you mean Diamond status versus Platinum (?). If there is any way at all you can get there, please do. Diamond members (and this applied to all the rooms) have free access to the spa daily for workouts/exercise classes and hot tub/sauna (non-Diamonds pay $10/person/day if I remember correctly). The amenities for the higher level VIP at this facility are fantastic - we had a one of our best vacations ever. The only downside was the $6 beers at poolside, the bar tab can get a bit shocking by week end :-) Be sure and do a snorkeling trip as well if you have time (the concierge will even set it up for you) - good luck.
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Old Jun 26, 01, 10:04 pm
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Luau on Big Island

We are staying 6 nights at Waikoloa and 3 at the Orchid. Which Luau should we got to?
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Old Jun 26, 01, 10:19 pm
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Ask for the upgrade as suggested, but even if you don't get in the Ocean Tower where they are located you can get access to the Towers/Concierge Lounge for breakfast, mid-day snacks, and evening appetizers, etc. as long as you are Gold HHonors or higher.
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Old Jun 26, 01, 11:25 pm
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Not sure, but I'm staying 4 at Waikoloa and 2 at the Orchid week after next.

I need to do that research as well, as my luau exp is limited to the excellent (as these things go), IMHO, Old Lahaina Luau on Maui.
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