I’ve could never stay here because I can’t fathom paying the rates they charge, especially w… How’s the bed, water temperature, water pressure, etc. The 11-story building was the tallest in Hawaii at the time. The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel is a large resort hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sprawling shopping centers -- King's Village on one side, the International Market Place on the other -- flank the hotel. Families with small children, honeymooning couples, even locals taking lunch breaks -- they all merge here, sunning, swimming, and sandcastle-building, all the while doing their best not to kick sand in each other's faces. The beach is less than half a block away. Lifeguards monitor the beach throughout the day. Later in the 1970s, they renamed the hotel the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Fortunately, help is on the way. Wired Internet only; charged depending on the speed of the connection you want, Recycling bins in the rooms -- rare for Waikiki, Coffeemaker with complimentary Kona coffee & Tazo tea, Small bathrooms with hotel-brand bath products and some of the best shower water pressure of any non-luxe-hotel, Small, crowded pool with cheap, dirty lounge chairs and little atmosphere, Spacious, well-equipped fitness center sectioned off from the 2nd-floor lobby by temporary walls -- making it, perhaps, the only gym in the country lit by chandeliers, Business center off main lobby includes paid Internet access, a printing station, newspapers, and a lending library, Game room includes a pool table and half a dozen arcade games, Daily activities include hula lessons, lei-making, Hawaiian quilting, and arts and crafts -- similar to those offered at the, Evening entertainment: "Creation: A Polynesian Journey", which relives the history of the Hawaiian islands through music, dance, pyrotechnics, fire-eater/juggler, and impressive costumery, including the requisite loincloths and coconut bras; $39 per adult (for Kaiulani guests), which includes two drinks; $30 per child, No kids' club, but there are organized kids' activities like arts and crafts, Nightly "Creation" show features plenty of sensory stimulation, including a fire-eater and juggler, Adjoining rooms (but beware -- the doors are thin). It's nicely located -- in the heart of Waikiki -- but worn, noisy rooms, a limited staff, and poor maintenance drag this Sheraton below the standards of its competitors. We are also wondering which is the more updated tower as I understand some have not been renovated. Paintings of the princess adorn the walls of the lobbies and hallways. COVID update: Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has updated their hours and services. Waikiki Beach is minutes away. Sheraton's website lists no fewer than nine different room types, but with the exception of the suites, they are all basically identical -- only the presence of balconies (some have them, some don't) and the various views differentiate them. Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Honolulu. Located across from Waikiki Beach, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is 11 minutes' walk from Honolulu Zoo. With the exception of the recent upgrade to flat-screen TVs and solid-white duvets on the beds, almost everything in the rooms looks like it dates back to the '80s. (Presumably the project also involves much-needed improvements on the current infrastructure.) Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. On both sides of the street, high-end retailers -- Tiffany, Cartier, even an Apple store -- are interspersed with indoor malls and streetside vendors hawking cheap seashell jewelry and Obama bobbleheads. Immediately across the road from the Moana Surfrider. No idea. Iolani Palace and Aloha Tower are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. The carpets are stained, the walls are cracking, the cheap plastic lounge chairs by the pool are caked with grime from who knows how far back. Staff was friendly. Honolulu International Airport is a 20- to 25-minute, $35 cab ride. Poor Princess Kaiulani. Iolani Palace and Aloha Tower are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. But more on that later. And now it's a subpar Sheraton. There's a concierge on staff -- rare for a lower-middle-range place in Waikiki -- as well as an activities desk and a bell staff to help with your bags. For budget family-friendliness, the Aston Waikiki Beach might be your best bet. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani ... Ainahau Tower. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is located in the heart of Waikiki just steps from Waikiki Beach and a short drive to downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. Splash's (or maybe Pikake's) lunch special: the "Loco Moco", which is a hamburger pattie over rice, topped with grilled onions, gravy, and a fried egg. Take a photo tour of Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, a family-friendly Oahu resort with upscale hotel amenities, set near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Great location on corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue. Seemingly every midmarket chain restaurant can be found here -- Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Tony Roma's -- along with more than a handful of Starbucks and fast-food joints. Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, and Diamond Head Crater -- three of the most popular tourist sites outside Waikiki -- are all within 30 minutes by car. Guests praise the bar. I didn't have any problems at the front desk myself, but half the time I passed by during my stay, I saw a line -- a jumble, more like it -- eating space in the lobby. An onsite restaurant offers nightly entertainment. WiFi is free, and this hotel also features 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. 2 double beds Non-refundable. Nor did I see anyone use the game room or lounge in the 2nd-floor lobby. Guests praise the dining options. The potentially romantic alfresco dining at the two main restaurants is tainted by the constant battles with the pigeons who share the hotel (without, presumably, paying a dime, the freeloaders). 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