This three-and-a-half-pearl, 297-room hotel is located in central Waikiki, a two-minute walk from the beach and a couple of blocks from the shops and restaurants of Kalakaua Avenue. Air-conditioned rooms are bright and modern, equipped with furnished lanais and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a more intimate feel when compared to other resorts in the area, with facilities geared toward couples looking to relax. There's an open-air pool with a furnished sundeck, modern fitness center, and free evening reception that includes wine and snacks. The restaurant serves Japanese and American cuisine in an elegant setting, plus a breakfast buffet for a fee. Other perks include free access to selected museums and 24-hour room service. Families might prefer the nearby Sheraton Waikiki, which adds kid-friendly facilities and multiple restaurants.
Contemporary hotel with a tranquil atmosphere, popular with couples
Couples seeking tranquillity are in luck at Waikiki Parc Hotel, where the atmosphere is peaceful and more intimate than is often the case in this part of town. It’s quieter and less crowded than Waikiki's mega-resorts, attracting fewer families with noisy kids. The high-rise, 22-floor glass-front building offers lovely ocean views -- albeit with some obstruction from neighboring hotels -- and contemporary interiors are almost like an art gallery. In fact, inside of the hotel you'll find alternating glass artwork provided by local artists. The lobby is decorated with glossy marble-tiled floors, colorful patterned rugs, and oversized ocean-themed artwork on the walls. There are limited communal spaces for socializing, hence the low-key vibe, but the hotel has a stylish restaurant and bar with modern Asian decor. An evening wine reception by the pool is an added bonus for those who do wish to mingle. Most guests are tourist couples on vacation, including many visitors from Japan.
In central Waikiki near the Sheraton, just a two-minute walk from the beach
Waikiki Parc Hotel has a convenient location near the Sheraton in central Waikiki, just a two-minute walk from the white sands of Waikiki Beach. It's set back from the shoreline, making it feel quieter and less hectic than the hotels that abut the beach, with a narrow pathway leading right to the sand. There are a number of shops and restaurants just around the corner at Waikiki Beach Walk, while Kalakaua Avenue -- Waikiki’s main drag -- is just two blocks away. The iconic Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Aquarium are around a 15-minute drive from the hotel, while the Fort DeRussy U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is a five-minute walk away. Pearl Harbor and the Honolulu International Airport are both a 25- to 30-minute drive north.
Bright, modern rooms with furnished lanais; some including great ocean views
Waikiki Parc Hotel has a total of 297 rooms and suites that are decorated in a simple, yet modern, style. They're all bright and clean, though a little on the small side, with furnished lanais that offer views of the city, mountains, or ocean. White walls are offset by soft pastel tones to create a fresh and cozy feel, while colorful Hawaiian-themed artwork adds just the subtlest tropical touch. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, empty mini-fridges, coffeemakers, safes, phones, free Wi-Fi, and free robes and slippers. Simple bathrooms are tiny, but adequate, and equipped with small shower/tub combos, spacious single vanities, hairdryers, and free toiletries. Guests should be aware that some noise from morning delivery trucks has been reported, so light sleepers might like to request quieter, higher-floor rooms.
Outdoor pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, free museum access, and free Wi-Fi
The PARC A.M. Restaurant and Bar is located on lobby level and has modern Asian decor. The kitchen serves hot and cold American and Japanese fare in a relaxed setting, plus a varied breakfast buffet for a fee, consisting of fresh fruit, cereals, crisp pastries, meats, eggs, tea, and coffee. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day. The rectangular eighth floor pool offers a furnished sundeck and an obscured ocean view, but there’s no poolside bar. Although there’s no spa, the hotel has a small poolside fitness center with modern cardio equipment, a universal machine, and small selection of free weights. For corporate guests, there’s a stylish business center with a computer station and a modern meeting room. Attractive freebies include a free evening reception with wine and snacks, access to the Bishop Museum, Contemporary Museum, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Hotel services include a 24-hour front desk, laundry services, and tour assistance. Self-parking is available, but this costs extra.