The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is located mere feet off the ocean—only a single block from the stunning shoreline of Waikiki Beach—which puts it squarely in the midst of some of the area’s finest dining, shopping, and sightseeing destinations. Spanning some 29 floors across two different buildings, the hotel is home to 1,133 individual guestrooms—which come in approximately a dozen different styles and formats, as well as a wide range of available views—and some 7 luxurious suites. You’ll lack for little here, as hotelwide amenities include a 24/7 fitness center, a beautiful outdoor pool with lounge space, nearly 15,000 feet of private event space, and two distinct on-site restaurants.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Ambiance
The exterior of the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani does not possess the most striking façade—it consists of two different buildings arranged in a kind of “L” pattern: one smaller building (the Kaiulani Wing) runs perpendicular from the other taller building (the Ainahau Tower) that looms above it. Still, the general setting—with Waikiki Bay/Beach just one block away, and the surrounding area abuzz with the energy of boutique shops, fine dining, and favorite chain establishments—is spectacular. A concrete canopy-covered circular drive greets you; up the set of stairs and through the front doors of the hotel you’ll find the hotel’s primary lobby. This welcoming space sets the tone for the entire facility: it is brightly lit by a host of playful paper chandeliers, and it contains multiple potted plants and a wide array of pink chairs holding overstuffed yellow pillows. Instantly, you’ll feel it’s a spot you could be comfortable hanging out in any time of day.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel Rooms
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has some 19 different guestrooms and suites available. Individual guestrooms vary extensively. Favorite options here include the “City View King”—which contains one king bed and offers sweeping views of Honolulu—and the “Tower Ocean King”—which also contains one king bed, but as it is located on a higher floor of the hotel facing the ocean, provides stellar sightlines of Waikiki Bay and Beach. Several different types of suites are also available.
The nature of the in-room décor, of course, depends on the type of room selected. However, there are some similar traits to be found all across the many different options available. Typical guestrooms are simple affairs: clean white walls are adorned with the occasional photograph and/or framed piece of art, while multi-colored carpeting pops with a geometric design.
In-room amenities at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani also vary according to the type of room you are staying in. Still, most rooms come standard with a coffeemaker and tea service, complimentary bottled water, mini-fridge, iron/ironing board, desk-and-chair combination, and a flat-screen television that has an assortment of cable channels.
The usual individual guestroom bathroom here are good-sized, functional, and well-lit. A marble-inspired vanity gives you plenty of counter space—plus, it comes stocked with complimentary bath products. You’ll find a hair dryer nearby, as well as a shower-tub combination and a healthy supply of fresh towels.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Amenities
As a guest of Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, you’ll have your choice of multiple hotelwide amenities. On-site parking is available here for around $35 a day, while you’ll find that all public areas of the hotel—including the lobby—have complimentary wireless service. In-room high-speed wireless access may be purchased for around $15 per day. Coin-operated laundry services are found on-site, too.
A well-equipped fitness center is accessible to you via your guest keycard 24/7. Here you’ll find treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, weight machines, and more—all in a pleasant room that has multiple windows letting in warm sunshine from the lovely scenes just outside the hotel. An outdoor swimming pool is open 7 days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm. There you’ll be provided towels, and you’ll find ample tables, deck chairs, and umbrellas to go around.
Room service is available here throughout the day, and three different kinds of breakfast are served each morning: a continental breakfast, running around $20; a buffet breakfast, costing approximately $25; and a Full American breakfast, similarly priced at approximately $25. There are also two on-site restaurants you can enjoy during your stay. Pikake Terrace is a casual outdoor restaurant open for breakfast and dinner; buffet-style breakfast is available in the mornings, and in the evenings they serve up everything from steamed crab legs to prime rib. Splash Bar is open for lunch and dinner; it’s your go-to spot on-site for tasty appetizers, tropical drinks, and live music.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani will also proudly host your private event. Whether you desire a lovely oceanside ballroom to throw a wedding reception, or require a functional conference room to conduct a business meeting, there is an event space suitable for your needs here. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has 5 distinct meeting rooms, totally nearly 15,000 square feet of space, as well as an assortment of cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and numerous trained professionals ready to assist you.
Sheraton Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Neighborhood
The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is located in Honolulu, on the southeastern coast of O’ahu, just mere feet from the gorgeous shores of Waikiki Bay. Staying here at this terrific spot puts you squarely in the midst of many of the area’s most favorite sites; nearby popular attractions include Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center, ‘Iolani Palace, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and much more. Additional lodging in the general area includes Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Turtle Bay Resort, Westin Moana Surfrider, and many, many more.
How is it Ecofriendly?
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is another proud entry on the long list of hotels owned and operated by the Marriott International brand of properties. Given the immense number of facilities Marriott International oversees—over 6,700 facilities in 130 countries worldwide—and the corresponding significant ecological footprint it leaves across the globe, Marriott International finds itself increasingly invested in advancing ecofriendly policies and practices. These policies and practices take many forms, but are anchored by a commitment to: outfitting its hotels with energy-efficient appliances, in an effort to reduce energy usage; installing low-flow toilets, faucets, and fixtures, so as to better eliminate water waste; and curbing the emission of greenhouse gases at all Marriott-owned properties. In just the past three years, Marriott has seen over 300 of its hotels become either LEED-registered or LEED-certified, while over 2,2000 of its hotels earned TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders badge in 2016 alone.
Moving forward, Marriott and its hotels like Sheraton Princess Kaiulani are striving to only increase sustainability measures that are already in place. As part of its Serve360 project—whose founding mission statement declares that it is all about “Doing Good In Every Direction”—Marriott and the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani have set ambitious goals for the next decade. These goals include creating a responsibly sourced supply chain at levels of operations; reducing hotelwide energy consumption and water usage by over 20% by the year 2020; and achieving, by 2025, a baseline minimum of 30% renewable-energy use.