- Sustainable Travel Guide, by Oliver Laasch
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Dining, Shopping, and Transportation Guide
Dining, Shopping, Transportation Guide (pdf format)
Hotel: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815-3699
Reservations 800-848-8110 or online at:
http://tinyurl.com/928rzwp Under “special rates & awards” input arrival date/departure date, Check “group code,” and input Group Code AB6AB6A
Telephone: 808-922-6611 or toll free 800-367-5370
- The Marriott has two towers, Kealohilani (K Tower) which is closest to the beach, and Paoakalami (P Tower). The reception desk is in P Tower.
- The main “drag” along the beach side of the hotel is Kalakaua Avenue.
- “North-west of hotel” means go out of the hotel, head to the main drag and turn right. “South-east” means do the same and turn left.
Dining (not an exhaustive list)
Within 5 minutes walking distance from the Marriott Waikiki or IN the Marriott Waikiki:
Kuhio Beach Grill. Inside the hotel in K Tower, 1st floor. Continental cuisine. Medium-expensive priced breakfast and dinner buffets, plus regular menu ordering. Not available for lunch. Casual.
Open 5:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Moana Terrace Poolside Bar and Grill. Beach view, casual open-air setting on 3rd floor of K Tower. Medium priced.
Open 11 to 11 daily. Live local music every evening from 6:30 till 9:30.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Pacific Rim cuisine. Casual. On third floor of K Tower, near Moana Terrace Bar and Grill.
Dinner only starting at 5:30 p.m.
d.k. Steakhouse. True American steakhouse serving dry-aged steaks. Casual. Dinner only starting at 5:30 p.m. On third floor of K Tower, near Moana Terrace Bar and Grill.
Arancino di Mare. Al fresco casual dining on Ohua Street side of K Tower (across from Burger King). Specializes in Italian pasta and pizza, but also offers breakfast.
Open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Seattle’s Best Coffee. In P Tower on 1st floor. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, to-go breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
ABC Store. (Great name, huh?) These convenience stores are all over Waikiki, with two inside our hotel, one on the 1st floor of each tower. They carry pre-packaged sandwiches, fruit cups, yogurt, chips, candy, cookies, drinks, etc. The normal 7-11 type merchandise.
Lulu’s. Fun beach-side restaurant and bar one block south-east of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. Medium priced. It gets lively at night.
Subway. Deli sandwiches and salads. One-half block south-east of hotel on Kalakaua Ave.
Burger King. Across the street from the hotel on corner of Ohua St. and Kalakaua Ave.
Cheeseburger in Paradise. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Medium priced. Casual. Three blocks north-west of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave.
Within 10 minutes walking distance from the Marriott Waikiki:
The Moana Surfrider (in the Westin). Beach-side, casual, medium priced dining. Steak, seafood. Four blocks north-west of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. Go straight through the Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel lobby to the beach.
Duke’s Waikiki. Beachfront restaurant and barefoot bar, five blocks north-west of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. Go through the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel to the dining room or the beach. Medium priced sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizza, and seafood. More lively at night. Duke was the founder of modern surfing, quite the local hero!
Azure Restaurant. World class restaurant with beachside dining available inside the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki’s oldest and most famous hotel. Freshly caught seafood and local produce. Seven blocks north-west of our hotel just off Kalakaua Ave. Go through the Royal Hawaiian Center to the hotel, then through the lobby to the beach.
International Marketplace Food Court. A variety of restaurants and inexpensive stands selling mainly local dishes. Five blocks north-west of our hotel. Walk way to the back of the Marketplace, following the Food Court signs.
The Queen’s Surf Café. Inexpensive casual beach dining away from the bustle of Kalakaua Ave. A short walk south-east of our hotel down the beach walkway on the way to the Aquarium.
Everywhere you turn there are shopping opportunities…these are just a few of the “biggies.”
The Royal Hawaiian Center. The largest shopping center in Waikiki with over 100 shops and restaurants on four levels. Boutiques, crafts, art, home products, etc. Seven blocks north-west of our hotel on Kalakaua Ave.
International Marketplace. A large open air shopping extravaganza offering every kind of souvenir, jewelry, or clothing you can imagine. Five blocks north-west of our hotel on Kalakaua Ave.
Ala Moana Shopping Center. Largest open-air mall in the world. Over 260 shops and restaurants on Ala Moana Blvd. Includes Neiman’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Gap, Williams Sonoma, Bath and Body Works, etc., etc., etc. Take “The Bus” or taxi. “The Bus” routes are 8, 19, or 20; catch on Kuhio Ave. (Exit hotel, head away from the beach to the corner. On Kuhio look for bus stop sign on opposite side of the street. You want a bus heading west. Be sure to ask the driver if that bus will take you to Ala Moana Mall.) Allow 15-30 minutes travel time.
Center of Waikiki. 30,000 sq. ft specialty retail center with many unique shops and restaurants located on Duke’s Lane. Six blocks north-west of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. (Just past the International Marketplace.)
Duke’s Market Place. In the Center of Waikiki (above) with over 100 kiosks and stores where you can find whatever souvenir you would like.
Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Five-story shopping mall which includes Victoria’s Secret, A/X Armani Exchange, and over 100 other stores and restaurants. Six blocks from the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. (Just past the International Marketplace and across from The Royal Hawaiian Center.)
DFS Galleria. Luxury department stores. Seven blocks north-west of the hotel on Kalakaua Ave. (Just past the International Marketplace and the Waikiki Shopping Plaza.)
Speedy Shuttle. Shared-ride transfers to and from the airport. $14.55 per person each way (round trip discount available).
877-242-5777 or look for info kiosk at the airport.
Charley’s Taxi. $33 per car with a special flat rate confirmation to or from airport and hotel. Normal rate is about $40. All taxi’s are metered.
808-921-5373 or check for taxi at the airport.
Car rentals. See www.honoluluairportcarrental.com for a long list of rental agencies. Rates start at $33.99 daily. Marriott Waikiki parking is $32 daily; valet parking is more. Honolulu parking is limited. For 1 to 2 day rentals, Hertz has a hotel office. The Concierge in each tower lobby can help with reservations.
ABC discount code are located in the Members Only area of your ABC account.
Marriott transportation desk. Open 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. daily.
The Bus. Oahu’s award-winning public transportation system. Adult fare $2.50 each ride, allows one transfer. Seniors 65 and older, $1.00 each ride, with one transfer. Need exact fare. A 4-day pass is available at any ABC Store for $25.00.
Check www.TheBus.org for routes, schedules, rules, etc.