A Hotel Review: Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach
We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach when we were in Oahu and it was a dream. From the staff to the room to the location, everything was perfect so I wanted to give you a bit of a mini tour of the property. The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is actually a resort composed of privately-owned residences that are rented out for people visiting the island and wanting to book a hotel stay. It is built as a very modern and architecturally unique building. Though it’s not ocean front property, it sits just a short walk from the beach and has beautiful ocean views. It’s also centrally located, within walking distance to countless shops and restaurants. I’d highly recommend staying here if you’re looking for a quiet place to stay that provides you excellent service, top notch views and the ideal location for exploring Oahu.
Dining – The dining area is an expansive room decked out in modern decor. It has a completely open aesthetic with the lounge and bar opening up to the restaurant. The food is fantastic and not at all expensive for a Ritz Carlton – we tried a breakfast of eggs benedict, waffles and coffee. Everything was superb and to top it all off, we were able to enjoy the ocean while we dined. The dining area is also open for drinks and for dinner in the evenings.
Rooms – Our room was spotless with stunning views overlooking Waikiki. I couldn’t stop photographing the sunset we experienced our first night there. The room attendants came in twice a day and we were impressed with how thorough they were, even going so far as to vacuum the carpets once a day. Our oceanfront room was roomy and had a bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. It was fully equipped for an extended stay and it even came with a washer and dryer. The room even included a packet of laundry detergent which came in handy when we needed to run a load of laundry. You can opt for laundry service that the hotel provides but both the washer and dryer were efficient so we didn’t find this necessary.
Pool – The pool area was a lot of fun and is located on the same floor as the front desk and dining area. There were plenty of chairs and a large sofa to lounge in as well as a handful of cabanas that you could rent. The pool itself was divided out in sections with two hot tubs flanking each end. In February the water was a bit chilly for swimming but I’m sure summer would yield perfect temperatures. The Ritz Carlton did a great job with the design of the pool area; there were flowers and plants everywhere and plenty of pool towels that you could help yourself to.
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