The Pacific Beach Hotel is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It is right across the street from the Waikiki Beach, so many of the rooms have very good ocean views according to several TravelJam.com travelers. Many people like staying at this hotel because of its great location. It is close to the Honolulu Zoo and other attractions in the city, and the airport is close as well. This hotel offers family friendly accommodations, as well as space for business meetings and conventions. There are special group ratings for military groups and sports groups.
Accommodations include both guest rooms and suites. There are 839 rooms and 8 suites in both the Beach Tower that has 17 floors and the Oceanarium Tower that has 38 floors. The Hawaiian décor extends from the entrance and lobby into the guest rooms. Rooms have either a king sized bed or two double beds, which are perfect if children are traveling with their parents. Room rates begin at $299 for a standard room that is located on the lower floors of the Beach or Oceanarium Towers. There are Partial Oceanview rooms in both towers with partial views of the beach or city lights.
Oceanview rooms begin at $399 per night, and they offer views of the city, mountains, or the ocean. Rooms with the best views are more expensive, and rates for these begin at $479 for Oceanfront accommodations. These are in the Beach Tower, and besides offering a full, unobstructed view of the ocean, they also offer an upgrade in amenities. These include a tile entryway and another vanity and a microwave oven. Penthouse Suites are located in the Beach Tower, and they have either one or two bedrooms. Rates for these begin at $700.
Standard amenities are a private lanai or balcony for each room or suite, air conditioning, a full bath and shower, plus a coffee maker with Kona blend coffee. There are other amenities as well, such as a 37 inch HD flat screen television with movies on-demand, an in-room safe for a small fee, radio, hair dryer, refrigerator, digital telephone, high-speed Internet, and electronic keycards. Guests may also request connecting rooms or non-smoking rooms in the Beach and Ocean Towers. Smoking is permitted in the Ocean Tower.
Making reservations is very simple to do online. A credit card is required, and the charges are made at the time that you book your reservation. If a guest needs to cancel a reservation, this must be completed three days before their visit, or there is a charge of one night’s rate. If reservations are for a group of 10 or more rooms, it is necessary to contact the Sales Department. It is also possible to make reservations with special rates for special events, such as the Summer Festival or Natsu Matsuri. The hotel also features special packages at discount rates, including the Room and Fitness Package that includes a Partial Oceanview or Oceanview room at rates lower than usual. Free passes to the newly renovated fitness club are included.
The Oceanarium is one of the most attractive features of the Pacific Beach Hotel. It is the largest of any that is located in a hotel. The Oceanarium is three stories tall, and it is filled with around 400 fish from species native to the area. It can be seen from the Oceanarium Restaurant, a place where guests can watch the fish being fed several times a day by divers dressed as mermaids. They will gladly put up a sign in the window to announce a special occasion, such as an anniversary, birthday, or if someone is proposing marriage over dinner.
The ratings for the Pacific Beach Hotel are generally very good, and it is a unique and convenient place to stay in Honolulu.