[Review] Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower – Ocean Front Room

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

The Ocean Front rooms at the Rainbow Tower are among the limited accommodations in entire Waikiki to offer vast view of the Pacific Ocean and the Diamond Head in the same view, thanks to the unique location of this 31 story building.

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Overview

CategoryMemo
HotelHilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower
ViewOcean Front
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-East
Room Size355 sqft
Beds1 King Bed (Also available with 2 double beds)
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front vs Marina/Ocean View

As opposed to the Marina/Ocean View rooms that are facing Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Beach, the Ocean Front rooms have much clearer view of the ocean.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

Since the rooms are facing the famous Waikiki Beach, your experience at the hotel might be more memorable if you see people from all over the world having fun.

Interior

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior

There is a closet, a refrigerator and a coffee machine near the door.

I can say the room and the closed had enough space at least for 2 people and 3 suit cases and a bunch of unorganized shopping bags, in case you are worried.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior

View

As for the outside view, I will show you the view from the 6th floor and the 25th floor.

6th Floor

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

You can see Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in the back.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

Nice thing about the 6th floor view was the palm trees. It looked just like some post card picture and gave us the “Hawaiian” feels.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

At the angle of this room, you can’t directly see the sun setting, but it is just as beautiful to see the palm trees overlapping the orange sky.

Thanks to the location of the Rainbow Tower, the view from the lower floors is as good as it can be because there is no other building to block it.

25th Floor (Deluxe Ocean Front)

Views from Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

Rooms on the 15th floor and above are called “Deluxe” Ocean Front, and this is the view from the 25th floor.

The vast Pacific Ocean and the Diamond Head crater are all yours.

As I mentioned in the very beginning, the Deluxe Ocean Front of the Rainbow Tower is one of only few accommodations in Waikiki where you can get this level of vastness of Pacific Ocean and the iconic Diamond Head at the same time from this height, along with High Oceanfront rooms at Sheraton Waikiki and Diamond Head Oceanfront rooms at Hyatt Regency.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

The building on the left is the Ali’i Tower, another tower of Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Since Rainbow Tower and Ali’i Tower are the only buildings that stand right by the beach, you get the best view of Waikiki Beach in these two.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

And since the Ali’i Tower is a 15 story building, there is nowhere else in the Hilton Hawaiian Village you can get this kind of view.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

Super Pool, Hau Tree Cantina, and Tropics Bar & Grill are right below you. Nice thing about this is that you can check, if you have good eyes, how crowded these locations are before you go down.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

Stunning morning view.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

The calm ocean and the silhouette of the majestic Diamond Head are so gorgeous that you will never get tired of it.

Balcony

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Balcony
Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Balcony

It was especially fun to get some pizza, salad and drinks at Round Table Pizza in the resort, put everything on the table in the corner of the room, and eat them on the balcony at night.

Bathroom

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Bathroom

Shower had decent water pressure.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Bathroom

Clean granite countertop and LED mirror

Great Location to Give Every Floor Amazing View

If you are staying at an Ocean Front room of the Rainbow Tower, no matter the floor your are on, you will get a nice view of the Pacific ocean and the Diamond Head.

Well, just as you saw in my pictures, it drastically changes how they look, but each view is beautiful in its own way.

Being close to the pool and the beach, and the Tropics Bar & Grill is also a plus. If you are staying with small children, it is also nice that the tower is right by the famous Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, where they can enjoy kayaking, riding on a floating tricycle, etc.

Ocean Front vs Marina/Ocean View

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front vs Marina/Ocean View

Room size and floor plans are identical between Ocean Front and Marina/Ocean View, but the views are different as these two room types are on opposite sides of the tower.

Ocean Front Rooms

Ocean Front rooms are facing Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, and Marina/Ocean View rooms are facing Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Beach.

In Ocean Front rooms, you will be able to see sunrise throughout the year, but you will not have a direct view of sunset.

Marina/Ocean View Rooms

In Marina/Ocean VIew, you will not see sunrise, but you will be able to sunset almost throughout the year. It maybe a little difficult in winter.

Also, in Marina/Ocean View, you are in front of the Friday fireworks.

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