[Review] Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower: Ocean Front

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

The Rainbow Tower’s Ocean Front rooms are a rare find in Waikiki, offering unparalleled views of both the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head in a single breathtaking panorama. This stunning vista is made possible by the tower’s prime location, rising 31 stories above the surrounding area.

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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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If you’re seeking a room with a spectacular view, the Ocean Front and Deluxe Ocean Front rooms in the Rainbow Tower are your best bet.

Unlike the Marina/Ocean View rooms, which face the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Beach, the Ocean Front rooms offer an unobstructed and crystal-clear vista that’s truly awe-inspiring.

Your stay at the hotel can be made even more memorable by observing people from all over the world enjoying themselves on the vibrant Waikiki Beach.


This Ocean Front room features a comfortable king-sized bed, while rooms with two queen beds are also available.

The room was impeccably clean and tastefully decorated, without being overly lavish.

It provided the ideal environment for relaxation.

You’ll find a closet, refrigerator, and coffee machine conveniently located near the door.

As for the room itself, I can attest that there was ample space for two people, three suitcases, and even a heap of unorganized shopping bags in the closet.

No need to worry about clutter or feeling cramped.


Let me give you a glimpse of the outside view from both the 6th and 25th floors.

6th Floor

From either vantage point, you can take in the stunning sight of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in the distance.

The 6th floor view is particularly charming, with its picturesque palm trees that lend a quintessentially “Hawaiian” vibe to the scene.

Although this room’s angle doesn’t directly face the setting sun, the sight of the palm trees silhouetted against the orange sky is equally breathtaking.

Thanks to the Rainbow Tower’s prime location, there are no other buildings blocking the view, ensuring that the scenery from the lower floors is just as magnificent as it is from the upper floors.

25th Floor (Deluxe Ocean Front)

This breathtaking view is from the 25th floor, showcasing the stunning scenery of the Deluxe Ocean Front rooms, which are located on the 15th floor and higher.

As I mentioned earlier, these rooms offer one of the few opportunities in Waikiki to enjoy such an expansive vista of the Pacific Ocean and iconic Diamond Head from this height.

The only other comparable options are the High Oceanfront rooms at Sheraton Waikiki and the Diamond Head Oceanfront rooms at Hyatt Regency.

The building on the left-hand side of the view is the Ali’i Tower, another tower within the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

As the Rainbow Tower and Ali’i Tower are the only two buildings that stand right by the beach, they offer the best views of Waikiki Beach.

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.

From here, you can look down on the Super Pool, Hau Tree Cantina, and Tropics Bar & Grill, and even check how crowded the area is before heading down, all from the comfort of your own balcony (provided you have good eyesight, of course).

Such an amazing morning view.

The serene ocean and majestic silhouette of Diamond Head are so stunning that you’ll never tire of gazing upon them.


One of the highlights of our stay was grabbing some pizza, salad, and drinks from Round Table Pizza within the resort, setting everything up on the corner table of our room, and enjoying our meal out on the balcony at night.


I was pleasantly surprised by the decent water pressure in the shower.

The bathroom was also nicely equipped with a clean granite countertop and an LED mirror, which made getting ready in the morning a breeze.

Great Location Gives 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.

No matter which Ocean Front room you stay in, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head.

As you can see from my photos, the scenery is truly amazing and unique from each floor.

What’s more, the tower’s proximity to the pool, beach, and Tropics Bar & Grill is a major plus.

And if you’re traveling with young children, they’ll love being right by the famous Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, where they can enjoy kayaking, floating tricycles, and more.

Ocean Front vs Marina/Ocean View

The room size and layout are the same for both Ocean Front and Marina/Ocean View rooms, but the views are different because they are on opposite sides of the tower.

Ocean Front rooms have views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, while Marina/Ocean View rooms face the Ala Wai Boat Harbor and Ala Moana Beach.

Sunrise, Sunset, and Fireworks

For Ocean Front rooms, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise view throughout the year, but unfortunately, you won’t have a direct view of the sunset.

On the other hand, for Marina/Ocean View rooms, you won’t see the sunrise, but you can enjoy a stunning sunset almost all year round, although it might be a bit difficult to see in the winter months.

The fireworks will be launched slightly towards the ocean, so it should be visible from the Ocean Front, but not from the Marina/Ocean View.


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