[Review] Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower

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Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village is famous for its iconic rainbow mozaic made from 31,000 tiles.

Hotel NameHilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower
Built in1968
Last Renovation2012
Number of Stories31
Check AvailabilityOn Expedia
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Rooms

Marina/Ocean View

Roon TypeMarina/Ocean View
Room Size355 sqft
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionNorth-North-West

Ocean Front

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior
Roon TypeOcean Front
Room Size355 sqft
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-East
MemoLocated on the 14th floor or lower
Detailed Review[Review] Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower – Ocean Front Room

Deluxe Ocean Front

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - Interior
Roon TypeDeluxe Ocean Front
Room Size355 sqft
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-East
MemoLocated on the 15th floor or higher
Detailed Review[Review] Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower – Ocean Front Room

Corner Ocean Front Marina View

Roon TypeCorner Ocean Front Marina View
Room Size425 sqft
Beds1 King Bed
Balcony DirectionNorth-North-West to West-South-West

Corner Ocean Front Diamond Head View

Roon TypeCorner Ocean Front Diamond Head View
Room Size425 sqft
Beds1 King Bed
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-West to West-South-West

Ocean Front Junior Suite

Roon TypeOcean Front Junior Suite
Room Size702 sqft
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-West

Marina/Ocean View Junior Suite

Roon TypeMarina/Ocean View Junior Suite
Room Size702 sqft
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionNorth-North-West

Presidential Suite

Roon TypePresidential Suite
Room SizeApproximately the size of three standard rooms
Beds1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Balcony DirectionSouth-South-West
MemoCall (808) 949-4321 to check availability.

Restaurants

If you are staying at the resort, you have access to almost all the restaurants inside the resort.

In this article, I will just introduce the two closest places to the Rainbow Tower, Tropics Bar & Grill and Hau Tree Bar.

Tropics Bar & Grill

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Tropics Bar & Grill

Tropics Bar & Grill is a restaurant that is right across the Super Pool. There are inside seating and terrace seating by the beach.

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Tropics Bar & Grill
Wagyu Brisket
Hilton Hawaiian Village - Tropics Bar & Grill
Hawaiian Seafood Medley
Restaurant NameTropics Bar & Grill
Breakfast7:00 – 10:30
Lunch11:00 – 16:30
Dinner17:00 – 21:30
Call(808) 949-4321
MenuTropics Menu

Hau Tree Bar

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Hau Tree Bar
Nachos

Hau Tree Bar is located by the Super Pool and you are free to consume the food and drinks at the counter at the facility, on the chairs around the pool, or outside of these facilities.

You can get light meals and snacks like nachos, hamburgers, sandwiches, etc. They do have alcoholic drinks too.

Restaurant NameHau Tree Bar
Lunch10:30 – 17:00
Bar9:00 – 19:00

Activities

Super Pool

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Super Pool

Super Pool is right outside of the Rainbow Tower. It is a bit hard to find available chairs.

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Super Pool

Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

At the stand next to the lagoon, you can rent kayaks, floating tricycles, paddle boats, etc. But remember, you are only allowed to use these equipments inside the lagoon, and not allowed to take them to the actual ocean.

Waikiki Beach

Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower - Ocean Front - View

As you already know, the beach is right in front of the Rainbow Tower.

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Beach

If you go out to the beach from the little path between the tower and the Super Pool, you see the booth where you can borrow one of those beach parasols and chairs.

Quality of Life

  • Parking
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village provides a six-level parking garage, conveniently accessible from all towers at the resort. Self-parking and valet parking are both available.
  • Laundry
    • Laundry machines are not available in any of the towers.
    • They do offer laundry service at a charge. Laundry bags and ticket forms are located in your closet.
  • Water
    • If you want bottled water, the closest option would be the vending machine on the ground floor.
    • You can also get bigger bottles at the ABC store at the pacific conference center.

Rainbow Tower vs Ali’i Tower

Buildings at Hilton Hawaiian Village

The Rainbow Tower and the Ali’i Tower are the only towers that are adjacent to the Waikiki Beach, and seem to be often compared with each other.

Rainbow Tower for the View

Rainbow Tower has better views because of its location and height.

Rainbow Tower has 31 stories and is literally right in front of the Pacific Ocean, with the Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head on one side and Ala Wai Boat Harbor on the other.

Ali’i Tower has 15 stories, and although it is ocean front, Ali’i tower is set back a little bit from the beach.

If you get an ocean/lagoon view of the Rainbow Tower, you are right in front of the Friday fireworks.

Ali’i Tower for the Experience

Ali’i Tower is more exclusive with privileged access to the exclusive front desk, Ali’i Pool Terrace, fitness center, dedicated concierge and exclusive fireworks view.

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