[Review] Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Tower Ocean View Room

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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Tower Ocean View rooms are located on upper floors in the Ainahau Tower.

They offer great views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean behind the beautiful Moana Surfrider hotel.

Located at the heart of Waikiki, it is a quick walk to everywhere including International Market Place right next door and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre just across the street.

Unfortunately, combination of great view and location comes with the street noise in the evening, somewhat expected in Waikiki.

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Overview

HotelSheraton Princess Kaiulani
ViewTower Ocean View
Room Size282 sqft / 25 sqm
Room LocationUpper floors in Ainahau Tower
Balcony DirectionSouth-East
Beds1 King Bed (Also available with 2 double beds)
Rollaway beds permitted: 1 at 80.00 USD per night
Cribs permitted: 1
Maximum cribs/rollaway beds permitted: 1
FeaturesAir-conditioned
Non-smoking
Bottled water, complimentary
Coffee maker / tea service
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Buildings at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Review

Interior

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Interior
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Interior

The wall is filled with beautiful feather pattern of peacocks. This is because Princess Kaiulani had loved peacocks while growing up around a flock originally belonging to her mother at Ainahau the royal estate.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Interior
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Interior
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Interior

Balcony

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Balcony

There is a table and a pair of chairs on the balcony.

View (19th floor)

Views from Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View

From Tower Ocean View that is facing South-East, you get a great ocean view to the South, and beautiful sunrise from the East.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - View

So, how do you like this view? I loved it.

You can see Waikiki beach to the South, and the ocean behind the Moana Surfrider. It’s only about 2 minute walk to the beach.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - View

The view looking inland.

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - View

You can see the pool and Kalakaua Avenue below. Yes, this hotel is in a great location.

While I enjoyed the beautiful ocean view on the 19th floor, I could also hear the sound of Waikiki street performers in the evening.

I don’t recall being bothered by it when I stayed at a room on a lower floor probably because the trees and buildings around the performers blocked the noise.

On the 19th floor of the Tower Ocean View, I could hear it until around 10 pm.

Sunrise and Sunset

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - View

Great view of the beautiful sky at the sunrise. I guess this is the advantage of staying in the Tower Ocean View whose balconies are facing Southeast.

Sunset will not be visible from the Tower Ocean View rooms as it will be blocked by the Ainahau Tower itself unless you are in the corner room.

If you want to see the sunset, you will have a better chance in Tower Skyline Partial Ocean View rooms, which are located on the other side of the Ainahau Tower.

Bathroom

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Bathroom
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - Tower Ocean View - Bathroom

Shower room with a bathtub.

Great View and Location with Evening Noise

The room is simple, but it is a big plus to be able to sit on the balcony with a wide view of the sea and feel the sound of the wind and waves, or even have a light meal.

There is a small coffee shop called “Kai Fresh” just outside of the swimming pool selling smoothies, bagels, sandwiches, etc, which opens at 7:00 in the morning.

It was very nice to be able to just walk there quickly to buy breakfast and eat it on the balcony.

Street Noise

As I mentioned above, the only thing that bothered me was the noise from the street performers, which lasted until about 10:00 PM. This is a trade-off from being at the heart of Waikiki, which is very convenient, and having no blockage between the room and the street.

When I stayed at the Princess Ocean View room, I don’t think I heard much noise from outside the hotel, probably because of the lower floor, and blockage like trees and buildings around the performers. I actually remember leaving the windows open to enjoy beautiful Hawaiian music coming from the Pikake Terrace.