Waikiki Gateway Hotel

$399 for a Five-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Waikiki Room at Waikiki Gateway Hotel in Honolulu

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Boutique Hotel with Private Lanais Overlooking Waikiki

Along the indigo waters of Waikiki, thick knots of palm trees rise like eager children for views of the Pacific Ocean. None rise above the towering Waikiki Gateway Hotel, a retreat with uninterrupted vistas of Honolulu’s beaches and boulevards. Within the hotel lobby, potted ferns and a stand of dried reeds add a soft, earthy touch to clean, minimalist furnishings.

Sunset-colored bedspreads and a private 48-square-foot lanai overlooking Waikiki brightens each Deluxe Waikiki room. Guests can enjoy myriad sleeping or fort-building options with a choice of two double beds, one king bed, or one queen bed. Blackout drapes prevent sunbeams from interrupting sleep cycles, but early risers get first pick at a hearty breakfast spread of eggs, pancakes, and coffee. The lounge chairs and stubbornly blue waters of the outdoor pool beckon guests to wile away hours beneath the tropical sun.

Waikiki: Former Retreat of Hawaii’s Royalty

Once a private playground for Hawaii’s ruling class, today the neighborhood of Waikiki welcomes visitors to its white-sand beaches, sunny avenues, and cultural attractions. Situated on the vibrant thoroughfare of Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Gateway Hotel sits just steps from a diverse shopping and nightlife scene and about a quarter mile from the Pacific Ocean coastline.

Traveling southbound, Kalakaua Avenue unfurls about a mile before arriving at the Honolulu Zoo, an expansive habitat housing exotic and endangered species. Sumatran tigers make their home in a private cat lair, pot-bellied pigs galumph in the children’s zoo, and white-handed gibbons practice trust falls on a ropes course. Just south of the zoo, visitors can enjoy music alfresco at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center and the Waikiki Shell. Throughout the seasons, the shell-shaped amphitheater sends ripples of music across 1,958 stadium chairs, 6,000 lawn perches, and 505 theater seats. Steps away, the Waikiki Aquarium stations itself alongside a living reef. Within the marine museum, more than 3,500 creatures of the tropical Pacific glide throughout glassed-in galleries.

About 3 miles southeast of the hotel, Diamond Head State Monument is a 300,000-year-old saucer formed by a single explosive eruption. Hikers can traverse a 0.8-mile trail where molten lava once smoldered to ascend to the crater’s 560-foot-tall lip.

What You Get

  • Five-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a Deluxe Waikiki room
  • Breakfast for two each day
  • Internet access
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • 282- to 332-square-foot interior with 48-square-foot lanai
  • Two double beds, one king bed, or one queen bed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Cable television with pay movies
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center

The Fine Print

  • Travel must be completed by 5/31/12
  • Not valid 11/9-11/14, 12/7-12/15 or 12/24/11-1/4/12
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required
  • Valid only for Deluxe Waikiki room
  • Not valid towards existing reservations
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 4.712% Hawaii State General Excise Tax and 9.25% Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax not included

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How to Book

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  2. Call or email Waikiki Gateway Hotel or book online by 5/31/2012.
  3. Choose a date prior to 5/31/2012.
  4. Mention your Groupon promo code and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • Standard occupancy: Two people
  • Maximum occupancy: Four people
  • Adding occupants above standard: Additional guests 11 and older may be added for $28 plus tax per night; additional children 10 and younger may be added for no charge.
  • 282- to 332-square-foot interior with 48- square-foot lanai
  • Two double beds, one king bed, or one queen bed
  • Cable television with pay movies
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Coffeemaker
  • Clock/radio
  • Blackout drapes
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Rollaways: Available for an additional $28 plus tax per night
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Upgrades may be available for an upcharge upon request, but due to limited availability, must be handled via phone or email.

What It's Worth

  • Five-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a Deluxe Waikiki room ($620 value)
  • Breakfast for two each day ($75 value)
  • Internet access ($40 value)
  • Valet parking ($45 value)

    Total value: $780

Getting There

  • By plane: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • By transit: Stop 704 on the 42 bus toward Waikiki
  • By cab: About $30 from HNL
  • By car: 0.2 miles from HI-92 exit Kalakaua Avenue
  • By shuttle: $9 for a one-way ride for an adult and free for children up to age 3, via Airport Waikiki Express

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