A couple of years ago when we took a military hop to Hawaii with our kids for Christmas we stayed at the Hale Koa military resort. Hale Koa military resort is a massiver 5 star hotel right on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Oahu Island.
I could not believe this is a military resort it was so nice. We got the last room available the day we showed up for $160 a night. We had a standard room with two double beds. The best part of the room was the wrap around balcony we had for being in a corner room. If I had booked this room in advance it would have only been $90. $90 a night on Waikiki is insanely good. For the most part when you book in advance the rates are based on your pay grade.
Here are a few pictures of the Hale Koa resort. This first one is the kiddie pool.
I’m standing on Waikiki beach to take this picture of the hotel. All the hotel rooms are located in that tower.
Waikiki Beach – Check out the older people standing behind my daughter. I guess they were taking a picture of Christmas cards or maybe they just love Santa hats.
The top balcony on the corner in this picture was ours. As you can see the balconies are a nice size.
The adults only pool. We never got to actually enjoy this pool, but it looked very nice and was quiet.
View from our room.
Part of one of the big pools.
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Can retired military stay here as well? We’re taking a military flight into Hickman & need to find some lodging.
Yes, retirees can stay there. Make reservations ASAP!
I have 3 kids also. Wondering about room size, and your experience with 3 kids at the hotel. Their website says only 4 in a room; we‘ve never had an issue or needed 2 rooms bc our kids are still on the small side and they’re too young to put in a separate room and conjoining rooms are not guaranteed so curious how you went about it :) Thank you!
I believe we just had one kid sleep on the floor. It’s been a long time ago. If there is a pull-out couch for two to sleep on, I use the cushions to make another place to sleep for the third kid. I also don’t take all the kids to the check-in desk so they won’t know we’ve got an extra.