We always look forward to our annual trips to Hawaii as we consider it our second home. It has become like our second home because we truly feel the warmth and ohana as soon as we enter the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. We have been staying at the Trump Waikiki since it opened in 2010, but this year we had the privilege of viewing one of the four Penthouse suites that this luxury hotel has to offer.
The 2,260 square feet Waikiki Penthouse Suite resides on the top floor of the Trump hotel. It boasts floor to ceiling windows with views of the pristine Waikiki beach and the magnificent Diamond Head crater. As soon as I stepped into the Waikiki Penthouse Suite, a calmness immediately came over me. The cool color palette of the suite, along with the light wood and shiny brass accents, gives off a bright and airy vibe. The ocean-inspired artwork coupled with the delicate seashell display beautifully marries the elements of the sea with the modern feel of the suite.
The Penthouse suite features two spacious king and queen bedrooms, 2.5 luxurious bathrooms complete with signature Trump robes and slippers, beautiful walk-in closets, and a deep, wooden hinoki furo soaking tub in the master bedroom, and in-suite Bosch washer and dryer (a major bonus for families). The full, gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances and marble countertops as well as everything you need to cook in suite (if you plan on doing any cooking while on vacation). Guests in the suite also receive a special package that includes unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, juices, tea and coffee with additional snack items. This particular Penthouse boasts three lanis (balconies), totaling almost 1,400 square feet, with incredible views that will leave you speechless.
Other than the stunning views from the suite, another focal point of the room is the spiral staircase that leads to one of the most magnificent balconies I have ever seen. Up the staircase, you open the door and your jaw drops to the floor. The door leads you to your very own private rooftop balcony complete with a wet bar, grill, dining table, and enormous Jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean. Here you get views of the iconic Mt. Le’ahi on one side and the shimmering stretch of Waikiki Beach on the other side.
While the Penthouse suites are beyond your most unbelievable Hawaiian dreams, the guest room suites are just as luxurious. We typically stay in the premium, two bedroom plus den, ocean view suite which is the perfect size for our family of five. The 1,600 square feet suite actually sleeps eight, with separate bedrooms and two queen sized sleeper sofas in the den and living room. Funny story, when our last child was still in a crib, we used to put the crib in the master bedroom closet and use it as a third bedroom (yes, the closet is THAT large). For more information on all the guest suites, click here.
Since you can find a lot information about the Trump Waikiki on their website, I want to also share a few things that may not be provided, but is valuable information to know:
/ Beach & Pool /
Before you head to the beach, borrow a beach bag on the main floor. The bag is complete with towels, cold waters, and fruit as you head out. And upon availability, they also have floaties, boogie boards, and sand toys that you can borrow for free! The infinity pool on the lobby’s 6th floor also provides swimmer diapers for the little ones free of charge as well as sunscreen so you don’t need to bring your own. They have the best nachos and alcoholic drinks from the pool side menu.
/ But First, Coffee, then Food /
There are two Starbucks located super close to the hotel and three ABC Stores where you can get just about anything from hot meals to everyday essentials. If you exit the hotel and walk through their parking garage, there are a host of food trucks right next to the hotel for your local Hawaiian fixins. Henry’s Place is on the way to the food trucks and has the best Mango Pineapple ice cream. The Trump’s In-Yo Café has one of the best international buffets and we always end our vacation with brunch here.
/ Family Perks /
Each room comes with a washer and dryer unit which is incredibly helpful when traveling as a family. Also, a full sized crib is available upon request and comes complete with bedding and travel sized Johnson’s & Johnson’s toiletries for the baby. The children have always received personalized notes from the hotel upon room arrival along with coloring books, stuffed animals, and sand toys in their beds.
/ Customer Service /
The service and friendliness of the staff is unparalled which is why we have been coming here for over six years in a row. From the warm lei greeting to the delicious Hurricane popcorn, gourmet cake pops, and infamous Honolulu Cookie Company treats upon arrival, we have been spoiled by the Trump Hotels. Yet year after year, they still manage to exceed expectations in every way. And if you need anything else that isn’t already handed to you, Dori at the Trump attaché will provide comprehensive personal and business services in a jiffy.
The Trump Waikiki is the only Forbes five-star luxury hotel on Oahu and also #1 on Trip Advisor since October 2010 and provides the ultimate luxury experience. Just steps from the renowned Waikiki Beach and from exclusive, world class shopping and dining, the hotel’s location coupled with the luxury ambiance makes it the ideal resort property for your Hawaiian getaway. The hotel typically offers special offers, makes sure to check them out here before you book your room.
So once you arrive at the Trump Waikiki, make sure you give Rob and Dean at valet services a warm aloha, get leied and escorted to the lobby floor by Julia, and stop by the attaché desk and say hello to Dori who will provide you with anything and everything you need.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
223 Saratoga Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Thank you to the Trump International Hotel Waikiki for really making our Hawaiian vacations so memorable and to Bianca Mordasini for allowing me to experience another level of luxury at the Waikiki Penthouse Suite.