So Much More Hawaii Checks in at the Hilton Waikoloa

Earlier, I mentioned that the bloggers from the mainland on the So Much More Hawaii tour had dinner at the Seafood bar in Kawaihae.

After dinner, they then proceded to check into one of the nicest hotels in all of Hawaii, the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

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Sheila, Leah and Mark checking in

The nice thing about the hotel, is that you have several choices on how to get to your room.

You can walk down one of the many hallways that’s filled with art.

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Hawaiian Hut

Christine and Aric

Christine and Aric check in

Mark checks in

Mark checks in

Some of the bloggers chose to walk to their rooms while others decided to take the tram.

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The Tram at the Hilton

I chose to walk to my room at the time, but my preferred mode of transportation while I was staying there was definitely the boats and the friendly workers.waikoloa 123

The nice thing about taking the boats was I got to see parts of the hotel that I wouldn’t have been able to see other wise.

All Aboard at the Lagoon Tower

All Aboard at the Lagoon Tower

View From Boat Ride

View From Boat Ride

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The property itself was great, but I was also very impressed with the room that I got.

Standard Room

Standard Room

You know the place is nice when you have a bathroom like this…

Bathroom

Bathroom

And a closet like this:

Closet comes complete with mini fridge, Iron and ironing board

Closet comes complete with mini fridge, Iron and ironing board

Even the Shampoos/Conditioners/Lotions and shower cap were top of the line… Now you see them:

Shampoo/Conditioner/Lotion and shower cap

Shampoo/Conditioner/Lotion and shower cap

Now you don’t…

Poof... I think a menehune came into my room when I was out enjoying the property

Poof... I think a menehune came into my room when I was out enjoying the property

We checked in pretty late and it was already dark and the bloggers were pretty tired from the day’s activities, so blogger Aric and I stayed up a bit and talked story and drank a few beers together.

Aric supporting our local breweries

Aric supporting our local breweries

We had a lot of fun sharing stories and learning about each other.  He’s got a great project coming up that I’ll be blogging about a bit later.

Here is his take on the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel (I didn’t have a tape recorder so I just used my camera as if it was one):

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3 Responses

  1. Damon,

    You have something in common with Barbara Walters. She also steals the toiletries in hotels, even in the White House!

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Dude –

    Nice job on the bloggers. It has been very interesting reading.

  3. I haven’t seen any mention of who paid for the hotel rooms for the “guest” bloggers. Was it the state tourism folks? How about your room, Damon?

    Damon – I’m getting there folks… I got a story to tell first! ;)

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