We arrived at the Sheraton at 7:00 pm on Friday night. We had reserved 2 double beds 9 months ago, upon checking in we were told the hotel was sold out & they only had a king size bed (for 4 people) but they would give us a roll away at no charge. Oh yeah - I get to sleep with a 6 year old who kicks me all night, can't wait!
It's late - we haven't showered or eaten, so I thought I would order room service. They said it would take 30 minutes.... 60 minutes later our food arrives - COLD, with service for 2 not 4 (only 2 drinks, 2 utensils, 2 napkins etc..)
We go to bed, only to be woke up by light shining in our room at 6:00 am, since the curtains don't shut all the way. Well - we are in Hawaii, so we are still rolling with things. After a while - we head to the pool area (there are 2 pools), only to find out that HP (Hewlett Packard) is having a conference & has reserved 1 whole pool/chairs etc.. and that the Hilton Hawaiian also shares the remaining pool. Knowing pool chairs are going to be in short supply we grab 2 under an umbrella - my excitement at finding an open umbrella was short lived when the staff decided to come & take the umbrella so the staff who was watching kids on the slide could have shade.
On the flip side - Waikiki beach was beautiful! John & the girls took surf lessons and had a blast. The waves are small, the water is shallow (no sharks :) and it's one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Right outside our hotel were great restaurants & awesome shopping. Hotel aside - I loved it & can't wait to go back - I'll stay at a different hotel of coarse :)