The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa delivers all of the good stuff that you expect from any Hyatt Regency around the world. But this Waikiki Beach property is possibly best known for its direct proximity across the road (Kalakaua Avenue) from the world famous Duke Kahanamoku statue that visitors to Oahu’s south shore come to see. The resort is centrally located in the hotspot of Waikiki, which is a big part of the draw, but given the bustling scene on the streets to and from the hotel, arrivals can feel chaotic to those who don’t choose the right transportation from HNL. Be sure to begin your Regency stay the right way, by choosing the best airport shuttle option available. Read ahead to learn more.
Best Way to Get from Honolulu Airport to the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki and What Else You Need to Know
Take an Affordable Flat-Rate, Direct, and Private Shuttle
We love the Hyatt! But to be fair there’s not as much to love about the shared shuttle service that is often used by new guests that haven’t yet figured how to “navigate” their way from HNL to Waikiki Beach resorts. Anyone who has become a frequent (more than once, really) visitor can tell you that shared shuttle services are NOT the way to go. Sure, they eventually get you to the resort, but it comes at the great expense of indispensable time. The nature of a shared airport transportation service puts you at the mercy of other people’s paces. Not everyone is as swift at picking up their luggage from the carousel, nor are they quick at hitting HNL restrooms to prepare for the hour+ long shuttle together. And yes, that’s how long it will take you to get from the airport to the Hyatt Regency when settling for the common shared shuttle service. You must wait until all other passengers get loaded and unloaded before you can get your things and race to beat them to the reception check-in. This is not an experience conducive to a great first impression of your latest vacation.
Plus, given the health concerns of late, do you really want to be elbow-to-elbow with other world travelers for about an hour? It’s not the same as airplanes, which have medical grade air filtration systems. Instead, your jammed into a shuttle bus with people you don’t know. This makes a private shuttle much more logical, if not mandatory, when it comes to ensuring you don’t catch a cold or other pesky bug which may damper your plans in paradise.
But we’re not done. The shared shuttle tacks on a per person price which quickly makes it the less economical choice, and far less efficient when you consider how long it takes. If you’re in a party of two, it’s no longer as budget friendly. When you are in a party of three, or four? Yikes!
Check out the screenshot from the property’s commonly used shared shuttle for four passengers, one-way:
Why avoid shared shuttle pricing
$64 USD for a shared shuttle for four in your party?? Compare that to Honolulu Airport Transfer’s $35 flat-rate for the exact same number of passengers and a private service.
OK, so you’re rightfully convinced that a shared shuttle is not the way to go. But don’t some of these shared shuttle operators offer private direct transportation in an SUV? Some do, and here’s what they charge, one-way:
Why avoid shared shuttle provider private pricing
$125 USD for four passengers in private SUV?? Again, compare that to Honolulu Airport Transfer’s $35 flat-rate for a sleek new SUV, the exact same number of passengers (up to four!) and direct-private service. There really is no other option.
What about the other options you may have heard about? Reference the following links to see why other HNL transportation options don’t compare to our service:
- Why avoid Uber/Lyft from HNL (ride-hailing for the rest of the island is OK)
- Why avoid traditional taxis from HNL (or anywhere on Oahu)
- Why you should never take city transit from HNL (not even reasonable)
What Else You Need to Know
We’re honored that you’re considering Honolulu Airport Transfer to serve as your comfortable, professional, and efficient transportation from Honolulu Airport to Hyatt Regency Waikiki. But we’ve got an added incentive for you and your party! Given that your resort is located right across the street from the Duke Kahanamoku statue you will have an opportunity to partake in an important custom from the moment you get to your hotel. For just $10 per person, we will provide you with a lei greeting outside of baggage claim. You’ll enjoy the scent on your short drive (about 30 minutes) from HNL to the resort, but the best part is that when you disembark and check-in, you can take your leis and place them around the outstretched arms of Duke to honor the legend and begin your stay with a splash of ALOHA.
Remember to give us 24-hours notice and we’ll pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to the Hyatt Regency. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 or complete the form found here.
~ ALOHA ~