Wheelchair Jimmy Accessibility Comments: Hello travelers, and Aloha, I’m rolling through Hawaii today and have stopped at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. And It’s about a 25 minute drive from the Airport. – and yes it’s the same resort frequented by Elvis! One of the nice attributes of the Hilton here is that they will arrange an accessible van to pick you up at the airport. You arrange this thru the concierge and it costs about $25. The van made us wait a few minutes but it was easy and less expensive than a taxi.
This resort which sits on 22 ocean front acres is just huge – I guess that’s why it’s called a Village. There are several towers, 5 pools and 20 restaurants and bars. Everything here is beautiful and exceptionally wheelchair accessible. All the towers, the walkways, the pools, restaurants & bars are easily accessible – and that’s nice when you’re talking 22 acres. You can also roll to nearby hotels or into town without steps. There are accessible pathways along the beach and curb cut-outs everywhere.
We stayed in the Rainbow Tower, right on the waterfront and the guest rooms and bathrooms were spacious very accessible. And the views from the Towers are breathtaking. Even the balcony overlooking the ocean was very accessible.
On the WJAR index, the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach gets a 5. But while it’s exceptionally wheelchair accessible, this place is a zoo. It was really, really crowded. It took us an hour to get checked into the hotel and into our room. We had lunch at the restaurant while we waited, bags in tow. And this is definitely a family resort. So please don’t expect a quit, secluded getaway. And we visited in late January and again late February – not spring break. But it’s a magnificent resort, very accessible and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves