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Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2022 – Day 3 – Honolulu

By Nige on Sat 12 Nov 2022 at 20:29
Story: Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2022
Tags: Hilton | Honolulu | Los Angeles | Trips | Waikiki

I was very pleased to find a very accommodating check in agent at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI). My suite wasn’t available but she found a very nice partial ocean view room on the 19th floor for me that was available immediately. I was well impressed when I got to my room.

The bathroom/lounge area in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu The bathroom/lounge area in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The bathroom/lounge area in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The link between rooms in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu The link between rooms in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The link between rooms in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The loo/shower in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu The loo/shower in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The loo/shower in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The bedroom in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu The bedroom in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The bedroom in my suite at The HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu

I do seem able to find hotels with rooms with great views of car parks for some reason!

The view from my balcony at the HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu The view from my balcony at the HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
The view from my balcony at the HGI Waikiki Beach in Honolulu

I wanted to take advantage of having an afternoon in Waikiki, so I headed out from the HGI as soon as I could. I wandered down to the beach and on towards the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort, but it was so warm that I decided I would throw the towel in within about 30 mins and I headed back to The Cheesecake Factory (TCF), close to my hotel.

A hot view of Diamondhead from Waikiki A hot view of Diamondhead from Waikiki
A hot view of Diamondhead from Waikiki

There was no wait at TCF for a table at the front outside. Vick and I love coming to TCF as is evident in our blog posts when we are away on hols. Starting off with a Sam Adams and some chocolate bread is just the best way to start any meal!

A great start to any meal at TCF in Waikiki A great start to any meal at TCF in Waikiki
A great start to any meal at TCF in Waikiki
My club sandwich with fries at TCF in Waikiki My club sandwich with fries at TCF in Waikiki
My club sandwich with fries at TCF in Waikiki

After enjoying the final crumbs of my club sandwich and fries, I was ready to head back to the hotel for a sleep. It was only about 4pm, but I had been on my travels for a long time with very little opportunity for quality sleep, so it was about time!

A much nicer view from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki looking towards the sea A much nicer view from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki looking towards the sea
A much nicer view from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki looking towards the sea
Looking up the street from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki Looking up the street from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki
Looking up the street from my balcony at the HGI in Waikiki

At 9pm, I decided to go out for a walk; I thought it might help me sleep properly overnight. It was a lovely temperature outside – it was fresh but there was still some warmth in the air. I walked down to the main road and into the HHV to see what was going on. By the time I got there, the place was starting to close down. There were some people on the beach; some were fishing, but all of the restaurants were in the process of closing up shop for the night. It was after 10pm by the time I got back to the hotel, feeling pretty tired and a little sweaty after a decent walk.

I wasn’t sure what I would do tomorrow. Pearl Harbor? Diamondhead? It was going to be another very long day, so I was wondering whether I shouldn’t expect too much of myself. I’d have to decide in the morning.

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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