Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Nov 2022 – Day 4 – Afternoon in Waikiki
I checked out a tad before my deadline of 1pm imposed by the hotel and I wandered up the road to the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel and chanced my arm at getting an early check in. My luck was in: I was upgraded into an ocean view room on the 12th floor (room 1214). The tower goes up to floor 37, so it wasn’t the best, but it had a decent enough view.
Still ended up with a view of a car park! However, at least there were not too many large buildings in front, so the overall view was a better one of the ocean. I have stayed here before, but I can’t quite remember when, so a fair number of years must have passed by. Initial impression was a very good one. Good service; upgrade offered; didn’t need to ask and the upgrade was pretty decent.
Once I had settled in, I headed out again to revisit The Cheesecake Factory (TCF). When we get the chance we always dine at TCF; there are so many options to choose from and we have enjoyed so many good meals, that it’s a part of our holiday plans when we visit USA.
On the way I popped into Crazy Shirts (CS) again and recounted our visit to Sausalito where we found a number of wooden hanging ornaments. Luckily, this store had some in stock as well. So a second purchase was made at CS.
TCF was as good as yesterday. I asked about the option of ordering half portions so that instead of one massive dish, which you potentially get a little bored of towards the end (since the portions are so big), that you could have two half sized portions of different dishes. My waiter agreed it would be a good idea, but unfortunately that’s not on offer right now. So I plumped for the spicy cashew chicken dish, which was stunning.
I also ordered a Lemon Raspberry cheesecake to go, partly because my tummy was already huge, but also I could stick it in the fridge until later this afternoon and eat it just before heading to the airport. Made sense to me anyway.
Back to the hotel and I had a snooze to help me get through the very long evening. Not sure exactly how well I slept but I must have had a good 90 mins kip. Then it was time to reacquaint myself with the cheesecake I had purchased earlier!
Remember that complaint I submitted to Hilton this morning? By the time I had eaten my cheesecake, I had received an email confirming that Hilton would refund the 60,000 points I had spent on the hotel I was currently accommodated in! Good result for me and a good response from Hilton.
Quick shower and a final pack up of my stuff and I was ready to head to the airport via an Uber.
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