TRAVELSCRIBBLES is a blog featuring travel reports, advice, and idea sharing for those interested in both domestic and international exploration.

Roger Sauer and his wife Donna have spent years traveling the world but have many places yet to see. You can follow their past and current travels here as well as post comments and questions about places they have visited.

Roger and Donna travelled to New Zealand and Australia in September, 2013. They will be in Paris in September 2015 with a train trip to Nice and Barcelona. They will then be aboard the Disney Magic (again) for a transatlantic cruise to Miami. Follow their travels on Twitter @rsauer3473.

Donna and Roger own Disney Vacation Club memberships at Old Key West and Beach Cub resorts in Walt Disney World. They also have other timeshare interests in Maui, Cancun, Orlando, and Palm Springs.
Feel free to contact them at 503-585-3473 if you would like rent one of these properties.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

REVIEW: Sheraton Waikiki

We stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki for three nights in early January. We used SPG Starpoints (10,000 per night.) The receptionist offered us the opportunity to use the 30th floor Leahi Lounge for breakfast and dinner for only $55 per night. However, after having a "dinner" of potstickers and cold cuts, we told them we'd pass for the remainder of our stay. There are dozens of restaurants nearby in the Royal Hawaiian shopping area in clouding a reasonably priced food court serving Korean, Japanese, American, and Mexican fare.

By using Starpoints we missed the obligatory resort fee of $30 or so per night. We had free self-parking services as well as wifi and other perks. This was included in the resort fee of $25 per night.

Our upgraded room was very spacious, over 900 square feet with beautiful views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in the distance. The neutral colors of the rooms were in need of upgrading and the rug had seen better days. The bathroom with small tub and toilet was cramped, though the suite featured a large dressing area.

The suite featured a large living room with lanai, flatscreen TV and both a full sofa, love seat, and murphy bed. The bedroom had a king bed, lanai and TV. There was ample closet space.

The hotel features multiple pools including and activity pool with slide and a quiet pool with infinity edge near a bar area. This latter pool was crowded. The nearby Royal Hawaiian shopping area includes many moderate and high end shops with sky bridges to help guests cross streets.

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