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Waikiki Chill: The Laylow, Autograph Collection

Laylow Waikiki Main Entrance

I had an event in Waikiki this past Saturday and decided to take advantage of the night out and book a hotel. I had come across pictures of the newly renovated Laylow on Instagram and instantly became obsessed with staying there. A mix of post-modern and beach-chic, the Laylow seemed to encompass my ideal chill spot. So get on with it, you say? Show us this magical place! Ok, let’s start with the lobby.

Laylow Waikiki lobby sitting area

Laylow Waikiki lobby check in area

The lobby is adorable. With space to check-in, lounge about and even sway gently in one of two hanging chairs, it doesn’t feel very lobby-like. Our check-in was super easy and they were even able to upgrade our room to a higher level. We were offered a snack of some sweet pineapple as we waited, which I thought was a nice touch.

We were given a room on the 12th floor and I was super stoked to realize that it was a corner room! That typically means more space and potentially windows on two sides. We entered the room and honestly could not believe how spacious it was. There was space for a king bed, large lounging couch, super cute accent chair and even a table with space to seat maybe 3 people. The room also had two walkout balconies with chairs! The bathroom happened to be handicap accessible, so it was spacious as well.

Laylow Waikiki room overview

Laylow Waikiki room couch

Laylow Waikiki room decor

Also in the room was a lovely basket full of goodies provided by the Laylow as a welcome gift! What a special touch. It included Laylow branded slippers (flip flops), Waialua soda bottles, taro chip snacks and some other local goodies. I love stuff like this and it’s nice when a business realizes how the little things can go a long way in making a great impression of your brand.

Laylow Waikiki Gift Basket

Although I could lounge around in this incredibly chic and tropical boudoir all day, I was itching to explore the property. We decided to head back downstairs to the main floor. Adjacent to the lobby is the hotel restaurant and bar, The Hideout. It follows the same beachy, jungalow vibe as the rest of the property and I just love how it’s styled. There are many different areas to hang out. Chairs and cushioned benches, cafe tables and even two large fire pits.

Laylow Waikiki Hideout

Laylow Waikiki Hideout Seating

Laylow Waikiki Hideout firepit

Laylow Waikiki Hideout Drinks

We decided to partake in an adult bevy at the bar and asked the bartender to whip up a tropical drink. She surprised us with a couple of pina colada type cocktails which were delish. We hung out a bit and then headed up to the room so I could get ready for a work event I had to attend.

The next morning we decided to continue our exploration of the property. One area we hadn’t experienced yet was the pool. I was up bright and early to take advantage of the quieter morning hours, hoping that most other guests were sleeping-in so I could snag a lounger.

The pool, although a bit on the smaller side, has a very modern, posh feel to it. Cedar deck with wide double loungers, sitting chairs and even a couple of cabanas makes for an amazing space! There are towels available that have the same branded palm print seen throughout the hotel as well as a station that has water, some fresh fruit and even some suntan lotion, all complimentary.

Laylow Waikiki Pool

Laylow Waikiki Pool Loungers

I was super excited that one of the cabanas happened to be available, and after asking if it was reserved, we were given the go-ahead to claim it! I was pretty much in heaven at this point.

Laylow Waikiki Pool Cabana

Oh! And one more thing to add. Breakfast. We ate at the Hideout and it was ah-mazing. I had this sort of eggs benedict style plate with shrimp crab cakes and potatoes. Oh my god, it was so delicious. The Mr. had the breakfast sandwich with Portuguese sausage and potatoes. Oh, and the coffee was top notch as well. An excellent choice for brunch whether or not you stay here.

Breakfast at the Hideout Laylow Waikiki

Breakfast at the Hideout Laylow Waikiki

So I didn’t want to leave but we needed to check-out by 11AM. I’m sure if we had asked they would have given us a later checkout (because they had given us an early check in!) but we needed to get back home to relieve Nana of her babysitting duties.

I had to leave my little Laylow dreamworld for the time being, but I know that I will return soon. If you are looking to stay in Waikiki I highly recommend The Laylow. It’s uniquely styled, has great staff and as of right now has some pretty amazing rates. Check ’em out! Aloha.

The Laylow, Autograph Collection Waikiki

(Here are a few more photos to drool over. This place is super Instagram friendly)

Vintage Hula Dolls at The Laylow Waikiki

Vintage Hula Dolls at The Laylow Waikiki

The Laylow Waikiki Pool

The Laylow Waikiki Pool

The Hideout at The Laylow Waikiki

The Hideout at The Laylow Waikiki

The Hideout Coffee Bar at The Laylow Waikiki

The Hideout Coffee Bar at The Laylow Waikiki

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45 Comments

  • Reply
    Katrina
    August 10, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    This post is seriously giving me Hawaii wanderlust! It’s been too long since we’ve been and this place looks like perfection.

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    Elizabeth
    August 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    28 countries, but have not yet been to Hawaii! It’s high up on my list though! I LOVE when hotels do something special, it totally goes a long way!

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    Lindsey
    August 10, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Wow this is such a beautiful place!!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    August 10, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    The decor of this place is so inviting and chic. Love the palm print!

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Camille
    August 10, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Can I please stay here immediately?! That pool seriously looks like the most perfect place to chill.

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    fifa 18 coins
    July 21, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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    Kristi
    June 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Love the look and vibe of this place – the mix of minimalist modern with a tropical touch is so cool. Can’t wait to visit Hawaii one day!

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    Elizabeth Mayberry
    June 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    I need to go here!

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    Melanie
    May 17, 2017 at 5:33 AM

    This place looks heavenly!! Those lounge chairs half submerged in the pool?! Brilliant! I could lay there all day long with a good book. That basket was such a sweet gesture too. If we ever make it to Waikiki (fingers crossed,) I will have to look into the Laylow. Glad you joined in for #TravelTuesday! I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this post!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 17, 2017 at 5:40 AM

      The Laylow really was a treat! You should definitely check it out 🙂 Happy to participate in #TravelTuesday, I will keep an eye out for your next link-up.

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    Travel Foodie Mom
    May 15, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    What a beautiful hotel!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 15, 2017 at 6:47 PM

      They really did a fantastic job!! Aloha.

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    Sarah | Digital Motherhood
    May 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    This looks amazing! One day I will make it to Hawaii!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM

      Yes! Hawaii is an amazing place!

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    JAY AND LAURA
    May 15, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    WOW love that hotel. So stylish. Reminds me of the Catalonia Royal Bavaro in DR. Thanks for sharing.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM

      Oh cool! I’ll have to look that up. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Andrea
    May 8, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    This place is beautiful! What a dream! The wooden floor by the pool is just amazing! I’ve never been to Hawaii but now, this place is on my bucket list!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 9, 2017 at 5:51 AM

      Awesome! It’s a great option in Waikiki that won’t completely break the bank either.

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    celeste
    May 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    I want to visit. This looks like such a cool place!! I love all the pics.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM

      Thank you! It’s a fantastic space 🙂

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    Charlotte
    May 8, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    What a beautiful property! I love the vintage hula dolls and the wallpaper print in your room! Awesome on scoring a corner room — looks like a wonderful place to stay (and don’t you just love a welcome cocktail or fruit? Really makes you feel like you’re finally on vacation).

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM

      Totally. It’s those little touches that make such a positive impact on your experience. Thanks for stopping by!

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    the adventurer
    May 5, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    I love that you made a little getaway out of a work event =o) The Laylow looks like a fun place to stay and I love the pool area and loungers =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 6, 2017 at 7:06 AM

      Ya gotta take advantage right? Squeeze in little moment here and there 🙂

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    Alicia
    May 5, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Omg! That just looks so beautiful and lovely and restorative. I especially love that pink palm mural and those drinks!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 6, 2017 at 7:06 AM

      Restorative is such a great word to describe it! Aloha!

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    Katherine
    May 5, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Love that wallpaper! And the pool looks amazing 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 6, 2017 at 7:05 AM

      Me too! The pool area is really chill 🙂

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    Shivranjani Rathore
    May 4, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    OMG I want to go there. The decor is so fun and cool.
    http://thevagabondwayfarer.com/2017/05/04/simply-blue/

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 5, 2017 at 4:23 AM

      It definitely has a fresh vibe. It helps set it apart from other more classic Waikiki hotels 🙂

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    celeste
    May 4, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    Oh wow this place looks amazing!! Pinning it to my travel wishlist now!

    • Reply
      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 5, 2017 at 4:22 AM

      Thanks for cruising by! Aloha!

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    Jennifer Smith
    May 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

    This place is now on my bucket list. It’s the most gorgeous hotel I’ve ever seen!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 4, 2017 at 6:14 AM

      Yay! It really is fantastic. Excellent choice among many options in Waikiki.

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    Rochelle
    May 3, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous! I want to be there right now!!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 4, 2017 at 6:13 AM

      I know, I want to go back this weekend! 🙂

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    Rachel
    May 3, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    This looks like an absolutely amazing place!!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 4, 2017 at 6:12 AM

      We loved it! And by Waikiki standards, totally affordable.

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    Abby Darlington
    May 3, 2017 at 5:30 AM

    This looks heavenly!! I’ve been to Waikiki once before and it’s so beautiful and serene! Hope you enjoyed!

    xx, Abby

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 3, 2017 at 5:43 AM

      I loved it! You should definitely check this place out next time you are here. Thanks for stopping by! Aloha.

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    Cynthia
    May 2, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    What a dream! Love that wallpaper and the aloha vibes 🌸

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

      Thanks so much! Yup, the vibe here is ah-mazing.

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    the barefoot angel
    May 2, 2017 at 6:15 AM

    Love the look of this place – I’m a complete sucker for palm print!! 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      May 2, 2017 at 7:59 PM

      You’d be in luck cause the palm print is everywhere!! Aloha.

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