We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for the 4th of July. We booked a room in the Rainbow Tower section of the village. Our room had two lanis (balconies) with views of the ocean and the city. We were quickly checked in at the front desk after having our car valet parked ($10 per day). Our luggage was sent to our room while we took some time to look around the village. It has the most beautiful landscaped areas I have ever seen. They even have some penquins and flamingos on the property. The pool area was awesome. A lava rock formation with waterfall overlooks the big pool. There is a children's pool right next to the large one. There are 10 restaurants and many lounges in the village. If you are in the mood for some tropical drinks, quick snacks, fine seafood or gourmet food, you will find it all here in the village. Our favorite restaurant was Benihana, a Japanese restaurant.
Our room was beautiful. The views of the ocean and city were spectacular! We had two Hilton Hawaiian Asian style robes laying on the bed for us to use while we stayed at the hotel. You can purchase these robes new at the front desk when you check out, a very nice souvenier! The fireworks for the 4th of July were awesome. I would highly recommend staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village if you ever get a chance!