Just returned a day early to New England to beat winter storm Janus. We had a very pleasant 11 nights at the Hilton Waikiki Village Resort that generally lived up to expectations, especially the location, beach (perfect for a 3 year-old and adults) and weather with one or two negatives. So, thanks generally to all the Hilton staff and particularly Kaihau on the front desk who organized our super sunny room that was terrific - Rainbow Tower 601 facing beach and lagoon; well worth the extra dollars on top of HHonors upgrade. We found eating at the hotel a little over-priced and so combined it with meals from the village independent restaurants and local Thai (Siam) and PF Changs on the corner of the Royal Hawaiian Center. A particular mention is due to the Blue Water Seafood less than 100 yards away - great shrimps, fish and assorted meat dishes that can be taken out. Negatives are the countless scores of pigeons that are into everything and cafe table tops and, in our opinion, make the place insanitary / absence of sea-birds; lack of a safe, warm pool for young children that would allow parents to relax more; the lagoon is beautiful but its sand and cement construction make it unsuitable for children\'s sandcastle digging etc. and the Port Hilton, jetty end of the beach with the least sharp coral underfoot is definitely the best the place to enjoy sea and sand (sea far warmer than pools). Finally, guests should perhaps check that their stay does not coincide with a large international business convention. About a thousand delegates arrived for 4-5 days during our stay and elevator lines got intolerable at times though, surprisingly, their presence and the noticeable massive catering effort required did not seem to detract from vacation guest services.