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Quality of dining options at Westin Princeville

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My wife and I booked first time stay at Westin Princeville Hawaii Feb 2020.
After the booking we have roughly 57k SO left that cannot be used in 2020 because all our PTO is already allocated in other trips.

I see three possible choices with those leftover SOs:
1. Bank them to 2021 in hopes it can be used then
- We have enough SOs in 2021 for our plans so I can temporarily cross the first one out
2. Convert to Marriott Bonvoy points to be used for hotel stays in our other vacations.
- I have a good idea on value of this and know it can be used in 2020
3. Convert to resort credit for dining at princeville.
- need some data to consider this option.

For those here who have been to princeville, what did you think of the on-resort dining options? (quality of the food, variety etc). How many meals did you end up eating on property?

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The upscale restaurant on the property (Nanea) is quite nice, both the food and the ambience. We eat there at least once each time we stay there.

But my understanding of the conversion rate to a resort credit is lousy. 57K SO's are a lot to lose. I would bank them into next year and hope you can use them for a vacation; worst case is that you convert to a resort credit next year.
 
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Remember you can only do (2) with your complete week Home Resort points.
 

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On-site dining options at WPORV are rather lacking. There is Nanea and there is a small market with food to cook in your unit. Nanea has changed chefs so many times over the years that it's impossible to give a valid review. The last time we were there (October) the food was good but not great. The food quality was fair but the new chef removed all of our previous favorites from the menu. Their breakfast is a bad value, plus you have to eat with the birds all over your table! We always eat breakfast in and other meals out. We ate at Nanea only 2 times during our week. There are several better options outside of the resort, but alas, you cannot use points for those.
 

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I agree with the opinions already posted. With that many SO, I would bank them in 2020, and then you could use them in 2022 to extend your trips, since your plans for 2021 are pretty well planned out already. CJ
 

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Remember you can only do (2) with your complete week Home Resort points.

while this is true of the SO are coming from a traditional weeks - SO from flex programs can convert to partial Bonvoy points.
 

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We stayed st the Westin Princeville and ate at both the Wailele Bar and Grill as well as the Nanea Restaurants. Both were good but rather expensive as one would expect.
A word of caution however.
Our first meal was a poolside breakfast at the Wailele. Upon receiving the bill, I noticed a blank space labeled TIP but also a filled in line for an 18% SERVICE CHARGE.
I called our waiter over and ask what the SERVICE CHARGE represented? His reply was that it was for the tip and that the TIP line was for any additional tip that we might want to add.
Bottom line, if you aren’t paying attention or, perhaps had a drink or two with dinner, you might see the TIP space and wind up just adding in another 18-20% tip on top of the pre-filled in TIP and making your waiter very, very happy.
 

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[This review is for Nanea on Maui:]

We just checked out of the Westin. We are at Nanea in our first night because it was close and we were tired. The food was good, but. It fabulous. Our favorite waiter from ost visits has moved in, and we didn’t see many familiar faces.

We went to a wine dinner featuring wines from Milbrandt Vineyards (WA stathe). The wines were good - not rush out and buy a case awesome, but solid. Yhe food was sublime - four courses (tasting size, but just right). The cost was $85pp and we got the owner discount of 15%, so I found it quite reasonable, considering that the wine pours were huge.

We only ate at Nanea twice in two weeks because we were cooking a lot and there are plenty of good restaurants within a 20 minute drive.
 
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We stayed st the Westin Princeville and ate at both the Wailele Bar and Grill as well as the Nanea Restaurants. Both were good but rather expensive as one would expect.
A word of caution however.
Our first meal was a poolside breakfast at the Wailele. Upon receiving the bill, I noticed a blank space labeled TIP but also a filled in line for an 18% SERVICE CHARGE.
I called our waiter over and ask what the SERVICE CHARGE represented? His reply was that it was for the tip and that the TIP line was for any additional tip that we might want to add.
Bottom line, if you aren’t paying attention or, perhaps had a drink or two with dinner, you might see the TIP space and wind up just adding in another 18-20% tip on top of the pre-filled in TIP and making your waiter very, very happy.

This is strange. Are you certain about this? The Wailele Bar doesn’t open until 11:00 am and they don’t serve breakfast.
 

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We just checked out of the Westin. We are at Nanea in our first night because it was close and we were tired. The food was good, but. It fabulous. Our favorite waiter from ost visits has moved in, and we didn’t see many familiar faces.

We went to a wine dinner featuring wines from Milbrandt Vineyards (WA stathe). The wines were good - not rush out and buy a case awesome, but solid. Yhe food was sublime - four courses (tasting size, but just right). The cost was $85pp and we got the owner discount of 15%, so I found it quite reasonable, considering that the wine pours were huge.

We only ate at Nanea twice in two weeks because we were cooking a lot and there are plenty of good restaurants within a 20 minute drive.

just note the OP is asking about Princeville - not the Maui resorts.
 

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Nanea is the name of the restaurant at WPORV. I know, confusing.

From the sounds of the review it reads as though they stayed at Nanea not just ate at the restaurant. Hence my confusion.
 
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