I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. My spacious bay view corner suite featured a separate living room space, a large walk-in closet and dressing room, a small wet bar, and a jacuzzi tub on the balcony. The large bathroom had both a deep soaking tub and a separate shower. The shower heads were high-end, but the controls for turning on the water and adjusting the temperature were a little difficult to work, moving in a full circle with no clear position for hot, cold, on, or off. There was an impressive selection of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, soap, mouthwash, toothbrushes, razors, etc.), though they were not high-end products. The Japanese style toilet with a heated seat and warm water cleansing spray was a nice option.
The bedroom was supposed to have a king-size bed, but it was in fact two separate single beds simply pushed together. Some of the decor felt a little dated, and there were no plugs accessible from the bed where I could plug in my phone yet still reach it from the night stand. The chaise lounge, couch, and desk were comfortable furnishings to allow for a variety of places to work or relax. As I sat on a lounge chair on the balcony, I enjoyed a glimpse of the sunset over the ocean off to the right, the bay in front of me, and a clear view of the airplanes taking off and landing at the airport off to the left.
I didn’t make use of the on-site Angsana Spa, but I did walk in to check out the serene and beautiful atmosphere. The menu of services included a wide variety of massages and body polishes from which to choose. I inquired and was told that they offer a 20-30% discount (depending on the treatment reserved) for local Guam residents with IDs. This seems to be the case with most of the resort hotel spas in Guam.
The club lounge offered an afternoon and evening selection of wine, beer, sodas and cocktails, paired with a few snacks and appetizers. I sat in the lounge with my laptop and enjoyed the view of the bay while I began writing this review. There was also a continental breakfast in the club lounge, which included an assortment of American and Asian style dishes, making for a perfect start to the day.
I didn’t dine at any of the hotel restaurants, though I have met friends for happy hour in The Point lobby lounge a few times. The Point takes advantage of the Sheraton’s ocean view, offering coffee and pastries during the day as well as small plate appetizers and cocktails in the evening.
The Starwood hotel is located a couple of miles away from the main tourism strip along Pale San Vitores, but they offer shuttles to the shopping centers. Though it’s located on the ocean, there is no sandy beach at this Sheraton property, which is a drawback in comparison to some of the other resorts in Guam. The outdoor amenities include three tennis courts, a small jacuzzi, a large family pool with a water slide, an infinity pool with a view of the ocean, a small pool used for scuba diving classes by Guam Paul’s Diving, a kayak and water sports rental center, garden paths, lookout points, Surfer’s Point poolside bar and grill, and the Bayside BBQ restaurant. A card is provided upon check-in, which can be used to obtain towels at the pool. I also received a coupon for an hour free kayak rental. A fitness center with a nice variety of equipment and free weights, as well as a room for small children to play with adult supervision are located on the first floor.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. They offer plenty of activities for adults and children alike, and they cater to their Japanese guests with most of the materials and signage throughout the hotel printed in Japanese as well as English and many staff members available who speak both English and Japanese. In the front of the hotel, the American flag and the Guam flag fly alongside the Japanese flag. With reasonable room rates and deals offered on their website, the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort is a nice option for travelers to Guam as well as locals looking for an on-island staycation.