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White Sands Hotel

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Experience today's Waikiki with the tropical charm of a bygone era. With newly renovated guest rooms that are sure to knock your socks off, White Sands Hotel is a vintage walk-up hotel with the personality of urban island culture. Situated just two and a half blocks from Waikiki beach and a short walk to the International Market Place, the hotel is steps to world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife. When not out on the town, guests enjoy stellar on-site amenities like an outdoor pool and sundeck for chillin’ out, and WiFi internet to stay connected. White Sands Hotel - escape the norm and let the good times roll.
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Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
250Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
72Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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It will be a great place to stay when the remodel is done in the summer. The rooms are nice and comfortable. Small and charming property. If you don't want to haul your luggage up the stairs you might want to request a room on the first floor. The staff is very friendly.
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Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Susan, Thank you for the great review! Whenever people have preferences, we will definitely do our best to accommodate them. Mid-January to Mid-February is normally a time when cold fronts start to come and go. So you probably stayed here when we had a cold front happening, thus it was chilly. One of our best perks is our location to all the different markets, food places, and the beach! We hope we can see you again, especially after our renovation is done. It should be completed sometime in summer of 2019. Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent
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First impression when greeted by front desk David... WOW. Friendly and most welcoming to arrive at the White Sands Hotel. Location is so quiet and close to the hub of supermarket , ABC stores, shopping and the beach. The room was spacious and clean. Older style hotel
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Response from David M, Guest Service Agent at White Sands Hotel
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Aloha Chocolatebiscuits229, Thank you very much for posting your amazing review on Tripadvisor about your experience. It makes us feel great joy knowing that you had a great stay and thanks for the compliments to me and the team. We are currently undergoing renovations right now, but the amazing location and spaciousness and cleanliness of the hotel will still be here. The style is gong to change, but we are still aiming for that cozy feeling. There will also be new amenities later on as well! Everything should be done in 2019. We enjoy having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent
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I stayed here for 4 nights and it was great. Clean rooms and friendly staff. Even with the construction going on the staff was very accommodating. Always giving us ideas of good things to do while there. Great location to good food around
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Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands Hotel
Responded 12 Jan 2019
Aloha Gcast2003, Thank you very much for the excellent review! The rooms are all new and clean. Our staff does our best to help with what you need. Our location is also one of the great perks because we are steps away from many food places. We hope that you can come back after the renovation is complete to have an even better experience. The renovation is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2019. Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent
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When we initially arrived to hotel they did not have the room available that we had paid/reserved, after moving a couple people around eventually they placed my wife and I into a room with one small double bed. There was two occasions during our stay that members of the staff
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Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands Hotel
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Aloha wasbac01, We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. We try our best to accommodate our guest's requests as much as possible but we do not guarantee that special requests will be obtained. We are currently under renovation to improve the property as well as provide a better product for our guests. We have given out notices to all of our booking partners about the renovation a long time ago and the announcement about the renovation is out in public. The renovations are expected to be completed in Summer of 2019 and everything about the property will be better. Sorry about the sight of unwanted pests. We do have a professional pest-control company that service the property once a month. However, it is hard to permanently keep unwanted pests away due to the tropical weather and surrounding environments. As for staff entering your room without knocking, please give us a call so we can follow up on this unusual issue. You can reach us at 808-924-7263 and press the extension for the front desk and ask if our manager, Doug, is available. Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent
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We are Waikiki short term rental owners and we booked this hotel when our property was occupied. This was our first stay at this hotel. Location is great, personnel is accommodating and renovated rooms are very nice. Surprisingly location is very quiet during the night, which is
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Response from dm_aqua-aston, Guest Service Agent at White Sands Hotel
Responded 19 Dec 2018
Aloha RoyalAloha, Thank you very much for the excellent review! Our location is great and we do our best to help accommodate your needs. Please come back and visit us again when the renovation is complete in the Summer of 2019! I will also let the staff know that you had a great stay. Mahalo, David Mo Guest Service Agent
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View from 302 looking straight across
View from 302 looking down across the courtyard. Orange splashes are the koi.
Aloha Madevilz, Our Hospitality Shuttle normally starts in the morning around 9am and the last shuttle coming back into Waikiki is around 8:30pm. The interval is typically every 30 minutes, but may change depending on traffic and other factors. We have an online website on the shuttle pass that guests can access to see and track the shuttle. The closest hospitality shuttle pickup for the White Sands is the loading zone next to our sister hotel, the Ohia Waikiki hotel, on Nohonani street. Mahalo, David
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Aloha Madevilz, The pool should still be available during the last week of January and first week of February 2019. However, for the WIFI, our staff will be updated about the WIFI situation by the end of January. We should have WIFI available in the rooms by February 2019. That is the current predicted plan. Mahalo, David
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We stayed in a room with two double beds and found it very comfortable, albeit fairly dated.
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It's approx 10 min to waikiki beach itself....you will pass a dozen places on the way maybe more....depends on your taste....you could eat somewhere different each day for breakfast as you are generally 5 to 10 min from everywhere in either direction...you are only 100m from kuhio ave...we had breakfast in,we went to food pantry(supermarket) which was 5 min left on kuhio...
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From White Sands to Denny's is not really worth it. Denny's is on Lewers Street. Probably at a casual pace, 15 minutes walk. There are plenty of better places to eat on the way.
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"First floor. No elevators."
"Manage your expectations and enjoy your stay"
"Try to get a room with pool view. No lifts to 2nd or 3rd floor."
"try to get a swimming pool view"
"Choice wouldnt be top floor"
US$128 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Celebrity Resorts Waikiki
United StatesHawaiiOahuHonolulu
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