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Waikiki, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you are expecting five star luxury you are looking in the wrong place. However if you are looking for a very well priced, friendly establishment White Sands is it. You feel like you are on the set of a sixties Hawaiian tv show, we have a kitchenette, plus the usual, king size bed, large fridge, medium size tv (not...

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Gran Canaria, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Large clean and good rooms, you get what you pay for. The staff is truly world class. Nice people with the guest in focus. Would stay here again. Location of the hotel is really good, just a small walk from Waikiki beach and in a quiet area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Fast & easy booking,quiet,comfortable ,near many of shops and access to many bus lines or tours on a trolley near access to the beaches,very helpful staff that will accommodate your needs , very homely feeling didnt want to leave

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Bethel, Alaska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we got a clean 3rd floor room. 2 beds. There was dirt in some parts of the room but I did not mind them. Only saw ants on the lanai. There are no elevators around the hotel only stairs. Our room had a oven stove top microwave and a favorite of mine a big coffee maker. Other hotels have small...

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Eskimo_99559, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences with us on Tripadvisor. We greatly value your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our 3rd floor room with the kitchenette. Situation about the AC was brought to the attention of the maintenance supervisor and corrective measures have been taken. Your comments are...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 1 night there and the staff was super nice, the room wasn't very nice and clean, the smell was bad...It has a kitchenette, so that's positive thing. It was OK for that night, but I wouldn't stay there again.

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Aniko S, Thank you for taking the time to write your experiences. I'd like to extend my sincerest apologies to you for your unpleasant experiences at our hotel. I am sorry to hear that we did not achieve your expectations. I am glad to hear that you complimented our super nice staff, I will recognize and acknowledge their efforts...

Victoria British Columbia Canada
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This hotel is very run down although the garden area is beautiful. The hotel is on leased land, so the owner has not been putting money into it. Despite that, the beds were comfortable but the air conditioning is too noisy to sleep with on. If the screen door had a lock, I would have slept with the glass door...

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha OceanBoulevard, I want to thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry to hear that your recent visit to White Sands Hotel was unpleasant. Situation about the AC was brought to the attention of the owner, we would put this on our renovation list. I am glad to hear that you complimented on our staff, Brandon who provided...

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If I could give no circles, I would. We have been here for six hours and have already killed around a dozen roaches, one about 2 1/2-3" long. My one-year-old's feet are BLACK from the disgusting carpet. The mini-fridge is rusted - hope you are up to date on tetanus shots - the pressboard of the cabinetry is falling apart....

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha lonniesndgrace, Mahalo for taking the time to write about your experiences. Due to the tropical climate, we sometimes experience unwanted pests, White Sands Hotel has a routine pest control service with a professional company, and your concern has been addressed. The situation about your room was also brought to the housekeeping manager’s attention, and corrective measures have been taken....

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I visited here in Honolulu a few times, and this was the worst hotel. We had a big group that had cancelled the dates on us, so had to move everything around last minute. So finding a good price hotel at the last minute was extremely hard. So when I saw the price and did my homework, didn't seem too...

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Dainna L, Mahalo for posting your review on tripadvisor about your experience with us. We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us at White Sands Hotel. We appreciate all guest feedback as it helps us better the service we provide. I hope that this will not stop you from making our next reservation with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed for three nights at the start of September 2016. Upon arrival I noticed the pool roped off. I asked about the pool and they stated it was closed for a days maintenance. I did not note much activity at the pool and noted that it was closed for the next two days and on the day of my departure....

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha pally1070, Thank you for choosing White Sands Hotel for your hospitality needs. I am pleased to hear that you complimented on our pleasant staff during your stay. I am so sorry that the pool was closed for couple days for preventive maintenance. When you plan your next trip to the paradise, please feel free to contact us and we...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Been here 3 times now nice little low rise only 3 story note no lift but someone will carry your bags up for you but they will not carry YOU , or request a ground floor room , good location ,close to international market place , buses ,short walk to beach , i must have researched most hotels in Waikiki...

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mom1188l, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Barrie m, Thank you for your feedback on your vacation. We at White Sands greatly value your feedback. I am delightful to hear that you loved swimming pool and our good location (close to the new international market place, bus line, walking distance to the beautiful Waikiki beach). I am glad to hear that you liked our staff carrying...

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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: £94 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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White Sands Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“If you can handle stairs, get the second floor on the corner.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanBoulevard, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool view room is best”
 of 5 bubbles pally1070, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light Sleeper or Noise Sensitive DO NOT get room 236 or near entrance to building.”
 of 5 bubbles 527AnneB527, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the courtyard and pool is probably best.”
  • Kitchennette, making Spam Omelette
  • the courtyard of the hotel
  • view from floor three room, top floor
  • looking up from balcony
  • Birds on your Lanai (balcony)
 of 5 bubbles Scourge-of-God, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a pool view and ask to be on the 3rd floor!”
  • a view from room 312
  • Spotted Dove shared a cup of morning Joe with me.
 of 5 bubbles LadyWanderLust, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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