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The Equus Hotel

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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Stayed here for Halloween..the super comfy bed was so nice to come back to after walking the strip! Nice staff...cute hotel.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I recently had a 1 week stay at the Equus Hotel. The common areas, room, pool and hot tub were very clean. The room was well appointed with a very comfortable pillow top bed. Staff were friendly and helpful, responding to requests promptly. The location was convenient. We have stayed in a number of hotels on Oahu over the years...

1Thank Cala12
Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We went to Oahu for a family wedding & reunion. The Equus was block booked. This is a condo/hotel bulding. Not on the beach. Had to climb a number of stairs to get to the registration desk. No elevators. Not handicap accessible. This was difficult for me with a cracked hip & bad knees. No luggage carts. No help. We...

3Thank Gloria H
Hawaiian Islands
Reviewed 18 October 2011

We had fun on a mini staycation in Waikiki. We like the Equus and have used it as homebase on other occasions. The staff are so nice, the location is great, the price is good. We went to a special birthday lunch at Brasserie du Vin and were glad we did not have to drive a long way home, and...

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I was blown away at how disgusting this hotel was – the building needed a lot of work to start with- seemed like it was falling apart- the service was horrid – Rene was one I had help from- told me he would call me to resolve my issue with the place and never got a call- very unprofessional if...

2Thank Abdi I
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2011

booked my accom back in Aug11 for my stay in Jan12, they took the deposit for my stay in Sept11, and I sent several requests to them to get a confirmation of my booking.. however 4 emails, 3 phone call and even leaving a message of their facebook wall from the hotel Manager, I had no choice but to cancel.....

1Thank Kyllie G
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Rene Kahumoku is absolutely fantastic. There is not one thing that is asked of her that she will not go out of her way. If there is not a way she will find one. As soon as he answers the phone you can just feel the warmth of Aloha and then and there you know that you will be taken...

Thank Michele O
Delton, Michigan
Reviewed 6 October 2011

I called to speak with Rene and I feel like we are best friends already. He was so helpful and such a pleasure to talk with, He is so resourceful and is so willing to take the time and answer all of my questions. I could not believe how patient he was and how much of a pleasure he is...

Thank dkhaas123
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 1 October 2011

You won't find a better place to stay for amenities and location.

Thank Michael B
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2011

If you want to be treated like a Royal at a commoners price this is the place to come to in Hawaii. Not even the 5 Star big name hotels and resorts can match the personal service from Rene and her crew. From the pineapple (work of art) and personalised greetings card when you arrive in your room to the...

Thank Robert T

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Equus Hotel

Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Price Range: £113 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#24 Family Hotel in Honolulu
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“Any room...”
 of 5 bubbles trwilcox91441, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms that are facing streets. They are so noisy.”
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“As always, the higher, the better.”
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