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Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
Ranked #77 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We got stuck in Oahu due to our flight.
Of course, in high season - if you need a room same day - you have not much choices, except you don't mind to pay 400+$ for one night.
Therefore we was happy to get a room in the Ambassador Hotel. It would not have been our first choice for a family vacation and staying there for longer, however if you without kids and active all day long, so you only need a place to sleep it might a perfect budget solution. The location is perfect.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed here the first week of June. The reception staff gave us a warm welcome. Our room was exactly as in the picture. Although not top end luxury it ticked all the boxes. Very spacious. It had a balcony with no furniture but with a table and 2 chairs in the room we just put these on the balcony when we needed them and enjoyed beer and wine bought from the ABC shop beside the hotel at very decent prices. The white zinfandel is cheap and lovely. The room has a fridge to keep your drinks cool and there is an ice machine on one of the floors. We had a kettle too but no mugs. The bathroom has a walk in shower. A bit dated but plenty of hot water and shampoo is provided but no body wash. The wardrobe is in the bathroom with plenty of storage space and a free safe and iron and ironing board. There's a decent hairdryer too. What more could we want. The air conditioning is noisy but at times we left it off. Oh and wifi extends to your room and it's free too. We had a brilliant signal. The TV had some decent channels. In reception there is a person at a desk that will book your trips. I booked ahead with Shaka tours, they were cheaper than other companies and used Roberts of Hawaii who were excellent. We did Pearl Harbor and Honolulu highlights, circle island tour and The Chief's Luau. The food wasn't up to much at the Luau but The Chief is such a genuine warm person he makes the show. The Hotel has a pool with loungers and umbrella's and was fine for a couple of afternoons rest. This hotel is ideal for anywhere you want to go to. Very near the beach, through Fort Derussey Park. 5 minutes to eating places. Try IHOP for breakfast. $8.95 for a breakfast and a stack of pancakes. Coffee is extra but cheap and they give you a flask on the table full of it. It's good for other meals too. Prices are not expensive compared to England. The same or less. We took too much spending money. Hard Rock Cafe has a happy hour after 10.00 at night. Cocktails $5 and A pint of beer $4 and a live band. Try Arnold's beach bar beside Eggs and Things. Cheap drinks all day. Mai Tai's are lovely and strong. It's down a side alley and looks a bit grim but locals seem to drink there. Honolulu zoo is within walking distance and really nice. Beware the bugs though it's the only place I got bitten. The Ambassador is a lovely place to stay when you'd rather stay down budget and keep the money you save on not having all the frills to spend on other things, Give it a try. I'm pleased we did.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank mandyegg2k
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

While planning our 9 days vacation in Oahu, we searched for a decent, simple and affordable hotel which is located within the Waikki area. Since we booked several tours and we will be out most of the time, Ambassador a Hotel is very ideal. It is walking distance to Waikiki beach, Kalakaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Center. Several convenience stores (ABC and Whalers) and bus stops are a few steps away. Our room has two queen beds, kitchenette complete with ref, electric four burner stove with oven, microwave oven, bread toaster, percolator, pots, china and silver wares and other cooking utensils, hand towels but no pot holder. The bathroom is quite small but the toiletries were replenished daily. There is flat screen tv. There are no chairs in the veranda, most
probably its purpose is a view deck since you can see the Waikiki beach from there. Drinking water is available in the ground floor and laundrynette is in the second floor. An average size pool is in the third floor. Our room was fixed and cleaned daily. Hotel staff were kind and courteous. For practical reasons, this hotel is very ideal for us, we only need a place to sleep, rest and have our personal needs done since our main purpose was to tour Oahu and make the most of our time going to scenic spots and to sample all the dining places and go shopping.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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11  Thank apsphilippines
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

This is just my experience and point of view. For the average traveler who experienced hotels ranging from Motel 6 to the Windsor, this hotel is boarder line motel status. But if you are on spring break and all hell is breaking lose, you would not see anything wrong with this place. If you are with your family and have the time to observe detail you would be extremely disappointed.

Pros:Price- sometimes but there is a certain price is not worth it.
-location is pretty good
-cleanliness decent
-Pool-no complaints

Cons: Attention to details-rusted refrigerator door
-ROOMS OPEN TO WALKWAY LIKE APARTMENTS, soaked when raining
-A/C is a bedroom style single unit: made noise and taped up at the bottom.
-On the 9th floor you can hear the back up buzzer of the tour bus at 4AM.
-Patio/Lanai area no furniture-strange
-Outdated carpets
-TV feels small like a 22-32 inch screen
-Lobby first indicator of Weirdness
-No bed skirt
-Four guest, "4" pillows and only 2 towels. Simple Math!


Overall it depends on if you have needs of getting a hotel or you have time to get a good hotel.

I personally would not stay there again unless I have to.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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6  Thank Theron S
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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Aloha,

Thank you very much for your comments. Since we service guests who come from around the world with different needs, it is vital that we hear your comments for future enhancements. We provide Japanese management and staff who are able to assist you with your language needs. We are also renovating our property to better accommodate our guest.

Sincere regards,

Roy Yamamoto-General Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation last minute by calling the telephone number provided on the hotels website, when we arrived the staff claimed we hadn't got one and we arguing with us about the difference in the telephone numbers / call centres on their website - not the best concierge service I've received and not what you need after a 11 hour flight ! Eventually they found is a room which stunk of stale cigarettes masked by white paint. The room was old, tired noisy and bad value for money. The location is at the very end of the strip and better value can be found renting a private condo which is what we did after 1 night.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Jennyholland
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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Aloha,

Mahalo for your comments. We are upgrading our rooms with new linens and décor to make each guest stay a relaxing experience. We take each comment seriously and will strive to enhance our guest services.

Sincere regards,

Roy Yamamoto-General Manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We recently stayed at the Amabassador with our 3 children. We stayed in the city view suite with 4 beds. There was a bedroom with a full size bed and one twin. The livingroom couches turned into 2 twin beds, as well. My husband and I opted to put the 3 children in the bedroom (there is no tv in there) and we just pushed the 2 twins together and slept in the living room. The kitchen was stocked with the utensils and pans that we needed to cook, however they did not have any hotpads/potholders. The room was very large with a lot of drawers for all of our belongings. We stayed in room 713 which had a wrap around private balcony that we LOVED! We've been to Waikiki 2 other times and stayed in other hotels. This was the first time we hardly heard sirens at night. The walk to Waikiki beach was a little long for my 6 year old but we made it. The hotel is close to a mile away from the Waikiki beach but is closer to the military beach (can't remember the name). Safe neigborhood. Parking is $25 a day but we researched all of Waikiki and that is the normal fare for parking. There is barely any street parking and it's always being used :( Staff was VERY friendly and remembered us each day even though the hotel was full. The pool was very nice, as well. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank lisa_Utah
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stayed here the second half of my second trip to Oahu. This hotel is maybe a 1-star. The staff are sort of friendly. One night I went for a run and asked the front desk to hold me key, they said no as I had no ID to pick it back up. I asked him if he was working all night he said yes. I asked him what would happen if I lost while on my run as I had no pockets. He replied with "well we couldn't let you into your room", so then I said okay Id have to sleep in the lobby then?? he huffed, sighed, rolled his eyes and then said he would do it ONLY once. The beach towels are located on the second floor. Which is fine except you get a sign out slip that your supposed to bring back with you when you return the towels (extra hassle for no reason). The elevators at the hotel have a mind of their own, I had to push the button 5 different times (light on, light off, no elevator, repeat) The beds are not very comfortable unless you like hard bed. The rooms are plain but I did have a mirror. If you like to swim at a pool this hotel does have that going for it. NO free local calls, they charge a dollar each! Other hotels with the same price point are nicer (Like the Aqua Aloha Surf- same price way better amenities). This hotel also only provides shampoo and soap (no lotion, conditioner or gel body wash)

Room Tip: Higher the better as its less noisy.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Lisa B
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General M, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Aloha lisa b,

Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent experience at Ambassador Hotel Waikiki. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you encountered while signing out beach towels and the unusual action of the elevators. Regarding your encounter with my front office staff, we definitely should have been more accommodating. This has been brought to the attention of my Director of Front Office.

We really appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. This allows us to continuously strive for product and guest service excellence. We have recently upgraded our amenities to include shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, face and body soap. We are also completing a brand new fitness center and game room. Hopefully in the future you will give us a chance to share all of the enhancements that are happening at the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki.

Sincere regards,

Roy Yamamoto - General Manager

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Address: 2040 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2101
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #77 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
Price Range: £87 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Hotel Waikiki 3*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Ambassador Hotel - A Waikiki Hotel, where our ideal Waikiki location meets exceptional value. We are conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, on the island of Oahu, offering something for everyone looking for the perfect Hawaiian Vacation; Oahu Activities, beautiful beaches, Surfing, Hawaii Golf, Shopping in Waikiki, Waikiki Restaurants and much more. Residence-style comforts including Full Kitchens, Free Cable Internet, Cable Televisions, Flat Screen TV's and more. Lounge by our sparkling Swimming Pool or take a short stroll over to gorgeous Waikiki Beach. Just 9 miles from Honolulu International Airport. Conveniently located on the Waikiki Trolley line and bus routes. Shuttle Service by Roberts Hawai’i available. Close to Ala Moana Shopping Mall, Waikiki Beach & other Oahu Activities. ... more   less 
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