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Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Ranked #26 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Butte, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Spring Vacation in Paradise”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

While the Ilikai may have lost some of its luster since the Yacht Club Tower was sold off, it still has a great location, clean comfortable rooms, great comfortable beds and a friendly staff. I was at the hotel for six nights and while the room is a little dated it was clean and comfortable (and other than sleeping how much time do you spend in your room when you are in Hawaii?). The hotel is located close to great restaurants, shopping, and transportation. Great value.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed at the Ilikai Hotel at the west end of Waikiki prior to moving to our timeshare on Oahu. The Ilikai is celebrating 50 years of service this year and was featured in the original Hawaii Five O series. The hotel is definitely not showing its age. We were warmly greeted in a very clean and modern registration area and our room was also clean and spacious. The Ilikai is situated at the west end of the Waikiki beach walk and we took advantage of this to walk to shopping and eating areas. The only drawback to the Ilikai was that, like every hotel we read up on in Honolulu, street noise can be heard even on our 22nd floor. Fortunately it was not an issue from around 10:00pm until 5:30am the next morning. We will definitly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria, England
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Stayed here for nine nights. Our room was overlooking the marina which was excellent. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. The room was supplied with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker - but no cutlery or dishware to use other than a couple of mugs for your coffee, which seemed a bit strange when you are provided with a microwave??!!
The hotel itself was very nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the pool area and the bar! The pool (which is a salt water pool) was a bit dated, and there was no bar service between the pool and bar. We were told its because the bar area is rented out and the hotel will not allow them to provide bar service in the pool area, which meant everytime we wanted a drink it was a trek for both of us to the bar if we both fancied a beer (due to the drinking laws in Hawaii where they will only serve one beer per person). Think the hotel is missing a trick with this one!! Anyway it was a lovely stay - the location was spot on too with a 10 minute walk into the middle of Waikiki. Bus stop right outside the hotel as well. I think to stay at this hotel is budget dependent to be honest. I found it perfectly ok for what we wanted, however if I was going back to Oahu would probably look for somewhere else.

Room Tip: Get one with a view of the marina/beach - it was fantastic to walk into a room and see that view
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Delta, BC
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203 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Ilikai and had an enjoyable stay. We had booked a room that was supposed to overlook the lagoon but got one overlooking the marina but as it was late we just decided to stay with that room. The room itself was very clean and big with a king size comfortable bed. There was a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker and safe. The bathroom had 2 separate sinks in the bathroom with lots of room for your stuff and the shower was quite large. There was also a table with chairs in the room as well as on the small balcony which was nice to have. The room was very quiet and we heard no noise from the rooms around us. Staff were friendly and we got a booklet with 20% discounts at certain restaurants around and in the hotel. The location was close to the Ala Moana shopping center and easy walking for us to the rest of Waikiki. The only thing missing was information in our room as to hotel facilities and we were not given any info when we checked in but this was a small point for us. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We recently stayed at Ilikai for 13 nights. Wanted to highlight to everyone the fantastic service we received from Dana (Shell Club) who is located in the foyer of the hotel and assisted us in booking all our Hawaii tours and adventures. She certainly went over-and-above in making sure our trip was as memorable as we had hoped ! Rhian and Bec...x

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Location is great to just walking to the lagoon or beach in 5 minutes. Or to the Ala Moana Shopping mall in 15 min walking.
We rented a mini van since we are a group of 5. We pulled in front of the valet desk and hoping someone will service us. The valet service did not call the bellhop to bring our luggages up. We have to carry them up the stairs ourselves.
The room is comfortable.
When we leave, the concierge took our luggages down in an elevator. And help us load the suitcases.

Stayed February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I stayed here recently with a co-worker/friend for a short short weekend trip. It was only 4 days because our friend was getting married. We needed something that was close enough to places to hit because we didn't want to spend on car rental. This place was perfect distance from the beach (we ran and did AM exercise), neighboring hotels where the wedding party was, the mall and really good local food. ALL WALKING DISTANCE! Its a good no-nonsense spot. Best part, we received a discount punchbook that helped us find new, fun spots and save! We tried a nearby pub/flatbread spot - unforgettable! Staff are nice too, they booked us a shuttle for the airport (better savings than a taxi and less stressful than a bus). We did a package with our flight and saved more. They upgraded our room and gave us a king but we didn't mind sharing (2 girls). We even got a kitchenette and everyone gets a balcony! 1 thing I will say though...some spooky hallways.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
Address: 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#16 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#26 Business Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is a classic oceanfront hotel situated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki and just a short stroll to Ala Moana Shopping Center and 2 blocks to the Hawaii Convention Center. Internationally-recognized as the famous opening shot of Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, the hotel is truly a Waikiki landmark. Each guest room and suite features extra spacious accommodations with a large lanai offering fabulous views. The hotel walkway from the lobby leads to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and beach. With our hospitality fee for all stays, Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include WiFi throughout the hotel, DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, Local & Toll-Free Calls, and Water in Lobby, You'll also enjoy the heated swimming pool, fitness room, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and more. ... more   less 
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