Just returned from five days at the Ilikai. Here are the pros and cons.
Pros: Spacious rooms, although not the advertised 600 sq. ft. unless you include the large terrace. Nicely redecorated. Excellent and very quiet air conditioning. Comfortable beds and bedding. No tub, but large shower with plenty of water volume. Friendly staff. Good on-site restaurant on ground level.
Cons: Many floors are mostly condos. The one next to us was being remodleled w/construction noise, etc. Hotel said, "We don't know anything about what the condo owners do." ?!? Just be aware that you are in a mixed-use facility with condos, renters, time shares, etc. "Ocean view" depends on what part of the Y-shaped hotel you are in. In our room it meant you can see the ocean if you lean out over the balcony. Otherwise you are looking at the highrise hotel next door. Evenings, the view is more remiscent of Manhattan than Hawaii, but that is true of just about all of Honolulu now.
The Ilikai is not really a resort. They have a pool and a concierge plus attractive (and rarely crowded ) public areas. You can use the Hitlon's lagoon next door and the beach is about a block walk around the yacht harbor. No other activities that we could see.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ilikai Hotel And Suites
- Ilikai Hotel Hawaii
- Ilikai Honolulu
- Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites Hawaii/Honolulu