So for those who do not know the Ilikai is a mix of hotels and condo units. The condos are owned by many different people so it really is a mixed bag here. My review is about the overall facility and NOT about the unit we rented. Why am I making the distinction? Simply because my experience with my unit and owner is unique. The Ilikai is located at what I consider to be the very beginning of the Waikiki area. Shopping and restaurants are only a short walk away. With that said, you are not in the center of it all and will have to walk 15 minutes or so to find the crowd and the "action". Only you can determine if that is good or bad. In my opinion, Waikiki is meant to be walked. It's a bit like Vegas in that regard. There is good public transportation here but your legs are your best bet. Plan to use them. With that in mind, where on the stretch you begin really doesn't matter.
The Ilikai is 50 years old but it is pretty well maintained for it's age. If you want or need frills, I suggest you pay the extra money and go to one of the high end places because I think you would be disappointed with that here. Personally, I do not see that as a negative. It's just a matter of preference. My rating is based on what you get for what you pay.
- 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