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Review of Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel

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Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel
Los Angeles
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176 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unreturned requests”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Our phone calls and email were never returned, even after this place said it would call us back. Even if there's no availability, at least let us know, so we can make other arrangements. How does one run a business in such a way?

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Lynnbrownstone
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

This is a very old building but clean place in an excellent location. It is a mere 3 minute walk to the beach. It is close to very good restaurants. If you are ok with old, then check it out. If you prefer something that is built after 1960 then don't stay here. My one complaint had nothing to do with the building. Unfortunately it is located right next door tonthe Trump Interbational Hotel and it was ver noisy from about 5:30 a.m. Onward because the garbage truknwould come and the delivy trucks would come, all with big diesel engines left running and back up beep beep beep noise. I didnt have ear plugs, which i hate useing at the best of times anyway. There was no way that I could sleep past 6 a.m. While the location is great, that is also the down side - close to a hotel and also on a main drag, so easy to catch the trolley or a bus but, noisy because you can hear the very loud busses and other traffic.

Room Tip: There isnt a pool or fitness centre but good grief who needs that with the ocean so close and kilome...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Karen G
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Gladstone, Oregon
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

It's expensive in Waikiki but this is definitely a low cost option. The accommodations are sturdy with a kitchen unit and a nice TV. The place is clean, but right out of the 50's. Some of the rooms have upgraded appliances. There is free internet access, but it's scabbed from the nearby hotels and you have to sit on the front deck to get access. Not a bad place to have your coffee and check email though.
The cons are that the AC is a bedroom only window unit and it's loud. We did better turning it off and opening the windows. This worked until the delivery trucks started at the Trump next door around 6:00am. No problem for us as we had planned to be up and out early both days. All in all, it worked for us. Very close to the beach and a lot of good restaurants in the Waikiki area. Very good if you are on a budget to Honolulu.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Terry T
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Gladstone, Oregon
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

The Kia Aloha is an older style hotel with a full kitchen. The furnishings have an old time flare right down to the dishes. The Kai aloha sits next to the Trump Tower loading dock, so if delivery trucks bother you this is not the place to stay. We loved the location, with Waikiki a block away, a great fruit store (Henrys) right behind the hotel and the best breakfast place ( eggs and things) 1 block the other way. It is on the trolley and bus line also. 2 blocks to shopping.
Great place for folks who are active and independent in there travel style

Room Tip: Stairs to upper floors Parking across the street, can purchase a pass to make it more affordable F...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Nancy T
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Oregon City, Oregon
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

Accommodations in Waikiki are pretty expensive, and so we found this cute little hotel in the shadow of the Trump Hotel. It was fine for us, a family of four with a teen and pre-teen.

The kitchen was nice, with full-sized refrigerator but no microwave. A small wall-mounted flat-screen TV and cable. Air conditioning in the back bedroom, but it had a hard time keeping up with the entire living space; we didn't close the door separating the bedroom from the livingroom, which helped the kids (who slept on the two beds in the livingroom) stay cooler. This is a hotel dating from the time before Waikiki high-rises, and it hasn't really been updated much.

The older woman running the hotel is the sweetest, so if you can overlook the peeling paint in the bathroom and you're fine with the bare necessities (clean place with no cockroaches) plus a few extras (full kitchen and cable TV), you'll be satisfied.

Note that early mornings can be noisy because the Trump empties their glass recycling next door and the garbage trucks can be noisy too. The hotel has no parking for itself, so you must arrange parking at the lot across the street - it's additional expense and make sure it's available, as sometimes special events will result in all the local parking being booked! They do not provide Internet either.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Luteguy_10
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Additional Information about Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel

Property: Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel
Address: 235 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1942
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Honolulu
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Kai Aloha Apartment Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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